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Laying it on too thick…

06/14/2022 Leave a comment

We all do it sometimes, usually when we’re in a hurry or trying out a new paint, sometimes we terminally bugger-up a paint job and have to start again.

In this case, I was both hurrying and trying a new paint, in this case Colour Forge’s awesome Sunset Yellow spray. I’m going to use this for my 30K Imperial Fists as it’s a near (if not) perfect match for GW’s Averland Sunset.

To test it out, I decided to paint a spare Praetor in Cataphractii Terminator Armour from the old Betrayal at Calth box. This particular one had been cast in a strikingly blue shade of plastic, and idiot that I am I thought it best to apply a black spray undercoat before the base spray. This was the result…

Yuck.

As you can see, while the colour’s fantastic the coverage is so heavy it’s obscured much of the detail. It’s as if the Brother Captain was hit by a heavy mustard cannon.

I posted this on the ‘Eavier Metal Facebook group and the opinons were quick and many! All agreed (and mostly in a pleasant manner) that the coverage was far too think and it was time to consider going back to the drawing board. Or in my case, the hobby station.

Fortunately, I always have plenty of BioStrip to hand so before turning in I gave the mini a quick spa break.

Seriously, if you’ve not used this stuff you should look it out. It works so quickly and cleanup’s a breeze. I ran it under warm water this morning and used an old electric toothbrush to remove the few stubborn flecks of remaining paint.

A couple of hours ago I resprayed the model. As you can see it looks so much better now!

While there are a couple of small areas that will require a touch up with Averland Sunset, that’s hardly a big deal. Now I just hope I have time to finish him before my copy of the Age of Darkness box arrives this weekend.

Dark Angels Tactical Squad in Mk IV Armour

09/17/2021 Leave a comment

I’ve not been able to proper paint in a while, so I thought the best way to get back into the habit was to go back to my roots so-to-speak and paint something old school, and you don’t get much older than the First Legion in Heresy-era armour!

I used the current Mk IV plastic kit mixed with parts from the non-Primaris Dark Angels upgrade sprue, fairly basic paint jobs, but given how long I’ve been out of practice, I’m quite happy.

I actually managed to use five of these in my first game of 9th Edition a few weekends ago and while my army was certainly pretty, things didn’t go that well for the Unforgiven…

Warlord Titan Incoming?

04/15/2015 Leave a comment

 

Could it be that Forge World have finally made the model we’ve longed for all this time? ┬áThe hints are certainly there, check out the new trailer for the new Horus Heresy book, Tempest.

 

 

 

 

Merciful God-Emperor, I Want!

08/08/2013 Leave a comment

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Forgeworld have done it again. I love this model and even though I don’t collect a Heresy army I think a suitably converted one could be used as a Chaos Space Marine Warpsmith.

Full details of the Magos Dominus can be found here.

Fulgrim – First Confirmed Picture

05/01/2013 Leave a comment

Shamelessly stolen from the Bell of Lost Souls forum, here’s the first confirmed picture of everyone’s favourite post-human deviant.

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I really wish I were going to the HH Weekender as I’d love to get my hands on one of those Davinite priests for my Chaos army.

A New (Old) Leman Russ Pattern?

12/21/2012 Leave a comment

Well this is interesting. Today Forge World uploaded this image.

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Now, on Facebook the mad genius that is Alan Bligh indicated that this image contains several new models that FW will be releasing over the coming year. Treadhead that I am, my eyes were immediately drawn to the Leman Russ in the foreground.

Just look at it, isn’t it beautiful? Not only does it appear to have a Predator Annihilator like twin linked Lascannon which is nice however just look at the tank’s lines and the old school targeter protruding from the right of the turret.

I think this could be a Heresy Era pattern. Even if it’s not I must have at least three.

Forge World Christmas Jigsaw

12/10/2012 2 comments

It’s that time of the year again folks and Forge World are tantalising us with a bit by bit preview of a forthcoming mini.

Here it is:

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I don’t know about you, but I’m fairly certain we’re looking at part of a Primarch. Given that it looks like he’s clad in a form of Terminator Armour my guess is that this could be the man himself, Horus.

What do you think?

Studded Power Armour

11/07/2012 Leave a comment

Bell of Lost Souls has published a neat article on how to make your own studded power armour without selling your soul to Forge World.

You can view the article here and it’s so simple I think that even I should be able to do it!

Pre-Heresy Thousand Sons

08/23/2012 Leave a comment

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Today during my lunch break I happened across a straightforward guide to making some Pre-Heresy Thousand Son miniatures, you can read it here.

I really like the background to this chapter. When I started collecting my own Chaos Marine army it was very tempting to make them the sons of Magnus and even though I ended up going with a chapter of my own invention I think you can clearly see their influence.