Updated as of July 2019. If you want to start painting miniatures, here are my recommended paints.Continue reading
Instagram and YouTube might be where people get their main fix of hobby goodness these days but when I’m waiting in line at the off-licence, piloting a fighter jet or at a parole hearing I can’t just pop my headphones in.
Sometimes I need something more.
Here are over 20 blogs that might inspire, horrify or inform.
Hacking my painting skills.
Pros and Cons
It’s time to distill some hobby moonshine by breaking down the successes and failures of my previous projects.Continue reading
The Tempest Hawks and why I couldn’t complete an army of them
I have an all too familiar problem. I can’t finish an army.Continue reading
I recently won a painting contest by exploiting one of the lesser-known rules of competition painting.
If no one else finishes their entry, then you win by default…
I’m waiting for a nice new painting and photography lamp recommended to me by the guys at Siege Studio to up my painting and camera game, in the meantime here are some Imperial Guard painted by Morat over at Morat’s Miniatures. I purchased these from him a couple of years ago back in 7th edition when Guard had a terrible reputation in the game and he was having trouble selling them on eBay. Times have changed and due to the need for screening units, these are now extremely viable in competitive play.
So as the final armoured Stormcast Eternals get shown off it’s time for a mega post on the entire range so far… Let’s start with the timeline of events:
The Prosecutor below photographed better than expected, I think its something to do with the angle of the miniature and the varnish not reflecting as much. I really should have cleaned up the front of his hammer though.
They really are huge, if I had the time I would go full Dieselpunk on them and add 40k heresy era jump packs instead of golden wings. They are just begging for them.
This guy is a massive failure, I tried to fix the model by removing the excess detail and adding a new head and thats pretty much where the mistakes started. Not only did my greenstuff skills fail to make it look like he’s wearing an ancient helmet but the photo gives the face no definition for some reason.
The highlights for the black I added to him now make him look out of place.
- Mechanicus Standard Grey has failed me.
- All hope is lost.
- Maybe Eshin Gray is the answer.
- I should have just blended it.
- Forgive me John Blanche, I have disappointed you.
The sword is photographed in a way which makes it look glowing white in the below photo. I don’t even know how satin varnish works. As far as i can tell it seems to be some kind of photographic Mandala Effect.
God that black background is messy.
I wonder how everyone else did.
Its done. The Start Collecting box has been painted within the month allotted. I think its about 40 hours work but i’m including mistakes and test colour schemes that were quickly painted over.