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.
For the Malign Portents painting competition I’ve been painting up some Stormcast Eternals. This is a competition to paint up a Start Collecting box in a month which is surprisingly hard given the amount of stuff in one of these boxes. Rather than go full gold and shiny with these guys I’ve gone grimy and dirty in an attempt to create a more Blanchitsu style.
Note to self: Don’t burn yourself out on your own blog.
Never mind, I’m back now. Have a space marine or five.
The moustache on this guy was pure whimsy on my part.
Note, no squad markings as I couldn’t decide between tactical or devastator squad:
I’m quite fond of the squad number on the lower leg, probably impractical from battlefield purposes but it does fit with the 40k vibe.
The veteran sergeants helmet really breaks the colours up. The Imperial Fists logo is a transfer cut slightly at 10 and 2 o’clock to conform to the shape of the shoulder pad.
Sternguard shoulder pads on the vet means he can be added to almost any squad type without looking out of place.
The blue gradient was created on photoshop and printed out to use as backdrop for the photo. I wanted the retro Eavy Metal photo look but by accident the blue and dark yellow face each other on the colour wheel so really make the figures pop out.
Any questions about the colours used, transfers, colour theory or whatever else you have just pop something in the comments and i’ll get back to you.
In 2nd edition 40k if there was one model that summed up the role of Gretchen in the Ork army it was this one, the Pulsa Rocket.
There will be many good articles on the Games Workshop reprinting policy decision, this will not be one of them
It was drawn to my attention that Necromunda will almost inevitably be rereleased unless there is a violent financial crisis targeting the UK’s valuable Wargaming sector. This is a concern because the basic game and its expansion Outlanders represent to me Games Workshop at their creative peak.
Johan Egerkrans from the Convertorum give me his top 5 favourite pieces of Games Workshop artwork and speaks about his design process.
After the success of their first Kickstarter for the Firespitter, Goblin King Games are back with the follow up, I caught up with them to ask them a few questions about how it was going.