Monday, 17 July 2017

Warhammer 40k: Green Skin Expansion

More progress on the Ork army and some new acquisitions to report on today.

First up the last of the Orks from the Bring and Buy have now been polished up and finished off:

Kommandos - Either to run as a separate unit or to bulk out the unit to ten

Some Gretchin from the 2nd Edition boxed game along with a Runtherd, ideally I'd have about 20 more of these to make them effective but these will do for now  

Next up we have a unit of Nobs on Warbikes which I picked up from eBay, the paint job on these is what caught my eye and they only needed a little TLC (some repairs and some arms removed that where at very strange angles) and then new bases sorting for them:

 Probably the most eye catching unit in the army, let's just hope they are as good on the battlefield

Now for the new buys which will be joining the army.

Heavy weapon Orks which will be joining the Deffskulls as Lootas 

A 2nd Edition Dreadnought which was an impluse buy from eBay (and was put together this morning) along with the Looted Wagon from a few posts ago, now stripped down ready for re-assembly

I'm hoping to get the Deffskulls and Dreadnought sprayed up tonight so I can get cracking on them while the Looted Wagon is going to take a little longer.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Warhammer 40k - Orky Progress

It's been a little longer than planned for this update (thanks again Photobucket) however I have not been idol, most of the Ork force is now finished with only two units to finish off then I'll take a look and the Nob Bikes and the Looted Tank.
Again just to reiterate this army was bought painted and it was the old school paint scheme that sold them to me (and the price too, great bring and buy find) so all I wanted to do was clean them up, they were covered in dust, then just give the paint jobs a little TLC before varnishing them up.  Now the TLC ranged from fixing the various chips in the paint to, in some cases, quite a bit of re-painting but if I've done a decent job you shouldn't notice this.  I also acquired another Nob in Power Armour to bring the squad up to five and it was a lot of fun painting him up in the old style.

Sorry for the quality of some of the photos, the natural lighting has been terrible lately being very hazy but I didn't want to wait any longer to get the photos done and up.

Goff Warboss

Goff Nobs in Power/Mega Armour

Goff Boss Nob

And here he is with his Boyz



Deff Skull Lootas

Bad Moon Warboss in Mega/Power Armour

Weird Boy



Bad Moon Boyz 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Back in working order

Job done, all images on the blog are now back up and view-able.  It's actually been a lot of fun looking through the old images and seeing the projects as they progressed as well as seeing the ones I haven't started yet (yelp).
I'll have a post going up soon with the progress on my Ork army which is now nearly completed.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Photobucket Blues

As many of you are now aware Photobucket has put a pay wall up for 3rd party image sharing which has rendered most of my early posts without images.  I have now retrieved all my images and will slowly repopulate the posts day by day, the first post having been done.
On the up side it has been quite nice looking through those early posts and pictures.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Warhammer 40k - Rogue Trader Ork Boss

A quick WIP picture for you today, work on the Goffs is all but done (though there was a bit more fixing up to do than I first thought - more on that in the next post) however while painting them I acquired a fifth Boss in Power Armour who needed painting up to match the others.

The Bosses I'm matching to behind him - currently shiny due to varnish

It's always good to push yourself and painting in a style other than my own to match up to an existing job has been a fun challenge.  He's only half way done in this image but I should have him finished in a day or so. 

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Returning to 40k - 2nd and 8th Edition

The end of one project means the start of something new or in this case something old.  As I'm sure you're aware Games Workshop has a new edition on 40k coming out next week which has certainly caught my attention, a simplification of the rules which leads to fast game play and not the constant checking of rule upon special rule that it had descended into the last time I played a current version.
So with the new edition coming out (and of course the new miniatures that come with it, which yes I have indulged in somewhat, new Death Guard... what can I say) and Oldhammer weekend fast approaching, where we're hoping to get a game or two of 2nd Edition in on the Friday, I thought it was time to take out my 40k armies and get them up to scratch.

First up on the block was a couple of my original Chaos miniatures whose paint jobs haven't really stood the test of time.

The head honcho, I always loved the Black Legion

Back before there where Chaos vehicles I converted this predator to be possessed with a Nurgling infestation and was based off a vehicle which was in the 2nd edition codex

This past weekend both of these received a bath of Meths to remove the old paint jobs and boy did I used to slap it on thick back in the day!
You'll see the progress for both of these when I start my Chaos army but first I wanted to work on the armies which I've picked up in the last couple of years, the Orks and Eldar, both of which have nice old school paint schemes that just need a bit of TLC to make them table ready again.
First up on the table are the Orks, these Goffs have been dusted off (quite literally) and the gloss red parts anti-shined.

Goffs from the second edition boxed game along with converted Black Orcs I think, which work very well, and metal Nobz in power armour (former Bosses)

More of the same but all these together should make quite a good Mob

The name of the game here isn't to change the paint scheme at all as I love the work that has been done on them however over time they've had the odd chip here and there as well as a few of them not looking completely finished so I'll be touching them up and finishing them off which should be a relatively quick job before I move onto my Eldar army.
I'll keep updating my blog as each unit is finished before taking a nice army shot of them all at the end.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Painting Star Wars Armada: Interdicter

Last night I finished of the last bit of brush work for Star Wars Armada (at least for now).  The Interdicter is a great looking ship but the art always shows red lighting down the central spine which gives it a sinister look but is missing from the model so a quick 15 minute job and this was corrected.  A quick black wash down the central spine to darken it off and the a couple of shades of red later and it looked much better.

Over the weekend I'll try and get some pictures of both completed fleets to properly end the project.