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.