Thursday, 26 February 2015

Horus Heresy: Word Bearers #2

Evening guys,

It appears these mid week updates are becoming a regular thing, scary isnt it haha.

Anyway this is a small update more to show where I'm at with the test word bearer and to get some of your thoughts on the red so far:

I've taken the advice from comments on the last post and glazed him a few times with the base coat colour, Army Painter Chaotic red. This is a very dark browny red and I must say I am very happy with how he has come out.

I still need to do some weathering on him with a sponge and finish off a fair few bits but I think this is how the red for the army will look.

Here he is next to a marine with the base bright red on just so you can see how much darker he is:

Well thats it for this quick little update, I'll be back over the weekend :)

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Deadzone: WiP Asterians

Evening Guys and Girls,

Normal update time, this time based on Deadzone.

I've been slowly working my way through the Asterian launch bundle I bought and I'm getting closer and closer to having the faction starter box painted up. Heres a few pics of the guys that are very nearly finished:

They are all very nearly finished, needing the odd touch up and in the case of the 2 of them they need their arms and guns sorting.

Also as proof I'm working on them heres a few very WiP pics of the first word bearers squad:

The red has come out rather blood angels looking to me so I will be toning it down with some dark red glazes I think.

What do you guys think?

Well thats it for now, I'll be back later in the week :)

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Mhara Gal

Evening guys and girls,

Very small update for you all tonight. The Mhara Gal that I ordered at the Horus Heresy weekender arrived earlier in the week, its an absolutely stunning model.

I thought I would take a few pictures of some of the parts as I haven't seen many pics of it online:

I'm certainly looking forward to painting it up, however I think I will be keeping it as a reward for finishing a chunk of other Word Bearers bits. Hopefully the pictures will be useful to any of you guys on the fence about possibly picking one up.

And now its time for a shout out:

The most recent addition to the Irregulars, none other than the Bearded Scotsman Grizz has finally started a blog:

now Grizz needs plenty of nagging to keep up his interest in hobbying so feel free to hassle him. He does rather enjoy playing X-wing so I'm sure we could all badger him into writing about that too ;)

Well thats it for now guys, I'll be back for my normal weekend update :

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Horus Heresy - Word Bearers #1

Well its update time again, and today also happens to be my birthday

Todays update is all about the start of my Word Bearers, given I've been off work the past week I've been getting the first 10 tac marines built:

I have a bit of an embracing Chaos theme with these guys, I've sculpted the odd bit of the chaos style banding onto their armour and mixed in the odd plastic chaos part. I don't want this to be too ott or I might as well just do a plastic army but it adds some character.

Traditional Word Bearer features such as parchment have been added along with a sprinkling of the forge world WB heads I picked up at the weekender.

I have a bit of a plan for these guys, well a plan formulated with Nife, we both plan on getting a small 500pt section of army painted up in time for the weekender next year. To that end I have whipped up the little table below to chart progress:

Me being organised is quite a shocking sight I must say. I will however be adopting this approach with Deadzone too to try and spur me on to get a strike team fully painted in time for our next meet up.

The word bearers above have now been sprayed up in a red basecoat so expect some progress on them in coming weeks

In my often infrequent Music recommendations I received these 2 albums for my Birthday and can happily recommend them:

I've waited a good few years for a new Keep of Kalessin album and this hasn't let me down, very progressive and experimental Black metal.

 Marduk are always consistent, this is a pretty solid album plus it has a song called nebelwerfer whats not to love ;)