Sunday, 24 April 2016

Tau Empire: Crisis Bodyguards

Afternoon guys and girls,

I'm back after a prolonged absence, work has finally settled down and I have some free time again and the energy to hobby.

Today we have 2 Crisis Battlesuit body guards:

These guys have some subtle differences from the standard suits. I've added cut down broadside battlesuit shoulder pads to their left arms. This is to mimic fire warriors but also make them different to the normal suits. I've also sculpted my armies Sept symbol onto their right shoulder pads. The fore arms are from one of the FW variants and the weapons themselves are magnetized so I have some flexibility with them.

I'm going to have a break from battlesuits for a while now so expect to see some infinity, deadzone and antares stuff before long.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Tau Empire: Crisis Battle suit squad 2

Afternoon guys and girls,

Small update for you today. I've been busy working away on the 2nd Crisis suit squad for the tau over the course of the past few months. Painting time is rather limited of late as I'm working 6 day weeks and I'm often too tired of a night to really focus on doing much :(

Anyway onto pictures:

Although they take an absolute age to paint I do get a rather accomplished sort of feeling when I see the whole squad done and out together. I still need to sort out drones for both these guys and the first squad I did.

New in the line Crisis suit wise are 2 bodyguards and the commander. The commander has been worked on since the finecast version first launched.......yes I'm slow.

On the work bench currently is this beast, who I have had for 2 years now. I finished sorting out the magnets in his arms and on the guns last night so I can crack on with getting the rest of him painted.

Anyway thats it for now, I shall be back next weekend hopefully with some progress on the R'Varna

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Beyond the Gates of Antares: Concord

Afternoon guys and girls,

Time for another update, this time with something completely new.

Recently Nife has had all of my Horus Heresy stuff off me, after ages of trying to get fired up to paint the word bearers I finally threw the towel in. I just can't get excited about painting the stuff for it. So for once I will actually be sitting out of a project the rest of the Irregulars are working on.

Needless to say to celebrate clearing out a bunch of models I bought more.......

I have had my eye on The Beyond the Gates of Antares stuff for a while and with space freed up I took the plunge and bought the starter set. I find my interest in 40K as mentioned many times on here before to be very low so the more high sci fi look of Antares does appeal quite a lot.

So here are the first 3 Concord Strike Troopers:

I have had a lot of fun with these and have tried to weather them up quite a bit. I still have another 2 and a spotter drone to do to finish this squad. And a further 15 to finish up their half of the starter box.

I already have my eye on a few concord bits to expand the starter set but for once I will attempt to get the starter set painted before adding in anymore.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Tau Empire: Vespid Stingwings

Evening guys and girls,

First of all thanks for all the feedback on my previous post, I think in my time blogging only the Sons of Sek I made years back have proved more popular :)

Quick mid week update her, I recently picked up a set of finecast Stingwings to add to my Tau for a little variety. Being Finecast I've had a bit of a crack at re-positioning them:

I've heated their legs and wings up with boiling water to try and get some more dynamic poses. They are on 30mm bases too as the standard 25mm ones just seemed too small. I've enjoyed these so much I'm considering getting another set to add to them.

They may not be massively good in  game but as ever the rule of cool wins out with me.

In other news I've had the below turn up over the past few days:

At the suggestion of word bearer I picked up a set of sicarians, and to feed my addiction to concept art books I picked up the ones for mad max and the force awakens.

Theres already a few things I'd like to use for inspiration from them such as the sketches of the knights of Ren and the concept art for Immortan Joe from mad max.

I'm beginning to mull over returning to The Ammobunker to chart the slaaneshii warband but given my notoriously short attention span I'm not sure it would be worth it.....