Tuesday, 6 December 2016

This is my (innermechs) entry for dismember december

Hi All,

This is my entry for Dismember December, and I  wanted to try something a bit differnt with this model as it will not fit in with any of my existing collection. First I built the mini loving the detail and pose it has.  Next up I laid down the base colors and gave it a wash with agrax earthshade as seen below.

Next I decided to do something that I have wanted to try for a long time but never got round to it because I never used nmm (non metallic metal) on any off my army's before.  It was nice to see if I was able to get a good effect or not. As I started I realised how difficult it is to get a metallic effect using flat colors, so a visit to you tube to watch a few tutorials was required.... eek they make it look so easy.

Overall I do not think he looks to bad for a first attempt. I tried to keep the flesh tone quite subtle not adding hi contrast as to not take away from the nmm I also kept the base quite simple just adding a bit of texture using the new gw texture paint and adding a bit of blood. After whats khorne without BLOOD on it. Here is the finished mini.

sorry about the sound on vid need to sort it out next time

Comments are all very welcome as this all adds to me becoming a better painter. Good look to all those attempting this challenge.


Thursday, 1 December 2016

Code40k's Annual December Special - Dismember December

Hi all,

Doc here with the launch post for our fourth annual December event.  In the last 3 years we've had Dreadful December, Forgemas and Ho Ho Ho Horus Heresy.  So yes we like 'PUNS'.  This years special event is called Dismember December (thanks Luko Dakka).

So yes we are Khorne themed this year but why?  Well back in September we all got a lovely Slaughter-priest model for free and we thought it would be fun if we all paint up our priest for this years event and then let you guys 'our readers' vote for the best paint job.

That's not all this year we would like you to send us your painted slaughter-priests and maybe even blog about your entries.  All you have to do to enter is email your entry to code40kblog@gmail.com. Please include your name and if you have blogged about it some blog post links all will be included in the final voting post.

So look out for our WIP posts throughout December culminating with a voting post at the end of December or early January to decide the winner.  Before anybody asks about the rules yes you can convert the model the only rule is the free model must be the base model.  

Good luck all may the best DOC win (woops) may the best painted mini win!



Friday, 4 November 2016

"Birth of The Beast - The Cypra Incident", Narrative Campaign, Mission 3 Bat Rep. "Running The Gorklet" (Picture Heavy)

Hi All

Bluddtoof here with a report on mission 3 of our narrative campaign; "Birth of The Beast - The Cypra Incident".
This Mission is called "Running The Gorklet" and sees Docs' Dicers recon force trying to escape from Ork territory with the intel they captured from mission 2 "Recon".

As Doc said in his write up of mission 2 we were totally surprised by the result and had to scrap the prep we'd done on the mission tree, so we re-wrote it and here's the new tree up to and including mission 4 possibilities;

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Omnissiahs Repugnance and Kill Team fun days!

Hey hey girls and guys, Bristles here with an update of what's been going on in my little corner of the hobby!
Firstly I'll start off with my most recent completion. 

This is 'Omnissiahs Repugnance', the newest member of my own (as yet unnamed ........ suggestions on a post card!) Mechanicum aligned Knight Household. 

Basically, there's a singles tourney coming up and I decided I wanted to run my knights as they never get out enough but to get near the points total I'd need to acquire one more. Hence, the Acheron. Because it's so awesomely brutal it would have frankly been rude not to. And I'd seen the new Knight helms from FW at the open day a few months back and decided this would be a great time to give one a whirl......I think it looks perfect on the body!

Anyway, as always, bases are just as important to me as the model (a well painted model on a good base will look great but an incredibly painted model on no base will always look unfinished in my opinion), so I took this opportunity to have a play and see what I could come up with. 
Fortunately I have a friend who's dog has a rather "PURGE THE XENOS!!" Outlook to life so he was able to supply me a rather mangled Dark Eldar flier and thus the theme of the base was set. 

I was scratching my head for a long time as to how to approach painting the base before having a bit of a brain wave and getting stuck in with the FW clear paints.....

Once the bulk of the base colours were down it was just a case of getting it all painted up together and weathered! Here's a few shots of him complete..


Let me know what you think!

Ok next up is a bit of a taster for what's to come in my next post.....
A Kill Team tourney over in Cheltenham with some of us from the Code ( Luko Dakka, Inner Mech and My self long with another of our friends) hosted at the Porkchop Gaming Venue with lots of swag supplied by the awesome guys at https://www.incomgaming.co.uk/
I'm trying desperately to get hold of some pics from the day and write up a lovely report for you all but clearly I'm not applying the correct sacred oils because nothing is forth coming as yet........leave it with me, I'll make it work!!

However, whilst there we were able to pick up some of the sweet new battlemats we had ordered and boy oh boy are they pretty.....


Fantastic detail, really can't wait to have a game on this beaut and the guys over at Incom Gaming sorted us out a treat - cheers guys, now we just need to meet up and throw some dice down! 

Ok, that's enough of my waffle for now so I'll let you all go in peace and I'll do my best to put together a report of what actually transpired during the Kill Team day........sneak peak....it came from the shadows and was bloody and brutal. 

All praise the four armed Emperor. 

Friday, 28 October 2016

Arming for the Cypra Incident - 19th Dicers Armoured Column - Completed (Hobby Season Completions)

Hi All,

As promised here I am back with a mass of completed hobby season goodness.  This work has all been completed so close together that I feel rather hobbied out!  So this takes me to a ready to go position for our next Cypra Incident game "Running the Gorklet".

So no apologies this is going to be picture heavy and I feel very proud of the work I have achieved on this army this year.  This campaign has really helped me motivated me to get a new army on the table.  Anyway self congratulating back slapping out the way what have you painted Doc?

 WIP Tanks

 First off just wanted to show a couple of work in progress shots to give you all an idea of the pre shading I completed on the tanks using the airbrush.  I love this technique and the time it saves.