Sunday, 31 December 2017

Showcase - Magnus the Red Demon Primarch - Lords of Reaping 2017

Hi All,

First off Happy New Year or very nearly to you all.....

Finally got round to my lords of reaping post.  Magnus the Red himself.  

"If I am guilty of something it is the simple pursuit of painting knowledge!"

He was painted using scale 75 paints which I cannot recommend more highly.  The model also allowed me to play with skin blending using the airbrush for the first time.  Alongside this I experimented with the use of Nihilakh oxide over white and cream which gave a nice finish to the loin cloth.  

Overall I am very happy with him and will share pictures of his thousand sons brethren at a later date.

Right picture fest time.... and I mean picture fest time as I had a play with the camera settings to see how it would turn out.  Please let me know what you think of my Magnus?

Ok this doesn't show you much but I liked the style and horror it creates in black and white!

Enjoy the new year celebrations



Thursday, 28 December 2017

Lords a Reaping 17 - Guilliman and FW Avatar

Ho  Ho Ho all, and Merry Christmas.

I have not posted on here in quite a while, mainly due to small people, house building work and dogs taking up so much of my time.

But as this is a special time of year I thought I needed to pull my socks up make an effort to get a post done.

Unfortunately, the only painting I have been doing recently is with a few litres of Dulux, so I made a call to my brother…….

First up is the top man of the Space Marines - Guilliman!

He is currently staying with me to lead my primaris contingent in to battle. Pics of these in the new year.

Next up is another lord of war. This is the FW avatar that he has painted a Christmas present to my dad.

Finally, here is a pic of the 2 of them facing off

I will see if he has time to send me the details on how he painted them, and I will post them at a later date.

I am aiming for some more hobby time in the new year and will start with a post reviewing what I have been up to and my plans for 2018


Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Lords a Reaping 17; Questoris Knight Magaera..........Showcase

Hi All

So here's my finished entry into our Lords - a - Reaping December event.
My 2nd Imperial Knight; a Questoris Knight Magaera.
I've really enjoyed painting this one, even more so than the original Errant.
I've also tried a few new techniques; metallic shades using Vallejo Metallic Medium, OSL on the 3 guns (to varying degrees of success) and a variation on the snow weathering techniques I first tried on the Errant.
All in all I'm very pleased with the finish, I think the model looks good, particularly the posing and the metallic finish.

Prepare for a wealth of photos, finished shots first...

 then a few wips...

 and finally a few group shots.....

Thanks for looking and as ever C & C welcome.

Happy Xmas