Friday, 26 June 2015

Age of Sigmar - Fantasy Space Marines

The Age of Sigmar models have finally leaked their way onto the internet. On the one hand, the bloke on the big beasty has some promise. On the other hand, it seems GW is hoping that some of the Space Marine gold dust will rub off onto Fantasy, mostly by introducing Space Marines into Fantasy. Or am I the only one who sees that?

The chaos guys look like they've taken inspiration from the End Times Khorne boxed set, which is a bit off-putting (since they were shit). But it's only one blurry phone shot from the White Dwarf, we'll get a better look once the glossy glamour shots are out, so I'm holding off on judgement. Except for that whole "Fantasy Space Marines" bit, I'm judging the hell out of them for that.

The new logo's neat tho?

Thursday, 18 June 2015

1 Hour Painting Challenge

If there's one thing I'm good at, it's missing trends by a matter of weeks.

With that in mind, I've decided to have a go at painting a model in an hour. Now, I'm not the best painter in the world, or the quickest. So this might be a challenge with a surprisingly unsatisfactory ending. 

And we begin. I've opted for a chaos
dwarf who's mostly plate armour. 

10 mins in and I'm well into the
base coating. 

20 mins and I've finished the base
coat. Time to start washes
and shading.

At the half-way point I've put the
first wash on.

This is the last in-progress photo
I took. I think I was just about to begin
 highlighting (or have just started).

The finished model!
Overall, not my best work. But I'm still pretty pleased with it and it was a fun way to spend my hobby time. I would like to have another go sometime. 

Friday, 12 June 2015

On the workbench.

Even though I have a never-ending paint queue, there's always room to add more. So, with that in mind, here's what I've got on my workbench at the moment:

The first is 'The Governor', the de-facto leader and despot of my frozen wasteland. of course he doesn't like to get his feet wet, so he rarely leaves his handy hover platform.

Next we have Wulf, The Governor's bodyguard and pet. 

Unrelated to my wasteland project, I also have these guys waiting for some paint:
I picked up this guy on the Oldhammer Facebook group, he's based on artwork from the Rogue Trader rulebook, I look forward to getting some work done on him. 

I also have the first three members of my Rogue Trader Warband - two Squats and a friendly(ish) abhuman. He might get converted, but I like the old-school Throt model, so I'm currently in two minds. 

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Finally Some Painted Models!

So I've been painting diligently since late November and have I got a haul to show you! 

Ok, parts of that was lies, sadly hobby took a back-seat for a while (and when I could get hobby time, I chose to spend it doing hobby rather than blog) but I'm back (again, again) now and I'm back to work on my made-up-game-that's-more-of-a-themed-collection-than-strictly-a-game.

First up is the Mekanic(s):
One head fixes mechanicals the other fixes noses. They don't get along.

Secondly, we have Karl Werner the Bounty Hunter:
Any resemblance to a certain theoretical physicist turned meth cook is entirely coincidental. 

And finally I have the the Mercenary:

I also quickly (so quick I forgot to paint their eyes) painted up some Glowing Ones:

I've got a few more painted up (and even more on my workbench) but I'm going to save them for the next update, I don't want to blow it all at once, do I?