Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Imperial Knight - WiP

Throne of Skulls is on Friday and the objective is to have this guy up to scratch of at least reasonable table top quality. Here's where I'm at from two evenings paint...

The pic with the Deathwing is the one with the leg armour in the right places.

Doesn't look massively different to the previous 'in pieces' shot I posted but that trim took a good while. Also done washes, silvers etc. Two evenings to go!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Imperial Knight Progress

I'm trying something new to enable to keep the blog up to date - small posts!

Because I'm SO unorganised I always, as any regulars will have noticed, end up doing catch up posts and back tracking. Or I start something new and then forget to update about it until it's finished.

It's mainly because, for 'full' posts I use my camera and computer. So, to get smaller, less long winded, updates I'm trying the smartphone/app route. Let's see if it works right?

I, like most other 40k folk, got excited about the Imperial Knight release. Then I realised it solved a couple of issues I have with my Dark Angel Army - namely taking a weight of fire off the bikes and also killing tanks.

Today I've got.it from black to a bunch of base coated pieces. I'm painting it in 22 pieces at the minute - it's a pain in the arse.

I am quite pleased with the diamond pattern shoulder though!

More mobile updates soon!

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Tardiness, ToS and 2014

It's over two months since my last post...oops! Sorry for that. You've not missed much, honestly. I had Throne of Skulls, a (small, minor) heart operation (!), and Christmas working in a clothes shop. The Grotto has very much been on a back burner, along with most hobby stuff.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Painting: 48hrs To Go Until ToS Time

Toward the end of last week I posted with plans of an action packed few days over the weekend getting stared painting my Dark Angels ready for Throne of Skulls a little over a week away. I also promised updates.

Unfortunately for the painting a friend came to stay for the weekend at short notice...nothing like being two days behind before you even start!

I got some done today so here's how it's going...

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Painting: Dark Angels ('Dualwing')

It's been a few weeks since my last post because I've been putting off the inevitable: PAINTING.

Goddammit though, I have to bite the bullet sometime.

That sometime is now. A week on Friday a few friends and I head to the GW November Throne of Skulls at Warhammer World. Last time I was there I ad a pretty sucky timebecause my 5th ed Angels Sanguine got trounced. Repeatedly. No fun. 

To mend that I'm taking an army I don't really know, it's really my play style and that I've barely practiced with. On top of that it needs painting. I essentially have five full days. (away with work, travel etc) so it's going to be a challenge for sure. Here's where things are at...