Sunday, 19 March 2017

Some new semi-DIY terrain for my table finished.

In my new series, EAT FOOD MAKE STUFF, I built some new things!

I find the GW kits work best when you chop them up and add them to other things, like a Milo tin or a 710ml can of 'V' for example, it's also a lot better at LoS blocking too as most GW kits are pretty easy to see through. So yeah, knocked these two bits up and a couple little hill type things. 









I also got my BB team out of the foam and put them in the display case, pretty happy how these guys came out. Speaking of, I started a Dwarf team too tonight. I love the armour and most of the poses are pretty dynamic compared to the humans, orks and even skaven.




Saturday, 11 March 2017

Back to regular programming - 30k/Heresy-era Death Guard Project

Ahoy,

So last night I kicked off my return to having an army again by painting my new project, Death Guard! I went for a black-brown-buff-buff:white layering to all of this stuff shown, it's got some good depth but needs a bit more shading to really pop. The green is actually the same first two layers as my SoH were but it also incorporates a little black. The infantry will have green centred shoulder pads with metallic trim and have bone coloured helmets.

I've built one unit as 15 Tactical Marines with the option of a fist or a chainsword on the Sergeant. There is a 10 man unit of Vets with 4 combiplas and a thunder hammer who can also double as standard Tacs via magnets. I have 2 units of 7 Heavy Support squads with Lascannons, I actually have 15 models painted so I can go 10 and 5 if I want to as well.

The Leviathan is sporting only the Storm Cannon in the pics but I've bought a drill for him and that should be on the way soon. Also in the post, a Malcador with the Battle Cannon which I felt was the most DG looking tank available.

Ideas for this force are a standalone up to 2.5k with Rask as a HQ leading them and using the Reaping RoW. Both units would be Tacs, add the Malcador and the HQ to the force to take what you see here to 2k, then add my Acastus Knight to take it to 2.5k as the LoW slot.

For bigger games to 3k and beyond I will be taking the DG as allies, still using Rask and the Reaping RoW but turning the 10 man unit into vets as an elites choice, the two troops would be one big tac unit of 15 and one 10 man lascannon squad, then the Malcador. They would be allied to a primary detachment of House Makabius featuring an Atrapos wielding Senschal and a Scion Martial duo in a Castigator and the Acastus.


The colours look a little funny, didn't mess around with the white balance or the lights (there's a yellow desk lamp coming from the right effecting the colour) and just took a quick photo series with my good camera. It's hard to tell too but there is a bit of modulation to the bodies, like I said it needs some shading and contrasting colours then it will look good.

Still in doubt as to whether I keep this blog going, if there's a point to it. I deleted my hobby related Facebook the other day, just sick of the scene there, the groups and shit are really toxic.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Blood Bowl - Forge World's Grak Ogre

Haven't painted his little mate, or the pig leg for his hip yet but the big lad is done for a game tonight and will join my Human Team as their Ogre.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Forge World's The Mighty Zug Completed Pics

You better be quick off the snap son, or Zug will have you and your QB.






Blood Bowl 2015
The Red Lanterns, now with Zug!

Monday, 30 January 2017

WIP Forge World's New The Mighty Zug

I have to say, this is the nicest model I've ever painted, the detail and the proportions are incredibly well done. I'm being really careful not to stuff it up, here's an early WIP, almost got the skin sorted, pants are done, everything else needs work. Armour plates will be candy red like my Human team in the previous post.

Cheers!
Jack


Thursday, 26 January 2017

Blood Bowl 2015 Human Team Completed

Holla,

Finished my boys from the core set today, it's taken me a little while, I'm not used to painting human sized models, normally post-humans, tanks, monsterous creatures and even superheavies these days so I had to go back and forth a lot trying to get them right.





Thursday, 12 January 2017

Acastus Knight Porphyrion COMPLETED!!!!!

Acacstus Knight Porhpyrion, easily the biggest and most complex kit build and paint job I have ever done for a gaming miniature. I'm really happy with the result but the 60 hrs I spent on getting it finished kinda baked my noodle. I have no idea how the titan painters get through it! Anyway here are some studio shots, let me know what you think!

House Makabius
House Makabius - Acastus Knight Porphyrion



House Makabius
House Makabius - Acastus Knight Porphyrion


House Makabius
House Makabius - Acastus Knight Porphyrion


House Makabius
House Makabius - Acastus Knight Porphyrion


House Makabius
House Makabius - Acastus Knight Porphyrion


House Makabius
House Makabius - Acastus Knight Porphyrion


House Makabius
House Makabius - Acastus Knight Porphyrion


House Makabius
House Makabius - Acastus Knight Porphyrion


House Makabius
House Makabius - Acastus Knight Porphyrion


House Makabius
House Makabius - Acastus Knight Porphyrion