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.


Thursday, 26 January 2017

Blood Bowl 2015 Human Team Completed


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

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Acastus Knight Porphyrion Final WIP And Battle Pics.

So I didn't get it finished today, turns out the guns were actually quite a big job and I'm still not finished on them..! 

I've got some weathering to add on them and a little tidy up work on the model itself, but this is pretty much it done below now. 

I took it out for a game tonight against my mate Rhyan's World Eaters who were supported by a Warhound Titan at 3.5k and the Acastus went alright. It definitely didn't collapse the game as the internet feared, it will make an excellent elite infantry killer but against armour it's as good as the next thing really (especially a single target, a Vindi Laser Destroyer is almost as good. A Venator is arguably better). 

It's so cool though as a model and it's fkn massive! I can't wait to get some more battles in with it in the future. For a champagne over the bow style commissioning, 22 World Eater Inducted marines were vaporised and a Warhound was scrapped by it's main guns, but only by dealing 4 hull points damage and getting the death blow. As per usual the high damage output of the Sons list I had built did enough work to the Titan to get it close to death.

Just gotta weather the guns now, tidy up a few little things and make the hanging thing under his groin and it's done.
Baby's first car ride! Needs to buckle up.

The Warhounds torso kinda tips up at the front, they are the same height top to top but the way the camera is the Warhound looks only a touch taller.

Rhyan's Warhound, My Acastus and Paco's Atrapos and Castigator.

Got the Warhound to back up by dropping a Leviathan next to it with the Cyclone Melta and Drill, then pumped shots into it with the Javelins and Acastus as they came on from Reserve in turn 2.

He's a big unit! From ground level the base looks like overkill but when you see it from the top down, the 9" grinder cutting disc was the perfect size.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Acastus Porphyrion Knight WIP Photos To Date - Nearly Finished!!

I'm so close to victory now I can taste it! This model is huge, it's been an absolute monster to paint. The sheer amount of armour panels is astounding and I wouldn't be surprised to see it have the same number of components as a Warlord or something! Anyway, the guns are all I have left to do now, follow the pictures below for a visual journey picking up where I last left off.

SO. MUCH. ARMOUR! I did my spikes as per usual to make it feel a little more traitor and a bit more retro rogue trader style. All the panels were base coated in Gun Metal and preshaded with Dark Iron.
Excuse the toes sorry! Mettalic blue is put down in thin coats.

Going for a split scheme with dark blue and bone for House Makabius. The gun barrel sags because it's miscast and I am waiting for another.
Quartered panels on the rear. Spoiler alert: I left these off, they obscure the hull detail too much and the rear is only AV12 anyway.

Split panels galore, edged everything with dark copper.

Starting to pop a bit more now I have the chassis primed black!

Masking up the front of the torso for the dark copper, and hitting the backs of all the panels.


Dark Iron highlighted with the airbrush with
Gun Metal.

I added some blue and purple filters to the chassis, I wanted it to have a really deep steel look.

So many coffees were consumed at home while making this! Popped downstairs for a cheeky Siphon, V60, French Press and the good old AeroPress.

My usual sponge chip wasn't going to cut it on these panels I very quickly realised. I've been cheating myself with that technique for a while so I decided to stop being a chump and step it up to some more complete weathering.

I went with a red lid, and I might do the tips of the Magma Lascannon barrels to match, thoughts?

So as I was saying.. More complete weathering. I fitted the Makabius details and merged them with the paint, I then applied oil filters to both the cream and the blue panels to bring them to a level I wanted and set the weathering with the paint.

Something that hasn't changed, that red dust. 

Lower armour is now glued on and GtG.

9" Grinder blade with cork tile. I kinda wanted it to look like the Acastus is squashing the ground. I didn't nail it but the effect is ok.

With such a busy model I have kept the base kinda simple.

Proof of life. Cutting wheel for metal. Acastus is the most metal thing in 30k.
Razzle dazzle. Tried some rust effects, not a great photo of it but I wanted it to look like the manifolds had rusted from the heat cycling. Shitty Mechanicum fitting mild steel manifolds.

Lower half of the torso is done save for the lens on the head.

Upper torso done now too. I'm not a fan of the open missile rack and have happily glued it shut. I figure it would be a snap it open and fire a rocket, then close it type of deal, One lascannon round into a warhead and it's cooked m8.

Really proud of how it's coming out. A few style choices, rusty manifolds. the hues to the metal work. The panel splits. I did the main leg rams in the same colour as the Makabius blue as a bit of a nod to mining machines.

I'm leaving the back armour off. I like all the workings underneath to cover it up.

So staunch on the move!

Next to the wee baby Levi.

The guns are only base coated, I will finish them in the morning tomorrow and post up some studio shots. I've never painted a model this well. I have never been as thorough with the weathering or the decal work. Shit, even the base paint job and the chassis. I think I'm up to at least 50hrs so far and I'm so stoked with the time spent on this show piece.
So that's it so far! It's as huge a model as it is a task but I'm so glad I pulled the pin on getting one. These are all shitty cellphone pics so I'm excited to capture how it looks in the real tomorrow with my good camera.

Check back tomorrow for the completed shots.