Friday, June 29, 2012

Weekly Finds #87

Lost to the Warp...

Friday, June 22, 2012

Weekly Finds #86

Lost to the Warp...

Friday, June 15, 2012

Weekly Finds #85

A Peek Under The Hood by izeColt from Spiky Rat Pack - Interesting concept... reminds me of John Blanche's weird and wacky artwork. But then again, izeColt has been heavily influenced by John Blanche's work.

Pigment Bases by Morback from Le Blog de Kouzes - I've seen several tutorials on applying pigments to miniatures especially tanks. But applying it to bases is something I can't recall seeing. As the below picture highlights very well, it is a technique that can really make a base pop.

How to Draw Skulls Forge World Style by Ron from FTW - These are more than just Forge World Skulls. These are Games Workshop's signature skulls. Pictures of these can be seen throughout codices and rule books. If I ever getting around to collecting and then painting an Imperial Guard army these skulls will decorate all of the vehicles...

Crimson Fist Forgeworld Apothecaries WIP by Sigur from Tale of Painters - Some of my favourite Forge World miniatures. Can't wait to see how these turn up when completed. The rest of Sigur's Crimson Fists are great... a little over the top when it comes to the weathering... but they look like they have been to hell and back. Something that all Space Marines should look like.

Scratchbuilt Inquisitor Mystic & Tools Review by Ron from FTW - This is possibly the best conversion Ron has produced to date. It just screams Grim Dark. Another "tentacle" maker is Masquerade Miniatures which offers three different sizes. Masquerade Miniatures also have another tool to consider when it comes to making unique, scratch built miniatures with their aptly named fur pattern tool... it doesn't make fur, rather it produces results that are similar to the texture of fur.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Forge World: Newsletter 307

Hi there,
            This weeks’ newsletter features a MkIV Space Marine Command Set and a sheet of Etched Brass Minotaurs Symbols, both available to pre-order now. We’ve also got an events update for you, as July sees the beginning of the Games Day season, starting off with Games Days in Spain and North America.
MkIV Space Marine Command Set

Each Company in a Space Marine Chapter falls under the command of a Captain, a hardened veteran and a master strategist. These lords of war read the battlefield’s ebb and flow with enhanced reflexes and a post-human grasp of the ever-changing arena of combat in which they spend their lives.

This miniature has some great elements such as the torso and the sword. However, the fact he is carrying his helmet just ruins it for me. I'm a fan of crests on Space Marine helmets. Hopefully, the arms are separate. Which is a shame because I like the cloak draped over just one shoulder. 

In addition to his Chapter rank, each Captain may also bear additional honorific titles and epithets associated with both his deeds of valour and the Company he leads. Each is often accompanied by a Standard Bearer, carrying the battle-flag of the company, invariably steeped in history and heavy with the glories of the Chapter.

The MkIV Space Marine Command Set, designed by Mark Bedford, contains two multi-part resin models, allowing you to build a Space Marine Commander and Standard Bearer in MkIV ‘Maximus’ Armour.
This detailed set of miniatures is available to pre-order, for despatch from Friday 29th June.

Etched Brass Minotaurs Symbols

The Minotaurs are a Space Marine Chapter of dark renown, infamous for their cold and brutal methods of war, their mastery of siege craft and their malign and bitter paranoia even when fighting alongside allies.

This sheet of Etched Brass Minotaurs Symbols, designed by Kenton Mills, contains 60 individual Chapter icons, blazons and symbols suitable for use on Space Marine infantry and vehicles from shoulder pads, greaves and chest plates to doors and other vehicle panels. I particularly like the use on the banner... something I'll be using in future projects.

This detailed set of etched brass symbols is available to pre-order now for despatch from Friday 29th June.

Forge World Events News

Games Day Spain and North America Reservation Orders now being taken. Forge World are hitting the road in July with Games Day season beginning across the globe! Sunday 1st July will see Forge World staff, including designer Mark Bedford, travelling to El Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona for Games Day Spain. Meanwhile, on Saturday 28th July, we’ll be making our way to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, IL for Games Day North America. For this event our intrepid team will be joined by writer Alan Bligh and miniatures designer Phil Stutcinskas.

As always we will be bringing a huge selection of our range of resin kits, modelling supplies and books, and we’re now accepting reservation orders for both these events. A reservation order is the best way to ensure that we will have the exact products that you want, packed and waiting for you to collect. To place a reservation order, please send an e-mail to titled ‘Games Day Spain Reservation’ for Games Day Spain, or ‘Games Day Chicago Reservation’ for Games Day North America. We will require your full name, a contact telephone number and the list of kits you’d like to order. You can also telephone the Forge World customer service team on 011 44 115 900 4995 from the US and Canada or 00 44 115 900 4995 from much of Europe to place a reservation order. We must receive your reservation orders by June 18th for Games Day Spain and June 27th for Games Day North America.

In the week before the event we will send you a confirmation e-mail that will contain your order number, details of any items that we will be unable to supply and a total price in either Euros or US Dollars (less local sales tax) that will be payable on the day

Ead Brown
Customer Service Manager
Forge World

Saturday, June 09, 2012

In the Grim Darkness... there is a New Edition

In the Grim Darkness of the 41st Millenium there is only war... and the inevitable change of editions. With it comes the cries of nerds everywhere as they are forced to adapt to sudden changes in their local gaming environment.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Weekly Finds #84

How to Sculpt 3: Sculpting Skills by Mr Pink from Faeit 212 - I came across this tutorial thanks to Drkmorals over at MWC. A look at a variety of topics when it comes to sculpting such as tools, different putty, lubricants and general approach to sculpting. This series would be particularly useful for those planning on sculpting or converting their own Tyranids.

How to make Terminator Combi-Weapons by Ron from FTW - These obviously won't work so well with standard Space Marines. But they do offer a much easier alternative to taking a dremel and files to Chaos Space Marine Combi Weapons.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

White Dwarf 390 June 2012 - Aerial Assault

Inside this month's issue:
Stormtalon Gunship: An official update to Codex: Space Marines. 
Ork Bommer: An official update to Codex: Orks. 
The Battle for Cardrim: Robin Cruddace presents the background to the White Scars' invasion of the war-torn world of Cardrim. 
Ultramarines Stormtalon Gunship: Chad Mierzwa, veteran painter of the Studio's Hobby Team, shows us how to paint the new Stormtalon Gunship in the colours of the Ultramarines Chapter. 
Battle Mission: Scramble: Can you defend the airfield long enough to launch all aircraft? 
Army Project: White Scars vs Evil Sunz: This month Duncan Rhodes and Steve Bowerman show us how to paint to great armies: Space Marines and Orcs. 
Army Project: Orcs & Goblins: Duncan Rhodes revisits his Orcs & Goblins army, showing us how to paint the new Savage Orc Big Boss to add to it. 
You'll also find full details of all the latest releases and news, plus a directory featuring all of the hobby activities in your local area.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Archetype - Sci-fi Short by Aaron Sims

Forbidden Adeptus Mechanicus research? Or the beginnings of another District 9 styled science fiction film...

Friday, June 01, 2012

Weekly Finds #83

Lost to the Warp...