Friday, December 28, 2012

Weekly Finds #113

There is time for one more Weekly Finds post for the year...

Conquer the Universe by The Damned Artificer from Bolter & Chainsword - We revisit these amazing Imperial Fists. Since we last saw them The Damned Artificer has completed his stunning Rogal Dorn conversion and has added some paint. To me this is what Dorn should look like. I'm also jealous of the latest armoured addition in the form of the Typhon Siege Tank. I participially like the unique approach to adding lightening bolts...

Making Leather Loincloth by Raffa from Massive Voodoo - A useful tutorial for Fantasy players... but would also work for Orks and Chaos Space Marines. If the rumoured Imperial Guard plastics are true this tutorial may even be used to add some flavour to Feudal/Medieval Regiments. Can get texture pattern fur plates over on Masquerade Miniatures.

Painting Yellow by Les Bursley from Awesome Paint Jobs - Another video tutorial by Les. This time a quick approach to painting table top standard yellow. No easy feat when you consider how much hobbyists bemoan the colour yellow. With some extra effort may be able to produce a crisper result by blending from the base colour up to white. There is also this video tutorial by Les for painting red using the same approach. The Badger Paint Range can be found here with some candy colours in the Imagine Air range. I'm not sure if this is the same range Les uses...

Showcase: Empire Dandy by Rev from Tale of Painters - After last week, the guys over on Tale of Painters have managed to produce yet another stunning red cloak. The contrast on this isn't as extreme. However, I suspect the result would be much easier to replicate as it uses washes, instead of blending.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Weekly Finds #112

Christmas is almost upon us... a time of family, food and presents. I know there will be plastic crack under the tree for me this year. Does anybody else know what they're getting?

Blood & Gore by Les Bursley from Awesome Paint Job - I see bloody wounds on a regular bases at work... and it is amusing to see some of the blood splatter effect that hobbyists paint onto their miniatures. Few of them come close to realistic. This tutorial is great as it points out one of the common flaws. Just cause the paint is called Blood Red doesn't mean it looks like blood. Another realistic tutorial is this one by Mad Matt.

How to Paint Goblins from The Hobbit by Garfy from Tale of Painters - A quick and dirty approach. Despite being table top standard they still look great with lots of detail picked out using simple techniques.

Painted Shipping Containers by Cameron from Rust and the City - Been following Cameron's progress on these home-made shipping containers. He has been kind enough to compile all of the links into one article. A cheap approach to some characterful terrain pieces. Can see another DIY Shipping Container by Grey Death over on The Painting Corps... can see it painted here.

WIP Sisters of Battle St. Celestine by Sigur from Tale of Painters - One of my favourite miniatures from Games Workshop's range. Sigur has done it justice with his stunning red and metallics. I initially thought he had used a blue or purple wash to get such dark shadows. However, it was far more simple and straightforward. He has left the black base coat showing through. Look forward to see this completed.

Blood Angels Venerable Dreadnought by Maz from Winterdyne Commission Modelling - Almost two weeks ago I managed to get my hands on one of those OOP Venerable Dreadnoughts from Stillfrosty. It arrived last week and has spent the past few days in an acetone bath. It will need a second dip. However, this approach by Maz has me thinking of ways to paint my own. It'll be painted as an Imperial Fist, but the placement of white has interested me...

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Leaked Dark Angels

Dark Angels have hit the interwebz... and the new miniatures have managed to create a clear divide in the online community. But to appreciate why let's take a look at these new miniatures...

It appears that Games Workshop is taking a new approach with their Codex artwork. Gone are the last stands or the charges into battle that previous editions have offered. Now we have a single individual produced using computer graphics. I don't dislike this new approach, just more a fan of the older styles. The shrine on the backpack is cool mind you.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Rumoured Warhammer 40K Release Schedule

The interwebz are always buzzing with rumours of what to expect next. Normally I ignore these unless there is some serious weight behind them. However, with the end of the year fast approach it wouldn't hurt to take a look at what we can expect for 2013...
JAN: Dark Angels
FEB: Daemons
MAR: Wave month (hobbit, warriors of chaos, 40k)
APR: High Elves
MAY: Tau
JUN: Summer wave (40k, supplement book for 40k)
JUL: Lizardmen
AUG: Mystery Box
SEP: Wave month
OCT: ???
NOV: Eldar
DEC: ???

Now, as usual, these things tend to get more speculative as you go outwards in time, but overall these line up with what we've been hearing from a variety of chatter.  We've been hearing for a while that the "Mystery Box" is a fully revamped Blood Bowl.
- By Larry Vella from Bell of Lost Souls (Originally seen in Apocalypse 40K)
The Dark Angels isn't that big of a surprise to anybody. There have been rumours popping up for them since before 6th Edition was dropped. First with the image on the White Dwarf Spine. And then we had the contents of the Sixth Edition Starter Set. I do find it disappointing that there is nothing in there for Sisters of Battle or Black Templars. It is an un-expectant surprise that we haven't heard any rumours for a new Space Marine codex. The last we heard was what I got from Jeremy Vetock at this years Oz Games Day.
It's early, but apparently has escaped Jes Godwin sketch the new imperial guard.

- By Terradas from Adeptus Forum (Originally seen in Apocalypse 40K)

If these pan out then we can expect a highly detailed plastic kit for Imperial Guard players. Something different to the hordes of Cadian Shock Troops... or the resin or metal regiments that Forge World and Games Workshop cater to. Without a date attached to the image hard to tell what sort of time frame we can expect... took the Hellbrute and Chaos Cultists about 12 months from sketch to release. And from what Mark Bedford said at the Forge World Seminar at this years Oz Games Day that is the normal time frame.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Weekly Finds #111

Lost to the Warp...

Friday, December 07, 2012

Weekly Finds #110

Two tutorials this week...

Escher Paint Recipes by Stahlys from Tale of Painters - I have little need for painting bright pink hair... although it would work great on Daemonettes or even Noise Marines. However, it is the dark and warm grey clothes that interest me. Power Armour is rather straight forward to approach... there is an established colour scheme. Neophytes don't have that same established scheme. So I've been stuck on how I'll approach their pants and sleeves. Those two recipes are both attractive for Imperial Fists and Black Templars...

How to Paint Dark Vengeance Chaos Chosen by Garfy from Tale of Painters - Another tutorial from the guys over at Tale of Painters. I'm a huge fan of how each of them approach their tutorials. They are easy to follow along. Something that other bloggers should take notice of. My imaginary friends should take notice to how Garfy painted his black. The use of edge highlighting is probably the easier way to paint Space Marines without resorting to the almost always ugly dry brushing.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

White Dwarf - December 2012

We continue with linking to Tale of Painters review of White Dwarf. This month it is done by Stahly. Some of my own thoughts can be found after the break...

Monday, December 03, 2012

Music Monday - Hopeless Wanderer

Great combination of vocals and instruments...

...and from the Workbench of Massive Voodoo.