Friday, December 26, 2014

Weekly Finds

Lost in the post-celebration destruction...

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Interwebz People...

Click Odin to see rest of the comic

Can thank Erin Palette, from Lurking Rhythmically, for exposing me to this serious piece of work by Eric Brown.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Weekly Finds

How to Paint Dark Angels' Robes by DarkJesterLord from Tale of Painters - I'm a fan of the dark, dritty look achieved with this approach. It looks a little undone. But it's something different to the bleached look that is often seen on 'Eavy Metal Dark Angels.

Shadows in the Storm by Flint from the Bolter & Chainsword - Some of the stories coming out of the Horus Heresy crowd are truly exceptional. There have been a couple of times I've gone through my eBook collection to find a story, only to remember I read it on the Bolter and Chainsword. However, it is the addition of the transparent plastic to the shield that really caught my attention. 

Index Astartes by Totem Pole from the Bolter & Chainsword - Despite this being an example of his quick paint jobs the quality is still envy inducing. I wish I could paint yellow and black that good. Can see more of his black here and I've shown his Imperial Fists before

Monday, December 08, 2014

Leaked Blood Angel Terminators

Not long now till the latest Codex is released. With the release date coming in close, the rumours are coming even faster. Some are hard to believe while others are bleeding obvious. And with these rumours come leaked images... Or in this case Easter Eggs from Games Workshop.

This new Terminator is an alternative to sacrificing the Space Hulk Limited Edition Miniature... I'm sure some of those second hand eBay sellers aren't too happy about that.

Nice to see that there is another Terminator with the Wolverine Lightening Claws pose.

I'm sure there are other Space Marine collectors that dreaded the thought of rebasing entire squads with the larger bases. But if the picture above is any sort of indicator, it's safe to say that it won't be a requirement.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Monday, December 01, 2014

Music Monday - One Republic

Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Weekly Finds

Raven Guard by KBA from the Bolter & Chainsword - So much character in such a simple conversion...

Scuzzie's Conversions by Mad Scuzzy from the Bolter & Chainsword - This reminds me of a conversion in an old White Dwarf that showed a Sisters of Battle Rhino variant. I envy the level of detail that Mad Scuzzy applied with plasticard. Should take a look at his other awesome conversions.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Weekly Finds

Word Bearers and Allies by Kizzdougs from the Bolter & Chainsword - The Alpha Legion is possibly my least favourite... but Kizzdougs contribution to the March of the Legions is making me reconsider. If you follow the link you can see how he went about producing such a striking colour scheme. And can see the bare plastic here.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Weekly Finds

The Spartan Imperial Fists by Noisemarine from The Bolter & Chainsword - As a general rule I'm a fan of Imperial Fists. Noisemarine's force isn't likely to be an exception. Especially when you look at the warmth he has created on the face...

Nurgle Dueling Coasters Display by GMM from GMM Studios - Such an out of the box approach to displaying an army. Reminds me of the Dark Eldar display that hit Facebook after Armies of Parade.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Weekly Finds

Happy Halloween my Imaginary Friends!

Mark of Calth by Apologist from Death of a Rubricist - Such a simple miniature display. Despite the use of only three miniatures it is very easy to identify the source of inspiration.

Red Corsair by Kari from Spiky Rat Pack - I have liked the imagery of the Red Corsair ever since I first saw one of Christian Byrne's miniatures in White Dwarf many years ago. It included a tutorial on sculpting fur onto shoulder pads. My attempts were quickly destroyed to avoid any embarrassment. Something about being Space Pirates just clicked. The work-in-progress pictured below helps reinforce my thoughts of them as Space Pirates.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Weekly Finds

Alpha Legion Praetor and Apothecaries by Marc Raley from Marc Raley Miniatures - I stumbled across this blog by chance thanks to Dave Taylor. The entire blog is full of some great conversions and painting. I particularly like the three conversions below as they are all so simple yet full of character. Can see an example of the work-in-progress of one of the apothecaries here.

More Thallax by Dave Taylor from Dave Taylor Miniatures - Yet more of Dave Taylor's bronze army. I'm sure that there are others equally jealous of this growing collection of resin goodness.

Orgotts Daemonspew by Dan Harden from What's New Today - I remember once upon a time Games Workshop had free articles on converting and painting unique miniatures/armies. They even had free rules for wacky conversions and campaigns. Those aren't gone... they just come in the form of supplements and expansions a.k.a micro-transactions. Instead we have these amazing Youtube videos that go into great detail on how to paint some of the latest miniatures... yet the haters still hate.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday, October 03, 2014

Weekly Finds

We Die On Our Feet by Chaplain Mortis from the Bolter & Chainsword - The entire thread is full of some great inspirational resources on weathering Astartes from several Legions including World Eaters, Imperial Fists and Iron Hands. However, it is the Death Guard below that has really caught my interest. I am a huge fan of the black face plate on the Mk III helmets.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Weekly Finds

Word Bearers and Allies by Kizzdougs from the Bolter & Chainsword - The Warhammer Fantasy range has so many things to offer... especially for Chaos players. Watching Kizzdougs slowly work his way through this miniature makes me dread to think how I'd go painting my own collection of Dark Vengeance miniatures. I'd probably closely follow Garfy's old tutorial. Assuming I even get around to painting them...

Friday, September 05, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Weekly Finds

Lost to the Chaos...

Friday, August 22, 2014

Weekly Finds

The Fall of Seraph by JackDaw from the Bolter & Chainsword - This looks to be a very promising thread with a mix of inspiring background stories and clever mix of bits.

Painting Space Hulk Genestealer by Tyler Mengel from Mengel Miniatures - Such a striking colour scheme that could easily be repeated across a horde of 'Nids.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Weekly Finds

Tutorial Black Marble by Tyler Mengel from Mengel Miniatures - Something for those Night Lord players... or even some ceremonial armour for a Chaplain.

Index Astartes by Totem Pole from the Bolter & Chainsword - Click on the link to get some close up shots on each Imperial Fists. Great mix of armour marks with unique markings and heraldry.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Weekly Finds

Lost to the Warp...

Friday, August 01, 2014

Weekly Finds

Scuttledrone by Jeff Vader from Officio Convertorum - Something different to the typical skulls that are seen floating around in the background. The creepy hand reminds me of both the facehugger from Aliens and the Thing from Addams Family.

Step-by-Step Chaos Lord by Roman from Massive Voodoo - The build up of the rust armour and then the sudden change in plan is fascinating to see. Would have been interesting to see a video of the process with some running commentary by Roman.

Legio Fureans Thanatar Siege Automata WiP by EoE from Eye of Error - Such as simple conversion that adds some narrative to the miniature. Can just imagine the objective source lighting effect that will be applied.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Weekly Finds

Imperial Knight Pilot by Max from CoolMiniOrNot - Came across this Knight House heraldry thanks to Inquisitor Engel over on the Bolter & Chainsword. Another Household to consider when I start collecting Knight Titans. Can see more pictures in the link to CoolMiniOrNot as well as some designer notes over on Stockholm Warpaint.

Sculting Skull Icon by Tyler Mengel from Mengel Miniatures - I'm increasingly finding that I lack the patiences to work with green stuff, despite all of the tutorials that I have read and included in my Weekly Find posts. I understand the general concepts/principles of using epoxy to sculpt details... maybe, this will be another starting point.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Weekly Finds

Mechanicum Thanatar by Dave Taylor from Dave Taylor Miniatures - These pictures by Dave Taylor help illustrate just how much of a beast this miniature is. She Who Must Be Obeyed has told me no new miniatures until I've finished what I've already started. But once I have this will be one of the things I get myself.

Calth by Doghouse from the Bolter & Chainsword - I don't think Doghouse really needs any introductions for members of our little corner of the interwebz. His 'true-scale' miniatures have inspired others to copy him and now he is back with some Word Bearers painted up in a dark red that makes me think of blood.

...and doom shall stalk a thousand worlds by Brother Molokai from the Bolter & Chainsword - The start of Molokai's thread has a heavily weathered Death Guard Contemptor in all it's treacherous glory. However ,it's the Work-in-progress photo in his latest post that really interests me as it focuses not only on the chipping effect but also the oil stains running down all of the rivets. The followers of Nurgle have so much fun when it comes to applying weathering effects.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Weekly Finds

Necron Tomb Stalker by Tyler M. from Mengel Miniatures - I've always been a fan of Tyler Mengel's miniatures. All the way back to his Sons of Dorn that featured in White Dwarf. This conversion is no different. I am particularly interested in the graphite appearance that he has achieved.

The Deaconess by Lasgun Packer from Pinterest - This is such an awesome conversion. There aren't enough female miniatures in our small hobby. And nearly all of those that we do have are out of proportion which makes some sense in a future that has gene-enhanced soldiers and servants. Can find more Inquisimunda styled conversion over on Pinterest.

Night Goblin Boss on Arabyan Carpet by Xoxtile from Tale of Painters - Cute isn't the sort of word used in game clubs across the word. Especially, not for the vile Night Goblins. But when I imagine a flying carpet I picture the one from Aladdin.

Simple Undead Paint Scheme by Rob from Games Workshop: Belfast - Such as simple, yet effective colour scheme for an undead army.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Weekly Finds

Lost to the Warp...

Friday, June 27, 2014

Weekly Finds

Adepta Sororitas & Inquisition Vehicles by EoE from Eye of Error - I'm not sure about my imaginary friends, but Forge World's Avenger looks freakin' bad-ass. I especially like the background of it being popular amongst Sisters of Battle.

Wood Elves Wild Riders by TEN from Tale of Painters - Some more of TEN's Wood Elves in the form of one of Games Workshop's latest multi-purpose kits. Almost hard to imagine that this same kit is used to make some very feminine miniatures...

Step-by-Step Dwarf Slayer by Roman from Massive Voodoo - This tutorial is full of some great links as well as some insight into the mind of a Slayer Sword winner. Well worth the read...

Sons of Horus Fire Raptor WiP by EoE from Eye of Error - I have a Storm Eagle sitting in a box waiting for a day that I particularly want to make myself frustrated. After that this will be my next big Forge World purchase. Seeing EoE's bare plastic and resin miniature hits home just how imposing this miniature would look on the table top.