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Saturday, 17 December 2016

Chaos Terrain

Well it's being a long week but I've managed to finish up my latest masterpiece from bits I've had laying around for a while.
 It's more chaos fantasy terrain, I sold the temple I made! So I decided to make another piece. The bulk of it is foam insulation board, carved, shaped and covered with plaster to add texture. The rocks are again cork board that's being ripped into shape to add that nice rough texture. The skulls on the pillars and the skull set into the slabs are also carved out of foam board. 
 Once the whole thing was painted it was time to add some static grass, it had to be dead grass purely to give it that proper chaos dead feel. 
 Then it was add a bit of detail, out came the spares box. That's one thing about Games Workshop kits, they nearly always come with loads of spare parts. 
Some parts were cut up or altered slightly so they would sit on the terrain better, and of course I had to add some scratch built bits! They are only candles but for a first attempt I don't think they turned out not to shabby
 So what's next? I'm not sure but scratch building is addictive and I've still got loads of ideas! So anything is possible!

So thanks for looking, 
Cheers for now Russ 

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Games Workshop Assault Squad

I have finished up my next Ultramarines in what feels like record time.  Fair enough there are only 5 of them but even so I'm impressed with how they have turned out. So once again they appear in my take of the Ultramarine blue.
 I've continued with the same theme for the bases so they will all tie in together once finished. The only thing I'm disappointed in with Games Workshop are the transfers! OK it could be me but I struggle to get them to sit on the shoulder pads correctly. I cut them out as close to the out line of the detail as possible but some still don't sit right on the shoulder pads. I even cut out the centre's of the transfers to try and help it curve over the surface but even so I'm not entirely happy with the results. 
 Other than that and the cost of some of their stuff I'm enjoying being back into Warhammer stuff! This is what happens when you start painting for other people, you paint stuff you normally wouldn't and it gets you back to stuff you haven't touched in years. 
 So there you go another post almost completed, two in a short space of time! I must be on a roll! 
So thanks for looking
                   cheers for now Russ 

Saturday, 26 November 2016

First squad of Ultramarines completed

At last I have finished my first squad of Ultramarines, I've being painting quite a few commissions of late so it's being nice to finish up something for me! I'm not complaining about commissions, it helps put paint on the table and gives me the means of investing in future projects so it's a win win for me. It will never make me rich but it's a real buzz painting for other people. So back to my boys in blues, I've not gone overboard with these guys I've just gone for a neat tidy finish. 
 The bases are layered cork tiles ripped up and stuck together, I'm using cork more and more! It's easy to use, easy to get hold of and it's not going to break the bank. Dry brushing picks out the detail and looks spot on.  
 My next addition is a razorback, the interior is painted so it's just the exterior to go! Just the exterior to go he says! There is also a box of assault Marines to add to my slowly growing collection. Of course there is always what Santa's hopefully going to bring me. So that's about it for this post
Thanks for looking
                 Cheers for now Russ

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Scratch built Chaos temple

It's being a while since I last posted but I'm almost there on a few projects! So here is my chaos temple
 It's mostly foam board and cardboard, with a few parts added from my bits box! The skull came from a trip to the coast and I think it adds that extra touch. The rock work around the steps is ripped up cork tiles, easy to work with and it gives an extra texture to the piece. 
 So all that's left to do is add the final bits of detail, grass tufts and a few more bits from the bits box. I've made it in 3 pieces so the layout can be changed slightly if needed. 
 So as always thanks for looking 
Cheers for now Russ 

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Ultramarines WIP

It's being a while since I last posted. I've being painting more 40k stuff and here they are.
 I will be honest I've gone for a slightly lighter shade of blue on them but it seems to have worked pretty well. The basing I'm still toying with but I've got plenty of ideas, so it will be deciding which one rather than struggling for ideas. The transfers are still to be added and a small amount of finishing up is required but I'm pretty impressed so far.

 So thanks for looking
Cheers for now Russ 

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Another Biker

This time I decided my new Biker was going to have his "old lady" with him. I finished the Biker 2 or 3weeks ago but his old lady didn't look right! so I ended up changing a few bits. So here they are
 They are really nice models, pretty much like all the project Z stuff available. You can mix and match the parts from the kits and end up with some unique figures. 
 The pillion passengers really add to the models, I don't plan on adding to many but it gives you more options and they are a nice touch 

 It was tempting to build a figure that resembles Arnie from Terminator but I decided to give it a miss! Well for now at least.
 So my Biker gang is slowly starting to grow, I still need to paint up the leader and his old lady which are in the middle of the build process. 
So thanks for looking and catch you all soon 
   Cheers for now Russ 

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Blitzkrieg Germans

I have added some Blitzkrieg Germans to my slightly stalled Bolt Action collection. They are nice figures and I must say I enjoyed painting them more than I expected! So here is my first 10 man squad
 I still need to add a few grass tufts to the bases but other than that they are ready to roll. 
 I am a bit of a plastics fan and the more sets I get the more bits and pieces I can add to my bits box. The warlord games sets do mix and match nicely, although in the past I have raided victrix Napoleonic parts to add more variety to the poses u you can achieve straight from the box. 
 I do seem to have more projects then I have time for! But that's nothing new with me. 
 So as always thanks for looking and I will post again soon! Well that's the plan!