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Friday, 27 November 2015

Games Workshop Chaos knights

Variety is the spice of life, or so they say! My paint table is a busey place with comings and goings and stuff falling in and out of favour. My wife calls me butterfly minded! Amoung other things! So back to my post, Chaos knights from Good old Games Workshop. I try not to get into the politics side of things or ride the hate train as it were. They make pretty nice stuff so while I enjoy painting their stuff, and occasionally selling bits and pieces then I am a happy chappy! The five figures certainly look the part and I've gone for the classic black armour and trim of gold, bronze and silver
 A bit of colour thrown in for good measure on shields and the standard, they arn't the kind of guys you would want to meet down a dark alley, or even a well lite one. Horns and spikes bristling, I think the horses would give a good account of themselves even without the knights on their backs. 
 I painted the shield to match the sword on this lunking great brut! A true leader if I have ever seen one. 
 The standard bearer bears the blood of his victim's splattered across his standard, the red of the blood goes well with the colour of his standard "incubus darkness I think" pretty saw I'm wrong but once in a while even I get lucky! 
 The musicians shield carries the skin of one of the many he has slaughtered, overall I'm pleased with the finished five. I'm not so pleased with my efforts in trying to a new lighting set up . I have gone back to my old set up which I know is lacking! 

 so thanks for looking, cheers for now Russ

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Trio of Sherman's completed

I have finished my Sherman's, crews completed, stowage added and muck and dirt added 
 All the crew are the same figure although I did cut one down to fit the front hatch, you do get a choice of a American or British figure which is a nice addition. The stowage is all from Tamiya or homemade bits or pieces 
 The muck and dirt is my first attempt with powders although I think I have a way to go before I get to a level I'm happy with. 
 Overall I'm impressed with them, not to much building required and slap abit of paint on them and they are more than ready to take to the table. There will be more to come so hopefully they will all turn out as well as these, so thanks for looking 
Cheers for now Russ 

Monday, 16 November 2015

A Trio of Shermans

I have being dabbling with Warlord Games Bolt Action plastic Sherman's 
 The build element is straight forward and very easy to do, the tracks are a joy to build! Two parts to each track spot on, for what they are they are nice little models. I really can't fault them, they paint up well and look the part 
 So still some work to do, stowage to add, crew to add and then its on to muck and dirt to finish them off. I have made a slight change to my usual colour to finish them off! I have added a touch of Vallejo Japanese uniform to give a slight amount of warmth to the finished colour. 
 Hopefully once they are mucked up it will take them up another notch and finish them off nicely! but so far I am impressed, and although I don't intend keeping them for my own collection! They certainly tick a lot of boxes, easy and quick to build, paint up nicely and look the part. What more could you want! So thanks for looking 
 Cheers for now Russ

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Games Workshop Crypt Ghouls

I managed to finish up my crypt ghouls today, I have had them laying around for a good couple of years before I got the bug to finish them up. They were built up and undercoated so it was purely a paint and base job.
All ten were painted in a uniform way, Pale green skin seemed right although I have seen some stunning examples painted in colours from Grey through to Red. I added some Grave stones to give the impression of them shambling through a graveyard looking for some easy prey. 
First one up is covered in liquid green stuff spots, it seems to have worked out pretty well and the posing of him climbing over the slanted headstone appears to have worked, the other two headstones where just added to the bases and covered in fine flock to give the impression of growing vegetation.

 I must admit that I have plans to do another box so I can follow up with some more ideas that I have had while painting these little fellas up! 
So as always thanks for looking 
Cheers for now Russ 

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Desert Rats 2nd squad

My second squad of Perry Miniatures plastic desert rats are finally finished!
 the squad of SAS are taking a little bit longer to complete but I'm hoping all the time and effort will be worth it. The desert war never really appealed to me but with such cracking little figures like these its no wonder I caved in. 
 They remind me of the old Airfix figures, I'm not quite sure why maybe its just rose tinged childhood memories. Airfix still have a lot to answer for even after all these years! Do they really know what they started all those years ago! 

So thanks for reading and hopefully I should be posting more sooner rather than later
 Cheers for now Russ