Sunday, January 29, 2012

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy

I'm the first one to admit that I'm still pretty much a total newb when it comes to Games Workshop and the love / hate relationship that lots of people around the world have with them. My knowledge of the rules for Warhammer and 40k are lacking and I don't have the ability to know what people mean by early editions of the game (Although I do own Rogue Trader) & in all fairness my involvement with the hobby is focused around just that, the hobby aspect of the game and the painting side of that. My lack of long-term experience with GW just makes the miniatures I want to buy all the more Ironic...

Even with my relatively short term of engagement with GW, and my narrow focus, I know there are things I don't like about them, the Finecast Fiasco being forefront of my grievance, but also the cost of the Hobby to those of us who live in New Zealand (Or Hobbit-land if your Geography is lacking). This all being said I still have to admit that Games Workshop are very clued in with knowing what to do in order to part me with my money. First off this week was the Games Day Miniature. The Games Day Miniature is from an edition I have never seen before. I think it was on a box? Anyway, to me the miniature is just plain cool, and has left me with a large amount of desire...

This was the tipping point for me to go to the Oz Gamesday in October this year. I'd been debating about whether to go for awhile now, and lets face it I'm a sucker for a good looking miniature...

Then was the coup-de-grace upon me. I didnt even know about this one, I was just mucking around on the GW website when I stumbled across it, and managed to shell myself out of another $64. I mean come on a 25th anniversary miniature... and it comes in a collectors box?! "Wow" I'm thinking to myself "Maybe I should get two?!" At this point I know I'm lost...

Both miniatures look disturbingly similiar in pose... and they are finecast. Yet I possess an almost unnatural need to purchase them... As Barney Gumble said; "Don't cry for me... I'm already dead..." :D

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Greetings folks, I've managed to finish the painting stages of the Blood Angel Assault sarge, there's bits and pieces which still need to be done, but the painting is done so I thought I'd take some photos and share ^_^



There's nothing really new that I've done here, but I'll break it all down as I do:

 - Blackstone Gems: Done as per [url=]my tutorial[/url]. These are easy to do and only get easier with practice. If you have trouble with gems just do these. These are Fire Gems, but it works for any colors you want.
 - Wings: Wings are black lifted to white through some layering. Standard stuff, just layer up with progressing grays to white.
 - Silver: This was different than normal. A lot of time my silvers are dirty, but I figured I'd try do something different and bring them up with layers of BGS > Chainmail > Mithril. Looks quite good. Dunno if I'll keep it for everything, but I like the brightness of the plasma pistol and the straps.
 - Plasma Glow: Same method of doing the lenses, but brightened up to brighter than yellow.

That's pretty much it. As always this message will self destruct in five seconds... And I appreciate you taking the time to have a look ^_^

Saturday, January 14, 2012

In an effort to keep Gitsplitta from kicking my ass I've been painting... Shocking I know...

Anyway, day one of the Blood Angels Assault Sarge. As with anything the less we do something the harder it gets and painting is haaaard for me right now... Everything is pretty much as per the others except the power sword. The sword was done with my airbrush first. I'm not 100% happy with it, but its the first time I've blended something like the sword... Still lots to do... But hey, painting something is better than nothing :D

As always I appreciate all forms of constructive feedback ^_^