Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Another guy done...


I have built my first FW Mk6 guy. These models are awesome the detail is really crisp and the proportions on the legs etc are slightly skinnier but in much better proportion. Im not sure you can really tell the difference here, but tbh it was just a better experience painting and building and as im not buying stuff on mass anymore I may invest in some more armour variants at a later date. Pics

PS apologies for the lined paper its all I had as a background to hand! (Pod could you print me off one of those swanky A3 blue grad back grounds?)

Friday, 25 January 2013

Slight Change of Direction


Im slightly changing my army, but not in a sense of list or dex. Although Ravenguard are awesomely cool, I fear my army no matter how much effort I put into it will look like I just undercoated it from a distance. So for some spice I ordered this book from the black library and I aim to make a joint White Scar -  Raveguard force using this book for inspiration. I think I will fulfil 1.5k of RG, but I reckon I will have completed the force before the Tale of the Gamers deadline. Anyone read this?

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

And I'm Ready to Batch!


Had this guy done for a couple of days now. Pretty happy with my black (its not really picking up the blended highlights on the pic, but hey) and the white. I actually think Im going to do a small White Scar list along side this one! Anyway its a question of getting everything built now and getting a crack on. I painted the black as if it was grey and then washed it in black ink. Then a small light Dry brush to pick up the edges. Its important to get a good matt varnish when using ink... I used Dulcote I love the stuff.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Test Model Complete


Well I have completed my first model, I have messed and messed with this model, it may not look like it, but i have. Basically working out how to do the armour quickly, getting the base right etc etc. And because I have been looking at Mk6 armour alot I got the shoulder pads the wrong way round... Anyway, this guy isnt going to make the cut, but I have learnt alot and gone over stuff I have done in the past so Im pretty pleased as an army of black power armour is going to look cool - may not be top standard, but black is cool.

Apologies for the pic, its crap weather and really dark. Basically, what I will take away from this model is this:

Thin white more and more coats
Put the shoulder badges on the right way round!
Less grass
Tidier weathering on the white

(Please feel free to add more...)

Not quite got the glow right on the jump pack, I might drop that...

Also good news, FW delivered a pristine Korvydae...


And theres more... beaky rines, the raven guard uprade pack, sternguard weaponsx2 and MKIV armour. Looking forward to biulding all this:

thanks for looking!