40K · Age of Sigmar · blue · miniatures.

The Repulsor

A few weeks ago, I went on a painting course run by Seige Studios. I learned a great many things, some of which I have been putting to good use already. Little tweaks to make my work more efficient and other little housekeeping tips that have had significant impact. However one of the core teaching points of the course was battle damage and decals, neither of which I have done since the course. I wanted to change this and happened to spot the Primaris Repulsor in the cabinet looking all grey and sad. Normally, I don’t do battle damage on the Ultramarines however I need something to practice on and it seemed perfect.

First job was to airbrush the base coat onto it:

There were a couple of splatters with the airbrush, but I wasn’t upset about that. It would give me an idea of where to put the battle damage while I was working meaning they’d not show while I was finished. My next step was to edgehighlight the whole thing. This took a while and again, I made several mess ups while I was doing it. These will also be turned into rust spots and other battle damage.

When done, I started on the front of the tank. I don’t have any large Ultramarine decals, but I have some smaller ones. I placed one on the front and then followed the steps I had written down while on the course.

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In the picture, you can see some of the places towards the top of the tank where the edge highlighting is a bit too thick – this will become damage when I get around to adding some more to the vehicle.

It might be some time before I do so however, I am finding that personal projects are taking a bit more of a back seat while I work on commissions and miniatures for selling. Those are what pays the bills after all. I think my evenings will be for personal things and learning, while the day is for work miniatures. Either way, I find I am very much enjoying the amount of painting I am doing and even those miniatures I have painted more than once are fun.

40K · Age of Sigmar · miniatures.

The weekly ‘to do’ list – 18th Aug

I think I might make this a weekly feature. For my own records and goals as much as anything else. I love lists, they help me to focus and give me something to work towards as well. Nothing feels quite so good as being able to cross something off and to move on. I oftem do a daily list on twitter – which I then cut into paint tool so I can cross things off. I want to see if this works as a method of being productive or not. It’s always good to have a focus to help achieve things I find. Here we go then:

1 – Corvus Cabal – Warcry. I literally bought these models to paint and sell as they look really cool and I want to paint them. I have no intention of ever playing Warcry at all, but these guys are so neat

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2) Elucidian Starstriders and Gellerpox Infected Kill Teams. I loved painting these before and managed to pick up the boxed set for a good price. I know they sell well and sell quickly, so I want to get them done this week to make some money for the bank holiday.

3) Eldar miniatures. I picked these ones out of a job lot that was purchased as miniatures I want to pratice skills on, prove I can do things other than Imperium and Demons and generally to push myself with. One of them is a Death Jester, which should be fun!

4) Work on this guy a bit more

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5) I also have a HORDE of D&D scenary miniatures to look at and work on for Stronghold Games.

I am sure there will be other bits and bobs as well, but those can be added and crossed off as the need arises. I think for now, this will be enough!

Age of Sigmar · miniatures.

Stormcast Eternals!

I was going to write about basing, but that can happen tomorrow after the greenstuff has dried and I have finished the bases. Instead, I want to write about the Stromcast Eternals I have just finished from the Soulwars box set. It does mean I have painted an entire boxed set of miniatures, which I feel is an achievement of its own. Today, I finished the last of the Stormcast.

I am less then enamoured with Push-fit miniatures. I found that more often than not, it didn’t. I might go so far as to say I would rather work with finecast… I ended up clipping off the push fit bit and just working the miniatures together in the usual way. I also had to use greenstuff to fill gaps – I did learn that I need practice in this area.

Anyway, that small gripe aside, here are the miniatures. I’ve already sold several units so I cannot take a group picture, but here they are individually:

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All in all, I prefered painting the Night Haunt part of the box set, but these weren’t bad – I’d paint them over skeletons any day!!

40K · Age of Sigmar · miniatures.

Miniature Swap – Details and Information

I put a poll up on twitter about a miniature swap, which has been recieved with positive vibes. So, I thought I would write a blog post about how it is going to work and what the ‘rules’ are. Here we go:

1) You have to be on twitter – this is open to twitter people only as it will make is far easier for me to manage, rather than me having to check multiple social media platforms.

2) In order to sign up, you need to message me to say you want in and what army you would like a miniature for. EG: Heretic Deb – Black Legion. This will allow me to create a list of who wants what.

3) Miniatures – There is a recommended spend of £20. You can go over this if you wish to do so, this is mean to be a guide so people don’t go crazy!

The miniatures are to be a single character for the person’s army. It can be bought, converted or kitbashed from whatever you have at home. This way, no one is going to end up painting a Reaver Titan and getting a tactical marine in return… For example. The one I did over Christmas for the local games club was for a Space Wolf player. I painted him Krom, who I bought. I recieved a kitbashed Thousand Son Sorcerer who was made from a Storm Cast and several other bits.

I don’t want to limit this to just Games Workshop either, any system goes, so long as it is no more than £20

4) Deadline – to be arranged after I have recieved entries and arranged them.

5) Who paints for who – This will be done at random. I will put each name into a ‘hat’ and work down a list. The only redraws will be if someone gets their own name.

6) Postage of miniatures – We all live miles from one another, so postage should be covered by the person posting the miniatures.

7) Location – This time around, I will only be taking people who are in the UK – this is to keep postage costs the same for everyone and to keep it fair.

8) Discussion – I expect you to talk to one another about what you’re going to paint so there are no duplicates – most of us follow each other by now so this shouldn’t be too difficult!

9) – Have fun?

 

40K · Age of Sigmar · miniatures.

The Warpsmith, and more finecast rants

Before I stopped ebing a teacher, I did a give away on Twitter, something I like to do from time to time as it’s fun and a good way to meet new people. The winner of this give away was a fellow named John. Instead of having a miniature in mind, I asked what it was he wanted me to paint – within reason of course, and I would paint it to his colour scheme and specification. He chose a Warpsmith and sent me a picture of his scheme. Excellent. I will share the pictures first, then discuss!

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I ordered the Warpsmith, and was much dismayed to learn that they only came in finecast. Not only did they only come in fine cast, but the levels of excess flash on them nearly had me in tears. As you will see from the pictures, there are a lot of dendrites and extras flowing off the Warpsmith. Each one of these had to be cleaned up and reshaped using the hot water, cold water method. I had to straighten out the weapon as well, as it was pretty bent too.

One thing I did try was a bit of heat searing on the pipes at the back. Not sure if I completely succeeded but it was a first attempt. I need to add other colours, so will try that on some random things another time.

The levels of flashing on the miniature were awful. I should have taken a picture to highlight how bad it was with this particular individual. Finecast should be so much better than it is. Even the feel of the material is off. I am now working on Mephiston, another Finecast miniature and he almost feels spongy. Thankfully, there are no airbubbles on him. The one on the Warpsmith was easy to carve out and then hide, but I know there are plenty of people out there that have had to return miniatures because of poor casting. This is the only thing I dislike about what Games Workshop do. Finecast is a cheap, poor quality alternative and it should just not exist or be used anymore. It puts me off painting fun miniatures because they are such poor quality.

 

Age of Sigmar · miniatures.

Nighthaunts!

I am proud of myself. Usually, finishing a unit off has been a struggle when working on personal projects. So, when I finished the Nighthaunt half of the Soul Wars box, I felt very pleased with myself. I managed to stick at them and have now got them all done. I really liked the miniatures, they were a lot of fun to paint. I have chosen a relatively simple scheme for them, which was quick to replicate and carry over to other miniatures. I think they look great together, and individually.

I have tried to take some pictures of them together, but it was a bit tricky. They wouldn’t all go on the light box as it was too small, so I had to use the old fashioned paper and box method. I hope they do them justice. I’ve also put the individual images up so you can see them all that way as well!

All of these miniatures, and more, are available for sale on my ebay page:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/heretic_deb?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

I will always entertain reasonable offers as well, so please get in touch on any of my social media sites if you’re interested.

I am also open for commissions!

40K · Age of Sigmar · miniatures. · Wh40K

Warboot and the Week Ahead

Today, I took a journey to Stockport to Element Games as we had a stall at the Warboot. A carboot sale for wargames. They’re always a good laugh and well worth a visit. As a regular attender, it was good to see some familiar faces, sell off some bits and bobs that were never going to get used, and to pick up some bargains. I only grabbed a few as I have a lot to work on already and wanted to resist creating a huge backlog which would soon become overwhelming.

Here’s my loot:

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Five Night Lord guys who will become part of my Kill Team.

Ten Raptors who might well end up being Night Lords as well – not sure what I am going to do with them as yet

The Mounted Kreig Commissar who was a limited edition miniature and is no longer available. He will be painted and sold.

So, my weekly to do list looks a bit like this:

Build, undercoat and paint Soul Wars and the commissar above.

Finish painting Ahriman and Mini Reaver.

Finish painting and sell the Trollblood Gargantuan

Sort through the boxes in the studio and see what they are.

Items for sale:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/heretic_deb?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

Most of the miniatures I have painted lately are up for sale here, including Eisenhorn and Slambo. I am also open to reasonable offers.

As always, commissions are open, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Age of Sigmar · fine detail · miniatures.

Slambo!

I picked this guy up from the games store because I thought he looked cool, not other reason than that. You have to be a bad ass to get away with weilding two axes at once after all.

So, I decided after putting him together – he was fine cast, there was a lot of swearing, some hot water reshaping and some further cursing, but I got it done with only one airbubble – that I would paint him like he was on the box. Green is not a colour I have done a lot with and I wanted to practice.

Here are the results:

I’ve taken some shots with different backgounds in the light box as I am still getting to grips with it.

Anyway, I am so pleased with the green blending on this. It worked out really well in the end I think. There are some spots where I think the gradient could be more gradual, but I was focusing on wet blending in this case – something I enjoy doing but feel I could use practice at. I learned a lot from him though and am pleased.

He is up for sale, so if you are interested in owning him, here’s the link:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Slaves-to-Darkness-Slambo-Exalted-Hero-of-Chaos-Warhammer-Age-of-Sigmar/192938735163?hash=item2cec0b763b:g:yjoAAOSwfklc9lIH

 

Age of Sigmar · miniatures. · painting · space marines · Wh40K

Hobby Update

Had a bit of a manic weekend with friends over and gaming. Aside from a little bit of Night Lord and some playing around with the Headnought, not a lot went on. So, today I picked up what I had left last week and ‘cracked on.’

I have finished Skragrott the Lune King this morning:

He is now listed on ebay, along with the Dryads I painted last week, if you’re interested, here is the link:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/heretic_deb/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

I also bought a 30K Ahriman today, as he was a good deal and I do so love painting that miniature. If you are interested in buying this Ahriman and discussing what you want him to look like, please get in touch.

I bought a Adeptus Titanicus Reaver Titan at the weekend as well, this shall be practice for the big Reaver that is still in the box – I am beginning to feel that it is time to break it out and get moving on that monster project.

Last point. I have just bought a place on the Seige Studios Master Class Painting Course at Element Games in August. This is a terrifying and exciting thing as I will be going on my own. I will be away from home all weekend learning how to paint. On one hand, this is terrifying, on the other, I will learn a huge amount when there. Amazing!

40K · Age of Sigmar · miniatures.

Where to find me!

This site is not the only place I use for social media. I have recently refreshed my facebook page as well so I thought it a good idea, maybe for my own sanity, to put the places I am for ease. Here we go:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Heretic_Deb

Facebook: fb.me/heretic.deb1

Twitch: twitch.tv/heretic_deb

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heretic_deb/

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Heretic_Deb

Tumblr: https://heretic-deb.tumblr.com/

These are the active ones, and most of them are linked to this blog anyway. I think if I have any more social media sites, I’ll just spend all my time updating it rather than actually doing things.

I’m going to put this image here, as posts without pictures are dull:

Have some Ahriman!

In other news, my new lightbox should arrive just in time to take pictures of Sevatar – win!