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Layer blending and Freehand

Sometimes, I get to work on miniatures for myself! I had a day not so long ago where I did just that. I decided I wanted to work on different coloured layer blending. I’ve done plenty using shades of the same colour but not different colours. I picked on the Gaunt Summoner to give it a go.

I have a long way to go with him yet, but I wanted the colours to be bright as it suits Tzeentch. I’m pleased with the green to yellow, but think the blue purple needs work. It’s a Work in Progress and I’m sure I can smooth it out as I go along.

The other mini I worked on was the Warmaster Titan. I want it to look as mean as the Warlord so I’m back on the freehand. It’s going to take some time…

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Forster’s Foundry: Lunar Auxilia

The 3D printing goes well! As well as the two new ranges, we have added to the Lunar Auxilia as well. Personally, I really like the range and have had a lot of fun painting them up in the various schemes. I’ve not yet had the time to paint the latest additions but I am sure I will very soon.

I’m really looking forward to painting the mounted guns, and there are some tanks in the works too – I love tanks so I’m in for some fun in the next week or so!

The range can be found here:

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Infernal Master Kaphiri

I was super excited when the Hexfire box was announced, mostly because the Thousand Son character looked cool and I wanted him.

I’ve been working on him for a while and I am pleased to say he has turned out super well. I’m more than pleased with him! Here he is:

His cloak came out exactly how I wanted it to. He’d not be a proper sorcerer if he didn’t have a galaxy cloak after all! It’s been a while since I have painted one and I had a lot of fun layering up the colours.

The eye on the staff also came out well, adding a sense of menace to the mini.

Kaphiri is the second of three sorcerers who ‘run’ the Warband. They’re supposed to be a part of the cult of mutation, however not one of them has actually mutated yet. Kaphiri is the sensible one of the three. He is the one in charge of summoning things and trying to keep a rein on Menskera’s ideas – he has partial success at this.

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Spire Tyrants and Skin Tone

I love painting skin. It’s one of those things I find very enjoyable that I know a lot of others don’t like doing. I wanted to try other skin tones, so bought myself a set of Scale75 paints focusing on skin tones.

I have used them to experiment on a Warcry Warband – The Spire Tyrants. They show a lot of flesh and it seemed a good idea. Most of the tones focused on dark skin. Here they are:

I loved how the colours blended together and how the warband has come out. The black and gold looks great against dark skin. Good experiment all round.

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Forster’s Foundry: Perfect Sons

Another new line we have added to the 3D printing website is the Perfect Sons – done by That Evil One, who also does the Luna Auxilia.

They are fun alternatives to Chaos Space Marines and the sculpts are great quality. Here are some of the ones we have made already:

There are a lot of minis in this range, and it’s going to take me some time to get them all painted, but I’m looking forward to it. My personal favourite is the robot stomper!!

Link to the range is here:

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Dungeons and Dragons: Ptolus 3.5

My friends and I have been playing a game of D&D for the past 8 years or so. We’ve been exploring and saving Monty Cooke’s Ptolus and it’s been a lot of fun. I play a barbarian, named Gjertrude and have been since level 3. The party hit level 19 during the last session, and we finally got to explore the dungeon at the top of the spire – which is what the entire game has been all about!

We fought elementals, ghosts, giant shark things I can’t remember the name of and got blown up by traps. We were mocked by dwarf ghosts, crunched by goo and found things in jars I would rather not speak of.

The dungeon background was made by our GM, and it adds a whole new level to the game. When he began playing, we didn’t even use miniatures or maps. It’s been a long running campaign and how we play has changed a great deal. Using minis and physical maps makes such a huge difference to the game itself and adds a great deal of enjoyability.

Hopefully, we will make it through the dungeon and save the world! But who knows what’s around the next corner?

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Trickery!

I have created one of my own D&D miniatures using the 3D printers. It was fun to work on a character that I have a connection with and have played for over a year now. She is a tiefling rogue and doesn’t have a great deal of common sense!

She is obsessed with daggers, collecting random items of little value and having fun.

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The Coolest Notebooks!

As some of you know, I indulge occasionally in Live Action Role Play. With the pandemic easing off, we’ll soon be allowed back out in the field again. Time to shed the weight, get fit again and get running about in the woods, be it in Post Apocalyptic Style, or High Fantasy. Last weekend was LarpCon – albeit in a different form. Outside in the sunshine and ticketed so as not to overcrowd. There were plenty of traders, plenty of hand sanitizer and lots of seeing old friends again, and meeting new ones.

I did manage to pick up a few things, but my favourite purchase was a hand bound book in green leather and gold metal. Anyone who knows me, knows I love notebooks and this one just had to be mine! It is far too heavy to carry around as a spell book, but I had to have it anyway.

The lady who made it was a lovely person too. She makes all her books by hand, which is quite a skill, and I happened to catch sight of some of her calligraphy too, which was awe inspiring. She has other glorious notebook for sale – some of which I have pictured here, and she can be found on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/tonilea.marris

Or send her an email t.l.marris01@gmail.com

Here are some of the books she had made lately, which are currently for sale. You’ll have to get in touch with her to find out prices, but please, please do. They are wonderful creations!

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Brothers of Guilliman Terminators!

I’ve been painting some more of Sons of Guilliman today and I thoroughly enjoyed them. These kits are a bit older Than most I have done and as such, the mould lines needed extra attention. I think they were first made in 2004 so a lot has changed since they were new

What I love about these is the colour scheme. I love how bright they are and they are a pleasure to paint once again.

They have been a welcome change from the Lunar Auxilia I’ve worked on over the past couple of weeks, I hope you like them as much as I do!

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Iron Warrior update!

I have begun the task of fixing up and touching up some of the Iron warriors. I’ve decided to focus on the infantry to begin with and have been doing one a day. So far it’s been good fun.

One task was to repair the casualties, which was just a case of matching the bits to the broken minis and regluing them.

Five need pinning but that can happen at a later time. Here are the finished ones.

I am enjoying this project greatly, and doing one a day is a surprisingly quick way to get through them. 84 left to go!

Then vehicles… yikes.