I did not expect to go back to Warhammer World quite so soon after our last visit a few weeks ago! It is not far from where we live – an hour and a half at the most, and this time we took some friends with us. It was a great chance to look at some bases and get some inspiration for how I want to do my Titan base for Golden Demon!
Little Stampy is now going to be a Golden Demon entry, and as such, I want to kick up the ideas I had for him and really think about how I want the final piece to look. I took a lot of pictures while I was there and have them stored up for inspiration. Of course I want to share them here as well! There is always new things to notice with the massive dioramas and I love going!
There are also some Thousand Sons on there, because I want my heresy army to be Thousand Sons, because Ahriman!
Every year, I make a diorama for my husband using the bits I have spare in the hobby room. For me, it is an excuse to try out different techniques and create something fun. I really enjoy doing these and this year was no exception. I got to try out two new things. First of all though, let me show you what I made:
The two things I created that were new this year, was the river and the barrels.
I have wanted to try rusty barrels for a while, and this was the perfect excuse to do so. I found a recipe for it online and I am pleased with the results – I shall do a tutorial on this in a few posts time!
The other thing was the river. For that, I found some dried leaves outside and scrunched them up until I had small flakes. I then used PVA glue to put them on the base in a river, including the little waterfall area. When that had dried, I went over it with Vallejo’s Water Texture goo (which smells pretty interesting) and then let it dry. When I had done so, I had a river!
For those who are unsure what is going on in this diorama, here is an explanation. The Space Marine, is playing Humanity Ascendant – a sci-fi, post apocalyptic LARP, which uses QR codes as a method of passing on information about the world to the players. He is using his scanner to see what those barrels are! More info on HASC can be found here:
Yesterday, I had the absolute pleasure of going to a local showground to an event that explored different areas of history. Everything from Romans to World War II. A whole host of reenactors displayed weaponry, fired guns and drove vehicles showing off the era of history they were interested in the most. There was even a recreation of a battle scene from WWII!
It was loud, it smelled of cordite and smoke but it was a lot of fun. Everyone there was very friendly and eager to talk about their passion. I heard a lot of stories from people from all different backgrounds and it was amazing. I also took a lot of pictures – as you can imagine – and I want to share those here!
I can’t pick which part of the day was my favourite. I loved seeing the costumes, the battle, hearing the guns and talking to everyone as well. We had a great time, and I am already looking forward to next year’s event!
I have recently painted up a bunch of gravewalker zombies that are going to be used as pox walkers. I had loads of fun painting them up and they didn’t take long to do either. I went for a green and grimy look, and did not need to do the bases as the client will finish them off to match other minis.
I love painting undead things, and these for right in!!
The only thing I might add is some slime here and there, just for extra nurgle grossness!
I was recently asked to paint a bunch of Death Guard Marines for a client. They asked if Inwould be able to match some miniatures they had already done using a similar style.
It was neat because the original miniatures were done using loads of washes and technical paints rather than string acrylic colours. It was a lot of fun trying to match the colours and grime of the original minis while trying to add my own flair to them. Here they are:
I m so pleased with how they turned out, and would like to try those technique on other models to see how well it carries over.
I love going to Warhammer World and today was as awesome as always. It has been a while since I have been, and I know some of the displays have changed. After a refreshing lunch at Bugmans – as good as always – we decided to explore the galleries and see what we could find. I took a lot of pictures while we walked around and took away a lot of inspiration and ideas.
I also ran into a friend while there, which was lovely as I had not seen them since before lockdown! The atmosphere was buzzing and it was great to see the event hall in use by so many people too.
Between working on the Coast Guard tank and the warband to go with it, I have had the absolute pleasure of working on these two!
The client had done a little work on them and wanted them finishing off with a nurgle flavour. I decided that meant the bases had to look like nurgle’s garden! I grabbed as many different plant type things as I could find, created some toxic ponds and ‘went to town.’ I am so pleased with how they have ended up, I do not think they are too over the top, but you can definitely see that they are on an abundant floral place!
The bonus is, I have a big knight to work on too! That base is going to be amazing! I might see what fun I can have with a leaf cutter and some resin too!