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Nighthaunt: Reikenor the Grimhailer

First miniature of 2023 and it’s this guy!

I painted him using dry brushing (for the most part). I wanted to remind myself that bright colours look great alongside dark ones and that spooky ghosts are awesome. I used the neon method that I worked on previously, and this is the result:

I am pleased with the result, and think that the bright green looks great with the dark purple underneath. I enjoyed creating the lighter parts too, and the dark silver just finished it off nicely.

This miniature didn’t take all that long to do either, and was a good way of getting back to painting after the Christmas break.

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Corpse Grinders – Necromunda

For a friend’s birthday, I bought them a Necromunda gang. They welfare the Corpse Grinder cult, and shall be used in a weeks time when there is a Necromunda Day at our house. All the gangs will be painted and as this friend isn’t a painter, they asked me to do so.

I agreed of course but when I asked about the colour scheme, they said I could pick. Here is the result:

I decided against adding blood splats because I wanted that pink to be seen by all.

My friend loves them!

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Assault intercessors – Blue!

Between orders, I have managed to get some Assault Intercessors painted, in blue, red and green. Today, I finished the blue ones. Here they are – I’ll talk about what I did with them underneath!

So, these handsome lads were painted initially with the airbrush. It feels like AGES since I did shading with the airbrush, or zenith highlighting or whatever it is the cool kids are calling it these days. I base coated them with dark blue all over. Used a medium blue at 45 degreed and then light blue from the top only using a light blast.

I then picked out the details, did some recess shading and washes and here we are. All ready to be sold and find their new homes soon!

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Palanite Wagon – Necromunda

Necromunda has become a feature in our household for some time! The gang have already finished one campaign and are now on about starting up a new one, with new gangs. One of them decided to play the Palanite Enforcers this time around, going for a dark blue and yellow colour scheme. Seeing how they are meant to be the police. As it was her birthday recently, our gift to her was a truck. The design and printing was handled by Dave, I did the painting. This is how it turned out:

It was a huge print, but a complete joy to paint. Battle damage seemed to be a must, considering that it’s Necromunda! The best part was how much she loved it though.

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Menskera – Horus Heresy!

Some of you are aware of Menskera already. I have written a short story about how he and his companions steal a Reaver Titan in 40K. I had a miniature of him built as a part of a miniature exchange three years ago too, which can be found here:

I have now assembled and painted a 30K version of him! I want to learn how to play 30K – in an attempt to get to a point where I can enter a tournament, and as such, I need to have an army that’s painted. I have started with the recently released box set, and the Praetor seemed a good one to start with. Here he is:

He has to have a galaxy cloak! When you have done something enough times that an author makes it canon, you have to continue to do so.

Anyway. I also wanted to make sure his skin was dark. I figure that as Tizca is a desert, that most skin tones would be darker. I also really like painting darker tones so that works in my favour.

This is the first time I have used Tamiya paints through the airbrush as well. First I had to base coat the miniature silver, drybrush the highlight silver over it and then airbrush the red over that. It is a bit of a process, and I am not keen on the smell, however the end result looks amazing. Especially when the gold has been added to the trim.

I have a couple of squads to work on next, and then a land raider. I want to take learning the game steady, as I do not want to overwhelm myself with loads to remember. I am looking forward to it though!

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Goliath Gang – Necromunda

This last week, I have been working on the first part of a gang for Necromunda. This was a great chance to work with someone on a colour scheme, while also being able to use our talk to take the colours where I thought they worked best. The colours settled on were bright green and brass for the metallic. I also wanted to use different tones for the skin, which was fine by the gang owner! Here is the result:

Although the initial colour discussed was bright green, I reserved that for the final highlight colour rather than making it the base. I used Incubi Darkness as the base for the cloth, which helped tie the colours together.

As there was no stipulation with the hair colour, I decided a range would be good. I think Necromunda is quite a vibrant game, and this is reflected in those choices.

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October 2022

It has been a hectic six weeks since my last update here. At the end of September was Humanity Ascendant, which was as fun as it always it. Running around shooting one another with laser guns and generally messing about it always fun. It’s great to catch up with friends, old and new, while out in the fresh air. I am certainly looking forward to the next event in April.

I turned 40 at the start of October, which was as much a surprise to me than anyone else. It involved a lovely trip to the seaside, playing games with friends and all the usual birthday things that happen. I also made a bucketlist of things I want to try and achieve now that I am 40. A few of the things on that list include:

  • Own a Land Rover Defender
  • Climb a Mountain
  • Go Rock climbing
  • Own a dog
  • Shoot real guns
  • Go White Water rafting
  • Play in a Wargames Tournament
  • Drive a tank.

All fun things that are achievable with a bit of planning!

Miniatures wise, I have been busy! I did not enter Golden Demon in the end, but have continued to work on the Reaver Titan. I have also painted some Thousand Sons of my own, as well as a few bits for other people. I’ll put some pictures here but there will be future posts about how I got on in the near future,

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Custodies and preacher!

I have recently finished a custodies blade champion and a preacher.

The preacher was metal, which was a surprise but he wasn’t massive so he was no bother. I don’t generally like metal miniatures, but every now and then is fine.

The custodian was an interesting miniature, and I much preferred him to the preacher! I liked painting the gold, which I was unsure about, but I think it turned out alright in the end!

Here they are:

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