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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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Raven Guard – Part ?

I confess to losing count as to how many parts I have done the Raven Guard army in, but I have enjoyed every single bit of it.

This section was 20 Tactical marines of the new variety. I am so pleased with how sharp the highlights have turned out and as always, the green to break up the black.

The owner of this army is leaving the UK for the great Canadian outdoors, and as a thank you and good luck, I built a captain with some parts I have kicking about the house. Here are the results:

I’m so pleased with the freehand on the banner and his shoulder pad. He has been named ‘The Blacksmith’ by his new owner, and I hope he brings glory and success to his chapter in the future.

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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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Land Raider Spartan – Raven Guard

Hurrah! Here we have another tank that I have worked on recently. This time, it is one of the new Land Raider Spartans for the Raven Guard army I have been painting through the year. I absolutely love tanks, and of course, this one was as good as all the others I have done. Every one I do just reminds me how much fun tanks are. Here it is, in all it’s glory.

I’m so pleased with how it turned out. The scuffs and battle damage make this tank seem as though it has already been in combat and of course it matches the others in the army too!

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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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Coast Guard Warband – Part 2

In a continuation of another project, I was asked to paint some more miniatures in the coast guard theme. This time, it was a mix of different miniatures that filled in gaps and added to the power of the group. I had painted some of them previously, but not in a colour scheme like this. It was fun using different colours on familiar miniatures. Here are the results:

I really do love this scheme, and I am pleased with how they have turned out. The dark blue looked great with the flashes of bright yellow, and all these miniatures have taken it really well. I think my favourite is the robot and his instructor though!

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Disgusting Death Guard!

One of my recent projects was some more Death Guard for one of my regular clients. He wanted them to match the previous scheme I had done some other miniatures in, and I was only too happy to do so. I love the wash style I did these in and how grimy they turn out.

As they are white, it is quite tricky to get clear pictures of them through the light box, so these will have to do! The client had always wanted a horde of terminators to explode out of tanks, and now he has them.
I am particularly pleased with the biologus and how his jars stand out against his grimy gear. They all look good together I think, and know they’ll spread disease and despair wherever they go!

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Raven Guard Drop Pods.

As most of you know by now, I love working on vehicles. I’ve painted a large number of tanks, the odd plane and others besides. However one thing I have not worked on before is Drop Pods, so when I was asked to paint these pair, I was more than happy to give them a go. Here are the results of my attempt:

They are the same scheme as the other Raven Guard I have painted recently, with the green accents. I was super pleased with how they turned out. I did the battle damage in the same way I do it on tanks, and it worked as well.

The inside was tricky as the pod was already put together. Having the airbrush helped get the base coats down in there. Delicate brush work did the rest. I think if I were to paint my own, I’d leave it in sub assembly in order to get in there properly. I am pleased with the result though, and I am proud of how they turned out.