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Holiday day 3 – Warhammer World

I love Warhammer World. There is always more to see in the exhibition and the atmosphere is always buzzing and open.

This time, we explored the exhibition and I took pictures of things I would like to try out myself in the future, as well as characters I particularly like.

In the afternoon, we tried the Warhammer escape room, which was amazing. We crawled through tunnels, solved puzzles and ran away from chaos space marines! We managed to get out in 38 minutes! it was awesome.

A wicked day all round!

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Yndrasta – painted

I had a go at painting Yndrasta recently, and wanted to get her done relatively quickly. As such, most of her was painted using dry brushing. I layer up the colours, starting dark and then working up to the brightest with less and less pressure on the brush. The wings show this the clearest and I feel it worked well.

I also dry brushed the metallic part of her, finally using a detail brush to pick out other details such as the gems and belts. I’m really pleased with how she turned out.

I also added some grasses to the base to make it look a bit swampy. There are some of those details already there, however I added some more to make the effect more dynamic. Here she is:

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Forster’s Foundry: Oskar and Roscoe

We have had another couple of D&D miniatures to paint through Forster’s Foundry, and I’ve had a lot of fun with them. This is Oskar – the dwarf, and Roscoe – the gnome (I think).

These two were a lot of fun to work on and not too complicated either. I thoroughly enjoyed the colours the client has chosen and am thrilled with how they turned out. I particularly like the hair on Oskar!

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Adeptus Titanicus – Mortis v Astorum

Now that we are allowed out again, a friend of ours came over for a game of Titanicus. He also has Mortis so it was a team up with him and myself against Dave.

It has been ages since we played, so some time was spent remembering rules, but we quickly got into the swing of the game.

I used the axiom maniple, with the Warlord as the ‘princeps senioris’. Redtoof had 3 warhounds and a reaver. We fought against Astorum – a warlord, warhound, warbringer, reaver and knights.

It was a lot of fun. Turn one saw several Mortis Warhounds get shields striped and injured. The knights were also clobbered.

Mortis then drove a near dead warhound at the warlord and knights hoping that it would explode and take some out with it. It did not. Instead it turned around and shot at its reaver… not so helpful.

In the end, there was a chase around a building, lots of damage but not a lot of killing. Astorum tech adepts are wonderful at reigniting shields which caused a problem for Mortis.

The game ended on a draw, though Mortis claimed the moral victory for being more painted than Astorum!

Either way, it was a a lot of fun!

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Painting 30 Intercessors at once.

After building the intercessors, it occurred to me that I had to paint them too. I have myself 3 days to get them all done and I managed to do it! Challenge success.

I’ve not painted a batch that size for some time and it was a good opportunity to get some practice in. So, here are 6 combat squads of Black Templar Intercessors for your enjoyment!

The biggest pain with them was the old decals. They didn’t soften very well and some look crackled on the mini. Varnishing did help with them and they have all stuck. I think maybe I need to get some practice in with sticking decals on curved surfaces in the future!

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Forster’s Foundry: print and paint Norric

This is artificer Norric. I painted him for someone who got in touch about the print and paint service we offer at the Foundry. He is painted to Tier 2 quality and was loads of fun to work on. Fortunately. The client sent over loads of pictures of how they wanted him painting, which always helps. Using these I was able to create the mini he was after, as seen below!

Norric was created using HeroForge and printed out using Forster’s Foundry. The link to the service is below:

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Building 30 Intercessors at once

I did this a short while ago. I found some of the assault intercessor sprues and decided to get them all built in a batch. We do it in painting, why not building too?

Step 1: lay out the bases

Step 2: snip all the parts out and arrange them on their bases in neat piles.

Step 3: get rid of the flash and mold-lines and glue them all together.

Step 4: find that one mental guy…

Step 5: undercoat!

Looks like I’m going to be painted some marines pretty soon!

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Primaris Blade Guard Ancient

Every once in a while, I get to work on my own miniatures. Rarer still, I get to finish one. I finally finished off the blade guard ancient from the Indomitus box, released last century (it seems).

I have a few Blood Angels and this guy was supposed to be with that force. The plan for them was to use them to practice skills on and at the end have a decent painted force. I still do that from time to time, but those who know me well also know I have Titans and I focus on them more than the Blood Angels.

It doesn’t mean I don’t adore the Blood Angels though, and after many months, I finally finished one!

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Who Goes There? Board game minis

Don’t get me wrong, I love painting games workshop minis. It’s the majority of my work after all, but every now and then, it’s great to paint something else. A friend of mine asked if I would paint the miniatures for his board game, Who Goes There, and I was only too happy to help!

The game is a bit like the film The Thing, and the characters have a cartoony style to them which was very different to my usual edge highlighting ventures. Here they are:

It’s be not played the game myself, and there were a lot of bits in the box, but the miniatures were fun to work on! He was super pleased with them too, which is always good!

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Infernal Master – Take 2

It’s always great hearing how much people like your work. It’s better when they like your work so much they want one of their own.

This happened with the Infernal Master over on Instagram. Someone approached me asking for a cloak similar to mine but the rest of the mini in a regular paint scheme.

I was only too happy to do so. It’s hard replicating the cloaks, but the owner was happy with what I had done. Here he is:

I love this mini and I’m very pleased with how it has turned out a second time!