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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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Forster’s Foundry: D&D Print

Another miniature I have painted recently has been for a D&D campaign. The print was done at the Foundry and was designed on Hero Forge – a service that we provide as part of the 3D printing business. It was my pleasure to also paint this character and then see them used in a D&D campaign that I am also playing in.

This time, it was a Tiefling Bard with white skin. Here he is:

He was a fun character to paint – I just hope he survives long enough in the campaign to realise his potential!

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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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Necromunda Scenery.

During some ‘spare’ time between commissions and Golden Demon, I have managed to speed paint some scenery the gang intend to use for Necromunda.

I used the airbrush for the silver and then tinny tin and brassy brass with Nihilakh Oxide in some of the recesses. These were only done quickly but I was pleased with them none the less.

I also did some rock piles while I was at it!

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Tutorial: Rust Effect

I recently experimented with some rusty barrels on a diorama and decided I would write a tutorial on it for a couple of reasons: One, so other people can create the same effect should they want to. Two, so I can look it up when I want to do so again in the future and can remember how it’s done.

Equipment: Typhus Corrosion, Skagg Brown, Jokero Orange, Leadbelcher, Agrax Earthshade, Nihilakh Oxide.

I have used a wall for this, but it would work well on pipes or anything that might get rusty!

Step 1:

Paint the entire surface with Typhus Corrosion – this will add the rusty texture which we need for the next steps.

Step 2:

Drybrush with Skagg brown – those texture areas will start to show up in this and the next steps.

Step 3:

Looking a bit corroded there.

Step 4:

Stipple on silver, or other metallic colour, to show fresh chips in the rust.

Step 5:

Use Agrax Earthshade to put in some darker areas where crud might run.

Step 6:

Use Nihilakh Oxide to add a bit of colour to the deeper parts – maybe these were made of copper and are now tarnished!

Finished! Simple way to make an effective rust pattern!

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Anniversary Diorama: HASC meets Warhammer!

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:

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Iron Warrior Terminators

Over the past couple of days, I have been working on some more of the Iron Warriors that have been hanging around here. It was really nice to get some more of them done and in the cabinet. This time, it was the terminators! They did not need too much touching up, and I feel that what I have done to them has made them pop a bit more.

I really like the ones with missiles on their backs! I think they are my favourites so far in this group!

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Alternative Pox Walkers!

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!