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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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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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Gaunt Summoner

I’ve found some time, between the commissions and the Foundry, to practice some more layer blending.

It’s a technique I am far from mastering but feel this mini has forced me to consider how I layer blend and as such, I have gotten better at it.

I wanted to try blending different colours, not just light to dark tones. I feel the result is a very vibrant mini and that I have had a good bit of success with the technique. It’s nowhere near perfect, but it is a good step in the right direction.

Points for knowing who he is summoning!!

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Perfect sons – Painted

We have been printing off the range of Perfect Sons for the Forster’s Foundry website and this week I finally got around to painting some of them. I’ve really enjoyed the work I have done so far. The minis are detailed, but not saturated with intricate bits and they’ve been a pleasure to work on;

The shape of the dreadnought is awesome and I loved the smaller minis too. I am also now working on the demons and the other unit so I shall post those up when they are done!

The range can be found here:

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Layer blending and Freehand

Sometimes, I get to work on miniatures for myself! I had a day not so long ago where I did just that. I decided I wanted to work on different coloured layer blending. I’ve done plenty using shades of the same colour but not different colours. I picked on the Gaunt Summoner to give it a go.

I have a long way to go with him yet, but I wanted the colours to be bright as it suits Tzeentch. I’m pleased with the green to yellow, but think the blue purple needs work. It’s a Work in Progress and I’m sure I can smooth it out as I go along.

The other mini I worked on was the Warmaster Titan. I want it to look as mean as the Warlord so I’m back on the freehand. It’s going to take some time…

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Forster’s Foundry: Lunar Auxilia

The 3D printing goes well! As well as the two new ranges, we have added to the Lunar Auxilia as well. Personally, I really like the range and have had a lot of fun painting them up in the various schemes. I’ve not yet had the time to paint the latest additions but I am sure I will very soon.

I’m really looking forward to painting the mounted guns, and there are some tanks in the works too – I love tanks so I’m in for some fun in the next week or so!

The range can be found here:

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Infernal Master Kaphiri

I was super excited when the Hexfire box was announced, mostly because the Thousand Son character looked cool and I wanted him.

I’ve been working on him for a while and I am pleased to say he has turned out super well. I’m more than pleased with him! Here he is:

His cloak came out exactly how I wanted it to. He’d not be a proper sorcerer if he didn’t have a galaxy cloak after all! It’s been a while since I have painted one and I had a lot of fun layering up the colours.

The eye on the staff also came out well, adding a sense of menace to the mini.

Kaphiri is the second of three sorcerers who ‘run’ the Warband. They’re supposed to be a part of the cult of mutation, however not one of them has actually mutated yet. Kaphiri is the sensible one of the three. He is the one in charge of summoning things and trying to keep a rein on Menskera’s ideas – he has partial success at this.

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Spire Tyrants and Skin Tone

I love painting skin. It’s one of those things I find very enjoyable that I know a lot of others don’t like doing. I wanted to try other skin tones, so bought myself a set of Scale75 paints focusing on skin tones.

I have used them to experiment on a Warcry Warband – The Spire Tyrants. They show a lot of flesh and it seemed a good idea. Most of the tones focused on dark skin. Here they are:

I loved how the colours blended together and how the warband has come out. The black and gold looks great against dark skin. Good experiment all round.