I have finally finished Primaris Dante! He took me ages to complete but I am so proud of how he turned out. Here are the finished pictures:
I’ve had a spot of time to work on my own miniatures recently, so after finishing Primaris Dante – more on him later – I worked on some freehand on the Warmaster.
I have started painting cogs on some of the panels, so carried on. It’s more non-metallic gold, but in freehand form rather than on an entire miniature. It has its challenges, but it’s still fun.
Here are some pictures:
The trim will end up being gold, but is currently based as warm brass. I also need to rub the pencil lines away and clean it up a bit, but so far it’s coming along well.
The next part of the Krieg mega list is done. This time it was mainly weapons teams and recruits. The recruits have a white stripe on their head to tell everyone they are the newbies. The weapons teams have extra mud as they are laying down!
Here are some pictures.
The next batch includes a tank, more weapons platforms and bombs! It’s going to be fun.
I have finished the next instalment of Krieg soldiers! This time it was infantry, two commissars and a flag carrier. They are a mix of Forgeworld and 3D prints and have been fun to work on. All the sculpts are different, which has bright it’s own challenges, but here they are in all their shining, muddy glory:
The flag was the perfect opportunity to practice a little freehand on, and I chose a design that was pretty simple but effective. I found it quick to do because it had only three colours and they are flat rather than blended. It just a case of transferring it onto the flag and filling in the colours.
I also featured two of my favourite miniatures together – bomb Krieger and Hero Commissar. All of these miniatures were fun to work on, which is good, because I have another batch to go. This time, it’s 30+ infantry, 6 weapons teams and several crates. I hope to be done by Friday, but we shall see what the week brings!
I love the fact I get to do my hobby as my job. I get to paint my favourite miniatures, and then not have to worry too much about finding space to keep them. If it was left to me, I would probably have all the Space Marines which would be ludicrous. I was more than pleased when I was contacted and asked to paint a squad of Raven Guard in Mark III plate.
I haven’t done any edge highlighting like this for a while, so they took me a little longer than I expected. I was pleased with the result. Here they are:
I am particularly pleased with the sergeant’s power sword, and the dark green. The client sent me some pictures to work from, and this really helped me nail down the colouring. After trying a few different methods out on a volunteer chaplain, I was able to create these guys as above.
Next, I shall be working on a mountain of Kriegers – another mountain of Kriegers…
Last week, while waiting for deliveries of both miniatures and the right paint, I managed to squeeze in some of my own miniatures. I want to think of them as skills practice, and in a way they are. I finished Primaris Dante; now he only has the base left to do, and I got some more freehand done on the Warmaster Titan. That Titan is going to take a long time to finish, but my word when it is done it is going to be one heck of a pretty engine. Here are some pictures:
I say he is done. No doubt that when I look at him again, I will find no end of errors and have to fix them.
I feel like I have ‘levelled up’ when it comes to freehand. I look at these and wonder if it was truly me who did them.
I also managed to get a test mini done for some Raven Guard, and he looks kinda neat!
I have been a very busy bee these past couple of weeks. We took a much needed ten day break to Portugal, staying first in Penha Longa – a golf resort near Lisbon which was part of a holiday won by my husband, and then a week in Monte Gordo. Both places were exceptionally beautiful. We explored old monasteries, ancient castles, drove on the wrong side of the road and ate some exceptional food. Here are some pictures of what we saw:
We got home Monday. Tuesday was an average day with a quick vet trip, Wednesday evening was disastrous. An Asda delivery driver backed into our brick gate post. Thankfully, we have now had a response from the store and they’re going to deal with it. We have the deed on CCTV as well, so there will be no getting away with it! Fixing it in the dark was rather challenging. We also had a wall come down in the wind and have had to fix the gate several times too. The weather is proving to be a challenge…
On Thursday, I finally managed to get some work done. I have been working on some Genestealer Cults for Andy at Simply Warhammer. I’ve not quite finished them but will get them done by Monday. They’re a pleasure to paint and I am enjoying them – especially the tank!
Finally, I have a couple of hours Friday afternoon to work on Primaris Dante – I didn’t get much done, just some base coats, but small progress is better than no progress at all.
When someone asks me to paint Ahriman for them, it makes me happy. I love the character and the miniature, but at this point I have to paint them for other people as I have loads!
This is the latest one that was a commission!
I’m so pleased with his cloak and the vibrant green warp fire. It was difficult to send him off… thankfully, he has now done so!
This post is a bit overdue, but I finally managed to finish the Daughters of Khaine! It’s difficult taking decent pictures while they are not on bases, but I did what I could.
I want to say how much I love the bases that go with these. They were a little complex – involving creating a wash from Emperor’s children and making sure that had the right strength of colour to it, but they turned out well.
It’s been a busy week, as always. I started college to do an introduction to counselling course, which was interesting. It’s based in Doncaster and although I won’t be sharing much of the course content here, I did manage to snap these pictures of the minster, which I walked by!
I am still working through the remainder of the Daughter of Khaine miniature wise. I am enjoying them, but they are spindly so I have to be extra careful when I am doing heavier techniques.
This weekend, we managed to slot in a game of Titanicus which was fun. I’ll do a proper post about that in a day or so though!
The week ahead involves finishing the daughters of Khaine, going to Devon and possibly Ahriman – we shall see what gets done!