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Primaris Intercessors – Green

Another set of intercessors but this time in dark green. I used the airbrush to create the effect again but this time did not use a medium colour. I still like how they turned out and the red adds a bigger contrast to them too. Here they are:

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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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Crimson Fists!

Recently, I was asked if I would paint prizes for a give away over on Simply Warhammer. I was only too happy to agree and last week, the prize arrived. The winner wanted some MK VI marines painted as Crimson Fists, and today I finished them.

They were fun, I love dark blue and red so these were a real pleasure to work on! Here they are:

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Knight Moirax

Regular client and my good friend, Andy over at Simply Warhammer on Youtube, commissioned me to finish off a set of three Knight Moirax recently.

I love painting bigger miniatures and these are lovely detailed kits. They did not take me too long to paint as bits of them were already done. I am especially pleased with the bases – this is something I want to start getting a bit more adventurous with. I used red crackle paint over a yellow base and then drybrushed some orange over the top and added dead plants to give a desert battle ground feel.

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Warhammer World 2022

I love going to Warhammer World and today was as awesome as always. It has been a while since I have been, and I know some of the displays have changed. After a refreshing lunch at Bugmans – as good as always – we decided to explore the galleries and see what we could find. I took a lot of pictures while we walked around and took away a lot of inspiration and ideas.

I also ran into a friend while there, which was lovely as I had not seen them since before lockdown! The atmosphere was buzzing and it was great to see the event hall in use by so many people too.

Here are the pictures!

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Coast Guard Inquisitor Warband!

I have finally finished the Coast Guard commission and I am so proud of the miniatures. I love the tank, and the Warband itself too.

The scheme was blues and gold/yellow and based on the coast guard, as explained in a previous post.

The coast guard symbol is about an inch and a half long, and I’m proud of these miniatures. The faves turned out well, the gold looks deep and the swords well blended.

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More knights.

I’ve been so busy! A week has evaporated before my eyes! I’ve had a few things on the go lately, the Biggest of which is this guy:

He didn’t fit in the light box! I’m so pleased with his swamp pond on his base.

I have also been working on a horde of woodelves and some inquisition Warband! I’ve been kept busy for sure!

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Freehand on the Tank.

One of my clients has recently retired from the Coast Guard, and has asked me to paint an Inquisitor and his retinue in Coast Guard colours. This group also need a super cool transport, which I have been working on this past week. He asked if it could be painted in the colours of the Coast Guard’s vehicles, with their symbol on the back. I was only too happy to oblige. It turned out to be quite the challenge. This is the symbol I worked from, and the car for reference too:

I wanted the symbol to look really cool, so decided the yellow would be a non metallic metal gold. First thing I did was sketch out the symbol where I wanted it on the tank in pencil

I then proceeded to add the gold, working up through the colours starting dark and then layering up yellows and browns until I had the effect I wanted.

I added the gems in the crown and tidied up the details.

The final part – which was the hardest – was adding the ‘Greek Key’ pattern over the top of the gold. This was particularly nerve-wracking, as if I had gone wrong, I would have had to start over again. I practiced the pattern first, then lightly drew it on in pencil. I then painted over it.

Lastly, I used bluetack to lift of the remaining pencil and the end result is what you see.

Now I just need to finish the rest of the tank!

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House of Excess, now in colour!

Between commissions, I have managed to paint some of the Foundry miniatures. I really wanted to see what ruffly pants men looked like in garish colours, so went for it! Yellow and purple are a good clash, and then add in the bright blue gems and it looks truly… bright.

I like them. I know these sculpts are a very hit or miss thing depending on preference, as with most things, but I think they’re pretty funky!

If you are interested in these miniatures, they can be found here:

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Personal Miniatures!!

I have started putting some time aside each week to work on my own miniatures. I want to clear some of my own backlog, and it is a good time to practice some skills too.

This week, I worked on some Iron warriors and some more freehand on the Warmaster Titan.

These guys just needed a little bit of touching up and dusting. They did not take long to finish and get put in the cabinet.

This guy’s weapon was broken beyond repair, so I had to look around for a new one. when the Horus Heresy box set drops, we plan on using them as Blood Angels, and I had a spare sword from the 40k ones I had a while back. This guy clearly grabbed a replacement weapon off a fallen Blood Angel!

The layer blending is not perfect. I think I need a darker mid tone so it doesn’t blend in with the light one as much.

I now have most of the troops done; just 6 regular guys, 12 terminators and then I can move on to the vehicles and dreadnoughts.

My other task was to do a bit more on the Warmaster, Captain Cogs. This machine is taking a long time but if I keep doing a little each week, then he’ll eventually get finished!