Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Wow doesn't time fly, it's been nearly a month since my last post but some things have been done. Unfortunately there have ben some setbacks meaning I can't show one of my projects but rest assured, as soon as I can I will. Anyways even though I didn't think it would be for more due to lack of future expansions I bought Dreadfleet. I wanted to paint up a ship or two and they where going for £15-20 on eBay each so I thought screw it and bought it. While I've been cleaning up the ships I've started painting up the treasure tokens and measuring gubbins. I've been trying out a gold technique related to me by one Chris Tomlin of Blacksun infamy (not sure where he knicked it from though) which essentially is washes over Plasticote Gold spray. I added in some drybrushing and a few tweaks and this is where i'm up to for now.
Thats all for now though i'll be giving the game a tryout tomorrow with the wednesday goths and i'll pass on my thoughts after that.
Monday, 26 September 2011
so intriguingly it appears the times they are a changing. First of all it appears they have reduced the first cut field substantially, I noticed only about 30 green stickers for 40K single miniature this year, a trend that was continued throughout the cabinets. This makes it much more significant to even place these days so adds a bit more kudos to your effort which is nice (even if I didn't make it lol). Also a lot of very nice, but heavily sculpted miniatures were either ignored or purposely discounted by the judges. It seems they favoured small conversions using available GW parts over sculpting. This seems like a good change as it makes it more a painting competition and less a sculpting competition. However this ranged to the ridiculous in the WFB single miniature category where about two thirds of the finalists where the new GW single character plastics. There were still the usual WTF!! entries as usual too, like this:
Lord of the Rings seemed hugely under subscribed compared to any other year, I guess GW are banking on the Hobbit to turn the lack of interest around. Overall I felt there was a lot of variety this year with lots of good ideas to be inspired by (rip off shamelessly) even if not always the best executed.
I just took photos of things that caught my eye, many photos were too blurry to be worth keeping due to annoying small children fidgeting. Also no photos of armies on parade due to the lighting and distance to the entries making it impossible to get even a mediocre photo.
Thats it for photos i'll put some commentary in the next post.
First up are the ubiquitous Forgeworld loves dreadnoughts photos
The Khorne Contemptor is a conversion not a new kit but showa what can be done with a few bits of brass etch and some Bolter chain-bayonets.
Now into the new stuff we have the Rapier Laser Destroyer up first though the crew haven't been started yet.
The new Phoenix Lord for the Shadow Spectres with some kind of pimp-cannon
The Space Wolf character Bran Redmaw (can't say i'm keen on the axe head), his Wulfen form is WIP but wasn't shown to my knowledge.
We also have some pic's of the re-imagined MK1 Land Raider
And finally some Boarding Marines with a Macharius Omegon (sp?) in the background.
So onto the photos though there will be the occasional bit of dribble inserted seemingly at random.
First up Chaos Dwarves.
First up Chaos Dwarves.
The first Elemental incarnation, one is planned for every lore of magic.
The following big fellow is for an upcoming supplement that seems to build on Storm of Magic featuring fifty odd or so more obscure monsters of the warhammer world.
They also want to do some frogs for all the races for any magical mishaps.
I have to say despite my bad photography this Wight Battle Standard Bearer is an absolutely gorgeous model, top notch and great value IMHO.
And last but not least a Skaven Doggy for Whoretongue Hook