Saturday, 13 October 2018

Magnus the Red - Golden Demon Entry

Hello hello hello,


I've been very very busy painting Magnus the Red and here is the finished Primarch himself!! This will be a Golden Demon Entry for me at some point, I'd like to enter him into the Nov 25th Golden Demon but I'm struggling to get a lift up to Nottingham from Bristol so it seems unlikely right now. 

I don't think he is good enough to place in the top three of any Golden Demon Event, but I'm quite confident that he would make it as a finalist. 

















Thoughts and opinions on his painting and chances in any painting competitions is always welcome! I'm very pleased with him, Magnus feels like a real step forward in the right direction towards getting a Golden Demon Trophy of any colour. 

Peace out,

Rob

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Vampire Lord Complete and Magnus...Did NOTHING WRONG

Hello again,


Quite the industrious week for me in terms of posting. Twice eh! Blimey. I've been beetling along with me Vampire Lord and I am reasonably happy with where he is now. He is a practise piece for various concepts which includes the base (more below). So here he is done, sans basing. 





For the basing, I'm going to make him into a little diorama as I have no intention of collecting vampires for AoS unless they re-do the blood knights. I've ordered some bats and swiped a mausoleum for the garden of morr set on eBay. The vampire lord will be astride the bats as they smash out of the roof of the mausoleum, which will itself be half buried in a dirt mound with zombies crawling from the grounds. Exciting!

In other news, the techniques practised here are now being put into action on their original target - Magnus. Here's a quick look at where I got to last night.


Obviously as huge way to go, but will pootle on as we go!

Peace out,

Rob

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Vampire Lord - Practising Painting

Fancy meeting you here!


Oh so long since my last post. Forgive me for I have sinned. Prioritising real life always makes me resent not being able to hobby for a living... Anyway I have now submitted my PhD and I am awaiting my viva on Friday the 16th of November. However, in other good news I am also fairly certain I will be moving to Nottingham for a post doc in the new year and so be right by the hobby mecca!

Anyway, enough of that. I have been trying out other painting techniques in my spare time (as well as painting for Winters Seo) on spar miniatures I have lying around. So here we are with my Vampire Lord. I'm thinking of making him into a diorama. 





Thoughts my friends?

Peace out,

Rob

Monday, 2 July 2018

The Tallyman - Counting the Corpses

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I really wanted the tallyman to look like he was covered in blood dripped skin that had been flayed from victims of nurgles rot, almost like the skin fell off in sheets from terrified screaming civilians. This miniature sat unpainted for quite a while as it is deceptively detailed for such a small miniature! Rather than using any rust effect powder I tried to quite precisely paint rust on to the sickle up top and I'm very pleased with how that look turned out. 








Peace out,

Rob

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Mortarion - The Plague Reaper - Father of Decay - Complete

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I'm back from working in San Diego for a while and here we are with the big daddy all complete. I'm pretty pleased with how he has come out. I feel like he shows a slight shift towards where I want to be regarding competing in the big leagues of painting, but still a long way to go along that road. 

I really enjoyed doing all the various fleshtones and such like; though at the end of the day I am glad to not have him sat on my bed side table (only place I had space for his wings) glowering at me...













I have some more Death Guard coming up, as well as some Aeldari and a secret projects for Mr Winters. 

I'll also be detailing what my entries for next years Warhammer Fest Golden Demon will be! I have being drawing ideas and sketches abound and I'll go through a few of them in written form soon. Feedback on the concept before I get started will inevitably make the composition better. 

Peace out,

Rob

Friday, 8 June 2018

Those That Whisper - Wraithknight & Army Shots

Hey hey hey,


I really love the posing of the Wraithknight, and I'm pretty happy with how the word turned out overall. I'm definitely going to get myself a bigger light box mind you to accommodate bigger miniatures, as there are definitely bigger ones coming...




Painting gems can really go do one though. Huff. 

The light was poor, but here are a few sub par shots of the whole army thus far on day 4 of the painting. Just under 2k in a spearhead detachment. 







Peace out, 

Rob