Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bloodthirster with Magnetised Bloodletter Base - Glory to Khorne!

Bloodthirster of Khorne Showcase with Magnetized Bloodletter Base

Steve here, and taking a moment to show off a model I have completed and the method that I go about creating wound markers for larger figures. I present to you the Bloodthirster of Unfettered Fury!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Battle Brothers #1 - Allies of our Hobby - Broken Paintbrush

Broken Paintbrush

Our community has a lot of enthusiasts that make this hobby better for all of us. These gamers and painters help us with forging the narrative, converting our armies and painting them.

These Battle Brothers posts will help recognize some of the amazing work that these people do to help our miniature gaming hobby.

I will keep a running list and summary of these allies in a button page link on the site. Thank you for all that you do.

Today, I want to recognize a blogger. First, I will start off with Broken Paintbrush.

Joe at Broken Paintbrush does an amazing job at building our community. He is very active and there is a great back-and-forth between he and his subscribers through e-mails or blog posts. Dreadtober 

Monday, March 13, 2017

See what the Rage is about - Iyanden Wraithguard Painting Guide

This is a step-by-step guide showing you how to paint Iyanden Wraithblades in an alternative fashion that makes them look a little more battle damaged and alien to match their fluff. To read more about my rational, see last night's post here (link). These were completed for the #Squaduary challenge.

The Body: 

I started with a wash of Casandora Yellow over the white prime job that I did. This mostly worked wonders, but offered challenges as I made mistakes with the blue and black that I was later adding to the model. I corrected this with coats of Averland Sunset followed by top coats of Yriel Yellow to match the original color. This works about 80% well. I decided that with the battle damage that I wanted to show on the models that I would have mixes of areas that are more dark than others. This really worked well in showing the wear on the figures.

Next, I did some targeted washes of Agrax Earthshade to add some contrast in areas. I continued later with some drybrushed highlights of Yriel Yellow followed up with a drybrush of Ceramite White.

The Head:

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Completed Iyanden Wraithblades - They are all the Rage!

Painting guide coming later this week =)

Steve here with a guide that I wanted to put up for some time. This is the one success that I had with #Squaduary. As I speak, I have at least two dozen models surrounding me on my painting table. At least these ones have been moved to the Eldar cabinet.

Here we have a set of five Eldar Wraithblades from the Iyanden Craftworld. I have painted them in an alternative style to fit in with some of the fluff that I have read about them. Below is the background with what led me to paint these awesome models in this style. I would love to know what you think.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Increase awesome with vehicle damage tables

I look forward to posting a final #Squaduary update in the next few days. In the meantime, I wanted to talk about some homebrew rules that take us back to a flavorful time - 2nd edition 40k!

I am always looking for ways to improve our game and hobby through looking at the great ideas in other games and previous editions. Highlighting these are a priority for this blog.

In this example, I will be looking at the Leman Russ Battle Tank. This set of rules should apply to all variants.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

#Squaduary Update - So Many Unique Models. Spread that Love!

A lot going on to start this week with painting. Sadly, I am slightly delayed on week 2 of our #Squaduary challenge from Stepping Between Games (link). The flu got me.... I will be combining posts on week 2 and week 3. Being a teacher and a natural rule follower, I have been stressed out about not making the deadline for week 2. I will strive to improve!

Here is what is on my table:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

#Squaduary - Dark Angels 10th Company: Update 1

Dhrakk's #Squaduary update post #1. Decent progress has been made this week, which includes applying a base coat to each model. These will definitely look better once washes / layer paints are applied (they look really flat to me right now)