Sunday, 24 September 2017

Weekly Progress Report 24/09/2017

Hi all

Another week of hobby grind and it's results. 

Ikthelion has been experimenting with base coats and reds in preparation for his next legion project; it's not a colour he's worked with before so there's been a few trial runs!



Work has slowly continued on Magnus this week.  Ahmose has also managed to get a Rhino built ready for a painting course next weekend.

Darien has been working on his Zone Mortalis. It was all sprayed silver and The a zenith of silver added. Zandri dust is now being applied.



Atia used this week to work on Mortarion, Daemonprimarch of Nurgle!


I have been ploughing on with painting metal work on Necromunda gangways. It is getting face-meltingly tedious now, but I'm pushing on. Did manage to put some time into some apparatus too. 
 
Drake Seta 

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Necromunda terrain: Red Fuel tanks

Hi all

Another part of our Necromunda terrain project is completed. 

I have painted these in a nice industrial red scheme. Contrasts the greys and silvers very nicely. 



How I painted it:

Undercoated black. The metal plates were then painted with Mephiston Red. 

I then cut "I" shapes into plain white transfer paper and stuck them on to the side of the tanks. I then sponged Mephiston Red on to certain parts of the transfer to make it look like it has been chipped off. Then wear and tear was added to the corners of panels to weather them. 


To chip I made a mix of equal parts Dryad Bark, Warplock Bronze, Abaddon Black. This was then sponged on using reverse tweezers to reduce hand ache. 
I then covered the white pieces with a wash of equal parts, Nuln oil, Agrax Earthshade and Klear (floor polish) with a splash of water. Before it drys on each face/segment, with kitchen towel splodge it off and also make down ward wipes to add a look of streakiness to the red surfaces. This method if do swiftly also leaves a modest amount of the wash in the recesses. 

Further streaks are done using a mix of Seraphim Sepia and Lahmian Medium. 

Thanks again

Drake Seta

Thursday, 21 September 2017

An Army Review and Projects New

Hi All,

As you may have seen from the most recent Weekly Progress Report, I’ve been looking into starting a new Legion as my Iron Warriors are sitting at a fairly happy amount of points and I’d like a second army that plays differently to them. Before I go rushing off into exciting new projects though, I thought I’d take the time to go back through the Iron Warriors who are by far the largest painted army I’ve ever amassed (Usually I’m struck by a bad case of hobby butterfly and can’t stick with a project for long!).


I was shamelessly bullied into building a Heresy army by Darien, who I hold solely responsible for the ruinous amounts of cash Forgeworld now extracts from me! I started out with a fair few models at once, which in hindsight was not the best idea. I painted a few Tactical Marines up before quickly becoming bored and looking for another project, which meant that the army was stalled for quite some time before it got going. The army pre-dates the Burning of Prospero, so there's a lot of resin!


I soon bullied Ahmose into starting Heresy as well, and before long I was having regular games with both he and Darien; I found this was a great way to keep up the painting motivation and the army progressed a little more steadily. Ahmose and I signed up for the Heresy doubles event at the start of the year, and I suddenly had to have 1000pts painted up and ready to game; with about a month to go, I started painting them properly and managed to have the army completed in time to get utterly crushed at Warhammer World…




My crowing achievement has to be spending weeks and weeks gathering enough plastic Cyclone Missile Launchers to build my ten Tyrant Siege Terminators, then painting them all up just in time for Forgeworld to preview their own kit...


Unperturbed, the army carried on growing and I eventually painted my very first Primarch – They’re amazing kits; if you’ve not done one, you really should!


I decided to convert up a model as my Warsmith, and after lots of planning, Astraeus Dyradon was created… next time I’ll use bits from a smaller number of kits!


I continued to get regular games in with the army and they’ve slowly crept up to around 3500 points of painted models…



It's at this stage I find that I don't actually have a full army photo of them... I don't have a board at home so you'll have to wait until I next visit Warhammer World and borrow one of their tables!

At present, the army stands as:

Perturabo
Warsmith
10 Terminators
20 Tactical Marines
Contemptor
Leviathan
10 Havocs
10 Tyrant Siege Terminators
Spartan Assault Tank
2 Rhinos

The Iron Warriors have been a brilliant project to catapult me into the Horus Heresy; I've learned a lot from doing them, and will be making some changes to how I will be approaching my next Legion project. I may add more to them over time, but for now, I'm pausing the project to focus on something new.

Looking back through the photos of the army has been quite fun, and I've picked out only a handful here; I'll certainly be taking plenty of photos of my next project, which I'll be discussing in my next post!

Cheers

Ikthelion

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Necromunda terrain: White fuel stack

Hi all

I have been progressing on some terrain after finishing my two Warhounds. The gantries and stanchions are very long winded to paint, so between work on these, I have been working on the Promethium assets. 



Here is the first Fuel tank/chimney device I have finished. 

The recipe I used was a simple one. 
Corax white spray all over then I painted the metal work Leadbelcher and pipework Warplock Bronze. 

I then painted the gold plates retributor gold and commenced weathering. 
To chip I made a mix of equal parts Dryad Bark, Warplock Bronze, Abaddon Black. This was then sponged on using reverse tweezers to reduce hand ache. 
I then covered the white pieces with a wash of equal parts, Nuln oil, Agrax Earthshade and Klear (floor polish) with a splash of water. Before it drys on each face/segment, with kitchen towel splodge it off and also make down ward wipes to add a look of streakiness to the white faces. This method if do swiftly also leaves a modest amount of the wash in the recesses. 

Further streaks are done using a mix of Seraphim Sepia and Lahmian Medium. 

Thanks for reading. 

Drake Seta


Monday, 18 September 2017

No Retreat Horus Heresy II: Army List and Photos

Hello!

You may have seen one of my previous posts about SN Battle Reports No Retreat Horus Heresy II event that I am attending in just under 2 weeks! I finally got around to playing with the army in it's final form and I was also able to snap an army photo to share with you.

The list follows many of my standard ideas when it comes to my Sons of Horus First Company. It is based around The Justaerin standing by Horus' side. We will walk and deepstrike then hit things until the die from it!

I am using Primarch's Chosen RoW. We will all be using 3000 points for the event, an increase of 500 points from the first version of the event that I attended. I have used exactly the same army as before but adding in 500 points more!


HQ:
Horus
Chaplain with power fist

Troops:
9 Justaerin
9 Justaerin
10 Justaerin

Elites:
Contemptor multi-melta, fist with heavy flamer, extra armour
Contemptor Mortis, 2 Kheres

Fast attack
9 Reavers, 2 power fists, 3 power swords, dreadclaw drop pod.

The Justaerin are armed with a mix of weapons. 1 squad had 5 combi-meltas and multi-melta, 1 has 5 combi-plasma and a heavy flamer and the third has 2 reaper auto cannons. The melee weapons are a mix selection of axes, fists, chain fists and dual lightning claws.



I'm getting exciting for the event now! Just need to work out how I'm going to transport the models this time around as they won't fit in the case I took last time, the dreadclaw causing the biggest problem! I think it will have to go in the hold of the plane possibly! 

Any one else heading to this No Retreat or been to any others? 

Darien

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Weekly Progress Report 17/09/2017

Hi all. 

Another week of hobby progress. 

Ahmose has slowly started working on Magnus this week.  He's hoping to have him a lot closer to completion by tithe end of next week.


Darien started the massive project of painting his 6x4 Zone Mortalis board! Many spray cans were used! He also built most of a Rhino for his Emperor's Children.

After fixing up his airbrush, Ikthelion has been testing out new undercoats and paint schemes for another legion project - watch this space!

Aveinus has started to base his ork boyz this week and should have the first squad done and ready to post very soon

I have been quite low on the time for hobby front this week, but still found time to get some work done on some ladders. 
Expect to see lots more Shadow War Armageddon posts these few weeks. 

Drake Seta

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Citadel Paint App Review



Hi all,

I thought I would take the opportunity to review the Citadel Paint App this week, as it has just launched today.

I have downloaded the App on my iPhone and will be using the iOS version for this review. Having said, that it is also available for Android and Kindle.

Firstly, the App is free! Upon seeing that it was free, I initially thought the App would essentially be a glorified shopping basket for buying Citadel paints. You'll be relieved to hear its much more than this!

Upon opening the App you are greeted with a menu screen. You are presented with options to paint by colour, paint by miniature, paint bases, inventory and wish list as well as a get started tab.

If you select the get started tab, you progress to a further menu where the whole range of techniques utilised are listed, with instructional videos for each. It also lists all of the different brushes offered by Citadel, providing detailed information as to why you should use them for each specific technique. If you've ever wondered about the the composition of your shade brush - the Omnissiah has heard your cry!



The paint by colour tab opens up into a further menu of generic colours. If for instance you select red, it opens up a further list of varying shades.

In this instance I selected bright red and was greeted with a list of paints required to achieve the colour, providing a different recipe whether I was dry brushing or layering. All of the colour schemes are represented on Space Marine backpacks.

If you open the paint by miniature section, you are presented with just over fifty different models to choose from. The currently available options offer a good balance between Warhammer 40k and Age of Sigmar. It would seem that GW are planning on expanding this over time though. No Horus Heresy schemes yet.


If you select a model, you are presented with a close up labelling the major colours used.

You can then click the individual colours and are presented with the same layout as found under paint by colour option.


If you select the paint bases tab, it provides you with a list of different styles.



When you select one it again lists the paints you need and the techniques needed to replicate the effect.

In review, I would say that this is a cracking App by Games Workshop - all the more so when you consider it is free. I would wholeheartedly recommend downloading it today! Especially given they are giving away five sets of the entire paint range next week to five lucky individuals who download the App!