Just a quick update. I painted these two recently. You’ll probably recognise them as from Jon Boyce’s Return To Colony 87 kickstarter. Lovely miniatures which were fun to paint. You might also note that there was a third mechanic miniature, fine-looking fellow in a padded jumpsuit and mask. This one disappeared during a deep clean of my flat! I hope that he’ll show up again eventually.
Two more finished jobs this week. Firstly for Orctober, a base of Battle Masters Orcs. Slowly but surely I’m getting on with Battle Masters. There were over a hundred figures in this game, plus I’ve also got the two expansion boxsets as well. It takes a while! I’m trying to do these a bit quicker. The minis aren’t good enough to justify the best paintjob I can do, but I still want them to look alright. Hopefully I’ve achieved that.
The other challenge I’ve been doing recently for Bolter & Chainsword website’s Imperial Fists Expansion IV. Knowing how busy I was I only vowed a single miniature, and only just scraped through. I’m fairly pleased with this Apothecary though, I think I’ve done a good job here.
With only two days to finish my Oldhammer forum Chaos Villager it looks like I’ve been trying to do too much recently. Should have started earlier!
Nothing for months and months and then I finish two things in quick succession! I’m quite pleased with this Rhino, considering that it is built from spare parts. The main chassis and both side constructs all came from different rhinos previously built and then wrecked by hobbyists of yore. I think I’ve covered most of the imperfections pretty well! The biggest issue I had, aside from getting the mix-n-match parts to fit together, was when I sprayed it grey. I’d heard about what can happen if you spray in a damp environment, but hadn’t really taken it in. I won’t be making that mistake again!
I’ve assigned this Rhino to the 3rd Company, where it will be a dedicated transport for an assault squad.
Good afternoon everyone, here’s a second set of Space Marine Honour Guard to follow the one I did a few months ago. It started as an excuse to renovate Honoured Brother Asmir, who I’ve posted before very early in this blog. Asmir got himself broken, so he needed a repair job, which I used as an excuse to put him on a base and slightly improve the paintjob. The other two are some of my favourite RT period Space Marines. The chap with the bionic bits is a a fantastic model, I’m counting that odd sword as a relic blade! The Ultramarines Captain is another great miniature, but it took so long to paint.
Brother Codicier Tan Jemes was recruited from a feral world. His face has been ritually scarred, with saurian blood rubbed into the wounds, leaving his features a mess of scars and primitive tattoos. Had the Steel Guard not come along looking for candidates, then Tan might have wound up a shaman, much respected for his powers. But what would have been the price? His mind would have shone into the warp, leaving him vulnerable to psychneuin, Enslavers, or worse – daemonic possession. Instead he was inducted into the Steel Guard as a neophyte, where he was identified as a candidate for the Librarium. Jemes is a powerful psyker, and has achieved the third rung on the Librarium ladder, that of Codicier. His feral features hide an urbane mind; he is a skilled tactician, and Commander Melmoth considers him a strong leader who he trusts to lead kill teams and to divine powerful and accurate futures.
I really enjoyed painting this miniature, i think it’s a lovely mini, and I’ve done a good job on it. I think I should have used a different colour for the force weapon, but I’m getting the hang of wet blending and I think it’s a good effort.
Another set of recently painted Space Marines I’ve had sitting on my shelf for a while. Apart from the eyes I’m pleased with these guys. The chap with the sword and shield was a mess, missing his hands, and being thickly coated with paint and glue. The chap with the bionic leg was one of the minis I really wanted when I was a kid, so it’s lovely to have gotten to paint him now. All in all I think these make a convincing and pleasing Honour Guard.