Here are the finished pictures of the Vostroyan leman russ. In all my excitement at how well it turned out, i forgot to attach the optional accessories for the photos - the hatch weapon, searchlight etc.... and now its dark and my photos don't come out properly at night :) As i'm shipping it to the client tomorrow, i may not have time to take any more photos of it, but i'll try and get one final pic with those parts attached.
So here it is:
I've been working on this commission peice for a while. I have had a number of setbacks along the way, but now it is all going smoothly and i would say i am at least halfway finished, probably more, after a couple of days of painting.
Note that the turret is just resting on top in this pic, so that's why it looks a bit wonky. Painting and shading it with the airbrush this time has been fantastic. I invested in an Iwata Brush and compressor and after some experimentation i have found that my vallejo paints seemed to go through it the best. I've got so many paints from different ranges that it's hard to justify trying any more than the ones i already own.
Here are some pics of the magnetised parts.
I have magnetised the dozer blade, the choice of hatch weapons, the searchlight and the tank commander. When i was asked for a quote for this job, i assumed it would be the new style leman russ kit, with all the weapon options that comes inside, so i was planning to build the tank to have interchangable weapons. Unfortuantely when the box arrived at my door it turned out to be the old style one which basically has no weapon options, not even sponson weapons. So i was a little dissapointed and had to modify my quote. Still, i was looking forward to playing with magnets, so that's what i did :)
After a few weeks of moving house, building furniture and generally settling in to my new home im back on the blog. I'm as busy as ever and my business is generating alot of work. I do intend to spend some time on my Blog when i get the chance, renovating and uploading some of my older work.
But for now here is my latest commission. 5 Dark Angels Veterans.
More from me soon :)
Hello. One quick post before i take another short break.
Here is the finished novamarines squad.
Terrible conditions for taking photos today, it was so grey and dark outside and i had already packed my little light box thing.
Anyway this photo will have to do as i absolutely have to finish moving into my new house and set up my new studio, so expect my next post to filled with the sort of glee and excitement usually reserved for hyperactive schoolgirls.
So then, a week or two off, and then i plan to put up the tutorial i mentioned before and i want to give my blog an overhaul and upload some of the stuff i've been meaning to post for the last few months.
So all in all, lots to look forward to.
Okay, 5 done and 5 more almost done.
For a combination of reasons this has taken sligtly longer than expected.
On the Sergeant i have added a few extra details of the level that i would normally reserve for 'display' models. They didn't really come out too well in the pictures - my picture taking skills and equipment still need work, but hopefully the client will appreciate the realistic shading and detailed scratches and weathering on parts of this model. Going into this level of detail on every model was a job beyond the agreed scope and timescale of this commission though. The Sgt is a bit of a centerpiece model for the unit so i threw in some bonus brushwork, contributing to the delay.
Moving to my new home has taken up a large amount of my spare time. I couldn't put it off long enough to complete this project before i had to start moving and my desks and modelling stuff is literally being packed the moment i've finished! This also has caused me to be taking a litlle longer than planned. So My next post will be the finished squad and then after an inevitable couple of weeks of disruption and settling in, i'll be back with some more detailed posts.
Time to present part one of another commission. From the same client as my recent rhino i've been asked to put together and paint a tactical squad, again in novamarines colours.
I had built and sprayed these on moday evening, but couldn't get to a working computer (long story) Until now. As a result these pics are a day or so old, and i have started the base coats since then. Anyway heres how they looked yesterday!
The photos aren't the best. I took them hastily, but you get the idea. Rest assured the photos of the finished miniatures will be more comprehensive.
On a slightly related note, i have been asked a few questions regarding my marines and how i build them. I intend to address these questions in the form of a tutorial (with photos) in the very near future.... i'm really busy but it's on my to-do list so i should be able to get round to that soon.
More Novamarines photos in the next day or so.
Thanks for reading
Hello again. I meant to put this post up last night but i was busy and it got late. So first thing in the morning it is then.
Basically i'm moving into the final stage and i hope to have it finished today, leave it overnight to dry properly and ship it 2moro.
Here are some pics:
So the main coat is done.
Weathering and highlights are done. Still work to be done on tidying the freehand.
Still a few little details to paint, like the purity seals.
Fair amount of tidying up on the rear door. The inside is painted, but it was too dark to get a good picture. I'll be sure to take one when it's finished.
Got the razorback parts to finish. That's basically it. I am aiming to have it finished today so that i can give it a light coat of varnish tonight and have it dry ready to be sent to it's new home 2moro.
The other day i recieved a commission for a Rhino In Novamarines Colours. I was looking forward to attempting the interesting but tricky colourscheme. Painting Armour is always fun so when i recieved the rhino on friday morning i set about building it straight away, sprayed it and left it overnight.
The client had requested that i paint the interior so i decided to add a little extra interior detail to give me something to paint :)
I felt inspired to make a little custom razorback turret with a few of the spare parts:
A few spare rhino and landspeeder parts there. It wasn't requested by the client, just a little extra bonus i've thrown in.
So here is the progress after doing a few hours on it today. Still have plenty to do but its looking good so far.
The turrets and hatch can be swapped out as i haven't glued them.
Thats all for now.
Time to post an update on my ravenwing army. I've not really done alot of hobby in the last month, but i got these models finished just before i had some time off and never posted them.
So here they are:
First is a landspeeder:
There a few finishing touches still to add, and the base needs finishing, but i'm happy so far.
When putting together this army i had 2 types of landspeeder: the one from the ravenwing box set and the new type one that you get when you buy one on their own.
And seriously, the one in the ravenwing box is horrible! Don't get me wrong, the box is still a great bargain, but the new style one actually fits together... i had to melt the top piece on one of them because it was so mis-shapen, and almost all of them needed alot of putty work. The ones out of the solus landspeeder box were a joy, the complete opposite. The majority of it snap-fits and it's a much better design.
Anyway, the next thing, a bike squad:
I would consider these my tabletop quality. I didn't really take too long on them, spent the most time trying to get the black how i wanted.
Hope you like them.
Blood angels captain for sale as part of my moving house clearout. As usual i just picked out a load of parts i liked and built this guy.
Auction is here.
Ok, i'm back from my hiatus, although i am moving home in a couple of weeks. So there won't be alot of time for hobby until i'm in my new place. I will have a big new room to use as a studio so i'm sure i will be spending alot of time in there!
Moving home means it's time to clear out a load of bits and unfinished models that i just won't get round to using.
So first up to find a new home is the space wolves i built a while back.
Love some of the poses on these guys. Each one has a different head and all bar the wolfguard have suitably angry looking bare (helmet-less) heads. I am pleased with the individuality of each model and could imagine naming them all if i were to paint them....
Auction is here.
Grey hunters squad 1:
This is a squad of 8 Grey hunters (7 and 1 wolfguard).
More really individual looking models here. The guy on the right in the pic (with the big knife) is one of my favorite marines that i have built recently.
One guy at the back has a plasma gun. As with the bloodclaws i have tried to avoid repetition of parts throughout the squad.
Auction is here
Grey hunters Squad 2
A squad of seven this time. 1 Wolfguard & 6 wolves. One has a melta gun. Slightly less individuality in this squad, but still a couple of cool looking models in there. Not to mention that frost axe!
Auction is here.
Finally the Wolf Lord and bodyguard.
Had give the boss a pair of wolf claws. Also alot of little touches like the helmet on his belt and various wolf tokens about.
The other guys have old beardy faces to emphasise their veteran status.
Auction is here.
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