Thursday, October 12, 2017

Assault Squad WIP #1

I've had a squad of airbrush coated assault marines sitting in a box almost since last Christmas. These guys have been given a big nudge along by taking part in the Bolter & Chainsword vow for 2017. The little bit of external (self-induced) pressure has been good to focus on getting them done...

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fallout billboards for 40k terrain: tabletop ready(ish)

Since my airbrush (and about 400 other bits of equipment, paint, etc) have been on our dining table, I've taken the chance to smash out some more basecoating of scenery before they outstay their welcome. 

The two Fallout inspired billboards that were knocked up a few weeks ago are now serviceable (if not yet weathered/detailed). 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Warsenal containers: adding colour

I've had 10 of the excellent Warsenal storage containers built since about Easter, but have been slow to put paint on them with the distraction of building minis from the Dark Imperium box. The first batch of storage containers now have some paint on them...

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Fallout billboards for 40k terrain: quick weekend construction

I'd been thinking about scratch building some billboards for 40k for a long time (even bought a packet of plasticard I-beams about a year ago...) but have kept putting it off as my ideas for building something featured overly complex designs of beams & frameworks.

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that a dude I've known through work for ~10 years is actually a hardcore closet gamer, and has recently put in 120+ hours exploring Fallout 4. 

Our long talk about the Fallout world prompted me to just dive in and just build something 'good enough' rather than a perfect reflection of a real-life billboard.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Devastator Squads WIP #4

Final WIP post for my devastator squads: a couple of assembly shots and gearing up the sergeants. At some point when I dig my airbrush out of storage and varnish everything, I'll take some properly 'finished' photos. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Devastator Squads WIP #3

Last post left off the 2x Dev squads for 5th Co. with the marines themselves largely done. The 5x man unit here has had knee coloured black for eventual squad markings, and are now waiting for helmets & weapons - which come together below...

Devastator Squads WIP #2

These guys were finished up to decal/varnish stage a while ago, but haven't yet posted the WIP pics from my phone. First stage painting doesn't look too different from tactical squads, but worth posting how I went through building these in separate parts to get to the fiddly details...