Thursday, 30 October 2014

WIP: Dwarf Longbeards #1

It is funny to be put in the situation where you feel a model has too much detail. So much in fact that you don't have room for your own creative additions like freehand details. I really felt this with the Hammerers so now as I finish assembly on the first unit of Longbeards I really want to create some space for Karak Eight Peaks iconography. I spent a rather significant amount of time over the weekend with the Dremel and hobby knife scraping off the faces but leaving the edging on the shields. Getting clean margins on the inside circle was slow going.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Showcase: Warriors of Chaos Putrid Blightkings & Gutrot Spume

Hey All! Quick video showing the new Putrid Blightkings & Gutrot Spume with photos below. Happy Halloween! :P

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

WIP: Eldar War Walker of Iybraesil #1

I've already painted one War Walker for my craftworld Iybraesil collection, but in the end I want a squad of three. So, two more models to go. Here is the assembled War Walker number two. Just as with the first one, weapons are magnetized and I used Wave Serpent style mountings for a more streamlined profile. I also added some rubble pieces to the base. Can't wait to slap some paint on it.

Trivia: The rune of the rubble piece on the right is based on Jes Goodwin's initials (JG).

Monday, 27 October 2014

WIP: Beorn and Bear from the Hobbit #1

New project time, I've decided to go back to the Hobbit range. I love the Hobbit range and there are some fantastic sculpts. This is an interesting box set. It costs £30 and you get Beorn in man and bear form. The man sculpt is great. It's a cool, relaxed pose and the detail is fantastic. The bear however is terrible and doesn't look like Beorn from the films. I've actually resculpted some of the facial fur to make the head a rounder shape and more film accurate. I'm pretty happy with it now. 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Showcase: Garfy's Orc Armies on Parade Board

As promised, I'm pleased to premiere my Armies on Parade showcase video. This is my first video that I've made for the blog. I hope you like it, if you do like it, let me know. It might lead to more in the future. The more traditional format of pictures follow after the jump, as well as how I did in the competition. 

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Showcase: Dark Eldar Venom

Hey there, I arrived save and sound from my trip to the UK and Warhammer Fest, so I finally found the time to finish the Venom I started painting before my vacation. Check out more pictures after the jump.

Friday, 24 October 2014

WIP: Garfy's Orc Armies on Parade Board #13

Tomorrow is deadline day and I'm adding details to my Orctress. Shields, banners, weapons and lots more which you can see after the jump. 

Chat: Custom Dice

I'm a bit of a sucker for custom dice. I tend to buy dice to match my armies. As you can see from the picture above I have Tyranid dice, Ultramarine dice, yellow dice for my yellow themed Orc army. I love it. This got Stahly and I thinking and we had a chat about how cool it would be to have Tale of Painter dice! Then we thought it would be strange because we're a painting website. What would we actually put on the dice?  This is where you come in. What would you like to see? Would you buy them? How many would you buy? Let us know in the comments.