lundi 5 février 2018


I was able to sneak in a little painting this weekend between exams and running a supers RPG table. So here's the progress.

The golden areas got a heavy drybrush of Prince August 801 Laiton, then a light drybrush of Prince August 878 Vieil Or, then a few touches of Vallejo 77.702 Duraluminio on the tips. The silvery bits got a coat of Vallejo 77.721 Hierro Quemado, then highlights in Duraluminio. The gems are Duraluminio then Citadel Waystone Green (technical).

Next steps: fabric, cords and leathers. As if they aren't campy enough as is.

Getting windy out here.

I WANT YOU to die for the Emperor.

samedi 3 février 2018

Well, it's been a while...

Remember when I said I wouldn't paint anymore for a few years? Yyyyeah. Turns out a few months after that, I decided to get a whole new army. But I wouldn't go for the shiny, exotic ones like Harlequins. I would go for the VERY shiny, exotic ones.

The Golden Condoms. The Badass Bananas. The Bling Brigade. The Adeptus (what) Motherfucking (what) Custodes.

They are the personal bodyguard of His Majesty the Emperor of All Mankind itself. Each one of them costs a small fortune, and they are insanely hard to kill. Each of them is gayer than the Theban Sacred Band, and buff as hell. And less than 40 minis will put you well above 2000 points. They are also, visually, amazingly cool, being more golden than a XVIIIth century Hapsburg toilet.

Good thing I wanted to paint metallics.

I was lucky enough to pick up two of the Talons of the Emperor boxes while they were still available and before the codex was announced. Since then I just bought a set of Allarus Custodes terminators and Trajan Valloris, the big cheese. I WILL get the jetbikes once they're out, because if playing Eldar taught me one thing, it's that jetbikes rule.

Anyway, here are a few pictures. The base coat is Citadel Retributor Armour Spray (NOT the same color as the paint-pot Retributor Armour, as I discovered to my displeasure). Then I applied a full body wash of Game Color Flesh Wash (Lavado Carne), except for the dreadnoughts which I haven't done yet and have included for comparison.

Next step: drybrush highlights. So many drybrush highlights.

From Golden Light they come to kick your ass.

Pictured Right: Vexillus Praetor, minus the Storm Shield.  Pictured Left: an average Custodian Guard, still harder than basically any of your guys.

Contrast between washed (left) and unwashed (right)
He just wants to shake you by the hand.

samedi 30 septembre 2017

Changing the lights

I bought a cheap, small portable lightbox a couple of weeks ago to help me with making pics, so at least I can get some better reproducible results, so I reshot the two last units I painted. This is how it went:

Also, here is a pic of the full project so far:

vendredi 29 septembre 2017

mercredi 27 septembre 2017

Big guns never tire

Just a quick update to show the last fully painted squad: some Heavy Bolter Iron Havocs:

lundi 28 août 2017

A matter of character

Lately I've mostly been assembling a lot os Primaris Space Marines for my "I can't believe they're not Iron Warriors" Ebon Skulls Ultima Founding chapter. I have enough for about 2500-3000 points of them now with just infantry ^_^.

GW has released a number of pretty decent Primaris character miniatures... at a price point that a) seems completely bonkers and b) that I'm not about to validate or encourage by buying. Which means that if I want to fill the roles those characters occupy I'll be needing to do some conversion work. And that's what I've done:

Primaris Captain in power armor:

Primaris Apothecary:

They're obviously still not finished (duh), but both are made using the new Primaris sprues with select regular SM parts.

I've also assembled two squads of Intercessors using the Reivers Bolt carbines. As rules-wise they are exactly the same as auto bolt rifles, I'd rather use the carbines with the regular intercessors to make them more distinctive from the other models of bolt rifles (and I wasn't going to use the carbines with the reivers anyway, so...).

(They are blue because they are from the "Know no Fear" starter set).

dimanche 6 août 2017


So, I'm actually still alive and -somewhat- kicking. Here's a very recent pic of my desk :

If it looks like it's a random mess of whatever I felt like assembling whenever I had the time or will, that's because it's exactly the case.

All the Marines and Tyranids are from the "Deathstorm" box, released a couple of years ago for the Shields of Baal series. The Captain and Broodloord are excellent sculpts, crisp and dynamic, with the Broodloord completely dwarfing a Terminator. That's kind of big, yeah.
Unfortunately, while not as bad as the Carnifex featured previously, the other minis were kind of bad; the genestealer was a real pain to clean up, with thich moldlines over organic, detailed shapes. I'm not sure if I'll bother with doing the whole squad.

Last but not least, the trio of Sherman 105s was rushed in an hour, for a recent battle. If it's got tracks and a gun, it can fight !