Wednesday, 10 July 2019

136. Leman Russ - A Comission Project part 2. Project complete

So, Hi, Hello,

It has been forever, and I can only apologies for that.

In short, 8th edition has killed my hobby drive for 40k.
And for the most part, that used to make up a large portion of my hobby in geneal

I haven't been inactive hobby wise though, just primarily doing non-40k things like Age of Sigmar, Bloodbowl and so on (Check out my Instagram)
However, I did tease the Leman Russ Commission I'd been working on.

The good news is that I finished that a while back and the client was very happy.

The better news is that it won my local gaming clubs 'best single miniature' & ;'best in show' award.
The BEST news is that it also managed to snag me a finalist pin at this years Golden Daemon/ Warhammer Fest in the 40k single miniature category!

Well pleased with that.
Here are the photo's of the final thing for you!









And for a sneaky bonus, a picture of it in the Golden Daemon cabinet


The green dot indicates it made it to the finalists
Sneaky picture of the pin


Considering this is my first entry into Golden Demon I will take that!

I'll try and update this thread as/ when I have to show off... but do expect it to be very slow going forward (unless there are some Demons I can shoe horn in here XD)


Thursday, 12 April 2018

136. 2/3 isn't bad, right? Bloodbowl part 15/ A Tale of Many Hobbyists part 1.2

So, my Orks are done!!

Well, almost... the basses need finishing, and I need to add their numbers, but as they'll be the same colours for the Human team, I'll just do them all in 1 go.
I'll hopefully post a picture when that happens.

Completed group shot

The group shot is a bit terrible.
I need to seriously invest in upping my photography game (lights, lightbox, camera... everything)

Managed to snap some better individual shots though.

Close thrower

Close Blitzer

Closer black ork

I wont call this project complete until I've added those last detail, but for now, it's on to the human team


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

135. Teaser: Leman Russ - A comission project.

So a substantial time ago I was commissioned to paint the Primarch of the Space Wolves, Leman Russ.

I finally finished him a few weeks ago, so I'm going to photograph him, however, I thought I'd show you a little teaser to whet your appetite.




That's all you're getting for now.

I'll see if I can dig out any more WIP shots of him to throw at you before posting the completed model

Until then!


Monday, 5 March 2018

134. A tale of many bloodbowls. Bloodbowl part 14/ A Tale of Many Hobbyists part 1.1.

As I stated the other day, I've started running 'A Tale of Many Hobbyists for my local gaming club.

A good chunk of the pledges I made were to work on some old Bloodbowl models I shared with you guys on here yeaarrrsss ago (in 2013 to be exact in the post '19-random-update-but-it-has-models-so.') Well, we have progress!

001 - WIP
I've got the Green to where I want the base colour to start at.
I'm going for a super old school 80's/90's vibe, so bright saturated Green.
This took about 5/6 layers between Caliban Green and Warpstone Glow (mixing them in between) and a fairly heavy wash of Biel Tan.
Form here it's highlights and some darker shading on the Black Orks.
And of course, all the other colours...

But yes, progress has been made, which is the whole point of the 'A Tale of Many Hobbyists.'

Until next time


Wednesday, 7 February 2018

133. A Tale of Many Hobbyists. Part 1.

In case I haven't mentioned this before, I run a Hobby Club called West Midlands Wizards based in, shockingly, the West Midlands.

I'm in charge of events for the club (either running them, or coordinating) and one of the events I've set up is 'A Tale of Many Hobbyists.'

In case you haven't heard of this kind of event, it is something Games Workshop used to do in White Dwarf (I think they still do occasionally), where several Hobbyists, get together, set a target, and work towards an end goal.
This used ot take the form of 'A Tale of Many Gamers,' with players growing their force each month, and taking part of a linked campaign.

While I'd love to run this, the pace is slightly relentless, and in addition, not everyone in the club games or collects large projects.
So I decided to run 'A Tale of Many Hobbyists.'

The year is split in to 4 separate parts, and at each intersection, participants set up a hobby goal to work towards.
At the end of the year, we'll all have made some awesome progress... and conveniently, completely (hopefully) a specific project in time for another event I've set up, 'Project of the Year (which is something we can talk about later).

I digress.

My hobby goal for the first 3 months is to get some of my long standing projects completed.

First and foremost I want to get Leman Russ finished (Ideally in time for the next trip I go on to Warhammer World)

In addition, my 2 classic Bloodbowl teams

The Orks:

The Humans:

On top of this, I want to finish my Lord Relictor:

These have all been started, but considering how long I paint, it is something a little ambitious for me!

How about you guys? Would you like to join in?
The first part, consisting of 3 months, runs from February 2nd and concludes May 3rd.
Hit me up on here, my Twitter or my Instagram with your pledges and progress if you do!

I'll try to post progress at least once each month

Until then (or something worth while happens)


Wednesday, 31 January 2018

132. Solaris Reaper Primaris Space Marine.

So, I haven't posted here for a good long time.
If I go into detail, it will be over at The Science of Selling Yourself Short
In terms of the hobby I've been all over the place.

First off I've been running a gaming club for the last 6-ish months. It has taken a lot of my focus, and to make up for it, I'll p[probably post the content I've made for it on here (once it's concluded)

Second, I've invested a lot of time on a commission paint job I took on quite some time ago.
Despite being told I have no reason to rush, or feel pressured, I couldn't help but put pressure on myself.
This has meant that, not only have I not finished the commission itself, but also, I've felt guilty working on anything of my own... to the point I've been super inspired and excited to do a thing, but haven't allowed myself to do it.

Third, I've taken a big break from 40k.
I have mentioned this previously, but I'm not totally sold on the new 40k.
It's been several months, I've played a good few games and read a good amount of the material, and I just don't much care for it.
It lacks flavour, it lacks theme based mechanics (which is the draw of a game like 40k) and it lacks finesse.

I think I'm going to stick to AOS for gaming for the foreseeable future (unless a few of us want play some previous editions/ 30K)

That being said, I obviously still love the theme, the flavour and the miniatures.

So on that note, I have a thing to show you.

Recently, a member of the club I help run has just finished running a painting competition on his Instagram.

The challenge was to paint a Space Marine in his homebrew chapters colour scheme.
As I need a bit of a kick up the ass to make any progress.

Here you go:




I think the whole thing took me about 8 hours, and reminded me of how much I hate painting white.

Anyway, hopefully I'll start getting back into some 40k stuff, and my hobby in general.

Until then


Tuesday, 30 January 2018

New Year Startu!

I know I haven't posted anything since July, but let's see about fixing that.

I've recently been biting off more than I can chew in life, but I'm getting good at managing it, so hopefully I'll get some shit done!

Speaking of....