Saturday, 19 March 2016

Working on some Necromunda models. Fancied trying to make a Van Saar gang look... good. Van Saars have some of the geekiest looking models, sporting mullets, curly mustaches and beards. I've heard them described as 'Ned Flanders' looking.

First I had to decide on a colour scheme for the gang. Everything in warhammer 40k is grim dark, and most of the models I've seen other people paint are dark colours, and all one colour, no variation. So I hit upon the idea of white, grey and orange. A very popular mix of colours used in a lot of sci fi nowadays (District 9, Mass Effect, Destiny).

So heres my first attempt:

Not finshed yet. Just basic colours really. Needs some highlights and weathering but its getting there.

Then I wanted my Van Saar to be a bit techy. Like the old Tech gangs from Confrontation. I saw this picture in the rule book and had a go at creating a model from it. Again needs some finishing off.

And a few others that are works in progress:

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Goblin Wolf Charriots

Goblin wolf charriots.

These came in a box called Goblin Battle Chariots and the Goblin hero in the back was called Odbod Dogbreath.  I love the stories that used to be on the back of the boxes back in the day.

The models are still a bit 'work in progress'. Almost there. The whips are made from guitar string. One needs a handle made from green stuff. I had lost the scythes from one chariot, but managed to find a pair on ebay. I've glued them on but they need painting. I wanted a rusty look to armour and metals and added that in places. Kept the colours muted and earthy.

I started by painting the wolves. Instead of just painting them grey and dry brushing them, I looked online for wolf photos and tried to paint the patterns and colours that real wolves are. 

I did the base last. Just PVA and sand. I tried to leave rutts from where the wheels passed at the back of the chariot. Its more noticeable on the second chariots base. 
I don't like how the bases have turned out right now. I think the models looked better before i did the bases! I plan to add grass tufts and/or static grass. 

-Any tips or advice is welcome!

Saturday, 30 January 2016

I'm back...

Well it's been a while since my last post. Lots things things going on in real life and not much time on the hobby. But now things have settled I can once again get back to painting and playing games.

First up are a couple of Necromunda Scalys. Great models to paint. My photos dont really show the variations in the green skin tones though. Pretty much finished, just need to finish the bases by adding a few grass tufts etc.