Sunday, 18 March 2018

Weekly Progress Report 18/03/2018

Hi all. Hope the snow and bad weather has encouraged you all to stay in and hobby!

Aveinus has been basing his Gretchin and Ork Nobz this week, he’ll also soon be working on a Painboy, Battlewagon and some Meganobz

Following from his post yesterday, Hector has managed to finish off the cloak and is making a start on layering and highlighting Dorns armour.

Update: Done some work on Dorns armour, just needs highlighting

Kaelo has been working on his Sector Mechanicus terrain and has been trying out ways to make the silos look like they are full of liquid. Here is a picture of stage one:

The Battle Bunnies

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Rogal Dorn; part 3

Hi guys,

It's good to be back in the UK! I'm making more progress on the cloak now - the main thing is that I have changed my recipe for the cloak.

In theory the way I originally planned it could have worked but I was having some real difficulty trying to get the transitions right so I've gone back and pretty much started it again. I'm going closer to the recipe Duncan used for the How to paint Skitarii Rangers video he did a while back for Warhammer TV.

  1. Mephiston Red Base
  2. Agrax Earthshade
  3. Mephiston Red Layer
  4. Evil Suns Scarlet Layer/Highlight
  5. Wild Rider Red Highlight 

As you probably can tell, the pictures above I've done steps 1 and 2 and I'm going to be making a start later on laying up the Mephiston again. Hopefully I will have more to show tomorrow for the progress report tomorrow as I also hope to start layering up the armour too.

As you may recall from the previous post, I mentioned before about my fingers getting in the way when working on the cloak. Now this isn't such a problem as I got myself some blu-tac and some mini bamboo skewers and voila, I can now keep my grubby fingers off the paintwork while I'm painting away!

Next time I post, Rogal should be looking a lot more complete - we are getting to the point now that the pre-highlighting assembly stage is imminent!

Hector Cephas

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Necromunda: Van Saar Gang

Necromunda is still killing it at the moment, and here is the fourth gang with a really awesome remodel. 

Love the colour scheme here. Such a cool contrast, which I'm sure people will be doing some amazing colour combos for their own gangs. 

Combat shield?! Hair tendril? Melta pistol?

Very esoteric. 

Twin Plasma pistol toting Champion!

Hmm. Does he look like he might be a bit pallid under there? Radiation sickness maybe? And is that an Irad Cleanser?

What a cool looking gang!

And what's this?! A new set of modular terrain?!?

What a night

Drake Seta

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Weekly Progress Report 11/03/2018

Hi all. 

A mixed bag of progress again :)

Kaelo has been working on some Sector Mechanicus terrain and bought one of the Hive Shield boxes which is cracking value. He is looking forward to getting it all painted. 

Also, never one to stick to a single project, on Wednesday he ordered some Mirkwood Elves...which he has already finished. Below is a WIP picture.

Aveinus has been working on Dispossessed, basing some 40k orks and some Haradrim he found from he was a kid! There’s almost 7 of them finished currently.

Atia used this week to experiment with toxic slime for the Necromunda Zone Mortalis. Work on Morathi has started too!

I myself have been busy with another project, more on later, but have also managed to take the Plasma Regulators a lot further along. Still hopeful to get them wrapped up in a week or so. 

. . . as well as The Aett!!! My gaming room garage conversion is well and truly on its way. The front foundations have been dug out and the concrete lintel and up to DPC level brick line has been finished. 


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Knight Errant Nathaniel Garro.

Hi all

One of my friends by the name of Shadow has passed pictures of one of his recent projects over to me, and I thought I would share them. 

"Garro was a two year project for me, not because of a lack of talent or want to paint the model, but because it meant something very special.  The model was bought using graduation gift money from my Masters, so I wanted to make sure it was absolutely perfect before I showed it off.  For me, that meant painting it only when I felt my very best and knew I could give it the proper attention that such a beautiful model and beloved gift deserved.  The paint scheme itself is amazingly simple, but the quality I wanted far outweighed speed."



Nuln Oil wash

Runefang Steel edge highlight


Black ArmorPterges, and Scabbard:

Abaddon Black

Eshin Grey edge highlight (scabbard and pterges only)


Brown Cloak:

Dryad Bark

Nuln Oil wash

Dryad Bark edge highlight


Red Sword Grip and Word Bearer:

Mephiston Red

Nuln Oil wash

Mephiston Red layer (sword grip only)

Evil Sunz Scarlet highlight (Word Bearer only)


Gold Armor:

Retributor Armor

Gehenna’s Gold layer

Reikland Fleshshade wash

Gehenna’s Gold layer (avoid the recessed areas)

Liberator Gold highlight



Bugman’s Glow

Cadian Fleshtone layer

Reikland Fleshshade recess wash

Kislev Flesh edge highlight


Silver armor:


Ironbreaker layer (except the bionic showing on the leg)

Nuln Oil recess wash (extra used as necessary on the Sigilite’smark)

Runefang Steel edge highlight


Shadow and I talk daily and we often share work in progress pictures and techniques. This is in my opinion one of the best models he has painted, and it is great to see when someone levels up in their painting skill attribute. :)

Well done. 


Sunday, 4 March 2018

Weekly Progress Report 04/03/2018

Hi all. 

Another week in hobby town:

Hector says hi from Budapest! He's busy assessing the fortifications in Buda and going to talk to someone about gene-coding the accesses to the Citadel.

Aveinus has been painting his Dispossessed again over the last few weeks. He’s now close to finishing the next 5 Hammerers.

I have been working on 6x Plasma Regulator terrain pieces. They are coming on well and I hope to finish them this week. I have also got a little bit of progress too regarding my garage conversion :) all doors and windows will be delivered in the next two weeks, and the foundations at the garage front are going to be dug up and replaced hopefully this week (weather permitting). Then hopefully the whole garage should be air tight and ready for internal work by the end of March. Hopefully it would be swiftly brought to new home white within a month after that, then furnished by end of May. 

Battle Bunnies

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Rogal Dorn; part 2

Hi all,

I thought it's about time I give you another update on how Rogal Dorn is progressing - particularly as I'm planning to escape Storm Emma's "wrath" and enjoy a nice weekend away in Budapest!

As you can see, he is a bit more complete looking than last time. As I mentioned in the Weekly Progress Report, I intended to jump onto doing the cloak but I decided since then to do the shading instead as now that I have got my Citadel Painting Handle, I think it makes more sense for me to get some of the model builtSo far, I have completed most of the shading apart from Rogal's hair and the grip and wing decor on the Voice of Terra.

Unlike with Angron where I pretty much painted him in a week because I felt I could get away with drybrushing his armour, I do seem to be taking my time with Rogal as there are a lot of details that I want to make sure I get right and since I have shaded the model, those details have become a lot more prominent. I am somewhat intimidated by the project if I'm honest as I'm not a great painter - I'm just good at "cheat" methods and getting reasonable table top standard results in short order but I feel I have to really up my game here.

Once I'm back from Budapest, I think I really need to get cracking with the cloak - will need to use some blu-tac and stick it to something as it was proving fiddly to shade as is and I can't risk wrecking the detailing when I start layering it up.

What do you guys think so far?


Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Necromunda: Sector Mechanicus Progress

Hi all. 

Kaelo and I are getting further along with our Gang War terrain, so I thought I would share some pics of the stuff just thrown together haphazardly. 

I still have two of these vent towers on the left to paint. 

Six of the Thermic Plasma Regulators are being painted currently. I have chosen to do the ribbing as copper, as I thought Plasma blue would be very bright in the underhive. 

Getting closer. 

Drake Seta

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Weekly Progress Report 25/02/2018

Hi all. 

Atia finished the first 2'x2' piece of the Zone Mortalis: Necromunda. More tiles, Necromunda stuff aswell as Morathi and Daughters of Khaine are on the worktable now!

It's been a slow week for Hector but he's making a start on the cloak. His intention is to focus on completing the cloak's shading and initial detailing before it gets glued to the rest of the model.

Kaelo has spent the week finishing 20 Sector Mechanicus Pillars and kitbashing a few Shadespire Skaven!

Battle Bunnies