Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Finally, I managed to post another showcase! Sorry for the delay; I've just not got round to posting lately but rest assured that I have been busy and there's another couple of squads after this one all finished, photographed, and waiting for me to write their mini-sagas. In fact; I now have a 1,500 point army ready to roll.
So with no further ado, let me introduce you to Hjorkyr Stormblade's Grey Hunters.
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
It sometimes amazes me how cheap Wolf Guard Terminators can be. This guy is a mere 33 points, and he can make himself a bit of a handful if he wants to. Change that power axe into a frost axe and he's still only 43 points. I'll be tempted just to leave him with the humble power axe when I run him though, unless I have a spare 10 points knocking around.
This was one of those models where I was somewhat indifferent to him until I finished painting him. Then everything just seemed to "pop" and it all came together.
This guy, Ask the Hunter, is the last of the Wolf Guard Terminators I have painted. Five more will follow in the upcoming months.
Read on for Ask's tale.
Friday, 1 February 2013
This Wolf Guard model, Jofr Stonehewer, came about from me wanting to build the now classic Lone Wolf with chainfist and storm shield. I figured he could stand in as a Wolf Guard or Lone Wolf as I wished.
The problem was the actual building. As you may now, the Wolf Guard Terminator kit has plenty of storm shields and chainfists, but they're all left-handed. So when the Arjac Rockfist model came out and he had a right-handed storm shield, I grabbed it.
Such an aggressively equipped model required an aggressive pose and I like how it turned out.
Read on for more on Jofr Stonehewer.
Monday, 28 January 2013
Here is a really simple three-step way to create a heat stained appearance to gun barrels. You may have noticed the heat staining I painted on the assault cannon of my model of Barungr Half-said, and also on the plasma guns in Harald's Grey Hunters. I quite like it; I used to do brown heat staining but this blue-ish type is much more convincing to my eye.
I'll demonstrate it on a meltagun.
Sunday, 27 January 2013
True brothers amongst Space Marines has become a bit of a trope now for something that's supposed to be very rare, so my decision to have two brothers amongst my Space Wolves is perhaps a little questionable. Still, I quite like the idea so I went ahead and came up with Barungr Half-said and Varungr Helblade.
I wanted these two brothers to be quite contrasting in style, hence Barungr wields an assault cannon while Varungr has a frost blade and storm shield. I did, however, try to choose their heads quite carefully. I needed to use two that looked distinct yet similar enough that they would be convincing as true brothers.
Incidentally, some of you may remember my WIP post for Varungr. Good to have him all finished.
Okay, so let me tell the tale of Barungr and Varungr.
Monday, 21 January 2013
There are so many variations on painting power weapons. This is a tutorial on how I do mine. It's based off a White Dwarf article from a few years ago, and it's a technique I really like as it's not that hard and the effect is good. Plus you don't need an airbrush!
What more could I want?
This is a little more involved than my other tutorials, but don't be put off by that. It's much easier than it looks.
Friday, 18 January 2013
|"Into the breach, brothers! Show these beasts what it means to fight the sons of Russ!"|
-- Braegr Bearclaw during the final assault of the murder-make at Anayat Secundus
Here is the first of the ten Wolf Guard Terminators I will have in my Space Wolves army. Based on the Arjac Rockfist model, I added twin lightning claws to produce Braegr Bearclaw.
There are a lot of nice details on the Arjac model. And he's huge! Noticably bigger than a regular terminator. The pose of the Arjac model lent itself very well to the lightning claws and I'm really pleased with how the pose turned out.
The model wasn't the best cast, but I'd already returned my first Arjac due to a missing nose. Most of the details were fine, but the face still wasn't the best. But I decided to quit while I was more or less ahead and stick with this model.
Let me introduce you to Braegr.