Archive for November, 2013

Valkyrie pilot

Posted: November 29, 2013 in 40k, Imperial Guard
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Just finished this guy as well.

Figured he can join Sgt Kristin Romana as ground assistance.

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Finally finished my KV1`s and took some pictures of them on the board.

Bring on the panzers.

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Best thing about these KV1`s was that they only take a couple of days to paint up.

KV1 Zvezda finished

Posted: November 23, 2013 in 15mm, Russian, Zvezda
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Finally finished my KV1 and I`m a lot more happy with the result.

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The photos are better as well.

Its finished, but I`m not happy with it.

Quite a few mistakes in construction and I don’t like the paint job. Oh the photos are`nt much good either.

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On the plus side it was all a learning curve so the mark II will be better.

Been trying my hand at a new field of action, specifically an early Battlefront Tiger in 15mm for Flames Of War or some thing similar like Rapid Fire rules.

Its not finished yet and I plan to do a KV1 at the same time ,but one thing is plainly obvious

…..what a pain in the arse 15mm is compared to giant 40k models.

All credit to people who paint 15mm stuff its seriously fiddly.

Problems I have encountered so far and as I mentioned its not finished yet !

  1. Battlefront Tigers don’t come with assembly instructions.
  2. Ever tried removing a metal jack in 15mm scale from a sprue and not cutting your fingers off ?
  3. Tiny parts of metal need super glue which by its nature runs and the parts stick to you.
  4. My detail brush is well small, but not small enough for 15mm.
  5. Even with super glue small parts fall off days after while you try to paint them.
  6. I never base tanks but after the tiny parts falling off scenario I can see wisdom in doing just that so my fat fingers don’t squeeze off a mud flap or two.
  7. Airbrushing tiny detail is difficult and its easier using free hand.
  8. Ignore pictures of other models on the net and use real pictures to get the detail correct.
  9. Leave gluing on tracks/wheels until last or you cannot get behind these areas.

The picture below is my work in progress. The KV is a plastic Zvezda.

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I`ll update as I progress, if I progress ?

If anybody has any tips/hints on painting these mini beasts please feel free to share your secrets.

Ork Warboss 2nd time around…..waaaagh

Posted: November 12, 2013 in 40k, Orks
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A friend recently asked me to paint his Ork Warboss because he hated painting

and wanted it to be purple !

Not my favourite colour either but what the hell I`m game for anything.

Its not my cup of tea and I`m not big on painting orks,

but here he is.

I put him next to an old warboss I painted a year ago in yellow.

I think I prefer the yellow ?

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Pheeew, another 3 heavy weapons finished .They are a mixture of old and new

plus a few converted bits. My favourite is the guy lying down with the

rocket launcher waiting for an unsuspecting tank.

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And finally a nice picky of the heavy weapons in line with the regiment.

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This is my first female conversion so I went for nice and simple, using a standard Cadian Shock body

and sticking on a Future Skirmish female head(its the female with the SMG).

I changed the arms and sorted out a different back pack.

I also added a pilot type helmet so she looks a little like ground crew.

I figure ground crew would have small fire arms as well.

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There are a few female conversions about on the net

and I find most of them give women big hips,

curving busts and red lips.

In real life females in combat wear one size fits all mens sizes so the

exact opposite appears……baggy clothing.