Modelling: Ruins, Landing Pad and Galvanic Magnavent

I’ve had a few pieces of terrain waiting to be finished off for a while, so a concerted effort on them, and here they are.

No, I don’t know what a Galvanic Magnavent is either, but it’s quite a nice piece. Pretty pricey to get it by itself, but I got it in the Imperial Knights: Renegade box, which is much better value for money.

Galvanic Magnavent

It’s pretty simply painted. Black undercoat, drybrush of cheap ‘burnt sienna’ (because I don’t want to use expensive GW paints on terrain unless I have to!), and then a drybrush of bolter metal/leadbelcher. There are a few details, like the little screens, some gold, and blue panels on the vent/tank thing in the middle.

Galvanic Magnavent

Galvanic Magnavent

Galvanic Magnavent

Galvanic Magnavent

The rest of the terrain is laser cut MDF from TTCombat. Given it’s all just 3mm MDF, it’s pretty good and really good value (especially compared to the GW equivalent!).

TTCombat MDF Terrain

Again, all pretty simply painted. The landing pad was painted pretty much the same as the Magnavent. There’s not as much detail on the model, so I just added a little more weathering on the metal and a few scorch marks from a landing craft’s boosters.

But I tried something new on the ruins, as they’re concrete/plascrete rather than metal. After the black undercoat I painted these with cheap craft paints, but I used a sponge instead of a brush. The end result is that it’s quicker, no brush marks, possibly less paint, and quite a nice finish for ruins – a little uneven and it doesn’t get into the corners, so no need for washes later. I then just drybrush highlighted the edges with a lighter grey, and stuck some bolter metal on a few raised areas.

TTCombat MDF Terrain

TTCombat MDF Terrain

TTCombat MDF Terrain

TTCombat MDF Terrain

TTCombat MDF Terrain

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Modelling: Chem Vat

Chem Vat

This is my latest terrain feature – a chemical vat tower thingy. It’s based on a Pringles tube, but it has a hidden secret that only comes out at night…

Chem Vat

Okay, so that’s not that clear, but there are 3 red LEDs underneath the platform that flash like little warning beacons.

As I said, it started life as a Pringles tube and there’s a laser cut MDF platform I got off eBay that fits nicely around the tube.

Chem Vat

Then I added some pipes (drinking straws), cabling and a few other bits. The cabling is actual wire for the LEDs. The fan on top is from a PC (maybe off an old graphics card, I can’t remember exactly where it came from) and fits the Pringles tube lid perfectly. The fan/lid is removable so I can get to the battery and switch for the LEDs.

Chem Vat

Chem Vat

Blood Bowl: Apothecary

Blood Bowl Apothecary

A classic metal painboy, painted up to be my Blood Bowl apothecary. His right arm is from a 1st ed Necromunda Goliath ganger. The gun has been modified to be an ‘urty syringe.

I went a little over the top with the blood, so had to repaint his trousers. Not so keen on them now. Maybe I’ll re-Nuln Oil them at some point.

Blood Bowl Apothecary

Blood Bowl Apothecary

Blood Bowl: Cheerleader

This is my first post for about 4 months, and the last of 2017! Happy New Year everyone! 🙂

I’ve not been painting a lot since the arrival of my own little Nurgling, but I have been trying to get a Blood Bowl team together. So far, this pretty lady is all I’ve got finished.

Blood Bowl Orc Cheerleader

Blood Bowl Orc Cheerleader

Blood Bowl Orc Cheerleader

Blood Bowl Orc Cheerleader

Watch out for more of my Blood Bowl team (but not necessarily soon!).

HeroQuest: Greenskins

Thanks to the DakkaDakka painting challenge, I’ve done some more HeroQuest figures – one of each greenskin!

HeroQuest Greenskins

This is how they looked for 25+ years, before their re-paint.

HeroQuest Greenskins

These guys were fun to paint. I really like the little goblin and his mischievous little grin! Oh, and I really recommend GW’s Blood for the Blood God paint. Makes the blood on the sword and axes look really authentic. Check out Duncan’s video guide.

HeroQuest Goblin

HeroQuest Fimir

HeroQuest Orc

And finally, a nostalgia photo…

HeroQuest Greenskins

Commission: 3D Printed Custom Mini

Someone at work asked me paint up a mini they’ve had 3D printed of their other half – and with that I got my first commission!

I got a few photos so I could get the hair, clothes and cat painted right.

The mini is from Hero Forge and this is how it looked when it arrived.

Hero Forge 3D Printed Mini

Hero Forge 3D Printed Mini

It’s a custom design – the Hero Forge website allows you to customise the mini loads – and the end result is pretty good. I just needed to make sure the paint job is suitably customised too.

This is how it turned out –

Hero Forge 3D Printed Mini

Hero Forge 3D Printed Mini

Hero Forge 3D Printed Mini

Hero Forge 3D Printed Mini