Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Credit where Credit is Due

I wanted to convert some of my Stealth Suit's and having failed to get inspiration myself I asked Karitas to have a go and I'm very pleased with the results. Go over to his blog Excommunicate Tratoris and check them out.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Stealth Decision

The next figure to receive the paint treatment is a Stealth Trooper.

Originally I was going to paint them a dark green. I got so far as to basecoat them in the chosen colour. But after receiving a Shadowsun for Christmas and loving the white armour I decided to change. I gave it two thin coats of white to get rid of the green then 1 coat of black wash to fill in the detail. Then went at it with the topcoat.

I’m happy with the results although the finish could be a little smother. I’m hoping that the new clean ones will receive paint a little better.

Sorry again for the picture quality they are much darker than the true result.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Break from the Norm.....

As previously mentioned here’s a few of the small conversions I've been up to. They're not as ambitious as some of the guys out there, as I’m a bit reluctant to chop up good models but I’m slowly getting braver,

First up is my next Shas’ui, for some reason locked away in my head the leader should never wear a helmet so I’ve carved up another head added some damage and used it on the base. I also wanted a standard barer so using a gun support arm I removed the hand spun it round and used some brass rod as the pole with part of an Ethereal symbol of office as the cap. I plan to add a green stuff flag, but that’s next weekend.

Next up is a plain old Firewarrior. I’ve used the Binocular hands from the tank guy sprue, carved the one arm off and added a pulse rifle. I have also chopped too sets of legs apart to make them look like they are stepping up on to the slate (stolen from the garden) for a better view.

Talking of the tank guy sprue, I tried to create a unique Tank commander by again removing one of the arms from the binoculars and adding a Carbine arm. I then chopped most of the carbine away and added the end of a pulse rifle to create a smaller more single handed weapon. To finish I added a piece of left over lead as a thumb.

Last but not least, My Ethereal. I Have removed his symbols of office and added an honour blade. Made of Brass rod with the symbol of office added to the base of the pole and some bits from the good old bits box to decorate the top. I’m planning to add a blade later, which I’m currently on the hunt for.

They're still a bit rough but after a quick tidy with the file and a base coat they should look a bit more complete.

Shas'ui Gets Some Color

After the XV8 I decided that the Firewarriors needed a dash of colour. I started with some production lining but Shas'ui was the first to be finished. Mainly because he's my favourite.

I did a slight conversion when building him. I used one of the gun support hands to hold a carved out head. I think it makes him look determined but that might just be me…

Friday, 8 January 2010

Colours are calling me

I've finally started to paint.

First out of the box after the few Fireworriors I have finished was my XV8 commander. He is not quite finished yet but I wanted to show everyone what I'm up to at the moment.

I have a few small conversions I've been doing over christmas with a tank guy and an ethereal, which i will get on here soon.

sorry about the picture quality, it was on my phone....

Ill add some more photos and some more models when the camera battery is charged and the paint is dry