28 Sept 2012

You should never contain your inner Ork

As you can see from the pic, I have loved 6th edition so much that orks are back.

Painted today, ghazgull, burna boys, a burna nob with a KMB, a painboy and if you look in the back ground, I have base coated 70 grots .....

4 Sept 2012

6th Edition Flies In

Ah yes.

I could say the usual phrase "it's been a while" but I'm not going to. Whilst it would be factually correct it doesn't even come close to describing the last couple of months so I'm going with a new phrase: "today I spent time with my hobby"

Suffice to say that I'm now picking and choosing what I work on depending solely upon my mood so the Flames of War stuff had to take a back seat after our first game of 40K 6th Edition re-fired my need to get on and paint something futuristic.

The question was where to start? In the end I decided to start in the air!

Please welcome my new Triumvirate of Fliers to the world of 40K:

First up the Stormtalon for my Raven Guard. Yes it's a bit stumpy but I like it! I have modified it slightly by removing the heavy looking Assault Cannon turret and sticking the guns directly into the front of the aircraft. Now it has to point where it shoots which works better for me.
Does my Assault Cannon look big in this?

Look at my Missiles

Expect Black Hawk Down references aplenty
Next up we have the very sexy Necron Doom Scythe. I recently found out that Tamiya have re-issued their Metallic Red Spray paint and I was one happy bunny. Finally I can expand the army with all the swish new toys!
This is my best side. Very similar to my other side actually.

I am a crescent moon

Where's my little red sliding light?
Ghost Arks, Command Barge and Triarch Stalker to be added soon as they are sat on the shelf asking why the flyer got done first???

And finally a group shot showing the brand new Ork Dakkajet for my Orky Allied contingent. Bought on Saturday. Built and undercoated on Sunday. Yes that is quite remarkable!

Why a Dakkajet? Because something about the Ork Red Baron just appeals to my sense of flyer justice! Hopefully get this painted soon and then on to whatever appeals next.
The Power of Three

3 Sept 2012

A visit from a friend....

...was what I really needed to remotivate me. I had been trying to use the few scattered moments of free time I get at the moment to chip away at all the hobby stuff I have to do but in truth my resolve had been flagging.

A visit from the Silverback on Friday night has really helped get me back in the mood and I even managed to get some things progressed just by using the spare ten minutes that popped up here and there over the weekend.

I'd intended to get all the infinity stuff I have ready together in stages but I was starting to beleive that it wouldn't happen like that as time was dragging. Thankfully the bits I got done mean that I have now assembled more than half of the Aleph figures I have and my batch painting mission seems likely once more. I always prefer to paint things like these together as it helps me give them a coherent feel on the colours.

I am still however in a complete quandary over what colours to paint them. The 'official' colour scheme is great but I'd like to put my own spin on it. I think I need to wait until they are spray undercoated to get a better idea for how to approach them.