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Corvus Cabal – Warcry miniatures

I bought these models with no intention of ever playing Warcry. I did so because I saw them and thought they were cool. I’ve not done that for a long time, and never with the intention of just selling them afterwards but I am so glad I did. The Corvus Cabal look so cool and are really fun to paint. Here they are:

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I did something new with these miniatures and that was use Steggadon Scale Green through the airbrush in order to base coat them. I was unsure how well it would go through the airbrush as it’s not made for it, however with a bit of thinner, it worked out really well.

Next step was to block in the other base colours. Rakarth Flesh for the skin tone and Negro gold and Black Metal (Scale 75) for the metallics. I used Dryad bark for the browns. For the feathers, I used a mix of 50/50 Steggadon Scale Green and Fenrusian grey to drybrush them and then Fenrusian grey to highlight at the end. The flesh tones were either picked out with either Kislev flesh or Palid Wych Flesh to give a little variety.

Skulls were done with Ushabti bone, washed with a watered down Seraphim Sepia and then highlighted with Screaming skull. The hoods were highlighted in Incubi Darkness and then again with Kabalite green to give a subtle variety in the colours of the miniatures.

I am most pleased with how they have turned out, now just to find a new home for them! If you are interested, feel free to get in touch about them!

 

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The weekly ‘to do’ list – 18th Aug

I think I might make this a weekly feature. For my own records and goals as much as anything else. I love lists, they help me to focus and give me something to work towards as well. Nothing feels quite so good as being able to cross something off and to move on. I oftem do a daily list on twitter – which I then cut into paint tool so I can cross things off. I want to see if this works as a method of being productive or not. It’s always good to have a focus to help achieve things I find. Here we go then:

1 – Corvus Cabal – Warcry. I literally bought these models to paint and sell as they look really cool and I want to paint them. I have no intention of ever playing Warcry at all, but these guys are so neat

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2) Elucidian Starstriders and Gellerpox Infected Kill Teams. I loved painting these before and managed to pick up the boxed set for a good price. I know they sell well and sell quickly, so I want to get them done this week to make some money for the bank holiday.

3) Eldar miniatures. I picked these ones out of a job lot that was purchased as miniatures I want to pratice skills on, prove I can do things other than Imperium and Demons and generally to push myself with. One of them is a Death Jester, which should be fun!

4) Work on this guy a bit more

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5) I also have a HORDE of D&D scenary miniatures to look at and work on for Stronghold Games.

I am sure there will be other bits and bobs as well, but those can be added and crossed off as the need arises. I think for now, this will be enough!

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Tournament Standard.

I have made an addition to the commission page today. As well as adding in some more recent pictures, I had added Tournament standard to the list. This is a most basic painting scheme aimed at those who want to play in tournaments but cannot be bothered to paint thier army, or who want it doing super quick.

Here are the details:

Tournament minimums are three colours and bases, so this is what this tier gets. Three colours and basing. Price will vary depending on how many miniatures need doing and what minatures they are. Cost for infantry/troops will be from £1 per model. Larger miniatures will cost more. If you want to try out the new ‘hot thing’, this is the scheme for you.

Here are some examples I have done recently:

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It’s basic, and quick – perfect if you need miniatures doing swiftly in time for the tournament at the weekend!

As always, feel free to get in touch if you are interested.

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Old Hammer finds!

I started getting into Warhammer and painting in the mid 1990’s. I may have mentioned before that my sister discovered Games Workshop and dragged me into it the next day. She bought some nurglings and I bought a banshee. I was a young goth and they had skeletons, it was a match made in heaven. I’ve been painting, on and off, ever since.

Today, while re-organising and tidying the hobby room, I found some old boxes full of miniatures that have long been neglected. It was nice to see them and I thought I would share them with the world.

These miniatures have been sat in a box for at least the last six years, so I have decided to part with them. The old miniatures I am keeping are the ones I have painted and are in the display cabinet. These ones deserve to be treated well and placed in the hands of someone who has the time for them. Seeing them brought a warm smile to my face however, and I hope that it does to you too!

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What’s on the table this week?

This is a bit like a weekly ‘to do’ list! These are some of the things I wish to achieve miniature wise in the week ahead, though I am not sure I will get everything done with a planned trip to my folks place! So, in no particular order:

  1. Khorne Berzerkers. I’ve already base coated them and got them on the right sized bases. Now they need finishing off.

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2) Guillliman who is a commission for a friend of mine, and some screamers. I want to try something with different colours on the screamers. Guilliman is already base coated and ready for pin shading and metallics.IMG_3564

3) This Death Jester and the other Eldar guy. They came in a batch of Eldar that was picked up at the Warboot and I think they look interesting, so I will paint them to sell at a later date. Always good to try some different miniatures right?IMG_3563

4) I want to paint this guy to practice on those swords. I believe this is a converted Autarch?IMG_3562

5) This fellow has a banner and is already primed… I’m going to Eldar freehand it and practice gems!IMG_3561

6) And then there is this guy…

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I shall be very busy but I am confident I will get at least the first 5 done. The last guy will be an ongoing project as he is rather large. He shall be the reward for painting the others and progress will be slower. I am painting him for myself though, rather than for commission or selling. Either way, it shall be a busy, but fun, week!

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Primaris Ancient

I finished the Primaris Ancient today, and I am very pleased with how smooth and sharp he turned out in the end. Here he is:

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Some of these pictures are a little grainy because I have tried to lighten them. I wanted everyone to see the colours but I think I may have gone overboard a little. The next one is much sharper!IMG_2527

Here is the new Ancient with the Ancient I painted about two years ago when they first came out. I’ve come a long way since then and it really shows. My edge highlights are a lot sharper and I can blend colours a lot better now too. My basing has also got a lot better. I’ve always tried to assert that the only one you should compare youself to is you. Your progress is your journey, no one elses!IMG_2529

For those interested, these are the three colours I used to create the blend on the Ancient. After preshading with white to create a zenith, I used Ultramarine Blue as the base all over, making sure I sprayed underneath as well to make sure there was no black left. The mid colour was Magic blue, sprayed at about 90 degrees and the last one was Electric blue sprayed from above.

The Ancient is for sale is anyone is interested, please feel free to get in touch if you are!

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Chaos Raptors

Remember these guys from the other day?

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I have done some more work on them and got them finished! I wanted to build on the base I had given them with the airbrush and so have worked on them today. I’ve picked out gold trim and popped some bleached bone on the spiky protrusions. I’ve added some silver, washed a couple of areas and put them on the right sized bases. I didn’t want to spend too much time on them simply because I feel that the base red needed to be a bit stronger. They were an experiment after all, one that partially worked at least. I learned a good deal about using the airbrush and the use of the colours I have chosen as well. The red needs to be stronger on the lower areas of the miniatures, which is something I can do next time.

Either way, these lads will be on their way to a new home soon enough and be mangling whatever forces come their way. I’m pleased with them and what I have learned at the very least!

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