Age of Sigmar · miniatures. · warhammer

Cypher Lords and a Webstore?

I have just finished painted the Cypher Lords for Warcry, and I must say they are amazing miniatures to work on. They are detailed, interesting and not too fiddly to stick together either. Easier than the Corvus Cabal for definite. I stuck to the colour scheme on the box as I have painted these with the idea of selling them in mind and wanted to stick to what I know is popular. Here they are:

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I am also going to add a page on this website with miniatures I have painted that are for sale. They will have a price next to them and people will be able to contact me if they are interested. This blog gets a fair bit of traffic now, when I post things and it might be another channel for me to sell bits and bobs – has to be worth a try!

blackhandmarines.com/store/

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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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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.

40K · miniatures. · Warhammer 40000 · Warhammer 40k · Wh40K

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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Kill Team Noctis Aeternae – Shraivok Tar

I mentioned in a post about a month back that I had made a Kill Team. Today, I managed to finished the first miniature in the Kill Team! The miniatures I managed to acquire for cheap at a warboot – I didn’t want to have to buy new models or spend a fortune on them so I counted myself lucky when I saw some Night Lords lurking about on some stall looking a bit sad and in need of a new home to terrorize.

All of them had been converted out of various bits and thrown together. They had also been undercoated but were in need of a bit of mould line removed and cleaning up as well. This was done easily enough, and since the Night Lords are where I go when I want to show off, or try new things, it has taken me a while to finish the miniature.

Shraivok Tar is the boss of the Team. I’ve not really worked out a back story for any of the miniatures, other than names as yet, except one guy (who is a bit of a gimmick but we won’t hold that against him.). I do plan to do so when there is a thirteenth hour in the day and I have some time to do so.

For now, enjoy this glorious murderer and hope that plenty of glory will come his way, when I eventually get around to playing Kill Team…

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There is a lot of freehand on these miniatures, none of the symbols are done with decals, as I am not a fan of using them. I’m pleased with how they turned out. I am also pleased with the heads he is holding. They look suitably horrid. The miniature has a purity seal on it, which I didn’t want to remove. I put some Nostramon runes on it instead.

The non-metallic brass needs some work I think, the dark looks alright, the bright looks alright but I think it needs some more mid tones. Something to work on with the next guy!

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Freehand Friday

The title is a lie, I spent most of this week looking at freehand work. I wanted to share them all in one place however and ‘show off’ what I have done. Freehand was not something I had ever really considered before, however I was prompted to try things other than another galaxy cape. I have a full sized Chaos Reaver Titan here and I want to do the (not so) miniature justice. I want to have amazing looking frescoes painted on it as it stomps its way over the battle field. In order to achieve this, I need to get good at freehand work.

Here are the results from this week’s painting:

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Ahriman’s cloak of stars is always a good starting point!
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Legio Mortis on the mini reaver
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The Eye of Horus

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Ave Dominus Nox.

There are plenty of ares for improvement with these pieces of freehand. Blending could be a bit mroe subtle in places, the skull shape needs working on, but for first attempts on something a little less forgiving than a galaxy, I can say I am proud of what I have done so far.

Items for sale:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/heretic_deb?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

Most of the miniatures I have painted lately are up for sale here, including Eisenhorn and Slambo. I am also open to reasonable offers.

As always, commissions are open, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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Digby: Master of Possession!

I did my second stream on twitch today, which went rather well. I have changed the camera around so you can see what I am doing properly. I bodged it together using a spare lamp to hand the camera on and it worked. I also switched to using Streamlabs OBS which I found pretty easy. I even managed to set up a layout image which worked well. It still needs work but it was a step in the right direction. It will be a work in progress for some time I think.

Speaking of work in progress, I did manage to get Digby, the Night Lord Master of Possession finished off, which was an achievement. If nothing else, streaming makes hobby time vastly more productive.

Here he is in all his horrific glory:

The lightning looks OK. Not amazing. I think it needs to be a lot sharper and I feel I need some more practice at this before I tackle Sevatar. He will be started next week – yikes.

I do like the skin cloak he is wearing. I like how that turned out and think the blending of the colours works. I will be using that mix again,

Tomorrow, I plan to build the tech-priest. He is made of fine cast however so expect lots of ranting and moaning about how rubbish that material is to work with. I am undecided whether I am going to stream as yet, we shall see! I have enjoyed it so far, so it is quite likely I will.