More Space Marine Bikes Completed...

Hope you all had a great Christmas. I’ve been working hard recently at getting a few more bikes painted up for my Emerald Ace’s army. I have no completed 4 grav gun bikers, another plasma gun biker for the command squad, a regular biker and my Kor’sarro Khan conversion. Khan was made out of a MKIV Biker rider from Forgeworld, a head from the Space Wolves Pack, a Relic Blade from the Space Marine Vanguard Veterans and he rides on a Chaos Space Marine bike that I have filed down in places to remove random Chaos arrows. I have a total of 6 grav guns in this army. Only two of them are from the Space Marine boxed sets, for the other four I used Gravity Guns by Spellcrow Miniatures. I have 2 more bikes and an attack bike very close to completion and I’m also working on my techmarines, thunderfire cannon and devastators who will provide some long range support for this...

Daemon Prince of Nurgle with Black Mace...

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been working on a Daemon Prince of Nurgle with Black Mace. This guy also has a converted jump pack which counts as wings. I’ve fallen a little bit out of love with Chaos Space Marine since the 6th edition codex came out and recently decided it was because the Nurgle list I was using didn’t feel Chaos enough. I’m hoping the addition of this Daemon Prince will help remedy this problem slightly. Conversion This model has quite a simple conversion job. The mace used parts from the Warriors of Chaos Dragon Ogres boxed set. I carefully kept the original chains from this model and attached them to the mace. The jump pack is made from a couple of exhausts I had spare from a Forgeworld tank (cannot remember which one) as well as a spare cannon from a vengeance weapon battery. I used green stuff to represent flesh that has grown around the jump pack to make it part of the Daemon. A chaos marauder shield and a couple of demon faces from the Chaos Vehicle accessory sprue finished the jump pack off. Painting I’m very happy with the flesh in particular on this model. It was painted with Caliban Flesh with a thin wash of Agrax Earthshade and highlighted up by adding White Scar to the Caliban flesh for successive highlights. I then applied a thin glaze of Carroburg Crimson followed by another glaze, this time of Druchii Violet. Extra glazes of Druchii Violet were used on the chin and belly area. I also used the Citadel Technical paint Nurgle’s rot in several areas. The red blistered areas were given several layers of Blood for the Blood god. The armour was basecoated with a 50/50 mix...

First Tomb Kings Units

It must be years since I last painted anything for Fantasy before I started this Tomb Kings army. My first purchases for this army were a battalion, a unit of Tomb Guard and a Necropshynx. From these I have now painted a squad of skeleton warriors with hand weapons and shields and a 10 man squad of Tomb Guard with halberds which I eventually plan to expand on. Anyway, on to the models. With so many models to paint in the core of this army, I’m not going to paint at the best of my ability for any of them but I still wanted a good tabletop standard paintjob on them. These Tomb Guard were basecoated with the aptly named ‘Mummy’ paint from Minitaire. The bone areas were painted with Screaming Skull and the gold areas were painted with Glorious Gold from Vallejo Game Color. I also then painted the halberd shafts with Khorne Red. I then applied a wash of Agrax eathshade to the entire model before highlighting the bone with a drybrush of Terminatus Stone. The gold was drybrushed with Golden Griffon and the red and blue areas were painted with Evil Sunz Scarlet and Sotek Green before given a wash of Drakenhof Nightshade. The halberds were simply painted with Ironbreaker and a Nuln Oil wash. These skeletons were given an even simpler paintjob. They were all basecoated with Screaming Skull and given an Agrax Earthshade wash with a drybrush of Terminatus stone, just as the bone on the Tomb Guard were. The shields are simply painted with Sotek Green and Glorious Gold which also had an Agrax Earthsade wash. All the bases on these models used Agrellan Earth technical paint with small slate rocks and static grass to add a bit...

3 Quick Ways to Paint Bone...

In this tutorial I will show you how to paint bone very quickly not once, not twice but thrice! These methods are designed for a quick tabletop standard, the third of which I am using for the skeletons for my upcoming Tomb Kings army which you will be seeing a lot more of over the coming weeks and months. Very Quick Way This is the quickest way to paint bone on your models and might be something you’ll try if the model is largely bone and you wanted it painted fast. 1. Undercoat the model White 2. Apply a wash over the bone areas with Seraphim Sepia (GW Shade) 3. Highlight the bone with Screaming Skull (GW Layer) White Bone White bone is also very quick and easy to paint. 1. Undercoat the model White 2. Apply a wash over the bone areas with Nuln Oil (GW Shade) 3. Highlight the bone with White Scar (GW Layer) Bleached Bone This my preferred method of painting bone and the one I’m using for my Tomb King army. 1. Undercoat the model White 2. Basecoat the bone areas with Screaming Skull. (GW Layer) 3. Apply a shade over the bone areas with Agrax Earthshade (GW Shade) 4. Drybrush the bone areas with Terminatus Stone (GW...

Using Citadel Effect Paints...

I have had the new Citadel Effect Paints since release day and I’ve been trying them out on a couple of models I’ve been working on so I could share my experiences with them. I will do a quick run down on each of them one by one and give my opinion on each of them. Agrellan Earth This is the paint I anticipated the most as I have recently started Tomb Kings so thought this would be great for their basing. I’m torn when it comes to this paint. I am very pleased with the end result but the paint isn’t as easy to use as it’s made out to be. In order to get a good crackle effect you need a thick layer of paint which makes it hard to get a consistent layer over the whole base. The result is patches where areas have large cracks than others and in some places there might be no cracks at all. Those areas I decided to cover with rocks and a bit of static grass. It’s not a huge deal as I would have added these anyway to give the bases a bit more character. On the larger base I added an undead horse. Blood for the Blood God Personally I’m not a great fan of having blood on my weapons but for certain armies it can look good. I decided to try this out on the claws of my Defiler and I’m really happy with the results. I applied it to the model in the same manner that I would paint on blood usually by doing streaks of paint from the edge of the blade inwards. Nihilakn Oxide This paint is used to paint on brass or copper to give it that...