Wednesday 27 February 2019

Whats up Wednesday #025

Hello all,

Hope you had another fun and eventful week in wargaming. For me not so much, had a bit of burn out at the start of the week. However the last few days have been fast paced painting of Orks (still of the Space Crusade Variety.) I have been watching a lot of videos from a speed painter on YouTube about painting with washes (Miguel Garcia Fernandez HeroQuest Series). The skin and shoulder pads have been painted with washes after a zenithal undercoat (kinda, probably too much white for that term). Once I decided on the rest of the colours for the Ork's clothing (Thanks for the Suggestion from my close friends Spud and Adam). Also from a meme about a stealthy Ork wearing purple... This is what I came up with:

Amazing the difference one colour makes to the look of a project, going from looking very unfinished to looking almost ready for the table. The boots were also painted using washes (although I think I might need to add another layer of Nuln Oil to them. Lastly for now some Leadbelcher for the metallic parts.

So until next week here is the last WIP shot of the unit:


Dan (DeathBringa) Cain. 

Thursday 21 February 2019

Whats up Wednesday #024

Hello everybody,

Welcome to another weekly ramble through my wargaming life...

This week it has been very quiet in my man cave as I haven't really had the energy to continue with any of my projects. I did however have chance to root through my supply of unbuilt miniatures and kinda plan a warband for King's of War Vanguard.

These are the miniatures I'm going use.

I was also lucky enough to have some time to play a few games this week. So I decided to go back to my wargaming roots and broke out some Space Crusade.

It even inspired me to get some old models onto my painting desk...

So that's me done for another week...

Wednesday 13 February 2019

What's up Wednesday #023

Hello all,

What it's been another week in wargaming and I've been rather busy. I've had a case of shiny syndrome and instead of painting the air speeders I have painted the Wookies. The fact that I had five bases ready to use could have something to do with it. Although I have only got one base ready. 

Not content with the mounting pile of minis I already have, I took a trip to my local game store that I've never been to before Leodis games. It was a bit of a strange place with no clear staff member no they didn't seem to be a obvious place to pay for minis. although with the store being only 10 minutes away it seems like a very good place for supplies on the odd cheeky miniature. So I treated myself...

So now I have a bag full of bases to do so I'd best crack out the air drying clay and get started, see you next week.


Dan  (DeathBringa) Cain

Wednesday 6 February 2019

What's up Wednesday #022

Now then fellow wargamers, another week has passed and it has been a very busy week but not a great deal of painting. I decided it was time I should be using my desk for its intended purpose and not as a dumping ground for projects that I'm not currently working on. So a big tidy was on the cards. It was well worth it and soon I will be able to fold away the small table that I've doing all my painting on and be able to walk round my gaming table again...

But it hasn't just been a week of tidying... I decided to go to Vapnartak in York and try and sell a few things...

As you can see it was quite a good day of selling and I managed to come away from the event with a small profit and some new units for Star Wars Legion. So I got myself a unit of Wookies and some Rebel Commandos. I even found time to build and prime them (I even base coated the Wookies).

But wait there's more. As the I got the main body colour done on the Air Speeders, just needs some panel lines doing to break it all up...
That's all for this week, hopefully they will look a bit more colourful this time next week.


Dan (DeathBringa) Cain

Sunday 3 February 2019

Painting Update - Part 11

Today, its the rest of the cultists - lets kick things off with the heavy stubbers.

I was continually surprised and impressed by the level of detail on all these models. Every time I thought I had finished a particular stage on the squad, I would find another little detail hidden away somewhere. Although I'm sure a lot of these wouldn't be very visible painted or not, once I know its there - I have to do something about it! (This made painting the unit take even longer!)

(For some reason the flash liked these four!) To add a bit of variety I decided to use some spot colours on pipes / wires.

For the most part though, I have kept the colours fairly general for these models, so that I would be able to use them in any of my Chaos armies (Thousand Sons, Nurgle or World Eaters / Khorne) - though I think they will see the most use with Nurgle.

And finally, a shot of the whole squad (apologies for poorer resolution).


Wednesday 30 January 2019

What's Up Wednesday #21

So it's been another week and the Fleet Troopers are finished. I decided to give the helmets a satin varnish, but I'm not 100% sold on the finish. Might have to gloss them.
The pistols were a nice change from the usual colours I normally use on the guns. I'm also running out of bases, so I think it might be time for another batch to be made and painted up. So on to the next unit which is going to be the Air Speeders. Although I've not been able to start them until a more appropriate colour arrives through the post.
Now they are primed believe it or not. So hopefully the new paint shouldn't take too long to arrive and I should be able to replicate what I do on the Air Speeders on the tiny rebel fighters for Star Wars Armada.

So see you all next week when I hopefully have something to show you all.

Dan (DeathBringa) Cain

Wednesday 23 January 2019

What's Up Wednesday #20

Well it's been a long time since I posted on here, over 3 years. I think it's about time to revive the page and use it for what it was created for. Rather than creating posts on Facebook, which wile it was easy lacked the ability to post a story with pictures in the right place and made it difficult for me to relate to the pictures used in each post.

Well back to what's happening now...

This is the continuation of my weekly posts on Facebook (hence why it's starting at 20). While I'll be sharing the posts on Facebook the details will be here.

So what have I been working on this week?
I have finished my Imperial fighters for Star Wars Armada with a few alternate paint schemes to represent elite squadrons...
These will be added to the two core boxes worth of Tie Fighters that I painted years ago.
But as I had an awful lot of Tie Fighters that I would probably never use all of them in a game I decided to do this...
Darth Vader's squadron! It made more sense to me to have him flanked by two Tie Fighters as he was in a New Hope. So what did I do after this did I start my Rebel Fighters so that I could start playing this great game?

Of course not! Like most wargamers I get distracted very easily and started painting my Fleet Troopers that have been sat primed on my painting table for quite some time.
I got the main colours blocked in. This was done in a very productive late Sunday night painting session. The Fleet Troopers as you can tell are not painted in film accurate colours as I felt this would look out of place with the rest of my army. So I'm going to continue with these guys it's and hopefully have them finished for next week's post. Until then stay safe people.

Dan (DeathBringa) Cain