Today I’d like to tell you about a pretty cool thing that happened about a month ago now and since then I’ve been working on it when I was able, but now it’s finished ( Hurrah ) it is time to share.
Its not every day you get to have a chat with one of your heros but this is what happened to me when John Blanche contacted me to say he really liked my work and was interested in a few pieces I had made. Conversation about all sorts was had and it ended with him giving me permission to make a model for him based on one of my favorite character images of his.
Now as you can imagine that truely made my day, month and year. It’s an honour to be able to turn one of his visions into a model and get to name it to. So may I present The Penitent of Sorrow. She who walks the ashes to redemption.
The model is 40mm scale and I hope you all approve as it was a joy to create. Now it’s onto printing it.
Hi all. Just a quick one this week and I thought I’d post a few pics of some details of the Entrance board for The Chapel project. It’s coming along nicely and I’d say it’ll be finished by the end of next week………I hope 🙂
It’s been a while and I’ve been busy. While the Chapel boards take shape and the date draws near I have been busy with some other projects as well. One being an armour kit for making true scale space knights ( you like what I did there 🙂 and it’s been a trial. The idea behind it was to create a multi part kit, which consists of 2x toe armour, 2x heal armour, 2x greaves armour, 2x knee armour, 2x thigh armour, waist, abs and chest armour. This would allow the model to be posed in a variety of ways and I’ve gone through various designs and fails but now at last I think I’ve done it. The images below show the final version all primed and ready for painting as well as a scale comparison.
Assembling a model like this is fiddly business and it took me a while to figure out the method that worked best for me. You basically have to start from the ground up and have a clear vision of how you want it to look, I found reference material on poses helpful. The one pictured above is based on the standard marine next to it and I hope you agree that the pose looks more natural.
So the finished model in all his renegade glory. Once The Chapel is over I will be concentrating on my next project and that’s a True scale Black Shield army and this model was a trial one for the paint job. I’m pretty happy with how the black turned out and found it a reletively quick process. 1 marine = 1 day 🙂
Hello all! So as you’ve probably read the awesome dude behind Leadballoony Alex came over last weekend to delve into the realms of the Albino Woods and begin the creation of the ground where many shall meet there doom. Head over to his blog to see the pics of the great “we’re allowed to do our hobby all day” day. Thanks girls! It’s not often I get the chance to indulge in a hobby day like that and to put a face to the blog and meet Alex was a pure pleasure. You’re a top bloke mate!
As Alex mentioned I showed him the progress I’m making on the Entrance board and as he posted pics of the Albino Woods I’d thought I’d share a few snaps of The Entrance.
I’ve been busy! Not that that will change anytime soon but I feel the need for some much-needed blog catching up.
So The Chapel project is still simmering nicely and I’ve been working hard on the Entrance board with all the parts printed and cast and now being assembled. I’ve made it as a kit you see, a task that’s been a test of my skills and I have to say as the prototype goes it’s all coming together rather nicely. Work is also going to commence on the Albino Woods board. This piece is going to be big! Most of the scenery is made thanks to the talented IRO ( Imperial Rebel Ork ) and Alex of Leadballoony with a few bits made by yours truly, all that needs to happen now is to plan the layout and get it made…….Excited!
The Chapel project has been all-consuming for me and it’s been a joy to have such talented people along for the ride, your input has been amazing. On the subject of amazing, I will have an announcement to make to soon, one that will add a whole new dimension to The Chapel project. So get ready to be inspired 🙂
Next we have models. Lovely chunks of grey we all go made for and can’t get enough of. As some of you know I’ve been working on a selection of bits and models to sell and I have come up with an idea, an idea that was sparked by a conversation with Alex ( Leadballoony) and it is this. I would like you to think of an original bit you would like and submit it me here. I will then do my best to make that bit to sell in my shop and if yours gets made you will get it for free as a thank you. So think of an item you’ve always wanted to add to a model but couldn’t find the right part and I’ll make it for you. Sound good?
This is the part that I’m making for Alex. Can you tell what the inspiration for it was? Think old skool.
To round things off here’s a few images of the Sentinel model ( See here for more info ) that’ll be available as soon as the shop goes live.
Today I have a few images showing my progress on the True Scale Space Marines. I decided on the Death Watch parts to try out how they would look with my parts and I have to say I’m pretty pleased so far.
A few things will need improving like the joints and beefing up the torso a little but all in all I think the GW parts work well.
So in the theme of all things true scale, and in celebration of the up and coming 8th edition, I’d thought I’d break out my Nurgle Plague Marine project. These guys will eventually be part of an army with the Raptors that are still needing finishing and a massive Plague Worm as the centre piece. All in all a lot of work to do.
I wanted the marines to be true scale and the Blight Kings box set is the perfect foundation for them. It’s a lot of work converting but it pays off I think and makes for a far more imposing model. Hopefully they will be intimidating on the battle field 🙂
As for the colour pallette, I chose to go for a dirty bone look with rust, blood and oozing sores, with the flesh parts a necrotic purple and flashes of green on parts of the armour.
To see the rest of the gang that still need painting click here
Anyhoo I hope you are pleasently disgusted by them.