Saturday 20 March 2010

New Venerable Dreadnought done

Its taken me 2 weeks to paint this guy due to other commitments but here he is in all his glory.

Venerable Dreadnough "Will be Named Later" for your perusal. Only 1 little bit of kit bash on this chap. Can anyone tell me what?

Tuesday 16 March 2010

Librarium Painting Challenge Complete

I have once again taken part in the BolterandChainsword Librarium Painting Challenge and once again I have completed the task.

This year I put down for 5 units. A dreadnought and tactical company which I have posted previously as well as 4 terminators, Captain Sicarius and a unit of Scouts.

It actually took me quite a bit longer to get done than I expected. I blame a plethora of new PC games that came out for this. Mass Effect 2 was the main culprit but the new Dawn of War 2 played a part as well.

Anywho, onto the minis.

Terminators first. I have to say that I am not really all that happy with them except for the Space Hulk one. This is mostly because of how the helmets came out. They are the one part of terminators that I struggle with. Not with painting the white but with getting it defined nicely.

Then came Captain Sicarius. Now, even though I play 2nd Company Ultramarines I loath the character of Sicarius. I dont like how he has been pushed as this sort of "ideal" Ultramarine. I far prefer Agemman. However it is a really great model.


Last but not least are the scouts. I bought these chaps way back in the day when I first started 40k and before I had the rules or codex. The idea of hard core snipers appealed to me. That was before I found out how rubbish the were. Anyways, I stripped them down and decided to do a more covert style colour scheme for them while still retaining enough elements to identify them as Ultramarines.

Wednesday 3 March 2010

The Postman Cometh....

In a fortuitus chain of events I was at home today when a package arrived. In this overly large box was my new Venerable Dreadnought. It was not in my plans to build this today but once I got a look inside I just couldnt resist.

So in an orgy of plastic shavings and glue I put this chap together. One of my main issues was deciding how to make him as there are so many different bits you can fit him out with. In the end I went with what you see below. The only change I made to this guy was using a set of MK4 feet that I had left over from a Forgeworld Dreadnought which suits him very well.

I will put pics of him up once I have painted him up. That will have to wait to the weekend unfortunatly.

The Fleet Launches

The first 2 ships of my Battlefleet Gothic Imperial Navy fleet have come out of the construction dock. I was really happy with how easy these were to put together and to paint.

I used a really simple scheme of drybrushing through various shades of grey up to white. Dwarf Bronze for the ornamentation and a black wash over that. Enchaned Blue was used for the Prow.

Unnamed Dominator Class Cruiser

Unnamed Gothic Class Cruiser