Sunday, 20 January 2013

Painting Diary 2013 - 3

Managed to get out into the mancave this week partly due to a half 'snow day'.

Mainly focused on the Dark Angels Army that I am painting up.

A Company Master. I am not sure yet but I would like the regular looking Space Marines to be from the same company. I gave the company logo on the right knee pad as the left is covered by the flag draped over his shoulder. 

I built the land speeder, Sableclaw, to carry Sammael. This gives the land speeder both a twin linked heavy bolter and assault cannon. The inclusion of Sammael also means that I can take any Ravenwing atwtack squadrons as troop choices.

I have given the land speeder a simple colour and highlight colour technique and in time intend to add text to the book.

No army of Space Marines would be complete with the rank and file tactical unit. This unit is from the 'Dark Vengeance  box set. Could also be fielded as two units of five. The beard and crew cut hair cut I obtained with the black wash. A single coat allows the skin tone to show through giving the impression of short hair.

All that is missing from this unit are the company badges on their left knee. I will probably go for the third company in the end, a simple red diagonal line.

Painted models so far in 2013 = 28.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Painting Diary 2013 - 2

This week has been light on painting, only a unit of Space Marine Snipers for Dark Angels from 40K. 

After reading the new book, released yesterday, I am not sure that they will ever see the battle table. A unit of 5 scouts 70 points where as a unit of 5 Space Marines 80 points. For 10 points you get power armour and a point higher BS, does not seem much of a choice. Still I am sure the snipers will have a roll to play. 

These are metal models that have been striped of paint and cleaned up. I have tried to make them looked varied with hair and skin colour.

Painted Models so far in 2013 = 16

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Painting Diary 2013 - 1

Several of the wargaming sites are promoting painting targets through the year. One that I heard last year was to paint a model a day. While I was not tempted to take up the challenge it did make me think 'I wonder how many models do I paint in a year?'.

So this year on my blog I have decided to track for a year, 2013, how many models I paint. I have set myself no goals in this regard but to take photos and record them here of every model I paint this year.

Here are the first two units.

A unit of Terminators from the Deathwing, a part of the Dark Angels Faction found in the Dark Vengeance set from GW.

A unit of Zealots from the Protectorate of Menoth faction of Warmachine from Privateer Press.

Painted models so far 2013 = 11.