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Horus Heresy Space Marines, Orks, and Mechanicum Commission Update #21 – Apothecaries May 30, 2021

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There are two Apothecaries that are assigned to the army. Naturally, they get jump packs for more efficient door-to-door surgery. They also get fancy squiggly spears. I think the next White Scars minis will be the dreadnoughts.

Horus Heresy Space Marines, Orks, and Mechanicum Commission Update #17 – White Scars Outriders Batch 3 April 27, 2021

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The next few bikes are done. They’re the first of the bolter bikers and are equipped with fancy weapons.

Horus Heresy Space Marines, Orks, and Mechanicum Commission Update #15 – White Scars Outriders April 16, 2021

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It’s been a while, building and getting the pieces ready to paint for these guys. But, since I’ve gotten started on them, progress will be fast. This is the first batch and the other 13 bikes are on the way! Like the rest of the White Scars, there’s a mud/trench theme for the bases so I made sure to include a lot of weathering.

Star Wars Armada: Republic Repaint – Remaining Squads April 12, 2021

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It says remaining squadrons as if it weren’t almost a dozen.

A couple of each Republic fighters here. Finished off the Torrents and Arc-170s. The new ones I did are the Y-wings and Aethersprites.

I painted my inverted scheme on a Torrent and Arc-170 to represent the escort for my Consular of the same scheme.

I painted the Y-wings the alternative colour of green since I’m doing blue and white instead of red and white for my Republic fleet. They are called Ferb squad, though I am open to consider Olive, Matcha and Thyme as the name. I painted one of them yellow to represent Anakin and tried to keep to the design similar to the media representations.

The Aethersprites are done to represent the 4 Jedi squad leaders available to use and a couple normal ones. There is Plo Koon, Asohka Tano, Kit Fisto, and Luminara Unduli. With the models so tiny, it was hard to get the unique colour scheme designs that each Jedi has. But I like how they turned out. I am considering getting more Aethersprites so each Jedi can have their own squad.

Horus Heresy Space Marines, Orks, and Mechanicum Commission Update #12 – White Scars Jetbikes 1 January 31, 2021

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The first batch of jetbikes are done.

Like the Xiphon and Chaplains I already did, there is a lot of dirt and weathering on the bikes. They are currently in battle, in white armour, so I imagine it gets dirty. The bases further expand on my theme of these. Some stone faces are attached with chain so it looks like an excavation is going on. I think I’ll add more wood pathways for the trench works part of the theme.

Orange Diamond Harlequins Commission Update #2 – Shadowseer & Crew January 10, 2021

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The scheme got the okay and I finished a few more minis.

The Shadowseer is converted and looks really cool. I add more blue to the grey and shadows for increased contrast. I made the backpack white to break up the dark cloak in the dark.

3 more passengers were done as well. Most of the pattern is in diamonds, but sometimes I do a veiny lava-cracking kind of pattern.

Horus Heresy Space Marines, Orks, and Mechanicum Commission Update #6 – Termite Halves November 29, 2020

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A couple of Termite Drill halves are done. I did the different colours of the army, Yellow and Red. Slicing Forgeworld models in half is a bit scary at first, but then the bloodthirst sets in and before you know it, resin dust is all over you and there are two halves sitting on the table.

There was a bit of work done to build up the dirt around the hulls too. So it looks like the dirt is being displaced by the Termites going into or out of the ground. I’m particularly pleased with the Termite going into the ground, where the dirt is welling up like a wave in the front. I even used 4 different materials.

Slate pieces and small gravel were used to build up the bulk of the dirt due to the sizes. Small ballast mixed with small pebbles formed the majority of what is covering the base. And finally, fine sand was added to the edges and corners on the tracks and hull so it looks like some is sticking to the vehicle.

I tried to get the weathering a bit more realistic. The Termite coming out has a lot of dirt all over, where the drill going into the ground has more dirt and mud concentrated to the front. The little gun ports on the red Termite are left quite clean since it opens and closes at will, so little dirt would probably get on the guns.

There are two more to go and will also be red and yellow, though they will be full Termites. One of them will have open doors.

Cities of Sigmar: Ulric’s Retribution – Crew, Sequitors, Incantor August 7, 2020

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I have done a handful more of Stormcast Eternals.

A pair of crew for the ballista is done. I like having helmetless Stormcast for my ranged units. I have built the Castigators (soon to be converted Vanguard-Raptors) to have some kind of Empire heads. The bits for them are coming soon and am super excited to see what they will look like.

There are 2 more Sequitors done to complete the 5-man unit. Group pics soon.

The Knight-Incantor is my first leader-type Stormcast. She may go between being an army leader and squad leader. I made sure to keep the magic glow in the eyes and staff.

The resin bases continue to look great. The leaves and moss make them pop a bit and tie each piece together. There’s still a good 20 more models, or so, so once they’re all done, they will be a great sight.

Kingdom Death Board Commission Update #7 – Ballista & Shield July 16, 2020

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The last of the minis are done! These are miscellaneous models from the Iron Weapons sprue. I’m not sure if they even have equipment cards or whatnot associated with them.

Since they are Iron Weapons, I painted them similar to the weapons the Big Game Hunters have and made sure to make the iron cold. There’s some yellow to make the gold accents and the shield gets jade-like motifs.

Kingdom Death Board Commission Update #1 – 3D Printed Tiles June 4, 2020

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I’ve been radio silent for a while now, and this is why. I’ve been working on smoothing out step lines from these 3D printed board tiles. Now, I am excited to show off the fruits of just over half the labour.

Since these are printed from a filament printer, the layer lines are quite obvious. I used UV curable resin to smooth the steps. Since that’s all done, they are now ready to be painted.

I’m excited to see it all done.