Wednesday, 24 March 2010


I've just realised - all the pictures I've loaded, ever, look crap because I uploaded direct. I think I'd best use photo bucket. Here are the 2 pictures again:



There, much better. Now the question is, can I be bothered to go back and host all the other pictures?

Time for another painting update

All the details of painting a Dark Angel can get me down - so may colours, so many details to think of how to paint moan moan drone moan....
Ok, today's summary of the last couple of hours painting (over the last couple of weeks):
Added Devlan mud to the 'stony' bits, highlighted the red with a 50:50 red gore and blood red, and started the leathery bits (packs/drapes etc) with vermin fur (do they even still make it?).
Oh, and made the eyes blood red over mechrite red, now they glow nicely, but I'm not sure how to make them a bit more like eye lenses. Got to try dark/mid/light/white spot method I guess.

Also, 2 pictures, same dudes, a couple of minutes apart with 2 different cameras.

1) 5MP camera on an old N95 8G

2) 5MP camera on a shiny new HTC HD2

I've got a bit of fidling to do to get it right I think, but the new phone has slightly lower picture quality. Shame really, cos otherwise its shiny and new and big. I like it, can you tell?

Talent comes in many forms

Friday, 12 March 2010

Torturous, mini style.

We've known for a while now that there will be, after years of speculation, a 40k movie. WHOOT!

We found out last year that it would be called, and about, Ultramarines. BOO HISS!

I found out today, that it has the best of British voice talant. I mean, come on, John Hurt? The John Hurt as a Space Marine. How damned cool is that!

I guess all I'm saying is that I'm probably going to love it, even if it's about those goody twoshoes boys in blue. That, and the wait, is a small torure.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Must... Keep... Posting!...

Couple of days worth of painting - all little bits.

Coat the bits painted mechrite red with Red Gore - makes the red a little deeper, little darker (highlights to follow later).

Chest eagles, scrolls, decorations that might look good in a 'stone' colour go with Deneb Stone.

And natural skulls (basically on a couple of DA backpacks) get a coat of bone directly on black. It'll give a little more natural warm bone.

Best use of Star Wars toys #19

Thanks to Topless Robot.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

*insert 2nd rate colour related pun here*

Sorry, can't think of one today.

Last session I painted all the silver bits black, and today I've painted them all silver, pretty much dry brushing (maybe a bit wetter) Boltgun Metal on all metallic surfaces.

Next, Mechrite red on all weapon bits that shouldn't be silver. This is is where maybe I go away from some people's DA colour scheme. I just like the red/green/bone thing. The mechrite red sets up a good base for some brighter red on top, and also covers up the wild silver brush marks well.