Monday, 27 May 2013

Time for Tau !

Well I've been busy building Tau recently, but then the new Eldar get released soon....aghhhh !!

I did buy my first EVER fine cast mini - Tau Darkstrider, and was pleasantly impressed a perfect model in my view, so its looking positive for those fine cast Eldar characters !!

So here's some pictures of him, all different angles so you can see how he looks....

To be fair to games workshop the detail is very good, even down to the grooves in his hooves, there were none of the bubbles and see through parts you hear so many horror stories about online ! 
I'm quite impresses with how easy the fine cast stuff cleans up - took next to no time removing the mould lines (I did cut the top off the antenna on his gun by mistake !), and it glues up very easily, probably the only little niggly problem was getting his hair to line up (the hair is part of the gun and needs to be glued touching his braid)

So to sum up I'm glad I finally got something in fine cast and I can see the benefits, just a shame its took so long to get it right !

I also picked up a crisis suit box and a piranha, and had a go at making the battlesuits as bit more  dynamic.....

Still undecided on colours though I am leaning towards purple as a main colour....

Monday, 6 May 2013

bank holiday bonanza !!!

Unusually this bank holiday I had the day to myself so decided to get a start on some of my stuff for a change !!

First up (quite appropriately) the first EVER Tau I've assembled !!!

Then I decided to do some more....

Then it was onto a new crew I bought for Malifaux, couldn't resist these when I saw them, and the Arab is huuuuge !!

Also got an Enforcer Captain from Mantic glued up and stuck on a base I salvaged off something I'm painting for a friend, still not too sure what colours yet, was thinking maybe something like a Dark Trooper from Star Wars

And lastly some reinforcements for my Gentleman's Club in Empire of the Dead, thinking of maybe doing these as Lycan hunters from some Lords Estate, some very characterful minis from Gripping Beast, loved these since I saw them on Lead Adventure Forum

All primed up ready to paint now, was thinking purple armour and grey undersuits for the Tau

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Bushido and some more "Not Dune" !

Must of had my "painting head on" as got quite a bit done, finished off those 2 Oni (wasnt hard really just needed eyes 'n' teeth doing !) and polished off the second batch of "Not Dune" figures !

Saturday, 4 May 2013

step away from the tau....

Well I've succumbed again and bought yet more Tau..but to be fair they were the wrong price...!!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

So what have I been doing for myself....

So what have I been doing for myself....

well if im honest, not a lot, ive been badly afflicted with some "hobby ADD" and have picked up a relic hunters box for Malifaux and was tempted by the new Tau and ended up getting a box of Pathfinders, Fire Warriors and  Cadre far......!

Anyone remember Dune.....

Going to be a bit of a lenghty one (again !)

A friend of mine has a "slight" obsession with Dune, the old film based on Frank Herberts equally older book, and hes managed to get a few figures cast up that may appear similair to anyone who remembers the film...

i did feel quite flattered that he asked me to paint these up for him so really tried my best to get them to look like their characters

hes also got a second batch sculpted up of some troopers which im plodding along with the Harkonnen and Sadaurkar now:

Hes planning on attending Phalanx in St.Helens in June (its sort of our "local" show) and wanted a demo game for that so ive also been working on a realm of battle board (just 4 sections though)