Saturday, 9 June 2012

6th Edition coming 23-June

Just come across an official confirmation on GamesWorkshop WNT (whats new today) YouTube site confirming with a teaser the 6th Edition Rules will be announced or our in shops on 23-June-2012.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Painting Fire

Been spending past few days on the final four Orks Boyz from Battlereach, leaving a final two Boyz with Big Shootas to complete the set. To break up the static position of sitting painting and neck ache I tend to read various sites for further painting techniques. In particular I come across another nice approach to rust and of particular interest was a very well done painting of fire article by Hot-Lead. What makes the fire article so good, was the initial pages on theory of fire and how it should look. Covering image analysis of fires point of combustion through to how objects are shown when heated and cooled. He then proceeds to run through a step by step example of applying this theory to painting an elemental miniature (see Hot-Lead finished example left).

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Black Reach Painting - Day 11

Not posted for few days due to work, but I finally managed to get the second pair of Ork Boyz done with new paint scheme mentioned in my last post.  Below are a few shots of the latest scheme for legs, boots and leather straps.

I still notice I am catching the paint on boots and buckles and therefore rubbing it off back to the plastic.  Frustrating and need to be more careful, hopefully my new paint stick made from the top of an old broom and some blutak should help.  If you have any good tips on preventing this issue please comment.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Black Reach Painting - Day 8/9

Its been a slow week for me painting due to work and late hours, but I managed to find some time to finish of the first pair from new half squad or Ork Boyz.  I decided to try out some new scheme changes to the Orks skin, new teething, boots and belts and new highlighting.  

For skin I continued with a Knarloc Green base layer, but covered with the new Biel-Tan Green shade, which I feel created a more realistic skin tone and depth the the previous Devalun Mud.  I then added a dry brush of Underhive Ash to bring out some highlights early, which I then re-washed with the Biel-Tan Green again.  This worked really well and brought out much more detail in the faces and arms than previously with the last half squad.  Next was a coat of milk consistency lighter Knarloc/Snot Green mixed 2:3:3 careful to only apply like a wide highlight.  Lastly the skin had finer highlights applied of Snot Green/Knarloc mixed 4:1:3.

The boots, belts and pockets had a new Citadel colour of Rhinox Hide.  The next layer was another new colour of Doombull Brown with little Rhinox Hide to tone it down mixed 4:2:3 which brought out the detail nicley.  Finally a highlight mix Doombull Brown/Calthan Brown and Rhinox Hide mixed 2:2:1:3 to create fine highlighting edges.

Below is a couple of early shots be the final basing, touchup and battle damage is added.
[images coming soon]

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Beginners Day 7

Another great day at Games Workshop with quite a few new folk turning up.  Maybe this was the glorious UK raining summer or maybe a lot of new folk getting into tabletop gaming, was good to see some new faces attending.  Due to this we had a large battle with two groups of five a side, each with squad each, ranging from Tau, Orks, Necrons, Space Marines and Chaos Space Marines.  The battle was going well with us Orks doing some great damage to the enemy, by turn 3 we thought we were into a good position with our Necron allies covering the range attacks.  In the last few turns though it went to wall and we lost badly, particularly down to me be able to consistently rolls ones.  It seems I need to learn some skill in rolling that small size sided object called a die.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

New Necrons Inbound Q2 2012

Whilst scouring the latest news on sites I came across a post on Warseer of some new Necrons in an upcoming White Dwarf magazine.  Some snippets from the grabs below, but check the full details over at Warseer and BeastsofWar.

The new Tomb Raider with selection of weaponry looks pretty cool to, but for now I will stay with my Orks.  Less money spent that way.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Beginners Day 6

Another good Beginners Day this week with a plan to purchase some of the new Citadel Paints to make good the feedback I received on my recent Ork Boyz images. The feedback was around the boots being the same colour as the leather pants of the Ork, which to be honest I never really liked them all the same colour. So I read came up with using Rinox Hide as a base with Doombull Brown for the mid tones, highlighting with be a mix of both with some Bleach Bone to lighten. Back to the beginners day and the big Ork battle which ensued with 20 Ork Boyz and Space Marines challenging the another 20 Orks and Chaos Marines. The main aim here was to further teach us to start to remember the stats of our models and weapons. Something which seem to be taking me longer, but I put that down to old age :)