Monday, November 30, 2015

Doctor Who

My brother is a big fan of Doctor Who, old and new. I'm painting a couple of things for him for Christmas. Here's the first - Heresy Miniatures' 'Hugh II'.
 Nice miniature, although I struggled with the vast swathes of blue. I haven't painted eyes for ages, but I thought you have to for David Tennant!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

More Chaos Cultists

I've been painting these cultists in between some more elaborate models (the Cadian standard bearer, something else that's on the way). They are such a pleasure by comparison! Straightforward to paint without being at all boring.
 I go through colour phases with my painting and I seem to be in a green phase - cultists, imperial guard, walls! All green! Anyway, the next thing will be decidedly non-green. If I can get it finished...

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Cadian Standard Bearer

Painting progress has been slow lately, and blogging with it. This guy took a while to grind out: it was a relief to get him done. He's a standard bearer for my Cadian Infantry.

The paint scheme is pretty standard, but he has a few little personalisations. The location of the unit, Star Ford, is a corruption of my suburb, Stafford.
The unit's motto, Tormento Pabulum, sounds suitably bombastic for the 40k universe unless you happen to know what it means. It translates to something like 'cannon fodder'.

And here he is, inspiring the aforementioned artillerists' banquet!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Cadian Infantry

Phew, it's been a while. My motivation often tends to flag a little at this time of year. I end up doing more purchasing and less painting. Not good when I'm trying to churn out stuff for a campaign next year.

Anyway, here's something I have done. A half dozen of cannon fodder Cadia's finest. It's a pretty bog standard paint job on some bog standard figures - Astra Mundanium - not a lot to get excited about really.

About the only thing worth noting is the freehand numbering. Lots of straight lines make this an easy regimental number to paint. Paint the three long vertical lines first, then the others.
Oh, and some Rogue Trader spelling.