Friday, September 21, 2018

Warhammer 40K - Black Templars Army from Days of Ol'

So a friend of mine was all into getting back into War Hammer 40K....until he got himself a new girlfriend...then he forgot.  ANYWAY, he made me dig out my old army of Black Templar Space Marines.  I still have a bunch to paint I guess.  Need to find these photos of our game. 

As I was setting up the army, I forgot just how much I actually had and more that are new in the box!  Holy COW!  Not the best photos, but at least you get the idea!  Need to get a few more games in.  I really liked what they did with this game. 

These models were all painted between 12-10 years ago....give or take a year, maybe more. 

 The Terminator dude was a special character with a power hammer.  I cut off the hammer and took two Dark Elf Executioner swords and glued them into a phase sword and painted him into a Black Templar instead of the Imperial Fist that he was.  I also removed any Imperial Fist references. 
 My Land Raider Crusader
 The doors are Forge World.
 The entire army.  I need to finish painting it. 

 Templar Squads

 Small group of Kill Team on left, from the old days, NOT the new plastics but older metal bits. And metal Grey Knights and Inquisitors. As you can see not finished

I hate the Dread.  I need to repaint it.  You can see some vehicles.  In the old game, Black Templars couldn't use certain things, with the new rules, they can use anything.  Much Better! There is a demolisher somewhere in there. 

Misc. Miniatures

Rough summer.  It's getting harder and harder to find time to post updates, but I will try harder.  Been hibernating from my KV-1 and P-47, soon but in the meantime been making and painting minis. 

Here is what I have been working on:
 New Henchmen members of one of my Mordheim war bands. 
 Ghouls for an Undead Mordheim Warband
New Wyrdstone that I made
 What I used to make the Wyrdstone

 Used the glaze to give the illusion of the stones glowing.

 Making the bases with GreenStuff
 Green Stuff rollers from Green Stuff World
 First use the smooth roller, then the patterned one.
 Just trim the edges and you are done.  VERY simple and looks AWESOME
One of the new Kickstart Lawmen models from Black Scorpion.  I got a bunch for playing Legends of Old West and Tombstone. 
This is my priest before the washes (shade)
This is him after.  Nice and simple.  Love the Citadel Shades.  I used 4 different washes. 
 Priest.  Pray or die outlaw!
 Quick paint job for the deputy
My Sheriff/Texas Ranger.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

WIP: Bandai Star Wars Tie Fighter

Here is where I left off with this model.  
 If you look close, you can see where George Lucas and his crew used WW2 Tamiya models to add to their Star Wars models.  I am pointing to a German tank jack.
 Washes similar to Tie Fighter

 Running wires down the stand and painting them black. 
 Testing the LED
You can see the light through the windows.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

WIP: Bandai Star Wars Tie Fighter

It has indeed been a while.  Real life gets in the way of fun.  I have been building, but NOT frequently at all.  After the end of February, I lost the spark and stopped some models I was working on DEAD in their tracks.  Around August I start to gain steam again.  Anyway, let me post some of the work I had finished and documented before I lost my MOJO.  Over the next few days I will upload. 

Masking the wings.  Real pain in the butt.
Panels painted.  I masked them so the paint doesn't get too think and the parts don't have a hard time snapping in. 

Pilot painted.
Cockpit painted and testing red LED.

Tie Fighter in his office.

painting the parts individually.  Adding decals.  Very small.

Such fine detail and now applying Tamiya panel line wash.....but I wasn't happy with it.  Too hard to wipe off.  So I made my own. 

I combined these two products and made my own wash.  I had that White Spirit since Mig owned AK! 

Washed and ready.  Now to finish the base, and deal with wires.