Thursday, 8 July 2010

Hello World

Wow, its been a while since I've been able to check in on this place.  Sadly I don't even have anything to report, I've been on a bit of a kick with my Space Wolves and so the Roughnecks haven't seen any action.

I'll try and drag out the squads I built around Christmas and finalise the paint on them, and I've got a Vendetta conversion that I might also attempt over the next month or so so there's a good chance there'll be more progress on here soon.

Hopefully some poor souls will still be following this by then, if you are, I thank you for your patience.

Cheers, bG

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Service Guarantees Citizenship!

Its General Election day here in the UK, and all of you out there should get yourself down to the poll stations and cast your vote, no excuses.  Its the closest a general election has been in this country in a very long time and could be the time we finally see some changes in the political landscape which has remained the same for over a century - I for one welcome that.

So in homage to the ideals of the ST universe, when voting is a priviledge and not a right, I think we all owe it to ourselves to make our voice heard, not matter how small you think it is.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Landing Craft - 2

A ways back when, I talked about making a landing craft a-la starship troopers for my guard to use in place of valkyries. Well I just read this article which shows a brilliant conversion of a storm-raven gunship using a valkyrie as base, and looking at it there is a lot there that I think would go perfectly in creating a starship troopers landing craft.

I recently bought an old valkyrie from someone at the local game store, cost me £10, and I'm going to see if I can't pull it apart and have a go at making something from it before I start working on my new-in-box valkyrie.

I might just have some real content to post here before too long.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Company Command Squad

Another long absence, sorry about that.  Here's the final models that I built before Christmas for my starter Mobile Infantry army.   They are - 

The Company Command Squad:

With Iron-Hand Straken to represent Lt. Rasczak


... and here is Sgt. Bastonne representing Jonny Rico, who will be my veteran squad commander.


Hope you like them, they may see some paint in the near future too

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Squads 2 and 3

Its just a teaser, I snapped a couple of pics of MI squads 2 and 3 after priming them but before painting.

I discovered just how quick the painting can be as when I did get to sit down with these guys, I managed to do all the fatigues and armour on them in about 2 1/2 hours from undercoat to dried washes with only the flesh left to do.

I've got a company command squad, most of a platoon command squad and a couple of extra guys to do as well. Lots of pics will be coming along soon.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Well, here I am nicely settled with my family, a couple of pre-christmas drinks and relaxing well into the holiday. I just want to wish you all the most Happy Christmas and a very lovely New Year.

I'll be returning very early in the new year with lots of new pics of my progress.

See you in the new year.


Thursday, 10 September 2009

Squad 1 complete

Here they are, very quick to paint, nice and easy, and the colour scheme is pretty close to the films:

The fatigues are codex grey, the armour is adeptus battle grey, weapons etc are black, everything gets a good dry brush with fortress grey and the insignia get painted with it, washed with badab black, flesh then gets a quick coat before being washed with ogryn flesh.
Thats it, painted up, bases will be earth colours drybrushed up to bone to give it that sandy/dusty look of the bug planets.

The painting probably only took me a couple of hours for the entire squad (the trouble was finding that time) so I think I can bash out a decent sized force of meat for the grinder in little time when I get the opportunity. These guys may be shelved temporarily for a bit as I'm going to concentrate on the wolves for a month or two with all the lovely new releases :D

C&C welcomed. Cheers, bG