Saturday, October 23, 2010

Work in Progress

I haven't posted in a couple of weeks, despite my intention to post at least once a week.  To make up for that here are a few of the things I've been working on.  The woman with chainsaw is from Reaper Minis.  I've been really impressed with the quality of their stuff.  Clean castings with plenty of character.  This one is finished and will end up on a shelf.

Next up is the almost finished Ultramarine Command Squad.  Fletcher wanted a cool looking squad with a close combat set up.  I picked up a Dark Angel veteran kit and had a few other bits so this is how they ended up.  I'm happy with how they can out and Fletcher loves them.  Just need some detail on the bases and a coat of sealer and they are finished.  And OK they probably should have the Ultramarine logo on the shoulder, but I suck at painting it and don't have any of the stuff needed to do a good job with transfers.  They look better without it.

And lastly, something I just started.  I picked up a few Tau on ebay, thanks to having a balance on my pay pal for a while (and still got some money there, rubs hands together).  A couple of crisis suits and a broadside.  So first, wow, GW metal casting really frickin' sucks.  I mentioned how much I like Reaper's casting.  Well GW was the opposite.  Flash everywhere is annoying, but the thing aren't even shaped right.  They are all buckled and curved.  Pretty pathetic really, and particularly as their plastic stuff is second to none.  Anyway, I wanted to have a bit of fun with the Broadside so here we go.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Russ Plus - Extra armor finished

Image heavy post, but its worth it.  Here is my finished Russ Demolisher with the new Secret Weapon Miniatures extra armor kit.  It all goes together really well, gives the tank a slightly more 'techy' look which fits the huge plasma cannons just fine.  The last two shots show it with different guns, but also with the sponsons off and replaced by flat panels.  So thank you to Mister Justin for coming out with this kit.  I get a damn fine looking tank out of it.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Russ Plus part 3

Almost finished.  Needs to be a bit rustier.  :)   Looking good though.  I'll get some decent photos once its done.

And here is the rust and the exhaust black, ready to make the tank look a little more like it has seen some use.  The weathering on the treads was rust brown (below) and terracotta earth with a wipe or metallic iron over the top.  Looks great.