Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WH40K - How to paint Power Weapons

Hey guys! As some of you know, i've been working on my plastic converted Vanguard Veterans, and they all have power weapons, so I snapped some pics of a power axe I was working on, and made a guide on how to do awesome looking lightning. Enjoy!

So, base the weapon with chaos black.
Next, basecoat the lightning area with thin layers of regal blue until uniform
Paint lines of enchanted blue in sharp random directions to represent lightning
Go over the enchanted blue with a thinner layer of ice blue for the lightning.

You're done. Enjoy!

Matthew's WIP blog 2 - Plastic Vanguard Veterans part 2

Hey all,
I decided that i'd start working on my vanguard veterans whilst I waited for the chapter master to arrive, so i've done more work, I decided to go for a harder, but great looking helmet technique, consisting of:
-Astronomican Grey [watered down] basecoat.
-HEAVY wash of badab black
-Go back and paint all the flat parts with thin layers of astronomican grey, leaving a thick, even darker shadow-line along all edges.

Here are some pics of what i'm up to.
Below each pic are descriptions of poses etc

Cinematic picture of squad. I think it's awesome :D

First marine - Landing and observing
Flying towards an enemy, ready to slash.

The only finished marine [base aside]-flying towards enemies

Just landed - Shooting

Moving towards the enemy

Friday, December 10, 2010

Incoming: Ultramarines Chapter Master

You read it right!
After being inspired by retributionangels converted Ultramarines chapter master, I decided I wanted to make my own too! I wanted to make use of the creativity side of the hobby so I will be making my own kit-bashed chapter master with thunder hammer and plasma / bolt pistol. So I headed to a bits website, and picked up all the required pieces for a decent price! it'll take a while to ship though, considering i live in NZ. Update on this in around 1.5 - 2 weeks


Monday, December 6, 2010

Space Marine Plastic Librarian conversion!

Hey Guys!

This is my plastic kit-bashed ultramarines libarian. I found some extra parts all around my 'hobby area' and found that I had enough stuff to make a kit-bashed librarian conversion. So after dry-fitting, assembling and painting the miniature, he was finished. Parts are from -
-Force weapon:SM standard top, Power axe, BA Standard pole
-Head: Black Templar upgrade sprue
-Book on backpack: Dark angels upgrade sprue
-Crux terminatus shoulder pad and Ultramarines shoulder pad:SM Captain model sprues
-Body and kneeling legs: Command squad sprue
-Backpack: pretty much anywhere
-Left arm: plasma pistol 'pointing' arm
-Left hand: The unclenched version of a hand from the sanguinary guard box set.
here are some pics. Enjoy!