Friday, 20 February 2015

Malenthrope Done

Last time round I showed how the metallic effect has realy come to life on the larger shell of the Malanthrope, so on monday evening I motored on with this one model to have something finished or at least 99.9% done in my hobby challenge. Take a look at him after the break.

There is still a little bit of work to do on the base, with some colour variation to apply to the stones with some splodges of wash and dry brushing, Then I will add some plants and static grass for the final finish, but need to get into the loft for the plastic plants.
I'm realy happy with how the metallics have come out on this guy and can't wait to have a swarm of shimmering carapace, for me it works perfectly as a mid point between the really acid green and striking blue yet unlike the old dark green ads some real life to the models.
As of monday night the painting desk looked like this, since then I've motored through the peacock layers and started dry brushing some smaller parts scorpion green. With overtime this weekend I may only get a few minutes here and there to progress but fingers crossed I'll be able to get most of that done. The hardest part will be resisting the temptation to finish the Hive Tyrant and getting stuck with 20 troops to do all together. After finishing the malanthrope I need to do at least a handful of gaunts before the next big one or I'll hit a wall of less interesting models.

Fingers crossed for some progress next week once the deadline is past and my work out hours go below 50 a week, please feel free to leave feedback and thanks for reading.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

End of Jan hobby check in.

I left the last update with the above picture of the painting station.  With January been and gone and so after the break I have an update on the hobby challenge. 

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Amera Future Zone Factory (Z233) Review

So Last time I did a review type post I tried for a more obscure title to intrigue and entice. Since I got bugger all hits I'm going for the more useful approach and stating the obvious and after the break will be reviewing Amera Plastic Moulding's Future Zone Factory (Z233)

For those Interested in my unboxing of the Tablescape tiles that arrived towards the end of last year can be found Here.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Feeling Peckish

So at the beginning of the month this was the state of my hive tyrant, he was mostly assembled With some bits to knock up his weapon load out. I've since finished the conversion work, undecorated and begun to apply the first metallic layer so after the break i'll be sharing the assembled model with his weapon load out.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Yay presents.

Artfully pilfered from MemeCenter
On this occasion (some time back) I didn't get to see the delivery man but was watching the progress online as I knew no one would be in.
Not a problem as I could pick the delivery up on the way home from work. Read on to see what it was.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Experiments continue.

With a very busy Christmas (covered over 2000 miles visiting family) it's no surprise that I've not managed much more than mix up some little pots of the metalic powers with medium.
I did manage another test model as I develop the painting process and integrating it into my tyranid formula.
Read on to see how it's come out.

Friday, 19 December 2014

New arrival.

So after a couple of weeks of waiting my months actual purchase has arrived.
Needless to say I'm looking forward to getting this bad boy assembled and painted after a good scrub.