Saturday, 17 May 2014

Iron Lords Librarian

So, here he is: the first model I've painted since my break. I wanted to paint up a character figure, that I'd really enjoy painting, in order to get back into the swing of things. But I didn't want to make things too simple. If anything, I wanted to jump in at the deep end. This guy has blue armour, something I've never done before, yellow robes, that I've never done before, a new type of power sword, that I've never done before, and OSL, which I've never really done before. This should go well!

The armour and robes were kind of a stab in the dark. I wanted to do something slightly off the norm, while staying within the codex colours. For the robes, I painted them up as I would any cream robes, and glazed them yellow. The armour was based with Kantor Blue, but then I went with Sotek Green, Temple Guard Blue, and Baharroth Blue. I don't know, but I feel like it's far enough from the norm to stand out, but enough to still be clearly identifiable as a Librarian.

The shoulder pads are both made at least partially with greenstuff. The chapter symbol was cast from a mould I have and then trimmed down, nothing too fancy. The librarians symbol on the other hand was a pain. The one on the model was the third attempt, but it was something that I was determined to do. 

The power sword was something that I really wanted to try, as the model is intended to use pyromancy, if the discipline continues into the next edition. I knew what I wanted, and how to do it, but looked up a few tutorials online to back me up. Confident that I wasn't going to balls it up, I went on and did it. I'll post up a tutorial in a week or so, with a spare sword, because I didn't take any WIP pics.

This is where the fun began; my previous attempts at OSL involved precisely zip. I kinda just winged it, but basically I blended from red, through orange and into white at the centre. The blends aren't really smooth, and its not winning any golden demons, but when its not zoomed in twenty times like this pic, it looks pretty good I think. Any mistakes are really hidden by the tiny size of the area. 

All in all, I had a great time painting this guy up, and I have already started painting a few tactical marines. I also have a conversion finished to paint up after them. Hobby time will be limited this week as I have exams, but thereafter it's the summer! I love being a student! Finally, here's a sneak peek of next week! 

Friday, 16 May 2014

Guess Who's Back (Back again)

So my fellow bloggers, I'm back! After a hiatus I'm launching myself into the hobby again. College life, a ridiculous level of commuting, and recently a part time job on top of that! The free time that I had spent in activities that involved no concentration! This meant that my hobby got put to one side for a while. In many ways I'm actually happy about that, but that's for another post. This one is just here to say, I'm back!

My plans for the hobby now, are clearer than when I took the break. The painting side of things is what interests me most, and as such, that is what I will focus on. I will be painting models individually, with a vague aim of building up an army bit by bit. The first goal is 750 points of my favourite army: my Iron Lords. I will be interspersing painting the rank and file guys, with more interesting single figures, not always necessarily to do with the army. Many of these will make up an inquisitorial warband, that can support my army. I have already gotten started, and painted up a model to get me back into the swing of things. Stay tuned, as I will be posting him tomorrow. For now though, here's a small peek. 

Saturday, 5 October 2013


It's just a quick one today, but tomorrow I'll have an update on the Iron Lords tactical squad. For now, I want to thank every one who has stopped by this blog in the last six months. I've reached over 2000 now. Here's to another few thousand to come!

Friday, 4 October 2013

Games Day UK photo dump 1

This is just a short post with some photos from Games Day UK. This one is mostly the Armies on Parade at the event. Some may not be there, but it was kinda' crowded. Some of these are truly stunning. An inspiration to us all! The photos aren't great and they aren't in order, sorry in advance! As a side, I tried to publish this a few days ago, but it didn't go through and I only noticed now!