Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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I am alomst done. I have taken photos now and spotted some more spots which could need a touch up- As you can see I have added a base to the model and no, it is no SpaceHulk but a desert wasteland theme. I am also thinking of replacing the whatever it is called that Lorenzo wears over his head with a banner.

What do you think?

http://www.diefestung.com/forum/thread.php?postid=589654#post589654

Monday, September 28, 2009

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But from time to time GW releases models that keep the spirit alive. I wonder what they expect in doing so... Anyway, a nice model.
On another note I do not like the cover of the new Tyranid codex. It is about to be released in january- pretty soon I think and wonder (again) if if it will lure my 4000 pts out of the cellar.

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?aId=4500006a


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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The 360° image is courtesy of Games-Workshop. I use it for reference since it does a very good job in capturing the paintshop Neil Green accomplished. I wonder if I can reproduce it for jawaballs 1st painting contest. I will sure try and use it to push my limits.

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/flash/boxedGame/lorenzo.swf

In short it says:
  1. Paint one BLOOD ANGELS terminator using Blood Angels colors.
  2. Provide 6 images of your model. -Three of them of finished model, from 3 different angles- Three other images of your model, will be taken showing progress. Take a picture of your modle being started, take a picture of the mid point, and take a picture of the finished model.
  3. Pictures must be received no later then 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on Friday, October 9th.
I choose Sgt. Lorenzo because he is the most complex model in Space Hulk and I like his cape. Just primed him- time to take 1st photo.
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Before I begin I have to let it out: I hate Polyester. That said, I can begin to tell you of my quest to build a clear resin base. I want them to look like ice with frozen bodies trapped in it. So step by step

1. Sand 40mm bases to smooth the surface
2. Apply two layers of thinned PVA glue to make the surface even smoother
3. Build the mold
4. Build, cut in half and paint bodies (Zombie sprue)
5. Mix Clear Resin and pour it in
6. Wait...
And let me tell you- It's 30 hours later and I still wait. The stuff ist still sticky and smells like Polyester does. It stinks badly and makes my head spin if I have it in the room for a longer time. Agreed- it lookes good but it wont dry?!?

Who has experience and can give me hints? Are there alternatives for Clear Resin?

Monday, September 14, 2009

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Since my primer accident some months ago I didn't touch my Spacemarines anymore. Now Space Hulk has given me the drive to work on them again. There are 10 Terminators left which were not primed and are therefor not floating in the breaking fluid. After I looked at the remainders I decided that I was not satisfied with the out of the (Black Reach)box look. Compared to the Space Hulk models they looked plain and squatty.
What I did was change the head to look more like the Grey Knight Version and add some armor up theri chin for a ninja aproach (who needs head movement anyway). Lastly I added tabards to the front and rear. This was a big learning step and I still didn't master it- bear with me the fabric isn't really flowing. The Assault cannons are converted from the Land Speeder weapon sprue. I think they will get some more detailing before I paint them.

Please forgive the bad quality of the photos- I was too lazy to get out my lightbox and my Autofocus was unwilling to comply.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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This is the newest reason why I do not get to a lot of 40k these days- A beautiful reason that is my newest offspring Elise born on 4th September. On the second pic with my 1,5 years old son Eric.


Monday, September 7, 2009

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A big sorry to all Space Wolve fans out there- no offence meant- but I couldn't resist. I know, maybe I should be the last one to say something like that after I am sticking Sci-Fi guys on Dinosaurs for 5 years now. But this looks so ridicioulus it almost hurts. Harharhar...

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This is part 2 of the tutorial.
I want to start with a little thing which most of you readers mnost likely know. It's my way of cleaning the needle of my plastic cement.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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My Eldar Project got started and I organized myself some Falcon kits. Falcons- you ask? Wasn't the topic on Serpents? Yes- Falcons. But they will end up doing Serpents duty in my army. Don't get me wrong- I love the current Serpent kits from GW but there are tow reasons for me to build my own. Firstly I won't buy 4 new kits because of the price and secondly because I can.