Monday, 28 November 2011

Space wolf

Hi all

Firstly you maybe thinking from the pic, what happened to njal stormcaller mini? well i lost patience with it to be perfectly honest. The cast was not good and the armour plates that are meant to be smooth were all rough and it was not fun at all to paint, i would even go as far as to say for me it was unpaintable. I'm really not impressed by these finecast minis hope i can find some better ones in the future. It needs much much more prep work and sanding down to get it good and smooth. Its in my bits box now where it will stay until i am ready to try again.

As im still fealing the space wolves vibe and ive built a base, my brother kindly gave me one of his space wolf minis to paint from his bits box. He has tons of minis and i mean alot as he is a collecter aswell as a painter and gamer so thanks bro. i will start work on it soon but its probably going to be a fairly fast paint job more for fun than anything. i was going to put alot of effort into the njal stormcaller mini but now with all the problems i just want to do some fun painting.

Also i was thinking lately about my painting and ive not been inspierd to paint much at the moment. I seam to be just painting minis straight out the box and that does not always grab my intrest. The thing i love the most with this hobby besides painting was always converting minis and trying to make something different to the norm. I like to see people do thier own interpritation of a mini and that inspires me to do the same and push myself to be better plus its more fun for me.
I plan next year to try my hand at some sculpting, ive done very little so far and its somthing i would like to try more of. i will try to sculpt some minis from scratch as this is something i always wanted to try. Anyways i will have some pics of the space wolf up soon

keep up the good work .

Monday, 14 November 2011

Njal Stormcaller / Thoughts

Hello hello!

Ive built a impirial ruins style base for the njal stormcaller mini that im pretty happy with. Its going to be a snow base, They seam to be the norm with space wolves as they are fitting to there nordic viking
will start work on him soon and have some pics up for you.

Ive been thinking lately about this blog and how i could make it more intersting for you guys. I hope you like what you,ve seen so far? i was thinking of doing a tutorial section or maybe a mini step by step from start to finish with all the colours ive used along the way! any thoughts? These are just ideas at the moment. I would like to do more with the blog as its somthing i do enjoy doing and it would also make it more fun for me too. I will have a think and get back to you on that. Any ideas let me know.

Heres a few snaps of the mini. (with no arms or psyber raven yet )

More soon.

Thursday, 10 November 2011


I have just spent nearly 2 hours to prep the njal storm caller mini. this is my first encounter with a finecast  model and i must say I'm not impressed. I tried to find the best one whilst i was in the store but its hard to tell when you cant take the mini out of the pack. There were loads of air bubbles in the casting and i must have filled about 25 holes at least plus re sculpt some of the wolf hair on the back not to mention the state of the staff. My conclusion...... These miniatures are not for the faint hearted.

Anyway grumble over, next need to build a base for it and undercoat it. so more soon folks.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Busy Bee

Ive been busy painting, not a miniature but the bathroom needed a fresh coat of paint and a few things fixing here and there, Its nice to have a few days off work and a change of pace, all done now so back to painting some minis.
I visited my local games workshop store in Reading today. They have put my dreadnought on display in their cabinets that won gold at golden demon. Some of the guys there were jumping around going crazy when they had seen what i walked in with. So thats very cool that more people will get to see it. whilst i was at the store i picked up my firstfine cast mini. Najal stormcaller the space wolf rune priest. It looks good, i guess i will see for myself soon what these finecast minis are like to work with.  Some photos will be up soon when i have worked out what to do with it.

The Nurgle lord is now up on CMON  so feel free to vote.   
more soon. keep up the good work : )

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Nurgle lord finished.

Hey guys just finished the Nurgle lord tonight. Here are some final pics for you. Enjoy

Friday, 4 November 2011

Autumns here

So autumn is well and truly here,the garden is full of leaves its getting colder and it wont stop raining. so i decided to do a autumn/winter style base for the nurgle lord with plenty of inspiration around it seams a fitting choice.

Nearly finished working on it now just a few things to finish it off. final pics up soon, heres the work so far.