Saturday, 30 May 2015

[WIP] Kastelan Robot - Almost done

I'm soooo close to being done with the first robot here. The pictures can speak for themselves on this one ;)

Friday, 29 May 2015

[WIP] Kastelan Robots - continued

Today I have been working on the second robot. As mentioned earlier, I really wanted it to look like he is running, so I have been cutting and gluing most of the day to make that happen. This is the result.

It isn't perfect, but at least it's alot more dynamic than than Games Workshop inteded (which is good).

Besides this guy, I have started painting the other robot. I was pitched the idea of doing a digital reticle instead of making a completely black screen. Here's the result so far.

I personally think it is a cool effect that outshines the original model by far. The method of painting this however, is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. It requires blending and paper-thin freehand lines that have to be highlighted a few times to give the illusion of a blue glow. I don't think I want to do more than a few of these guys lest I go crazy.

Well thats all for now. I'll hopefully finish this fine piece sometime tomorrow.

Cheers - Andreas 2.0 

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Kastelan Robots - (and a feeling that GR is cheating on me)

I'm just kidding about the last thing - Of course GR is cheating on me. If he has an itch, he is going to scratch it with or without my approval ;)

I, however, am not even close to running out of pure 'mechanicus joy'. I love almost everything about the new models, and I can hardly wait to get my hands on the next wave. Right now I'm working on this guy.

The only thing about the kastelan robots, I really dislike, is the eye-screen-thingy. Because of its ridiculous look, I decided to greenstuff over it, as to give the helmet a completely smooth surface on which I can go nuts with freehand! Besides the helmet, I had GR fix the leg to allow for more bend in the knee. I also added an extra gun barrel to the one arm, so that it looks twinlinked even though I used a powerfist part for the other hand. The overall look of this model is (in my book) far superior to what GW has come up with.

The next robot is going to be slightly more challenging as I will try to make it look like it is running. Stay tuned for more in weeks to come.

Cheers - Andreas 2.0

Chaos calls me... Again. ;) Word Bearers Host in the works.

Hi guys, GR here.

As you can see from Andreas' post below, we're still going strong with the Mechanicus project.

Along the line, I discovered that I'm ready to paint red again - I actually enjoy it! Combine this with my old love of the Word Bearers Legion - being the evilest, vilest, fanatical followers of Chaos there is, and having just read 3-4 Word Bearer novels, I got a sudden urge to finally do another project - a Word Bearers host. I almost feel like I'm cheating a bit on Andreas - don't tell him I'm doing this! ;) 

It will consist mainly of units that I find interesting, and trying to avoid using any units (helbrute excepted) from my Death Guard army, and using units I find fascinating in the fluff. I think it'll be a fun army to play.

For now, here's a couple of progress pics on the Land Raider (basically a tracked altar of chaos) and my Coryphaeus, a possessed terminator lord:

As you can see, he's a big boy!

And a colour scheme test mini - I quite like the red - it's dark, while still has definition and "pop".

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Skitarii so far

We haven't gotten around to getting some good pictures of the models, so this is all I can do for now with my phone.

The two walkers make everything look even cooler, and I personally can't wait to get started on the next 10 vanguards! 

So for me the painting schedule looks something like

10 Vanguards
2-4 Kastellan Robots
10 Infiltrators
Some electropriests
5 More rangers
1 More walker of some kind

... And a knight at some point :D

Saturday, 16 May 2015

You probably thought, we had abandoned the mechanicus project already

Well... We haven't.

Rasmus and I have both just been really busy, but now the wheels are turning once again.

Right now I'm putting the finishing touches on the ironstrider, and Rasmus has actually already finished the dunecrawler! Now we just need to get some pictures of the walkers, and then we can move on to other projects.

For now I have another little thing to share - A friend of mine asked me to do a some freehand writing on his ultramarine dreadnought, and seeing as I love me some freehand, I of course said yes.

This is what I came up with. It took about 1-1,5 hours, which was a nice balance between quality and speed. I could probably have done a few things different, but I didn't want to put to much time into something that wasn't mechanicus ;)

I'll update later with some pictures of a mechanicus crawler or two.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

WIP Ironstrider

I just wanted to post a quick WIP of the ironstrider. It is an amazing model, and I really want to see a full unit of these things, but boy is this not crazy complicated?! I don't think I'm ever going to get 3 painted. Anyhow - here is a picture of the lower part (The upper part of the model is mostly unpainted anyways).

Friday, 1 May 2015

Late night update!

Hi again - GR here.

A bit of a late night update - Andreas and I are chilling, listening to some music and messing with little plastic dudes. Andreas has just finished his 5 man unit of Skitarii rangers, and we took a couple of pics of them, as well as my Ruststalkers:

I also tried putting some paint on my new Onager, but failed horribly, so I ended up stripping it again - here's a pic with it next to Andreas' Ironstrider, which he's putting paint on as I write this. 

Lastly, a pic of everything we've painted so far - It's starting to look a bit like a small army: