Friday, July 24, 2015

Deathwing Terminator WIP

I've been quite ill for the past week. Caught the flu when I was in the train and someone sneezed directly onto me. It was a direct hit with no scatter lol!  I decided to spend my time at home painting up some other miniatures other than Tyranids, whilst recovering.
I decided to paint up a group of 5 Deathwing Terminators. I primed them white and applied a basecoat of Baneblade Brown. Then I mixed in a 50:50 mix of Karak Stone to Baneblade Brown. This is followed by 80:20 mix of Karak Stone to Baneblade Brown. Then a layer of pure Karak Stone. The paint was a bit wet to allow it to cover the model quickly.
I then added a mix of Karak Stone with white at a ratio of 80:20. The final layer is 80:20 mix of Karak Stone with white. The edge highlights were done with pure white.
For the Storm shield, I used a base of Skavenblight Dinge. Then a layer of Dawnstone. Then I washed in Agrax Earthshade. After it was dry,  I then highlighted the edges with Karak Stone and the final highlights is Ushabti Bone. I feel this gives the stonework on the shield a more organic look.
Still working on the Deathwing iconography on the shoulder pad as well as the Thunder Hammer.
Back view of the model. Its been a while since I painted Deathwing Terminators. The paint scheme certainly has evolved for me over time. I find myself now not using a Bleached Bone at all for the armor. I believe that I like this current color scheme the best. This is a test model and I'll be using it for the rest of my Terminators :)

The configuration I have decided for my Deathwing Squad would be 2 with Thunder Hammer/ Storm Shields, 1 with Storm Bolter and Powerfist, 1 with Cyclone Missile Launcher, Storm Bolter and Power fist and the last is my Sergeant with Power Sword and Storm Bolter.

The Storm Shields allows me to at least tank some high AP shots while retaining some firepower. The Sergeants power sword will help me kill some stuff if I have a high initiative.

I've spent the week also assembling a Sisters of Battle army. Will put them up after I've firmed up an initial balanced list.

The weekend approaches! Stay healthy and keep hobbying :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tyranids WIP: Assortment of Monsters for Apocalypse Game

I've been trying my best to put at least the 3 color base coats on my collection of Tyranids as there's an Apocalypse game coming up this weekend. Its gonna be a bit tight but I'm giving it a go. I got distracted when I started off with my Trygon/ Mawloc. I decided to go with the flow of inspiration and painted another Xenomorph skull type face on the creature.
Again it was really fun to paint up and its really good training for freehand.
A closer shot of the creature.
Some side shots of the head.
Carnifexes WIP

The 4 Carnifexes slowly getting the colors on as well. Their rate of being painted is equal to their Initiative value heheh!

Tyrant Guards WIP
Living shields for the his Majesty the Hive Tyrant.

Hive Guards WIP
These critters can't see, but they can shoot lol!

Neural Node (again)

Neural Node members with more colors on now. Hopefully they will be more survivable the next time. Still a fun formation to run.

Venomthropes WIP
The Givers of Cover! Tyranid umbrella organisms. Great for a rainy day of bullets and lasers.

Tyrannofex WIP
And last but not least, a Tyrannofex with the Rupture Cannon. I keep thinking that if the cannon had legs, it would be so much easier for the creature to lug along lol!

Whew! And that's a wrap for the day.

Have a great July ahead everyone!