Monday 25 April 2016

A Long Time Ago...

...on a painting table not so far away!

Here are my Imperial Assault miniatures currently painted. I painted most of these in about a week long painting frenzy. Not sure what happened, I just got my paint on! I think some of it was down to the fact that there isn't much repetitive painting.

First up:
The Heroes! Really enjoyed painting these, as i said with them all being individuals. I'm trying to get all the Heroes done before we begin the next campaign.

And next:
Forces of the Rebellion! The Wookies were easy to paint with just a wash and a drybrush involved. The troopers were a little complex with the white helmets. My dislike of painting white is the main reason you won't see any Storm Troopers yet!

Evil stuff:
Probe droids, Hunter Killers and IG-88. All of these were a doddle to paint being mostly just a dryrushfest. With these and the other models I've tried to signify Elite models by a more complex paint job. So as you can see the elite Droid and Hunter Killers have some golden panels. Not much but will hopefully make them stand out a bit.

Next, Scum:
Again I've tried to show elite Trandoshans by giving them different skin (scales?!) tones and clothing. The other models are Dengar and some Hired Guns!

Nexu! I haven't painted one of these as an Elite yet so may go back and add something to one of them, but haven't decided what yet.

The Imperials:
Vader, Royal Guard with Champion and Imperial Officers. The only way I could think to signify Elite Royal Guard was to paint their pointy sticks gold... Each Officer has a different colour uniform which involved alot of googling to ensure they are correct! Vader was a bit dull to paint for the importance of the character but theres not a lot you can do with black on black, shaded black and highlighted black...

Lots still to paint, mostly those bleedin Storm Troopers. I'll tackle those when I'm in the right frame of mind... 

Friday 8 April 2016

Err...Happy New Year!

Hello there! Its been a while!

I have been busy though, honest! Since my last post we've moved house again and I finally have my own dedicated gaming room. The bridging part of my new table works well, just some fine tuning needed but we now have an 8' x 4' table.

So, here's an update on some of my painting progress since the turn of the year. There's no specific posts as I can't remember whats newly painted or not!

First up, my dropzone force to date:
There's a couple of new things in there. 2 Archangels, another 2 Raven dropships, another 2 Condor dropships, another 3 Sabre tanks and another 3 Rapier tanks. Most of this comes from the second starter set I got cheap off ebay and fills out my force nicely giving me lots of options depending on who I'm going to be playing.

I now how just over 2000 points worth, with a few more bits from the starter set to finish. I want to get as close to zero unpainted models as I can before I buy any more so I don't fall behind with it all! What with Dropfleet arrivng in a couple of months that could easily happen!

Next up are these fellows:
Yay! Dwarves! Not so much painting involved, mostly rebasing to fit in with the Kings of War way of doing things. I had been motoring rebasing these but then I started to get sand blindness or PVA poisoning or something and had to move on to another project for a bit...

We've played a few games now and I'm starting to get the hang of how to use my Dwarves in KoW. Not too different from Warhammer but a couple of new additions have added some nice new options to the usual Dwarf gaming style. The berzerker on a brock is currently a personal favourite. Who wouldn't love a loony on a giant badger!
There's also a Lord of an even bigger badger which I've yet to unleash. The rebasing job has also enabled me to expand my existing force quite nicely. A couple of ebay purchases will help me get full use of all the models I have so there will only be a couple spare hopefully. 
So there we are for now. I'm going to try not to be as long before my next post. Mostly because I bought Imperial Assault and went on a massive paint-a-thon to show!