Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy Newyear!


Happy Newyear everyone!

I'm looking forward to getting more stuff done and sharing it here on the blog in the coming year :-)


Until then have a fun and safe new year! I'm off to get wasted!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Crimson Fists - Sternguard Update - Combi-Meltas



Hello everyone!

Just a small update today nothing major or anything, but I finally recieved the meltaguns I had ordered a looooong time ago. Right from the start when I started making my Sternguard squad, I wanted them to have Combi-meltas, I have no idea if they are even any good in the game, but I just think they look awesome and make them look more like the elite unit they are.

I just finished assembling the combi-meltas, and I will probably paint them later or tomorrow.

More pictures will be uploaded then.


(Don't worry I haven't forgotten about my devastators, I just haven't had to the time to really sit down and get some stuff done).










Chris

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Crimson Fists - Devastator Squad



Hello everyone

Time for another post about my current project, this time it's a 10 man Devastator Squad with 4 Lascannons, 1 sergeant and 5 normal marines. I recently purchased 15 devastor marines from eBay, 8 with lascannons and 5 with heavy bolters, well and 3 sergeants, since I wanted some more firepower for my army, should maybe have bought some plasma cannons aswell, but meh, some other time.

Since I have alot of standard unpainted marines laying around I decided to add some to my devastator squad to make it a 10 man unit.

Update - 02.11.12

Hello people

I would like to apologize for the lack of updates around here lately... the reason for this is me sadly relapsing back to one of my old addictions after a long break. Some of my friends convinced me to try this new thing out, and sadly I couldn't resist...I know, I'm not proud of it, but you know how group preasure can be.

I'm of course talking about the new World of Warcraft expansion, Mist of Pandaria, which I have been playing quite alot recently and this sadly resulted in less time for painting, but I'm trying to get a little done here and there.

Well here's a quick progress picture, just to assure you that I haven't abandoned this comepletely :-)





Test Painting


So currently I'm just test painting a single marine, just to see how the paint method I'm trying out is going to look when finished. I'm not planning on painting this squad as simple as my other marines with just a dark blue, some shadow and a very light edge highlight. This time I'm trying to do something like what I did on my Cantor figure, just perhaps abit more simple this is just a normal squad afterall.




The biggest problem with this approach is that the marine is going to look alot lighter than the rest of my army, but also more interresting I think, but perhaps thats just me.


Anyway I know this picture isn't very good, but what do you guys think?


Test figure finished?






So on the left you see how the figure looked before I started painting it, in the middle the finished figure and on the right a comparison with one of my old figures.

To be honest I quite like the new and improved look, even though it's a little lighter, but perhaps I will try with a darker base color for the next batch.

Anyway what do you think?




Hopefully there will be more soon!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Chaos Lord - Dark Vengeance



Hello everyone!

Today I have a small update of one of my ny small projects. For the first time it isn't about Crimson Fists Space marines! no no, this time I'm trying myself with a Chaos figure from the Dark Vengeance set, this will be the first time in a very very long time I will be painting a "evil" figure, as I'm always more drawn to "the good guys", so I'm looking forward to trying to paint a darker more evul type of figure.


Not much to show at the moment, but so far I've just prepped the figure and primed it.





Progress Update:

Been working abit more on my Chaos Lord, still far from finished though, but it's fun to try painting something other than your standard space marine, and this lord is quite a challenge, with all his weird bling and faces on his armour and sword etc.

Well here's some pictures, still much to do!




Update 15.10.2012


So after a while not really progressing much on this figure, I managed to get some work done today. Not really alot left to be done actually, I will probably assemble it later today, and then paint the rest of the small details afterwards.






Finished!

So today I managed to finish my first attempt at painting a Chaos Space Marine, and it has been a great experience, it's so different from my normal Space Marines, so much more bling and weird stuff all over the place.









Sorry about the pictures quality, they were taken with my phone because I lent my camera to my little brother for him and his girlfriends trip to Scotland. But I hope you'll live :-p


I actually have the Chaos Chosen from the Dark Vengeance set coming my way soon, and kinda looking forward to painting them.


That's it for now, hope you liked it, so until next time.


Cheers
Chris



*Comments are more than welcome*

Friday, 28 September 2012

Crimson Fists - Captain Cortez - Painting


Greetings everyone

So I've slowly started painting my Cortez figure, so far not to much just primed, painted armour blue and made some shadows on it.

I'm really looking forward to painting this figure, as I'm quite proud of how the construction of it turned out, and I really hope I can get this model to look epic or something.



Update - 30.09.2012

As promised at managed to get some more work done today. I've been working on the red, seals and the power armor.

Anyway, have some pictures!


First of its just a few shots of the progress before I started working on his armor.









 And here's the result of the armor, think it is done, but things might change later perhaps.
















Update - 01.10.2012

Think the model is finished now, just need to get to work on his banner now. I hope you like it.





















Finished!

Lets say he's finished now, perhaps the banner could have been a tad more fancy, but meh it's fine as it is now. Overall quite happy with how this turned out, and felt I have gotten abit better and doing the power armour highlight.









Conclusion
I really like how I managed to pose this guy and do some very simple green stuff, one thing I would have liked was the laurel behind the chest fist, to have been abit better, but hey first try doing it, so can't to sad about it.
But beside that I'm really pleased with this guy, some people would probably have prefered to use a bare head without a helmet, but hey it's my Cortez so I decide :-D

Please feel free to comment :-)


Cheers
Chris



*Added more pictures - 04.10.13*