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Floorhammer fans, finally I have a hobby update for you. There are million reasons I could use to justify the lack of any hobby progress, but I’ll put it down to laziness. Alas, recently I’ve turned my attentions to getting my Space Marines completed. They are a ton of fun and so its only fair that I get a lick of paint on them to carry out the Emperors work.

Firstly is the Land Speeder. This model is ancient, in the region of 16 years old, and so the original base has been lost. So I threw a base together using some spare bits lying around. In addition, I have used a couple magnets for safety and ease of transport. Secondly, actually the model is incomplete- I need to model the crests of the Marines inside. Finally, these marines cannot be modelled with cloaks, thus their story is that as a junior in the Chapter they haven’t earned the cloak yet, thus paint their armour red in hopes of achieving the cloak one day.

 

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The model is painted in in metals and black mainly. I want to keep the model dark and metallic to create a contrast between the near white armour of the infantry. The dark colours create an ominous presence, and metal is cold, which emphasises that point. I hope to complete the model in the week, but no guarantee on when I will get the pictures here.

Next is the Techmarine. He has been heavily converted from the 3rd or 4th edition Techmarine. Iv added an extra servo arm (harness) from random bits I found, its a little Doctor Octopus style. Then the plasma cutter and flamer have just been slapped on, its a little unprofessional but I don’t think those who follow the machine god care too much. I had to add the power axe as its in his wargear. The other interesting feature was the helmet, at this stage I can’t remember the inspiration but still looks just fine. Finally, I added the typical Sunbreaker regalia with the crest (Techmarine style) and the cloak.

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Again the theme with this model is to generally be cold and intimidating by being heavy on metals and black. The helmet/visor is where I can give the model a bit more of a personality. I am tempted to heavily contrast the helmet with bright colours to represent some glowing light etc emitting from the all the data processing units in the HUD. Iv done a little bit of work recently using blues, into nearly white to create this effect on grav cannons. Other ideas include to try to use similar light contrasting to create a ghostly face of sorts, but that might out of skill league!

Anyway thanks for stopping by and hopefully il be back soon with the finished products. Happy wargaming!

Hi all,

I have a small showcase of what has been completed so far. Progress has been pretty slow, and I realised I was only ever posting up things in bits- so here is everything together. Plus I need to base them! Im still unsure what I want to do, but Im thinking snow/tundra.

Im pretty pleased with how things have turned out so far, I wish I has a little more opportunity to get things done as it is satisfying when everything is together- it looks better. The next goal is to get a bunch more marines done (I have started painting 5 and have about 5 to model), finish modelling the Ironclad and Thunderfire cannon. I also have a ton of other things to paint and fix up, and they are getting done slowly.

I hope you enjoy and I’ll try to post more work soon.

Ker

Hi all. Here is some more shots of some marines I’ve painted recently- they are done now but I want to keep posts on here ticking over. Also there is some other things I’m working on actively.

I have a few projects on the go at the moment; conversation of a techmarine/master of the forge from a second edition techmarine, thunder hammer/storm shield terminators, Ironclad dreadnought and a whole bunch of things to paint! FInding time is hard but I want to show them to you as soon as possible.

Its all in this gallery, so make sure you have a look at everything!

Ker

Here is the second of my recent progress posts; Librarian is finished (mostly).

Nothing too special going on here, standard blue armour for librarians etc. His right arm is pretty awkward- its magnetised to swap with a storm bolter arm/developing a storm shield, but I may sort it out a little at some point in the future. There are a few minors details I didnt complete as I wasn’t too inspired, but I will sometime. He still has that thousand sons look, but I think overall he fits into my force well.

Hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more.

Ker

After a very, very long hiatus I am back! Other things took over my life, and I had to put modelling to the side whilst I got on top of things. Also I didn’t have access to a camera to take good images with. Thus the material I’ll be sharing with you in this post (and a couple more) are in fact ‘old’- a couple months.

So the completed dreadnought isn’t an insane creation. As mentioned in the WIP post, the design was to make him look like a large Spartan, after all a Spartan controls the machine. I debated to add a crest for the truly Spartan look but I didn’t quite know how to go about it. There are two things you will notice- the bible reference and some chicken-scratch on the sarcophagus. The sarcophagus is meant to read ‘rebirth’- fitting I thought. The bible reference is to a passage about rebirth- it felt it was appropriate. Any reference to God will of course mean the Emperor.

The only experiment I tried was on the base. I tried to make a marbled floor type of surface by simply painting thin, or faint white lines on a black base. I thought this may help highlight the model more, however I’m concerned that it just looks lazy. Any thoughts on that? Else I could go back and paint the base to match the rest of the Spartans- which I still haven’t had any inspiration with.

In other news, with the recent 6th edition Eldar, and the Tau earlier this year- GW have made it clear where they are going with the giant Wraithknight and Riptide. Personally, they are cool but look more at home in Apocalypse. Plus large models mean GW can sell them at a high price. Hopefully they keep releasing nice models.

Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll have another post up soon.

Ker

Hi all,

Back with more work in progress stuff for you. The dreadnought is in fact finished but I thought I’d upload these pictures now, and squeak two posts out it all! Plus I need to take pictures of the finished piece. I wish I had some shots from the modelling process, but sadly I overlooked doing it. I will for my next project!

My thought process with him was I needed to paint him like the regular marines/terminators, while his body might be a ruin, he is still a Spartan. I was nervous that the bone would look a little strange and contemplated going with a darker theme like the drop pod, seen a few posts back. However, I stuck with it and it turned out well.

You may notice that his feet are a bit odd- that is because they are. I bought the dreadnought from ebay and it arrived with the feet broken from the legs so I magnetised it up and added a bit of green stuff to make it look a little different to the norm. I also considered trying to make a head crest too, but didnt feel I could make it fit that well on this model, the Venerable dreadnought model has head variants may open up this possibility.

Thanks for viewing and stay tuned for more.

Ker

This is the second post regarding my Terminator librarian that I posted some time ago. Other painting jobs took over and I only got round to painting it recently and thought I’d show what has been done so far.

The hard aspect with this model is keeping him traditional with the blue armour, but also fit into the Spartan theme comfortably. Like the drop pod, I think that will come once the final licks of paint go on, but nonetheless its exciting to get some colour on him.

I have a couple considerations to make- whether to leave the inside of the cloak black as to show off the armour? Or to have it red? Also I am struggling as to paint the weapon, I’ll have a search online for ornate weaponry for inspiration.

A massive thanks again to my girlfriend for taking the pictures 🙂

Like and comment, and thanks for viewing!

Ker