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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Thousand Sons Warpsmith

After a sad lazy lapse, I've finally gotten around to doing some photography. I've decided to start chronologically, so here is the Christmas present from my loving wife. I decided to paint my Warpsmith as a Thousand Sons Warpsmith, figuring that any techmarines the legion might have had would become Warpsmiths.
 The model is a bit tricky to build, as the mechadendrites are fastened at awkward parts on the model, however, once built, it was easy enough to handle and fairly durable - having dropped it a couple of times while painting.
 The majority of the model was painting with Leadbelcher, then Argax Earthshade, then Chainmail. The gold was Hashut Copper, Argax Earthshade, Gehennas Gold and then Burnished Gold. For the blue I used layers of Kantor Blue and Macragge Blue. Finally the eyes were painted with layers of Caliban Green, Warpstone Green, P3 Wurm green and GW Moot Green.
 More to come in the next couple days, including my finished Fellblade and some of the new DA stuff painted up as Disciples of Caliban.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Greater Good

Sandy Mitchell's The Greater Good is the latest installment of the Ciaphas Cain series. Just like all of the others, this is a great read, humorous and action packed at the same time. In this novel, Cain starts out facing off in a doomed battle with the Tau. At the zero hour, when all hope is lost, the Tau pause and want peace. Why, well the cover is a good clue, the Tyranids are coming. It turns out the Tau have found a Tyranid splinter fleet and it is headed straight for the Damocles Gulf. What ensues is a lot of humor, politicking and action as Cain tries to save the day, and himself at the same time. Again, a great read, well worth picking up in any format. In other news, while I have been a sluggard on the blogging front, my modelling has been going pretty well, I should have a nice backlog of figures to display in the coming weeks, including the finished Fellblade and some Disciples of Caliban.