Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Rebasing Techmarine from 25 to 32mm.

So then guys as I look at some of my old Scythes miniatures I feel that binning them all would be heartbreaking for me given the time effort and expense I've put in and besides some of them I still actually like, take my Techmarine Thunderfire Cannon combo, I spent a whole day putting that dam cannon together and painting it (if I remember right around eleven hours of effort) as for the Tech Kit-bash.... well I was an still am over the moon with how it turned out even more so as it's my first machine god loving mother.

And so in a moment of madness I  grabbed the Tech and simply snapped it off the base (super glue ain't that super guys), now I don't recommend this as a good idea as this could of gone horribly wrong but I feet confident because of the Tech's FW one piece torso and just went for it.

Just a matter of sanding off a bit of excess dried glue (thanks for the emery boards Jules) drill a couple of holes on the underside of the feet, pop in a couple of pins, trim and re-glue to the new 32mm base, job done!.

Well I'm chuffed!, looks cool on the new base and I've got to say the the new size works really well for marines, I may add a wasteland tuft or a length a barbed wire to the base for a little extra interest I'll see.

Friday, March 13, 2015

40k Urban Bases.

Hi guys so I've decided on these Urban bases for my new Scythes force they are pretty simple to paint and easy to replicate in large numbers when I feel the need to paint more squads, but think they are effective never the less.

As you can see I've kept it quite plain on these Tactical Marine bases only adding the odd bit of battle field debris, I'll probably go more to town on the Terminator bases and full on with the flyer ovals well that's if I keep to the list I've drawn up, I have a habit of tweaking the list see.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Painting 40K faces.

Hi guys, well with the three Tac squads I have planned for my new Scythes force I've decided to have within them a considerable amount of none helmeted marines so this means I have to learn how to paint a half decent face or ten, this is going to be a bit of a challenge for me as all previous attempts if I'm honest have been epic failures, the challenge is all the more difficult due to my want to represent different skin tones from white to black and everything inbetween.

Although the eyes look a little boss eyed (must work on pupil positioning) I'm quite pleased with this first attempt with the new Vallejo face paints set I have in my possession.

The set comprises of eight paints and a use full step by step guide for two different skin tones both caucasian, the model's they use for their example's however are a lot larger than 28mm and I found it difficult to recreate some of the techniques shown, in most part due to the smallness of the head and my relative new status as a painter, in truth though its a good guide and gives you insight into light and shade within skin tones but as the name suggests it's a guide and not something to be stuck to religiously.