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First bits of colour.

Posted: May 5, 2011 in Tau, Terrain, Warhammer 40k

Well we know my Tau colour theme is brown and green. But I’ve got my first splashes of colour on my crisis suits. Particularly the three plasma rifles I’ll be running. One on my command unit and a set of twin-linked on the Broadside…. the two little canisters ones red and ones blue. That’s about as colourful as we get. :p Well, there’s some red on a flamer fuel cell as well.

But wait, you say, didn’t I just recently post that my units were ‘locked’ in combat? Well they were, but someone decided their typewriter absolutely had to be put on the dining room table instead of any of the other rampantly available counter space in the building. As a result several troops and pieces of terrain were moved. So I’ll either hope I have a picture of the table and we can go back to approximate positions later, or just start again.

I just felt I needed to break up the deep dark brown a bit. I’m still a bit cunfuzzled as to how to tackle highlighting though. I have a vague idea how it works on people, but I’ve never really seen a video on vehicles, let alone crisis suits which are vaguely giant people. >.<;

I’ve some pictures of my building taken. It’s partially painted and I just did some green stuffing on some of my edges. I could have possibly dried some drywall mud instead of green stuff but I don’t have any of that on hand. If I still had my previous job I’d have had access to a crap ton of the stuff and that would have been great. But I don’t. -.-; So I set about adding green stuff and I’ll be trying to paint it up to look like a crude weld. Which should go great considering the rest of the buildings done up in a metallic silver.

I’m also doing some mixing with my non-citadel acrylics trying to manufacture a nice rust colour but that’s not bore any fruit yet. Pictures will show up tomorrow probably. Well, later today, considering it’s 01:32 locally… kind of watching Scrapyard Challenge and painting crisis suits.


Whelp, my own personal computer died so I’m being forced to type this up on the other computer in the building. Not too terrible as it’s by far superior to my old machine which is a veritable fossil by comparison. It does however mean that the picture I took of my assembled and partially painted Gue’vesa units is stuck on a machine that likes to freeze up on me every couple of minutes. When you run XP with around 500mb of ram that couple minutes hardly gets windows to a useable state. >.<;  I also cleared off my camera’s memory card just prior to these issues cropping up so even that doesn’t save me. I’ll have to take the picture again for the next post… because I’m not about to wander off now and do it, it’d break my chain of thought and stop me from rambling on. We can’t have that now can we?

First up we have my AoB Warboss… whom I call Thundaface and the rest of the Orks are part of the “Reavadags” an Orkyfication of River Dogs… Because there’s a TV show here based on my little chunk of nowhere. In it at one point was a band called ‘Thunderface’ and the local sports team was the River Dogs… from Dog River. >.> He’s painted pretty much exclusively with my ‘Decoart’ paints, as are the rest of the Orks… The only Citadel paints I used were uh… Boltgun Metal… and Blood Red for the eyes. >.> He’s got some WAAAGH paint on… as do all of my non-hat wearing Orks do. In a variety of colours… some of them have it on their arms as well, I just thought it looked amusing. >.<; I’m not allowed to buy anymore Orks for this army because that green is a hodgepodge mixture of several of my paints that I probably couldn’t re-create if I wanted to. Well, I mean… I’m still planning to get some Squigs but they’re just for shelf use… because I like Squigs. Oh and derp, that angle and lighting shows unpainted parts in my gun barrels. :s

I might be trying to make a Grot Tank sometime in the future as someone on the MWG forum posted some homebrew rules for little Arena battles between Grot Tanks and it just sounds amusing to me… and I’m on the wrong continent to try ordering the “proper” Forgeworld kit. Or I’d just get those… and an Orca… and a Tetra one of their Piranha and a bunch of their Crisis Suits. >.> Luckily for me it’s to fidgety to convert currency and shipping is really expensive and whatnot. Maybe eventually I’ll visit my relatives in England again and make a stop off to buy a bunch of their stuff. Course I’d be restricted t what I can fit in a carry on bag, because like hell would I be  putting that through the hell that is the luggage department. :s Or I could get a proper suitcase instead of a dufflebag…

Next is a just for fun picture of some Terrain I made… it’s just three levels of “cliff” just large enough to obscure about half odf a Dreadnought and thus technically give a cover save… at least I think that’s how the rule works. If the picture was actually supposed to be of the Terrain then well, it’s be horrible, this should be seen from one of the sides otherwise you get a photo like this and miss you know, the entire thing. Instead though the four spare Imperial Cadians who I could have saved and converted to Gue’vesa later on but I assembled and started painting just for the fun of it. THey were the “peg and hole” variety of miniature so there really wasn’t much I could do if I’d tried to save them for bitz or anything. Uh… they’re Codex Gray fatigues roughed up with Graveyard Earth and Kommando Khaki. Then any black bits were drybrushed with Blood Red? Then any Aquila got the same treatment before faces got hit with Dwarf Flesh and then Elf Flesh. then everything got covered with a nice homemade black “wash” (simply watered down paint). They still look largely unfinished but I’m not quite sure what to do with them. >.<;

Uh, I’ve got a ruined building made from foamboard busy getting a little bit melted by spraypaint… I really like the foamboard because it doesn’t melt as dramatically as the styrofoam  I used earlier. You hit it a little heavily and you get this nice rough looking spot. Breaks up the flat parts and saves you putting rocks or dirt *everywhere*. Uh, I had some long strips left over so I cut them into vaguely block shapes and glued them up into a hodgepodgey little wall section. It’s also being melted a bit at the moment. I’ve also got a proper undamaged building assembled… but nothing glued into place. I’ve just ‘nailed’ it together with toothpick halfs so I can fit it together and abuse some of my measuring whoopsies into shape. I intent to put a signboard up on top but I’m not sure what I want it to say… I’ve got a bunch of Imperial Propaganda pictures I pulled off of google so maybe something from those can be shooped to fit it. I’ve also got to figure out how to make a door for it… I’m not confident enough at all in my freehand painting skills to consider just trying to paint one on. >.<;

Uhm, yeah that’s about it…

Even more terrain

Posted: January 6, 2011 in Gaming, Terrain, Warhammer 40k
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Because that’s all I’ve been doing recently. Making quick little terrain pieces. I should be able to order my Tau right away so this is great as it will give me something else to work on. >.<; Though between then and now my Cadians should show up so I’ll have Gue’vesa to play with while I wait. I’ve got all the bitz I ordered already and I must say I was quite impressed by Every individual bit was in it’s own labeled little bag.

That said,y ‘other blogs’ list has been slowly growing. Though I’ll take this moment to warn you about “Life after the cover save” you need to either expect to be offended or have one strange sense of humour if you’re going to try listening to their podcast.

On the other hand (you have different fingers) there’s the newest addition “Art of Rumplification” I’ve not poked around his blog too much yet but I ran into him on and he’s got some very nice stuff in his gallery there so I expect nothing less. 😉

A little more Terrain

Posted: December 23, 2010 in Gaming, Terrain, Warhammer 40k

Some terrain I started a while back, it was supposed to be a crashed chunk of space debris. The tutorial I took the idea from called for me to paint on little pools of fire as well but I went for a more long since crashed look. Just used some cheap acrylic hobby paints. Unless “Deco-art” is huge in the modelling scene now. :p

I’ve ordered my Cadians, they hopefully ship sometime tomorrow because tomorrow’s the last business day for the site I ordered form… until sometime in January anyway. I’m also getting the three basic colours my Tau army will be using. Which isn’t much of a deviation from one of the original codex schemes. I’ll be using Graveyard Earth, Camo Green, and Kommando Khaki. Well, that’s my current idea anyway. We’ll see what happens when I actually start painting something. :p


update: Shoulder pads from thewarstore arrived today. Waiting for my order from BitzBarn to get here… and for the 5th of January when hopefully my Cadians should get shipped since I was too slow ordering.

Yes, I crack me up too. With my clever wordplay and punnery. Anyway… I went and started to fiddle with some of my not yet finished marines and figured I’m here, my camera’s there… I’d just mentioned I’d post pictures when I bothered to take them… and so here I am, again. Well, then Tejech’s comment made me go… “well… someone’s sort of reading this i should be nice and give them some pictures.” Not pretty pictures of course, because this is the grimdark 41st century, and of course because I’m still very much an amateur. >.< Photo’s after the break! (more…)