Friday, 29 April 2016













Amongst the choirs of the 9th, the Exousiai were a caste of Assault Marines known to exemplify the high intensity warfare practiced throughout the legion. Squad Arcellus (thus Exousiai Arcellus) has been the main stay veteran assault company of the 133rd expedition fleet, having taken part in the purgation campaign of the Nictatine Doctorate and ruination of the Empire of Ludd. 

The Heresy war took a heavy toll on the Exousiai, equipped as they were for xenos and light infantry purgation protocols. They found themselves woefully ill equipped to tackle Legion forces and suffered a high attrition rate throughout the rebellion. Archive photographs shows us varied range of armour marks throughout Exousiai Arcellus with battlefield scouring of the dead being a common practice to replace damaged equipment. 






Finally, an assault squad painted and ready to hit the table! I'm not happy with the photographs as they have a slightly blue hue that post editing couldn't quite get rid of. These photographs don't show the vibrance of the armour, or the shifts in tone and contrast, so another photoshoot for Arcellus and his boys are on the cards. That will teach me for playing with the camera settings. But I thought I'd show you these today as it's been a while since my last update. 

The models still need decals (I'm waiting for Forgeworld to release it) and the sgt. needs some kind of freehand on his shield, but I'm undecided what to do at this moment. For now they are ready to kick the traitors heads in. I just need to find a game...



Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush Airbrush: Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes, Windsor and Newton Series 7

Friday, 22 April 2016







The second part of the Shadow Spectres commission. The phoenix lord and the spectres were painted at the same time so use the same tones, glazes and run along the same through process of expressing the eldritch. 

If you would like to learn to paint these why not get involved in Lil'Legend's online tutor programme? 


Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush Airbrush: Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes, Windsor and Newton Series 7

Wednesday, 20 April 2016













This is my third version of the Phoenix Lord. The client collects a Craftworld Ulthwe force, but due tot he shifting nature of colour scheme amongst the aspect shrines I was given carte blanche to do what I wanted within the sombre context of the world and the aspect path itself. 

I wanted to concentrate on the enrich nature of the Eldar. I wanted saturated colours falling into pure black. The armour is a dark blue with green glazes (indeed every colour on this model has some portion or green, even the metallics) to unite everything. 

Keep your eyes peeled for the rest of the squad soon to be displayed. 


Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush Airbrush: Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes, Windsor and Newton Series 7

Tuesday, 19 April 2016





A Death Guard Land Radier with a personalised freehand tarot inspired door hatch. 


Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush Airbrush: Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes, Windsor and Newton Series 7

Sunday, 17 April 2016





Dusk Raiders no longer, the Death Guard


Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush Airbrush: Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes, Windsor and Newton Series 7

Friday, 15 April 2016





When I first received the Betrayal at Calth I was determined to get the best out the the rather static looking Contemptor dreadnought. It still has the aesthetic feel of the resin Contemptor but doesn't have the spirit. 

So, I wanted to use this as a practice piece to see exactly how far I could push weathering and chipping techniques. This is the result. I've taken step by step instructions on how I created this for an extreme advanced weathering article. 


Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush Airbrush: Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes, Windsor and Newton Series 7

Thursday, 14 April 2016














Here are the individual shots of the Guild Ball Masons team. A joy to paint a team with such character. 

If you would like to learn how to paint these, or fancy picking up a new technique (ever wondered how to airbrush? How to apply oil paints to a miniature?) then why not apply for online tuition? 


Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush, Scale 75
Airbrush: Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes, Windsor and Newton Series 7