Saturday, 18 August 2018

Anacharis Scoria, The Xanophane Tyrant,the Fallen Master, Lord of the Nine Cohorts, and The Apostate Magister.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Life is tough in the Underhive. The first outing of the Jackals saw Zhargo (the big boss) hobbled, and another ganger dying in their next encounter. 

I've wanted to paint the gangs from the boxed set since I bought it last year. A campaign was just the tonic needed to spur me from daydreaming up colour schemes to putting paint to plastic. I wanted the armour to look distorted by heat, a furnace black that would show hints of purple, green and yellow. The plates themselves were painted using Greenstuff world's colour shift martian green, with nuln oil run over the top. 

The emphasis in all things when painting this gang was speed. I wanted them finished for a campaign, not a painting entry. Deciding early on what these were, I wouldn't fall into the trap of improving the work on each member. They needed to get done in around 8 hours, so I employed painting techniques that gave me the biggest return on my time. All in all, these took a total of 10 hours to complete.

I filmed the entire process and will be uploading how I painted Zhargo on the patreon soon:

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Miniatures like this will become rarer and rarer.

I was fortunate enough to chat with the sculptor and the topic of traditional vs digital sculpting popped up. Because of the sped up production on digital sculpts, producing sculpts like this will become less fashionable moving forward.

Which is a shame. This miniature has gravitas, a personality that few digital sculpts are able to capture.  The quality of this sculpt reflects the amazing range of miniatures produced by Forge World, especially with their early work in the Horus Heresy.

Enjoy these miniatures while they are still being produced. Show your support and pick this one up. Even if you aren't a fan of Games Workshop or the Horus Heresy, this is a miniature of rare pedigree.

There will be a series of tutorials focussing on this miniature in the Patreon coming up soon.