Completely by accident, it seems that I've started painting an old Ork model just as the new Orks are released. And when I say old I mean it, this model is around the same age as I am! I'm painting this model for my girlfriend Jas as I said I'd paint here a model, and she rather likes this one. As for the painting, I'm following an 'Eavy Metal Masterclass that was first published in White Dwarf 351 which shows how to paint a Bad Moons Warboss.
Unfortunately I don't have anywhere near as much progress to show you this week as I'd like, for two reasons. Firstly, exam season is in full swing, and secondly, the camera's gone missing. That's why this post's so overdue, since I've been trying (and failing) to find it all this time. My computer also crashed the other day, but fortunately it still has Photoshop on it, so I am still able to produce decent looking images to put on here.
However I have finished painting both of the knee plates for the Imperial Knight, as well as the purple colour on the upper leg armour. I haven't attached them yet since I've still got a lot more work to do on the silver of the main body, but I'm really quite pleased with how they've turned out.
At some point I've also got to figure out how to paint my limited edition Space Marine Captain who came with the Imperial Knight (to celebrate the new website's launch). At the moment I'm thinking that I might paint him as an Imperial Fist, since the background I've written for House Andryr says that there's long been associated with this chapter (I've also updated this recently, so do take a look).
Today I've also started painting an Ork model which I was given for Christmas by a friend along with other old models (this one's older than I am!) as a present for my girlfriend, I'm hoping to get it done quite quickly and I'll post some pictures on here when it's done, of course.
Finally just a reminder for you to check out this website's Facebook page here, as I update it relatively often with what I'm working on, especially the bits that don't make it onto the blog in the first place! Thanks for reading!
Work continues on the Imperial Knight (although at a much reduced pace due to me taking my A2 exams), and this week I've managed to get some painting done on the knee plates. I've now finished the colours of the armour itself, and I've just got to paint the gold trim, which I'd imagine shouldn't take too long now.
I'm impressing even myself by the rate that I'm working on this model... compared to Thranduil's palace guard for example, which I've been painting for ages. Since last week I've completely built the Imperial Knight (but not assembled, I'm painting him in stages) and I've now painted the base completely.
This week I've been working hard on building the Imperial Knight, who's now very nearly done. I've just got the arms left to build (which with any luck I'll finish this bank holiday weekend) and then painting can begin! It's impressive how tall the model is, easily one of the tallest that I've ever built (with the sole exception of the Stompa I think - actually I've never shown that, I'll certainly have to do so). I've also finished the base, which is a mixture of cobblestone and rubble, and I'm really rather pleased with it.
...I want to know how that joke would end now. Maybe make suggestions in the comments? I now have the camera back, which means I can now show you everything I've been working on recently, starting with the Dwarf I finished last week. I painted him to look like he's from Erebor as it's shown in the films, hence the green marble base and the dark coloured clothing to match the appearance of the Grim Hammers. I've also added the dwarf standard bearer to the gallery here, so do take a look.
On the plus side, since I last posted I've actually finished a model, a Lord of the Rings dwarf standard bearer. On the downside, the camera isn't working at the moment, so I'll take pictures of him and add him to the gallery as soon as it is. I've also decided to go ahead and get the Imperial Knight that I've been wanting to paint since it was released.
My name is Chris Nelson, I'm a hobbyist. I started around eight years ago with Lord of the Rings as my first system, however I prefer painting to gaming.
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