20 years ago I used to love painting "little metal men" and playing the very first edition of what was to become the hugely successful Warhammer 40K game, so recently I decided to revisit my youth. So far this has consisted of going out and buying some minis, and then wonderful-wife going out and buying ALL THE MINIS IN THE WORLD, and a selection of paints and brushes. With a couple of hours each weekend to paint them, this is going to take a while. There they sit in the corner now... looking at me... judging me... Anyway, one thing that I've found motivational is the wealth of pictures and "how to" guides on other painters' blogs, so I decided to post some of my own humble efforts here. Hope you like 'em.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Shokking self-inflicted pain in the neck

Oh wow this model has been the bane of my life for months.

...and of course it's all my own fault. I should have at least primed this (with black) before assembling, I did not. I should have pinned several parts of this heavy multi-part metal kit, I did not. I just rushed in with the superglue, squidged it together with a few bits of green stuff to hide the joins, sprayed it white, and then had a real uphill battle to get it painted as it slowly dawned on me how wrong my approach had been. As a result it has been sat there pushed to the back of the painting table for so long that it started to gather dust and dead bugs...

Well now it's done, and here it is - the marvellously comical, but inordinately heavy and fragile lump of metal that is the Shokk Attack Gun. If I drop it and break it in the near future (and let's face it, that's quite likely) then shortly after I will be found hugging my knees and muttering to myself as I rock slowly in the corner of a darkened room...


  1. I think you captured the mini with that great paintjob. Excellent work. I'll look forward to spending a few hours reading your blog. SOC

  2. Thanks very much, SOC - glad you like it!