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.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Dire Avenger Exarch

Caught the Eldar bug now for a bit so the Marines and Orks are going to have to wait - here's the Dire Avenger Exarch:

...and on the subject of "what to do next?" - take a gander at the Christmas haul - not too shabby :o)

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Dire Avenger

Better clear the backlog of painting before I do the rest of my Christmas presents... there's still an Eldar battleforce on the list, so here's another one for our pointy-eared aloof friends:

Monday, 2 January 2012

Gigantic Christmas project

Happy New Year folks!

This year's suprise Christmas present from the lovely Mrs Doggles was the largest model that I've attempted so far - the enormous Ork Stompa. Good job I had a few days of uninterrupted holiday. It's still not completely done, but most of the parts are now actually on the model, and the bulk of the painting is done. It's been a mammoth job - definitely one where the airbrush came in very handy.

Here's where we're up to so far:

Bit of a go at some freehand check pattern:

I've tried to go for a bit more of a grimy, battered look this time, still learning how to do mud / rust / weathering.

More to follow when he's all finished!