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)


  1. A Big Hello from your newest member.

    I recently came across your blog and just started to follow you, as I think it's great, so we might have a couple of things in common as I too have a hobby blog you might like to follow to at


    So feel free to drop me a comment and hopefully become a member, keep up the good work. And hopefully I'll hear from you soon

  2. Hi Unite - just had a look at your work and it's great stuff, will follow your blog and pop in from time to time :o)

  3. Nice one mate. Again you seem to have nailed it. Still loving the purple and the back banner and shimmer shield (?) came up trumps.

    The banner is fantastic.

    Great effort.

  4. Thanks Rogue, glad you like it mate - the back banner is a first attempt at freehanding the Altansar symbol, which made me swear quite a lot...

  5. Looks amazing. I really like the banner and the blade. Very nice work! Hope to see more soon.

  6. Thanks Fayte! - will post some pics of the whole squad together next - Banshees on the painting table at the mo, going to have a proper crack at them tomorrow