A Knight Charity Challenge: One Man, Several Paint Brushes

Greetings all,

So today I wasn’t in the office, I hadn’t broken my perfect game and called in sick, instead my workplace was closed. We had a charity day and so everyone got to pick a cause and give their time back for something meaningful to them. Now, don’t you worry, I’m not a preachy kind of guy, nor am I here to tap you up for money. I just figured since my time today involved the hobby, I’d do a quick post.

I asked my work if I could paint something and then auction it for charity. They said yes. Awesome. Which meant from about 8am this morning I’ve been painting an Imperial Knight from my collection. I finished at about 5pm (ish) and have just about managed to get it to tabletop standard. There were definitely some learnings to take away from this, like a medium base brush from GW is the business! I’m definitely pleased with what I achieved and hope that I manage to raise a few squid for my chosen charity. I’ve put some other bits up as well, as I’d like to raise a minimum of a £100, which I figure is a realistic goal.

I’ll take a better snap when the base has dried tomorrow, will do a tiny amount of clean-up too, nothing major, here’s the quick and dirty version of the finished product.

Imperial Knight

Unusually for me, I painted some components separately. The Ion Shield I left black, no idea why.

Cheers all, have a great night.

Ed

Rogue Rage: A splash of colour in a grey sea of WIP

Afternoon all,

It feels like an age since I’ve posted, my hobby has slowed down this last fortnight however I’ve got some fresh content lined up for this next week.

Inq28mm has moved up in priority as my gaming group have just started a Mordheim campaign using 40K models. The premise is that we’re rival warbands in the bowels of a Chaos Astartes vessel. Each warband is nurturing a Chaos Marine Aspirant (a free Ogre with a number of limitations removed), the goal is to max his experience. At which point the Aspirant has ascended to the lofty heights of true traitor Astartes status; queue Inq28mm Traitor Astartes campaign.

This has helped focus my attention on one project, thus these chaps below have had a lick of paint (hopefully for the better).

Zeb 'nice guy' Skullhammer

Captain Zebidias ‘that nice guy’ Skullhammer.

Above is Zeb, the Captain of my Chaosheim gang. Aside from a few highlights that need doing (especially the skull) I’m pretty happy with how he turned out. He earned a special place in my heart, in the first game we played. He heroically shot an opposing gang leader in the back, what a guy. Despite this commendable accomplishment, Zeb commanded that House Fear withdraw back in to the shadows after the gang suffered a couple of casualties. Dark Gods forbid that we stay and fight when the odds are not heavily stacked in our favour. My Aspirant is of Night Lords gene stock after all.

Unlimited Power.

Unlimited power… nope, he got captured then promptly sacrificed by some worshippers of change (Amazon gang).

Next up is nameless schmuck, you don’t get a name when you get caught and sacrificed on your first outing! He was my youngblood, so this rookie had a laughably horrible (if brief) foray in the bowels of an Astartes cruiser. Model wise, I’m really pleased with this one. Major props goes to the pale skin painting article from the Spiky Rat Pack blog. I didn’t follow it to the letter, however the article was amazingly useful and really helped me achieve the unhealthy pallor on the above fella. I believe the Spiky Rat Pack chaps now blog over at  Iron Sleet, a site I regularly frequent for conversion and painting inspiration. 

That’s it for now, more WIP and articles to follow.

Have an ace one all,

Ed