Friday, 2 January 2015

Happy new year!

Hi all

So its a new year and I have a few new toys for the hobby. First PIC up is my hobby area. I now have some extra shelving and some paint racks for some new paint sets I bought. The first was the army painter mega set as recommended by Tommie at golem studios. The rest are all various scale 75 sets.
Have to say I much prefer dropper bottles. Army painter paints are OK, nothing amazing but nothing wrong really. The scale 75s are hit and miss. The black and greys are awesome, I also like the darker browns, however others are a bit weak. I guess its the same with any set.

Second new toys are some forgeworld death korps :) I got these a while ago but struggled to find a paint scheme that I liked. The I thought I would try my red and black scheme from the cadian I made earlier and thought it looked pretty good and I haven't seen it on the net so maybe slightly original.
The .models are fantastic. So much detail. They aren't the best casts I've seen from forgeworld and needed a lot of cleanup, however I think they are worth the extra effort. I was going to to post these guys when they were finished but I dont mind showing some shots wip.

Finally you may notice a messy looking pallette. Well I used to use a wet palette but was assured by tommie at golem painting a sprayed piece of plastic or wood will be better. Theory being you can see what the paint will do on the model before putting on the model. A wet pallette you are kind of guessing. Anyway it seems to work so I have kept with it. Can definitely recommend!

Anyway that's all for now and hopefully I will be back with some better pics of the death korps soon :)


  1. Very nice start on your DKoK! Really digging the scheme, and I completely agree that it's rather unique.

    Looking forward to seeing what you've got in store for us down the line :)

    And a Happy New Year to you too!



    1. Thanks ludo, just working on number 8 now. I have also finished piecing together some.sentinels and vehicles so looking forward to something different soon!

  2. Does hanging your good brushes upside down have any specific effect?

    1. Hi Ryan
      I am told its better for the brushes as any excess liquid or paint moves away from the ferrule. I'm not sure exactly how much this really helps but the rack cost me £1 on eBay including delivery so worth a try.

  3. Happy new year!

    Awesome work on the Death Korp models. They are awesome sculpts. Your color scheme looks fantastic, a wonderful combination of colors.

    How many Death Korp models do you have? Any thoughts of doing a small army of them? While supremely expensive they would look great in your scheme.

    Keep up the great work!

    1. Thanks Adam.

      Plan is for a small army. I have a command squad, the commissars which are amazing, and a grenadiers squad which also look really nice. I also have some crewmen for the tanks and from ebay have just found the quartermaster and mounted commissar models that are no longer made. Im thinking for the army each basic squad can have either a commissar or quarter master but just be used as a sergeant or something, we will see.