Final few hours to vote for which chapter I should paint!

Final few hours to vote for which chapter I should paint!

I’ve nearly forgotten about this project since I’ve been getting my head stuck into others things lately. Anyways, yes, in just a few hours time the deadline will close and the votes counting in.

Just a quick recap, I’m interested in starting a new project using my old unused space marine models to create a playable chapter. However, since I’m not sure on which one to paint, I’ve decided to let guys vote and decide which chapter I should paint for this project! (No prizes for the winning vote(s)

To take part and what the rules are, here’s a link to the original post:

https://callumart.wordpress.com/2018/03/04/you-decide/

Once it’s 12 at midnight (UK) the deadline closes and no more votes will be accepted. I’ll reveal the winning chapter tomorrow (any time).

Good luck!

-Bjorn

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Need Tabletop hobby/ Art inspiration? Check these bloggers out!

Hey guys, I thought I might do a post today by recommending a few talented hobbyists and artists that I’ve found and followed. I’ve been meaning to do a post like this for ages now, but I couldn’t quite get my confidence up to try this out.

Hopefully, if you guys have enjoyed this post and want me to do more of these in the future, comment below to let me know!

Anyways, I hope you enjoy reading and being inspired by these talented bloggers!

The Stormcast Eternals

First up is a Stormcast Eternals based post by The Stormcast Eternals. The post features lots of Liberators (and one Paladin Retributor-Prime) with a fantastic paint application on the models. I really like how the Liberators look like stone golems, as if the stone carvings came to life.

My words can’t do justice to describe how cool these models look! Check out The Stormcast Eternals post here if your interested in all things SE!

https://thestormcasts.wordpress.com/2018/03/22/liberators-enter-the-realm-of-lost-hope/

The Magpie at Midnight

I’ve been following Magpie for quite awhile now, every time a new post comes up I’m interested to see what’s new. Sometimes when I have to do so much paper work in my course work, I get very bored from a lack of inspiration. But looking at Magpies blog posts inspired me, and seeing another artists work is inspirational and motivational in my opinion. A lot of the artworks have a simple look, but the extra details, the thought process and meaning behind the art works are compelling to read.

I’d recommend looking into Magpies blog post if your interested in art, I have a link below if your interested to look into Magpies art!

New Design – pink flamingo

ImperialRebelOrk

In my early days starting WordPress, I looked at a post by this chap, I was instantly hooked into his creative and strange world that he presents into his hobby work.

Some say, he was pirate who would row his small one man boat in the kitchen whilst drinking rum. Others say he’s one of the brightest wildlife experts when it comes to Polar bears, and how they express their relief……

But all we know is, he’s called ImperialRebelOrk!

IRO is one of my favourite bloggers when it comes to blog posts on small warband collections, able to tell strange bizarre tales as well as dark stories. His collections are like a mixture of Mad Max meets Fallout meets Warhammer 40k, but as well as other fictional creations.

If you haven’t checked out his blog yet, I have a link below to on of his recent blog post.

https://imperialrebelork.wordpress.com/2018/03/24/corlina-rayne-the-wytch-of-thorn-pass/

Spalanz

A hobbyist of all things, Spalanz has a mixture of posts include book reviews relating to Warhammer 40k/ Horus Heresy, table top model Collection showcase and sharing his thoughts and opinion on the hobby.

I check out Spalanz if there are any news relating to Warhammer, as well as reading his book reviews. If your interested to read information of news and reviews as well as hobby collections, then check out Spalanz!

Let’s pause for a minute…

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That’s all I have for now, I hope you have enjoyed this post! This is my first time doing a post like this, so any errors or lack of grammar is expected. Anyways, I’ve enjoyed working on this post as I like to help spread the word and recommend talent when I see it. I’m really looking forward to sharing more in the future! 🙂

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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any suggestions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn

The Skullfiend Tribe Skirmish warband (part 1)

As part of my focus on my Skirmish warband factions, I’ve decided to start my Khorne Bloodbound from the Thunder and Blood starter set. I’ve decided to paint mine in the colours of the Skullfiend Tribe, as there’s less red to paint and the small bio on the warband was pretty cool!

I have two models done so far including a Khorgorath and the Bloodstoker (unofficial names: Ghor, Dhor, Mhor and Dave).

So far, I’ve painted a total of 32 renown points for my Skirmish force, already near halfway to my goal of 50R. I’ve still got loads to paint, including ten Blood Warriors, five Skullreapers, forty Bloodreavers (20 for Skirmish), two kitbashed Aspiring Deathbringers to paint, and finally my goal of kitbashing a female Exalted Deathbringer to lead my splintered warband.

Next up, I’ll be showing my first five painted Blood Warriors that I’ve been painting like a mad man (I’ll elaborate on this in the next post in this series).

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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn

Skirmish Warband: SE- Knights of Excelsior (part 2)

Skirmish Warband: SE- Knights of Excelsior (part 2)

Today’s post will be covering how I’ve painted my own Knights of Excelsior Skirmish warband. The pictures shown in this past are done in stages that I did on two models, but the process is still the same nonetheless.

Without further or do, I hope you’ll enjoy this short painting guide!

Step 1

Spray White matt as a Basecoat for the white armour, apply the colours below:

  • Basecoat the shield and shoulder plates in Model colour Ultramarine blue
  • Use Model colour flat brown for the purity ribbons.
  • Mix 2/3 Model colours Flat brown and Gold on trims and areas of metallic texture.
  • Use Acrylic black on the belt buckle and dagger scabbard.
  • Use Khorne Red for the leather strips.
  • Paint Model colour Gunmetal on the Warhammer and scales.
  • Finally, Basecoat the weapon handles in Screamer pink.

Step 2

For the inking process, I’ve used Reikland Fleshtone for the white armour, leather, weapon handles and gold trims. For other areas I’ve used watered down Acrylic Black (Nul Oil as an alternative) on the blue areas and silver areas.

Step 3

For layering and drybrushing I’ve used different colours, which I’ll bullet point below:

  • For the white armour, I’ve used Model Colour Off-White as layer colour (two thin coats is needed to get a smooth look). This was then finished off with Model Colour Foundation White as a edge highlight.
  • Drybrush Model Colour Off-White for the silver, blue and gold areas.
  • Highlight the leather straps with Evil Sunz Red.
  • Drybrush the weapon handles with The Screamer pink and Emperors Children.
  • Finally, splatter some good old blood with Blood for the Blood God on the Warhammer (apply a thin layer and don’t go overboard with the effect unless your a certified heretic!!)

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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn

The Three Heads are better than one!

AoS Skirmish is a great opportunity to create unique and characterful models, making a small collection of models look really imposing on the table top. I’ve started my (second) Khorne Bloodbound collection based on the Skullfiend Tribe, who will don their red helms as sacrifice to Khorne’s growing throne of Skulls!

I’ll have a few posts coming up in a few days on my progress with this warband. But in the meantime, here’s a sneak peak of my painted Khorgorath.

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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn