Category Archives: Hobby

Still Alive

Looking at the previous post, yep things got a little serious around here, so a mini update time.

I’ve had some news that takes a little weight off my mind, that’s all I can say for now.

The props and cosplays are going well, levelled up with a 3D Printer 😀 so expect more of them, in fact I’m attending a con soon, very soon. In 3 weeks at the time of writing.

Miniature painting is still happening, soon to be on ,thanks to a new webcam and some patient people.

er what else….er… oh yeah. I’ve set up this donation thing called ko-fi , since bills exist and good grace only go so far.

**Anyone reading is under no obligation but a coffee is greatly appreciated*

Made it this far? Well here’s the reason for the title, been humming it all day


Take care now, bye bye then.


Angels and Demons…

*Mini update*

It that time of year when things go bump in the dark (no not me walking around my house) so I painted up Saint Peter from Purgatory miniatures and started working on Azaroth the Fallen from Heresy miniatures

A kindness of Raven(s)?

Recently a colleague of mine bought a DC Raven statue and wasn’t overly impressed with the paint job…

specifically this area 13565384_1743213609251739_330060916_n

So they asked me to repaint it. *Shocked expression* anyway after a quick bath in paint stripper, she looked like this

20160623_180036 a quick soak in acetone (nail polish remover) and most of the paint came off in sheets, leaving us with

20160623_190718 a “naked” Raven

20160624_015131 once she’d dried, I then airbrushed some white, yes white, primer and some Citadel Air: Kislev Flesh for a smooth base layer

Several layers of Necron Abyss, Druchii share and Rackarth Flesh mixed with white for the skin and she’s done.

***Things I learned***

  • The flash killed the colours.
  • Make sure everything is painted (there’s a slight mispaint that I only spotted after it was given back).
  • Get clear instructions off the owner.
  • Keep them updated with progress but don’t swamp them.

Trying to paint Gems…

Do not be alarmed. Yes it’s a long, long overdue post from me ( real life, blah, blah, blah).

Recently Games Workshop released some new technical paints specifically for gemstones,

  • Soulstone Blue
  • Waystone Green
  • Spiritstone Red
  • Stormhost Silver

so I thought I’d give them a try. Now I don’t have many minis that have gems on them, so I used some Space Marine shoulder pads…

I started with an even layer of silver over a black undercoat

then I went straight in with the gem paints

they’re a little thicker than the Tamiya clears I’m used to, and not really suited to shoulder pads, but the coverage is good. they look a little streaky to my eyes but with some practice I’ll be able to get a more even coat. Again the Shoulder pads are not the intended use here but they’d be great on Rank and File Eldar or Elves and Eye lenses on helmets. I personally wouldn’t use them on centre piece minis, but I want to see if my other half will let me test them out on one of her Elves.

All in all, if you want gems done fast these will do the job. I’m going to try them through the airbrush later and update things here.

That’s all for now, back to the workshop


Me being me I tried layering one over the other… it sort of worked20160619_003750

a little more experimentation is needed.


A little yellow demon

I found a Heresy miniatures Minor Fallen One in the bitzbox. It took about 3 hours from start to finish, minimal mould lines ( 2, 1 on the scythe and 1 on the sword which I didn’t use) quality control that puts the “big boys” to shame.



Paints used:
Tamiya grey surface primer
Molotow one4all yellow (airbrushed)
GW Rakarth flesh
Sepia wash
GW Rhinos hide
Army painter flesh
Blue wash

Aiakos the scourge

A #wipwednesday snap of Aiakos the scourge for Warmachine. Trying to get an assassins creed vibe moving around docks




Not the best pics I know but the ideas there.

Things! Excitement! Content!

Yes really content (ok maybe not excitement), in between the constant battle against “real-life” I managed to get in some painting time. I’ve base coated about 500 points(I think) of Imperial Fists , 25ish points of Cygnar and a few other random pieces. Here’s a teaser for the Imperial FIsts

WIP Imperial Fist Librarian