Monday, 5 December 2011

Grey Knight Update - 04/12/2011

Hi all,

Here's an update on the Grey Knights.

I finally finished my first unit! On these models I attempted painting the glow effect of the power weapons and the heat from the lava onto the body of the model. What do you think?

















Next I'll be putting the finishing touches to the two squads of terminators once I've finished painting the banners. Hopefully the lighting effects will equally enjoyable to paint?

More to come,

Rumplemaster

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Grey Knight update - 23/11/2011

Hi guys,
I've been busy busy working on the Grey Knights over the last couple of weeks. I've nearly finished all the squads and will upload photos once I've finished them. In the meantime here is a photo of the first dreadknight in its weathered form:


I wanted the theme for the entire army to be as if they were stuck on a demonic world and decided to create volcanic / molten magma bases. Here is a photo of the base for the dreadknight (pre painting):

 And here is a photo of my test piece:

I'm really happy with the result, I do not think the photo does it justice and I can't wait to finish the bases for the remainder of the army. Once mounted I hope to apply a glow effect to each model to reflect the heat coming from the magma.
One last thing, after searching my bitz box the other night I came across this chap:


It turns out a winning eBay bid from many many years ago secured me this guy, which at the time I had no clue as to who he was? It's missing a few key components like the character and the gun servitor with multi melta but hopefully with a little creativeness I can convert something to take their places?
More to come,

Rumplemaster

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Serpent Guard Terminator video up on YouTube

Hi guys,

I just uploaded my second video onto YouTube if you want to go check it out and leave a comment / subscribe?


More to come,

Rumplemaster

Friday, 11 November 2011

Holy monkey!

Hi guys,
Just thought I'd share this amazing fan made trailer for a 40K movie. Enjoy!



More to come,

Rumplemaster

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

New toyz for the Serpent Guard

Hi guys,

I thought I would share with you three new toys I've acquired for my Serpent Guard. These guys are seriously smashing face on Thursday nights down the club. Enjoy!:









Next I'll begin removing all symbols of the Imperium and then let the joyous task of painting these amazing miniatures begin!!!

More to come,

Rumplemaster

Grey Knight update - 09/11/11

Hi guys,

Here's an update on the progress of the Grey Knights:





These photos are after the first bout of weathering, I've got one or two more to go yet.


The dreadknight is looking a bit of a mess at the moment but once I'm done with it I hope it'll look great?

More to come,

Rumplemaster

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Grey Knight update - 08/11/11

Hi guys,

Here are some snap shots of one of the Grey Knight Stormraven wings where I've begun applying the weathering:



Shots of the finished model to follow soon. I've also made head way into the remainder of the army which I'll post online ASAP.

In the meantime I'll be thumbing my way through the new Necron Codex, drooling over the potential of new miniatures that await me :O)

More to come,

Rumplemaster

Saturday, 5 November 2011

First miniature video up on YouTube today!

Hi guys,

After a few tweaks I finally got around to uploading my first miniature video up onto YouTube if you want to check it out?

It's not a video of a finished miniature sadly but hopefully it'll be the start of something exciting? 

More to come,

Rumplemaster

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Necron update - 03/11/11

Hi guys,

Here's a quick update on the Necron samples which I'm working on whilst waiting for the amazing new kits to come out:

 The first of eight I currently have on my chopping block.

 Here's an example of the spinal ridges which I'll be applying to the remaining seven.



 I'm not sure how I feel about the American football style shoulder pads but I'll push on and see how it looks once painted?

I finally managed to locate some cork sheet so I'll begin crafting the bases this evening. My intention is to create volcanic rock formations with lava seething through the middle of the base. I may even have some of the troops rising from the molten magma with their steel apendages glowing red / white with heat?  :O)

More to come,

Rumplemaster

Monday, 31 October 2011

Ooooow exciting!!! My first attempt at a into video for my Youtube account.

Hi guys,

Exciting news, I've created my very first video for my newly created Youtube account. Please check it out and let me know what you think? I'm very keen for some constructive criticism and suggestions on how to improve this video and if you have any suggestions for a new video I'm always open to new idea :O)

Oh and if anyone can suggest a song, which is approximately 10 seconds long I'd love ya forever! I'm stumped at the moment which is why I must apologise in advance for the quality of the track I've selected at present.



More to come,

Rumplemaster

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Necron update - 27/10/2011

Hi guys, here's my first attempt at a repose of the standard Necron warrior:

My personal opinion is that there is no need for the lower half of the jaw so that was the first thing to go. Do they even speak? hmmm


I went for a slouched pose and repositioned the head to be much lower down in the chest.


Both arms were split at the elbows and allowed to straighten to try and position the gauss flayer at arms length. I failed a little here and hopefully the next conversion will work out better?

As shown above and below I have tried to illustrate the next phase of my modifications. I intend on sculpting additional spine features, which will continue down the entire length of the spinal column and over the top of the shoulders down to the head..


Next I will sculpt new shoulder pads, similar to the existing Immortals perhaps?

More to come,

Rumplemaster

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

NECRONS!!!!!!!

Hi guys,

As I'm sure everyone and their wives know, the Necron are about to grace us with their presence as I must say I'm completely, utterly, 100% sold. So much so that I'm going to take the plunge and make Necron my second personal army after my Serpent Guard........only after I've sold off the Grey Knights though so I need to get cracking that whip and self flagellate myself into overdrive.

In preparation for the arrival of the new amazing miniatures I delved into the darkest depths of my bitz box to find a selection of Necrons as shown below:


I've had these chappies for probably over a decade now. Having never really been taken with the design of the standard warrior and how they do not reflect the sheer awesomeness of the artwork portrayed in the codex I thought it might be interesting to undertake a small project and see if I could convert this humble miniature into something like the following?:


I'm confident that with some cuts here or there, a little bit of plasticard, a heavy application of Chiaroscuro painting technique and some of my latest top secret medium I will be able to produce something similar to the above? I can't promise that all these minis will survive the surgery but trial and error has never been the most efficient of proccesss now has it!  :O)

More to come,

Rumplemaster

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Grey Knight update - 23/10/2011

Hi guys,

I've been working on the Storm Raven this week. I'm getting close to finishing the initial paint work and I'm almost ready to start the fun task of applying the weathering and battle damage  :D

The following is my first attempt at making a video of a miniature.

video




Hopefully this will be the start of a regular feature I'll be uploading to this blog and eventually a YouTube profile?  :O)




Let me know what you think.

More to come,

Rumplemaster