Finished my hell hammers for man o war yesterday, when I originally picked up the models on eBay they where missing their guns, so it was an easy conversion using some Empire bits. Plus I don't think you need the original metal models as you can easily just convert some of the original plastic ships that you got with the game to make them.
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Monday, 14 July 2014
It's been a bit quiet over recent months on the blog so this is what I'm currently working on, and considering you can take them in groups of 5 it's now definitely an incentive for me to get them up and running.
Apologies for the bad pictures, as the lighting is not the best but hopefully it will give you a better idea of what they look like when there finished.
I'm so glad I didn't sell them, so it's to the tabletop we think we go.
Saturday, 31 May 2014
A Mekboy, also known as a Mekaniak or more often simply as a Mek, is a type of Ork Oddboy who serves as one of my armies engineers who build all the weapons, vehicles, and other advanced technology used by my Greenskins. So obviously a big Mek wasn't big enough, and it was time to turn him into a mega Mek.
I must admit I haven't been doing anything with my orks recently, although over the last couple of months I have been doing little bits and pieces, as I have finally managed to finish this bad boy off.
Obviously because he is so big he has his own Mek boy to look after him, as this definitely gives him a little bit more character.
And finally another couple of close up pics.
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
For painting I just kept things simple, as as always, I wanted to get it done as quickly as possible, and to start things off I simply put brown wash on the sand in the arena. And I decided not to spray and undercoat of black, as I want all my, colours underneath to be very clear and transparent.
That's pretty much the first coat complete.
And that's the project pretty much complete, very simple and quick to do and the wood definitely makes it keep in theme.
Over the next couple of weeks I will be looking at different types of rules, that I'm going to use in the arena. And as always there is plenty of other hobby projects needing my hobby time, but by no means am I finished with my gladiators, as I would like to add to my collection, and I've also got a couple more ideas that I would like to finish in the near future.
Monday, 26 May 2014
There is a lot of examples online, of other gamers doing something very similar and bearing in mind that I thought it was an excellent idea I had no other option but to give it a go.
I decided to put formboard inside the walls, of the tin and then apply some plaster to them. I also use some sticks from the garden, as I thought it would keep it in character and a little bit more in the theme of the gladiatorial arena, in some distant land somewhere back in days gone past.
The entrance was made from cocktail sticks and some wood that I had lying around in my bits box, also matchsticks came in very handy for the door itself.
For the hexagons themselves I simply cut them out of a cereal box, and applied PVA glue some sand, let them dry completely, and then glue them in place. As this would make them stand out a little bit more when I glue sand into the gaps. As you can see in the pictures below.
Pretty much job done, and it looks like the gladiators are already starting to get some much needed practising.
So from the very start to finish this was very enjoyable and rewarding, now I just have to decide what colours I'm going to use when I finally get round to painting it.
Sunday, 25 May 2014
As I said in my last post, I was thinking about repainting these guys, and after they were stripped of paint and primed black, I soon got the job started. The colours on the gladiators I wanted to be bright, of course they have to be eye-catching for spectators, so I decided to use a very basic colour scheme. So they are probably not the best models I have painted recently, but I'm still very happy with them nonetheless, and hopefully my kids will love them as it definitely makes them come to life.
Friday, 16 May 2014
From the very start this month has been hectic in regards to my work, so normally I try and post at least once a week something that has been very difficult. So what have I been working on I hear you ask? Well surprisingly it's something different, as I've been finding a lot of inspiration with Roman gladiators, and I recently came across this game ludus gladiatorius, which was released a few years ago by EM4, and considering you get five prepainted models it's an absolute bargain and all for £11.99. It was a perfect way to start to get into full on gladiatorial combat.
Okay they are not the best painted models in the world, so I think I will probably redo them, and gives me an excuse to make a Roman gladiator arena, and just in case you're wondering what the tin, in the title will be for all will be revealed in my next post.