Hey there, so, I got back from the UK on Tuesday and have been recuperating since then. Between the Jet lag and whatever I caught while I was over there, I definitively needed a vacation from my vacation. Other than that my Wife and I had a wonderful honeymoon there. We saw a great many things of interest. Such as Westminster abbey, St. Pauls Cathedral, The tower of London… etc etc… But the best thing was going to Warhammer World! Now, unfortunately, we went on the exact same day that Games Day UK was going on so not everything was there. but it was still great. I got to take lots of pictures of the hall of miniatures, we ate at Bugmans Bar and visited the Warhammer world Store. The only things I bought were the souvenirs from Bugman’s because I couldn’t justify buying any warhammer with the exchange rate we were getting over there. I figured Id just save my money and buy stuff when I got home. So the UK was great, Warhammerworld was awesome, And Paris Is just a more crowded, dirtier version of New York.
Hey there. So I Finished The Razorback I was working on. I had a hell of a time trying to get just the right red, but I did end up finding a good shade that I felt worked well with the scheme I was going for. One very important thing that you may notice from the pictures, is that I’ve decided to make my tanks very battleworn. I’ve never done any battle damage before so I thought it would be cool to do these vehicles like that. I really Like how it came out.
And one another note. I had a game with my friend Bill on Friday against his Blood Angels. And I of course used my Grey Knights. I was greatly impressed with them. The paladins held their own through one hell of a close combat, before being finished off by Mephiston and the Sanguinor. And the Rifleman Dred worked wonderfully. It was like shooting fish in a barrel. It wasn’t a one sided game at all though. It was very even the whole way through. The game ended on turn 7 with the score being 10 to 9 Kill Points. So it was very close. All in all I think I will greatly enjoy playing this army in the future.
So I apologize for not posting in a while, but its not because I havent been doing anything Warhammer related, its because it hasn’t been really blog worthy. It’s basically been me mass building Orks for my buddy Bill. I have one more Battlewagon to build for him, and he assures me that’s it. We’ll see…
But as for my own warhammerings, I built all of my new stuff (with the exception of the second stormraven) and I started painting one of my razorbacks. Now as soon as you see the pictures you will realize I am not doing a conventional grey knights scheme on them (not that I am doing one on my infantry, but this is way different). I decided to paint them Red, almost Burgundy, I thought it would be a good contrast to the almost white, grey of the infantry. I may add some of the astronomican grey to the tanks as wekll, but i havent decided yet… If your wondering how i painted what I’ve done so far, it was quite simple.
First I sprayed it with a non specific household dark red spray paint (nothing special), After the spray was dry, I washed the model with the P3 Armor wash, which is a little bit like Badab Black, but I like this a bit more. I then drybrushed the tank with Scab Red, and then with Flat red from the Vallejo range. This gave me some good highlights and Shading from the wash. Right now I am at the stage of going over everything that is not going to be red and painting it black to await any metallics, or other colors.
If anyone has an opinion on the method or ideas to make it look better let me know, keep in mind the photos dont show the detail as much as i would like. Another thing. Let me know what you think of adding the astronomican grey to the tanks, good? bad?