Friday, 19 March 2010


This is the third model for the Second Circle group, an alien hunter of some sort. I wanted to have him really tooled up with weaponry and did intend to give him shock gauntlets but I forgot to drill the bits before I glued the hands. The metal on this miniature (and all the Krashrak models that I am aware of) is really tough so I won't bother now. I'll probably give him a load of grenades and some toxins instead.

The spear is called Curruid so I decided he would have a tooth as his charm.

Also I'm going away on Tuesday so I'll be racing to finish the sniper and get as much of this guy painted as I can before that. I've also decided to get back into computer gaming a little as my hardware is grossly under-used, so I bought Mass Impact. I have barely any spare time as it is, so it's doubly important to get some painting done before I start the game :)

Friday, 12 March 2010

Erazmus, Crusader

Really dire pics I know (even the angles - for some reason the main facing pics were very blurred) but I intend to get some good ones tomorrow or the next day. I'll take the minis outside to get some proper light (so far all my pics are taken on the window board of my lounge). I'll do this with all my minis I think, the weather seems to be improving, just need a windless day with nice Spring light.

This guy should have a backpack from the Covenant model, but the pin I used is too long (or rather the hole in his back isn't deep enough) The only miniature pliers I have are flat, so I'll have to get some decent needle-nose pliers tomorrow and replace the pin.

The red in particular is very washed out. The silver on the carapace is just crap, I need to improve my technique because I have 2 fully armoured characters to include in this retinue, both will be silver, and one of them is my uber =][= Lord, so I'll have to do some reading up I think.

Also final pre-paints on the sniper. The supressor on the rifle probably shouldn't have a hole in it(?) I'm not sure, but I drilled it anyway. It would probably look nicer with 2 holes, but if I drilled another the chances are that they won't line up exactly so I'll leave it.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Charles Whitman, Sniper

Finished my Crusader on Monday, so I expect you'll see him on the weekend. I shouldn't really be putting ETAs on pics, I imagine it could be tedious for anyone wanting to see them when they inevitably fail to arrive on time :( anyway, Saturday....I promise.

Until then here's a sneak peak at the next character, Charles Whitman. I'm not yet sure whether the gun will have a supressor - it's a little over-powering as is, I had originally intended a lighter, sport style rifle. Also, vertical gun, or dipped slightly, as in the pic? Hmmmm.

"Crazy Sniper" is a bit of a cliche imho, so instead of making him an unbalanced character I decided he'll be a normal soldier with the name of a real-life psychopathic sniper. Should be a quick paint, black and grey (as part of the original retinue - probably the last member).

After that...well, I have a number of characters crying out to be built. Current front-runners are an Arcoflaggelant, a plasma-wielding maiden of vengeance based on the Daemonhuntress, a Chaos Magus, or one of his minions, a cultist. Which will it be? Only time will tell :)