Friday, June 18, 2010

'Ard Boyz

This is my unit of 'Ard Boyz. Nothing too special. Just your basic Ork boys with some extra armor added. I reall love how these guys turned out. The unit stands at about 15 models but I would like to get them up to about 20.

Tamiya 1/48th scale T-34

As part of the same deal with Tom that got me the sweet Tiger I also acquired these nice Tamiya T-34's. Even though I have a company of Soviet infantry in my collection I was sorely lacking in Soviet armor. These babies will go a long way towards filling that gap.

These models were assembled and painted by my friend Tim and his Saguaro Painting Service. These are good, solid and basic builds and paint jobs and they would be fine...but they look like new tanks! Soviet tanks never looked this good. As soon as they left the factory they would display the most amazing weathering and damage. Some changes are coming for these tanks (sorry Tim). They must get roughed up and grimed up a bit.

Check back to see how I bang these up some.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tamiya 1/48th scale Tiger I

This is a 1/48th scale Tiger I from Tamiya. It is the Early Production kit. My friend, Tom, purchased the model assembled and painted from a seller on eBay. Recently Tom decided to get out of 28mm WWII and I had a chance to add this on to my collection. I could not pass this up.

I have a couple more of these models, one is about half built and the other has yet to be started. I am slowly working those. Not sure what I will do with 3 Tigers for 28mm need at least 4.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Imperial Guard Veterans

A few weeks ago I acquired some additions to my IG army from Kyle, a local gamer. Included in the deal were these very nicely painted IG Vets. There were 19 of these guys, painted and ready to go.

Kyle did some excellent skin tone work on these models. I needed to paint one additional model to complete two squads of veterans. I tried to match Kyle's style.

While I like how my one model turned out I was not able to match the smooth tones of Kyle's work.

This one model inspired me to paint a third squad so I could try and get the skin tones down. I tried several different approaches and colors but I was unable to get the smooth transitions. I really like how these guys turned out but they are just not quite right.

I really like trying to figure out how other painters do things. No matter how good a painter gets they can always learn something new. I certainly have lots of opportunities to learn about miniature painting.
Anyhow, all this has made me want to paint up a Catachan army. These figures will initially be used in my Cadian inspired IG army but I have enough figures (about 140) to do a full Catachan army.

Friday, June 4, 2010

More Ork Progress

I have slowly been making progress on my 40K Ork project. I have finished the first mob of Boyz and decided on a basing style. I actually decided on the basing with the Killa Kans but I am now adding it to the rest of the army.

I have gone back and finished the basing on the Warboss and the Nobz.
So far this army is coming together. It is taking time but I am having fun building and painting the models.