Category Archives: Warhammer 40k

40k Thousand Sons Scarab Occult Terminators

When Games Workshop released the new Thousand Sons, though I am not into collecting them, I can only wish that I had those new miniatures to paint with. And wow, my wish came true, one of my clients wanted to start the new Thousand Sons army. Definitely was an excitement moment for me to get my brushes and paint ready.

The first project to start was the Scarab Occult Terminators. The terminators were awesome and fun to assemble. The only setback was the poses for the terminators, a bit far too stiff looking, if only they are in a more dynamic pose. Other than that, the details were amazing.

Scarab Occult Terminators

Scarab Occult Terminators

Client wanted a different colour scheme from the Game workshop ones for his Terminators squad. Started off with the colour scheme, Baldes of Magnus, from the codex. Its the reversed style from the default Game workshop painted ones. The main colour was painted with gold and the outline and trim were in Citadel Thousand Sons Blue, followed by highlight of Citadel Ahriman Blue.

Well, though the Terminators pose were a bit stiff, but once painted they looked amazing as a squad, as always.

40k Blood Angels and Death Company Assault Squad

I have 2 clients having 40k Blood Angels army. In other words, guess I have been painting or will be painting quite a lot of Blood Angel Space Marines.

Death Company and Blood Angels assault squad, death from the sky! The Blood Angel assault squad was done in the usual shade of Blood Angel colours. Based it with Citadel Mephiston Red and washed it with Carroburg Crimson. Next, its highlighted with Mephiston Red and Evil Sunz Scarlet.

blood angel assault squad

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death company assault squad

death company assault squad

Black I would say, its one of the most challenging shade to paint for a Space Marine. I blended and the edges of the Death Company Space Marines with Citadel Administratum Grey and Chaos Black. Thereafter, the edges were edge highlighted with white to give a more sharper feel. Think I will have more Death Company to paint in the coming projects… Cheers!

40k Space Wolves Bjorn The Fell-Handed

I guess this had to my first 40k Space Wolves project. Completed this Space Wolves Dreadnought Bjorn The Fell-Handed a while back. The colours were standard Space Wolves design which was nothing to shout about. I added battle damages and paint chipped on random areas of the dreadnought. The back of the dreadnought had be to weathered with black weathering powder from Secret Weapon miniatures to give an engine grinding feel.

space wolves bjorn the fell handed

space wolves bjorn the fell handed

space wolves bjorn the fell handed

A snow themed based was requested by client. For the snow, it was a mixture of army painter snow, PVA glue and baking soda powder. I had to experiment with a few mix to get the correct snow feel. On a snow themed base, Bjorn The Fell-Handed, definitely looks ready and awesome! Cheers!

Daemons Of Khorne Bloodthirster

Managed to complete a Khorne Bloodthirster project quite a while back. I was very pleased with the results. Started off with quite a few research and choice of colour scheme requirement by client for the Bloodthirster. The Bloodthirster as mentioned by my client, was one of his favourite miniature in his Khorne or Daemons army. The colour scheme decided was much to a typical sort of red feel as its with most demons imagined.

I had the body, wings and the whip weapon painted as an sub assembly. The body went through layers of washes and glaze followed by fine highlights. The wings were painted using wet blending techniques over many layer to obtain a near smooth gradient feel.

khorne bloodthirster

khorne bloodthirster

khorne bloodthirster

As the Khorne Bloodthirster was in a leaping sort of pose, I imagined it being summoned and it appeared out from a pile of bones. Did some planning and shopping for the base design. The base is from Dragon Forge base. I managed to get a bag of skulls from Secret Weapon. Assembled the Bloodthirster to the base, and I slowly skull by skull piled up the skulls to form a pile. Once painted, managed to drip some Citadel Blood for the Blood God paint onto the groove of the base, sort of to portray blood flowing from the pile of skulls.

khorne bloodthirster

Overall, the Khorne Bloodthirster really looks amazing and impressive, though I myself is not a fan of Khorne. Definitely a great miniature to paint that will finish with a amazing satisfied feeling. Cheers!

Death Company Assault Terminators and Sanguinary Priest

More Blood Angel Death company. This time its the Death Company Assault Terminator as requested by client. Just felt that the black colour armour when fielded together as a unit of 5 terminators make them look awesome.

death company assault terminators

Sanguinary priest

Sanguinary priest

Sanguinary priest

The Sanguinary Priest was a break from the black colour scheme. It gave me a refreshing break and a boost to get the brushes in my hands. The weapon arms for the Sanguinary Priest has been magnetized. The cup which the Sanguinary Priest was holding has been filled with Citadel Blood for the Blood God paint. I must say the Blood paint is interesting. When dried, it gave a wet look just like fresh blood… Hmm! Cheers!

Incoming! Stormravens!

I have a Stormraven for my 40k Grey Knights, have always wanted to get it out of the box and have it painted. But it never happened. The default Stormraven I always felt that it is a little to short in length. As a assault carrier, I thought it should be a little longer in proportion. Anyway, I got the Chapterhouse Stormraven extension kit, but I still never managed to get it painted, haha, so much for motivation.

But still in the end, I managed to get 2 Stormravens painted, but it was for clients’ commission projects.

The first one I painted was the Blood Angel Stormraven. Colour scheme was the usual Blood Angel colours. The challenge was assembling the kit. Some of the parts like the interior and cockpit all needed to be painted first then it can assembled. The assembling of the main chassis has to be perfectly glued well, and held on together with masking tape and rubber bands. Once the glue dried, the wings and the rest were a breeze.

The Stormraven was painted in basic Citadel Mephiston Red, washed with Citadel Carriburg Crimson, then layered with Citadel Mephiston Red and Evil Sunz Scarlet.

blood angel stormraven

blood angel stormraven

blood angel stormraven

The next Stormraven from another client was also for Blood Angels, but its a Death Company Stormraven. Now with previous experience, assembling the Stormraven was a breeze this time.

Black is a challenge to paint. The Stormraven was done with basic black, then layered and blended with Citadel Administratum Grey for the shading.

death company stormraven

death company stormraven

death company stormraven

Though both of them looks awesome when completed, I still feel that they are still too short in proportion. Guess the correct feel length Stormraven will be my own Stormraven I am painting. When..? Haha, for now its staying as a collection. Cheers!

Firepower! Ultramarines!

More fire power and strength was needed for one of my client’s Ultramarines. I got to paint up the updated new Ultramarine Devastator Squad, along with another 2 squads of 10 men Ultramarines and 5 Assault Terminators.

ultramarines terminators

ultramarines

The troop Ultramarines and Terminators were nothing much. Just some usual painting of the 40k finest Ultramarines.

I was excited about the Devastator Squad though. Some of the details on the marines were updated as compared to the old ones. I do like the missile launching off the launcher pieces. It gave the squad a much more dynamic feel to it. To add to the feel, the squad comes in the 32mm base, which makes the overall composition much more wholesome and dynamic.

ultramarines devastator squad

ultramarines devastator missile launcher

If only the lascannon has some sort of laser pieces blasting off, that would definitely make the whole Devastator squad very dynamic battle mode! Cheers!

Angron Primarch of the World Eaters and Death Guard Deathshroud Terminators

Whenever I have projects from Forgeworld miniatures, I am always looking foward to it. Forgeworld miniatures are so exciting to paint.

I got the Angron Primarch of the World Eaters to work on. Assembling the whole mini diorama was not that difficult. But each of the Marines were painted individually before final assembly onto the base.

Angron Primarch of the World Eaters

Angron Primarch of the World Eaters

Angron Primarch of the World Eaters

Angron Primarch of the World Eaters

Client wanted the marines to be Death Guard, World Eater and Emperor’s Children. The result turned out to be a nice combination of colours. Applying the blood effect was exciting as I got to try out Games Workshop Blood for Blood God blood effect paint. The blood was indeed effective, giving it a wet look which make the diorama very engaging.

Next was the Death Guard Deathshrould Terminators. The Terminators’ pose were not very dynamic, but I guess when putting 5 of them together, it gave a different and better feel to it.

Death Guard Deathshroud Terminators

Death Guard Deathshroud Terminators

Death Guard Deathshroud Terminators

Client wanted the same style as the Forgeworld’s colour scheme. The challenge was painting the old rustic and wore effect on the armour. Because of the light colour scheme, multiple layers of diluted colours were slowly built up to give a smooth finish. In the end, it turned out well with 5 Terminators together, looking awesome… Cheers!

40k Eldar Swooping Hawks and Illic Nightspear

I have been painting quite a variety of 40k Eldar for one of my client.

40k Eldar Swooping Hawks was another interesting paint job with a dynamic flying feel. Colour Scheme was requested to be the same style as Games Workshops’. The Swopping Hawks were in Games Workshops’ Finecast. Well, as usual finecast has not been the best material choice.

eldar swopping hawks

eldar swopping hawks

The Swooping Hawks were held on one foot only. Because of the finecast material, this made the miniature having a very weak shaky support when glue onto the base. I had to add pin to the leg area to reinforce the firmness when its glued to the base. However, I did not manage to snap any pictures for that reinforcement conversion. Guess the old metal version of the Swooping Hawks would be a better collection.

illic nightspear

illic nightspear

40k Eldar Illic NightSpear was another interesting and fun character to paint. Same colour scheme as Games Workshops style was requested. The challenge was painting the cloak with the star like camo design. Well it turned out well and was close to Games Workshops style.

So much for now, enjoy the pictures… cheers!

Its about time, Stormtroopers!

40k stormtrooperThough I am not so much into GW stuff of recent already, but the recent rumour and schedule line up for one of them really got me excited again, 40k Imperial Guards Stormtroopers!

Seems like the Stormtroopers will be in a box of plastic 5-man, which can be assembled as veteran or Stormtroopers. The Stormtroopers are definitely way overdued very long. Ever since the last Imperial Guards codex released, there was no mention of the Stormtroopers. I am a fan of the Stormtroopers. When Grey Knights got the Stormtroopers left out in the last codex, I was disappointed.

Now it seems like there is some hope for the Stormtroopers! Meantime, its time to save some gold coin for the Stormtroopers coming next year, as they don’t come cheap from GW. Cheers!