The Hoarding Stage

I guess for those of us who are into this miniature hobby, maybe there will come a time where you will reach this stage of the hobby. What’s the stage… The Hoarding Stage.

Watching this video definitely caused quite a few flashes in my brain as to where are some of the miniatures I have gotten long ago. I guess they are all in the pile and pile of boxes in my painting shop… ha ha. But of recent years, I have stopped buying miniatures. Usually I will tell myself, when I wanna start the project then I buy, the boxes of miniatures will always be at the store. I am just storing it at the store, will get it only when I am ready. However, if its a limited edition or limited release, temptation comes again… ha ha

What Atom mentioned as to how the hoard came about, its definitely true for all collectors and gamer out there. You have a plan or a good idea for a conversion project, and this box of miniature looks perfect. Once its purchased, I guess it depends on how motivated one is, either it will be chucked on the shelf or… maybe it might be painted and deployed.

One point he did mentioned which I liked and agreed though, if one fine day, we fail our armour saves and goes down, what will happen to our boxes and boxes of hoard? This point did had me pondering a while…

Guess it’s time to do some spring cleaning and see what can clear off the shelves! If you are at this hoarding stage of the hobby too, maybe its time to do some spring cleaning as well?… Cheers!

Blood Angels Death Company and Chaplain

After the Space Marines Ultramarines project, next lot of projects that came along was the Blood Angels, the Blood Angel Death Company. Black armour is another challenging colour scheme to work on. The usual impression for painting black colour for most starters, is usually an easy colour to manage. In reality, its one of the tough and challenging colour choice.

For the Blood Angel Death Company, the edges of the Space Marines Armour were carefully blended with Citadel Administratum Grey and Black. Thereafter the the edges were all edged out with a light mix Citadel Skull White and Midnight Blue (as requested by Client). With the highlights and blends, this made the black armour more outstanding with depth.

blood angel death company

blood angel death company

The thing about painting Blood Angels is that each Space Marine Blood Angels, whether its normal marines or the Death Company, they are all full of accessories all over. Nice to look at and be amazed with all the detailed accessories, but painting them can be tedious and patience is definitely needed.

blood angel death company

The normal Marines are already full of details and accessories, talk about the characters. The Terminator Chaplain, he is filled with accessories all over his armour. Definitely a tedious task to get the accessories live with colours.

Well, though there were full of details and accessories to be painted, but once they are painted, these Marines simply looked amazing with life… 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!

A New Look

ogre maneater pirateWelcome to a new updated look for The Painting Shop.
Yes… its been a long overdue update, but finally I go the site updated. The design is still bearing the same style and feel as the previous one. The header design is updated with a simple and easy look, and the site is now mobile and devices friendly. Check it out… 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


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!

40k Eldar Fire Dragons and Wraithguards

Painted this commission of 40k Eldar Fire Dragons and Wraithguards for one of my regular client a while back. I remembered having to design a colour scheme for the Fire Dragons. As my client’s Eldar theme was a blue theme Eldar army, I was trying hard to find a colour scheme to define fire fury with a blue feel. Finally, the dark blue and orange scheme was borned. Was still a bit unsure abut the colour scheme at first, but once they were completed, I must say they looked awesome.

40k Eldar Fire Dragons

40k Eldar Fire Dragons

40k Eldar Wraithguards

The Wraithguards followed the blue colour scheme as well. Painting white colour is always a challenge. The head of the Wraithguards had quite a few layers of watered down white to achieve a smooth finish. It always when they are in a squad, they all look so awesome, right? Cheers.

Hello… I am still around…

Hey… it’s been a long while since I posted anything on The Painting Shop. Come to think of it, time flies, last post was like 2 years back. Anyway if you stumble upon my site, it’s still intact and I am still painting as usual. Free to drop me a message for any commission projects or chats.

Over this period since my last post, I have been continuously doing commission projects. Meanwhile, I will try to update posts for the commissions I had completed.

As for what I am into in the miniature painting hobby past years, guess I have gone past and over with Games Workshop. The love has completely dried up, ha ha. On a whole, I’ve been very much into others miniature, mainly Mantic Games’ Deadzone and Kings of War. The recent craze I am into is FrostGrave. Been busy playing and building terrains, definitely it’s a good hype and motivation to keep and push me forward with the games and painting.

Well, so much for now… definitely will try to update more post. Meantime, any commission project services needed in Singapore, just drop me a message. Cheers!

Flames of War US P47 Thunderbolt

Air support is here for my US 7th Division. Managed to get my P47 Thunderbolt all done and ready to bomb some stuff. Painting an aircraft was sort of first time for me at this scale level. After much research for the colour scheme, decided follow the standard colour scheme as on the box itself.

The white silver body was first painted with Vallejo Chainmail Silver. Then I mixed white with Silver to sort of blend and tone the silver feel down for the body. The grooves were carefully lined with Secret Weapon Heavy Body Black wash. The red, black, yellow pattern were painted next. Once all done, I dusted with it some Secret Weapon Black Exhaust weathering powder for the fumes and carbon on the engine and gun area.

fow p47 thunderbolt

fow p47 thunderbolt

The Fow P47 does not comes with any propeller. Just the propeller tip was provided. I just felt that the plane does not look dynamic in flight without any propeller. After much looking around, I got the propeller from PropBlur. It’s a site that sells model propeller for aircraft. Base it black and glued it on the P47, and wow, the plane now look dynamic and lively in flight!

The flight stand provided was kind of short, as I felt in term of proportion to the height where a plane would attack, it should be maybe higher or taller. Wanted to extend the stand, but changed my mind after much rules reading for the game, I decided to just use the provided standard one.

Now, let get ready for some bombing for my next game. The last game when the P47 was unpainted, it did not managed to bomb anything at all. Haha, we all blame when its an unpainted miniature… Cheers!