Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Retro Space Orks

Hello everyone. Sorry I'm a little late with this post, it's essay hand in week this week and I've been up to my eyeballs in work! Never mind though, here are some photos of the Space Orks I painted the other day, I hope you enjoy...

I bought some new paints to paint the Orks. I wanted to try highlighting for the first time so I bought some 'Warboss Green' to highlight the 'Kabalite Green' of the Orks' skin. I also used some of my own acrylic paints on the axe handled to make the wood seem a bit more realistic.

I tried to give the Orks different uniforms to make them seem a little more unique. I always imagined them to wear whatever scraps of clothes and armour they could find, so making them look different really fitted into my ideal!

I'm really pleased with how they came out, I just wish I had some static grass to make the bases look a little better (but they are Space Orks.... maybe they wouldn't be fighting in grass?) Nevertheless, I enjoyed painting them and I can't wait to get the other fourteen painted and move on to some new figures!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Look what came in the post today!

They've finally arrived! I won these 18 'old school' Space Orks on ebay the other day for just £2.40! I'm going to use them to practice my painting techniques and to try some of the new acrylic paints that I bought yesterday, I hope they're as good as the ones from Games Workshop!

I should hopefully have some pictures up of a few finished pieces over the weekend, I hope you all enjoy :)

P.S. I didn't paint the painted Orks in the first picture, that's just how they arrived!

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Lego LOTR Shelob Attacks!

Hey everyone! Here's a few photos from another Lego kit I bought the other day. This kit is based around the famous scene in the third movie, The Return of the King, where (obviously) Shelob attacks. In the kit you get Frodo, Sam and Gollum as minifigures plus a giant Shelob which was great to assemble! I hope you enjoy the photos.

Here's the kit in all of its glory...

'Give me the Ring, nasty little Hobbits!'

'Mr. Frodo! Stay behind me!'

And here's my slightly OCD method of sorting the bricks into tidy little piles...

Cheers everyone for checking out my posts; should have some more Warhammer up soon and hopefully get some pictures of my first ever historical miniatures posted!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

High Elf Lothern Sea Guard- First Ever Paint!

I've been wanting to get into painting Warhammer and Miniatures for a while but never knew where to start. I know there is a massive culture behind both of these war games and really wanted to become part of that culture and society (hence, why I started this blog!) So the other day I took myself down to my local Games Workshop and bought a Warhammer starter kit. This kit is of the High Elf Lothern Sea Guard and it came with eight different paints and only cost about £22.00!

Please remember that this is my first effort in painting Warhammer and Miniatures. I know there is some amazing artist out there but at the moment I am not one of them! But I am pleased with how they came out. Here's how I painted them...

Firstly, I painted on the base coat in 'Imperial Primer' and here's how they looked...

Secondly, I started to apply 'Ironbreaker' to the armour, helmets, boots and chainmail.

Then I painted the shields, sleeves and other clothing in 'Ulthuan Grey'.

After painting the clothing 'Ulthuan Grey', I went and painted the strips in the banners, the gloves and the sash over the shoulders 'Caledor Sky'.

Then I went and painted the dragon on the shield, the jewels in the helmets and the highlights around the bottom of the chainmail in 'Mephiston Red'.

And finally I used 'Kabalite Green' on the bottom of the shields and on the remaining flag poles and insignia. Filled in the faces, hair and leather bags with 'Cadian Fleshtone'. And then washed over the hair, helmets, boots and spear tips in 'Nuln Oil' to give the Guards a weathered and worn look.

Then for a little bit extra I painted a back drop for my figures (again, please remember that I'm new to painting lol!)

I hope you all enjoyed my first shot at painting Warhammer. If you have any painting tricks or tips then please let me know about them in the comments below!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Lego LOTR Uruk-hai Army

What d'up guys! Here's a few photos from the new Lego Lord of the Rings kits that came out this summer. This first one is the Uruk-hai Army and comes with six minifigures; four Uruk-hai's (including a leader), Eomer and a soldier/archer of Rohan.

As Lego kits go, I thought this one was reasonably priced. It was only £29.99 and as you can see from my photos, you get a lot for your money (which is never a bad thing when it comes to Lego!)

Here's the full kit in all its glory ;)

An epic battle between between Eomer and the Uruk-hai leader!

Here's the Uruk bolt thrower, will it bring down the walls of Helm's Deep?

Hope you all enjoyed this kit, check out One Man's Armies tomorrow for my first ever Warhammer figures!

Monday, 8 October 2012

My First Post! My New Blog!

Hey guys! This is my new blog! Some of you may know me from adam-p-reviews, my book review blog.

This new blog will be dedicated to all things model making. I have recently gotten into painting and building Warhammer and have always been a massive fan of Lego and Airfix kits. This blog will be my easel for my creations and I hope you enjoy them! Please follow my blog if you do!

P.S. My profile picture is of Henry V because he is my favourite general ever! ;)