4 Aug 2015

Terrain and Scenery - Arcane Ruins - 6MMRPC

Another piece of the unpainted pile of plastic now done, a nice little terrain piece. I've had these Arcane Ruins for quite a while, I used the Skulls as door carvings on my first Relictors Whirlwind in 2010! (Pictures Here). So I mean a while...
I mounted it on 3mm hardboard (fibreboard) so I could have some collapsed ruins. The painting was simply Zandri Dust spray with Agrax Earthshade wash and a Ushabti Bone drybrush. The ground was my usual Cathan Brown, Kommando Khaki and Ushabti Bone highlights and a little flock for spot colour.
Thanks for dropping by, more terrain ideas can be found here! And another bit done during my 6 month mountain reducing painting challenge (6MMRPC). Cheers.

2 Aug 2015

Blog Wars 9 - Army Pictures - Picture Heavy. Enjoy.

6thDegree and Lord Halfpenny attended BlogWars 9, run by Alex from From The Fang. Thanks Alex, here are some photos of the armies there, just because we all love pictures of fantastically painted miniatures and armies arrayed on the table top... enjoy.

Be sure to checkout the details on From The Fang for the next BlogWars, BlogWars 10 in November.

24 Jul 2015

Relictors Space Marine Sicaran Battle Tank Finished - 6MMRPC

Hello Readers, thanks for dropping by. Here is my latest offering to the painting gods, an awesome FW Space Marine Sicaran Battle Tank! I absolutely love the brutal compact aesthetic of this tank. It screams destruction and 'da business'. No frills, just pure Astartes killing power.
Midway between the Predator and a Landraider, this tank sacrifices any transport capacity to mount the rapid firing Accelerator Autocannons, which Render and track skimmers - negating Jink saves.
Along with that the model comes with either Heavy Bolter sponsons or Lascannon sponsons, I went against the rule of cool (I love drum magazine Heavy Bolters) and went for the specialised role of Anti-Tank and mounted the Lascannons - but this gave me a chance to try out 6thDegree's OSL without an airbrush (tutorial here) and the end result is pretty cool, so maybe rule of cool prevailed after all...
Nothing special, just the rear, showing this Relic Sicaran has been seconded to the 5th Company Relictors. The grey is my usual recipe of Dawnstone (Codex Grey, or AP Uniform Grey Spray), with a Nuln Oil Wash (with a tip of the large tank brush dipped in Lahmian Medium to prevent the wash pooling and getting tide marks - I often get asked how I avoid streaks on larger vehicles), then a drybrush of Administratum Grey (Fortress Grey) and then 500 Boltgun Metal rivets later...
I've kept the transfers and embellishments at a minimum to show off the blue-glow effect. Transfers were applied over a gloss varnished patch, applied with Micro Set (sticks) and Micro Sol (melts the edges to look painted on) and sealed with gloss varnish. Once finished, the whole tank is sealed with Purity Seal matt varnish to protect and knock off the gloss effect, then the lenses/view ports are re-done with Gloss 'Ard Coat.
The top down view, shows off the ammo hopper feeds into the Accelerator Autocannons.
And if you were unsure of the size comparison between Landraiders and Predators, a useful photo comparison for you.
Can't wait to get this out on the new battlefield GameMat!

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed and found the tips useful. Cheers. Part of the 6 month mountain reducing painting challenge pile done! (6MMRPC)
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