Sunday, 28 February 2016

Farsight Enclaves: Ghostkeel battlesuit

When the Ghostkeel was first released by Games Workshop, I knew that this was a model that I wanted to add to my collection. I had already been toying with the idea of including larger battlesuits in my Enclaves list, and the Ghostkeel gave me the perfect reason to get a nice new kit...

I know that I often say this of GW kits, but the Ghostkeel was a pleasure to build and paint. Nice, clean instructions, lots of poseability and several decent options.

I decided that I wanted to paint the piece like a big stealth suit and thus went with a more muted red than the usual Farsight scheme. This fits in really nicely with the two stealth suit teams that I've painted up.

I picked out a few armour plates in grey to tie the model in with the rest of the army.

Check out the detailing on the back of the mode: some really nice touches from the sculptors here.

I added some resin pieces from the old bits box to the base: just some parts from the now OOP GW stratagem set. I've never played Planetstrike or Cities of Death, but I've used plenty of these resin parts on various models! I think that the added colour breaks up the monotony of the red quite well.

What's next for the Farsight army? I'm going to try to finish up a Coldstar Commander...

Sunday, 14 February 2016

AvP miniatures game: Predalien

Very frustratingly, I'm still waiting for my AvP Kickstarter pledge from Prodos. Meanwhile, my local games store actually had the figures in stock... I couldn't resist buying a Predalien, and today I finished painting him up.

Not an easy model to photo (again!), the Predalien is a great model. The detail is awesome; suitable either for careful highlighting or dry brushing.

I went with a series of dry brushes, then used a satin varnish to seal the figure.

Some detail was picked out with greys and whites. This isn't really "film-accurate" but it works well to highlight key details like the claws, teeth, etc.

Next up: more Farsight, and this time of the flying variety...

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Batman Miniatures Game: Killer Frost

Here's a model that I actually painted up over the Christmas break, in an effort to set into season cheer.

As with most Batman models, Killer Frost was great fun to paint. Her detail is quite fine, as with many of the female miniatures, but with some motivation Frost is a good addition to your collection.

I found this model really tough to photograph, on account of her skin tones matching my background paper. I adjusted the various filters and settings in Photos, but this was the best I could get.

There's a lot of news concerning the BMG at the moment. I was disappointed to see the news that several BMG models have now gone "direct only" (with the suggestion that they will be discontinued when the current stock is sold out), but the newly-revealed Marvel Miniatures Game looks great.

I still have the limited edition Alfred model to paint at some stage, but haven't had the urge to break open the blister yet. I keep promising myself that I will actually play this game as well... One day!