Monday, June 27, 2011

Scarlet Hawks

Hello Blog Readers,
I decided it was time for me to write a post. I have now decided to switch, only slightly, to a different paint scheme from Blood Angels. As of late I have noticed the many BA players and also I would like to field Chapter Champions, Venerable Dreadnoughts and the like. So, with out further adieu I am making an army called the Scarlet Hawks. A portion of my army will still be Blood Angels since I love them so and have painted many already, but the rest will be a Mechrite red with the Raptors insignia since it looks like a hawk. The paint scheme will also be Mechrite so when I field as Blood Angels it won't look too off.

My new army will be an army 300th founding (just kidding) of the Rogal Dorn, because I like the Imperial Fists and Black Templars as well, but will play out of the Space Marine Codex. I hope to have pictures up soon of a Blood Angels Dreadnought, Vindicator, and Commander. Then some basic Tactical Marines of the Scarlet Hawk paint scheme. I will also get a review out of my new air sprayer and compressor I purchased, and hopefully a book or two as I have finished reading all the Blood Angels literature out there now and a great novel by Steve Lyons. (never liked any of his before this one...)

Finally I want to thank Fayte for keeping up with the blog, Secret Holy Angel Painter for an awesome paint job and showcase for our blog, and of course our two followers!!! Thank you all and stay tuned, our group is growing with Orks, Tau, and Necrons. Even a little Deathwatch.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day all of you fathers out there! I know I am yet to be one (my wife would like otherwise) but I can attest that my dad has always supported what hobbies I do and enjoys to see my work, so I would like to thank him at the very least!

Along with that, it was a weekend off from life it seemed. I got to relax and paint my new Ork mini that I mentioned earlier. It is a really nice model to paint with! Though something I am noticing that I forgot to do in my excitement, wash the model. It seems that the resin holds on to the oil more than regular plastic and started to not hold the primer on the model. It was a bit odd to see large chips in paint, but it's a live and learn type of scenario.

But that is all for now guys, I'll have new pics up soon and hopefully BHTechMech will post soon enough! I know he is busy with school and work.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Finecast?! Yes!

Alright, my D&D group is starting up a new campaign soon here (nerdy is as nerdy comes!) and I picked out a new model for my character. Being I wanted to see how the Citadel Finecast models handled, I picked up this gem.

And I can tell you, it is one of the best models I have looked at. The detail is amazing, the feel of the resin is great. Lightweight and durable, it also is flexible and easy to deal with! I've just taken it off the sprue and cleaned it up, putting damage on the armor is a breeze too! I don't feel like it will shatter or not be terribly easy. So far, I am loving it. To the point that if painting it is as nice as cleaning it was, I would love for GW to switch all of the models to resin. 

*Edit* After seeing a bunch of comments on other blogs, I can see the trouble people are having with bubbles, flashing and mismatched molds. But I have to point out that it will only get better, with any new release, there are always issues you will see initially. But I would hope that these issues get brought up with GW were they will make changes. I'm glad they are moving forward though, and not staying where they were. It shows that as a company, while wanting to make money, they do care about the end crafter/player.

Any comments on what you think of the new models?


Friday, June 10, 2011

Holy Blood Angels.....

It's Friday! Whoo! 
This weekend, it looks like we are having a group painting event going on and getting some units on the table. I have to say that one of the best things about painting is painting in a group. It's much easier to bounce ideas off one another and makes the modeling process that much more fun. 
But I bring up my friends models he just finished. I bring you......
The Sanguinor! This was completed by a friend of mine on Wednesday, and it simply looks stunning. He dumped about 20 hours in on this guy and countless layers of gold. It was all worth it I think for a great looking model and will be amazing to field for the awe of his enemies. (Myself included...)
Here are some shots of his Sanguinary Guard:

Well, hopefully I'll get some shots this weekend of Deathwatch model work and some sweet minis hitting the table. Until next time, may the Emperor Protect!


Thursday, June 2, 2011


So as a side game to our normal D&D group, as the Warhammer 40k pool grows, so does our interest in the lore and universe. While most of us do not play Space Marine armies, we all like the style and lore that goes with it. After a bit of shopping at the local hobby store (The Source), someone found the Deathwatch RPG.
Paging through it, it sounded like a ton of fun! So we made sure to get a group started for it. This Saturday will mark the first time of playing and getting a mission started. Hopefully we'll have a good battle report to bring to you! First part of the day is finishing up the character creation, then its on to give a shot at playing and in between that time, possibly getting some painting of the minis in! So much to do on one Saturday!

As a side note, I would like to throw in my two cents on the Citadel Finecast. I love it, I think it should have been one of the first things to switch hands down. Working with resin is so much easier than metal and feels much safer. It also turns out cleaner than most pewter models that I have looked at. I'm excited to eventually get and paint one of the new models. Hopefully the Tau Sniper team will be my first!

Well that's all for now folks! Keep the dice rolling and the paint flowing!