As I was painting other stuff, the Grey Knights Land Speeder got delayed somewhat.
All I have really done is paint some more of the bodywork, the legs and some more instrumentation.
It’s finally out and you can buy it…
Epic Armageddon, the latest version of Games Workshop Epic (6mm) scale game, is now out to purchase.
So do I have copy, well not yet…
I am hoping that my local GW store will have a few copies for sale so I can pick up a copy there.
I have finished the base on one of my Killa Kans and with a virtually done paintjob it is ready to play a game with.
The base is done with a few bits of gravel from the garden, GW sand and then painted Codex Grey before being drybrushed with lighter shades of grey and then white.
The main body of the Killa Kan is black, drybrushed with Tin Bitz and Boltgun Metal.
I still have to do some of the detailing but I am quite happy with it at the moment.
I am not sure whether I should paint the missiles yet and what colour!
You find more information on the Killa Kan on the workbench section of the iFelix website.
I tried something else…
Well after much thinking, I decided to stick with the orange, but this time lay it on thick!
It has covered better and now looks like battered panels and the paint has cracked and flaked off.
I need to do some highlighting and some more weathering, but I am now more pleased with this than the previous attempt!
it is somewhat bright, but I may vary the share across different panels.
You find the previous history of my Ork Fighter Bommer on the workbench section of the iFelix website.
In my garage (as I suspect is the case with many gamers) is a load of old gaming stuff. Much of the good quality stuff has been sold on eBay, however in a box is one of my first terrain experiments for 6mm games.
I was once inspired by an article from Miniature Wargames issue #13 in which a gamer had described how he created some superb WWII terrain tiles. Taking his cue, and using 10mm cork tiles I created a series of 6mm terrain tiles with hills, hedges and roads.
Incorporating cork bark, some of the hills had rocky features. The “grass” was flocked and then painted (to keep it in place) and then drybrushed.
It worked well except for one major flaw!
Some of the cork tiles warped making it very unuseable. Eventually they were replaced with commercial flocked tiles.
More of the model painted… Managed to get in some painting time (the majority was spent on a secret project) however I did manage to get some more of my Grey Knights Land Speeder painted.
You can see I have painted more of the bodywork (in Boltgun Metal) and painted the Imperial Eagle in Burnished Gold with highlights. The Inquisitor Book has also had the edges painted in Burnished Gold.
The underneath has been drybrushed with Boltgun Metal and I may do some weathering on the engines later.
Though the crew legs still need painting, I have painted the instrument panel.
This final shot shows how the model is coming together… still need to paint the crew!
Trying to ensure that the panels look battered…
You find the previous history of my Ork Fighter Bommer on the workbench section of the main website.
One effect I wanted was to ensure that the fighter looked like it was cobbled together from bits and pieces and then painted orange. I also wanted to have some “new” pieces that looked like they were from captured Imperial vehicles.
However first I needed to do the edges, and these were painted roughly in black.
These will then be drybrushed with Boltgun Metal and Chainmail to give a rough knocked about a bit look. The panels will then be painted orange (though some will be painted Cadian green as though they were taken from destroyed Imperial tanks).
My original colour scheme for the Grey Knights in my Daemonhunters army was done as follows:
You can find out more here. However I was not happy with the results which looked too shiny.
Though I had followed the painting guide in the Codex there was one difference, I had used Chainmail and the guide recommended Boltgun metal.
My local store had sold out of Boltgun, but I managed to get a pot the other day from a GW store and had a go at re-painting the Grey Knights and was much happier with the results.
When I was at GamesDay 2003, I managed to get my hands on the new ForgeWorld Epic Ork Gunwagons (which are the Epic versions of the FW 40K Gunwagons).
They are good value for money, just £5 for three, and there are four different types.
As I suspect with a lot of people, I did not paint them straight away and put them in a box to do later…
However now I have got them out and undercoated them.
They are very detailed models, though the exhausts are somewhat delicate and many of them were broken in transit.
See the full workbench feature on the Epic Forgeworld Ork Gunwagons.