Originally I had planned to have a colour body, so the main body of the Killa Kan had a white undercoat as seen in the workbench feature.
Well as I started to paint it I knew that it wasn’t going to work and it wouldn’t look right. Maybe okay if it was a single Killa Kan, but in my squadron of three it was going to look odd. So I stopped painting the colour, let it dry and then went over the area with Chaos Black before drybrushing it.
This stage was to add some more detailing including painting the Ork glyphs.
Managed to get a copy of Planetstrike from my local Games Workshop. When I went when it was released, alas it had sold out.
Planetstrike is a game of glorious invasions and desperate last stands set in the battle-ravaged universe of the 41st Millennium. Will you take the role of the defender, repelling the enemy’s vanguard with heavy weaponry and heavier fortifications? Or will you play the attacker, raining hellfire and damnation upon the foe before sending an army of your best troops to claim the smoking remains of his strongholds? This is truly a war on all fronts in which the enemy can appear at any time, from anywhere – especially from above!
This 80-page expansion book contains all of the rules and information you need to play games of Planetstrike; including: full rules for configuring your forces for planetary invasion, a full-colour hobby section on preparing your defences, and a comprehensive background section detailing some of the most infamous planetary assaults.
What was interesting, despite still been sold out on the Games Workshop website, my local store still had a bundle of Mines, Bombs and Booby Traps boxes (not selling well so much, as they tried to get me to buy a box).
Looking through Planetstrike, looks good and some nice pictures too.
There are some gaming things I buy which I later think, why on earth did I buy that! Then there are gaming things I buy which I now wish I had bought at least five times rather than just the once!
One of those things is the Urban Basing Kit which was released as part of Cities of Death. The box set contains 2 pots of slate, 2 pots of resin details and 1 pot of razorwire that can be used to decorate the bases of your miniatures or cityfight buildings. It was a limited edition and though since then Games Workshop have released a Warhammer 40k Basing Kit, personally I don’t think it is as good as the original urban basing kit.
I would have bought five, but they were very difficult to get hold of, and when I did find them, the shop only had one left…
I have used the kit with various models, but for a workbench feature on my website I have been photographing a 60mm and a 40mm base. Having added some resin and slate, I added modelling sand to change and vary the texture of the base.