"WAAAAAGH!" the battle cry that spreads fear and panic throughout the Imperium, in fact wider, with the Tau Empire having also felt the raw power brutality of the Orks.
White Dwarf this month concentrates on the release of the Orks for 2014. Interestingly Games Workshop seem to be following the same release schedule they did for the Wood Elves; get your big model out first. With the Treeman that was a no-brainer, but with the Gorkanaut/ Morkanaut kit I'm not sure this was the way to go!
It will be interesting to see what the community think of this model - because frankly I think it's underwhelming. Boxes of multi-part Orks would have been the release to really interest me, and that's what the rumours say are next. So let's have a look at this week's White Dwarf, which also sees the release of a new spray and a great little piece on Objective Markers. + + More after the Jump + +
White Dwarf Issue #18 Review
You may have seen my tinkering around with my Dark Eldar forces recently - well it's on a bit of a momentum now, so I thought it was time to start a Project: Dark Eldar section to the site where I can out them up as the force grows.
For me, the Dark Eldar are Jes Goodwin's crowning glory. They are so beautifully deadly, so intricate and seductive in their violence - how can you not be lured in.
A force that doesn't so much shine brightly in the stars, but they absorb the very darkness and inhabit it!
Hope you enjoy the new Project: Dark ELdar section
First Dark Eldar Unit Finished!
Over the last week I've been starting on my Dark Eldar force. Happily I started on the excellent Reavers which after trial and error came out pretty well.
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Dreamforge have done a rather sizeable update this morning, and after much conversation in the community, have shown preview images of their female Stormtroopers.
After extensive body work, these Special Forces-trained warrior women look pretty damn cool. Notice their different weapons to reflect their Special Forces status. There are plans for alternate heads too.
It's really great to see a company being so responsive to the fan base and giving them what they want!
So what do you think? Would you add these to your force?
I have recently been experimenting with using Nuln Oil on Macragge Blue for my War Hounds Space Marines and the experiment with using the Citadel Washes was a success!
Because Nuln Oil is a black I wanted to try the wash Citadel had designed for blue; Drakenhof Nightshade. The colour itself is very good, perfect in fact, but the coverage is not. It doesn't flow as well as Nuln Oil, nor does it seem to provided the flat contrast one would want.
The Drakenhof Nightshade may be a better colour match for vehicles or larger models, but the mix seems thicker than the Nuln Oil, meaning it pools in the wrong places and sometimes doesn't staying in the recesses. It could be my batch - but as far as miniatures go, I'd stick to Nuln Oil for that dark blue look you're be after.
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Dark Eldar Reavers Sneak peak!
The lure was too great - these have been in my collection for years and I just had to give it a go!
I've got two more on the bench, so stay tuned for all three in the next little while plus a review of the kit.
Suffice to say - these were an absolute pleasure to make and paint...
Here's a 20-something year old paint job for you from my Legio Ballista force.
Look how steady my hands were back then - all those icons were done freehand...
Time To Catch Up On Some Projects!
Miniatures that fit into current Project Blogs are linked below. For the rest
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It's been a pretty big weekend - yesterday we dissected the White Dwarf to bring you a rather long list of rule changes in WH40k 7th Edition, the the Munitorum Edition sold out on ti's first day of pre-orders, and now the web is full of pics from this weekends Horus Heresy Weekender.
For those of us not able to go, here is a sampling of the pics from all over the internet.
These pictures are mostly from forums and uncredited.
If you know who took them, please let me know and I'll edit this to reflect their work.
The big news would be the sneak peak of Vulkan, Primarch of the Salamanders and the pre-release of Mortarion, Primarch of the Death Guard. We'll be seeing much much more of Mortarion as people get him home and unbox him, but the Vulkan is interesting - I didn't know he was the next one!
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More after the jump...
Thanks to these guys, we have a preview of the cover for White Dwarf #16 out this coming Saturday, PLUS the contents of the whizz-bang super-limited pricey-as-Hell web-exclusive WH40K 7th Edition.
Keep your eyes on the interwebs, it's going to sell out faster than that silly tower thing!
Got to tell you, not a fan of Nurgle, but that cover is one of, if not THE best they've done this incarnation!!
Not Fail Cast have just put up their version of the Web Exclusive Space Marine Captain. Well it was supposed to be web exclusive, but ended up in stores much to the annoyance of those who used the GW web store to get it.
On first impressions this looks a bit blobby, but my last experience with them was really positive so if this is your kind of thing, then why not give it a go...
They also have a range of doors for vehicles and these dudes...
Not being as huge fan of the Wild West, a historical lie after all, I haven't really paid much attention to Wild West Exodus. Sure Firefly was cool, but cowboys just seems all so old hat!
Then today I saw this beauty! Not sure how I'd use it, but what an awesome machine!
And as much as the miniatures are okay, there are the odd stand outs that really really impress! This miniature really reminds me of some of the Phillipe Druillet artwork from the 70s and 80s. Big guys in armour with cool guns. This may be my favourite mini for a while!
What do you think? Impressed by the tank and this miniature? Do you already paint Wild West Exodus?
Two Pieces from Phillippe Druillet's Delirius - not for the Kiddies!
So I started the paint work on my Treeman today.
Not sure if he's going to be a character or a big angry Dark Magic dude in league with my Dark Elves.
This was a hard painting assignment! There are so many bits and branches crossing over each other. Detailing will be a real challenge!
Ancient Treeman Unboxing & WIP
Project: War Hounds
Markings of the Great Crusade
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