It's Forge World to the rescue with one of their glorious videos from one of their glorious books.
I think I need some private time!
Imperial Armour Volume Two – Second Edition: War Machines of the Adeptus Astartes is a 256 page full colour hardback book showing the large range of Space Marine armoured vehicles from paint schemes to rules and even a glimpse at the vehicles of the Inquisition and the Sisters of Battle, plus some more background on the universe never before expanded on.
For many a year, White Dwarf magazine has showcased amazing armies from all over the world.
If you're Beardy like me you might remember the first time we saw the European entries to Golden Demon with their pastel colours and delicate shading instead of the heavy washes and dry brushing that had been the norm for so long!
Not only was there amazing painting on show, but also some great conversions. Conversions that couldn't help but to inspire.
Well Games Workshop have released their Armies of Renown, a collection of their Army Showcase articles from late 2012 - 2013.
We got our hands on one - and this is what we thought...
I don't know about you, but I've been looking at the Forge World terrain for a while now.
Not only do they have the amazing looking Zone Mortalis range, but with the release of the new Castellum Stronghold it gives us a good chance to look at the other bits and pieces.
Zone Mortalis are a series of detailed 30cm x 30cm resin gaming tiles with wall sections. They connect together to form a labyrinth or passageway or whatever shape you like really!
But they not only have the tiles and walls, they also have doors to fit between the walls, and nifty details like Containment tanks (made of clear hollow plastic) and even a Scribe station with archaic bits and pieces.
There are two series of Zone Mortalis - Series 1 (Alpha, Beta, Delta and Gamma) and Series 2 (Epsilon Complex, Eta Complex, Theta Complex and Zeta Complex) all brilliantly detailed and oh so tempting!
As you can see from below they link together brilliantly and from the info I have read online are light-weight and quite strong for resin.
... as I said - oh so tempting!
Now this is a really interesting article - it takes the Xbox designers and gets them to have a look at the PS4.
Sure, they are competitors, but as far as the design asthetic goes this is a really interesting piece.
I can't personally vouch for these guys, but I've had great luck with them all.
Setting a mood is quite important when sitting down to paint - at least in my mind.
Many years ago I used the unabridged Lord of the Rings on tape to paint by.
It was awesome and really set the mood - it was the early 90s so it wasn't exactly mainstream.
At around the same time Games Workshop partnered with a few bands to provide music for their games - one of them was the greatest band to ever walk the earth: Bolt Thrower - hallowed be thy name - who produced the album Realm of Chaos.