Example The Standard Template Construct: 2010

Monday, 20 September 2010

My twitter: minipainttips

If you have twitter, you might be interested in my new twitter feed; minipainttips

I will be posting at least 1 (sometimes more) paint tips a day. Very small, simple tips that i have learned myself, that i read, or that i notice on the internet.

Follow now, maybe you'll notice something new you didnt know!

Road to Adepticon: Second Sanguinary guard Finished, 28 to go!

Second Sanguinary Guard Finished in my Adepticon 2011 Army.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, 9 August 2010

Hobby: The Evolution of Painting.

I thought people would find this interesting.

From the oldest model I could find I own, to the latest one I have finished.

Nobody is born paintbrush in hand.

Standard Troop
1993 Blood Angel 2nd Edition model -> Sanguinary Guard, 2010.

1994(?) Corbulo -> Marneus Calgar 2010.


Alpha Legion predator 2006 -> Blood Raven Predator, 2009.

(Sorry, all my old old old tanks are in deep storage in a storage facilty, i'll see if I can find them sometime)

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Hobby: Blood Angel BaaL Predators.

I have returned to Australia, and done some hobby work.
No painting yet, sadly.
I have been busy with a lot of assembly I had been putting off until the move was complete.
I have built, in no particular order.
2 Baal Predators.
The Fortresss of redemption.
6 city of death buildings.
25 sanguinary guard.
10 Alpha Legion space marines.
1 Chaos Land Raider.
Shrine of the Aquila.

Phew! Quite a bit done!

I'll show you pictures of them all, one a day. We'll start today as the title suggests with the Baal Predators.

Their turrents are fully magnatized, and I super detailed them using a Japanese supe detailing rivet kit

Any comments are welcome!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


Just to let everybody know.

I apologize for the lack of updates, but I am currently moving country, from Japan back to Australia. Things are too hectic to do any painting, and most of my models are already packed away.

I'll be back in Australia around July 29th, my posting until then will be very sparadic, but after then, I will resume my once a week updates!

I intend to really kick the blog into gear, then.

I will be posting how to paint video, and audio hobby/40k fluff podcast, and how to paint written guides.

So please, STAY TUNED!

Monday, 21 June 2010

Hobby: Epic Lord Octavian (Counts as Marneus Calgar)

Maybe I can get FTW top 10 #1 spot finally with this attempt!

Lord Octavian of the Blood ravens, Chosen of Kyras.
Counts as Marneus Calgar.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Sorry, just a WIP this week!

Sorry everyone, but with my moving back to Australia next month, things have been too hectic to get much painting done this week. Also I spent all weekend at Disney land with my girlfriend.

I do however have a WIP of my current painting project to whet your appetitties :)

It's my entry for a painting competition. It's my personal Blood Raven's captain, at a later stage in his career than my older model, when he is even more badass, using Calgar's rules.

Very mush a work in progress. Red is all finished, but everything else is still being worked on, and a lot of bits and icons have yet to be attached!


My captain has a bit of fluff. I am making models of him throughout his life.

His family are outcast nobels from Ultramar. Thrown out due to a member of their family being accused of heresy.

They went from being nobels on Ultramar with prestige and power to beggers on another world. Octavian was raised in this bitter enviroment on a barren mining world, where he was found at a young age by a passing Blood raven recruiting ship.

Thus he Has a very ultramar sense to his style and clothing. And this is why i use Ultramarine special characters to represent him throughout his life.

I'll be using Telion to make him as an elite scout leader as well.

His burning desire is to restore his blood families honour, and through becoming the greatest hero the imperium has seen in these dark days blaze a trail that will shame the Ultramarines who cast them out.

But will he burning desire for revenge against the Ultramarines for past misdeeds turn him into the Imperiums greatest hero....or its greatest enemy?

Small steps corrupt.

This is the picture of him as a new Space Marine Captain.

Keep your eyes open here for more updates!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Hobby: Blood Ravens 2nd Tactical Squad, 1st Half

This is my tactical squad that is wearing entirely Mark VIII 'Errant armor.'

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Hobby: Crimson Fist Honour Guard (Commission)

Crimson Fist Honour Guard together.
Commission. Boxed and sent off to client.
All colours at request of client.

Hobby: Sanguinary Priest

Angels live, they never die
Apart from us, behind the sky
They're fading souls who've turned to ice
So ashen white in paradise

Sanguinary Priest Sahaquiel, He who harvests the Seed, the Crimson Wing.
Attached to the Sanguinary Guard, Blood Angels Chapter, 999.M41

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Hobby: Blood Ravens Land Speeder.

The 2nd of 3 blessed landspeeders operating in the 2nd Company of the glorious Blood Ravens. An expert at tank hunting and all forms of armoured combat, both with ground targets and in aerial duels.
Praise be to the Emperor that the guardians of mankind be gifted not only with the purity of fire to cleanse our enemies from the stars, but through the Emperor's light they be transformed into literal angels of death.

The machine god provides the means, the Emperor provides the will.
His wrath falls from the heavens.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Hobby: Blood Ravens Vulkan He'Stan

Keeper of the Holy Relics. Counts as Vulkan He’stan

Charged with finding the most secret and forbidden of technological artifacts from the Dark Times before the coming of the Emperor. Also charged with guarding all the chapter sacred weapons.
When he marches to battle, he hands out these weapons of war to his battle brothers, equipping them well for the trials and tribulations ahead. he himself carries several ancient weapons, whose secrets of construction are long since lost.

(Conversion was not done by me, it was done my Lamenter, you can find his website here: http://masteroftheforge.com
Painting was done by me.) 

And my Terminators + Sicarius in action last Sunday!

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Hobby: 2nd Tactical Squad Sgt and Multi-Melta.

Second Tactical Squad Sgt and Multi-Melta.

The sgt is meant to have just swung his sword, sliced open some guys chest, and is now leveling his bolter to finish him off as he lays on the ground.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Hobby: Blood Ravens Terminator Assault Squad

Blood Ravens Terminator assault squad, yet to be named.
If you have a good suggestion, let me know. My Blood Ravens use Latin/Catholic Church influence for their names.

Onto the pictures.

"Blessed is he who sufferth temptation
For when he hath been proved he shall receive the crown of life."
--34th Rite of the 1st company.