Thursday, April 19, 2012

Blood Angels Damocles Command Rhino

Greetings once again! Last weekend I painted several Blood Angel vehicles and recently showed you the two Land Raiders. Well now is the time to reveal the third vehicle that was painted at the same time.....

I have had this kit for many years and finally found the time to paint it. Since it is a Command vehicle I wanted to make sure there was plenty of 'bling' on it. I also really wanted the interior to be visible as much as possible so I hinged the side door of the Damocles.

I am quite pleased with how the hinge-area painted up. I must remember next time to paint the side door at the same time as the interior. I am thinking of doing the same treatment to my Death Company Rhino but doing it to both doors. I might give a look at putting the hinge on the inside somewhere but I am not sure. I should use the Internet and see what others have come up with.

Thanks for looking! Comments are always welcome!
Take Care,

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Land Raiders! Real armies can Deep Strike these!

Greetings once again! I have been quite busy lately with a couple of side projects (editing Star Wars RPG modules) but I have managed to get in a little paint-time in the hobby room. If you remember the last post I was working on a couple of Blood Angel Land Raiders: a 'Godhammer-class' and a 'Redeemer-class' Land Raider. Well I managed to get them finished up and sealed (with their first matt-coat) this morning before the weather turned wet.

Here is the 'Godhammer-class' Land Raider "Hammer of Baal":

All in all I am pleased with how it turned out. There are a couple of areas that I think I could have done better/different (the blood drop on the side door in the picture above for example) but it is ready to crush the foes of the Emperor! Also done at the same time (I batch paint everything, must come from my start in the hobby being with 15mm were everything is batch painted) was the Land Raider Redeemer:

I have had a lot of fun painting these, the first Land Raiders I have ever painted. They took a fair amount of paint and I am glad I stocked up on the specific GW paints that I am using before they changed their entire paint line.

Since a batch-style paint process cannot be called that with only two models I had other things going as well (including a little something special from earlier but that will have to wait until later in the week):

Above are a few extra Turret options mainly used in Razorbacks; below are a couple of extra hatches. I tend to batch paint things to ensure a 'standardized' look to everything.

Well that's it for now, thanks for looking! Comments are always welcomed!