Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Honouring great work

Hey guys, just a quick post tonight to honour the great tutorial done by Faolain on his blog Awakening Ynnead. His tutorial on how to magnetise a Skaven Screaming Bell was well laid out, showed me all the steps necessary to repeat the procedure and while I chose not to repeat this work it was because of the effort done already (the too hard basket was filled with this one). It doesn't stop there however as there are numerous tutorials on all facets of the hobby on the site, so go check it out!

In as fact I have begun to record all the great tutorials I can find with the interest of building a list for the new site when I get it up and running, If you think you too have done something great for the community and would like to ensure it gets out there why not drop me a line, I will check it out and put it on the list with full props going to the rightful authors! But how to contact me you say? why you've never posted an email up before you say... well that ends now! Contact me at bobgill13 at gmail dot com!

Additionally there will be more on my own Skaven in the near future, as I catalogue the sheer immensity that is painting 260+ models *sigh*

Good Gaming!
Von Drakin 

Monday, June 27, 2011

High Elf Dragon WIP 6

So the last two days ive got allot more completed on the rider so this guy is nearly done and ill move back to another rank of seaguard and continue to build that unit, i havnt figured out what ill paint after the 2nd rank of seaguard but it may either be the lion chariot or the 1st rank of the sword masters. Ill see what takes my fancy.

Anyway here are the shots from the last few sessions of painting.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

High Elf Dragon WIP 5 and Carmine Dragon Warhammer Forge Release

Well to say I'm excited about the recent warhammer forge release is an understatement.

Oh my will that be my centerpiece for the army ? HELL YEAH

Ill admit this I'm a Forgeworld fan - proud to say it in fact I love their take on Warhammer 40k and Warhammer in general and ill say this looking at this I'm happy to part with money for this model.  

Thursday, June 23, 2011

High Elf Dragon WIP 4

So got the base done partly today,

still some more detailing to go and refining of some of the elements.

Delectable Morsels.

So if you have been visiting us here at the 5th for the past few days you will no doubt have seen the work in progress shots of one very green hungry looking dragon as done by Jon Paul. Now while it looks a fearsome brute it is an animal and with that concern in mind I thought how nice would it be to ensure it a healthy diet... Enter stage left, the ratmen aka. Lunch.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

High Elf Dragon WIP 3

OK so tonight was more work on the detail around the head namely the eyes, the reins and continued work on skin tones and base coating and working on some of the gems.

Monday, June 20, 2011

40k 6th edition Rumours

Howdy folks, So its been a tumultuous time for not just myself but many of you as well,  with GW playing funny buggers in the background and giving us gamers in the southern hemisphere what can only be described as the Glasgow Kiss (for those who dont know what this is google it! but dont try it at home...). So with all that has been going on there is little brand love from myself right now, yet there lies a shining beacon of hope on the horizon! 40k 6th edition could be coming real soon!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

High Elf Dragon WIP 2

So today got some more done today- continued to work on the skin highlights as well correct the underside of the spines to blend them closer to the topside-  also laid down the base coat for the armor and began working on the bone elements.

So the bronze works really well the the green contrast and im glad i stuck with that scheme-  the interesting thing about this model and it may be my lazy painting or just the complexity of the mode but I find allot of area's where i need to continue to build skin contrast as much as possible.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

High Elf Dragon WIP 1

So with the 1st rank of the sea guard completed I decided to start work on the dragon I plan to include in the final 3000 point list.

The first step was to airbrush the model black using the Vallejo black primer and then a full covering of Vallejo model air color olive green (71007).

Then after that I mixed that with about 50% of that with 50% Game Color Dark Green (72028) and airbrushed that on as well.

From there was a green wash over the body of the model and black wash over the wing components.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WIP Seaguard Update 2

Got some more completed today on the front rank- bases are done, only thing really remaing for these guys is some highlights for the blue's, gems and eyes.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Yes we are still open

Never fear readers, the changes to our site have been a long time coming. You may notice over the next few days that the 5th Column will be undergoing certain 'tweaks' and we ask that you bear with us during this time.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Black Powder Napoleonic Game

This weekend Harley and I continued our infrequent learning of the Black Powder Rules.  Having played General de brigade for the better part of a decade and amassing a largish collection -( which I have plans to continue to grow mind you)  Ive been looking for another set of rules to play games with people who may not be ready to sit down and spend a few solid weeks reading the rules before playing.

So far I'm starting to feel black powder is that set of rules - strip away to silly comments and the general tidbits of attempted humor (sorry guys I don't find it that funny) and at the core you have a set of elegant rules that for the most part is giving me the feel of the period- without to much of the reference material. 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

WIP Seaguard Update

I was able to do a some more highlighting this week and also progress the champion to completion and test the basing idea I had as well.

The main idea is to create a look of a ruined city in the fall period so lots of fallen leaves against white stone etc. Eventually will aim to have this as the theme for the presentation board down the track.

I used some of the Silfor range to complete the effect and I must say I really like the outcome.

The other 5 guys are also closer to completion- so once they are done Ill start work on the Noble with the battle standard and the Mage.  The aim is to complete the front rank, then paint something else such as the dragon or the chariot and then comeback and paint the next rank. This way I wont get bored and feel like I'm stuck on one unit for eternity.

Friday, June 10, 2011

A place to call my own

So its been a while, As you may already know I have been neck deep in mid year exams of which I only have 1 more to go in 11 days. The funny thing is I have had to escape to study from... my study! Thats right I can no longer sit in that room any longer and pretend to do anything but play with my models!
Enough with the math, its almost time to play games involving... damn it

So this got me to thinking, According to Wolframs law this surely cant be a unique situation I find myself in, with the plethora of gamers out there someone else has to have come across this "issue" before. So in the interest of idle curiosity I thought to share my... issue with all of you and see what people have to say, or at the very least expose my shame for your entertainment!

Monday, June 6, 2011

High Elves WIP Seaguard

So its been a few days since my last post, Harley is currently knee deep in text books, working through his semester exams.  Myself with work going overdrive I've taken to working for about an hour and half a night slowly working away on the high elves. 

For a unit of 40 elves there is probably to much time and effort going into the models, and ill let people be the judge but the shots below are still in progress and there is allot of highlighting to go, but to be honest, with no tournament to rush to finish for, and now taking a more relaxed approach to painting, I'm not minding the slow burn, but it does make me think how long will this army really take?