Sunday, 22 October 2017

Weekly Progress Report 22/10/2017

Hi all. 

A scenery heavy progress report this week. 

Ikthelion has (finally!) found a red that he’s happy with, after going through just a few options. He’s since commenced work on an Assault Marine as a test model. The previous Red was a little too orange, as can be seen when the models are put side by side!

Ikthelion has also realised that he needs to pressure wash his patio...

Atia continued to work on the Nurgle Death Guard - more Plague Marines incoming!

Ahmose has had a busy week at work which has impacted on his hobby time.  He has managed to get his Xiphon primed and has started pre-shading! Hopefully he can get this finished over the next couple of days.

Darien has been working on his Zone Mortalis board, filling in the main colour on the walls! Only a couple of the 24 to get base coats on!

Kaelo has continued to do more work on his grass board, completing 8 citadel tree bases, 6 rocky outcrops and 2 big hills. Here is some WIP shots:

And I myself have been busy with my own terrain project; my Zone Mortalis/Necromunda board. I have added a plethora of black transfers onto my board and aim to add some more coloured ones this/next week. It is nearing completion now which I am very thankful for. 

What have you been up to?

Drake Seta

Friday, 20 October 2017

Primarchs: Jaghatai Khan - cover art

Hi all 

The Primarchs series is going strong (with Perturabo thus far being the stand out book in my opinion), with Lorgar having been released a week ago, Fulgrim coming shortly to fancy book cover, and Ferrus Manus coming shortly after, it is good to see that the ball is continuing to roll in this series with no sign of stopping soon. 

Here is the cover of Jaghatai Khan. Amazon list it"s release as the 10th of July 2018. So we have a fair way to go :)

Drake Seta

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Homebrew Zone Mortalis Transfer sheets

Hi all

With Necromunda around the corner and my Zone Mortalis tiles being all but complete, I have decided I need to hit the accelerator to bring these to completion.

So one thing I wanted more of was detail on the bare tiles here and there. So I decided to get my AutoCAD program up and have a bash at getting some transfers made.
Here are the results:

So here is the first three sheets.

As you can see I have done some bits which are designed to fit over four squares. If printed off the grey line is still slightly visible (which helps deciding where to cut).


So as these transfers are all black printed on clear water slide paper, they are very forgiving and easy to use.
Cut along lines (with steel rule and scalpel), then around the transfer itself where the extents past the black is not needed.

Like so. Once more I recommend using a small plate/saucer with a bit of kitchen roll soaked through, place the transfer segment on top and it absorbs the water and maintains more of the adhesive (compared to just dunking it in water).

Micro Sol and Micro Set are ideal for this as the surfaces are slightly textured and so need a little softening to fit properly (see our other posts on Micro Sol for more info on how to use).

A good fit.
 Storage area text. Once more flooded with a bit of Micro Sol.

Then when it has done it's business a damp kitchen roll or moist cotton wool stick
  is used to push the transfer flat to the surface and remove air bubbles.
Voila. Nice and flat.

Transfers can be used for walls too.

Mechanicum iconography.

OY!!! you This is Epsilon Level. . . . get outta 'ere!!

V43 is this way . . .it's the ship's night club.


You can cut the segments like so to add to the floor tiles too.

or leave like this

Or you may decide to do this. If you do, bare in mind that the bolt holes will need to be cut out. I also really recommend weathering them too as the raised black areas would be scraped by footfall. 

I am planning on doing some coloured prints for white paper. BUT I STRESS: Printing on White water slide transfer paper is absolutely horrible. When you cut it out, white marks appear everywhere as the ink scratches off. The good thing with this sheet I am making though is: if you print on clear paper but paint the extents white, then the colours should come through correctly.
Drake Seta out.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Atia's Death Guard - The Angel of Nurgle

Howdy Guys and Girls :)

Just a quick showcase for Mortarion, aswell as a look on what I'm working next.

Mortarion the Reaper

The Death Lord, Angel of Nurgle, Daemonprimarch of the Death Guard

"Pain is an illusion of the senses, fear an illusion of the mind, beyond these only death waits as silent judge o'er all."

Size comparison with his past self (but that's paradox Morty!)

And a group shot with all his friends so far:

What's next on my painting table? Well, some more Death Guard, aswell as Zone Mortalis for Necromunda! Oh, and I also finished some Nurglings :)

Hope you enjoyed our first Daemonprimarch! C&C are always welcome :)

Lady Atia

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Weekly Progress Report 15/10/2017

Hi all

Ahmose has been busy this week prepping a Xiphon and Javelin for priming. Needless to say, he has been filling a lot of gaps and now needs to order some more plastic putty. He’s hoping to get them primed this week.

Ahmose has also been practising his pre-shading transitions on a Rhino hull.

Ikthelion has continued his attempts to find a red that he likes... with little success. More paints are on their way in the post though, so he remains hopeful!

Here is how he did his Assault Cannons too. 

Kaelo has been working on some bits for his grass board. Using various materials and flocks to show worn areas and more vibrant grass. Here is a picture of some test materials:

He has been doing this in between games of Shadespire for the review on Age of Warhammer Blog. For a chance to win a copy of Shadespire head to this link:

Atia managed to finish Mortarion this week. Work on more Death Guard has already started!

I have been arranging a loan for my gaming room. Money is in hand now so hopefully it should be building momentum soon. 

Drake Seta

Friday, 13 October 2017

New Releases 13/10/2017

Hi all. 

More Heresy goodness today!!

I have always been more a fan of brass etching instead of pure Resin doors, but the difficulty was always with the circular Deimos pattern doors. So this release  I am really fond of. 
The prices for the Rhino Squadron seems high though lol. Last time I looked at a 3 pack of Rhinos it was £90 I think. 

Drake Seta