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WIP: Tyranid Warriors from Deathstorm #1 (1st Jan 1970)

My Deathstorm mission continues with the building of the three Tyranid Warriors. After the jump you can see what I did with some of the spares. More after the jump ... Read More

WIP: Eldar Crimson Hunter #2 (1st Jan 1970)

Hey guys, some progress on my Crimson Hunter. So far I've basecoated everything with my airbrush, sprayed on some highlights, and worked on the base. As you can see, I'm going for my standard Iybraesil turquoise for the hull. I felt that a single vehicle ... Read More

WIP: Dwarfs Longbeards #8 (1st Jan 1970)

Well I am back from the holidays and getting some work done on the Longbeards. Gehenna's Gold layered on a Balthasar Gold is what you see here. Up next is the final highlight of Auric Armour Gold and all the batch painting of details on the armor will be ... Read More

WIP: Blood Angels Death Company Dreadnought (1st Jan 1970)

A quick post today to show you what's on my painting desk at the moment. Dreadnoughts are one of the iconic images from the war-torn 41st millennium. It's stocky, short silhouette is instantly recognisable and theres something about them that keeps Space ... Read More

WIP: Dark Angels Scorpius #2 (1st Jan 1970)

Good even folks. I've been working away at this Scorpius. At this stage I'm doing the edge highlights. I'll shortly be adding three freehand DA symbols and two checked panels. ... Read More

Chat: Stahly's 2015 Hobby Resolutions and Recap of 2014 (1st Jan 1970)

Hey guys, welcome to my personal review of the productive hobby year that was 2014. Our hobby resolutions and recap posts have become a yearly tradition here on Tale of Painters. Please feel invited to check out all the models I've painted last year, ... Read More

WIP: Dark Angels Standard Bearer (1st Jan 1970)

Hello all. I've made quite a bit of headway with the Dark Angel Standard Bearer.While I've highlighted the backpack and arm and basecoated the chainsword blade cover ready for a freehand checked pattern. It's the banner itself that I've been spending most ... Read More

Showcase: Tyranid Carnifex (1st Jan 1970)

Remember when the Carnifex use to be a huge monster? With the arrival of new Tyranid Heavy-weights such as the Toxicrene and Tyrannofex, the humble Carnifex seems a touch small now. It's a good job you can take them as broods of three now then! After ... Read More

Chat: ThirdEyeNuke's Recap of 2014 (1st Jan 1970)

Happy New Year All :) 2014 was a very productive year for me. In fact it was so busy I have had very little free time apart from a week holiday during Autumn and a few days of over Christmas. But in all it's been a good year for me. I have almost fini ... Read More

Showcase: Blood Angels Mk4 Assault Squad (1st Jan 1970)

Hey guys, happy new year, I hope you'll have a good one! I've finished my Mk4 Assault Squad just in time as 2014 comes to an end. Check out some more pictures after the jump.More after the jump ... Read More

WIP: Dark Angels Scorpius (1st Jan 1970)

Hello there. In the short time I've been writing here you may have noticed that I tend to work on several projects at once. It really is my preferred way of working. Little bits at a time on different miniatures. Using the drying time on one figure to do ... Read More

Chat: Garfy's 2015 Hobby Resolutions and Recap of 2014 (1st Jan 1970)

It's that time of the year again where I pledge my 2015 hobby goals and recap what I actually achieved during 2014. Read on to see what I have planned and what I managed to get done.More after the jump ... Read More

WIP: Dark Angels Standard Bearer (1st Jan 1970)

Hey folks! As we head closer to the end of the year I'm still busy working away at the banner for this Dark Angel standard bearer.I have the other arm and backpack attached now and I'm working on the banner details. I still have a way to go yet but he's g ... Read More

Showcase: Tau Sept: Arashikage by Tripwire (1st Jan 1970)

Greetings readers, I'm tripwire, founder of The Hammer of Wrath, a Warhammer 40K hobby blog, and longtime reader of Tale of Painters. Garf, Stahly and the rest of the ToP band have given me the opportunity to share some of my models, and the stories a ... Read More

WIP: Tau Crisis Battlesuit (1st Jan 1970)

Hey folks!So I've done a bit more on my little sideline project. While it's really just a test to help me decided on a method of getting the look I want, I am pretty happy with how he's coming along.Can you guess what theme I'm going for on this guy? ... Read More

Showcase: Blood Angels Terminator Captain Karlaen (1st Jan 1970)

Captain Karlaen was given the mission of extracting Planetary Governor Augustus Flax from Phodius. The Spawn of Cryptus wasn't going to make this easy for the Blood Angels. Showcase photographs after the jump. More after the jump ... Read More

WIP: Eldar Crimson Hunter of Iybraesil #1 (1st Jan 1970)

Merry Christmas and season's greetings to you! Hope you enjoy our new design. Well, this is a model I've built before I've left for christmas. When the Eldar flyer was released, I loathed its look. I would have preferred something along the li ... Read More

WIP: Dark Angels Standard Bearer (1st Jan 1970)

Season Greetings!I have a further work-in-progress post for you today. I've been working on the banner for this Dark Angel. You can see my loose sketching out of the design and I'm starting to get the base colours and initial highlights in place. ... Read More

Showcase: Tyranid Broodlord The Spawn of Cryptus (1st Jan 1970)

The Spawn of Cryptus is the Tyranid Warlord from the Death Storm box set. It's a limited edition model and is only available in the £75 boxed game. It's a hulking brute of a Broodlord, noticeably larger than the metal/finecast original model.More ... Read More

Showcase: Astra Militarum Chimera (1st Jan 1970)

Hey all, today I was going to be showing a update for the progress on my almost finished Death Guard army. However I was hit again by another 24 hour man flu which prevented me from taking photos. So instead I decided to show a Chimera that I painted up o ... Read More

Chat: New blog design! (1st Jan 1970)

Hey guys, when you've visited the blog today, you probably noticed our all new blog design :) We've been tinkering with this for quite a while. We are happy to be able to share the fruits of our work today. Of course, the new design doesn't only bring cos ... Read More

WIP: Blood Angels Mk4 Assault Squad #6 (1st Jan 1970)

Hey guys, I managed to do some work on the final two Blood Angel Assault Marines. On the left you can see the sergeant, wielding a power sword from the Vanguard Veterans kit and an inferno pistol, on the right a marine with melter. So far I've painted the ... Read More

Chat: Garfy's Hobby Twilight Zone (1st Jan 1970)

What do I mean by Twilight Zone? It's defined as: A situation or conceptual area that is characterised by being undefined, intermediate, or mysterious. I thought it summed up where I am in the hobby at the moment.More after the jump ... Read More

Showcase: Speed painted Tyranid Spawn of Cryptus (1st Jan 1970)

Hey all, today I thought I'd show my new Tyranid Spawn of Cryptus from the recently released Deathstorm set. The model is fairly nice and comes on a new oval base. I painted this model in just over 2 hours. Which I'm quite impressed with as I thin ... Read More

Showcase: Space Hulk Tyranid Genestealers (1st Jan 1970)

It feels great to get these models finally finished. They've been undercoated black and sat on my shelf since the Space Hulk came out in 2009. Check out some close ups after the jump including a full brood of twenty with their Brood Lord. More after t ... Read More

WIP: Dark Angels Standard Bearer (1st Jan 1970)

Hey all. I've got a bit more done on the Dark Angels Standard Bearer. At this stage I have finished the general sculpting of the banner shape and have given it a thin coat of black so I can spot the areas that need a little light smoothing. I think I'l al ... Read More

Showcase: Dark Angels Scorpius (1st Jan 1970)

Hey folks! Here's a picture of the finished Scorpius. Complete with heat-tinted exhausts and freehand painted symbols and checks.All in all this was a really fun project. I'm looking forward to more Dark Angel models in every variety in the not too distan ... Read More

Showcase: Blood Angels Death Company Dreadnought (1st Jan 1970)

Cassor's auto-servos kicked into life and spun the Dreadnought's chassis on the spot as the Beast of Phodia thundered through the darkness, kicking up plumes of smoke and knocking rubble and debris flying. Numerous worm-like organisms splattered h ... Read More

Showcase: Tau Sept: Arashikage by Tripwire #2 (1st Jan 1970)

Greetings ToP readers. Tripwire here, with another guest post showcasing my Tau Sept: Arashikage. Today we'll examine the fast attack slot, including Piranha and Pathfinders.More after the jump ... Read More

WIP: Eldar Crimson Hunter #3 (1st Jan 1970)

Update on my Crimson Hunter. I've been pretty busy with all sorts of real life stuff, but by now I've managed to shade and highlight the hull. As you can see, I've added a Wazdakka Red panel on the back, where I will add the Crimson Hunter rune.Left to do ... Read More

Chat: Sigur's Recap of 2014 and Resolutions for 2015 (1st Jan 1970)

Hello fellas, and welcome to my own little look back over 2014 and a subsequent peek into what's coming up next!More after the jump ... Read More

Showcase: Chaos Decimator Daemon Engine of Nurgle (1st Jan 1970)

Hello all, this is quite a cool new start to the year with the release of the Skaven models. I picked up the Skaven Verminlord on the weekend and I'm really getting excited about painting him up. I'll have photo's up in the next few days. Besi ... Read More

Showcase: Dark Angels Standard Bearer (1st Jan 1970)

Good morning. I finished the Dark Angels Standard Bearer a couple of days ago and have just got around to setting up to take a photo. Hope you like him.A really fun project for a good friend who is always happy for me to stretch my freehand painting muscl ... Read More

Tutorial: Beginners Guide to Miniature Photography (1st Jan 1970)

This is a guide on how to take pictures indoors with no specialist lighting kit. I'm always asked how I take my photographs. Sadly, this guide isn't how I take my photographs. I prefer to use flash photography. Flash photography isn't a good s ... Read More

Showcase: Tau Sept: Arashikage by Tripwire #3 (1st Jan 1970)

Tripwire here, from The Hammer of Wrath blog, presenting the third part of my guest series featuring my Tau Sept, Arashikage. This time we'll examine the Broadsides and the Riptide.More after the jump ... Read More

WIP: Tyranid Warriors from Deathstorm #2 (1st Jan 1970)

Today on the blog I'd like to share my GRZZZZICKK++We are coming, we are infinite, we are in your head, scratching, gnawing, devouring. Can you feel it? You are ours, you will be us, you will be consumed++SCRIIIITZCH Tyranid Warriors with you. Does an ... Read More

WIP: Skaven Lord Skreech Verminking (1st Jan 1970)

 Hey all, thought I'd show the early stages of my Verminlord. Out of the five different options that you could make with the model I went with the Verminking. I'm not a Skaven player, so I choose the build as I like the way this one looks the most ... Read More

Showcase: Tyranid Warriors from Deathstorm (1st Jan 1970)

The Space Marines didn't stand a chance, their mechanised patrol was being watched with alien eyes. Without warning the Rhino's disembarkation klaxon was ringing. The rhino had thrown a track after triggering a stray spore-mine. The hatches smashe ... Read More

Showcase: 2000pt Night Goblin Army (1st Jan 1970)

I spent most of my Sunday photographing and uploading images to eBay. One of the auctions is my huge Night Goblin Army. Because I had all these brand new photos I thought I'd compile them into a new Showcase thread. More after the jump.More after the ... Read More

WIP: Astra Militarum Commissar #1 (1st Jan 1970)

A friend asked me to paint a commissar for him. Style wise he wanted the model to be a nod towards a Royal Navy Commodore.More after the jump ... Read More

WIP: Skaven Thanquol and Boneripper (1st Jan 1970)

Hey all, following on the heel's of the Verminlord that I showed a few days ago I bring Thanquol and Boneripper. Apocalypse also seems to be lurking in the background :). The new kit is quite complex for a model that looks quite simple. He took roughl ... Read More

Showcase: 2000pt Orc Army (1st Jan 1970)

Remember this? It's my winning Armies on Parade army, yep you guessed it. Just like my Night Goblins I've listed this army on eBay as well. More quality pictures after the jump.More after the jump ... Read More

Showcase: Nurgle Hellblade Fighter (1st Jan 1970)

Heyhey, here's a Nurgle Hellblade fighter. More pictures and some additional ramblings after the jump!More after the jump ... Read More

WIP: Eldar Wraithguard Army (1st Jan 1970)

Hey all, today I thought I'd show the beginnings of a Eldar Wraithguard army I'm working on as a commission. I wish it was mine as I really like all the models. The client asked for the models to be painted in the same color scheme as I have paint ... Read More

WIP: Astra Militarum Commissar #2 (1st Jan 1970)

Hey folks. Good evening to you all. As usual, I've been working on several projects at once. Most of them I started before I started writing for the blog and will be post here when they are completed this guy I will share along the way.At this stage I hav ... Read More

Showcase: Eldar Crimson Hunter of Iybraesil (1st Jan 1970)

Hey guys, today I can finally present you the finished Crimson Hunter. More pictures and ramblings after the jump.More after the jump ... Read More

WIP: Ultramarines Assault Squad Retouching #1 (1st Jan 1970)

If you remember my new year's resolutions, I vowed to do more repainting of my older Ultramarine models this year. A good break from painting Eldar vehicles.So next up is reworking my Assault Squad. On the left you can see a couple of retouched models, on ... Read More

WIP: Dwarfs Longbeards #9 (1st Jan 1970)

Work has been eating up my hobby time over the last couple weeks but I did manage to get through a couple more steps on the Longbeards. Above you can see how I most recently was playing with various patterns (and soon colors) for the shields.More after th ... Read More

Showcase: Nurgle Fire Raptor (1st Jan 1970)

Sticking to the Nurgle flier theme like one of the many sticky things followers of Nurgle are known for - here's the Fire Raptor!More after the jump ... Read More

WIP: Deathstorm Tyranid Genestealers (1st Jan 1970)

I'm at that tricky time during a project; assembling squads, undercoating and bosecoating. This has slowed production down. It took me over a week to assemble, undercoat and basecoat the Genestealers and Terminators from Deathstorm. I'm hoping to rattle t ... Read More