Sunday, 17 February 2013

A Gooey Mess and Two More Anointed

Having used the old Citadel paints for close to two years now, I find the paints are still in good condition. It helps that I am very careful with them in usage and storage so as to prolong their useful shelf life. Currently, I only have three paints from the new Citadel paint range namely, Runelord Brass, Sycorax Bronze and Brass Scorpion. Unfortunately, less than a year after using these new paints, the first two colours have gone bad and turned into a gooey texture that renders it unusable.

Gooey sticky texture that has rendered the paint unsuable
I am still at a loss as to why this happened as it can't be a coincidence that two colours went bad so quickly. It seems as if the medium on which the pigments rest have dried up. I am sure I was very careful when using the new paints so I am left scratching my head as to why this happened. Sigh.

More Word Bearers Anointed joins the ranks
With the recent lunar new year holidays, I managed to complete two more Word Bearers Anointed. Trying to get as much painting done as I possibly can seeing that I am way behind schedule on my first W40K army. Am thinking of painting the Black Legion portion next to break the monotony.

Two more Anointed join the ranks
Same two Anointed from a different angle
This Anointed's left arm reminds me of the classic movie Evil Dead for some reason
The green sack actually holds some Gulliman warrior's kahoonas
Well that's it for this post. Hope to make more progress on the Word Bearers this coming weeks.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Word Bearers Army - First Anointed

It feels good to be back on the hobby bandwagon. Painting my first Anointed with my favourite blues tunes playing in the background ... it almost doesn't get better than that. For the Word Bearers Terminator, I tried to find a balance between a dirty grimy chaos theme, and clean clear lines of the False Emperor-loving Space Marines. It will take some work but I hope to eventually pull it off.

My first Word Bearers Anointed
The Anointed's tusks were a difficult challenge for a noob like me
Side view of the Anointed
Highlights on the shoulder skull icon was a bit tough to do
Back looks a bit too clean but I couldn't bring myself to splash more wash on it
Different colour mixtures with Boltgun Metal gave depth to the Reaper Autocannon
A wash of Devlan Mud kept the decal from being too shiny
Can you spot the Eye of Horus?
That's one down and four more Word Bearers Anointed to go. I took a lot of step-by-step pictures during the painting of the above Anointed, and it will all eventually be put up in a later How-To post. Still mostly using the old Citadel paints so it will be an old skool painting guide. 

Obstacles in my way?
Just reached my 100-hour mark in Skyrim and I am still hooked. Moreover, I am not even halfway through the main quest yet ... this game is massive. Trying to pull the arrow from my knee but it's a half-hearted attempt at most.

Saved up for two years for this beauty with a single coil pickup
Worse still, a software called Rocksmith has me picking up my guitar again after more than a year (took lessons for a year but never really practised as much as I should have). Other than painting up my Word Bearers army, my lunar new year resolution also includes finally learning to play a blues tune on an electric guitar. 
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