SEPTEMBER PAINTING SHOWCASE

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Welcome to another monthly round up of hobby goodness from all the geeks and gals in at the home of the Spartans. Its another bumper month with nice variety of game systems and models on offer. Remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look so lets get straight into it…

first up we have Dan King and his rather smashing looking selection of WW2  army fellows looking suitably brilliant in their camouflage and khakis. The bases also give a nice sense of realism as they hunker down in the mud of the battlefield. However, the pièce de résistance is the rather glorious weathered and realistic looking tank. Great work to dirty it up and make looking awesome!

 

Next we have Rob and some more savage looking creatures (obviously) LOTR orks and they look really nice with the brown reddish flesh and the white face paint to give them the character from the films. The bases are also very well done which again harks back to the film and creates a setting for the models. Rob has also had a go at some more iron warriors with a missile launcher sqaud… how very iron warriors! but they look great more of the same please Robert!

 

Next we have Steve F and a rather cool little Deadpool parody. love all the little details and touches to this model that really makes it stand out as humorous as well expertly painted. Very nice blends across the model and particularly think the blades have been done very well to give a reflective finish, which isn’t easy to accomplish. top drawer mate really superb work!! don’t really know what else to say apart from just feast your eyes on all of its glory!

 

Next we have Neil with some super duper looking 40K Death Guard and i absolutely love the fact he has gone with the heresy era aesthetic for the colour scheme as i think it lends itself nicely to the decay and rust effects he has expertly painted in their festering wounds. Great use of the turquoise to offset the rusty bronze on the metal areas. Neil has defo hit a purple patch with his painting at the minute as they are looking sooo good month after month. excellent stuff once again fella, lovely stuff!!

 

Up next we have Dan G with sparkly looking custodes jebike as he has gone for a completely unique cream scheme that helps to accentuate the gold and red of the rider. Not sure if this is going to be a full army or just a little side project but it would be nice to see a while army of these bad boys on the table top. nice work Dan lad.

 

On to the next nerd and we have Paul with a million pictures of his millions and millions of models that he’s painted for september. This time Paul has gone balls deep into adptus titanicus and he has pulled off some freaking awesome paint schemes for his Legio Mortis titans and house Malinax. these look great and the stripes and cheques of the shoulder and knee pads have been done so well. Rally looking forward to seeing this legio walk on the tabletop soon. These are fantastic Paul well done!

 

Next we have Dom and the start of his new Blood Angel army, who has painted up some lovely crisp red marines with creamy white shoulder pads. I think is his new kill team and the use of white on the helmets and tabard breaks up the red nicely and looks very regal with the gold trim and is a different but cool take on the Blood Angels colour scheme. The bases also look very nice and help to give the models character well done Dom.

 

Next we have Dunk and some more awesome looking Heresy era Death Guard with sicaran venator with great mud and chipping effects and suitably filthy streaks to give it a really realistic effect. Dunkers has also knocked up a few marines and i love the subtle nod to nurgle in the shoulder pads weathering effects, very cool! also a very tidy paint job which has been covered with an effective and appropriate level of weathering. as always top drawer mate!

 

Up next we have Ian and his Dwarven Ranger he has painted up as part of Dunkers latest Role Play experience. Love the vibrant ginger beard and how he has given a real depth and texture to it. along with some tidy metal trim work this dwarven ranger is looking hot to trot! Great work Ian we look forward to seeing him in action in the Tomb of Annihilation.

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Next we have John and his recent entries for the Iron Painter competition. Which are very impressive for several reasons, least of all that John usually hobbies about as much as Marlow isn’t out pimping but also that dragon!! lovely transitions on the wings and great use of colours on the scales to create interest between the different greens. Topped off with a thematic base this things looks topper! John also painted up a little girl in a pink shellsuit… no one knows why and no one is allowed to ask! congratulations on getting 4 votes for this entry (seriously) we know just how competitive these painting competitions can be!  keep it up mate and we hope to see more from you soon!

 

Next we have Kieran and some lovely looking Javelins for his new and ever growing heresy era white scar army. These are particularly impressive considering he’s not using an airbrush to paint these models, which are looking great! Good use of the red as an accent colour to break up the white and add interest to the models. top stuff bud!

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Next we have Si and some evidence that he has progressed further and deeper into nerdhood by painting and taking part in his first DnD experience with an Elven rogue standing on a log… fucking nerd! And some more of his Dark Angels this time a 10 man tac squad and a 10 man rotor cannon squad and 2 apothecaries for the augury scanner spam…. whoops that should say ‘feel no pain’. and they look, well black they look black and its hard to create interest with painting black!

 

Next we have Lawrence who has been painting something completely different in the form of some golden minotaurs with a lovely effect to give the gold a rich effect using colours to give warmth to the metal. Its been a few months since Lawrence showcased anything so its good to have him back and back with a bang indeed as these models look like ornaments you could pick up at the great museum in Luxor! Painting gold is easy but painting gold so it actually looks good is really difficult and Lawrence has nailed this!!! love ’em!

 

y finalmente, por último, pero no menos importante, tenemos a Mister Marlow y su espléndida colección de personajes de juego de rol Dragones y mazmorras. ¡Marlow ha estado trabajando muy duro en su pintura recientemente y se está mostrando realmente con la continuidad de modelos de gran apariencia mes a mes ahora! A Lovely MArlow realmente le gusta el trabajo de la bata ya que las mezclas mejoran cada mes. muchacho superior

 

So there we have it for September and another batch of awesome looking models… we hope this inspires you to pick up a brush and enter something for October regardless of ability this is just to share your hobby goodness to the world. so with that in mind i shall leave you with something that Marlow once said to me.

¿Cómo llamas a un hombre con un dedo de pie el caucho?

Roberto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AUGUST PAINTING SHOWCASE

Word up you beautiful nerds!!! Welcome to another monthly round up of hobby goodness. Whilst the nation was enjoying a relatively sunny summer the pasty geeks down the Spartans opted to shun the daylight and skin cancer to work on painting their models and wow do we have a bumper month for you.  Remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look so lets get straight into it…

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First up we have Neil and his Super duper Awesome looking Necromunda Goliaths that look like they’ve been working out in Mad Max’s gym then got all roided up and ready for a night out in Middlesbrough! i’m gonna go out on a limb and say this is hands down the best stuff Neil has ever painted and defo some of the best Goliaths out there in the world of the internet they are looking that good. The flesh is fantastic and the faces are spot on which really makes the models stand out. also love the camo effect on the trousers. These are stunning Neil well done!

 

 

Next we have Rob and some Heresy era Iron Warriors which are looking rather splendid in their metallic armour offset against the hazard stripes which have been painted very nicely. Its a great looking scheme and Rob has pulled it off magnificently to make a lovely looking first unit if what i assume is his new 30k army. He has also painted up Angry Ron the primarch of his beloved world eaters and he has done a great job with the chains and fur cloak painted nicely to offer contrast against the bronze of his armour. This is really a well painted effort worthy of the Red Angel himself. good work lad.

 

 

Next we have Dan G and some of his rather smashing Guild Ball figures that he’s been been working on, which have been painted in the usual drab farmer type clothes but there’s nothing drab about these model. One of them’s got wings made of serrated saws and another is a ghetto pumpkin man out of an 80’s horror movie! These are getting better each month, keep it up fella!

 

 

Next we have Edd and some rather splendid Titan Princeps, with some lovely looking freehand on each of the their tunics. However, the pictures don’t illustrate just how small these areas he has painted on, which is very impressive that they are so neat and well done. Also some lovely skin tones have been achieved to give a pallid look to the crewman working inside the titans! Lovely Stuff Edd we look forward to more of the same!

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Next we have long time lurker Graham who spends most of his time in the shadows, wearing nothing but a long mac, waiting, just waiting until the time is right to pounce and whip out his …..lovely looking picture of 3 German aeroplanes flying over a Martian landscape… the bloody Luftwaffe are at it again! Really nice Mate and its nice to see you get involved we hope to see more from you in the coming months!

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Next we have the prolific Paul and some rather dandy Bearers of the Word and some scary and slutty looking Escher hoochies! The Mahra Gal dread is so nice and such a cool model that it needs a cool paint job to do it justice! Also loving the marine hiding behind the banner, which itself has come out so well! And then he paints some lovely looking ladies, who could be mistaken for the swimwear models from hell… all bikinis and bazookas!! lovely stuff mate!

 

 

Next we have Dunkers and some more of his excellent looking heresy era Death Guard with a sassy looking contemptor posing like he’s an 80’s porn star about to deliver the killing thrust!! The greens on the shoulder have a great contrast against the ruined and rusted cream of the armour. The weathering effects on this and the rhino is absolutely stunning and its hard to believe Funky Dunky has only been airbrushing a month or so!! Also some nice OSL on the plasma heavy support squad! lovely lovely stuff!

 

 

Next we have the lovely Jimmy with even more lovely Orks he’s been painting as part of a commission for a mate’s shadespire unit. The flesh on the ork skin has been done so well with some neat blending between layers up to the final highlight to really give a smooth finish. The armour has some extremely neat edge highlighting… seriously who has the time for that! awesome stuff mate so neat and tidy!

 

 

On to the next entry we have Will and some more Guild Ball dudes, this time of the Blacksmiths variety. What is nice about these is that Will has introduced reds and bronze to the scheme to give a warm feel to their colour scheme and ties each of the models together to give a cohesive team image. Love the neat flesh on the faces as these models are notoriously lacking in detail so its difficult to make the faces appear interesting. top work all round mate!

 

 

A continuación tenemos al señor Marlow, que ha tenido un mes extremadamente ocupado pintando marines grandes de diferentes capítulos con algo de mano alzada realmente genial en las hombreras. ¡El señor Marlow también ha estado noqueando a algunos personajes de D & D para una próxima campaña que incluye un jengibre en particular y un enano escocés con los ojos vendados! ¡Pero él tiene una magnífica barba que ha sido buena para resaltar los diferentes mechones de cabello! Su pintura se ha nivelado recientemente ¡Señor!

 

Next we have Kieran who decided to take pictures of his new White Scar army at dusk, whilst the warm sunny sun was setting with a rouge tint, to give his army a dawn raid feel on the table top!! So if you like White Scars with pink armour then these are for you!! White is definitely one of the harder schemes to paint and he’s managed to achieve a nice clean finish to what is going to be a rather large army of bikes and we cant wait to see the finished army!!

 

Next we have Paul E with some Grey Knights that look like they have been celebrating a weekend at Brighton Pride in their rather snazzy go go Power Ranger uniforms. These will compliment his existing Power ranger force quite nicely and his mish mash of colours over a black base really makes them stand out. I’m pretty sure he painted them for some OP kill team action… cos you know that’s how he rolls!

 

 

Next we have Si with load of Guild Ball Blacksmiths that he has finally finished for Dan with the hazard stripes we Know Dan loves to put on everything, including his cornflakes! Si has also been working on both his heresy Era Alpha Legion and Dark Angels with some nice OSL and blending on the power swords to give them a bit of interest on the table top.

 

Next we have Anthony with a rather dapper looking chap from the First Legion, with some lovely looking winged ears that have been nicely done along with the robes that have a lovely clean finish and have been well painted. but what stands out to me the most is the TMM gold on the shoulder pads, which give depth to what can be a difficult effect to master cleanly bit he has done with gusto, well done bud a very lovely looking marine!

 

 

Next we have Dan King with some more lovely looking Escher ladies, with his own unique take on the colour scheme with a rather striking blue and pink ensemble which actually works really well and they almost look like a team form the classic Commodore 64 game ‘Speedball’ with just the bases to go these are gonna look absolutely splendid on the table top and we hope that with all these gangs kicking around Steve will get his finger out and write up a necromunda campaign for us to get involved with! Great work Dan.

 

And last but no means least we have Hannah and a lovely collection of golden samurai warriors and matching ponies. Love the striking purple and gold scheme on these and the nice clean lines across each of the models that she has managed to paint to give a unity and crisp finish to the unit. Hannah just has the bases to finish off to get them completely finished and ready for battle and we cant wait to see them in the flesh, top work!

 

 

so there we have it for another month of showing off some hobby progress and its been a productive month despite the heat so i have a feeling September will be even busier! So until then i will leave you with the immortal words of señor Marlow:
¿Qué le dijo el leproso a la prostituta?

Mantenga la propina!

JULY PAINTING SHOWCASE

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Welcome to another monthly round up of what the nerds and nerdettes have been busy doing for what must have been the warmest July in recent decades and with the paint drying up on the brush straight from the pot we still have some fantastic hobby for you to peruse. Remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look so lets get straight into it…

¡Primero tenemos a nuestro residente español / mexicano con unos malditos infantes de marina SPARTAN! Definitivamente, este es el mejor trabajo de pintura que ha hecho Mister Marlow hasta la fecha, incluso ha tenido un golpe en NMM y un excelente aspecto a mano alzada. ¡No hay suficientes superlativos para describir lo geniales que son! ¡El señor Malow también se ha casado con su amor de toda la vida y ha logrado pintar esto entre juegos jugosos de ocultar la salchicha! Serio bien hecho joven y felicitaciones por engancharse, ¡todos te deseamos una larga y feliz vida juntos! xxx

 

A late entry but straight in at number 2 is Neil with his marvelous Tony the Tiger Eldar and they are greeeeeaaaaat! in fact they are so good they leave me Shere Khan at the knees!!!!! (good old jungle book). i adore this scheme for 2 reasons 1) the grey goes well with the oranges and is very unique and 2) just how long it takes to do those tiger stripes on every helmet takes dedication to make them look so good… and i’m not lion! i also really like pose on the big dude 3rd down on the right, its such a model at the end of the runway pose.. like fucking look at me darling furs back in!!! awesome work as always Neil keep up the good work!!

Next we have Rob M and some more of his frothing world eaters, which we love to look at! this time he’s added some red butchers which look suitably bloody and gory which is what we expect from Angrons sons!. the dreadclaw has been nicely painted with clean lines and ready to drop mayhem on the battlefield below! I really like the techmarine, i can only imagine that as a world eaters techmarine he was like the cleverest kid in a remedial class and they sent him to Mars to learn and get away from the div kids before they drag him down to their level! very nicely done ROb

Up next we have Bill and some rather splendid looking deathwatch marines, which show off the full spectrum of chapters working together to fight the Xeno scum. You cant quite tell due to the poor picture quality but these are rather well done. lots of nice and neat highlights to make each character pop. Love the pallid skin of the raven guard chap, lovely looking bunch of dude Bill well don mate!

Up next we have Luke and some Heresy era Sons of Horus, which he has deliciously painted to match his kitchen tiles so his mum doesn’t mind them being left on the kitchen table during meal times. And what a lovely centre piece they make as they can be admired for their smooth transitions and shading whilst enjoying some chips, cheese and gravy or fish finger sandwiches. Just be careful not to add some weathering with the gravy! really really nice looking start to your 30k army mate and we look forward to more of these and seeing them on action soon!

Next we have Dan G who has been painting up some Guild ball Alchemists and has managed to create a lovely fire and smoke effect from the gent on the rights hands, which can be particularity difficult to manage but he has done so magnificently. The little serving bot has also been done rather well he looks like Jonny 5’s great granddad and i do hope he doesn’t drop that tray he’s holding it an awkward angle. but lovely glass effect on the vials, well done Dan keep it up young un!

Next we have Rob and rather spiffing looking lightning for his heresy era solar aux army that he is currently trying to finish for a big event in a few weeks time. Its quite tricky to create interest on dark paint schemes through weathering but he has mananged to pull it off by creating scorch marks and streak effects that give that realistic feel to the model. very impressive lad. we hope you can come down the club for a game some time when its all finished.

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Next we have slam Dunk and another new Heresy era army, with his new foul and fabulous Death Guard. Dunkers has recently took the plunge to buy an airbrush and he has taken to it rather quickly and rather well and these beauties are proof of that. Lovely scheme with nice weathering across the whole of the infantry and the tank. the plow has been done well with some realistic mud effects and o also particularly like the scythe on the tac squad, which has been done very nicely indeedy! this is gonna be one super sweet looking army, when its finished and we cant wait for him to finish of the next batch of models!

Next we have Greg and some really nice looking scouts with sniper rifles, the cloaks have been done really nicely and the should pads are nice and crisp but the lenses are absolutely on point!!! the skitarii look awesome as well but the cream of the crop i feel is the vanguard vets, which are very clean and well painted to give that regal feel to them with their additional bling but also the paint style really suits these models. really really nice work Greg.

Next we have Dom and his lovely converted shield captain that was the hero of the Spaartanax Sedition. Dom has done a great job to make some subtle changes to the model and painted him up in that lovely vibrant Au colouring complimented nicely by the deep red of the cloak and misericordia. Nice work Dom and we look forward to seeing these at the weekend in Eastbourne!

Next we have some more Guild Ballers and this time its Matt with some blacksmiths. these have been done nicely with a lovely melted snow effect (not sure who he stole that idea from?!) which looks super effective (in particular the ball) and breaks up and adds character to the team. its nice to see the blacksmiths with a range of metallics as these models need something to make them stand out as they are quite plain models so he has done well to bring some interest to them and highlight the different elelments of each model. nice work bud.

Next we have jack and at first i thought he had sent me a picture of the mother in law but then realised it was a character for his new kill team (the resemblance is uncanny!) with foul and disgusting necrotic skin this model looks suitable minging! nice work Mr TV celebrity!

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Next we have Nick and some super duper looking star wars legion models.. all in all i think these are the freaking bomb!!! the osl on Vader is on point the subtle weathering of the AT-ST’s rain streaks is sublime and i just love the speeders as well. i cant really say enough how much these make me want to buy some to paint for myself! awesome work my friend!

Next we have hairy James whi has been a bit quiet on the painting front for some time now as he has been playing D&D and pretending to be a Rapunzel looking warrior maiden that’s addicted to magic mushrooms and licking trolls belly buttons (or something like that) but its been absolutely worth the wait. a great looking model with nice detailing on the fur and the tusks and he’s even taken the time to give the brute some face paint! lovely looking stuff matey… lets hope you can continue the motivation to paint some more next month!

Next we have John, who didn’t actually paint this in June but completely forgot to showcase it last year and because it looks so good we’ll allow it! i cannot even begin to tell you what is happening in this picture so i suggest you click on the pics for a closer look and try to work it out for yourself?! there’s some great use of materials to create an organic feel to the weirdness that is happening here and w hope John can find the time to do some hobby in 2018 before the year ends!! well he says he’s gonna enter iron painter again so lets hope we see some more stuff soon!

Next we have Matt I with some small Armiger knights. the red has been done really well and has been broken up nicely by the hazard stripes to give a bit of a focus point on the models. The metallic exoskeleton has also been done well to give a grimy look to its inner workings and based simply but well to show them off. nice work Matt we hope to see you soon!

Next we have Paul and after a quiet month for June he is back with a point to prove and more like his old self he has smashed it out the park with his growing collection of Word Bearers. Lovely little autocannon squad, quad mortars and leviathan with all the different weapon load outs… because Paul loves magnets! The crimson on these models has been done really well in what is a difficult metallic scheme to master and i Know Paul has found it tricky to get consistency across his army but from what we’ve seen i don’t think its a problem at all these a tremendous!. cant wait to give these a game sometime soon!

Next we have Steve W who has made a start on re painting his Sons of Horus and started with some Tartaros termies in that lovely sea green colour. lovely use of the hazard stripes to break up the model and neat edge highlights really give this a smooth finish and looks absolutely awesome! cant wait to see the whole squad finished dude!

And finally we have Si who just can’t stick to one Legion as he’s painted up an Alpha Legion praetor stood over dead imperial fist with some basic attempt at free hand on the cloak. He has also finally finished the Commission for Paul and done his Contemptor dreads. he then re-visited his Dark Angels and painted up an apothecary for his outriders and master of signals… maybe one day he will finish his Dark Angels!

so there we have it folks another great looking set of pictures from the guys and gals and once again i feel the standard has been raised!!!

so with that in mind i shall leave you with the immortal words of señor Malow and see you all next month!

¿Por qué no puedes escuchar un Pterodactyl ir al baño?

¡Porque el pis está en silencio!

June Painting Showcase

 

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So here we are again so soon after the last one… but never the less the nerds and nerdettes have been busy doing some fantastic hobby for you to peruse and enjoy like a cold beer on a warm sunny day. Remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look so lets get straight into it…

first up we have Dan King and a nice little collection of black legion marines with a lovely deep sea blue coloured armour and complimented nicely with the red top knots and dusty bases. These have been painted super neat and look awesome, as well as his nurlgey blight drone in all its fetid goodness. However, the standout for me is the rather lovely looking lady from house Escher with some Punk haircut, great pale skin and pink leggings and wielding a knife, she looks like she has just stepped out of a Nightclub in Newcastle! great stuff Dan

next we have DJ and you won’t be surprised to see he has painted some more lovely looking bearded midgets. The flesh and clothing has been done particularly well on these models as you can see the detail that’s gone into ensure the textures are represented on each part of the model. DJ has also painted a lovely looking dwarf riding a large creature, which can only be described as looking like the love child of a small elephant and a roadie from an angry 80’s rock band, who likes to wear Pat Butcher style dangley earrings made from horns… seriously WTF is that?! no clue but its been painted super pretty!!! As always some really high quality painting for DJ (who does high quality commissions if you ask him nicely).

Next is Dunk with a test model for his new 30K Deathguard army, which is looking super nice but his other entry is looking absolutely BALLER!!! It’s a floating torso with distended jaw, which must be pretty big since it managed to cripple a horse with one of its clawed hands. I have no idea where these things can be found in the wild but i wouldn’t fancy bumping into one in a dark alley, i would rather take my chances with Dyson in control of a gas fired food preparation device!!!! I love the painting of the necrotic flesh and the effect inside the mouth looks really well done and super realistic as well does the gore gushing from the horses wounds. i think this is a top drawer piece of work Dunker really well done!

Next we have Jimmy, who is no stranger to nice comments about his painting projects so here’s a few more!! Lovely crisp finish to this black Templars commission he has just completed on behalf of Siege Studios, with super neat edge highlights and brush work through the entirety of the commission. i’m sure the owner will be absolutely delighted with these models on their return. Jimmy is also available for commissions, weddings, christenings and Bar Mitzfah’s and will offer you a fair deal on each! nice work Jim once again, looking forward to your next offering of painty goodness next month!

Next with Papa Smurf we have Greg, which has been painted absolutely beautifully with some nice blending throughout the model. The stand outs being the flaming sword, golden trim around the armour and the blue edged highlights all over. Greg has slowly been upping his painting game in a big way over these last few months and its very evident to see here… seriously good stuff dude!

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Next up we have Lewis, who has decided to take a different direction with his painting pallet and moved away from the grimey nurgle marines to the flamboyant and intricate painting style of diamonds and death masks. These are some of the most difficult schemes to paint in all of the 40K universe and he’s only gone and nailed it. these look awesome with some exceptional detail painted on each one. really really top work young man!!

Next we have Mark, who is a first time entrant with and has been painting some scenery bits for AOS. First off we have some loverly looking spell portal thingamajigs, with some nice blending of the colours to create the ripple effect in the centre of each of the windows and nicely surrounded by the golden frames. The next is a flaming skull which reminds me of one of Dyson’s many victims from the great Surrey Spartans BBQ massacre of 2018! lovely striking flames which have been blended nicely to give a really realistic screaming, flaming skull, we look forward to seeing more of Mark’s work next month!

Up next we have Neil who has been cracking on with a combination of angry face painted sword wielding lunatics and he has picked up some of his Eldar tiger heads again. These are looking super, smashing, great and we absolutely love the tiger head eldar. The control to create nice clean lines and unique patterns is incredibly difficult yet he has pulled it off with aplomb. Likewise with the painted marks on the sword toting dudes, these look fantastic… awesome work Neil as always!

Next we have Paul, who has been surprisingly bereft of hobby progress this month!!! oh the shame…. All he has managed is a warp gate designed in the shape of a super sexy and big busted eldar gate protector… its looking very good but we would have like to have seen more from Paul…. i’m assuming next month with be a bumper edition to make up for his lack of effort in June. See this is what happens when you set the work rate so high  each month!!

On to a first time entrant with Rich L with his rather splendid looking blacksmith guild ballers! He has done a very cool job of the metallic’s and has managed to create a very cool looking heated effect on the swords coming from the brazier. I also really like the bases as they offer a good contrast against the armour. A very solid first entry from Rich and we look forward to many more from him in the following months. good stuff lad!

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Net we have Rob and a horde of baddies from the lord of the ring/hobbit variety and some AOS green skins and Khorne bezerkers, which are a real change of pace from the blade wielding psycho’s of the world eaters… erm wait a minute i’m sensing a pattern in Rob’s painting behaviour. To be fair to Rob he is a fully frothing at the mouth and psychotic animal himself so the apple was never gonna fall far from the tree or the  bloody chainsword was never gonna fall far from the sweaty hairy paw. lovely stuff really like the black armour on the Oruck and the face paints have been particularly well done! really nice mate keep them coming!!

Up next we have El Presidente Greggles with some more terrain and scenery he has been working on… he may not have finished an army but he may just about finish a tables work of terrain. These are looking super cool and i’m loving the different types of flock and vegetation to give life to the table, which i assume is for his lovely hobbit models to flounce around on and look bloody marvelous! these have been done really well we salute you sir!

We have a super rare entry from beardy Steve W, who has really found the love for his new found airbrush skill he learnt on the course we held (6 months ago) well better late than never. He has done a really good start on nailing the colour scheme he will be (re-)painting his Sons of Horus army and they look really cool!!! great job on the transitions and creating contrasts across the model, a very good start indeed!

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Next up we have another first time entrant with Will’s chief iron monger from his Guild Ball black smiths gang and he gone for some bold colours, which is a nice variation on the schemes you tend to see. Once again some lovely molten heated steel effect on the swords from the brazier and some great looking flesh tones and shading on the robes this is an awesome start to his Baller guild ballers! we can’t wait for the next months entries!

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Next we have Lawrence and he has been working on some lovely looking thousand sons breacher’s which he used in the Spaartanax Sedition. Love the shields with the off set legion icon against the white shield it really brings a stark contrast to the candy red scheme and allows to do lots of weathering and make them look suitably battered from prospero! awesome work dude as you several painting votes at the Spaartanax can testify.

and finally we have Si with some more of Paul’s Raven Guard, with 3 of his fire raptors which look nicely weathered and suitably battered after the black sands of Istvaan. Si has also finished a 10 man volkite culverin squad for his ALpha Legion but trying out a slightly improved scheme and even had a bash at some free hand on the chaplains cloak.

so there we have it for another month of premium show case quality models and i we say it each month but the standard really does keep getting better and better!!!

Unfortunately, there was no entries from Snr Marlow this month but he did leave me with this gem of a conversation he had with Dyson the other day.

Le dije a Dyson, las polillas habían estado comiendo mi ropa y dejando bolas de polilla en todas partes. Le pregunté si alguna vez había olido bolas de naftalina. Él dijo que sí, así que le pregunté cómo abrió sus pequeñas piernas.

también ¿cómo te las arreglas para prender fuego a una barbacoa, maldito idiota?

so until the next time hasta la vista baby!

 

MAY PAINTING SHOWCASE

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Well here it is… a couple or 3 weeks late…. again!!! Sorry its been a bit hectic but i’m sure you will agree that it has been worth the wait! Once again we have lots to show off from all the boys and girls down the club. Remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look so lets get straight into it…

First up we have Rob and some awesome looking World Eaters, especially love the kit bashed and customised calth praetor with icon, chains and gore.. looking suitably world eatery!!! you cant really tell too easily from the pics but Rob has done a great job on painting these and they are nicely ties together with the blood spatter and weathering. Also a top job on the scenery which we used at the Spaartanax sedition heresy event which looked awesome!

Next we have Paul who has also been as busy as a small child sewing buttons on to shirts in a south-east Asian sweat shop! with his world bearers slowly coming together these are looking super sweet!!! the demon flesh and the metalic armour goes so well together and have been done really nicely!! but my fave is the sicaran, which even has weathering which for Paul is a major breakthrough in his painting style! really really nice looking army so far dude!!

Next we have Neil and some more of his Necron goodness and he has finally finished his monolith. love the OSL effects coming out of the portals. Nice golden test model for the sigmarine, with a really burnished and old gold look i think is really realistic and much better than the usual bright gold that Scrooge McDuck would be seen swimming through in the opening credits of Ducktails. Anyway back on topic the sorcerer looks absolutely stunning with lovely blends from blue to pink and done in such a lovely subtle way that it really pops and makes a centre piece model for his army! so good Neil so good!

Up next we have Matt with some awesome looking guildballers and he has continued his iron bru tartan theme. which we know and love! lovely job on these modelss ith the flesh tones and the cloths highlighted nicely so that they catch the eye and then topped off with the lovely tartan effect, they really are a very nice paint job indeedy! good work sir!

On to the next entry with Marcos’ Eldar dude, which he has been working on. he has made a good job of the face mask and creating nice crisp lines across the chest and also making the gem on the rifle sparkle and with good use of shadow has made the creases in his robes really stand out. Nice work Marcos!

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Next we Lewis and his lovely collection of demons he was frantically working on for the London GT, which look like they have been displayed on a piece of the GT terrain (guffaw)! the Tzangors look truly fantastic with a great use of subtle colours to make the models pop and really stand out and painted in such a quick time to such a high standard is really impressive!! Click on the pics for a closer look and just enjoy their magnificence!

On to the next entry with Lawrence and he offers something a bit different in a lovely and clever OSL model showing some kind of wizard with fire for a hand. the lighting on the model is spot on and really creates an atmosphere from shadow to light and through the colours reflect the flame effect… absolutely love this! ANd also his Van Sar necromunda gang look really nice that the pics dont do them justice as in the flesh the paint scheme shifts in the light to create really cool effect. nice work all round !!!

Up next we have Joel and nicely painted bunch of bare chested gym nuts, you know the type, the ones who scream when lifting heavy weights whilst simultaneously stare at themselves lovingly in the mirror!!! Oh wait no one will get that reference as we’re all a bunch of nerds who have spent as much time in a gym as Graeme Norton has inside a woman! Aaaaaannnyyyway…. onto a lovely squad of Heresy era imperial fists painted in that difficult yellow scheme but complimented by some realistic weathering effects! These look really nice and along with his best sports award at the Spaartanax Sedition event Joel also picked up a few best army votes as well!

Up next we have scouse Greg and really awesome looking scenery. i’m really loving the stone work and effect on the statue of grumpy off duty santa as the effect has been nicely done and weathered nicely along with the grass vegetation. very very nice Greggles!!!

Next we have Dunk and another busy little bee with some really awesome heresy era nightlords all for the spaartanax sedition and done to a very high standard. The detail work sevatar and Curze is exceptionally good and i love the flesh work throughout dotted throughout his army!!! There’s also some lovely looking spooky spectres painted with some nice blends. great work Dunker!!

Next we have DJ and some more of his delicious dwarves, which look as always uniform and splendid. However, DJ has ventured out into some nurgley goodness, loving the pale necrotic flesh, which has a lovely smooth finish to it which is difficult to do with such a pale palette. Also the battered metals look great as a compliment to the models and really help to set the character of the models. Lovely stuff!

Next we have Demetri and his very Japanese looking mech style Tau! with lovely crisp lines and complimentary colour scheme (i love a grey and yellow paint job) this looks and awesome start to what will hopefully will be an awesome looking army… even if it is filthy Tau!

demetri.jpgUp next we have Dan G who has been working on some guildball black smiths bits and they have come out looking really nice! loving the flesh tones and the realistic drab work wear of the anvil mongers! Dan also had a pop at Eisenhorn and has managed to capture his sultry look very well!. great work Dan once again!!

So up next we have Si who has had a very productive month starting with his Necromunda duel entry piece, which was inspired by the short story ‘The Lake’. it depicts and Orlock fighting on a toxic purple lake against mutated spiders. The other bunch of models is some Raven Guard he’s been painting for Paul’s new 30K army.

and last but not least we have Ben with a first time entry with some super duper looking filthy cheesy custodes. great work on the metallic as gold can be a difficult colour to create contrast and interest with but its been broken up nicely with the red robes and slate bases. these look really nice and the power weapons have been done to a high standard! great first entry Ben we’re looking forward to next months stuff!

So there we have it for another month with some top end entries for all the nerds and nerdettes at the spartans so until next time i will leave you with one of señor Marlow’s favourite jokes.

¿Por qué a las morsas les encantan las fiestas de Tupperware?

Porque siempre buscan un sello hermético.

APRIL PAINTING SHOWCASE

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Well here it is… a couple of weeks late but i’m sure you will agree once you have seen this months entries that it has been worth the wait! Once again we have lots to show off from all the boys and girls down the club. Remember you can always click on the pictures for a closer look so lets get straight into it.

First up we have Rob and some loverly looking World Eaters which he’s been working on ready for the Spaartanax Sedition 30K event being held at the Spartans in June. Really like the posing of the models as well as the blood spatter effects on the models. These are going to look super menacing on the table top as he collects skulls for Angron! Great work Rob keep it up!

Next we Pete and fantastic looking Blood Angels Las Destroyer, which has some superb looking transitions between the red and the shadows and highlights it really makes it look showcase quality. Love the OSL effect on the pipes and there is just the right amount of weathering across the model to keep the 30K aesthetic and look battle worn. Soe of your best work to date mate!! look forward to the next models.

 

Next we have Si and and some Raven Guard Rhino’s/razorbacks he has been working on for Paul’s 30K army for the Spaartanax Sedition. Black is such a tricky colour get any contrast on across the model so the use of dirt and weathering helps to brake up the tank and some nice heat blooms on the gun muzzle helps to give it a battle worn look.

Up next we have Sam who has been working on his skull adorned vehicles for his Death Watch army that is steadily growing.Again the use of weathering has helped to break up the black as well as the serious amounts of skulls of which we have come to demand and expect from Sam! Sam has also included and filthy looking group of infantry with some OSL and freehand, Sam is really stepping up his game!.

On to the next entry which is Paul, who once again has been as busy as a beaver on speed in logging seasons…. and finished some lovely looking Word Bearers (with all the magnets) and a truly fantastic looking Necron Lord as well as a Spartan and a cople of inquisitors! all in a days work for servitor Paul!!! Not only that but they all look freakin’ amazing!! Really love the word bearers as they are very crisp but the best of the bunch i feel is the necron lord giving a Churchill-esq V for victory sign! great work once again mate

Next we have Matt I and some more of his slowly but steadily growing army of cults and genestealers! Unfortunately, the pics don’t do the models justice but there is some good use of highlights to really make the carapace stand out with the blue form the purple flesh tones. top work mate looking forward to the next batch!

Next we have scouse Greg and some excellent looking Crimson Fists in his slowly expanding army. Once again the bases look really nice and bring a contrast to the futuristic marines. The paint job is crisp and has been well done all over on each of the models. This is turning into a great looking force… dare we say he might actually finish a 40K army?!

este mes el Sr. Marlow ha estado zumbando como una abeja a toda velocidad y noqueando a más personajes del Señor de los anillos que un Orco negro de Tolkien. Se ha hecho un gran trabajo en las túnicas y la ropa y los tonos de carne del Sr. Marlow han avanzado a pasos agigantados. Me gusta especialmente el atuendo de enanos y el trabajo con metales. Ahora relájate y toma un respiro y quizás comiences a trabajar en tu banda de Necromunda.

next we have Dunk and some really nice looking Necrons, i realy like the scheme he has used which is a bit different and nicely breaks up the bright metallics with the sea green turquoise pastel colour, which contrasts really really well against the copper trim and accent colours. I think these look exceptional, nice work Dunker!!

On to the next which is Dan G who has slowly been working his way through some Guild ball characters and trying to paint his way out of a mini slump. These look really nice and a good use of the drab colours to give a realistic feel to the character of each of the models, which is contrasted by the bright green of the turf beneath them, god stuff Dan keep it up!

Next we have Will and a first time entrant with his excellent looking guild ballers. I really like the shadows and highlights on the blue dress as it really gives a good depth to the model and compliments the flesh tones which have also been done to a high standard. This is particularly true of the darker skin tones of the second model which can be tricky to do when building enough highlight and interest on a model. This has also got some sweeeet looking NMM on the armour and lets face it these are looking absolutely top drawer… we look forward to the next instalment Will!!!

Next we have Joel and some lovely looking Imperial Fist Breachers, which he has been slaving away over for some time now for his expanding 30K army (another one ready to fight in the Spaartanax Sedition). what i really like about these is the simple but effective use of the black as an accent colour to break up the yellow and create interest on each model. These are looking bad ass and i can wait to see the full army deployed on the table soon! We also hope that Joel enjoyed his recent stag do to Wahammer world.

Next its the lovely Neil and his lovely Necron models, this time its some croissants and a monolith followed by all the C’Tan’s some bug swarms and wraiths… wow not a bad little haul for a months work, and all obviously painted to an extremely high standard.  Good use of OSL and crisp edge highlights make these look super professionally done. top work again my lumberjack friend!

Up next we have Darth Nick and some excellent looking rebel scum, we particularly like the camo painted on to each of their forest world smocks and the flesh tones are really nicely done as well. I love the mini sentinel dude just chilling  and the fabric on the back packs looks really real! i honestly love these Nick well done!!

Onto the next entry which is Kevin and some nurgley goodness and what i think looks really great on these is the extensive use of colours across the models. Kevin hasnt been shy in breaking away from the usual drab colours to infuse them with life and colourful character. They have also been done to a very good standard and we salute you Kev!! great work and we hope you don’t leave it so long before your next entry!

Next we have Dan King, who after attending the painting course with Matt Kane has levelled up his airbrush game and really gone to town and applied his new skills to create this fantastic looking Ork blitzer bomber. I love the transitions between the black camo to the red and orange on the main model colour. I love this!!! well done Dan, lets hope he has something else finished for May!

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Up next we have Greg R and some nice looking Primaris marines in the Dark Angel livery and  really nice looking rhino with emblem across the roof, which looks very neat and tidy and the Iron Hand banner bearer is absolutely superb!!! The edge highlights and banner are simply stunning… love, love, love him!! well done mate!

Next we have Lewis and quite a handful of poxy looking plague bearers, which are looking suitably nurgley and grim. The cloth and robes have been nicely done as well as the blending on the flesh to give the flesh its rotten appearance, along with the simple but clever scenic base really ties the unit together and makes them look really fantastic. i especially like the chap in the yellow boiler suit and white doctors jacket. top work mate!

and last and by no means least we have Jimmy with his Salamander quad mortar, which he deservedly won a bronze golden demon with at warhammerfest at the weekend!! well done Jim. just feast your eyes on these babies!! Jimmy wasn’t going to enter these but i bet he’s pretty glad he did now!!! These are really crisp and uniform and tied nicely together on the bases. not enough superlatives to describe them… well done mate!!