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Skitarii Vanguard test model

Skitarii Vanguard test model complete. I’ve painted up my very first Skitarii model with my new paint recipes and I have to …


Polished brass - Stage 7

Down to brass tacks

Imperial Knight Conversion: Pt. 30 — Weathering mostly finished, metal trim started. The time is coming. Soon I’ll be able to start final …


Touched up top carapace.

Paint Chips Ahoy!

Imperial Knight Conversion: Pt. 29 — Initial paint layers on armor plates. As soon as I decided on the name of this …


Board game prep kit with markers and bags.

Tinting board game tokens

When I got my  Space Hulk set, I was pretty excited for it on several levels. I’ve been getting more into board games …


Heat-stained brass technique.

Heat-stained brass technique

Imperial Knight Conversion: Pt. 19 — Annealed brass on engine exhausts. There was a lot of interest in the technique I used …


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Weathering finished on the legs

Imperial Knight Conversion: Pt. 18 — Weathering powder and oil/grease.  Big update coming. It’s been a while since I posted, but I’ve …


Light patches of Gale Force 9's ash flock added to patches. This added some nice textural variation and gave it the lighter, fluffier feel of ash without looking like snow patches. The color also matched the lightest gray highlight very well.

Ash waste base tutorial

I want my bases to tell a story. My Space Marine chapter, the Eagle Eyes, live on a planet that is slowly …


And here's a quick test on the model. Size looks about right to me. Seems a bit thin but once it's on the model it's good.

Banded groin armor plating

Imperial Knight Conversion: Pt.  8 — Old school groin armor. Just one more thing I had to mess with. While I do …


Here are her legs, ready to be attached to the hips. I like to think of this as her sassy teenager pose, but keep in mind that leg will be up and standing on some wreckage.

The hips don’t lie

Imperial Knight Conversion: Pt. 7 — Hips and legs. Here we are again. Now that things were coming together on the body …


And from the back. Again, it's really pretty sturdy. In this build, there are magnets in the barrel and cap, on the stubber and body, on the ammo can power tube and body, and then the black strips on the body and ammo can itself. Again, since most of these pieces hold together pretty well even without the magnets, this is all very flush and pretty tough to budge or mess up. Note how the stubber looks nice, like it's built right into and through the shield plate. I've seen a fair few builds that didn't even have the back of the stubber. For shame…

The revolution will be magnetized

Imperial Knight Conversion: Pt. 6 — Magnetized weapons. Buckle in for a very pic heavy tutorial on getting the 100% correct representation …


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Tibbs-Pattern Heavy Stubbers

Imperial Knight Conversion: Pt. 5 — Heavy Stubber. I’ve never made a model with a Heavy Stubber before the Imperial Knight. They …


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Here comes the drama

Imperial Knight Conversion: Pt. 3 — Legs and ankles. After hacking up the knees of the Imperial Knight, I decided the pins …