Articles in Category “Models” 466

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    Two episodes in two months! We’re on a roll!
    On this packed show, team ‘Not Coming Last’ talk about our roller-coaster ride through the recent eight man team event – The Ocho! Grab some refreshment & hold onto your seats… here we go!

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  • Hello!

    I'm just writing a quick blog post about painting rust. Rust has become an obsession of mine over the last few years since i began painting it for my 40K Ork army. I've spent many an hour looking at Rust effects in the wild and just how different the colour of rust can be and the texture of rust can be. It's incredibly variable and there is certainly no definitive look to rust. Trying to paint convincing looking rust can be difficult but it can definitely be down easily with some simple tricks. The basic elements of painting rust for me are that it must:
    • Be orange/brown, preferably a mixture of different oranges and browns.
    • It must have a matt finish (super matt, so matt that there is no reflection what so ever)
    • It must not be uniform! Rust is very rarely ever the same over a surface, whether that is texture or colour.



    I've begun playing Beast Herds recently and i'm slowly getting round to painting the army. If you check out the Tale of Slow Painters thread you can see what i've been up to. At the moment i've painted about 80 points worth so there's still a long way to go, lucky it is a Tale of Slow Painters so i'm living up to the title. There are two main colours for my Beasts, Blue and Yellow, two classic colours that are almost the bedrock for all modern cinema (just look at posters for most new big budget film releases and it will be in Blue and Yellow). Anyway, apart from the Blue and Yellow theme i have decided to give all my Beasts rusty weapons, they are far too busy planning their revenge upon the humans that enslaved them to bother with maintaining their weaponry. So the orange of the rust is like my third colour for the army and always contrasts well against blue.

    Anyway, recently i've been painting up Minotaurs and due to their much larger size compared to their Wildhorn cousin i've been able to add a lot more detail to the painting of these models. In particular i've gone to town with the rust effects for these models and have got two main types of rust on the models; super corroded rusty metal and rust under painted metal. I'd thought i'd write a quick guide about how these effects are achieved, they are much easier than you would think.

    First of all paint your silvers, ideally over a black undercoat. I use Vallejo Gun Metal for my silver basecoat as it goes on very smoothly and doesn't come out patchy at all. Once dry hit it with a nice thick coat of brown wash, i use GWs Agrax Earthshade.





    Once that is dry it should have already begun to Matt the previously shiny metallic paint, making it look like it has lost it's sheen already. Now we need to build up some orangey colours. I start off with GWs Mournfang Brown. Get an old brush and a some Mournfang Brown on it, then wipe of a lot of the paint onto some newspaper or whatever (Like if you were drybrushing). You're basically aiming to have enough paint on the brush so that you can splodge it onto the model with out being uniform, so it doesn't want to be laden with paint, splodge it on the newspaper until it gives you a an irregular pattern on the paper (I hope that makes sense, it's hard to describe). Once you've got your paintbrush right begin to splodge it on your metals.



    Even when it looks like you haven't applied any paint you still begin to matt the metal. Repeat the process again with a lighter, more orange brown, i use Scrag Brown by Games Workshop.



    Do this one final time with Ryza Rust by Games Workshop. This is a super bright orange colour so don;t go overboard or it will all look orange!





    After that i would recommend sponging on some metal onto the edges of the armour and weapon. For people who haven't even used a sponge for painting before you are missing out, it is so much fun and gives great results. basically tear off a bit of sponge from some packing material (I have a lot of old GW metal packs that used to come with little sponge sheets so i use that). Get your torn off nit of sponge, doesn't have to be big, and dip it into your metal (Gunmetal for me), then splodge the sponge onto the newspaper until most of the paint has come off, then with the sponge go over the edges of the armour and the weapons to make the edges still look sharp and used. You can splodge some on top of the rust you've previously painted on because rust isn't uniform so it helps to break it up. I didn;t take pictures sadly but tyou'll see in some more coming.

    Now, you can leave it there if you want to, and i that is as far as i have gone with my Wildhorn because they're too small for the rest. However if you want to make it look even rustier still then you cannot go far wrong than using actual rusting metal. I have an item called Scenic Rust (by Deluxe Materials), It's on eBay. This stuff is basically Iron Filings and glue. You mix up the Iron Fillings into some glue on a palette and with a old brush apply the iron filings onto the metals that you want to look rusty. Use it sparingly, less is more when it comes to this stuff.… [Read More]
  • Hi guys some really exciting news as a channel that we want to share with you, which will be bringing you lovely people some AMAZING hobby content in the very near future!!!



    Please leave comments, and the usual like/share/subscribe to keep up to date with all of our videos and hobby content. Make sure you hit that notification button too so you get every video coming as i have a feeling your gonna wanna see this stuff! Also, Twitter/Facebook/Instagram links are now available so check us out!!! [Read More]
  • With the Celtic Cup 2 now fully underway the lads attempt to review all 16 armies in an hour, one from each faction in the Ninth Age. Having given themselves 60 minutes they then waste a bunch of time talking about other things such as book recommendations (Matt gets the author's name wrong), painting updates and Kev's unwarranted and irrational prejudice against bases.

    If you want to have a look at the lists then here they are in all their glory!

    docs.google.com/document/d/12wJRo…/edit?usp=sharing

    In other news Matt paints lots of walls and Kev is unfaithful to the Paired Weapons Podcast and listens to another pod, whose name we shall not deign to mention…

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  • The Paired Weapons Podcast gifts you this nugget of purest joy...

    The Celtic Cup - Pool Stages Roundup

    Rumours of our demise are much exaggerated! After a weeks holiday from podding Matt and Kev are back with tales from the Celtic Cup Pool Stages brilliantly organised by James of Team Ireland and Fras of Team Scotland.
    Kev makes minor changes to his BH list bringing in some centaurs for giggles and extra punch whilst Matt tries to reinvent The Empire with a wall of flaggies and inquisitors, no BSB and Dis 8 on the General.
    Predictable results ensue but amusing tales abound, so join your favourite (or at least top 5) podders as they do battle with their Celtic Brethren. Also an Argentine.

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  • The name's Henry... Henry P Miller...

    That's right - we've only gone and talked the host of Ammertime onto the Paired Weapons Podcast! Kev and Matt are joined by T9a's most eligible bachelor and man-about-Ninth-Age to talk Highborn Elves, Moldovan Wine and the works of John Constable.
    In other news, Kev offers to take Matt to a Heavy Metal Concert, Matt waxes lyrical about the Romantic Art Movement and much man love abounds!

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  • Hello all! It’s been a while and we’ve been in lockdown but we’ve finally gotten an episode ready for you. Packed full of new content; what’s stopping you from getting stuck into your latest hobby project listening to us two rambling on for an hour and a bit?!


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    Credits Due:


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    Into - Jan Morgenstern - Circling Dragons
    Outro - BoxCat Games - Battle 'Special'
    Sponsor music – Ice Man – SI-PML


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  • Matt and Kev are treated to a fireside chat with the Ninth Age Gargant, Breakthrough Winner, former ETC Team England Stalwart, ESC Top Ten Finisher, Taekwondo Black Belt, Professional Research Physicist, All Round Great Guy And Provider of Tea - Dr Dan Thomas who once went 18 months without failing to podium. Dan shares his (powerful) insights into the new ID book as your host gasp in awe at the treasure trove that is revealed. Kev goes on a bicycle ride into the hills and Matt gets excited and references Hobbes' Leviathan to no real end.

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  • Here we go!

    Let's take a sneak preview of the Infernal Dwarves Book released imminently! Some would say the ID team are on FIRE with this one!!! ;)

    Get comfy and settle in as we take a look at the best and worst of the ID book in all it's fire and glory. Enjoy!



    This is the first of a 3 part series with an ID focus. This one looks at the book in detail, while the next one will look specifically at some example army lists - AND THEN WE FIGHT!!! We will end with a livestream "Battle & Beer" session at some point next week putting 2 lists against each other in an all out blazing battle royale! See you there... [Read More]