Monday, August 14, 2017


A determined sergeant joins the reiver squad.

He came out fine but I like the first reiver better for some reason. Might be the mask. Oh well... 

Anyway - three to go for a full squad. Having a go at batch painting them this time. Well see how that goes - I do not enjoy batch painting...

Friday, August 11, 2017

Astartes in colores

As promised, here some technicolor shots of the first Metatron squad!

But that's not all - I've also finished my first reiver.

These guys are amazing up close. Love 'em. They're just so quintessentially "Goodwinesque" - a bit like the original 90s assassins. He simply screamed out for a black paintscheme so black it had to be (kept the Metatron grey on the knee and right shoulderpad though).

I converted the boltpistol somewhat to make the profile sleeker, but it's still the only thing about the design I don't quite like. Might replace them with standard bolt pistols on the other guys.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

First astartes squad done

Well, that took a little more time than expected. In part this was due to a rather severe cut in my left thumb, incurred while trying to work with the awful, abominable, rock hard, probably adamantium laced plastic that makes up GWs scenic base kits. Hobby models really shouldn't need diamond tipped instruments to cut them. 

Anyway, now I've finished the first squad for my Metatron chapter. None of the photos I took last night came out the way I wanted them to, so you'll have to make do with a monochrome sneak peak for now. I'll be back with technicolour pics soon. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Three down...

Two to go, for a full squad.
After that we´ll see what happens - might do more of these guys or move on to something else. I´m sort of waiting for the full kit so I can really go to town on some properly sized deathwatch models. In any case I´ve got some of my hobby mojo back!

Friday, July 21, 2017

And they shall know no fear

Wow. Haven´t updated this poor blog since mid-april. I guess time flies when your work consists of drawing pterodactyls...

But - nothing to shake one out of ones hobby slump like the arrival of GW´s first official true scale marines!

As far as I'm concerned the sculptors utterly nailed the stature and proportions of these guys - they´re exactly as big as I've always felt an astartes should be. The primaris are simply great models (if a bit too "techy" for my taste). The contrived background for them is another story, but that´s been discussed to death elsewhere. I´m just gonna ignore it and view these as regular properly dimensioned marines.

So without further ado here´s my first take on the new and improved defenders of humanity. It's built straight out of the box, apart from the helmet which I swapped for a Mk IV (my favourite mark).

The iconography and paint scheme was inspired in part by the bearded true scale Questing Grey Knight I did a few years ago.

Not sure about what I should call the chapter, but leaning towards "Metatron something, something" (Metatron as we all know being the biblical archangel acting as The Voice of God). Either Knights of Metatron or Sons of Metatron - or simply the Metatron chapter. Something along those lines at least.