Tuesday, 29 September 2015









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I believe this is my third Kharn commission and he keeps getting crazier! The client wanted Angron and Kharn tearing their way through Space Wolves during the Night of the Wolf. Before the comments start rolling in - yes we knew beforehand that Angron had a blade, not Gore Father and Gore Child, but we felt that this was too cool of a story not to represent on the field. 

Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush Airbrush: Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes, Windsor and Newton Series 7

Sunday, 27 September 2015








Box art / display piece for Model Display Products.

One of a rare number of historical pieces I get to work on The Marauder is something special. The Marauder is a 36 part resin kit in 90mm scale the kit includes 2 heads, two helmets (pig helm or standard Viking helm) that fit either head and 3 right arms allowing the modeller to assemble the figure as 4 different figures either as a Marauding Viking or as a Saxon, weapon/arm options include axe, spear and sword.

I chose to go for the classic combo of a big shaggy bearded head with the pig helm and a great huge axe. This model gave me the opportunity to work with a verity of textures. The leathers were painted with Life Colour Leather Set which offers a fanatic range of warm and cold browns for a battered aged look. The wood was created with Scale 75's Wood set which are slightly harder to use but offer a breadth of rich colours it's hard to turn down. 

Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush Airbrush: Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush
Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes, Windsor and Newton Series 7

Friday, 25 September 2015





A commission for one of the most gorgeous models Games Workshop have ever produced. I swear I could paint this model in a hundred different ways and not get bored. The next one I paint I'd like to put wings on her, and the one after that some freehand design on the cloak.

If only I had the time! 

Wednesday, 23 September 2015


The Joker Gang in all it's vainglory. It's only the start but I wanted a group shot at this early stage. 

My dream is to have a 40K gang modelled up after each Batman villain. I've drawn up a list of things that I think would work.

Batman - solo Syprer. Games master design to equal gangs. 
Commissioner Gordon - arbites. Games master design is equal gangs. 

The joker gang - the jester. Cawdor Harley Quinn 
Bane - house Goliath/ pit slave
The riddler gang - Delaque
The penguin - xenos kroot. Human psyker with affinity for birds. 
Mr freeze - mechanicus (freezes subjects for testing) 
Killer croc - mutie
Two face - mutie/ inquisition? 
Poison ivy - inquisition? Rogue trader? Pirate? Psyker to control biology 
Scarecrow - drug dealing pirate? 
Cat woman - hired gun 
Night wing - hired gun
Robin - hired gun   

What you think? Batman and arbites are there to handle gangs who get to far ahead of others.

What would you do differently? Do you plan to create any of these gangs? 

Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush

Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes


Monday, 21 September 2015


The man himself; The Joker, Necromunda Gang leader. 

Don't ask him how he got his scars. Some say it's torture, but from the Inquisition, or the Xenos invaders, who knows? Did he do it to himself? Were they a mark of tribal allegiance to a Guard regiment? Don't ask him, the answer will be different every time and you'll end up with a smile too. 

I wanted to model and paint the model in the likeness of Heath Ledger's Joker. However with such a large area of cloak to play with I wanted some kind of freehand. If I were to ever collect Harlequins, I would paint the chequered pattern like this. 

It's not clear from the photographs but he is holding a card in his right hand with a joker painted on it.  The head is completely sculpted from scratch. 






Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush

Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes



Sunday, 20 September 2015



Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush
Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes

These are psychic mal-clones (purpose designed malformed clones of rich nobles - fashion items without no military applications.) made from the old familiars from the Warhammer line. If you look up some of the really ancient artwork from Confrontation (the predecessor to Necromunda) you can see these really bizarre small malformed people following nobles about. I don't think its ever explained what they are exactly - mutants, vat grown children, psychic spoors? I wanted something like that for my gang. Although the psychic mal-clones are the sole province of the rich and are uniquely attuned to their owners, the Joker is a resourceful fella and has these little sprites follow him around. 

I imagine as they grow they will start to break down quickly since they have been severed fro mother original master. However they will gain some random psychic abilities that become more and more unstable. Again the Necromunda rules don't accommodate for this, but we can adapt the rules from a cool story can't we? 




Friday, 18 September 2015





Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush
Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes

One of the main characters, Harley Quinn the fallen Sister Repentia. When thinking of the gang I didn't want a direct port over from the Batman universe, I wanted these guys to have a distinctly 40K flavour. 

Neromunda Prime has been left devastated by an invasion. Necromunda Seconds and Quintus are gone. Whole swathes of the Hive are left emptied and lifeless. Cracks have appeared in the Hive wall itself baring living quarters to the hostile elements of the world. The Imperium in their haste to withdraw from the planet has left caches of weaponry, aid, food, munitions and war material. House Helmawr has been decimated leaving a power vacuum.  No one knows whether the Imperium won or not. No one know who the enemy were. 

Harely Quinn is an example of the kinds of war material left abandoned on the planet. The Joker recognised the savagery she possessed and put her to work. Although mute Harley Quinn has one eye that shines with the innocence of a child. 

Ok that last sentence is  little flowery, but I had a strong image of the heavy asking Harley Quinn if she was hurt, or something just as insane after a fire fight. She's sitting next to a family she has just butchered entranced by this piece of yellow silk with a heart printed on it. Her one crystal blue eye peeks out from a hood of redemption red, with all the inquisitive innocence of a child. 

I'm not sure how I should run her in a gang, and I'm not sure how to buy an evicerator for her. But to hell with that. She looks badass. 




Thursday, 17 September 2015




"We no longer fight in memory of those lost to us. What they died for we no longer possess. The dream of Reunification and the Emprire of Man is over."

Sgt. Karnaim. Post Mortem cortical vox recovery.



Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush
Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes

I am proud to present the first of my Heresy Era Blood Angels. I haven't locked down unit or company specifications but once the back history is a little more fleshed out and once Forge World release a decal sheet I shall be adding legionary marks. 

This army is set on Terra during the opening stages of the siege. With the Blood Angels being short in supply of new equipment, armour and munitions they had to sacrifice special weapons in tactical units to give them to more specialised formations. 








Wednesday, 16 September 2015


Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush
Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes


The third goon in my Necromunda collection. This is a regular ganger rather than a Juve. This has to be one of my favourite sculpts from the old sets. I wanted to paint him in brighter colours that have faded over time, with a slightly warmer skin tone. The green hair ties him with the rest of the gang. I couldn't help but give him cross eyes too.

His nickname 'Hump' wasn't given to him because of the growth on his back, but rather because of his enjoyment of the physical act of love. Dude loves to get down and dirty.


Monday, 14 September 2015


Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush
Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes

The second goon in my Joker Gang (when creating a gang roster I wrote down the name of the gang as "The Jesters" to avoid copyright infringement. But why the hell should I be worried about that? Like DC are going to sue me over this, or force me to destroy the models.)

A couple of touches to look out for - her spiderweb tattoo over her eye and the "HA, HA, Ha on her shoulder guard. I used a strong red and black combination to echo Harley Quinn's scheme. 


Sunday, 13 September 2015











"Pride Go'eth Before Abandon, Vanity Go'eth Before Weakness, Vainglory Go'Eth Before the Fall."
— The Cantos of Proverbs, the Apocrypha Terra


Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush Airbrush: Sparmax MAX - 3
Compressor: Sparmax ARISM
Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes, Windsor and Newton Series 7

What a wonderful model this is. Israel (the sculptor) is a god damn superstar already. This just oozes confidence. The armour feel substantial and looks like it is covering a gene enhanced body. It may sound trifling, but the knives on the hip stand out on the model and aren't sunk into the armour. I mean, the guy made a thunder hammer look elegant! Imagine this guy's take on a Primarch? Salivating.

I've recently acquired a new compressor to travel to shows with and a new airbrush to help with bulk undercoat jobs. My go to website for airbrush stuff has just launched the new Sparmax range (that I'll be reviewing in the future, but as a quick recommendation, you can't get a quieter, more powerful, easy to use airbrush set for under £200 - it's the bees knees) that was perfect and I decided to paint the entire model with my shine new toys. Although it is a .3 needle I found it responsive enough to do some fine highlighting. The entire model was given a basic airbrush layer with the Sparmax MAX - 3
using the Sparmax ARISM compressor. From there I finished it off with brush work to produce Eidolon. I've taken step by step photographs of this to show you how the armour was painted.

A stunning model that was a joy to work with from start to finish.

Myles