Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Lost in the mist


It seems a long time since I've done anything for my Ultramarines and indeed it has been! The last time I did anything with them (apart from dropping my box of Tartaros termies...) was spraying my Thunderhawk almost two weeks ago! 

This is a shocking development on my part and to my followers I must apologise! Rest assured, I'm slowly getting on top of my work admin and will hopefully be freeing up some time for my Ultramarines this weekend, after the Six Nations match of course.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

More from Hank & Marv


What started out as a joke about a Terminator with a  banner has escalated into a new past time for me. the creation of Hank & Marv has been a bit of a personal revelation, I'm really enjoying making these comics and some have been making the rounds on twitter (@Calthburns) - They've got their own site now and it'd be great if you could pay a visit and let me know what you think!

I'm coming for you BoLs!

Airbrushing

Last year I had a go with the Citadel spray gun and it didn't go well. I could never get the consistency right and if I got close, the pressure would go and it'd be another £6 or so for a can of propellant. In total I think the effort cost me somewhere in the region of £50 and amounted to a poorly based Storm Raven.

Monday, 14 January 2013

New Web Address

Calthburns is getting a new web address! Gone is the lengthy .blogspot.com tag, long live .net!

The official domain for the blog is now www.calthburns.net

At some point this evening there will be a digital shift, the blogspot address will redirect you automatically so don't worry if you have it linked.

Spread the news acolytes!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Guilliman's peripherals

This weekend I have been sorting out the body of Guilliman and although I'm redoing the cloak (with much cursing and swearing at green stuff) it's got it's first coat of paint. However, I'm loath to go much further as the cloak still needs a lot of work to build up the layers and make it look like a cloak...

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Shameless Plug


I'm not normally one for self aggrandisement but I've recently been collating ideas and blogs that I've had scattered about the internet and last night I put them online in a new home just for them... The blog is For Holy Terra and focuses on my other Space Marine armies. Take a look at it if you get tired of looking at blue power armour... or Craftworld Anaris if you get tired of looking at Space Marines all together!

Monday, 7 January 2013

Warhammer World Invasion


Afternoon all,

Today I want to talk to you about the Invasion! gaming days run up at Warhammer World. For those who don't know, it's a doubles tournament where each player has 600 points and plays 3 games over the course of the day. Tickets are about £16 and I'm off to one in the middle of February! With this in mind I want some advice on what to take with me.

Now, my Heresy Ultramarines aren't fit for a small battle, the models I have just aren't very versatile (lack of heavy/special weapons) so I've got a few options...

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Clearing House



This morning I have spent time sorting and organising my collection of models, bitz and pieces of scenery. This has taken a good couple of hours and my work space looks considerably neater as a result. Armies are mostly in their respective boxes for a change (which should make it easier to find models in a hurry!) and I've given the thunderhawk a new home - it was previously balanced precariously on the top shelf...