Friday, 19 May 2017

This is my Everest

Current Projects:

I recently took stock of everything I had going on at the moment and had a bit of a realisation - I have far too much stuff to do. In my office is an old passenger trunk, it's a hearty thing I got from an elderly neighbour a year or so ago, it is my 'project box' and contains all the stuff I still need to do, it's mostly full.

My current inventory stands at:

Heresy:
  1. Ultramarines - obviously! Lots of infantry (30+ models) a pair of Dreadnaughts and my Falchion Super Heavy tank needs finishing off.
  2. Raven Guard - I had a binge on them recently and now only an Assault Squad and then they're done. I'll post some pictures up soon.
  3. Night Lords - after the news that the next HH book is Angelus and my mate is set on a Dark Angels list I though it was time to put on my traitors cloak. I've drawn up a centurion list and have a pair of Terror squads, a volkite Support Squad, some Terminators and a big Tactical Squad to do.

GW Non Heresy:
  1. Space Marines - My Celestial lions have some tanks and a Dreadnaught that need finishing
  2. Eldar - 2 of the Start Collecting boxes, some Farseers and Eldrad plus a Cobra super heavy which I snapped up on eBay (pretty sure it's from Forge World China though)
  3. Harlequins - lots and lots of eBay purchases after the box game they put out - I've got just under 50 infantry and some skimmers to do. I think I've settled on a colour scheme of purple, black and gold I just need to get airbrushing. 
  4. High Elves - too much to list
  5. Dark Elves - big blobs of Witch Elves and Black Guard plus a bolt Thrower and a cauldron of blood
  6. Shadow Wars - I've set on the Inquisition and have built up a warband, it's all primed I just need to get on with it.

Non GW:
  1. Halo Fleet Battles - My Orion heavy cruisers need detailing
  2. Beyond the Gates of Antares - I have an Algoryn army (I've got a draft article about the, somewhere) that has a few models to finish up.
  3. Infinity - the last few Aleph units

So yeah, quite a lot.




Nathaniel Garro, Knight Errant

My wife very kindly bought me this awesome dude for my 30th and I've finally got round to finishing him off (she also got me a Legion Falchion SHT but that's a long way from being camera ready!)

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Custodes Tribune

Afternoon all,

I had the pleasure of attend the Weekender 2017 and snapped up the event only Custodes guy as well as a copy of Inferno and a few other small bits and pieces. Overall I thought the event was good but I was a bit flat that there were know Thousand Sons goodies for sale...

Corax and the Raven Guard



Whilst I think that there is always going to be something to do on this model, I am calling him done for now. He's actually been done for a few months but I'm only just getting round to putting up some decent pictures.

Airbrushing Setup


I've been airbrushing for a couple of years now but this is the first time I've been able to get a permanent setup. Our new house has a garage and I've commandeered the back of it for hobby purposes. The airbrush is a Badger Patriot 105 and it's a solid bit of kit. I've had a few blockage issues but that is certainly down to me not cleaning it properly. At the moment it's running quite smoothly and I've been knocking out a few things in the past couple of weeks. Most notable some Night Lords and Algoryn army for Beyond the Gates of Antares...

More on both of those in the future!

We are now on Instagram!

Apparently it's a popular thing that I have not shown any interest in at all. However, since listening to podcasts like the Sons of Heresy and the Eye of Horus Podcast, neither of which are big on Twitter, I have felt the need to get involved.

So, if you're on Instagram the site is on user name: Calthburns

Branching Out with Ahriman

I took time off working on various Heresy projects to have a stab at the new Ahriman model. I've always been taken by this guy's ignoble fall-from-grace backstory and the transformation he goes through in the post-Heresy years. Working with a different pallet was nice, the jet black of the Raven Guard was starting to grind me down.