Word Bearers Test model

I am finally getting round to painting up a new Word Bearers army.  Unlike my previous army, I really wanted to strike a more sinister, darker tone for the army.

This is the first of many models!

Recently, any Word Bearers I have painted have been characters, and I have blended the dark red and black together. This is fine for characters, however for rank and file troops it is time consuming. And for the entire army it meant there would be inconsistent shades of red across different units.

To get around this I have mixed together my own dark red for the base colour.

This is a mix of Abaddon Black and Mephiston red.  Knowing I would need a lot of it, I mix them together into one pot. So any unit I paint now will be the exact same colour as the next.

I am hoping to get the whole army done by next summer. So I foresee a lot a Word Bearers in my future!

Dark Imperium Challenge- Ancient

Well, this is the last model of the Dark Imperium challenge. The Ancient!


Some of the paint job here is a little ropey in places, but I am just about ready to paint something other than my Ultramarines for a while!

I have also kind of cheated, I replaced the two lieutenants with two models I preferred. But I think that’s fair enough! This was a cracking set of miniatures. Looking forward to Indomitus now!

Dark Imperium Challenge – Gravis Armoured Captain

Time is ticking on, but this is the Gravis armoured captain from Dark Imperium. Loved this model since the day it came out, so I may return to it to add some  more details at some point in the future.


Well, I have less than two weeks to get three inceptors painted, and the ancient. I replaced the lieutenants in the box with two limited edition ones.  So close!

Valerian and Aleya

I decided to take a break from Nurgle and Ultramarines and paint up the new Valerian and Aleya miniatures. I really like the books, so was keen to pop a bit of paint on them. I’ve also never painted a Custodian or a Sister of Silence, so thought it was as good a time as any!

I decided to do a little bit of NMM on the eagle on Aleya’s cloak, but since these will be gaming pieces, I just stuck with normal metals for these two.

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