Wednesday, March 14, 2012


It always seems to be this way.  Every time I get into painting my marines, GW goes along and completely redesigns their paint selection!  Last time they discontinued Midnight Blue, the base color I used for my Void Hounds.  This time, although every paint in the current range will be continued (albeit under a new name), it is the addition of Ceramite White as a foundation paint which has me cheesed off.  Given a choice, I would have rather done a thin coat of white primer (P3 btw) followed by a thinned down coat of Ceramite White Foundation to base coat all my Star Phantoms.  It would have taken more time, but it would have looked cleaner.  At this pint it is too late to turn back.  At least Ceramite White should make it easier to paint the white panels over the black base coat of my vehicles.  

I am excited about the doubling of the range, especially the addition of Glazes (thinned washes), Textured paints (with a little sand or grit in them), and Dry (thicker mixes for drybrushing).  More greens, pinks, and purples are also a great thing.  Maybe GW will take a look at their metallic paints next.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Two more squads down...

The Devastators and a squad of Sternguard (not in my list, but too cool not to paint) are finished.

I'm getting tired of infantry, so I'm going to knock out the drop pods and Land Raider before moving on to the two Tac squads and the scouts.  I even took time out to put a squad of Arcane Tempest Gun Mages together.  I think I'll take a brief GW break and work on them once my Marines are done.

Be sure to check out our "Month of Contempt" on  The whole gang is painting Contemptor dreadnoughts for this month.  I'm doing mine as a Mortis pattern variant with dual Assault Cannons.  I'll be posting pics of it, discussing how I magnetized it, and what the Mortis pattern brings to a Space Marine army.