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Ork Deff Dread

Deff Dreads epitomise three main ideals of Ork warfare: big, shooty and stompy. They thunder and clank towards the foe, limbs waving as heavy weapons spit death into the enemy ranks and powered shears snip excitedly in anticipation of the bloodletting to come.

~ From the GW Website

Gosh! Scary aren’t they?

This model has been really fun to paint. There’s so many little details on the model and different textures and materials for trying out various paint effects. I’ve had a go at (with varying degrees of success):

  • Weathering powders to make rust, dust and soot;
  • Oil spillages;
  • Glowing ‘plasma’ weapons;
  • Verdigris;
  • Chipped paint/battle damage.

Still got a lot to learn in terms of refining those techniques, but overall I’m very pleased.

Oh yes, pictures. Please excuse the carpet backgrounds, I couldn’t be bothered to crop them onto my normal background:

Plugging away

Making a dent in my stash of models…

It’s an Ork Deff Dread (grrr!). This one’s been kitted out and modified for a Big Mek (they’re really clever when it comes to all things mekanikal, with wurky bitz).

I’ve been having a lot of fun painting up this bad boy. Having a go at some new techniques like verdigris, glow effects and using weathering powders (dust, rust and soot) has been really cool.

He’s about 90% complete and I’m looking forward to posting more pictures when he’s properly finished.

Lelith Hesperax

So now you’re back, from outer space

Wow, where has the time gone? Was it really July that I last put anything on here?

I have taken a much needed break from things, and while I don’t know if I’m winning in my battle with myself, I am making progress of sorts.

I’ve even found time to paint again. Okay, it’s only my little Games Workshop models – but hey! Creative output is creative output.

The White Dwarf in space

This little fellow is the limited edition subscribers model of the “White Dwarf” available up until October 31st of this year.

He’s full of cute character, from the little spacesuit to the dejected Goblin dressed up as a grey alien.

I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed painting him!

The White Dwarf
Side view
Side view



This beastie is a really big bugger. Huge, in fact. Took a while to paint but am very pleased with the end result.

I’ve got lots more pictures, right this way…

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Touren Heavy

A conversion using a spare Minotaur from making my Razorgor, and some leftover Tau bits’n’bobs.

Very pleased with the over all look, and the paintjob.

Sergeant Stepney

Painted for my friend Joe as part of his Christmas present. ┬áHe’s Red/Green colour blind, so I believe this should at least look yellow!

Sergeant Stepney

McTerminator Marine

For my Scottish friend Colin for Christmas. The facial resemblance and hair are quite him, and the tartan is based on the tartan from his family.


Heroquest: re-working a classic boardgame

GargoyleWell, looking at my stats panel, this post from my old site is still the source of a fair bit of incoming traffic, so here it is re-posted and refreshed.

I painted this up on and off over a few months as a birthday present for my nephew. He’s really into all things lord of the Rings-y at the moment, and I remember this game fondly from my own childhood.

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