Warhammer TV is the gift that keeps on giving, loving the tutorials, a new one every day and they are clear and easy to understand, perfect for beginners.
If you liked this check out Lester Bursley’s video on “How to paint Space Marine Faces and Stubble”. It goes more into painting the skin on the model, but interestingly the stubble effect he uses is very simular to the one in the Games Workshop video.
I have been following the Games Workshop Advent Calendar recently, and below are 2 more very useful tutorials I wish I had known when I started painting.
First off, we have day 4, the Power & Nemesis Force Weapons tutorial.
For the last few years I have been almost doing this exactly, with the minor change that the initial colour coat and transitions were done with an airbrush. The effect shown in the video is very good and certainly above the standard table top quality.
The second tutorial is the Day 11 – Volcanic base tutorial.
This is another clever painting tutorial, this time focusing on terrain. It is very quick to do and I quite like the resulting effect, I think I might try something similar on my own Chaos sorcerer.
Last weekend I picked up the Assassinorum: Execution Force board game by Games Workshop. After assembling the models quickly and giving them a quick zenithal priming, I challenged my brother to a game.
Execution Force, is a cooperative game where you play 1 of 4 imperial assassins, in the game I played, we each had 2 assassins, and you are playing against the clock, and the game. It was quite fun and as our second turn showed, it can go very quickly wrong for the players.
I was running the Vindicare, and the Culexus assassins, and my brother was running the Callidus and Eversor. We decided to split up as to quickly cover as many of the rooms as we could to try and find the control room and teleporter before we were overrun with cultists.
Unfortunately for my brother he attacked and failed to kill a cultist who shot him twice rolling 2 6’s in a row, outright killing Callidus. This was an unlikely situation as Callidus should have easily killed the cultist, and the odds were against the cultist being able to even hit the assassin. At that point we went from 4 to 3 assassins.
Eventually we found the temple the ritual was taking place and worked our way to the chaos lord who was the boos enemy for the mission. Luckily I had not used the omega protocols for either of my assassins, so I was able to stun the chaos lord for 2 turns which allowed the Eversor to take a chunk of health away, before the Vindicare delivered the fatal shot.
Following the completion of the mission I started work on painting the assassins, and by Monday morning I have 3 complete. I hope to have the last assassin, the Eversor ready for a re-match.
My hat is off to games workshop. In the last year they have really stepped up their media and video presence by releasing genuinely useful and free tutorials to help people to paint their models. This week they released a useful tutorial for their new model line the Skitarii Rangers, check it out.
This week I got back on track with the Blood Angels Terminators, working on some blending of the red armour and putting down the base coats for the gold areas and the eyes.
The plan for this week is to try and get these finished, but realistically, I may be tabletop ready by Monday, but I want to add some special details to take these guys to the next level, which might take a little longer.