Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Amada of Evil

The Amada of Evil (finally) takes flight! They have actually been done for a week now, I just forgot to post the pictures… Here is the finished 3 x Raider, 1 x Ravager and 1 x Venom for my Dark Eldar Army.

/Nicolai aka Atoom

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Painting the Amada of Evil V

Ships are now ready with all the details – All that remains is the crew! Just a quick photo update on the Amada of Evil. Soon the crew will join, and then the project will be completed.

/Nicolai aka Atoom

Monday, August 15, 2011

Painting the Amada of Evil IV

Detailing has started and the hulls are coming closer to completion. Further to that I have managed to complete all the bases for the flyers, with the exception of static grass, as I’m yet to decide on what I want to use. The bases are made as detailed in this tutorial:

Finally I have painted all engine exhausts – It is just thinned GW scorched earth + thinned GW Black drybrushed over the metallic paint. I tried blue ink as well to give the heated steel look, but that was not really a success.

More to come :o)

/Nicolai aka Atoom

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Painting the Amada of Evil III

Freehand all over, as I take yesterdays trial to the production line. 4 x Raider / Ravager hulls + a Venom has been painted up with freehand. And on top of that I have done the gradient fade of colors on the sails – This was done using the Airbrush using a light blue, a dark blue and black (all Vallejo AB colors)

Detailing awaits, so stay tuned…

/Nicolai aka Atoom

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Painting the Amada of Evil II

The painting progresses nicely, and a Raider hull is now painted with freehand for trial purposes. I’m really happy about the result. I decided to go for a blue barbed wire across the hull to break up the large areas of red. Further to that the edges have been highlighted with GW Blood Red. Colours used for the blue freehand is GW foundation Necron Abyss, GW Ultramarine Blue, GW Ice Blue, GW Space Wolves Grey.

I also worked a little with the airbrush – Spraying a couple of Venoms and priming the sails for the Raiders/Ravager.

It is my intention to do a gradient fade of blue to white on the sail but that is still to come, so stay tuned…

/Nicolai aka Atoom

Friday, August 12, 2011

Painting the Amada of Evil I

WIP It’s time to get to the paint station – This time I take on the Amada of Evil. That would be the majority of my DE vehicles. Last month was all summer vacation and assembly of my Dark Eldars, but now it is time for some pictures. I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures, but the camera in my cell-phone is the only camera I got ATM.

I’ve started with 3 x raider and 1 x Ravager. The first step was of cause to prime them. As you’ll notice I haven’t glued the lower decks together, in order to be able to paint them properly.

Today’s paint session was airbrushing metal and red. Metal is just Vallejo AB Crome  and the red is Vallejo AP Mahogany as base with a light spray of Vallejo AB Italian Red over

More to come - Stay tuned :o)

/Nicolai aka Atoom

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

DE Wyches – 1st troop complete.

1st troop choice for my Dark Eldar army is now painted. A 10 (wo-)man squad of Wyches with a Hekatrix with Agonizer and one shard net & impaler. Paint guide / color overview can be found here:

/Nicolai aka Atoom

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Old School Dark Eldar

While tidying up in the doll house I came across my old collection of W40k Dark Eldar – Unpainted and punished, but still with some useable bits and pieces. I used a couple of old warriors to get all special weapon options from a new DE warrior box – The two are relatively compatible, and the result is useable (but not price-winning).

Another thing I found was 3 old Reaver bikes – Very different in design compared to the new bikes, but still very nice. I painted one up to be used as an arena champ and I think that the other two will (eventually) end up as new bikes by combining them with spare bits from the new Reaver set or simple carry the special weapons that I didn’t mount while assembling the new Reavers.

Here are the pictures of the painted old school reaver:

Finally I came across a ton of metal dolls – Wyches, Mandrakes, Incubi, Haemonculus, Hellions and a Talos engine. The Haemonculus can be used straight out of the box, and I recon that most of the other can also be used with a little conversion using bits from the new Dark Eldar range. Right now I’m looking for bits for my Talos engine, a conversion / painting job that I’m looking really forward to…

/Nicolai aka Atoom

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dark Eldar Reavers

I have completed my first squad for my new DE army – 3 Reavers w. heat lance. I must admit that these little skimmers really had me hooked following the release of the new Dark Eldar range… Nice crisp dolls, even nicer after having painted them :o)


/Nicolai aka Atoom

Sunday, June 5, 2011

IG Diorama: Brothers in Arms

I have finalized my w40k version of the American soldiers raising the flag at Iwo Jima. My IG diorama ”Brothers in Arms” is now done! The WIP photos and background on the diorama can be found here:


/Nicolai aka Atoom

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Paintguide: Catachan Gunny Harker

Today I’m looking at painting Harker – Showing you every step of the process from priming to the gaming table. The WIP pictures of the modelling can be found here:

Step 1: Tallarn Flesh.

I usually do flesh tones first, and this time was no different. To get a tanned look I started out with Tallarn Flesh as base colour.

Step 2: Orgyn Flesh

Orgyn Flesh was then applies over all areas of the Tallarn Flesh. I used 2 thin washes, in stead of one in order to get a smooth and even distribution on the area. Applying it in one go can some times make it difficult to avoid pools of wash.

Step 3: Tallarn Flesh Highlight

Tallarn Flesh was applied to all raised areas of torso, face and arms.

Step 4: Elf Flesh Highlight

Finally a light Elf Flesh highlight was applied on top of the previous highlight.

Step 5: Knarloc & Gretchin Green base colour.

Knarloc Green was applied to the bolter, grenades and ammo box & Gretchin Green was applied to the pants. Chaos black was used to cover areas where flesh colours were applied unintentionally.

Step 6: Boltgun Metal

Boltgun Metal was applied to the weapon and dogtag.

Step 7: Devlan Mud

Devlan Mud was washed over the pants and bolter

Step 8: Knarloc & Gretchin Highlights

Knarloc Green highlighted to the bolter, grenades and ammo box & Gretchin Green used for highlighting the pants.

Step 9: Tin Bits & Calthan Brown

Tin Bits was painted as base colour on ammo belts and Calthan Brown was applied as base for all leather items.

Step 10: Skull white

Skull white was applied to the eagle on the ammo box and the skull on the bolter

Step 11: Scorched brown & Gold

The hair was base coloured using scorched brown and gold was applied to the ammo feeds.

Step 12: Final detailing.

Black & White was used to paint the eyes and the hair was highlighted using Beastial Brown and Grave Yard Earth.


/Nicolai aka Atoom