vendredi 25 novembre 2011

News # 12 Forge World Newsletter #288

Eldar Phantom Titan Power Glaive 45£

The Phantom Titan is the mightiest of all the war machines fielded by the ancient and advanced xenos Eldar. Towering above the battlefield, these cyclopean war machines are commanded by a single Steersman, yet this single crewman does not pilot his charge completely alone.
Assisted by the spirit stones of long-dead Steersmen, the living pilot is able to merge his consciousness with those of his predecessors, allowing the Phantom to react and manoeuvre with nearly the same preternatural swiftness as an Eldar infantryman.
For a Phantom to be deployed the threat must be dire indeed, and the weaponry of these mighty Titans varies depending on the nature of the foe they will face. When ranged against enemy super-heavy walkers a Steersman will commonly arm his Titan with a
Phantom Power Glaive, a long and shimmering sword similar in appearance to those wielded by Eldar Aspect Warriors, using the Phantom’s speed and agility to close with and destroy their opponents.

Irillyth, Phoenix Lord of the Shadow Spectres 14£

Once a disciple of Asurmen, first of the Eldar Phoenix Lords, Irillyth the Shade of Twilight founded the Shrine of the Shadow Spectres on the Craftworld of Mymeara. Drawn to the small Craftworld in response to a vision of doom and horror, Irillyth gifted the skills of stealth, swiftness and all-consuming firepower to the warriors of Mymeara. After many years, the Phoenix Lord led a great war host to the legend-shrouded world of Bethalmae to destroy a race that would, many thousands of years later, arise to threaten Craftworld Mymeara. Neither he nor any of his warhost ever returned to the Craftworld, and with the loss of their Phoenix Lord the Shadow Spectre aspect fell into decline.
Irillyth, Phoenix Lord of the Shadow Spectres is a lavishly detailed resin character designed by the talented Simon Egan. Portrayed in a suitably commanding pose and armed with his ancient weapon, the Spear of Starlight, full background for this resurrected Phoenix Lord will be featured in Imperial Armour Volume 11: The Doom of Mymeara. As an exclusive preview, experimental rules for Irillyth can be downloaded from the Forge World website.


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mercredi 16 novembre 2011

Tuto # 3 Make an energetic blade (Grey Knight style)

Hi all
Here a tutorial by the damned artificer to make an energetic blade with an air brush

Here's the tutorial for the swords as promised.
Don't be discouraged, it's actually really easy

1.You need:
-an Airbrush.
-Black (I use vallejo black)
-White (I use valejo white)
-GW Hawk turquoise
-detail brush
-airbrush thinner (not shown on picture)

The semi advanced way:
2. The sword is basecoated with aerosol primer (Vallejo black primer in this case, but if you use white primer on your models this step is unnecessary ) as this is necessary to give the paint a good base to stick to and prevent it from peeling of when using the masking tap later on.

3. Now use the airbrush to lay the first layer of paint, which is the white. make sure that the blade of the sword is coated evenly with white. This may take a few layers.

4.Now mask half of the blade following the line in the middle of the blade. This is important to get the mirroring effect.

5. Now paint the botom and top part in Hawk turquoise with the airbrush, making sure to leave the middle section white. This is done by feathering the paint, meaning you start with a gentle layer of paint and build it up to a strong firm colour in each end leaving you with a nice fade effect.

6. Remove the tape, and then you are left with this.

7.Now mask the painted sides, leaving the white ones exposed. Instead of doing two Hawk turquoise you only paint one in the centre of the blade. This makes the colours mirrored on th two halves.

8.Now repeat the previous steps, but in black and make sure to leave some of the hawk turquoise showing. Thats actually it.

Now if you want to, you can use the detail brush and edge highlight the blade in white and ad the diagonal lines to the hawk turquoise areas as I did on the first model in this plog.

The simple way:
1. Mask the white basecoated blade as before.

2. Instead of painting both ends in hawk turquoise, just paint one end.

3. Now paint the opposite site, but from the other end

4. Finish by repeating with black and remember to leave the hawk turquoise showing.

Again you can choose to edge highlight the blade in white.

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lundi 7 novembre 2011

News # 11 Forge World Newsletter #287

MkIc Deimos Pattern Rhino 33£

The ubiquitous Rhino Armoured Personnel Carrier is a mainstay of the Space Marine Chapters, and has been in continuous use for over ten thousand years. Its true origins are more distant still, and ancient records mention the RH1-N-0 Tracked Exploration and Multi-purpose Defence Vehicle accompanying explorator missions during Mankind’s Golden Age. Later, as the armies of the Imperium marched across the galaxy, the Rhino was re-armed and re-purposed for military use, and remains a mainstay of its might to this day.
There are many patterns and designs of this robust vehicle, and the MkIc Deimos Pattern Rhino is amongst one of the oldest variants, first issued en-masse to the Space Marine Legions of the Great Crusade. This pattern is armed with two turret-mounted bolters, slaved to the target-logis systems of the Rhino’s machine spirit, rather than the pintle-mounted storm bolter seen on the later MkIIc design that was more readily adopted after the Horus Heresy.
The MkIc Deimos Pattern Rhino, designed by Daren Parrwood, is a complete resin and plastic kit that contains a standard Games Workshop Rhino kit as well as sufficient resin conversion components to construct the MkIc Deimos Pattern variant. This detailed and evocative kit is available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing 28th November.

Minotaurs Land Raider and Rhino Door Sets 10.50£

A mysterious and darkly famed Chapter, the Minotaurs played a major part in the prosecution of the Badab War. Adding their full strength to the Loyalist cause, they were most lauded for their brutal and unrelenting near-destruction of the Secessionist Lamenters during the Battle of Optera.
Designed by Simon Egan, this set of detailed Minotaurs Land Raider Doors and Minotaurs Rhino Doors will be despatched in the week commencing 28th November. Both of these accessory kits are compatible with the full range of Space Marine vehicles available both from Forge World and Games Workshop, except for the MkIc Deimos Pattern Rhino which they are not compatible with.

This kit is probably in relation with the future IA vol12.

Rhino/Predator Reinforced Armour 16£

Our final release to be announced this week is a set of Rhino/Predator Reinforced Armour. This popular kit has been remodelled by Will Hayes, and now features different details and optional turret armour plates so that it can also be used on the plastic Predator kit.
Designed to fit the full range of Rhino-based plastic kits, the Rhino/Predator Reinforced Armour is perfect for both adding detail and variety to a Space Marine force and also for representing the Extra Armour upgrade option.
This kit is available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing 28th November.

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