Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Reader's Showcase #1: Kingdom Death Forge God


I have been a fan of Kingdom Death miniatures for quite some time. I first wrote about the amazing figures produced by Adam and his team back in May 2010, and had been religiously collecting the Limited Edition first runs; until the Kickstarter came about. But despite having every figure release prior to the KS launch, I only ever managed to paint a handful of models for this amazing range (due to major time constraints), and although ultimately I have stopped working on my own personal collection, there are plenty of people out there who have the time and patience to give the Kingdom Death range the attention it deserves. One such person is a very talented painter named Sven, and it is with great pleasure that I introduce his latest Kingdom Death piece, the mighty Forge God.

Please be sure to check out the full post as there is plenty of painted miniature eye candy, there are gory bits so some readers may wish to take a NSFW approach just incase. But believe me when I say, this figure is worth the view. 

Monday, 28 October 2013

Auctions Ending This Week


Greetings, here is a list of auctions coming to end this week, there is a wide variety of second hand, brand new in box (BNIB) and out of production (OOP) miniatures from popular wargaming systems. Most auctions are starting at .99p and will be sent by Recorded Delivery (UK) or International Signed For (rest of world) for buyer confidence. So check out the auctions and catch a potential bargain this week!

Auctions ending this week are listed with direct links to view specific items, or if you would prefer to see everything on offer on in one big list, please visit my STORE.


DiStudios
The 14th Legion

Monday, 21 October 2013

Auctions Ending This Week


Greetings, here is a list of auctions coming to end this week, there is a wide variety of second hand, brand new in box (BNIB) and out of production (OOP) miniatures from popular wargaming systems. Most auctions are starting at .99p and will be sent by Recorded Delivery (UK) or International Signed For (rest of world) for buyer confidence. So check out the auctions and catch a potential bargain this week!

Auctions ending this week are listed with direct links to view specific items, or if you would prefer to see everything on offer on in one big list, please visit my STORE.

  • Kingdom Death Pin-Up Great Game Hunter Resin Figure BNIB Sold Out
  • 40K Space Marine Ultramarines Honour Guard Champion Sword Bit OOP Metal Version
  • 40K Forge World Space Marine MKIV Ironclad Dreadnought with Arms
  • 40K Forge World Space Marine Iron Hands Icon Bits
  • 40K Forge World Space Marine Boarding Assault Bits
  • 40K Space Marine Ultramarines Honour Guard x 2 OOP Metal Figures
  • 40K Space Marine Dark Angels Ravenwing Command Squad BNIB
  • Kabuki Models 21st Century Pin-Ups Lunah Elven Sorceress 33mm Miniature
  • Kabuki Models 'Big Sisters' Ky-ra 54mm Miniature BNIB
  • Warhammer Forge Empire Mannan's Blades Command Group BNIB
  • Taban Miniatures Eden ISC Blue Rikishi BNIB
  • Taban Miniatures Eden ISC Yellow Shinigami BNIB
  • 40K Forge World Minotaurs Asterion Moloc
  • Warhammer Empire Outrider With Repeater Handgun OOP Metal Version 
  • Game Day 2012 Event Only Forge World Enforcer Miniature BNIB
  • Kingdom Death White Speaker Nico Ltd Collector's Run 119/300 BNIB Sold Out & OOP
  • Figone Miniatures Minotaur 75mm Resin Figure
  • Infinity Aleph Ajax The Great BNIB
  • Kingdom Death The Illuminated Lady Ltd Collector's Run 83/450 Sold Out & OOP
  • 40K Dark Angels Deathwing Dark Vengeance Terminator Squad With Plasma Cannon
  • 40K Dark Angels Dark Vengeance Ravenwing Bike Squad (3 Miniatures)
  • Studio McVey SMM25 Grizzel Limited Edition Figure With Certificate 30/750
Thank you for looking and happy shopping.

DiStudios
The 14th Legion

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Site Update: Stuff On The Table


Not the post I had intending for my Crimson Fists, but proof that I am still interested in that project. I have spent a lot of time (as you can probably see in the photos) sourcing Forge World and various Space Marine parts for my Crimson Fists, and while I have some form of list in my head, the real priority is to get this group of miniatures looking as interesting as possible. What I am hoping for is a identity that not only ties in with the old Rogue Trader artwork, but also has a little bit of my personality in there through intricate conversions and cool poses. On the painting side, I think this project is shaping up to be some of my best work to date, which is great for my confidence.

First up, a messy shot of what will soon be the bulk of my Crimson Fists army.


I have literally spent an two whole weeks trolling bits stores and waiting on bits to arrive. So many little envelopes and packages have been arriving on a daily basis, that I am sure the Postman thinks I am dealing in dodgy substances. It probably does not help with me answering the door wearing a pair of black latex gloves and respirator...The Sternguard are still in the box, to minimise clutter, but are next on the painting list after the Tactical Squad.

The tactical squad is pretty much finished: guns, back packs and transfers are all that are left to do. Today I had enough time to get shoulder pads and helmets done, and more importantly painted the Sergeant's head. It had been a while since I had painted human skin (Warrior Priest was the last figure with any skin), and quite frankly I am pleased with the way it has turned out as I have built on the experience working on the Priest. It is on par with the way I used to paint skin before I stopped painting and with a little more practice I expect to finally meet my personal expectations.


Awesome how cool stuff looks, when they have heads on! You can also see the a bit more of the overall colour scheme of my Crimson Fists, the much darker blue with sharp highlights works well for me - ignore the fist though, it still needs work - but I will be interested to see how it works on vehicles. The Sergeant will not be a veteran, to represent a relatively fresh tactical squad, so will only have his left fist painted red, the combi-weapon that will be equipped hass a pin in it to allow changing from melta to what ever I need on the day.


I love the new Tactical Squad box set as I have stated in the past. The poses are a lot better, with the legs looking much more natural compared to the 3rd edition version, it is just a shame that I will not be fielding more than one squad, but at least I have the Sternguard (and other cool looking units) to look forward to. I think ultimately one of the best things about collecting a Crimson Fists army is this - Fluff wise the majority of the force will be veterans, scouts, devastators and assault marines; all very interesting units; but non more so than veteran units like Sternguard, Vanguard, Terminators and Honour Guard who all have their own personalised armour and heraldries. It is almost like painting units of characters, which suits me best and I really look forward to sharing these paint jobs with you all very soon.

Thanks for reading,

DiStudios
The 14th legion

p.s Almost forgot, the fiance bought me a Proteus Land Raider, un-boxing video when it arrives!

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