The results of a week's worth of hobby

Last Sunday, I posted a laundry list of projects I hoped to finish this past week. Let's see, how did I do...

5 Raven Guard Scouts
They're primed so they just need to be painted.
DONE: These guys came out really well I think. I enjoy painting Scouts and I was able to give these a nice clean paintjob.

Land Raider Crusader
Partially assembled. Needs to be built and painted.
I've got some freehand work to do on this one too.
DONE: This one came together at the last minute.

Character Banner
The model is done (Vulkan) and I've got the rough sketch approved.
Just need to draw it out and paint it.
DONE: This project went fairly quick, I had the idea and the sketch already done so it was just a matter of painting and mounting the banner on the finished model.

Commander on jetbike
He's built and that's it.
He needs to be painted and have his custom (2-sided!) banner added.
DONE: I was smart enough to catalog the banner process start to finish so I've got a 3 part series on that coming up. As for how the jetbike was built, you'll have to wait on that.

Titan banner
I've got the front of the banner about 2/3 finished so I've got a bit more painting to do on this one.
DONE: It didn't take long to finish the image on the front, weather it, then cut it out.

Spray Varnish
I've got a handful of my Deathwing guys I've finished and they just need to be varnished.
DONE: Sunday was the perfect day to varnish models outside so I couldn't pass up the opportunity.

Upcoming conversion research
I'm trying to hunt down a few bits for a possible project.
This one is tough though, I don't really know where to begin.
DONE: But the hunt continues, but I managed to get a little time looking around online and I thumbed through the stock at my FLGS for possibilities.

All in all, I had a good amount to do and I managed to get it all finished. I even treated myself on Saturday and did a little work on my MKI Land Raider, but I've still got a way to go on it.
I think I'm going to take a break for a couple days now or at least until the next project arrives.

Ron, From the WarpIf you've got any questions about something in this post, shoot me a comment and I'll be glad to answer. Make sure to share your hobby tips and thoughts in the comments below!


  1. Congrats. Amazing how much you got done!

  2. That's impressive. Very impressive.

  3. The Land Raider freehand is especially nice.
    Might have to snatch that one,I may.

  4. Well done! Your work rate puts me to shame :)

  5. Huzzah and well done Ron - not only a great variety, scope and quantity of tasks, but done to a very high standard indeed. You can bask in soem appropriate glory and satisfaction I do believe!

  6. thats painfull to read!...

    i struggle to get a mini per week done. how do you find the time? or are you a droid?

  7. Ron,

    I love the banners you made! I rarely do banners but would like to give them a go. I know you have a series coming up about the jetbike, but my question pertains to the titan banner. How did you weather the thing? Did you take powders and lightly smudge the banner from bottom to top? I love the effect and could use some pointers.


  8. Thanks guys, I actually squeezed in painting a MK1 Land Raider as well but I didn't add it to the post.

    Drathmere: Would you believe the weathering on the Titan banner is nothing more than what I do for soot stained gun barrels? Just some watered down brown and then black layered across the bottom.

    I'll put something together to show you just how simple it is.

  9. I look forward to the tutorial! I've tried printing out banners on an ink jet and then using washes and thin coats of paint on select areas, but I always end up with serious bleeding or an abraded surface. I would love to add some weathered torn banners to my shadowsword in order to get some more color on it.

  10. @Drath: you could try some gloss varnish over the printable transfer once it is fixed in place, you should be able to paint over it and weather it without bleeding then.

    @Ron: Seems you were much more productive over the weekend then I was. I only managed to get one test mini done, stripped and photographed two, and cleaned the studio/mancave. I can see benchtop!
    As always very nice, I like the scouts a whole lot. Simple yet elegantly achieved.

  11. Thanks Da_Sub, I worked harder at this on my week off than I do at work.

    It was nice to get caught up with everything for a change.

  12. Congrats on getting your to-do list cleared! It's an inspiration to the rest of us (well, at least to me, for sure). :)


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