FTW posts that were linked to:
Raven Guard Shrike Conversion
Painting power swords Space Hulk style (
7 Tips for painting vehicles without an airbrush
If you've got a post on your blog that shows what you were able to do with something you picked up here and it links back to FTW, let me know about it so I can highlight what you're doing!
Raven Guard Commander Shrike Conversion
I'd built my conversion a long time ago and he was a big hit with Raven Guard players. It was cool to see how The Golden D6 used the post as inspiration to put his conversion together. He even went further than I did and scaled him up some to make the model larger than your average Space Marine.
Image from The Golden D6
I think the biggest thing when doing something like this is that you're challenging yourself to build something to fit what you imagine and not what GW or someone else gives you as what the model should look like. Whether or not it turns out the way you want, just the process of building it can expand your hobby horizon more than you know.
You can see a handful of his WIPs here in his conversion post.
Painting power swords
I'm one of those guys who paints his power swords plain metal. I know, it's a cop out, but I'm picky when it comes to adding extra effects like lightning and such. That and I'm not the best at it either. When I found this post by Scratchbuilt 40k, I saw the effect he did on his power swords and while it worked, it just didn't match up with the rest of his painting.
Images from Scratchbuilt 40k
One comment later, he'd reworked them and I think they look a hundred percent better and fit in with the paint scheme much better now. Not that the previous technique was bad, just a bit over the top and it clashed with his muted yellow armour (which is very hard to do). The new powersword (on the right) looks much better in my opinion and feels like it fits in overall.
You can see a few more pics in his post here.
Eldar Forge World Lynx
After seeing this finished beuty, I was amazed Iron Braxus did it all with a brush. He says it's because he picked up the trick of thinning his paints, but I think that's only part of it. There's a lot of work that goes into a model like this (I've built something similar) and painting is only part of it.
Image from Iron Braxus
I think the combination of the OSL, the glowing cockpit and the color scheme all come together to make a great looking model. Even more important for me is that the model just feels very Eldar and becomes believable.
You can see more pics of the finished model here.
And there you have it folks, three more members who have done some great work recently that I wanted to share with you.
As an added bonus, fellow Blogger 3+ FTW has come up with some unofficial rules for Inquisitor Samwise, Herald of the Rending Pony.
Image from GW, might this be the model he will be basing his conversion on?
You can see his unofficial rules here in his post.
The Actual Rending Pony Apocalypse Datasheet can be found here.