Monday, 23 December 2013

A painted Sister: Order of the Turquoise Lily

Like many of us on a Sunday, I sat down and did some painting. On my painting table there just so happened to be a completed sister, fresh from her sculpting work. Rather than leave here there in naked plastic and greenstuff, I thought I'd try out the colour scheme that my fiance aproved.

So, may I present Sister Katherine of the Order of the Turquoise Lily:

The scheme is a simple one but very bright and cheery I think :) After all, women like to beautify themselves so I don't see why sisters should be any different. Hence, turquiose robes over shiny bright silver armour with golden accessories!

Overall I'm really pleased with the way all the parts go together. It can be quite difficult to picture the finished models when they're covered in green stuff and I've often worried about what they will look like when painted. I'm also quite impressed with how well the robes came out. Again, before paint was applied I worried that the robes wouldn't be very smooth and were sculpted badly. In reality I'm quite pleased with myself...that's a rare feeling!

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Nuns with Guns!

How yow all doin'??

Progress continues with my sisters of battle project with the main development being my decision to abandon the casting of pieces. I have tried many many times now to get this to work and it just doesn't! At least it doesn't with the equipment I have access too. Sadly I don't have the money for a vacuum chamber the end it's just as quick to sculpt each and every one! This isn't a bad thing either as it means I can devote individual attention to each sister and get a truly unique army...I just need to work on my own individual imagination now :p

Anyway, as the nuns with guns title would suggest, I have armed a couple of my sisters with weapons I think look really cool! All come from the Forgeworld Spacemarine Legions range, which seem to be smaller than their plastic alternatives, hence ideal for sisters. Take a look and let me know what you think...

Sister with 'Umbra' pattern bolter:

I'm planning on using the sanctuary range of bases from dragonforge for this army. Therefore, I've made my own base for this squad that won't look too out of place when I get the shipment.

I'm happy with the proportions and I'm especially chuffed with the robe sleeves. They are a great way of creating movement and direction, which suggests that she's sweeping her bolter around to engage a new target. 

 Sister with heavy flamer:

Seriously cool!! I think I'll create a more appropriate backpack for her but I absolutely love the look of this heavy flamer! Just ever so slightly large but hey, she's in power armour!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Progress on the Plastic Sisters of Battle

Hello all!

I thought you might appreciate a mini-update on my sisters of battle project :) I was initially struggling with the bolter as all the space marine versions are far too big! Getting a thin, sleek bolter was proving to be a nightmare. Then I was advised to try the forgeworld Umbra patter bolters, which I did! They're perfect!

They're still big and beefy, like a bolter should be, but without overwhelming the model. Now I just need to find some suitable flamers and melta guns!