Yes it has happened! A whole $230 AUS has been spent on a Spartan Assault Tank which is current awaiting packaging! (Unfortunately it wasn’t shipped before the weekend!) Just thought I would post this quick update. My next post will more than likely be showing off my completed gaming table, followed by an unboxing post of the Spartan Assault Tank.
This post was a bit delayed due to real life getting in the way! Ivanus has been painted for some time, though he just required basing which I managed to do when I had a spare second last night.
I magnetized the cape as the has the option of a jump pack which I may want to make use of one day! (First I need to get my hands on a Jump Pack!)
So here is my step by step guide on how to paint Ivanus Enkomi of the Minotaurs!
First step was under coating with Abaddon black spray, touching up with Abaddon paint and then covering the whole model with Nuln Oil, not stressing too much about the cape or the back at this stage. I then applied Hashut Copper to the big details, namely head, chest and staff.
Leadbelcher added to metal parts of debris he is standing on, and based in my normal way of adding sand and nuln oiling it before it dries.
Voila, a very simple and quite effective way of painting Ivanus! I hate painting black, as I think it looks quite bland, though as a Chaplain he is entitled to it! I think the key was to just paint in as much detail as possible!
Well, I just finished painting and basing my Asterion Moloc model, and thought I would first share some photos of him, and then provide a tutorial on how I painted him!
So here is my step by step guide on how to paint Asterion Moloc of the Minotaurs!
Nuln Oil (wash cheat) time! Coated all the rest of the parts that needed to be brought out and touched up areas that required it, especially the greens whites and reds, and the details that required it on the Hashut Copper, so that it kept its shine in the middle, gave it a used dirty look, and the details are emphasized.
Abaddon Black on the parts that required it, including the Black Spear, which the tip was done in a way that some of the Bronze can still be seen underneath, though the staff is all black. Also the legs and shield parts were painted black.
I added Runefang Steel to the Crux Terminatus on his shoulder, shield and the skull on his leg.
The whole model was further Nuln Oiled to bring it all together, and final touch ups of the previous steps was done to make it all neat. Then I just based him in my normal way of adding sand and nuln oiling it before it dries. Then I add Army Painter static tuft. I painted the debris he is standing on with Leadbelcher and Vermin Brown, nuln oiled it, and then dry brushed over it again.
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial, and if you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line!
Well Forge World’s shipping time to Australia is amazing, arriving in a week (record time from them so far is 4 days!). I took photos of each of the contents of Asterion and Ivanus for anyone that is interested!
Torso, Head and Legs
Fantastic detail on his torso and legs, and his head is just too cool! There is some really nice detail on his back, which appears will be covered up by his cloak which is a little strange, but not complaining.
Right Arm #1 + Rubble
I say right arm #1, as for some reason there are two in there, one on a different sprue as I will show later.
The arm, notably the shoulder pad is incredible, loving that Minotaurs symbol. Also the rubble that his foot goes on looks quite nice, though I will have to look at what I am putting on the rest of the base now!
Right Arm #2 + Shield
Here is the second right arm, which looks pretty much identical to the first one.
This shield, just wow! I wish FW sold them separately in packs of 5, for the rest of my future terminators!
So with all that complete, the next thing for me to do is assemble this pair of beasts!
So my dilemma of late has been which terminators to get for my Minotaurs army. In the very near future I will be getting Asterion Moloc from Forgeworld, and the purchase after that is going to be Tartaros Terminators from Forgeworld.
I want them to be counts as normal Terminators, so I will be giving them Thunder Hammers and Stormshields. I will be getting the Thunder Hammers from Bitz Galaxy (Ebay.com.au store), and using some amazing Spartan shields from Scibor Miniatures, which I will be getting from combatcompany.com.au. I will be putting the shields over the power fists that the kit comes with, but I think that will look okay.. Hopefully my next Minotaurs post will be with Asterion Moloc in hand!
I started an Iron Hands army a while back, though got bored with it pretty quickly. Having recently fallen completely in love (I am talking border line obsessed) with the Minotaurs, the few models I had gotten for the Iron Hands army are currently being re-purposed!
One of my next purchases for this guy is some Forgeworld brass and water-slide transfers, to spruce him up. The red didn’t come up properly in the photo, though looks like the red does in the next photo of the drop pod. He is magnetized so that he can swivel three-sixty degrees around.
This is the Drop Pod that the Dreadnought will be dropping down in. Although it still needs a few touch ups, I am very happy with how this one turned out.
Hopefully I can pick up some terminators (with Forgeworld shoulderpads) or Asterion Moloc for my Minotaurs army soon.