Games Workshop sent the Avatar model to me for previewing, and to paint up for a Warhammer Community article (link above). It also won 2nd place in the Leicester Games Workshop Golden Squig painting competition. The symbols on the half tabard are all freehand painted.
Yellow is one of my favourite colours to paint, so I couldn't resist doing this pair in the Iyanden Craftworlds colour scheme. They were featured in a Warhammer Community article (link above), after being sent to me by Games Workshop to preview. I think the gemstones really set them off, and I was especially pleased with how the blades turned out.
A preview model from Games Workshop, and featured in a Warhammer Community article (link above), Fafnir Rann was my first Horus Heresy model. I thoroughly loved painting him up, taking my time with the glazing and blending on his armour, to contrast nicely with the starkness of the metals. I gave him a fairly simple and complimentary base, so as not to detract from all his beautiful detail.
This was the first preview model sent to me by Games Workshop that was featured in a Warhammer Community article (link above). I decided to stay fairly faithful to the original style on the box, as it very much appealed to me! I freehand painted all the symbols and Mozrog's tattoos. He's now the pride and joy of my growing Ork army.
I was very excited when Games Workshop sent me this for preview, as I absolutely love dragons! He also found his way into a Warhammer Community article (link above). The leaves on the base are made from real Autumn leaves to compliment his beautiful golden scales.
From a preview copy of Kill Team Chalnath, I painted up a T'au Pathfinder (shown in the Warhammer Community article link above with a Sister's of Battle Novitiate from the same box). This piece is one of my first proper attempts at glazing, and I love how it turned out, with the edge highlights really finishing it off.
HORUS HERESY CONTEMPTOR DREADNOUGHT
I was sent a preview copy of the new Horus Heresy Age of Darkness box by Games Workshop. I painted up the Contemptor Dreadnought as Emperor's Children, complete with scenic base, in time for the pre-order date. I wanted to keep it fairly simple and clean, and the arms/weapons are all magnetised so they can be swapped out with ease.
HORUS HERESY PRAETOR
I painted up this Praetor as Emperor's Children, complete with scenic base, in time for the pre-order date of the new Horus Heresy Age of Darkness box, sent to me to preview by Games Workshop. My favourite part was the cloak, working up the colour transition using glazing, giving it a subtle, almost satiny feel.
I painted this blue lad up as a prize for a charity auction. The symbol on his right shoulder pauldron is painted by freehand, rather than using a decal. The highlighting was achieved by dry brushing, to give it a more subtle look. He was also featured on the Warhammer Community Hobby Round up: March For Macragge special.
HIGH MARSHAL HELBRECHT
I loved the different parts to this model, more like a mini diorama, so many contrasting textures to play with. Cloth, skin, metal, rock. A real challenge and testament to my skills and techniques.
EMPEROR'S CHILDREN CHAOS LORD
A friend kitbashed this wonderful model as a gift, and I painted him up for my 40K Emperor's Children army, using my own individual colour scheme. I like to think he's ready to bust some moves on the dance floor! When you have to fight for Chaos at 6pm, but be ready to throw shapes at 7pm.
VEHICLES OF 40K
These are some of the vehicles I have painted so far. As you can see, my style can vary quite dramatically, depending upon the what is required, from dirty and grimy, to smooth and pristine. I am particularly fond of my Death Guard vehicles, which have the affectionate army wide name of The Banana Slugs.
LADY KATHERINA AND UNDEAD LANDSCHNECKT
These two were a commission for Bad Squiddo Games, to be used on their website as the thumbnail, and displayed at exhibition shows. They are delightful miniatures in every sense, bringing whimsy to historic and traditional fashions.
This was a commission for someone who wanted a handful of random miniatures painting to tabletop standard, in any way I liked. It was a fun challenge, as they were all so different. My personal favourite was the Chicken Wizard!
START COLLECTING IDONETH DEEPKIN
Just before I started doing commission painting, I challenged myself to paint up a whole Start Collecting Box. These have since found a new home, and although I miss them, it confirmed my ability to paint models to a standard that people were willing to exchange money for it.
One of my favourite miniatures that I've painted, due to so much detail and texture to play around with for different painting techniques. The shell especially was a lot of fun, though my bias is towards the little Nurgling being used as bait for Mulch!
A commission for Fenris Games for various critters for their WyrdWorld Recreated kickstarter, also to be used in exhibition displays and website marketing. The sculpts were beautiful to work with, making it a joy to bring out the detail. My personal favourite is Terry Nutkin, the red squirrel.
POPCORN THE BINTURONG
A commission from Fenris Games for their follow up kickstarter, WyrdWorld Recreated 2, and to be used in exhibition displays and website marketing. I had never heard of a Binturong before this, so I had fun with the research on how to paint him up. I think his little yellow waistcoat sets him off perfectly.