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Thursday, 28 May 2009
Command Tank 611 "Auctorita" ("Power") - EFTC

Command Tank 611 "Auctorita" ("Power") - EFTC

Well I promised some pictures of another tank for my EFTC, and here they are. This tank is going to be the command tank for one of the squadrons. It's numerical designation is 611 and I've stuck with the name "Auctorita" (meaning Power), from the list of names I came up with way back near the beginning of my blog, here.

Anyway this little beasty is at about 90% complete. All that remains to be done is a wash of Devlan Mud over the gunner and storm bolter, apply the relevant transfers and then protect with matt varnish. Enough of what I haven't done, and actually some stuff about how I painted Auctorita.

I do have some WIP shots of this tank on this post. At this point I had already primed the tank and put the main colour of Orkhide Shade on. The main thing that I tried out on this tank was drybrushing the entire model with Bleached Bone. I'd seen this used on the Games Workshop website with their Emperor's Fist Company, and I wanted to give it a go to see the results myself. Overall I am very pleased with how it has come out. I think that it helps to give the tank a slightly warn look but also contrasts nicely against the relatively dark green armour.

The rest of the bits on the tank were done using my normal paint scheme, so Goblin Green for the light green areas, Snakebite Leather for the clothing and Boltgun Metal with Mithril Silver highlights for the metal. I used Bleached Bone for the inside of the top hatch as this helps to draw attention to the gunner when looking at the model. The red areas on the tank and on the HK missile were done with Mechrite Red. This will be a universal theme over all of my tanks - the red on the front panels as another indication of the regiment.

So that is the latest tank to be almost completed. The weather looks good for the next couple of days so I should be able to test out my spray gun and get the rest of these tanks started. Oh also for the squadron being commanded by Auctorita, none of the tanks will have a light green camo, the other 2 squadrons however will have spray gunned camo, which I hope will come out ok. Thanks for reading everyone, and as always comments and suggestions are appreciated. And now off to build a bed!
Friday, 22 May 2009


Well it's been a long time coming, but the majority of the things that I wanted to order have arrived.

The picture on the left is the stuff that I ordered from Gamers Warehouse which was nice and cheap, especially with the free postage discount I got. In my order was the new Guard Codex, which I've been dying to get my hands on, one new plastic Cadian Command Squad, the Citadel Spray Gun and 2 cans of propellant. This now means that I can crack on with the rest of my tanks, as the thought of painting the rest of them by hand was a bit daunting.

On that front as well though, expect to see some pics up soon of one of the squadron command tanks for my EFTC, Tank No. 611. I've tried something different to the rest of my tanks with this one, taken from a Games Workshop idea.

The picture on the right is of my new brushes. These are Winsor & Newton Galeria Short Handled Round brushes - bit of a mouthful that. The sizes from top to bottom are 00, 1, 2 and 3. I am still waiting on my no. 0 brush to be delivered as it was out of stock. I got these for a reasonable price off of Budget Art Supplies, and they were very helpful and agreed to send the out of stock item free of charge once it became available.

Other than the brush I'm just waiting on some Tamiya masking tape so that I can experiment with some camo schemes on the rest of my Emperor's Fist Company. Unfortunately I don't think I'm going to get much time to try out the new brushes for a while, as my fiancee's parents are up for the weekend and then I'm off to Wembley on sunday.

Thanks for reading and I apologize for my lack of posting recently.
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
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Money Money Money

First blog in new house!

Well its taken a while, but I've finally got some free time in order to post something after the move. There are still the odd boxes sitting around but pretty much everything is where it needs to be. Still waiting for our new bed to be delivered which is annoying but bearable.

As those of you who have moved house before can imagine I've had pretty much no time to do any painting or anything. Instead its been a case of eBaying certain things that I'd put aside before the move - this includes some of my tanks!

And so I am selling 2 Chimera's, a Leman Russ Exterminator and a converted Leman Russ Vanquisher. These can all be found under my eBay alias of chollyoake, if anyone wants to pick up some models. These sales are to fund the purchase of some Winsor & Newton brushes, a spray gun, some Tamiya masking tape, the new Guard codex obviously, some new command squads and perhaps a battleforce. Hope these things sell well.

As a little addition, here are the links to the items:
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