Warhammer 40,000 - The Eyes Of The Emperor

So I found these on my computer the other day, I thought I'd post them up as I think they're still pretty cool. I don't paint miniatures anymore but I'm still quite fond of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Space Marine was a cool game and I still play Dawn of War 2! 

I did these when I was at university when I was 19 or 20 (I'm 25 at the moment). I sold them on ebay, so I don't actually own them anymore, but I'm still pretty pleased with the photos I have of them. This was back in the day when I didn't understand about topcoats and decal setter and things like that. They're all just generic 'Citadel' style hand painting & highlighting with ink washes. 

I made the chapter up, they're called The Eyes Of The Emperor. The idea is that they're the Emperor's all seeing vision and unrelenting judgement. Or something like that. I thought the 'globe eye' chapter symbol fitted in pretty well with that. 


Mecha 2012 - 1/100 MG Sazabi Ver. Gav [Project Hades] WIP 1

Here's some progress on my Mecha 2012 entry. For those of you who don't know, Mecha 2012 is an epic competition running over on the MAC Forums. Tonnes of epic prizes and the best in the world competing. I don't expect to win or anything, but it's a great opportunity to up my game, the competition is pushing me to try new things and really push the boat out. It's a great thing to be a part of, and if you havn't had a look yet, I suggest you check out some of the 300 entries, there's some cracking stuff going on over there.

There has been a distinct lack of progress from me this year. This is due to several things.. We lost our flat, so have been spending the last 6 weekends looking for a new one, which we thankfully have now found. I have also started a new job, which has been tiring me out. I gotta drive 100 miles a day to and from, so I haven't had time to do anything else whilst settling in. Oh, and in the new flat I've got a whole room for model making and painting, so I don't have to use the coffee table any more and might even be able to take some half decent WIP photos!

Anyway, back to my piece of crap entry! Starting off with the Sazabi, I decided I wanted it to be a long range heavy tank like mech, who towers over the battlefield dealing massive long range damage and having super heavy front armour to take all the punishment it will no doubt attract. I went with the theme 'Hades' as I see it being this big purple and black monster with a huuuge long range lance like cannon.

Shoreham Power Station

I live just a few miles away from Shoreham-By-Sea, I don't particularly like it as a town, but it has a couple of absolutely fantastic industrial sites that provide some great inspiration and reference for industrial sci-fi type stuff. My favourite one being the abandoned Cement Works, and the second being this, the power station. At least that's what I think it is. I hope to photograph the Cement Works at some point, maybe when it's a bit warmer, but it's a restricted site and it's really hard to get into. 

Anyway, here's the power station just before sunset. There are a few of the station itself, I was just trying different exposures and compositions.
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