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Painting Guide: Khorne Blood Bound

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Ok, I know I promised a rocket video, but I need to edit out the students. Child Protection is something any teacher worth their chalk takes seriously.


Instead here's my guide to painting Khorne Bloodbound:


Ok, that's not how I really paint these guys, and here's a link to an actual painting guide. The conical flask there is full of fake blood I'm using for a murder mystery.



The samples out of the blood group test teaching packet looked more like water melon juice than blood. I'm just doing some custom samples now.


What? Theatricality is important in the classroom. Why wouldn't I spend my free time making realistic looking blood samples?


Until next time!





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Work in Progress: Primaris Field Police

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... or how to compromise.

The Twitter poll was abit of a dud, ending in 50% for White Scars, and 50% for Field Police. So I put them together.

Behold! The Primaris Field Police!

You know what? I like it.

There's certainly a nice theme to be had of a new chapter out to police the new Primaris Marines in this founding. Flipping the colours around from the old Field Police means that my old Marines will still stand out amongst the newbies. I'll also reserve the black armour for veterans, who can now be properly termed Judges...

What do you guys think?

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Quick and Dirty (Ha!) Plague Marine

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Sometimes I feel as though I do things for the awful puns I can title the projects with.

I do not apologise for this behaviour.

This is a Plague Marine from the Dark Imperium box set. My students aren't ever so fussed about the paint job of Chaos Marines, and they tend to say that the spiky bits and tentacles carry the model no matter what the colour.

Basically they were just excited to play with the damn thing, and as a teacher I was happy to oblige. Getting students engaged in anything is the first step to outstanding teaching.

This took about one hour to paint, and that included letting the paint dry.


Undercoat WhiteWash the white with thinned Ushabti Bone.Base coat the restof the armour (WAAAGH Flesh, Hashut Copper, Khorne Red)Heavy wash of Agrax Earthshade

Done.

There's certainly more detail I can do later, but in terms of getting this model to tabletop and looking the part, it's done the trick.

Until next time!

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Mad Science: Atmospheric Hydro-prop Booster

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For some Astartes, jump packs are not enough. For some Astartes, true flight for mankind is the goal.


For this Space Marine... only piercing the heavens will do...















This is where Warhammer 40K and teaching Science intersect. And...


It.


Is.


Glorious.


MWAAHAAHAHAHAHAHA!!


Launch tomorrow.


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Happy Father's Day!

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You know... my wife knows exactly what to put in my toddler son's hands for a good Father's Day treat!


Thanks to both of them!

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8th Edition is today!

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Time to go to the shops!

Well for you guys at least. I have a staff training session this morning. Followed by Open Morning where I'm leading one of the key activities. And then house barbecue.

But you guys have no excuse! Go out, get the 8 ED box now!

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(Belated!) Happy 6 month Birthday Blog!

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As I shot past the 6 month mark without realising, thanks to a combination of 8th Edition and exam season kicking off, I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick stock check of how things were progressing now.


In case you were wondering, unlike the other two Birthday blogs where I was at a parents evening, I'm acting as monitor for a GCSE exam as I write this. This is like an unofficial invigilator, who is just a spare person to take people to the loo, escort unwell students to the school nurse etc. There's not much to do apart from work on a laptop at the back of the exam room, so I have some time to do this.


The blog was started on the 24th October 2016, so we're closer to the 8 month mark than anything. As of when I write this (14th June 2017), there are the following stats:


Post count: 261Days active: 233Posts per day: 1.12Previous posts per day: 1.27



Laws of averages fully coming into effect here. As long as I stick to a post-a-day schedule, posts per day will ke…