Realm of Hades

The PHR Hades 'Super-Heavy' Walker from Hawk Wargames

The PHR Hades 'Super-Heavy' Walker from Hawk Wargames

This imposing beast is the PHR Hades 'Super-Heavy' Walker from Hawk Wargames for the tabletop wargame Dropzone Commander.

I love this model!

It's so insect-like, poised and aggressive. The model itself is superb, perfectly cast, with an amazing level of detail and I really enjoyed painting it. It's such a great model I felt compelled to do it justice and I spent quite a while trying to get everything just right.

I probably could have pushed the highlights a little more and I'm not convinced the bare metal is working quite right… but in the end, I'm fairly happy with the outcome.

As ever I think I'll be able to do a better job next time!

Did I mention I love this model?

More pictures below and please let me know if you have any comments or questions in the comments section.

Next week,  I'll have a bit more Warhammer 40,000 goodness for you. Until then, take good care.

The Unrealistic Artist


Caught in the Riptide

The Tau Riptide Battlesuit by Games Workshop

The Tau Riptide Battlesuit by Games Workshop

Welcome to the first post of my re-launched blog and website, 'the unrealistic artist'.

Version 2.0 if you will...

For the un-initiated, the unrealistic artist will regale you with tabletop war-game and sci-fi models painted in the style that I like the most i.e. Weathered! 

To that end I'll be concentrating on sci-fi military style vehicles from the worlds of Warhammer 40,000, Dropzone Commander, DUST and more…

While you're waiting for next weeks post you can find pictures of the models I'm most proud of in the images section.

Then, over the coming weeks I'll be showing you some of my other completed models and my work in progress for the different builds I'm engrossed in.  

To kick things off I'd like to share my latest model, the Tau Riptide from Games Workshop.

This is the first model I've painted for quite some time and I'm really happy with the result, especially having used relatively simple techniques to achieve the look I wanted.

I'll be documenting those exact techniques in future posts, but in the meantime, I hope you like the new look website and please feel free to leave any questions and comments below!