Christmas Day has been and gone, but the turkey sandwiches and after dinner mints still remain. As does a huge pile of new Citadel miniatures for me to build and paint. If you haven't done so already, make sure you check out what the staff at your local Games Workshop Hobby Centre are up to between now and the New Year, as they will almost certainly be running events to help you make the most of your new miniatures, whether it's by running painting and modelling workshops, or huge, action-packed mega-battles.
As promised earlier in the week, today is all about Forge World as they've got some great new products out, including the Voss Pattern Lightning Strike Fighter, the infamous Justaerin Terminators from the Sons of Horus Legion, a couple of weapon sets and a sheet of brass etch icons and insignia for the Emperor's Children.
Matt Murphy-Kane, Forge World's painter, has done a superb job on these new miniatures, particularly the filthy air intakes and dirt streaks on the Lightning, while the Justaerin Terminators are resplendent in their distinctive black armour. You can find out more about these new kits and advance order them from the Forge World website.
Our Forge World-related hobby for the day comes in the form of two of their most popular kits over the last few months - the Primarch Angron and the Contemptor Dreadnought. This rendition of Angron was painted by Kim Nordström, who's given him a suitably gritty, gore-stained visage. Kim used a lot of Shades when painting Angron, which helps give the miniature its distinctive brooding colour scheme.
To complement the imposing darkness of Angron, Kim has painted the fallen Legionnaires around him in brighter colours. The final touch was to cover everything in a layer of splattered gore, from the chainaxes in Angron's fists to his shoulder pads, his leg armour and the bodies littered around him.
Gareth Etherington seems to have painted something of everything recently, including this very shiny Grey Knight Contemptor Dreadnought (complete with snowy, winter-themed base). Gareth has built the model almost straight from the box, the only addition being a few plastic shields from the Dreadknight kit. The shimmering armour was painted using a mix of Runefang Steel and Guilliman Blue highlighted up to pure Runefang Steel.