Painting The Armiger Warglaive

This is really an “accidental” project. I’d built and primed it a while back, and set it aside for future use in case I needed a quick model ready to go. At the time I did the assembly and priming, I was very concerned about me trying to be the whole “YouTube Creator” nonsense, and satisfying the algorithm. So it was imperative to have models ready, and schedules arranged in orderly Google Sheets, and trying to keep up with trends and projects.

And it all became very un-fun.

So I started backing away from all that, and trying to just get back to doing what I want, when I want to, for my own reasons.

And to stop trying to be something that I’m not.

I suppose it could be called sour grapes. But I don’t see it that way. (Whatever helps you sleep at night, right Jon?) You step up to the plate, you take your shot. After a few swings and misses, you sit down.

Now, I’m not stopping making videos. But I’m finally admitting the reality that just like building models, it’s a hobby for me. Not a job. Nothing to lose sleep over. I’m never going to be the “here’s my video announcing I’m a full time creator” guy.

Would it be nice? I’d like to think it would. But I’m also old enough to know not everything is always as it seems. And that grass on the other side often has weeds and other nasties hiding underneath. (Whatever helps you sleep at night Jon…)

I am what I am. (Not Popeye…) I’m just a grumpy, gray-haired, long beard old fart that likes playing with plastic toys. And for some reason makes videos about it.

And I had a lot of fun with this Armiger. For me, it ranks right up there with Tamiya’s 1/48 Mk. I Spitfire and Bandai’s TIE Fighters as The Best Kits Ever. At least for me… your mileage may vary.

It’s actually the third one I’ve built. It all started when I first saw Duncan Rhodes old GW video about the same model. This was back before he started his own painting academy. Back when GW showed faces and credited creators. 😗

So I built a variant of the Armiger called a Helverin. I had so much fun with it I later did a Patreon Exclusive Series about another Helverin.

And don’t be surprised if another one shows up at some point in the future. After all, I built 84 Spitfires back when I was doing aircraft. Four Armigers is hardly excessive. 😉

Colors Used

Citadel Paints

  • Balthasar Gold
  • Mephiston Red
  • Averland Sunset
  • Mechanicus Standard Gray
  • Ushabti Bone
  • Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Wild Rider Red
  • Kantor Blue
  • Ahriman Blue
  • Lothern Blue
  • Incubi Darkness
  • Warpstone Glow
  • Moot Green

Two Thin Coats Paints

  • Sir Coates Silver
  • Mythril Blade

Citadel Shade

  • Nuln Oil
  • Targor Rageshade

Vallejo Model Color

  • Black Gray
  • Cold White

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