Just a quick post to show you the current status of my Master of the Forge on a Jet Bike, with an under slung Conversion Beamer! Siph loves this conversion - his on a 'normal' bike was found here.
I've only just started applying paint, thus is only the first few coats - details and highlights will be added in due course.
I've opted for the normal 'Red' for the Master of the Forge Techmarine's armour, with the jet bike retaining the Ultramarine blue for the chapter colours, with the eagle Aquila and 'wings' being white, and hopefully once finished will have a slight 'blue' wash colour to them in the recesses.
Hi folks, due to professional exams, progress has been very slow recently. But, all study and no weemen makes a dull day, so I have been working on a Forgewolrd Heavy Bolter Rapier Gun Carriage and crew.
Lord Halfpenny, 6thDegree and I work on a FW models are acceptable rule for our 40K, so the rule of cool works here, 4 Heavy Bolters would have been awesome, (Hvy 12) but alas not even 2 twin linked (Hvy 6 TL) made it through the ruleset. A meagre random 4 TL shots ?? Rubbish, but the low points cost (can't print for IP reasons but the same as a Rhino with Dozer Blade) make it a viable Elite slot if used in conjunction with some more Rapier Laser Destroyer or Thudd Gun platforms. Hell, I just love the blunt raw 4 muzzle look - rule of cool.
What do you think? Do you field models because you love the look of them, regardless of how good they perform? Thanks for dropping by.
It is a Kickstarter making wargaming accessories or more aptly "Toys for your Toys". I've starting getting into Kickstarter recently (specifically the Zombicide 2 and Jonathan Coulton graphic novel) and it's a bit addictive.
This one in particular jumped out at me because its from the UK, has quite a lot of stuff for your money on the Pledges and its something I can actually use.
I suggest you take a peek - the mobile weapon platforms look pretty cool and I love me some modular weapons.
I often look at the GW FlickR pool when checking out the WD Daily section of the GW site, well, I finally got around to uploading some of my finished Relictors to the pool and was rewarded to see them up on the site this morning. Hopefully more mini fans will get to see them and draw some inspiration.
Just type "Relictors" into the FlickR search and lots of my pics pop up, making the Relictor Pool of images about ten times the size it was yesterday lol. This post is purely to point it out and treat you with some eye candy as painting progress between the three of us here is slow at the mo. (Well, Lord Halfpenny is slow at blogging his!)
I thought I'd lighten the mood with all this doom and gloom surrounding the GW zealous and harsh dealings (albeit somewhat justified IMHO when dealing with IP and Copyright issues - I don't wish to enter a debate about) with fan sites such as Faeit212 blog and BoLs having 'technical' probs, and jolly well cheer us up. I've decorated my Bathroom to match the colour scheme of my Imperial Guard Vraks PDF. Just don't tell the girlfriend!.... ... "Yes Dear, it matches the towels" hee hee hee ;)
###EDIT: BoLS back up and running! Good to see. ###
Here is my latest offering at long last, they have taken longer than expected, but the sheer amount of little details on these guys slowed me down, I know, even slower than normal! I'm not the fastest painter in the world by far.
These are a great kit, plenty of additional details, that said, I've only used a few on each, these are my light reconnaissance squad, the other squad will be made of the old metal scout miniatures and some 'normal' SM bikes loaded up with plenty of saddlebags, fuel cans etc etc. They are WYSIWYG so I had to add Shotgun Holters to all the bikes - but the rules are 2 shot Assault, the TL Bolters are Rapid Fire and bikes are relentless? So, why bother with Shotguns?
The Shotgun wielding scout above has an empty bike holster, because he's holding his shotgun! The bikes have plenty of screens, buttons, weapon options (TL Bolters or Astartes Grenade Launchers), bandoliers of Grenades, ropes, Shotgun shells, roll mats (I've painted to match the Camo Cloaks on my previous Scout Squads seen here).
The Biker Helmets are from Pig Iron, and are their Heavy Infantry Heads. These two bikers show the Astartes Grenade Launchers - who is not to like Rapid Fire Frag and Krak out to 12/24in?
Finally, the Sergeant, he wears a Respirator head from the Scout Biker kits, echoing the other Scout Squads on foot, they have SM Respirator Heads. He also has a grenade and rope at his waist and a FW combi-flamer for a nice template weapon before the charge...
Hi all – today I am showing off my newly finished Chaos Lord
for my Iron Warriors.
It is another model from Hi-Tech Miniatures
and is obviously
a Perturabo counts-as (the model is actually called Proturbo...) and I
using him as my primary Lord until Forgeworld get around to making a
model for the Heresy series. He would also probably be suitable as a
counts-as Abaddon if I were ever to play in a tournament that required
special characters.... ;)
The model is a bit of a beast – he is a good size larger
than a Terminator, but given his Primarch/Lordly status, still fits nicely in
The model isn’t packed with as many details as the
Obliterator counts-as models from Hi-Tech, but is still a nice sculpt. I guess
my only criticism is that the cape is very static and lifeless on the reverse.
To help it fit in to the utilitarian theme of the army, I
tried to keep the painting toned down (I would have liked to go a little crazy
on my primary HQ model – but it wouldn’t fit in with the rest of the army) and
just focused on the features around the models head as a central focus.
The model comes with a scenic base – which is nice, but
stands him an inch even higher...seeing as I am going to be using him in games
and would like a cover save every now and then, I magnetised the scenic base
and also knocked together a simple GW base for him to swap out to.
I feel like the army is really coming together now and the
1850pts list I have had in my head since last year is now only missing two
models to be complete (hint – they both fly and are the bane of most MEQ
Hi everyone. Todays’ offering is my Iron Warriors Terminator
squad. These guys have been on my mind for a while – I knew I wanted some
Termis, but the CSM ones just didn’t fit with the image of my army in my head (they
are too spiky/skull-y...). Really, there was only one option – go pre-Heresy!!!
Not only do they fit into my army aesthetically, but also fit the fluff in my
head that the best-of-the-best of the army are veterans from the Heresy era
(like my Havocs).
After hunting through Forgeworld's Terminator offerings, I
decided on the Cataphractii Termis, as their armour has no Imperial sigils that
would need to be removed and they compliment nicely with my MkIII armoured
marines. Obviously they also needed the Cataphractii Power Fist set and I picked
up the Cataphractii Special Weapons set for the twin-Autocannon (Reaper),
modular combi-bolters (why aren’t they all like this???) and the few other bits
that I will no doubt be able to use elsewhere. Trust me – these Termis were not
cheap, so I am expecting a significant payoff from my investment...lol.
I did experiment with press-moulding the IW symbol from the
IW shoulder-pads onto the Cataphractii shoulder pads, but their staggered build
meant there wasn’t enough room.
I went with pretty straightforward Termi loadouts – I think
I will be deepstriking them a lot in my current army, so there is a Reaper
Autocannon, combi-Plasma and combi-Melta in there for shooting punishment on
the turn they arrive. The Champion has a Lightning Claw for challenges and not
having to swing last (I am hoping it will be enough to kill some Space Marines
and force failed saves on Termis) and the rest have Power Fists and Chain Fists
for heavy lifting.
The models were painted up the same way as the rest of the
army and I went for red tassely bits to match the red robes/capes that are on a
few of my other models. They don't look particularly Iron Warrior-y on their
own, but when mixed in with the rest of the army they fit in nicely.
I love these models (although they aren’t the easiest to
build – for some reason they just didn’t want to stick together with my normal
superglue, so ended up being entirely pinned) and didn’t want to do much
conversion to them; in the end the only thing I did was swap out one of the Termi
heads for one of my 3rd party ones with a metal-skull face plate,
which helps Chaos-y them up a little.
Here is a mini-project I have been working on for my Iron
Warriors (I say mini-project, although its actually a key component of my
current army build) – an Aegis Defence Line.
The conversion from Imperial to Chaos was pretty easy to do
– using a rectangular scalpel blade, with the edge on the end, I was able to
chisel/scrape off the Imperial Aquila's and then stippled on some liquid GS to
add some texture back to the surface of the walls.
I then just used bits from the Chaos Vehicle Sprue (that I
didn’t use on my latest Rhino), made some sandbags (rolls of GS that are then
pressed slightly flat with a tea towel to add texture and cut to the right
size) and some barbed wire (from Army Painter I believe), to make them more
Whilst I am not using the typical Chaos spikes/skulls on my
Iron Warriors – I think they fit perfectly on the Aegis.
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