24 Dec 2009

WIP 40K Objective Marker

A simple and effective objective marker (if you happen to have a spare copy of Space Hulk!). I didn't think a Terminator Marine would be sitting on a throne in the middle of a battlefield, so I added a few chopped down sections of Cities of Death sprues and voila. A throne in a ruined building.

To make it more themed, I will be removing the pauldron, wrist and torso blood drops and the pauldron chalice's. I will leave the Chalice on the leg greave and power fist as a high ranking officer's decorations. He will then be painted up as Relictor or Fire Claws, the originator Chapter for the Relictors (See Fluff here). This will fit in with the Relictors continuing mission to gain artefacts and relics nicely. Now... just have to find some Rogue Trader Fire Claws pictures...

22 Dec 2009

WIP Relictors Assault Squad II

So, I took these chaps to work abroad, but didn't get anywhere near finished! (work hard for a living). As you can see from the side bar project list, I still have 12 to do, these 10 plus the remaining 2 from the first squad.

This is the 2nd squad for the Relictors, but I was going for a much darker moody look than the last squad found here. The exhausts for the jump-packs will be black, the swords black and the sergeant will be the Serg Cullen FW model with chaos head and powerfist/combat shield combo.
The heads are from the Chaos Vehicle accessory sprue and some other chaos sprue which I must of had in my bitz box. Very skull like and very Relictor imho. However, I didn't want them to be bone colour as that denotes Veteran status in my army - so a cold steel colour won.

Will keep me busy over the next month, along with the EFTC. What d'you think?

13 Dec 2009

Nearly Home

Well fellow Bloggers, Pornstarjedi has just returned from a holiday to the Middle East so should be back blogging soon...

Siph is still at work on a ship, but alongside in Gibraltar and coming home next week for a month of Weemen projects to continue with. The progress on the Assault Squad I've taken with me has been slow but sure. Can't wait to get back and continue with the Emperor's Fist Tank Company - and a little bird tells me that the Warhound Canis Bellum will have some friends to play with soon.

Pornstarjedi has been doing some work on his Reaver for the Steel Legion and the replacement parts for my Reaver (carapace were leaking resin juice) have arrived at home - I'll know for sure when I get back.

We wish you all a Merry Holiday / Christmas Season.

10 Nov 2009

Relictors Assault Squad progress

Well I first painted 5 of these guys at the very begining of my painting times. They were something like the 3rd-8th-ish models I painted - however after many games against Pornstarjedi and his Ultramarines, I saw that 5 just weren't cutting it anymore, even with the Assault Chaplain attached - the guys literally acted as chaff for the Chaplain.

So in order to address this, I have been busy painting another 5 to match and complete the squad. I want ten man squads as these give me options to field - plasma pistols, flamer, 8,9,or 10 depending on spare points etc. but mostly because I am still working toward getting a full Battle Company of Relictors done.
You might have noted from the Siph's Project List in the sidebar I still have a number of Assault Marines and 2 full Squads of Devastators to do, plus transports, HQ, etc. The good thing is that the Tactical Squads are all finished (with the exception of a single Rhino), 60 battle brothers and 5 Rhinos, 1 drop pod instead.

I am back at work at the moment so unable to blog as usual, this is a scheduled post coming at you whilst I am away. Hopefully Pornstarjedi is keeping Weemen afloat until my return. I have packed a 10 man Assault Squad to try to do whilst I am away - hopefully I'll at least be able to do the basecoats or something before I need supplies or something I'd forgotten to pack. We'll wait and see around Christmas when I plan to get home...

30 Oct 2009

Vraks PDF - Leman Russ Company Project cont.

Well, I've got the base coat and camouflage done on these beauties before I have had to return to work abroad (until just before Christmas!). This post was a scheduled post to keep Weemen ticking over so hopefully you are now reading it whilst I'm getting frakked at work by the training staff playing wargames for real!
The Company Command TankTank Squadron One - Thick Striped Camo PatternTank Squadron Two - Star Camo Pattern
Tank Squadron Three - Tiger Stripe Camo Pattern
These will now remain in situ until my return. I have yet to do a Devlan Mud wash and then detailing and highlighting. The tracks will get fitted once all the work is done leaving just weathering once it is all put together.

This is a huge project with ten of the beasts to get finished but I am glad it has now got up and running (crawling) after about a year in the partially built stage. One Emperor's Fist Tank Company on it's way for Christmas! Maybe that big pile of yet to do boxes will finally start to go down too.

Once back I will try to set up a production line type of affair doing each stage before moving on to the next, hopefully that will then assure an overall similar appearance.

3 Oct 2009

Relictors Assault Termi Sgt - Space Hulk Mod

So I got distracted from painting some Assault Marines and knew the minute I saw pictures of this chap that he would end up as an Assault Terminator Sergeant. My Original squad of Assault Termies all have Thunderhammers and Storm Shields for survivability, but a squad of Lightning Claws don't do too badly and can get more hits in (two CC, re-roll wound) - this I have seen against me (Cheers Pornstarjedi's Ultramarines!) so this minor modification had to be done with my 'Spare' set of Space Hulk.I filed off 9 (yes 9!) blood teardrops and one chalice and had to cover two of the blood teardrops with minor skulls as they are amongst the chains at his waist and couldn't be removed entirely. The larger skull covers where a chalice was. I thought I'd keep the last two drops at his sides, can't hurt can it. The winged drops on the leg and both claws will now just be Aquila's. Each shoulder pauldron had 2 teardrops, these were the easiest to remove. I used GW's razor saw to cut off the base.

I might greenstuff over the battle damage on the chest and left fist, but he is a veteran so it may stay. Comments please? Cheers all.

2 Oct 2009

Relictors Chaplain

Never fear, although I've received very large reinforcements in the shape of Canis Bellum, my Relictors are never far away, albeit seeming a lot smaller now.

This is my second Relictors Chaplain, the first was an Assault Chaplain, here. This one I envisage dropping in with a squad in a Drop Pod or such like. Nice sting in the tail with Digital Weapons for a re-roll to wound in CC and Liturgies of Battle for him and the squad a re-roll to hit in the turn they assault.
I used a Chaos SM arm for the plasma pistol and used the pistol from the SM Commander boxset. The skull Shoulder Pad came from the Chaos Marauders Boxset I believe. The standard backpack has black thermal vents with suitably ornate gold rims.

30 Sep 2009

Imperial Warhound Canis Bellum - Legio Astorum

Well here he is, Canis Bellum (War Dog/Hound) of the Legio Astorum (Warprunners) in all his glory. The first two shots are from the artist sent to me. The others are at home with the IG and Relictors. As you can see the tree didn't survive the post but everything else was repaired and back to full working order.
The striped Shin Armour is to match the shoulder armour of Reaver Titan Honorum (from IA Vraks) as that is how it will be painted up. Ron is doing his banner for me.
The artist / painter is Richard Gray from Richard Gray Creations and his Warseer Log can be found here. He is a top line artist as you can see and a fabulous guy to work with, very trustworthy and great communications ensured I got what I wanted, after all, in his words "it is your titan". He is open for Commissions if anyone wants a similar project done, Armies, Titans, Super Heavies etc. Drop him a line.

29 Sep 2009

UK GamesDay 09

Me and Pornstarjedi are just back from UK Gamesday 09 at the NEC in Birmingham. Pornstar took some pictures and we both had a drunken weekend followed by a hangover morning in the queues to get in. Luckily we both felt rather better once a few purchases were under our belts...
 Inquisitor and John Blanche

There were several displays of the new Space Wolves, below is the 3-1 size marines.
Turn out was as big as last year judging by the queues and crowds around the Forgeworld stall and dining halls! There looked to be fewer gaming tables and dioramas than last year but that may have been because the were more spread out in the bigger halls.
Above is one of my favourite displays, an entire 1st company all with drop pods! -wow! (Jedi)

Forgeworld had several displays, both Imperial and Chaos Reavers were on show. The Chaos monster looks amazing- (Will - if you read this blog AWESOME JOB!!)

Daren Parwood from FW was at hand to tell us about his WIP potential Space Marine Assault Boat, a kind of smaller Thunderhawk type craft, a "Valkyrie for the Marines", ahead of the future Imperial Armour book featuring the Raven Guard. Will Hayes didn't rule out eventually doing a Warlord Titan, but firstly other races needed their 'Reaver and Warhound' class warmachines - this concurred with our last year's discussion reference the Chaos Reaver - now out. Necron and Dark Eldar players will have to wait for GW to release Codexes before you get new FW toys.There was a magnificent Space Wolf and Tyranid Diorama, stunning and big! Rumours abound were comfirmed reference the Tyranids new Codex out in January - I wouldn't be suprised if the forthcoming Ultramarine feature was to include them...
That final bombshell was a flyer given out to the crowds reference the Ultramarines Movie - a supposed 70min CGI film planned for the near future... sign up at http://www.ultramarinesthemovie.com/ for updates.

On a positive note, we both remarked that "Recession, what Recession?!" Good news for our hobby - everyone was as usual buying tonnes and sales looked good - ran out of Stormwind Drop Pods and Demolisher Tanks that I planned to buy! But picked up some Space Wolves I'm planning to use some of the bearded heads and few Relictor skull like pieces - the rest I've put on ebay for some Space Puppy fanboy to snap up. We have two Space Hulk sets each now - Pornstar dropped mine off at the weekend and we both spent far too much money again... oh well!

Warhound Titan WIP Pictures

These are some of the photo updates I was sent during the Warhound's construction. At every stage I was consulted about the details. I sent a colour spread from the Vraks IA book to show what sort of colour scheme I wanted and he took it from there. I'll let the pictures do the talking...I think you would agree, that is an awesome good job done on the details. Next Warhound post will be the finished article in all his glory and details about the artist if you now feel the need to get a similar project up and away. The base matches my Guard and Relictors perfectly and I have just got to sort out a few issues which happened in transit (Special Delivery, Fragile and insured but still it looks like it was treated as a football by our loving post office) and then post pics. Now where are those toes!?...

Something BIG is coming...

An early WIP Update Shot

Okay, the cat (or hound) is out of the bag... I haven't been around much due to work commitments but that does mean I'm not short on hobby cash. So, in true cop out fashion - I commissioned someone else to do a Warhound for me at a reasonable price I might add. Firstly in my defence I must point out that I saw this guy's work on his website and CMON and knew I wouldn't be able to give my Warhound the justice it would now deserve at this stage of my hobby painting skill development, an expensive FW resin boy like this is not one to experiment on, and secondly - ah blow it, I don't care - this is frakkin' awesome. It is due to arrive from the mail today so once I've picked myself off the floor I'll post some pics and steer anyone else out there with more cash than time, or if you want a Golden Daemon standard centrepiece, to his website and Warseer thread.

Pornstarjedi is going to have his Reaver done by Christmas, in time for when I am next back from work! Boo Hoo.

25 Sep 2009

Imperial Guard - Vraks PDF Leman Russ Update

Just a quick update. Basecoated the first tank in it's Camouflage pattern. This is a Company Command Tank hence the Hull Lascannon rather than a Heavy Bolter for the other Squadron Command Tanks, Searchlight, Track Guards, aerials for Improved Comms and he'll also get a Dozer Blade. 7 tanks primed and Red, 3 to go and 9 to 'Beige up'.

Question is - do I keep the dozer blade bare metal or just paint trims of it Camo, or whole blade Camo? And the Hull and Sponson weapons main bodies - Camo or not? What do you guys think?

24 Sep 2009

Imperial Guard - Vraks PDF Leman Russ Project

So I have finally started to apply some paint to the Emperor's Fist Tank Company I assembled last year. They have sat patiently in the cupboard waiting for some spray paint. The plan is to spray them with Primer, then Red, then mask off some of the areas then spray Beige to create a camouflage effect, then wash and finally highlight and detailing - the same process i did for the Hellhound and that came out okay.

These will form the armoured wing of the Vraks Planetary Defence Force I've started to support the DKK forces eventually. I have already posted the first squad and the hellhound in the same red and beige livery.

This will take some time due to being away at work abroad for 11 weeks out of every 15 but hey it pays the mortgage!
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