So 6thDegree wants to see more progress on my Necrons, sry.. lots of Power Armour goodness to do, especially after my Gamesday purchases (Fellblade anyone??)... This is my latest offering for my Relictors continued painting war in order to reach the goal of a completed Battle Company. I get distracted by other more 'fun' toys (darn you FW!!), however, this actually counts towards that goal. The top hatch is magnetized for either Hatch or Razorback Turret.
This is my 8th Rhino/Razorback now, but if you include all Rhino STC APC's, that's something like 15 in the Relictor motorpool.
The chevron markings are once again FW Space Marine Transfers, they seemed to go on easy this time, nothing like practice makes perfect. This is 10th Squad's ride, hence the 'X' numeral. And 5th Company again, hence the '5'.
Here is a shot of both Devastator Squad's transports, they are very similar on purpose, uniformity and all that...
And a final shot of Squad X enjoying their new ride. Just how do they all fit in there?
So Siph has his Relictors and (the little seen *hint*) Necrons, Lord Halfpenny has his Smurfs and Daemons and I have now topped 5K pts of painted Nids and have been getting the itch to look at other armies. This started about 6 months ago and it’s not that I have gone off my ‘Nids – I am just after a change and would like an armour save and some vehicles for once...
The first step was choosing an army and after spending many hours going through various pieces of fluff I narrowed it down to Chaos Space Marines; specifically Word Bearers or Iron Warriors. I had already decided this was going to be a fluffy, show piece army, so I had a look online at what other people had done when I stumbled across this army and was stunned – it is simply amazing and sold Iron Warriors to me straight away. I then picked up the Iron Warriors novels and did some background research. I really enjoyed the novels, which show the Iron Warriors as basically your typical Space Marines, except a bit more bitter, paranoid and blood thirsty – very little of this Chaos God worshipping malarkey. The fact that they have stolen a ‘Nid bio-ship and infected it with the techno-virus to transport their Titans around, was also especially cool to me.
Over the past few months I have started picking up a few spares on eBay and the paints and conversion bits I will need and then the new CSM codex dropped with its new models – sweet! It was meant to be...almost like an architect of fate had designed it all along...
Seeing as I am juggling a few projects at the moment and I really want these to turn out nicely, I have decided that I will be focusing on producing one unit a month that will fit in line with a rough 2000pts “siege-themed” army list I have in my head after reading the Iron Warrior novels (although I have no idea if it will be playable).
I will be trying to heavily convert each unit keeping in mind the “evil Space Marines” theme as opposed to “Chaos God worshipping Space Marines” – so there won’t be many spikes or tentacles. This means that I will be primarily looking at things like repositioning, weapon loadouts (I’ll be scratch building a lot of Entrenching Tools), cyborg enhancements and detailed bases. I also want this to look like a kick-ass army – so expect to see weathering effects once I have done some experimenting.
There will be the odd Daemon Engine in there (especially with the new models) – but I will be looking at these as if they are being “utilised” by the Iron Warriors as part of their siege-arsonal.
At some point in the future there will also be a significant Cultist element to the army – and after reading the Iron Warriors novels, I have some deliciously cruel ideas for how one or two of the units will be modelled and used in game...
Anyway – enough chatter, I have done a few test models to get the right Iron-effect and to get some practice painting Chevrons (I’m not a fan...but the new GW base-paints make it alot easier).
So far the Iron is painted in Vallejo Gun Metal Grey before being washed with GW Nuln Oil. It is then drybrushed in Vallejo Gun Metal Grey & Oily Steel. The trim is painted in Vallejo Red Gold (an awesome alcohol-based liquid Gold paint) and then everything is line highlighted with GW Mithril Silver. The model is then washed with GW Agrax Earthshade to tie it all together. Not the easiest of ways to paint silver...but it came out the best on the test models.
Here are a couple Chosen from the Dark Vengence kit:
I also put together a couple of CSMs from some spares I had:
I am particularly happy with the light sourcing on the Plasma Pistol (it’s my first go at lighting), the heat-staining on the Melta Gun and the scratched-up paint.
The bases are only temporary – but I think I will be going for a WW1 “trench battleground” theme to fit the fluff; so lots of mud, water, barbed wire, sandbags etc.
Anyhow – I hope you like and please let me know if you have any comments/suggestions as they will really help at this stage.
Hi all – back to stripping/re-purposing some of my 'Nids, here we have a pair of old Carnifexes.
The first is a 2nd Ed Screamer Killer (AKA Mr. Huggy) that I picked up on eBay for about £5.00 a few years back. I used to have one of these models when I used to play in 2nd Ed – so I had to get one again.
I originally converted it to be a Dakka-Fex and you might see it cropping up in a few older pics from Blog Wars 1, but since getting a newer Dakka-Fex which looks way better IMO, I thought I would pull it apart and build.paint it up as intended.
The second Carnifex here is a 4th Ed (??? Please correct me if I’m wrong – I wasn’t playing in 4th Ed) model which was another eBay steal and had some horrible Scything Talons and a rather useless Venom Cannon. Not exactly an optimal loadout.... Seeing as I wasn’t a fan, this one got stripped and took the dakka-arms from the older Carnifex. It probably wont get much play – but hey, a spare Dakkafex is never a bad thing.
I've decided to 'kill off' the pornstarjedi blogger, and return as Lord Halfpenny!
Therefore, pornstarjedi leaves us, with a 6th edition W/L ratio to Siph of 2/0 in LH favour, a Blog Wars Ratio of W0, D 2, L 4..
But why might you ask- apparently I'm getting old, and I got funny looks wearing my 'Weeman' T-shirt in my local GW from parents... also my Twitter and Xbox live ID's are lord halfpenny- thus all is under one name...
So I couldn't stare at a Warmachine post any longer ;) back to some 40K action. So Pornstarjedi is working on a ton of FW resin stuff at the moment, maybe some will even get painted (?) and also this little cool beauty... I'm rather tempted to update my Master of the Forge onto a cool jetbike ride like this! Great stuff (photo quality sucks on phone - if you want details and close ups, please ask and Pornstarjedi will have to post something)
And myself, I'm slowly working on another Relictor transport option for the last squad of the Battle Company, another Rhino for the last Devastator Squad X. Still working on the Razorback bits, plus detailing and transfers to do.
Today I am showing off my newly finished Warmachine caster; The Butcher of Khardov.
Because he has been getting painted, I haven’t had chance to start using him in games yet – but he is renowned as a bit of a beast in combat with a range of spells and Feats that make the already imposing Khador offensive line, just brutal.
I bought this model secondhand at the same time that I picked up the Great Bears and was pleased when it turned up on a custom scenic base which really makes it stand apart from the rest of my army.
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