18 Jan 2019

Legio Crucius Warbringer - WIP #3

Hi All,

Due to other commitments I've made slow progress with the Warbringer. I've dry tested the new leg armour pieces that arrived last week. These look to fit nicely in position.







These will be painted in sub sections prior to fixing into position. 

I've also spent some time working on the back vents on the rear. Again these will be painted as a sub piece, These will be pinned into place once painted.

I've also started work on the weapons- the 2 Volcano cannons before I start on the quake cannon..

Cheers LH

14 Jan 2019

Relictors Space Marine Scout Snipers w/ Camouflage - Squad #3

Hello All, thanks for checking out the blog. Here is my first set of Scouts for over 10yrs. My previous Scout Squads #1 & #2 were completed in Nov 2008 are still being used on the battlefields today, so these new additions will help out with area denial or objective holding.
For this Scout squad I continued with the theme from the first two squads with camouflage but inspired by a gaming buddy, went with a much darker scheme and camouflage which is the same colours as the terrain. I see these as sneaking around the terrain reporting the enemy dispositions and striking from the shadows with well aimed volleys of sniper rounds/blasts (Apparently the Space Marine Sniper Rifle fires a small dart made from a deadly neuro-toxin chemical. The liquid chemical is frozen into a dart or sliver within the gun before it is fired. Unerring accuracy is afforded by a low power beam of invisible laser-light which drives and guides the chemical dart to its target. If the target is armoured, the beam automatically pulses when the rifle is fired, punching a tiny hole which allows the toxic dart to penetrate).
Here is a shot of the rear of the models showing the camouflage cloaks, I like the variety the two metal sculpts add to the squad. The standing metal sculpt has had a helmet added to the waist belt. I added some colours and metals for the sake of how the miniature looks on the battlefield and for interest rather than realism, I know you would cover any metallic reflection surfaces IRL, but this is Grim Dark 40K and big white emblems on big shoulderpads, metal buckles and shiny lenses is in :)
Here are the three plastic Scouts, I've used heads from Dreamforge Games Valkir Heavy Troopers instead of the normal heads, I don't really like the Scout sculpt heads with the just-off proportions and big chins - and these are easier to do than flesh faces too so that is a win win. The middle Scout has the arms from a close combat scout, I removed the Combat Knife and the spare Sniper Rifle you get in the kit added to a Combat Shotgun arm - gives a unique and different pose.
These two are the metal Scults from about 1998, very characterful and I added a helmet to the base to link with the rest of the squad. I gave the standing one a face covered in cam-cream for a different look, I think it worked out well and gives piercing eyes.

A very enjoyable squad and a welcome addition to my Relictors. Thanks for dropping in.

Cheers, Siph. (5 painting points)

11 Jan 2019

Legio Crucius Warbringer - WIP #2

Hi All!

Another week with further progress, and a few hints with the Warbringer..

I've made progress with the legs of the titan, I checked to make sure the larger toe is at the front of the model, and also double checked which way round the foot base was- the instructions are clear, but worth double checking! I then did a couple of dry fits to see what pose would be possible.
 The final pose - with pelvis dry fitted
 I also had a delivery this week with the replacement parts 
Here is the leg shield
 
 And all 4 pieces together- originally the wrong piece was shipped- which didn't have the correct join to connect the 2 pieces together,
 For the leg piston/armour plates I wrote on them a letter to designate which piece it was- inner, outer, front, rear- the pieces are marked, but this is inside and can't be seen when the piston cover is attached.
 I also had 2 Reaver arms sent - these are about the same height as the Warbringer ones.
 Currently- the Warbringer is standing - ready for further progress!
Thanks for looking! LH

7 Jan 2019

Imperial Knights - Armiger Warglaive #2 - Consort of Legio Astorum

Hello All, Happy New Year! Thanks for checking this out. I finally finished the second Armiger Warglaive from the Forgebane box set, now a pair of fiendishly quick metallic monsters to nip at the heels of the God Engines of Mars!
A shot of the two is further down the post, but where this one differed from the first was the choice of yellow feet and flame designs on the shin armour - a common site on the Legio Astorum 'Warp Runners' of old, less so on the modern take of this ancient Legio, but I thought I'd bring some old-school cool back. Mighty Reaver Honorum has flame designs on his knee too.
A rear gubbins shot - not much to say, simple metallic job with a few garnishes. The slate on the base adds weight and is well, slate from the garden, drybrushed with Karak Stone and Ushabti Bone. You can see the white striped and the flame designs on the rear Pauldrons - common on my Legio Astorum forces, so a nice visual link.
I added heat stain effects to the barrels of the Thermal Lance and the Melta Gun, a simple four wash process, black - blue - purpe - sepia from muzzle to back.
I used the 'angry-eyebrows' head on this one, I liked the expression! The Chain Cleaver was painted the same as the first, picking out the teeth with Stormhost Silver.
From the top down you can make out the shoulder pauldron designs, flames on one with a cog design of the Mechanicum, and an Eclipse of the Legio Astorum on the other with the familiar blue/white striped design my Titans carry, the first Armiger had striped shin armour so these visually link the two again.
Here are the two together, standing proud in the livery of the Legio Astorum, yellow neck guard armour instead of the yellow head armour of the larger God Engines, the blue is Kantor Blue and looks a little darker irl, and the gold trim common on Legio Astorum machines.
And here is a shot of the Consorts of Legio Astorum ranging ahead of the Warhound Titan Canis Bellum supporting the Grey Knights in a planetary assault on Detolf II   ;)

Thanks for dropping by, Cheers, Siph. (5pts for Dreadnought sized)

3 Jan 2019

Legio Crucius - Warbringer Nemesis Titan - MONS IGNEUS - WIP #1


Hi One and All,

I hope you all had a Great Christmas- Happy New Year from the Weemen Team!

So, the first post of 2019 has to be my next project.. The Warbringer Titan!

I have already selected a name for the Titan, Mons Igneus, which is Latin for Volcano, or Fiery Mountain- which is apt for the Titan!

Like most of the early Warbringer titans from Forge World I have had a selection of missing, or wrong parts. During a call today to FW I was informed that my parts are to be shipped tomorrow, with all other kits needing the parts due to be shipped out this month. This affect around 300 models. Anything ordered after the 17th December 'should' be OK, as the missing conduit part has been addressed and added, and the new cast for the shin guard sorted.

So far I have built the 'femurs' and 'torso' of the model. I wanted to have the torso ready to dry fit on the legs/pelvis prior to fixing these into place. With this model I think i need to be careful to make sure the weight is correctly balanced on the hips.

The kit so far has gone together really well- and am looking forward to getting the model standing!

Here are some comparison pictures of the body and hips to the Reaver..

And potentially looking at head options- I am still thinking I will stick with the normal Warbringer head for this one..
Cheers for Looking! LH

31 Dec 2018

Terrain and Scenery - DIY Fuel Storage Tanks from CDROM Tower

Hi All, if you need some LOS blocking terrain and that is cheap, easy to do and blocks even Imperial Knights, then check your workplace or school for the leftover packaging from blank CD-ROM disks. They come with a central spine which you might be able to use too.
I used the transfers from the Imperial Guard Tank decals, and a bit of 3mm Hardboard / Fiberboard to base it - you'll need to base it otherwise it will flex and the paint will fall off. Firstly roughen the surface with fine sandpaper so the paint will adhere. I sprayed with chaos black on the inside as they are see-through, and then the outside with car spray (VW Tornado Red) makes a good Khorne Red. I attached the container using epoxy resin. I added a drop of waterd down old Citadel Chestnut Ink as grime streaks, Agrax will do fine.
The only piece I used from my bits box was an old SM Vehicle hatch on top, and the next WIP tanks have an additional spare ladder from the new terrain kits (an off cut from a Titan Weapon conversion). Here you can see the hardboard / fiberboard.
You can embellish the base however you like, an earlier set I did HERE in 20102, I used barrels and sprue offcuts and Rhno doors for a barricade, and some plastic plumbing bends for pipework.
Size wise it is perfect to hide Imperial Knights. And this cost pennies, the car spray being the only purchase if you haven't any suitable sprays - but that I had from the previous tanks in 2012, still fine.

Hopefully this gives someone an idea and helps them out, for me, its more easy terrain.

Have a great New Hobby Year!

HAPPY 019 M3 !!

Cheers, thanks for dropping in. Siph. (Terrain = 5 painting points)

28 Dec 2018

Legio Crucius Warhound Titan - WIP #4 - Further Progress

Hi All,

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas!

Blackstrider, the Warhound of Legio Crucius is up, and virtually done, all remaining is 2 drybushs over the gold edges, and a few details/tidy up on the armour panels to have the model finished. I also will probably add a white portion on to the right side of the carapace to add the legio symbol onto.
The Warhound will need the magnets adding to the shoulder caps to fit on to the converted shoulders. The wargear had to be 2x Twin Turbo Lasers..
I will be doing a bulk weathering over the warhound, along with the Reaver and other warhound so that there is uniformity of the weathering across the 3.
Thanks for looking! Cheers DH

25 Dec 2018

Glorious Emperor's Ascension Day / Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays

A very Merry Christmas and a hobby filled New Year to you all, whatever you celebrate - hokey religions or the cold hard Imperial Truth ;)   from us three not so wise men at WeeMen

Cheers! Siph, Lord Halfpenny and the very elusive 6thDegree  ;)

Scroll down for more hobbyist Christmas themed pictures...
(Santa Claws by https://www.reddit.com/user/jojothepirate87)

(Zanta Klawz by https://www.reddit.com/user/Mackelroy_aka_Stitch)
(Image by GW, altered by GregorytheImpaler)

(Image from eldritchepistles - check it out, old school cool collectors blog)

21 Dec 2018

Legio Crucius Warhound Titan - WIP #3 - Progress

Hi All,

Thanks for stopping by.

Hot on the heels of the completion of 'Wolfshead' Warhound, I'm making steady progress with 'Blackstrider'.
The Titan is complete, with armour plates painted- with just details needed to complete. I am also at the stage of waiting for the delivery of some new LED lights for the Head of the titan - the head has been prepared ready for the cables.
The Armour plates share similar stripes as my other titans, and also shares a link with having 4 armour plates painted with a metallic red to link them together. I really like the look of having one side completed black coloured, and the other white/black hazard stripes.
I need to detail the warhound, and add heat tones to the weapons, which is on my to do list before the end of the year. Hopefully Blackstrider will be complete to end the year.

Thanks for Looking! LH

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