7 Aug 2020

Deathwatch - Primaris Intercessors

Hello one and all,

Another week sees the completion of a further five Deathwatch Primaris Space Marine Intercessors. These are done exactly the same style as previous Primaris Marines.
The Black Shield has, as mentioned last week, a different coloured Bolt Rifle, my vision here was that he was given this weapon as an award for previous campaigns. The Codex mentioned the "Primarch's Wrath" Bolt Rifle. Could this be the fabled weapon?

The other Primaris Marines have had all details picked as I did before. With highlights added to the arm, and various chapter icons detailed.
The helmet lenses have had a slight blue OSL 'glow' added.

Really happy with the result for these five Primaris Intercessors for my growing Deathwatch Space Marine army.

Cheers, Lord Halfpenny (5pts)

5 Aug 2020

Imperial Guard - Caliban Jaegers by Dark Canon - Pt.2

Hello All, thanks for dropping by, the second part of a guest post today from my mate Dark Canon, yes he is a fluffy player and treadhead as well as a Dark Angels player, hence the natural name Dark Canon.  Here we see the Heavy Armour part of the force, I'm told many more Artillery and Tanks will be on the way soon.
Russes, a Hellhound (I expect a few more soon!), Wyvern, Chimera and a magnetised Plasma Tank Commander. He is working on two more Basilisks at the moment.
The fabulous Death Korps of Kreig Deathriders, stand in as Rough Riders until GW produce some more up to date Astra Militarum kits... or as Deathriders detachment, they wear the same Blue Trench Coats as the DKoK Ogryns.
Who doesn't like massed Infantry Platoons, great stuff - I love Guard armies with lots of troopers.
Ah my nemesis, Bullgryns and in the rear lots of converted Ogryns (Posted HERE).
And the Command elements and Officio Assassinorum operatives - I see a Master of Signals and Fleet Officer in the painting queue...

Thanks to Dark Canon for sharing his progress with us at WeeMen. It's nice to see some other armies than mine or Lord Halfpenny's occasionally.

Cheers, Siph.

3 Aug 2020

Legio Astorum - Reaver Titan No.2 - WIP #4 - Head

Hello Titanseers, and all, welcome, thanks for dropping by. The Reaver build continues, whilst the Rites of Construction continue with the main torso and legs, more of that in the next post - so the time whilst JB Weld epoxy resin and clamps were setting and drying, I used the time wisely to progress some of the painting detail work and the fiddly bits.
I love all the details - they bring the models alive, so the Command Deck within the Head Unit is packed full of dials and details. I painted the approaching enemy Titan on the viewscreen with a warning triangle, I can imagine klaxons alarming!
The Head Unit is one piece with four hoses, I roughened the surfaces to glue and applied superglue to these as no structural weight is on these hoses. Epoxy Resin bonder is a bit over the top for hoses. The lenses were painted Stormhost Silver and then FW Clear Paints applied over them. These are deliberately bright as once the armoured cowling and Plexiglass is in place, they need to stand out.
My other Reaver has a crew in royal purple, so I continued the theme with this crew, Shyish Purple Contrast over Ulthuan Grey. The trousers were Ushabti Bone washed with Sepia. The skin Cadian Fleshtone and Reikland Fleshshade.
The seat cushions were given a coat of Khorne Red washed Nuln Oil, and the Eagle Aquila Ulthuan Grey washed with blue glaze.
The Princeps in his Command Throne awaiting the Moderati!
The crew now manned their Stations and ready for battle (once their Engine is completed).
A lot of work inside the head, however I will rarely actually get to see it but I know its done, just like the inside of the Torso.
The Head Armoured Cowling, with Plexiglass eye lenses, these were a tricky beast to cut and shape, however I finally sealed them in place and clamped whilst the PVA glue dried. I used spot drops of Super Glue but the predominant glue was PVA to prevent any gassing off and frosting.
The yellow was Army Painter Demonic Yellow over a white undercoat. Then 4 coats of FW Sigsmund Clear Yellow and in the recesses some Averland Sunset over the Demonic Yellow, giving more depth.
The trim was Vallejo Brass and washed Reikland Fleshshade, I lined the gold with a thin line of Black Ink to give definition.
The Princeps and Moderati of Legio Astorum Reaver Titan are ready to Walk! (Just need the Titan now...) Some great progress made and I am continuing with the main body - Heraldry and a Name for this Engine next!

Cheers, Siph.

31 Jul 2020

Warbringer Nemesis Titan - Carapace Belicosa Volcano Cannon - WIP

Hello one and all,

Just a quick WIP update with regards a project I am working on for my Warbringer - a Belicosa Carapace weapon.
I've taken the Belicosa Volcano Cannon from the Warlord Titan kit, and converted it to sit in the weapon carriage for the Warbringer Nemesis Titan. I've had a bespoke armour panel made by Goddenzilla to sit over the top portion of the gun. I've then added sensors and sights plus a nuclear alarm to the weapon.
The rear section will have cables added to merge into the power supply, and then into the plasma generators that will sit at the back of the titan.
Hopefully will have more progress next week.

Cheers, Lord Halfpenny.

27 Jul 2020

Relictors Chapter Rogue Trader Era Librarians

Hello All, thanks for dropping by. This week's painting offerings come in the form of a couple of Rogue Trader Librarians I purchased back in 7th with the intention of making a Librarius Conclave Formation - however with the passage of 8th and now 9th, the Formations nonsense has dissipated and I'm pleased I no longer face Skyhammer Annihilation Forces!
From the job lot of Sternguard Veterans I bought, I had a spare number of resin books for the backpacks, ideal for Librarians! I love the pose of both these Rogue Trader sculpts and its good to see the design cues of Power Weapons and Aegis Hoods back in the day. I added an oversized Terminator pad to the left pauldron to give a more gladiatorial look, and bulk out the smaller figure a little.
Here you can see the near comical oversized pad, love it! The mini also got a modern power pack and a 32mm base so he can sit comfortably alongside the later sculpts.
I painted the blade with Contrast Shyish Purples and highlighted the lightning with a little Magos Flesh and Ulthuan Grey. I love his snub nose, whats like a proto-MKVII helmet.
The second Rogue Trader Librarian has a more standard MKVI Corvus 'Beakie' helmet and I painted the Force Sword with a coat of Magos Purple Contrast over a Ulthuan Grey basecoat giving an awesome mirrored blade look!
This Librarian received one of the spare Veterans Power Packs with the flaming braziers, looks cool on a character model. I painted his pauldron Relictors colors and also his right kneepad in 4th Company colours - he will lead my 4th Company Command Squad - in the background, Relictors Chapter has quite a few Librarians in their Command Structure, owning to the fact that they try to use and understand Chaos to fight Chaos - using Daemon Weapons and other such relics - the reasons they were until the Indomitus Crusade deemed Excommunicate Traitorous. Well that's my take on their fluff. (You can read the Fluff HERE).
I love the effect the Contrast had on the blade, akin to wet blending but achieved in seconds. The bone and parchment has also been given a coat of Skeleton Horde Contrast too.
There you have it, two old school fine additions to the Relictors Battle Companies, and addressing the lack of Librarians I have, now 5 plus Tigurius. I have a Bike Librarian, and another Power Armour and Terminator Armour Librarian to complete their Conclave - before I start adding Primaris Brother Librarians...

Cheers all, thanks for reading this far. Siph (20pts)

24 Jul 2020

Deathwatch - Intercessors - WIP

Hello one and all!

A quick WIP post for 5 further Primaris Intercessors for my growing Deathwatch force. These are from a range of Space Marine Chapters, including the Salamanders, so I've had the opportunity to work on my different skin tones, and a Black Shield.
These have had the same scheme as the other Primaris Marines, just with the different should pad Chapter colours. Details are left to pick out.

The Black Shield, the first 'lost Primaris' is a part of the Deathwatch lore I love. What is the background to the marine, which Chapter, what happened? etc. The background of course is unknown and will forever be a mystery...
...However there are some clues, the golden Bolt Rifle, could this be a fabled weapon 'Primarch's Wrath' gifted to the Primaris during the Indomitus Crusade? Could he perhaps be one of the first 'first born' marines to undergo the process to cross the Primaris Rubicon, and regret it? Maybe a Primaris Captain who sent 'first born' marines into the battle ahead of the Primaris marines to take the initial hit from the enemy? The stories are endless...
Thanks for stopping by! Cheers, Lord Halfpenny.

20 Jul 2020

Legio Astorum - Warhound Titan - Lupus Regent Walks for Astorum!

Hello Titan fans and readers all, I have completed my 5th Titan, Warhound "Lupus Regent" of Legio Astorum Walks! And a fine hunting Scout Titan she is too.
Those seeing my previous posts will have seen this was a transferred Engine from Legio Sargasso to Legio Astorum. I did a lot of work to the paintjob, but the rather excellent pose was all Princeps Damiem. I just added a base to give more stability and tie both legs together to form a strong triangle of support.
I re-did the Plasma Coils to match those of my first Warhound "Canis Bellum", with pulses rather than a full glow, the blues used are the same as my Warlord Sunfury Plasma tutorial (HERE). The banner (by Drake Seta) was the same as the other hounds, I just painted over the name tally and added that with Micron Pen.
The head was based on the same fade from orange to yellow as the other hounds, however brushwork rather than super smooth airbrush (by Richard Gray) and I am rather pleased with the look. The bronze of the Plasma Blastgun was aged using Nihilakh Oxide Technical Paint.
The Shin Armour was swapped over between legs as my 'Hounds have an Aquila on the left leg. The Legio Sargasso icons were removed on the right Armour and the Carapace received its Legio Astorum markings. I also added rubber cables from the rear of the armaments to the carapace, rubber skipping rope was used and it is the same thickness as FW resin cables, but much more flexible! They are glued and pinned into the weapons but just slot into the carapace hose housings so they can be swapped out.
I added heat staining to the Turbolaser Destructor barrels and lightened the centre of the barrels akin to the other 'Hounds. I also re-did the trim throughout to match Warlord Dominus Victoria and attached the caps on top of the shoulders with magnets to securely hide the nut and bolt assembly.
The base was made using 5mm MDF, and sand and PVA applied with a few slate chips. The wrecked Spartan track unit was repainted Iron Warriors with chevrons and weathered and aged. The reverse of the banner shows the Titan Owners Club sigil.
I added some small details like camera lenses in the groin (for seeing enemies around its feet) and some indicator lights/lenses on the rear of the hips and carapace. All the pistons were painted Stormhost Silver and weathered using Chesnut Ink where the grime would collect. I also added black soot marks on the vent screens.
The swapped shin armour had the Titan's name written on it, and you can also see the Engine Certificate number on the rear Carapace, Engine 4189.
The white diagonal stripes were on the original paintwork, nicely done and kept as all my Maniple have white striped sections, this is a continuation of this, and looks quite fetching I think!
The Princeps in his Command Throne with the Moderati up front. I picked out the details in the Command Deck and lavished gold where the Princeps would be, so you know who is in charge. I also gave the Moderati Astorum Blue coveralls and gold Moderati rank badges.
The Void Projectors were to match those on my Warlord, with Soulstone Blue glow. These were missing from the kit however with some clever use of bits for my forthcoming Reaver, I managed to use two from that kit to replace them.
Here you can see the Iron Warriors being bought to heel, quite literally... I edged the toes with some Hawk Turquoise.
And a nice shot of the Scout Maniple, from left to right - Canis Bellum, Lupus Regent and Canis Praetor.
And the banner under which I field them, part of The Emperor's Halo Titan Battlegroup of the Legio Astorum. Ave Imperator, give thanks to the Omnissiah for this blessed gift of a mighty War Engine!

Cheers, Siph. (25pts - half points as construction and basecoat/white stripe was already laid)
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