31 Jul 2022

Adeptus Titanicus - Legio Mortis - Warp Missile Rack

Hello Readers, the Forge World website describes the warp missile as "one of the rarest and most powerful munitions available to Reaver Titan Princeps. Mounted atop the god-machine's carapace, the warp missile can be fired just once. Equipped with a miniature warp engine like those on starships, when fired it briefly enters the warp and emerges within an enemy Titan's shields, causing devastating damage." Right that the Legio Mortis utilise this most dreadful and esoteric weapon.
I picked up a Warp Missile Rack whilst browsing the Forge World store at Warhammer World, and since I didn't or shouldn't be adding to the pile-of-shame, I thought I'd get it done and dusted quickly...
I painted the warp missile itself to look weird and wonderful with sickly warplight glow from the innards, what daemon madness is contained within these traitor weapons the loyalist Engines will find out. In the rules, these bypass the Void Shields, manifesting within the Engine straight from warpspace and cause Critical damage to the onboard superstructure and systems. A one shot weapon is always a risk, if I miss or roll badly for Critical effects I've wasted a perfectly good hard point for the rest of the battle, however, if I get a good result - it can cause serious hurt to a fully shielded Engine!
The rack is magnetised to the carapace, allowing easy swapping out when designing a battle force.
The missile iteslf is also magnetised on the rack, so once it is fired I can indicate that by removing the missile from the model. 

May your reactors burn true, Cheers, Siph

17 Jul 2022

Adeptus Titanicus - Terrain - Civitas Imperialis

Hello all, thanks for dropping by. I recently finished some Adeptus Titanicus terrain for my mini titans to fight over. These are the Games Workshop Civitas Imperialis set. 
Not much in a single set, but combined with some others and the Spires set should give enough to battle over. The nice thing about Titan games is they don't need much terrain or models. I think another set will be required though.
These were easily painted in one sitting, sprayed black, oversprayed Stormvermin Grey, highlighted spray Uniform Grey. The building except the bottom was then shielded by cardboard and a light spray of Zandri Dust on the lower reaches was done.
Once the spray was finished, I washed the whole thing with Agrax Earthshade and the roof with a watered down wash. Once completely dry, I drybrushed the lower half Ushabti Bone, top half Administratum Grey then picked out a few details in Leadbelcher, washed Nuln Oil.
I picked out the pipes and vents and the small building will have a stratagem or radar dish fitted when I get it out of the main AT set.
Lastly a few Aquila were picked out in Retributor Gold and washed Reikland Fleshshade and the skylight on one building picked out in Kantor Blue and highlighted turquoise.

Cheers, Siph (5pts Terrain)

3 Jul 2022

Genestealer Cults - Purestrain Genestealers

Welcome readers, thanks for dropping by. Following on from my long overdue Genestealer test scheme of  2017, I have adapted the paint scheme to the new contrast paints to speed up the process and dirtied up the original to match the Skeleton Horde flesh base. About time I did some more, so I grabbed my old copy of Space Hulk, added a few newer Genestealers from an eBay purchase and the Cults boxset and put paint to plastic.
These are simply, Wraithbone contrast base, then Skeleton Horde, a top wash of Agrax, sparingly. Then the chitin is painted Flesh Tearers Red contrast, a second coat on the recesses, washed Nuln Oil in the recesses and highlighted Evil Sunz Scarlet.
The details are then Bugmans Flesh, washed Reikland, tongue glazed Bloodletter and the eye Averland Sunset and glazed yellow.
The bases are then done my usual Mournfang Brown, drybrushed Karak Stone and Ushabti Bone. 
The process is quite quick when working on a production line as contrast paints dry fairly quick. These will bolster the fledgling Cult somewhat! I have a ton of the characters yet to add, so another nice palette cleanser before I get back to Titans and Relictors... maybe... as I said at start of year, work is taking me away so posts will be fewer and scheduled in my absence. Lord Halfpenny continues to keep the homefires burning at WeeMen Towers :)

Cheers, Siph (11pts. One done previous)

1 Jul 2022

Deathwatch - Smash Captain WIP

Hello All!

This week I've started work on a Captain for my Deathwatch, hailing from the Sons Of Medusa, armed with a Thunder Hammer, and a Deathwatch storm shield. I am in two minds whether to go with a jump pack, or not.


I've looked to link the green from the chapter symbol to the inside of the cape, as per other characters. I've also opted for a bare head with a bionic head to tie in with his chapter of origin. 

Hopefully will get him completed over the next few weeks. LH

24 Jun 2022

Further Terrain WIP

 Hello all... it would appear I've lost my paintbrushes! ha!


Another week working through the mountain of buildings, and also work.. thus not much painting time this week.

This weeks building is a beast! a huge centre piece to dominate the board, with plenty of width to block LoS. 








Looks massive even with an Imperial Knight below it!

 

I really love the 40k gothic nature of the building, I will be looking to paint the outer portions to show that this was a building a beauty - before it was destroyed! LH

19 Jun 2022

Imperial Agents - Grey Knight Strike Squad #2

Hello Readers, thanks for dropping by, a long overdue project from 2018 when I bought a small Grey Knight force from Jeff at Beard Bunker blog, and have been adding to or quietly putting to one side for an eventual force... at the moment its purely a display cabinet army, a palette cleanser when I want something else rather than Titans or Relictor Grey...
This is the second Grey Knight Strike Squad, the first can be seen (HERE) but this squad is painted by me to match the original purchased ones. I don't intend to build much more, a Dreadknight maybe as I like the model, but sold some more unpainted ones as they have been languishing in the to-do mountain for half a decade. These got done as a palette cleanser and since I'd already finished a Psycannon Trooper.
The Justicar is armed with the fearsome Daemon Hammer. The paint job was simple enough, over a bright silver spray I used Nuln Oil and then Drakenhoff Nightshade with an over brush of Iron Hands Steel to brighten up the highlights.
The Force Falchion blades were done to match the original force, with Corvus Black and some witchfire flame lightning effects. An a gloss finish like obsidian.
The Force Falchions are great for extra attacks. The reds are Mephiston Red, Agrax and highlighted Evil Sunz Scarlet. Golds Retributor, washed Reikland and highlighted Auric Armour.
Another Force Falchion trooper.
The Psycannon painted in 2018, matches these new additions and the original force.
The personal heraldry on the shoulder pauldron.
That's a nice palette cleanser and a long overdue project of the to-do list. Thanks for dropping by and whilst I have the motivation maybe I'll tackle some long overdue Genestealers for the stalled Genestealer Cult, another shelf army.

Cheers, Siph (4pts)

17 Jun 2022

More Terrain progress

Another week behind us, this week saw another building complete, ready for paint - this time a ruin. This building is the same as the Gothic Academium, this time the building has been destroyed due to incoming fire!

The building went together really well - and I felt easier that the full kit, simply due to the reduce number of parts and more of the parts were as one, rather than separate. 

The kit goes really well with the other buildings, and am looking forward to getting these painted! There areseveral other kits to build on the pile of shame, then back to some models! LH

12 Jun 2022

Relictors Chapter Space Marines - Redemptor Dreadnought

Welcome back to the blog, thanks for dropping by. I'm having trouble leaving comments for others using my iPad so apologies if you have one of the blogs in my sidebar and lack comments, I am reading your fine materials. Anyway, I've finally built and painted a Redemptor Dreadnought! Thats something like 19 Dreadnoughts I have now...
Painted my standard grey, Uniform Grey overbrushed Codex (Dawnstone) Grey and washed Nuln Oil, highlighted Administratum Grey. The stone chips were actaully not slate so I painted them with Shyish Purple and Nuln Oil - instant slate! 
As this is such a big beast and the reactor core quite powerful, I've painted it the same as the cores on my Imperial Knights, good to link across all forces.
I didn't use magnets, the push stub for connecting is fine, if it works loose I can go back and magnetise. Both the Macro Plasma Incinerator and the Heavy Onslaught Gatling Cannon were painted.
I quite like the glow I achieved, simple and effective overbrushing the ridges after a Kantor Blue base, getting progressively smaller area with lighter blues, Sotek Green / Temple Guard Blue / Lothern Blue / Baharroth Blue.
The heat staining was washes of Nuln Oil / Drakenhof Nightshade / Leviathan Purple / Sepia
And a handy size comparison with a Venerable Dreadnought, who says scale creep is a thing(?!)... but does make it easier to paint!

Cheers, Siph (5pts)

10 Jun 2022

Terrain and Squat Inquisitor - WIP update

Hello All,

CrAzY week with a load on, thus this weeks update is short and sweet. I've started detailing my Squat Inquisitor retinue character, I'm going to try and make him look more 'mech' than the normal model. including a mech style beard!

I've also recently bought some more roads for the new boards, seen here with the buildings. I am keen to be able to demonstrate that a good board could be possible utilising MDF terrain, slow and steady progress! 

I've also picked up to models from eBay that will man my gun shop for the board - these are 3D printed, and will fit in with the character I am going for!  

Thanks for looking! LH

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