30 Jan 2017

Relictors Limited Edition Terminator Chaplains - Mine and Charity Giveaway Winner Nick

Well folks, thanks for dropping by, something quite special today, two Limited Edition WHW Terminator Chaplains! Firstly mine, its taken me a fair while doing bits and pieces and refining my golds, and next up...
This is Nick Thrower's Terminator Chaplain. Check out his blog where his Dusk Knights Chapter marines live, The Burning Eye a great blog and a nice chap I've met before at BlogWars friendly tournament.  The lovely weathered cloak is what first caught my eye, blue to fit in with the Dusk Knights colour scheme. A great job, I got the photo through whilst doing mine so it gave me plenty of ideas and inspiration. Nick took no time at all to get his finished, he is a speedy painter!

Nick won this during my charity giveaway late last year, drawn on Christmas day, the giveaway raised a nice tidy sum for Cancer Research and his donation won him this through a random number giveaway, well deserved. Thank-you to all the donations received.

Well, when he received his Chaplain through the post he suggested we paint them up together and post at the same time which I thought was a great idea, so after some time waiting for me to catch up, here they are. They both look great imho. Maybe they'll meet each other across the battlefield one day, either at WHW or maybe Alex's Double Trouble this summer.
So,what did I do with mine. I raised the base slightly using a bit of hardboard, befitting of his status as a Limited Edition character. His flowing robes flow better in the wind up there!
This sculpt has so much bling, I wanted the cloak plain and the Storm Bolter casing dark, with a little gold decoration.  The power cables are green to match my Relictor Terminators and provide a spot of colour and match the green laurels on the shoulder pads.
I was quite pleased with the shading on the cloak, I used Dheneb Stone as a base coat, washed in recesses with Agrax Earthshade and Sepia all over, with highlights of the original Dheneb Stone, as with other Relictor characters, I did the inside of the cloak a rich red.
I followed the Warhammer TV guide on painting Custodes for practice before I attempt my Custodes, but this model gave me the perfect practice, Retributor Gold, Flesh Wash, Auric Armour Gold and Liberator Gold highlight. What a wonderful colour Liberator Gold is! Usually I give a final highlight of Runefang Steel on my Golds, but with Liberator Gold I felt it unnecessary.
There was so much detail on this sculpt, a wonderful mini if you are lucky enough to get hold of one!
Here is a shot with my other Terminator Chaplain, two great sculpts I reckon. Here you can see the loads of detail here on the front piece of the mini - if you are painting up one, I really recommend doing it in sub assemblies so you can get to both sides of this bit and the legs and inside of cloak.
And yes, I like Chaplain models, the religious fervor of the Emperor encased in ceramite! Thanks for dropping by. Siph

26 Jan 2017

Legio Crucius - Reaver Titan - WIP #4


I'm slowly working through the model, next up the torso!
I've pinned all the rear potion and shoulder mounts to the body, however these aren't glued in yet- I think it'll be easier to have these parts as seperate pieces for painting.
Each part has been pinned in several places, with the shoulders having 4 pins each. I've angled these to hopefully prevent the weight of the shoulders pulling away from the body. There is a slight gap with the rear portion, this will be filled with green stuff, if needed
And here is the picture of the Reaver so far!
Thanks for looking!

23 Jan 2017

Mechanicum Force So Far - Jan 2017

So following the completion of the last of my Mechanicum models, I thought a nice shot of the force so far, can't wait to use them on the battlefield.
So, two Thanatar Siege Automaton with Hellex Plasma Mortars, two Castellax Battle-Automata with Mauler Boltcannons, three Castellax with Power Blades and Multi-Meltas and three Vorax Battle-Automata with Rotor Cannons and Lightning Guns. Great stuff, awesome sculpts. I'll no doubt add some units in the future, especially when I can use them in 40K with the release of the fabled Fire of Cryaxis 40K Mechanicum rules...

19 Jan 2017

Legio Crucius - Reaver Titan - WIP #3

Hello! thanks for popping by, another week, another post..
Another real quick post, The torso and pelvis has been magnatised to allow the model to be taken appart for transportation and storage.
I've had to bore into the model to get the magnets in postion - the fit isn't too bad, the only 'issue' is that there is a slight gap at the rear of the model. This shouldn't be an issue though as the torso and body section will prevent this being visible.
Thanks again!

16 Jan 2017

WeeMen 2017 Hobby Goals - Not Resolutions Honest...

Hello Readers, So a somewhat belated Hobby Resolutions type post from us at WeeMen. We don't really do the Resolution type thing as that is usually the path to disappointment and the dark side. But, some hobby goals to focus our HB disease can't hurt - "Hobby Butterfly" and here are a few photos to show the severity of Siph's hobby to-do piles, blessed huge piles... a serious plastic and resin krak habit... I am very fortunate to have really ;) I know many hobbyists would love to be in this situation, I am very fortunate - but I work hard and have disposable income - its better than p*ssing it up the wall on beer.
This is under the games table - so 3 Knights, a Chapterhouse extended StormRaven, BatC boxset, FW kits - Caestus Assault Ram, StormEagle, Demios Predator, Land Raider Spartan among other things...
Ah, the Necron to-do pile
And a Space Marine pile...
And a drawer full of goodies... what could that be on top with a key?? Not something i'm gonna attempt, but awesome all the same! Any guesses?
And under the hobby desk... yes a Warlord, more Tau, Necrons, Genestealer Cult and Space Marines...
The hobby desk itself, I'm trying to clear that first, a Ghost Ark currently under construction, lots of SM Devastators and some Tau Stealth Suits and lots of Limited Edition blister packs, one under construction too...
Oh, and a Fellblade I bought on release at Gamesday! Still loafing... Lord Halfpenny had to wait for his another six months but is further ahead on construction of his UM version.

So, to the meat of the post. My hobby goal - to crack some of this in 2017 rather than buy lots of new shiny toys. I will still buy the splash release limited editions and painting supplies etc, but I will 'try' to limit my spending in 2017. A goal, not a finite resolution.

Lord Halfpenny has started his hobby goals, posting on the blog more regularly (four posts in 2016) and doing the FW Reaver Titan he bought on first release, FW Reaver Number 11; re-base his Ultramarines to new 32mm bases; finish off his vehicles and minis using transfers; finish 2nd Company Ultramarines(!); complete some Terrain; finish his Imperial Knights and have more actual Battles!

6thDegree has more modest goals, start painting again, get his mojo back; and if that happens paint the Decimator; Perturabo; his 2nd Warhound Titan; some 30k Characters and an Alien 1:1 scale Face Hugger (not strictly 40K but worthy of a post here!)

How are you all managing your plastic krak and resin addictions? Do you have a bad case of the hobby to-do piles? If so, send me a link to the photo evidence and i'll include here too :)

Here is to a productive hobby 2017 to all of you. I wish you well.

13 Jan 2017

Legio Crucius - Reaver Titan - WIP #2

Hi One and All,

Another quick Reaver post to update on progress,

I've started with the legs, and aimed to get the Reaver in a slight 'striding with purpose' pose, with one foot stood on the Rhino, the other aimed to be slightly up, as if walking forward. The hope is by spreading the weight of the body across the legs that should prevent any falls.
Each leg/knee/hip joint was pinned and then fixed using JB Plastic Weld, a two part epoxy resin, mega strong! Rubber bands were used to secure the joints in place as it set.
The plan will be to drill additional pins through the pelvis section into the hip ball to add strength to secure the model, - I intend to have the hip/body section magnetised, thus there will be a lot of force on this joint when the two are 'pulled' apart.

Thanks for looking!

9 Jan 2017

Mechanicum Thanatar Siege-Automaton #2 w/ Hellex Plasma Mortar

Happy New Year fellow Bloggers and Readers, thanks for dropping by. It was about this time last New Year when I completed his brother HERE. This mechanical beast is the Thanatar Class Siege-Automaton armed with the lobbing Hellex Plasma Mortar, large blast ordnance S8 AP2 fun-ness.
Here's the secondary weapon, the twin linked Mauler Boltcannon, which is a marine killing AP3.
Still loving the massive magazine and ammo feed belt.
This was the final model from the part-painted purchase I made at cost price as the old owner wanted to move on to another army and have made the scheme more Ad Mech than the original green US Army style the previous owner had started, but I liked some of the green bits, so chose to keep the torso and fists green.
Here he is with his brother, I matched the green / red scheme but changed a few panels to make them different, kind of makes me want to expand this army, they are mega cool models, but I really must concentrate on the unfinished models I already have! Still awaiting the Fire of Cryaxis so I can start using these in 40K proper.
That's all for now, hope you have plenty of miniatures to keep you busy this year! I certainly do. Cheers, Siph.

6 Jan 2017

Legio Crucius - Reaver Titan - WIP #1

Hi one and all,

As you may have seen in a previous years post, I own a Reaver titan, purchased at the same time as Siph's 'Honorum', numbered 10, mine number 11, and for some time (eons! - Siph) it has been sitting unbuilt, waiting for me to take on the challenge to build it and the confidence to do it!

As the only member of Weemen to not have a FW titan (*cough Armorcast, *cough Knights *cough Mega Massive Imperator piece) the time has come to bite the bullet and get it done! so 2017-2018 will be the years I will complete the Reaver!
Currently all that is built is the base, with the inner parts of the Rhino from the battlescape built, and of course the corpse of a dead Relictor inside (obviously playing with Chaos books...), the interior is painted. My plan is to jigsaw the base so its slightly smaller, and shaped so that it isn't square, then will look to paint the base similar to that of a normal base. The Rhino might have a shade of 'Relictor' grey, or Iron Warrior silver. I'm not sure yet.
I'll look to post images and details as I progress with the build...

Wish me luck!

3 Jan 2017

Daemon Prince of Tzeentch - Fallen UM

Happy New Year Readers, thanks for dropping in and checking out our humble corner of the Blogosphere. Here is my latest addition to the fledgling Chaos Daemons force, I was building as a purely summoned Daemon force for my Relictor SM Librarians cold summon using Malefic Daemonology - for pure fluff reasons, Relictors fight Chaos with Chaos. But, I thought a Daemon Prince was a great miniature, and I could make this force a small Allied Force for either Lord Halfpenny or 6thDegree to team up with. I stress a small force! I am not committing to another large Army! I have too many projects on the go...
Here you can see that this was indeed a Ultramarine once, this is purely for revenge on Lord Halfpenny for painting up his Daemon Prince as a fallen Relictor Marine! Ha Ha... got you back! It also doubles as a nice way to use blue, a rather fetching colour for a Daemon of Tzeentch.
I couldn't paint him without pants, so he got some Action Man style blue spray-on pants!
The wings were washed with Ogryn Fleshtone so mark them as leathery sheets different from the spines, the main body colours were Zandri Dust, Ushabti Bone, Rotten Flesh and washed Agrax Earthshade after the base coat of Zandri Dust.
The axe was finished off with some Blood For the Blood God effects, the blue armour Kantor Blue and Temple Guard Blue highlights, and the Brass was from Game Colour.
Something different for me, and totally refreshing to paint a Daemon after Relictors and Necrons. Really enjoyed the experience and look forward to fielding him as a nuisance flying Daemon Prince like Lord Halfpenny does to me! Cheers, Siph.
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