29 Oct 2018

DreadTober 2016-18 Relictors SM Dreadnoughts

Welcome DreadTober-teers and All, thanks for dropping by. As I finished this year's pledge a week early I have been getting on with some of the other to-do pile (mountain) tasks. To give something to post this week, I thought a nice themed DreadTober post with all my entries is suitable - with the encouragement of the participants and a pseudo deadline to focus my Hobby Butterfly, thanks to DreadTober hobby event I am the proud owner of three more finished Dreadnoughts for my Relictors Space Marine army! Cheers!
DreadTober will hopefully be back next year so save the address in your sidebars in preparation for next year's event, link in the DreadTober picture in sidebar here >>>>>
My first DreadTober event was 2016, and the release of the plastic static looking Contemptor was ripe for a make over and leg operation, I achieved a much better fluid pose I think by a small adjustment to the hip joint.
For 2017 I had an 'Eddy' Deredeo from Forge World in the to-do pile and some SM Casualties, so a nice themed piece which I am really pleased with was achieved. "To get to him, you have to go through ME!"
And finally, this year's efforts, a MkIV Ironclad for my Relictors 4th Company, as my 5th Company already have an Ironclad already. Another win, a FW kit out of the to-do pile and on to the table, now OOP too, so it's about time it was finished!

Thank-you to Todd (Sincain40K) and Joel (Mordian7th), so a massive thanks to those two chaps for keeping the hobby event alive for another year! And thanks to the founder Greggles, and Joe B for his contributions too over the time I've been participating. BIG THANKS to the participants and commentors here driving me on to finish these minor goals, and here is to next year!

Cheers, Siph.

26 Oct 2018

Legio Crucius Walk - Forge World and Armorcast Assemble

Hi One and All,

I thought it would be a good opportunity to post a quick updated with my Titan Maniple, an assembly of the Legio.

As you might have seen I've recently completed my Reaver titan, and am now getting towards completion of my recent Warhound. I thought it could be a good opportunity to show the 2 with my original Reaver, an Armorcast Reaver.
The original Armorcast Reaver is slightly smaller than the FW Reaver, and looks very similar height to that of the Warhound. The details are not as good as the FW models.
I still like the look of the original armorcast Reaver, harking back to the Epic model, however I do think any future titans would be from FW and not 3rd party versions due to the height and detail, I do like having a variations of the titan class.
Cheers LH

22 Oct 2018

DreadTober 2018 - Relictors MKIV Ironclad Dreadnought - Complete

Hello All, and fellow DreadTober-teers, thanks for dropping in. I finished this year's pledge a week early, even with a Titan battle distraction, once back from that I concentrated on this and got it finished.
Check out the picture DreadTober link at the top in the Sidebar to see the latest progress of the other participants, every year I find it a great inspiration and everyone's progress spurs me on, cheers everyone! >>>>>>
I painted the Seismic Hammer pistons shiny and chrome to indicate the moving parts whilst I envisage the head being made from Auramite like Custodes armour, harder than Ceramite and Plasteel, and the Aquila shape meant gold was a good colour.
The stand out here is the two optional Hunter Killer missiles, unlike the GW plastic kit, these are not in launch tubes atop the sarcophagus so next to his Brother Ironclad he lacks stature. But the Flak Launchers are on top so give him height above normal Dreadnoughts.
I am pleased with the Power Claw, a simple blend and Nuln Oil wash towards the rear gives great graduation. I also attached the plastic heavy flamer where the Storm Bolter was as when I first took the kit out of the bag, the two Heavy Flamer nozzles got caught in the folds so I didn't see them! Doh... never mind, its a cool addition. This Dreadnought is for the 4th Company, hence the '4' on a green field, 4th Co. colours in the Codex Astartes.
The base was my usual Mournfang Brown, Karak Stone drybrush and Ushabti Bone light drybrush with dyed flock patches and some GW Middenheim Tufts.
Finally, a comparison shot with his Brother Ironclad of the 5th Co. who has a larger physical presence, but lacks the high tech curves and elaborate armaments of the more compact MKIV class. I like both, equally sturdy and powerful.

For the final week of DreadTober I will just post a nice thematic picture of all three of the last year's DreadTober efforts, my plastic Contemptor, Deredeo and Ironclad - that will round off this year's efforts nicely.

Cheers everyone, and thanks for checking this blog out, Siph. (5 painting points for Dreadnought)

19 Oct 2018

Battle Photos - TiOC Facebook Muster - Tamworth (Picture Heavy)

Hi One and All,

Last weekend both Siph and I joined fellow Titan owners for a Titan Muster, this time at Tamworth near Birmingham. This was a true 'floorhammer' battle, with plenty of terrain to block LOS.

My battle force included my Legio Crucius Reaver and Warhound, as well as 18 knights which had to supplement the depleted ranks of the Traitors to balance the forces. Unfortunately due to another commitment I had to disappear after 1700, so missed the final turn of the battle where Siph reported that the Loyalists started the fight back..

Here are pictures of the event, the day started with all the God Engines lined up... Siph calculated approximately £21,000 worth of resin and plastic krak...
Simple tweaks to 8th rules, adding distance to all movement and Macro Damage only on natural sixes.

The following are photos during the Battle itself:
Legio Fureans Void Shields seem impossible to collapse... five sixes one after the other... the Tempestus Princep Majoris was not happy...
Player Calgar looks forlorn as his Warlord is reduced to 2wounds... ;)
Too many Warlord fists - the dual fist Warlord with hindsight was not the best choice in a field of TurboLasers and Belicosa Cannons...
The mainstay of the Traitor forces, the Maniples of Legio Mortis and Legio Fureans
The hordes of Imperial Knights close for an epic melee...
Legio Crucius hold the Traitor flank with the horde of Imperial Knights
Final Tally Traitor Win 158VPs to 136VPs.

A really enjoyable day battling, the Reaver gained another 'Engine Kill' taking out a Warhound, however the new Warhound was pretty poor with shooting, and any hits were all saved with the Void Shields of the Tempestus Engines.

Cheers, LH
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