Thursday, 26 February 2015

[Fluff] The Siege of Bruj - Introduction

Based on an adaptation of the Badab War Campaign, the result of 5 games of Warhammer 40k are being used to write a recount of 'The Siege of Bruj', a compendium for the background of the traitorous elements of the Emerald Fists; my homebrew chapter.  The results are being formatted with photographs of my models and the battles.  Enjoy.

Click here for more chapters, current links to the draft formatted (with pictures) version and more background.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Storm Eagle Part 7 - Cockpit

Nearing the end now.  Missiles are painted, the pilot and the cockpit as well as the weapon weathering and shading.  Next up are lenses, purity seals, scorch marks and weathering powders.  I didn't go crazy with the red on the pilot since I think I prefer to have my 'wounded marines' go learn the ways of the omnisiah.  That way the Fists aren't wasting precious marines on driving.  So with just a shoulder pad, it looks better and he's more of a tech-initiate.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Storm Eagle Part 6 - Chevrons and Silver

Spent some time and added the hazard stripes and also the silver and bronze components like the engines and weapons.  Washing is needed to tie it all in.


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Storm Eagle Part 5 - Green

I've been playing a lot of Bauldur's Gate II so here's the progress since last week.  Updated the spots where green would go.  Not too much but enough to blend with the army.  I'm also going to add hazard chevrons to the missile launchers for more visual appeal.


Monday, 9 February 2015

Storm Eagle Part 4 - Sponging

Now I've applied the sponging/battle damage to the model.  I think the effect looks best when applied to edges so that's where focus.  I also try to place the markings in spots where the wash pooled and looked bad.  The chipped parts break up the pooling and make it look more like grime.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Storm Eagle Part 3 - 2nd dry brush

Another day, another coat.  Just finished with the skull white dry brush.  Next to the fell blade I painted, this is the largest single model I think that I've done.  A lot of surface to cover.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Storm Eagle Part 2 - First drybrush

Having done the wash a while back, I'm onto this model now.  Just did the drybrush of wych flesh all over.  Little steps...

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Emerald Fists Wave 7

The last batch of marines was rather small, being just scouts, centurions and a techmarine.  For my next batch I'm going with a storm eagle, 10 assault marines with flamers and some sternguard.  I've already started washing the storm eagle.  You can see how thick I apply my initial washes in this image.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Action Shot - Convoy

The Fists spearhead toward the Emperor's Children is halted by an Obliterator Cult
Here's a photo during the game I played last night.  It did not go well for the Emerald Fist/Raven Guard duo.  That Belakor fellow is a monster.  First time playing on a buddy's table and these urban mats look awesome.  The forested on doesn't do it for me (I prefer the GW one) but for urban/roadway stuff this one is pretty slick.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Storm Eagle Assembly

After a lot of boiling water to get everything perfectly flush, I started putting the fuselage together for the storm eagle.  When my elastic broke I had to improvise.  Behold my newest vise, the dust mask.

Painting to commence soon enough!  After much much pinning.

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