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.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

[Emerald Fists] Converted Centurions Complete

My minor centurion converion is done.  I think they look way more like dreadnoughts this way and that was my intent.  The arms are on magnets so they can be swapped easily.  These models really grew on me.  I left the groin guard off so that they'd appear to have a little bit more mobility. 

Thursday, 15 January 2015

[Emerald Fists] Techmarine - Complete

After making my libarian I had a spare model left from the legion praetor set and figured he had enough artifice to warrant making him a techmarine.  Currently I think he'll be my master of the forge but that might change if I get more tech marines.  I'm going to use him to man a thunderfire cannon.  I think I'll use one of these as a thunderfire cannon.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Emerald Fist Centurions - WIP

Half a year ago I built these and now they're painted.  Here's the modelling post.  These are painting up about as quickly as 3 normal marines.  They're larger but I find a green shoulder is a green shoulder regardless of size.  I have to paint the weapons and a bit more detail and these will be ready to crush my enemies.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Mark IV Scouts (Forge World Recon Marines)

Happy New Year!  I finished my scouts and here they are presented all sneaky like.  Since my terrain is all painted in this dark brown I used the same colours on their cloaks.  The cloaks were a small touch and they're very subtle but made painting these actually seem different than the normal marines.  I magnetized one of them and game him a heavy weapon.  This isn't a normal inclusion in the kit but the shoulder mounted heavy weapon was a good fit.  Now I can swap between missile and heavy bolter.  Someday I'll write some official fluff for these guys too!  But for now, it's just pictures. 

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Emerald Fists - Scouts / Recon Mk IV

Washed the scouts, drybrush and shaded the armour and did some green trim.  These models are pretty sweet.  Sadly not posable really at all so I wouldn't really want 10.   I'm going to run these as scouts in my army since the Fists are so undernumbered, even new battle brothers receive powered armour.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Emerald Fists Wave 6

Here's my next batch of marines.  These are hopefully going to be used to defend a fortress of redemption.  I'm hoping the scouts can hide on the battlements and the techmarine can bolster some things.  Defence!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

[Emerald Fists] Converted Storm Talons Painted

Finished storm talons!  I've seen some canopies painted to be one solid colour, but I thought I'd paint the section of the canopy right in front of the pilot to look like some sort of a HUD.  Maybe it doesn't at all but I think it looks a bit more visually interesting than a complete canopy paint job :).  The wings are from a storm raven and the tail is the original wings moved back.  Anyway I'm watching tv right now so no time for more chit-chat; pictures!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

[Emerald Fists] Storm Talons WIP 2

My storm talons are basically done.  This was my first techmarine for the army (one of the pilots) and I used this to test out how I wanted to paint them.  Fully red was too much so I opted for just a single shoulder pad.  It's minimal and less 'christmas' colour-esque.  The little green strip on the tail was an after thought when the models were done to balance the green out.  The only thing left is to do the canopy but I'm waiting on some transparent paint to do something with them (a friend has a bottle so I need him to visit).