Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Land Raiders WIP

Keeping on the land raider train, I started doing the base coating for my achilles and my spartan.  Big tanks are so much faster to paint than infantry.  It always amazes me the ease at which one can add 300 points to an army.  Also much more satisfying.  This stage is about as far as they go while being painted together.  The washing and sponging is all done and it's on to the detail.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

[Emerald Fists] Command Land Raider Prometheus Complete

My Land Raider Prometheus is now complete.  I went for mainly a green colour to offset the rest of the army.  I would not want much of the army to be so green but for the command tank transporting the honour guard I wanted something that would stand out.  Looking at this arrayed with the rest of the army it does just that.  I've used the chapterhouse kit to give it a more armoured look and everything has magnets so I can swap it to another load out if need be.  The radar / sensor portion is built from various bits like searchlights, an aegis line, land speeder sensor and a few other pieces.  Basically I just wanted a lot of lenses.  I painted this part white so it would stand out more.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

[Emerald Fists] Command Land Raider WIP - Marble Fail

Here's my attempt to make a marble-ish pattern on my land raider.  It did not turn out.  Anyway first picture shows the green basecoat.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

[Emerald Fists] Command Land Raider WIP

My second land raider is going to be painted a bit different than the first.  Instead of being all white I wanted to do an inverted scheme.  To start I painted all of the white parts and then sealed them with varnish.  These photos show teh start of shading and the final product before moving on to the green.  I taped all of the white off.  You can see that I'm not very good at taping!  There is a lot of it but it covered everything and that is what is important right!  Now it's all ready to go.  I'll start applying the green when I get some time

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Spined Chaos Beast WIP

Here's more progress on my spined chaos beast.  This early into my 'escalation' challenge with a friend and he's dropped out.  He managed to get a nice amount painted but switched up armies a few times over the last few months for tournaments (he's an avid competitor) which left him little time for a hobby army.  It was nice to have the incentive to get a few of these done though.

The final colour I went with here was a spacewolve grey drybrush and a black wash. 

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

[Emerald Fists] Wave 5

Next up are a whole lot of land raiders and some air support.  I've got a Spartan, two storm talons, a land raider achilles and another generic land raider.  Somebody is going to get shot up!  Original article and fluff on the storm talons: http://theambit.blogspot.ca/2013/01/conversion-storm-talon-mark-ii-night.html

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

[Emerald Fists] Legion Praetor Librarian Conversion

My Terminator Librarian is done!  I think this guy will become my Chief Librarian instead of my power armoured guy.  This one just looks way better.  Made from the Forge World Legion Praetor, I've added a bunch of bits like keys, books and scrolls to his belt, changed the weapon and added some power cables.  I have his left hand on a magnet so that I can swap it.  The plan is to put a storm shield there (a Black Templar one from Forge World) and I don't have one yet.  Either way, I've still written some backstory for him:

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Spined Chaos Beast WIP

Here's the next model in my line-up as part of the escalation campaign.  I'm going to use this guy as a giant chaos spawn.  It's huge!  I'm painting the base separate but it's a flying base and he hangs over the end with his face.  As for colour I didn't want everything in the nurgle army to be shades of green (same reason my trolls are blue) and I've never done purple so I figured now is the time.  I've just basecoated him while I decide how to highlight.  I'm thinking spacewolf grey.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

[Emerald Fists] Typhus - Complete

Here's my finished Typhus!  I went with a consistent light blue scheme to match the other librarians in my army.  For an older model I think this sculpt is still good.  I like the new ForgeWorld one but not enough to have both (yet!).  I also did not make the blade a power blade like I normally would and instead went with a mithril silver to black fade and then painted nurgle's rot as a few layers to make it green and gross.  I also put a few other drips of that all over the model (but remember less is more).  This is also the model required for the second game of my Escalation plan; but already the opponent has fallen behind!

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Imperial Ambit Version 2.4 PDF - Narrative Book

I'd like to share the book I'm working on.  It's 18 mb thus far and around 30 pages PDFd.  Please take a look and let me know what you think.  This has been a labour of love for the last year+ and involves so much painting, and teaching myself Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.  Anyway please take a look and let me know what you think so far. 
Imperial Ambit - Box Link