Now that she's built, I've put my first coats of paint to her. A coat of dhenab stone and highlights of wych flesh followed by a heavy wash of devlan mud. This was followed up by a drybrush of wych flesh and a lighter brush of skull white. Now that this is done, it's time for the fun parts! (and the more time consuming bits). I can hear the treads roaring already.
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Monday, 2 December 2013
The time has come to start creating my Forge World fellblade. This was a nice present I bought for myself :). It has sat in a bag though for far too long! With an apocalypse game soon approaching and an empty space in my displace cabinet, I hurried to rip into the bag. As far as mould lines go they were very minimal. The barrels had some minor lines which buffed right out. I also trimmed and sanded the bottom of the turret since I didn't want it to scrape paint off the mounting plate. All and all, after some minor touch ups and a bath. It was ready to go!
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Monday, 25 November 2013
Here are a few shots of the tanks, now finished. The Predator Executioner is a really cool tank and it's super cheap these days. Here's a shot with side sponsons on both tanks though the Executioner will never get those added. I like it being nice and cheap and easy to hide. I actually finished 3 tanks but only took pictures of these two as tanks. You can see by the squad numbers on the right of each tank (VI and X) that these correspond to the tactical and devestator squads for my future company since these can be rhinos. Someday I'll field a fully mechanized company in apocalypse. Someday...
Monday, 18 November 2013
Here's the 3rd itteration on these tanks. This is the final bit that needs doing with the exception of the tracks. The plasma is all done, the greens, details and weapons. Notice the chevron for the devastator rhino. I have a spare turret and spare sponsons for these tanks too as previously mentioned, all magnetized. Next up is tracks but I may wait to do those until I do the tracks on my fellblade.
Monday, 11 November 2013
Here's the next stage of my tanks. If you saw the last post you'll notice one of these now has a rhino hatch. I've painted them up so they can be 3 tanks, but also function as rhinos for the inevitable 3rd company I'm making. I fought with myself over which parts to do green on the turrets and sponsons and settled on what you see on the left tank. It gives it a good outline and traces the important parts of the tank; thereby drawing your eye to the weapon housings which identify the vehicle as not a rhino. When it was just white it looked too washed out. Anyway until next time!
Monday, 4 November 2013
I started on my battle tanks. I did varying amounts of wash on these and you can tell the one on the left it a bit cleaner. I don't think tanks would weather equally and I was also playing around with which I liked better. All of the weapons are magnetized so they've been left off for painting the hulls. These should move pretty quick I think.
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Monday, 28 October 2013
I finished my assault terminators. I'm pretty sure I'll be using them frequently so it was a nice unit to finish. You'll also notice I used sergeant storm shields on everyone. I think it makes them look more intimidating :). I'm excited to play these in an inaugural game. We'll see how the 25 point increase hampers them. I doubt much.
Monday, 21 October 2013
Chapter Master Jorbek had served Emerald Fists for over five centuries before succumbing to a parasitic creature which had affixed itself to the base of his spine. Once the apothecarium identified the parasite, Jorbek walked to his reclusiam, removed his helmet and severed his own neck, irreparably damaging neurons required to permit his resurrection as a dreadnought. This selfless act was completed minutes before the creature could establish a psychic link with its hivemind and drain Jorbek of the chapter's secrets. The Emerald Fists have left his corpse and holy armour untouched aboard the battlebarge Shield of Valour for nearly a millennium to honour his sacrifice; robbed of the chance to die in glorious battle for his primarch.