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

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Chaos Sorcerer and Librarian WIP

Just like I did before with power armoured version:http://theambit.blogspot.ca/2013/05/good-vs-evil-librarian-vs-sorcerer.html here are my terminator librarian and sorcerer!  The sorcerer is obviously typhus which I didn't alter at all (I stripped an old metal one).  The loyalist librarian is made from the Legion Praetor set from Forge World.  I changed him a bit by adding some guitar string cables around his chest (under the armpits), swapping the sword for a power axe and adding some keys, scrolls and books to his waist.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

[Emerald Fists] Tactical Squad 4

Here's my fourth Emerald Fist tactical squad.  That leaves twenty more tactical slots to fill which I think will be filled with breacher squads.  40 tacticals is more than enough.  If one compares these to the older fists they're getting a bit dirtier and darker which I'm liking.  It makes the models more visually interesting when en masse. 

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

[Emerald Fists] Tactical Marines Squad 3 Complete

Ten more tactical marines finished!  This makes 30 for my 3rd company.  I really like the new tactical squad sprue.  The cuts are more crisp and there's some cool parts.  Adding in some sternguard sprue parts and my sergeants all look unique. 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

[Emerald Fist] Vindicator Completed

I've got quite a few points of Emerald Fists now and not a single vindicator yet!  I don't think siege experts can let that stand!  Here's my finished vindicator.  Not too much green, just the areas typic of the rest of my tanks.  I was debating adding some green to the top but thought it would be a bit forced.  Also with the heavier weathering that I've done It looks less bland than if it were solid white anyway.  Enough babling - pictures!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

[Emerald Fists] Vindicator WIP, Hazard Stripes and Weathering

I started my vindicator which I'd put aside after base coating half a year ago.  Firstly I painted all of the details and did the shading, and then sponged on charadon granite for some weathering.  Once I felt the tank was pretty much done I wanted to add the hazard chevrons to the dozer blade.  I'm assuming this is so common because it's a large flat area and people use it to break up the bland surface. 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

[Emerald Fists] Tactical Marines x20! WIP

The last chunk of Emerald Fists as part of the 'Wave 3' models I'm doing are the tactical marines.  Seeing as how these are a two squads and exactly the same as the last twenty I did a year ago I am not excited at all.  So I decided to just paint all twenty at once.  This will take some time I think.  And a lot of hand cramping.  I mixed and matched some bits from the sternguard sprue (shoulders etc.) to make the sergeants in this squad.  The sternguard sprue is pretty neat with the combi weapons.  The bases were all premade a while back so they're in the closet waiting to have marines swapped onto the marines.  This significantly speeds up the process.