Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Battle shot and 100,000 views!

I wanted to thank everyone that has visited my site over the last 3 years.  You've pushed it to over 100,000 views.  Even without feedback, just getting viewers is motivation to keep posting stuff which in turn is motivation to keep painting!  My celebratory photo is a scene from a narrative mission I did a month ago and haven't found time to write up yet.  Behold, the Emerald Fist traitors approaching Outpost 3-Alpha-6 via the Avenue of Prosperity, hastily defended by the Raven Guard.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Emerald Fists Wave 3

Here's my last assembly batch. Twenty tactical marines, 5 bolter guys for my devs, a terminator squad with chainfists and a contemptor. This fills out a bunch more of my company (25% more to be exact) and adds some super heavy killers. I run chainfist terminators in apocalypse in a flier and they've not let me down yet.  Definitely a bit daunting to see this many models ready to be painted.  I might stick to smaller batches in the future.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

[Bat Rep] 1500 points Raven Guard vs Nurgle CSM


Deployment set up
Last night I played a 1500 point game against my friend's Raven Guard.  We rolled for random terrain placement, only warlord traits from the codex allowed, no first blood or line breaker and did the dawn of war deployment.  We played 6 objectives worth 2 points each and fast attack score (some randomness in mission was used).  The image left shows the deployment.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Emerald Fists Command Squad Part 3 - Complete

I'm done with my command squad!  The models are all of the forge world dudes with the older marks of armour.  I'll be running these as a suicide squad mostly; probably with an HQ or sometimes even lysander. 

Monday, 31 March 2014

Emerald Fists Command Squad 2

More progress on these.  I really hope there isn't too much red...  Merry Christmas I guess?  Red is fairly non existant on the rest of the army so it shouldn't matter much.  It will really get washed out on the table; I hope.  I think going forward I'll stick to a more light brown look.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Emerald Fist Command Squad Part 1

A long time ago I decided to make a command squad out of a bunch of forge world models.  Well here's the start of those guys.  I really wanted to paint these models and had no use for them as captain so for a command squad they were perfect.  Funny thing is they're a bit more bling than pedro and lysander...  In game terms the vox guy doesn't do anything but it adds a cool model to the mix and he can take a wound like any other :)

Monday, 17 March 2014

Emerald Fist Drop Pod

I have so many 'favourite' models in 40k but I think I have to say that drop pods are one of my favourite concepts to see come alive on the table.  When marines deploy and you look at the aftermath of the game and there are tons of empty pods scattering the battlefield it brings me nerd joy.  Plopping these down and opening the doors up just looks so cool when it's done en mass.  I went a little overboard on the wash on this one though so it's REALLY weathered.  I know in the fluff they always land upside down, sideways or explode (or so it seems) so I should just be happy this lands with a few chips!
 

Monday, 10 March 2014

Reclusiam Project Part 5 - Terminator Chaplain

The last instalment of my Emerald Fist reclusiam is the terminator chaplain.  This is, I think, my favourite GW model ever.  The skull mask, toes, parchment and all the details just make an excellent model.  I wouldn't change a thing.  Painting this guy was a blast and I soared through it in an evening.  Painting the parchment was also great.  There's a lot of blank canvas and I painted some scroll work and a fist icon after feeling brave doing the same thing on my dreadnought.  I didn't go overboard with the gold on the model and tried to do some bronze and silver on the different metals so that it didn't overwhelm the eye.  I also added some etched brass to the right shoulder for a fist icon which will tie him in (along with the white) to my chapter.  I just love this model and it took me 5 years of the hobby before I found myself painting him.  What if it's all down hill from here!?

Monday, 3 March 2014

Reclusiam Project Part 4 - Jump Pack Chaplain

My next chaplain installment is a power armoured version.  This guy has been magnetized so that I can put a normal power pack or a jump pack on him.  He's really heavy (metal) and I'm quite worried he'll topple over but I do appreciate the dynamic pose.  I also like this helmet sculpt above the other chaplain models.  I like that it still looks like a space marine helmet just with a different face plate.  Doing the scroll work on this guy's loincloth was difficult because it's very concave; I'm not happy with it but from 2 feet away it looks fine.  I feel I'm getting a bit lazy in my work maybe. . . Too many marines!

Monday, 24 February 2014

Reclusiam Project Part 3 - Dreadnought



 
Here's my finished chaplain dreadnought.  In game he'll count as an ironclad most likely.  I would probably take an ironclad with two close combat weapons and heavy flamers but I think this makes the model just look better (I really wanted to mount a book to the shoulder).  I think the forge world sculpt has just enough bone pieces on it to convey the image (in the legs and the chest) and although I'm not a huge fan of dreadnoughts I really wanted to paint this.

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