Saturday, 29 October 2011

Ork Battle Wagons!

All tremble before the power of the mighty deff'rolla!  I made these things before the old FAQ came out which proved I was right all along about deff rollas hitting vehicles.  I mean, a unit is a unit is a unit.  Anyway I digress. . . 

Friday, 28 October 2011

Winged Firewarriors (Vespid Counts-as)

Back in 2009 when I was making my second army I was really disapointed with the allied tau race models.  I also didn't want to buy vespid as I was broke and they were expensive.  So I made my own!  I used the countless fusion blasters I had lying around and the spare grenades to make my own jump packs.  I left off the shoulder armour to reduce the armour save and made some neutron blasters.  Forgive the paint job, I was still learning. . .

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Adeptus Custodes Contemptor Dreadnought Idea

I just put in an order for this sweet model and some arms for him.  From what I understand the Mortis Pattern can take two TL autocannon arms and a cyclone missile launcher.  I plan to make the launcher out of typhoon bits I have lying around; I'm sure it will fit and will also save me $15 on an already $80 project.  I haven't bought a 'new' kit from GW in a very very long time and my first order from Forgeworld ever is this one.  I can't wait for it to come in and get to work. . .

Counts-as Psyker Battle Squad and Set Back Chimera

I must say that the psyker battle squad is so awesome of a unit and idea. A unit that can truely alter the leadership of enemy units effectively and at range. Maybe something like that exists but I have yet to see it from another codex (I know markerlights but I said effectively). I've used this unit in the last handful of games I've played and I have yet to be disapointed. They do not so much make back their points but they save my other units from so many charges and shots. I realize they can shoot a blast but I always save the squad until last to fire and their moral ability is just so much more effective than a few kills. Again, I love this unit for the tactical variation it introduces to 40k. . .

Monday, 24 October 2011

Counts-as Cadian Guardsman Marbo

I finally was motivated to build and paint a Cadian Marbo counts-as. He's WYSIWYG and has all of the parts he should. I went with a darker fatigues scheme than the rest of the army but he should still fit right in among the rest. I also tossed on some las burns on the shrine that he's hiding behind using MIG pigments; I really like these things. I also shaved off a hook from the standard sergeant arm to give him proper rank. Really easy to do!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Dark Heresy - Edge of Darkness Spoiler

Ref: Inq/045678502/B3
Author: Korpsman Keled Wolfe
Subject: Mission Completion Report
Name: Scintilla
Location: Segmentum Obscuras
Sector: Calixus (Scintilla Sub)
Tithe Grade: Exactus Extremus
Notes: N/A
Misson Details:
My Lord Inquisitor,
We landed on Scintilla with little incident. . .

Friday, 14 October 2011

Argonaut Land Speeder

The Argonaut-varient land speeder was created in M38.657 on the forge world of Aritek. The adept Primalus had a shortfall of the materials required to create the anti-grav plating which provides the land speeder with it’s low altitude flight abilities. The A ground-based land speeder variant was thereby created in an attempt to fulfill the battlefield role of a light assault vehicle. It was quickly realized that the lack of anti-grav plating and the systems required for it greatly increased the available cargo capacity of the vehicle. Though falling out of favour in the eyes of many of the Astartes, the Night Hawks found this new variant to compliment their combat doctrine almost perfectly. The drawback of being ground-based was of little concern as the Chapter utilized them as a long-range support vehicle capable of carrying their much needed supplies; the benefits far outweighing the costs. The reduction in materials required to construct the variant also weighed heavily in its favour as the Chapter already devoted much of its resources to bikes. . .

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Dras-la - Kroot Counts-as

After serving four years as a Shas'La, a fire caste member takes his first Trial By Fire. If he survives, he is honoured by recieving crisis armour. However, with the increasing amount of conflict on the rim of the Empire, those who would not naturally survive the ordeal are now given medical attention to prevent their deaths. These tau are branded as Dras'La or "unworthy warriors" and given the task of reclaiming their honour. Deployed behind enemy lines weeks or months before a forseen conflict in little more than ceremonial armour and ramshackle outdated tau weaponry, these Dras'La are forced to fend for food and perfect their combat skills. Those who survive the months of harsh conditions begin to embrace their physical prowess and survival insticts making them far more adept at jungle warfare than their bretheren, ready to strike at the command of their Cadre in hopes of surviving battle and earning a second chance to undergo the Trial.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Scratch Built Macharius WIP 4

Here is the lower hull!  I moved the guards around the hull mounted stubber forward to better hide the mechanism.  I also added the sponsons, some green stuff on whatever those things are at the front of the tracks on IG vehicles (you know what I am refering too), bondo'd the crap out of the model and added lots of fixins. . .

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Chaos Daemon Princes

I really wanted to have a daemon prince ever since I started the hobby. After looking through a lot of online images months back I decided that I needed something to make a small unique force that I could add to my existing marines. I've gone down a road where I've sold off all of my xenos and have a large collection of marines and guard now. I've also sold off a lot of my old painting that was sub-par to my current level and worked toward having multiple 'small' armies that can work together and mix and match. As an example, my drop pods, terminators and devastators are all Space Wolves, my tanks and assault marines are all Blood Angels, my fast attack (speeders/bikes) are all Night Hawks and someday I will have tactical marines that are all roman-esque ultramarines or custodes. .  .

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Night Hawks Paint Scheme

I've started painting these guys, or the speeders at least and settled on this scheme. The armour is a catachan green which will be highlighted with rotting flesh.
I've got the 3 speeders painted with a base coat (actually the first thing I used my airbrush on). All of the trimming (eagles etc.) are going to be dhenab stone with bolt gun metal doing the shoulder trim on the left pauldron. . .

The right pauldron is going to be coloured in variable colours to mark the company the marine is from. This will also be useful to mark squads. I think my 'force' will just happen to be made up of biker marines from 3 seperate chapters. The command squad will of course be from the 1st company as per the fluff. The little bits of colour also make it look more visually appealing with a bit of diversity between models (I really like the different helm colours the blood angels employ).

It was a big hurdle to start on these (as starting painting projects is for me) but now that I'm on my way I think I'll have them nearing completion by next weekend.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Wolf Guard Custom Chainfist

I wanted to share the chainfist I made which was inspired by Tyberos from forgeworld.  There's not really much to say aside from the pictures speak for themselves. . .

Thursday, 6 October 2011

4th Auxiliary Ogryn Detachment (Conversion)

I bought some Ogre Kingdom Bulls online for a really good price and made an attempt at converting something suitable for an ogryn.  Now I'm not a green stuff master so I couldn't attempt shirts and such like I'd seen on a few cool models before, but I tried to give them enough of a look so that they would appear to just be near mutant humans fighting along with the army. . .

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Scratch Built Macharius Part 3

I inhaled way too much glue on this stage (they do say well ventilated for a reason).   My head hurts and my nose burns. The big problem is that the sides needed too much glue to attach well to the main hull. I've since started gluing under the range hood on the stove so that should help a bit. . .

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Scratch Built Killa Kans

I was fairly certain that these would break if I dropped them but I managed to only have an arm fall off during quite a few games. At the time I wanted something quick and dirty that could be used in game. They were made when plastic killa kans didn't exist and I was a student. I drybrushed on boltgun + chainmail then a wash of brown. Nothing fancy but with another 100 boyz to paint I couldn't be choosy!  One of the red kans has little PVA glue rivets I tried out. Wasn't super successful.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Dark Heresy Report - Shattered Halls [spoiler]

My friends and I got together for the 3rd time to play some Dark Heresy. We played through the Shattered Halls Adventure which is a free download on the Fantasy Flight Games website [Spoiler]...

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Stormboyz Ork Army

White Dwarf 136, April 1991 'Eavy Metal, page WD52:
Stormboyz are rebellious Orks who are youthfully obsessed with drillin', marchin', salutin' and other unOrky behavior. Mostly they grow out of their obsession but a few dire-hards can't give up their disciplined ways and become Stormboy Kaptins or find themselves drawn into one of the Freebooter bands which worship the Blood God Khorne. . .

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Dystopian Wars - KoB Reinforcements

My KoB carrier and bombers are painted up.  I made the carrier have a removable deck so that I could use the battleships underneath should I wish.  The decking has rubber burn on it which was done with MIG Pigments.  Super easy. . .

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