Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Adeptus Custodes Contemptor Dreadnought

Here's my last painted mini of 2011.  A Contemptor Dreadnought for my Adeptus Custodes army.  The gold was GW shining gold with liberal gryphonne wash, then drybrushed with the shining gold, then mythril silver.  I think it turned out pretty good for a simple process.  I magnetized the arms and have a close combat weapon that I can add later once I paint it.  I was a bit worried this guy would turn out too gold but I like it.  I don't think I'd ever do an entire vehicle with it (I want to have an accompanying stormraven) so I'll have to figure out a scheme for that down the road.   

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Warboss Biker Conversion

My final Warboss, Wild Waaagh, this time mounted on a bike.  As you can see, I got a lot of mileage out of the AoBR warboss kits.  This kitbash used most of a pirhana to make a sort of hoverbike for him.  My favourite part about all the warbosses are the custom hats they each have.  Every good ork needs to accessorize.  He clearly had to give up his legs to fit in this thing but you can't always predict what will happen when the painboyz get to you.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Land Raider Proteus Conversion Idea

Now that a friend of mine has graciously offered to sell me an unbuilt baneblade, I'm going to progress on the Night Hawks' fellblade idea but that left me with a problem. Ok not a "real" problem, but I have two unbuilt/partially built land raider kits that I didn't know what to do with. Now that I'll have two upscaled land raiders build from baneblades it would look silly if I ever ran 3 of them and 1 was a normal wussy little kit.

So to solve this issue (without selling the kits) I'm going to convert them into Proteus land raiders. A lot of people don't like the new Forge World kit (I'm impartial) but I do like the rules. Being able to run them in elite slots with my Blood Angel tank army will be sweet. This will save me from having to spend a ton of money on the Forge World kits and will be a fun conversion project. . .

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Looted Wagons (and Rhinos!)

I'll continue to share my ork army today. These were inspired when I was looking through the ork codex and decided it would be quite easy to make some looted wagons from my marine whirlwind and predator (which can be dismantled for use as rhinos) thereby adding utility and variety to my ork army without buying any models (or destroying anything the Emperor may need later).

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Argonaught Land Speeder Storm Part 2

I think I'm finished putting this together.  I have a second one still to work on but this one is done.  I think I'll paint it up along with a 5 man scout squad so that the I can play it functionally in game.  Will be a lot of work for 125 points though.  After comments from a few people I raised the rear end up and added running boards.  I had to raise them a bit from the standard which means they're not connected that well sadly.  I've broken them off three times now (the piece was meant to fit into the skimmer but now that it is shortened the floor boards don't sit the same).  So I  may end up leaving them off as they break over time.  Here's hoping.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Night Hawks Background - Achilles

Responding to a distress call on M37.142, two squads from the 3rd company and a supporting Argonought of the Night Hawks Chapter set down on Truvel XI. The Adeptus Mechanicus maintain a forgeworld in the Truvel system which contains many planets classified as dead worlds. After four expeditionary fleets from the Mechanicum had vanished on Truvel XI, the Night Hawks were summoned for aid.

The Night Hawks quickly scoured the desert planet searching for the lost explorer vessels and came upon what could only be described as the prow of a ship extruding from the planet's surface. As they approached, the ground began to shake as defense systems activated and metalic men rose from beneath. Comms failed and the air was filled with the roar of gunfire. Surrounded by a legion of cybernetic constructs with no where to run, the fate of the battle brothers seemed all but assured.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Ork Warboss "Ram Rod"

I repositioned the arm with a little GS, added armour plating in a few important areas, added a chainsaw to the claw and gun (inspiration Gears of War) as well as a flamer, added a barret and lastly a squig.  A side shot would help but sadly the army has been sold.  I miss it now... 200 ork models isn't something you attempt a second time around!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Night Hawks Fellblade

So the Spikey Bits contest didn't work out so well.  MBG was being exceptionally generous giving out a baneblade to the winner, but it seems like two of the better entries were made 2-4 years prior to the competition (I don't think that was the intent) and potentially by people other than the entrant.  Some of the voting appeared to get hacked (I saw a particular entry double its votes by about 20% of the total votes in 5 minutes near the end of the polling).  I was actually hoping there'd be more than the 5-6 entries that we did see.  Is apocalypse dead!?  Anyway I totally understand him pulling the contest though I can't say I'm suprised by the actions of the internet hidden behind anonimity.  Anyway I'd like to thank everyone who did vote for me though! It was super close the whole week so I'm glad people liked it.

Monday, 12 December 2011

One day left to vote!

Please take a momment to cast a vote at the Tanksgiving Contest at SpikeyBits. There's a poll at the bottom of the page.

I'm "Adam Wilson's Fellblade" should you deem it worthy! Hopefully you do, as I'd love to make a Custodes version with the prize.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Ork Objective Markers

I think objective markers are one of the most overlooked aspects of 40k; at least to those in the community that actually paint their toys!  We slave away making our models look great, and then end up fighting over poker chips or dice cube lids.  The other thing that bothers me is the 'wounded soldier' or 'ammo dump' objective.  I mean would 200 Imperial Guard try to save a downed soldier or would a Tyranid swarm try to kill a select 5 individuals?  Strange!  I prefer the secret plans, bio-sample, comm array sort of objective. .  .

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Storm Boyz - Kappin Crunch (AoBR Warboss)

I made him a tri-hat out of greenstuff to try out a simple method I read about. I wanted the warboss to look slightly different than everyone else's AoBR boss so I added the hat, and chopped off one of the pistols and the boss pole (since he'll never have one bought anyway). A few extra shoulderpads as well, more of a madmax look.  Anyway back to painting...

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Argonaught Pattern Land Speeder Storm

I present to you, the Argonaught Pattern Land Speeder Storm. I've always liked scouts, and always thought the storm was a cool model. I sold all of my old ones when I started playing with the BA codex. Now though, with the Night Hawks and my goal and background fluff supporting high speed combat I figured they could make a comeback. I also would like the flexibility to not take a SM bike captain and instead have a librarian. That was I wouldn't depend so much or have to protect the bikes as much since the storms would be scoring.

Please Vote!

Please take a momment to cast a vote at the Tanksgiving Contest at SpikeyBits.  There's a poll at the bottom of the page.

I'm "Adam Wilson's Fellblade" should you deem it worthy!  Hopefully you do, as I'd love to make a Custodes version with the prize.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Flying Ork Trukk

The counts-as trukk is painted up. Two deffkoptas and some battlewagon bits and that's all it takes for orks to haul around their pals.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Ork Nobs on Foot

Here's some ork nobs from my old ork army. They're modelled WYSIWYG so I can abuse wound allocation. I've run them in a few games and while a strong unit, at 365 points excluding transport they are by no means broken. They die quite readily to blast templates, missile launchers, powerfists/claws and anything else strength 8 or higher. They do however punish tau quite well as we're disadvantaged in the str 8 category.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

First Molds

I made my first rubber molds yesterday and cleaned them up this morning.  I REALLY need to thank the maker of this set of youtube tutorials.  They're awesome and explained everything very well for someone like myself with no experience in it.  Casting Tutorial


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