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.
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
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
Sunday, 18 December 2011
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
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.
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
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.
Labels: Warhammer 40k
Sunday, 11 December 2011
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
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...