Monday, 29 April 2013

Shrine of the Aquila - Ruined and Painted!

I finished the last of my ruined terrain this weekend (well almost last).  The last chunks of my terrain were shown here:  Terrain 1 Aegis Line Terrain 3.  I decided last fall that I'd put far too much time into completing models and not into making terrain.  My buildings looked like crap and it took away from the cinematic feel during game play.  A little effort on terrain goes a long way and ties the whole table together.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Emerald Fist Chaos Terminators (Nurgle) Done!

I finished up my nurgle terminators and finished basing them!  Now I can move along to my next project.  I'm also obviously looking into some land raider transports for all of my Emerald Fists.  My end goal is that everyone has a transport in the army.  Even the jump pack marines will air craft to jump from.  People need goals right?!

Monday, 22 April 2013

[Kit Bash] Space Marine Sentry Turret

I finished preparing my predator turrets today and while looking at them I had an idea.  I wasn't going to glue them to the razorback hulls anyway and I realized they would make good counts-as sentry/tarantula gun emplacements for my marines.  Here's a scale shot and a 60 mm base. For very little extra work, my predator turrets will have a duel role as point defence turrets.  I'm also going to look into some whirlwind add-ons that can function as hyperios launchers to go with the command node I recently bought.  I can't help but want to watch starwars after looking at this.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Chapterhouse vs. Forge World Land Raider - Thoughts?

Chapterhouse Land Raider Kit

I really like the look of land raiders with enclosed sponsons and there are two versions I've found on the market.  The left is the chapterhouse upgrade kit and the bottom is from forge world.  What are peoples thoughts on which is better?  The pros for chapterhouse: cheaper and look like you can attach crusader bolters easier; I'd also buy redeemer kits and start out with more weapons which means less bits orders.  Pros for forge world: they look more sleek and I really like the engine component they include.  I've heard negative reviews about both with respect to casting so that seems to cancel out.  I'd like to know other peoples thoughts on the matter or if they've had bad experiences with these kits (not the parent companies as I've bought from both no problem).

Thursday, 18 April 2013

[Emerald Fists] Nurgle Terminators PIP

I'm slowly plugging away at these guys.  I'm not sure if I'll meet the deadline I'd set but it seems the scheduled game I had may need to be postponed to help some family move anyway.  These guys took so much longer than their loyalist counterparts due to the amount of detail on them.  I think I'm happy with the champions skin.  It gives the appearance of old muted skin I think so I don't want to add any more lively hues to it.  His eyes are also no longer stark contrast giving a jaundiced look.  Anyway less blog, more paint.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Emerald Fist Terminators Complete

I finished my tactical terminators this weekend.  I like the subtle change the forge world shoulder pads add.  The Fist iconography is sweet.  I also added some etched brass.  You can see small fists on the knee pads and head of the power axe which were added with the brass.  I went with the classic stone colour for the crux as well since painting it metal would have added too much bling to the chapter which I don't want to be too fancy.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Emerald Fist Tactical Terminators PIP

I'm currently finishing up my loyal tactical terminators.  I set aside the 5 nurgle ones I was working on because 10 became too much of a burden when the paint schemes started to diverge.  They were doing well when it was base armour colours and such but everything else was too different.  I figured I'd finish up the easier ones (less detail = easier) so here the tactical squad is nearing completion.  All that I think is left (I'll do another look over) is the power axe and the basing then these guys will be ready to kill.  I'm putting serious thought into a command tank which has an improved teleport homer I think it would be really nifty to use these guys in that role.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Emerald Fist Nurgle Zombie Heldrake

I started to assemble my heldrake out of a terrorgheist and an honoured imperium statue.  I'm going to paint it up as an alabaster dragon so it will match the white of my Emerald Fists.  The red guts inside will look pretty cool as a start contrast with the white too.  I think the statue will get an exceptionally rusted steel look as everything the daemon spawn touches dies.  I'm looking forward to having this in my army.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Emerald Fist Nurgle Terminators WIP

Here are the rest of the terminators I'm working on.  It's been slow going since I downloaded a new computer game haha.  Working on 10 terminators concurrently is also a lot slower than 10 normal marines just due to the size.  These guys do look mean though and they make my loyalists look puny since I'd added some spacers for height.  I should really have done that with all of them but was in too much rush to assemble.  A bit of a regret though no one would notice but me.  I think I have 3 weeks to finish them before my next scheduled campaign game so I'll have to get on it this weekend.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Emerald Fist Terminators WIP

I'm in the middle of painting up 10 terminators for a campaign I'm involved in and this is where I'm at with the loyalists.  The white armour shading is all done now I'm working on details.  Basically everything else still needs basecoating and highlighting (crux, fists, weapons, metals, eyes etc.).  10 at a time is a little slow going but I should get there in a couple of weeks.  The brass etching (you can see some on the knees) held the primer well enough and I think will work out nicely.  The placement also adds colour to where there normally wouldn't be any.  With a model like this you really want them too look elite and special.  Not just 'large marines' and I think extra bling can help that.  I tossed 2-3 extra purity seals on each guy as well to mark them out.  Paired with those on the forgeworld pads they have quite a few battle honours now.


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