I took this picture when I did the initial black basecoating of this batch of models and you can see my Deathwatch in the background that I posted last week. I felt that doing all of the black basecoating at once would save me time in the long run for set up and setting up the air brush and such. I also really like the models for chaplains but the rules are terrible so they never seem to beg for play time. This makes other models that I'll actually use take the lead in the queue. But no longer! These guys are on my plate now, one of each type of armour. The dreadnought will be my Chapter's head chaplain, and the others the chaplains of the first and third companies. The chaplain dreadnought will be used as an ironclad in games I think so I'll need to find myself a storm raven or lucius pod for him. I adorned all 3 of these guys with etched brass of little fists too to help blend them in. There's always a place you can find to stamp a fist.
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
|Deathwatch Killteam Squad|
Sunday, 19 January 2014
A friend and I have been putting substantial effort into a project for the last year and I wanted to share a draft that I've put together over the last few months. This is a work in progress narrative which follows an ongoing campaign between the Emerald Fists (my home brew chapter) and the Raven Guard. It incorporates all of my existing fluff/background for the chaos Fists and details a war for a fallen Imperial system. The book is about half done at the moment. Please let me know what you think. The file is a PDF and about 18mb so be patient as there are a lot of images.Link v 2.4
Thursday, 16 January 2014
Here's a progress shot. The robes are done up and I'm working on details. It's a bit harder to bulk paint these since all of the details are different and need a different palette though I'm trying to keep them as uniform as I can. A few more hours and they'll be table ready.
Monday, 13 January 2014
I have had these parts to make these models since sometime late 2011 and I was going to use them as sternguard. Various other projects took precedence they sat in a box. I bought and traded for the bits to make 1 Dark Angel, a Space Wolf, Blood Angel, Ultramarine and an Imperial Fist. Basically because each of these chapters had some sort of fairly defined bits and were first founding which is what I wanted to capture.
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
Despite grievous losses during the Schism which prevented participation, the Emerald Fists were in observance during the 815th Feast of Blades. Early in the proceedings Sword Brethren Ermhart of the Black Templars passed a whispered insult on the spectating Chief Librarian of the Emerald Fists, Jerek Lor. Slighted by the offence, Lor's eyes blazed not with the power of the aether but distilled rage. Lor removed his gauntlet and threw it at Ermhart's feet as he turned to walk away. Ermhart's honour did not allow him to refuse the challenge, and so he knelt to pick up the gauntlet in acceptance. Although not a participant in the Feast, Lor was given opportunity to defend his honour. Lor submitted to a psydampening collar and took his place within The Cage; he would not let the Templar claim that the warp had granted his resolve. Ermhart was a champion representing the Black Templars at the Feast and had the skill with a gladius to prove his place. Lor was centuries old and had honed both his sword arm and mind through innumerable battles. Lor fought not with precision unrestrained fury and absorbed each blow by bashing the broad side of his opponent's gladius away if not with sword than open palm, forearm and or shin. For every exchange Lor landed a deeper riposte. Wound after wound was landed on each combatant, only Dorn's stubbornness keeping them standing. Yet Lor's two hearts beat faster as Ermhart's slowed and within minutes the fight was over; the librarian stood over the immobile sword brethren, both bloody and scarred. Before the end of the Feast, humbled, Ermhart found Lor and the two exchanged fraternal words and clasped wrists. To this day Lor carries Ermhart's storm shield emblazoned with both the Templar's and his own crests while the sword brethren painted his left gauntlet sapphire blue to honour the librarius, forever a sign of respect between the two sons of dorn.
Monday, 6 January 2014