Monday, 24 February 2014

Reclusiam Project Part 3 - Dreadnought

Here's my finished chaplain dreadnought.  In game he'll count as an ironclad most likely.  I would probably take an ironclad with two close combat weapons and heavy flamers but I think this makes the model just look better (I really wanted to mount a book to the shoulder).  I think the forge world sculpt has just enough bone pieces on it to convey the image (in the legs and the chest) and although I'm not a huge fan of dreadnoughts I really wanted to paint this.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Reclusiam Project Part 2

Here's more progress on my Chapter's reclusiam.  This shot shows the progress I've made on the black and then moved on to do the white and green.  This shot specifically shows the Emerald Fist should pad tie-ins.  The gold isn't done yet but these do move a long fairly quickly.  I'll finish up whichever is going to be played first.

Monday, 10 February 2014

[Terrain] Tank Traps

Here are some tank traps I painted up and a terminator pretending to be a tank trap.  I bought these on ebay a few years ago and I can't seem to find a solid answer on what they are.  Google seems to suggest that they're an out of print forge world dragon teeth model but I couldn't confirm it.  I didn't pay much so they're probably fake though they were very crisp and the resin was dyed grey so who knows.  Either way I like them.  They usually are placed in the opponent's deployment area to deny him a better piece of terrain.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

[Conversion] Centurion Devestators

I spent some time with putty to try out different things, and talked to some friends and decided to go with option 2.  Here's my centurion squad.  I think leaving off the kilt makes them look a bit more mobile, and the directly attached weapons make it look more like a suit since the arms of the armour really had no function.  I think these look more anatomical which makes them more pleasing to the eye as well.  It is almost like the kit was made to be assembled this way and 1/8" magnets fit right into the weapon ports pretty easily.  I also wanted to have a distinct way to tell the sergeant apart (other than those silly standards or helmet crests) and put the largest brass etch detailing on him (middle guy).  I may add a few more purity seals if the mood strikes me.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

[Conversion] Simple Centurion Conversion

I sat staring at my centurion parts for quite some time, and I have to say I really like the armour, but can't stand the clunky weapon mounts for all the same reasons the ironclad dreadnought looks like a knuckle dragging gorilla. My solution to this (as of 1am last night) is to magnetize the right arm to be the ranged weapon (not really worried about representing twin link) and having a fist as the other arm akin to a mini dreadnought. I think it's much more visually appealing.  As simple as this is I doubt I'm the first to come up with it but I haven't seen it online yet so thought I'd share for anyone else on the fence about these.  For the close combat variants I might replace the right fist with an inbuilt drill so that it isn't underslung (which is my whole issue with the model).  Also going to leave the front kilt/armour piece off I think.  It bulks them out way too much.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Emerald Fist Legion Basilisk - Plasticard

I built this I think last year and never got around to painting it. Now that the Heresy books have come out and space marines can have a basilisk by canon (also FW is making one) I decided to convert this tank into a more legion looking tank. I ripped off the old copula on the bottom and put in a marine with a heavy

bolter to keep it WYSIWYG. Also this adds credence to it not being an IG vehicle and it having BS4. I put a rhino 'fist' hatch on the back as well and a bit of iconography. Not sure when I'll get to painting it but it has definately been moved up in the queue (most likely the next batch of white marines).


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