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Imperial Knight Titan - LegionAudax Auxcillary Part #1

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So I have been ferreting away working on a little project, in the background. And I guess it's about time I "pull back the sheet" and unveil the progress thus far.
Magnetize joints - CheckRe-pose legs - CheckKit-bash and add Khornate embellishments - Check
You will notice the legs are not the usual ones that come in the kit. These ones are from the Russian outfit, Soul Dark. I still need to add the toes. But before I do that, I have to work out how to finish off the base.



Add the horns from a Blood Thirster and kit bash the visor armor. I also snaffled a tilt shield, on eBay, from the Forgeworld Chaos Knight kit.



Adding a shoulder plate from the Lord of Skulls kit. Securing it to the Knight Pauldron, I hid the pins under some green stuff and piled on skulls from Secret Weapon Sack O' Skulls.


I also pinned the other Pauldron, in a similar manner, hiding the pins with skulls. I also added some chains from a Dark Eldar Wrack kit.


More to come.

Horus Heresy 30k and the Vlka Fenryka Drop Pod #1

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So you might remember all the way back to one of my original posts where I was working on a Space Wolf Drop Pod. Well I finally got around to building the second one, a more generic VI Legion Pod. Here is a progress shot on this one.  Base colors down. Now I need to go in and start the detail work, hazard striping, etc.


This is the previous one. Looking back at it, it still is pretty cool, but now I know how to do streaking effects and the like, I might come back in and finish this one up, properly.

More to come.



Horus Heresy 30k and the Vlka Fenryka Veteran Tactical Squad #3

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Some further progress on the VI Legion Veteran Tactical Squad.


A lot of work still to be done on these guys.

World Eaters Contemptor Dreadnought Part #7

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Some Progress shots on the World Eaters Contemptor. Still building the right Assault Claw, I didn't like the Chainsaw appendage, so I made a new Assault Claw.



Coming along nicely, I think, just have to finish off the detail work, varnish and then get into weathering.

General Ramblings - Ultrasonic Cleaner

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So I finally got around to nabbing an Ultrasonic Cleaner. It only took me around 6 months to actually  do this, but this is the bad boy.



Add about 1/2 liter (1/2 quart) Simple Green and you're off to the races.


I had some metal Statuesque Miniatures Female heads that I was trying to strip. After 6 months in the Simple Green, it still hadn't dissolved. Ten (10) minutes in the Ultrasonic cleaner and Simple Green and "Bam!", the paint is gone.

All your base ? #3

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Today I am building more bases. On the left hand side are bases for my World Eaters Tactical Squad and on the right are the bases for the VI Legion Veteran Tactical squad. 

I used my usual recipe, built on 32mm bases with a piece of cork, then 4 types of grit (large, medium, small and fine) poured over PVA glue. For my World Eaters bases, I included the obligatory resin skull.


I still need to prime, paint, wash and drybrush the bases, before I place tufts and finish the rims off in black.

And you probably notice that my World Eaters Rampager Sergeant finally made it to the list to be based.

More to come.

Horus Heresy 30k World Eaters Tactical Squad #21

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So I have been working on a large batch of World Eaters shoulder pauldrons. Here are some of the progress shots.


Back to a few weeks ago I had the blue transitions complete. Here I put down a coat of VGC Brass.


Then I followed my usual recipe and washed it back with VGC Sepia Wash.


 And to finish up the rest of the batch.


Now I have to highlight and put some of the green continents onto the design.

Horus Heresy 30k and Thousand Sons #10

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With the recent GW Burning of Prospero unveiling, I thought I would finally get around to finishing up my squads of Thousand Sons Tactical Squads. Here is a progress shot of some of the first ten out of twenty Tactical Marines.


Still more work to do on these fellows, then I need to hook second lot of ten marines.

More to come.

Horus Heresy 30k Vlka Fenryka Contemptor Mortis Dreadnought #4

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I was watching a Mig 'Ammo' Jimenez video about Filters and Streaking Grime. So I thought I would try the technique out. This is how it turned out.

Not bad for a first attempt. I still need to add some chipping and more rust effects.

Horus Heresy 30k and Thousand Sons #9

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I finally got around to painting the bases for the Thousand Sons squad. You'll notice the broken pieces look a little familiar.


Yes, you guessed it right, I cut up the recently released GW Sector Imperialis Basing kit


Just need to add some tufts to bring the bases into the same look as all my other bases.

Horus Heresy 30k World Eaters Red Butchers #4

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Some more progress on the gold on the first Red Butchers squad.    


So this is where we had left off, last time.


Just the usual recipe, VGC Brass washed back with VGC Sepia Wash.


Now I just need to focus in on the silver sections and work out what to do with the power axes.

Horus Heresy 30k Vlka Fenryka Contemptor Mortis Dreadnought #3

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Some progress on the VI Legion Mortis Contemptor. I scrapped the right shoulder pauldron and dunked that in some Simple Green. Did I mention, my pot of Simple Green is getting pretty full?
Anyways, I got around to some detailing on the leg.


 Yup, this  is the shoulder that just doesn't seemed to quite fit.

More to come.

Horus Heresy 30k World Eaters Red Butchers #3

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I have been following Lil'Legends Studio's tutorial for the second Red Butchers squad. Here is the progress, so far. Much richer color and a lot more depth in the tones.



Here are some progress shots as I follow the steps and screw up steps from the tutorial.
VGC Hemp base color with VGA Dark Sea Green in the deep recesses.  For the second stage I switched up the recipe and used VGA Cold Grey.
Then I used VGC Stonewall Grey to build up the whiter tones.  And the final highlight with VGC Dead White.
  More to come on this one.


Horus Heresy 30k World Eaters Leviathan Dreadnought #4

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Further progress on the Leviathan. Building the tones on the white panels.



This is a slightly better angle, with different lighting, to show the tonal differences.



 Continuing onto the arms.



With harsher lighting.




Now I need to hook into the details.

Horus Heresy 30k Vlka Fenryka Assault Marines #4

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I mentioned a few posts ago about progress on a new Assault Sergeant. Here is how he is turning out. Just need to finish off his left shoulder pauldron


Here are some progress shots. A new torso and re-posing the arms.


And adding the new head. You'll recognize it from a few weeks ago. It looked so good on +The FallenStar 's miniature, so I painted another, just for this fellow.


I still need to work out what to do about the pauldron. Spiked, plain, just don't know, yet.


Horus Heresy Characters - Khârn kit-bash #3

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Khârn the Bloody. Is this too red?


Or not bloody enough?

Horus Heresy 30k and the Vlka Fenryka Veteran Tactical Squad #2

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More work on the Veteran Vlka Fenryka. Still with the lighter grey scheme.


I am thinking I put together another ten (10) Tactical Marines, but with the darker scheme that +The FallenStar conceived.


More to come on this.

Horus Heresy 30k Vlka Fenryka Assault Marines #3

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Almost finished on this one. Here is where we are with the squad.


 You will notice something, the Sergeant is missing.  


I just wasn't happy with the posing of the sergeant. So I pulled him apart and assembled a new version, with new torso and head. More about that in another post.


Horus Heresy 30k World Eaters Leviathan Dreadnought #3

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Some time and a little progress on the World Eaters Leviathan, just base coats and a few initial layers. No highlighting yet.


The recipe thus far:
Badger Stynylres Black - Primer VGA German Grey Paint - BaseVGA Cold Grey - First LayerVGC Stonewall Grey - Second Layer

Adding the arms back onto the miniature.


More to come.