Showing posts from February, 2017

Horus Heresy 30k and Thousand Sons #12

I got some time to make a little progress on the sergeant for my Thousand Sons squads. I worked through the force weapons, transitioning from red to green and finalizing with blue. The blue is intended to represent the gradual shift to Tzeentch.

I even used this effect on my Sekhmet Tartaros Terminators.

More to come.

Horus Heresy - XII Legion World Eaters - Red Butchers Devoured

So you might remember a few weeks ago I posted about my recently completed Red Butchers with a double chainfist Devourer. Well I was looking around and noticed that my guy was the same as everyone else. Being the tinkerer that I am I decided to switch up my Devourer to be armed with a chainfist and thunder hammer. Below is a WIP of the progress so far.

 Not a very big departure from the original, below.

And here is a few pictures I have took while I was working on this guy.
After working through the greys and into the whites, I switched to working on the reds.

Then I started to develop the skin tones.

Now this time I worked through the metallics, blue steel, silver and brass.

I did notice that the skin work was a shade too close to the brass, so I deepened the red and darkened down the face plating.

More to come.

Horus Heresy - XII Legion Dreadnought Drop Pod

Crunchy McCrunchie-Face is complete, so now he needs to get to the fight. For this fight his steed will be a ForgeWorld Dreadnought Drop Pod. Now a bit of forewarning, this ForgeWorld Miniature is one solid chunk of resin. Word is they don't sell these bad boys, anymore. No listing on the site. Did somebody say, plastic re-make in the works?

The doors are heavy, with thick points for the hinges. The base plate comes in two thick pieces, with a little indent in both to place a rod. This makes it a little easier to fit the two together. The rest of the model is really easy and  straight forward to put together. The uprights do have a tendency to ship warped. A little work with the heat gun straightens them up pretty good. Be careful when you straighten the uprights, though, you might end up with a bit of helical twist, like I did. The Helical twist is a real bugger to fix, as you'll have to heat the whole model, clamp it three ways from Sunday, heat it up again, then dunk it in a…

Horus Heresy 30k and the Vlka Fenryka Veteran Tactical Squad #4

I posted this one on G+ a few days ago. A WIP Praetor VI Legion, kit-bashed from the Geigor Legs, Wulfen Shoulder Pad, Space Wolves Accessories Sprue Axe, Kromlech Torso and a KT Studios - Liber Daemonica Wolf Helm. The bolter and chain was converted from jeweler's chain and a Chaos bolter.

The intention is that this fellow will lead my VI Legion forces and replace my current Cataphractii Praetor. 

More details as I find time to finish him off.

Horus Heresy 30k Vlka Fenryka Assault Marines #3

Geigor meet Krom. Well actually meet the new WIP Sergeant for my assault squad.  Blocking in the colors has begun and I have even started working on the face.

More to come.

Horus Heresy 30k Vlka Fenryka Cataphractii #8

I put together some more VI Legion Cataphractii. You'll notice they look a little different to your run of the mill Cataphractii.

And given I have yet to work through the VI Legion rules I magnetized all the arms. 

More to come.

Horus Heresy 30k Adeptus Custodes #3

Awaiting the pre-release of Horus Heresy Book VII - Inferno, I started in on another squad of Adeptus Custodes. This time a Sentinel Guard squad and I will be building out this force to play as my Zone Mortalis Force. Anyways enough of the jibber-jabber. Here is a WIP of the squad.

I think I will round out the force with 9 Guardians, 9 Sentinel, a Galatus Dreadnought and wait for the Sigittarrum, Tribune releases.

General Ramblings - Too Many Shinies!! Triumvirate WIP

So the 'NOT' 40k end times is coming. And with it dropped a bunch on tasty new miniatures. Really shiny miniatures. Very shiny miniatures. In fact so distracting that I just had to give them a burl and try my hand painting them.

Here is my start on Belisarius Cawl.

And while I was waiting for the red to dry, I started on Inquisitor Greyfax. I left her head and legs off just so I could into do the cloak and tabard properly.

I will update as I find time to tinker with these guys.

Horus Heresy 30k World Eaters Tactical Squad #22

I have been trying to find inspiration for finishing a large squad of World Eaters. Well, not really lacking inspiration, more just losing focus. Too many shinnies syndrome, I guess. 

Lots of white just begging for some blue and gold. Just need to focus.

And then a good drenching in blood, right ?

More to come.

Review: (Feldmaster) Victory Case Transport Solution (4 out of 5 stars)

Recently Feldmaster created and successfully completed an Indiegogo Campaign (Recent Indiegogo Campaign) to fund the creation of the Army-Case or A-Case, and I was lucky to get in on this and get my hands on a Victory Case.
Often I am interested in how an item rates, so below is my review of the Victory Case.

What you get:
Lightweight and durable powder coated aluminium black frame3 x Powder Coated iron black shelvesHigh Quality Polyester Bag in chosen color with Velcro strap for the patchesAccessory pocket 60 x powerful neodym magnets (6×2 mm) Pros:

The case is lightweight, easy to assemble, metallic with magnetic mounting for your miniatures.

Lightweight - Even though the case is mainly metal, due to the cut out framing, it is surprisingly light.

Material -  The Victory case is a multi-shelf system made of solid powder coated metal. I believe Americans might want to equate this to Kynar PVDF coating, but truthfully powder coating is a far more impact resistant than Kynar, depending on the…

Horus Heresy 30k and Thousand Sons #11

Given I have been painting a bunch of Thousand Sons Tartaros, I thought I would quickly trow together some more marine Tactical Squads. One thing I did find missing from my Tactical Squads was their Sergeants. Luckily GW recently released their Thousand Sons Sorcerer boxed set with three sorcerors. They worked out really nicely as Sergeants for my three squads.

I will have to make a scenic base for this one as the jumping fart the original miniature came with was a little to witchey-poo for 30k.

I am tossing around the idea of making the claw-like appendages appear to be ghost-like. What do you think?

And this is the Tactical Squad I recently stripped and now they are being repainted.

And a few ForgeWorld Shoulder pads  to go with them.

Stay tuned, more to come.

Horus Heresy - Spartan Assault Tank #1 - Dozer Blade

So where have I been for the past few weeks? 

Working on a bunch of Horus Heresy projects. First up is a Spartan Assault Tank. Now a lot of people love ForgeWorld kits, but I will have to make the comment that they don't always go together in a straight-forward manner. Make sure you have files, sanding paper, clamps, heat gun and a bunch of superglue. The kits really exercise your hobby muscles.

Now one of the first pieces of extra bitz that I am adding to the kit is a Heavy Assault Vehicle Dozer Blade from Kromlech. Some questions do immediately crop up:
What do they look like?Where do they fit to the chassis?What to do if you want to transport it? Well, I have a few answers for you. They are a four (4) part resin kit and should only be assembled in one way. Given there are no instructions, you should reference the pictures. because the dozer blade protrudes past the mounting bracket.

I went ahead and carved some battle damage into the blade surface before painting, just to break up …