Friday, 30 August 2013

Sons of Horus Squads WIP

Just a quick one today, the Praetors got me excited to paint some Sons of Horus again, and since I had some built, I undercoated and sprayed them this afternoon.

They might take a while to get any further than this though because I have exams in 2 weeks, and i should probably study for them. 

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Sons of Horus Praetors

Hi again, more procrastination sees some more models finished in a familiar scheme. these aren't for me though, but a commission.

FW sent through some very nice casts, though I didn't realise til I painted the face that the right eye of the terminator was miscast, so I turned it into a scar, and in a first for me, the swords were all straight! No hot water required. 

The bases are from Dragon-forge, and were quite nicely cast too. 

Following my normal tradition of taking poo photos though the bases and gold lack depth in the shots, I really need to set up a proper photo booth.

What do you think of the base colour? Should I change mine from the urban to this? I kind of like how the sea green pops off the base.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Gun servitor WIP 2

Had it pointed out on a forum the mechanical inadequacies of the design of the mount for the autocannon. Usually its just a case of "because 40k" but I came up with a quick fix I hope you like.

I suppose you could call it a hydraulic lock, opposite to the direction of the recoil. I imagine the barrel assembly slides backwards within the body of the weapon like a howitzer. and it has a slow rate of fire.

Also added more mechanicus bling, and tiny rivets to appease Matt.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Gun-servitor WIP

Hello again, procrastination has struck with a vengeance, leading to some more progress on the Ad mech.

Since the last time I showed these guy I've added rivets to the side skirts, a housing around the servitor pilot/driver, a home made gunsight, and a SM search light. And last but not least the brains of the operation, a second servitor from the storm raven.

The legs came from another cultist, just cut off above the belt line, and sandwiched the two parts together, simple really. The guitar string umbilical is to pass on targeting information and directions to the tractor unit, I may add another couple of wires between the two, it looks a bit plain at the moment.

The final gun position will be where the walking servitor is looking, as if the bionic eye has the weapon slaved to it.

I'm a bit happier with how the carriage "sits" in the 40k aesthetic now, but if there is anything you can think that would make it better please let me know.

Thanks fr looking in.