Friday, 7 March 2014

Sons of Horus milestone!

21 months I have been painting these Sons of bitches, and I can finally say it. I have a playable force!

Only 1000 points, and not very optimised, or even fluffy, but its a start. . .

I guess I'll start with the new additions, firstly, HQ's.

This is Moritat Axander, and will pretty much ruin anyones day if he gets a turn of chainfire shooting at them. I haven't seen that many of these guys around the forums and blogs, which is surprising considering the damage potential they have with 2 plasma pistols.

I used the current 40k plasma pistols because I think the 30k ones look like a hair driers . . .
Unusually for me, he is clad entirely in Mk IV armour, although I did make a couple of modifications to it. There has been an extra armoured plate sculpted onto the left greave, and a plasticard strip and rivets added to the crown of his helmet to differentiate it from rank and file, and give him a pseudo crest/mohawk.

Next in the HQ slot is a Praetor in terminator armour, because a Moritat can't lead your force.


I took the normal Terminator Praetor and converted him to have lightning claws, just a simple matter of cutting all the relevant parts at the elbows and pinning them together. I also heated (carefully) the fingers on the left hand to give him a pointing/commanding pose. Looking at the pics, I need to add some definition eye sockets to the skull on the night lords shoulder pad.

 I've never been a fan of unhelmeted marines, something about going into battle without a lid when explosive projectiles are flying around just seems dumb to me. So I squeezed a Mk II helmet in with a bit of trimming. Unfortunately some super glue got into the eye slit and destroyed the detail, but it still works as a gaming piece.


And what is a pimp, without an entourage?


Basically just stock Cataphractii terminators from Forgeworld, its hard to improve on perfection. The only thing I added was a heraldic shield from the Grey knight terminators to the Sgt.


And thats it for the new stuff. The observant among you would have noticed that the basing has changed though. The new style matches the tyranids, and will match the Ad mech, and the table I am going to make (eventually) for my collection. This meant that the rest of the 1k needed to be rebased.

 The Sgt also had a head repose so he wasn't looking at his shoes.
Unfortunately I have to lose the stomping pose on the dread due to time constraints, but I kept the marine and the base so I can redo it at a later stage with another contemptor.

And thats 1000 points (plus a rhino), my photo set up isn't big enough to get all the models into one shot, but I'll take lots of pics at the 30k tournament being run by John from The Painting Bunker called The Emperors Legions, which is set to be epic, including a group shot.

Thanks for stopping in and reading my ramblings, what do you think of the new additions and new basing style?

19 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful work, your models are just gorgeous. You've somehow managed to both heavily weather them, and keep the models visually clear and interesting. Love them.

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  2. Sweeeeeeeet. That is one great looking force, man! Just beautiful!

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  3. Are you using the salt weathering technique to achieve the randomized chipping effect on these minis?

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    1. No salt weathering here mate, it's all done with a sponge. I paint the base colour, highlight it, then sponge on astronomicon grey, and then Chardon granite.

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  4. Awww man they are insane. Nuff said!

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  5. Thanks gents :) really appreciate the comments, you're making me blush ;)

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  6. Very good weathering, it's really inspiring!

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  7. Wow, 1000pts! That is an incredible feat (something that I have not been able to achieve in years…) I particularly like the Praetor in terminator armour; it is amazing how much better lightning claws look when they have the blades on individual fingers…

    Having enjoyed your blog for a while now, I would like to nominate your blog for the Liebster Award! Hopefully it will help bring new readers to your blog. You can find more details about the award here: http://betweenthebolterandme.blogspot.com/2014/04/liebster-award_29.html

    I know going through all of the steps for this award are a little tedious, so I understand if you choose not to do so!

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    1. Thankyou for the nomination, as you can see from the lack of activity I've been sadly too busy to do anything like the liebster award criteria, but I'll try and do a post that answer some of those questions in the future once I am on uni break.

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  8. God I'm practically drooling, they are so good. Would you mind if I share some of your work on my blog if I accredit and post links back here?

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  9. Thankyou :)

    Not at all. Please do mate. Like you said, a like back and credit would be appreciated :)

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  10. What is the base colour I'm in love with it truly inspiring

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  11. What is the base colour I'm in love with it truly inspiring

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  12. What is the base colour I'm in love with it truly inspiring

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    1. Thanks mate :) the base coat is a mix of Vallejo panzer aces Usmc tank crew, and he astronomicon grey.

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