Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Epic Titans

Another random project I have going on, I won a warlord for "cheap" on eBay, and that began my slow descent into addiction.

Two warhounds followed, obviously, so then I needed another 6! I also bought a reaver and a second warlord (which hasn't arrived yet). 

These three were painted to test the scheme. I've always loved the Legio Gryphonicus colour scheme on the Lucius pattern Titans. 

The scheme is actually relatively quick and easy to do, involving a lot of glazes and washes. 

They also make me want to get a 28mm scale warlord . . .

I'm not sure what the eventual plan for these is, they may be sold to fund renovations on my house, including a new man cave to remove toys and paints from the reach of tiny hands. If anyone's interested drop me an email, or comment, I would ofcourse finish them all before sale.

Also if anyone has FW epic reaver Titans hidden away Id like a few more ;)

*also I'm sure you noticed the missing shin armour on the warlord, it was sold to me with two left shins!? In waiting for the second to arrive so I can do a quick cast of the shin armour*

Thanks for looking 

Monday, 21 March 2016

Finished (sculpting) Mhara gal

So here's the finished product, except for some gs tubes coming  out of his sides. I've been waiting for a tentacle maker to arrive in the post. 

I found some soul grinder components in my bitz box a added them to the fist, this I think suits the rules a lot better and continues the corruption theme nicely. 

The back is fairly unadorned, I just had a lack of ideas as to how to dress it up, so a random growth was all that was added. 

Dead marine and the plasma cannon arm were the last pieces to be completed quite happy with how "dead" the dead marine looks. 

This guy is now quite large, transport will be a problem for sure, but I'm really happy with he turned out, I just hope that he's worth the points cost and performs on the table at Inferno 2.

Thanks for looking. 

Friday, 11 March 2016

Word bearer tacticals

More Word Bearers!

These are the WIP pictures of the second tactical squad, the three with bases were used during the Inferno tournament and so they jumped the queue. 

The rest of these are finished up to the point of needing varnish, which ofcourse I have run out of, or misplaced in a move. I just need to finish their bases so they can all be varnished in a batch. 

The next batch of 9, will finish both current squads to 15 man each, and complete the compulksory troops selections for the armylist I'm planning on running at Inferno II.

Quite a short post today, but I had these pics in my phone for a while and thought I could throw them up to show that there is still movement on the painting front. I'm trying desperately not to get motivated to do a Cults and Militia army using the new Genestealer cult models, but I can feel my willpower failing!

Thanks for looking. 

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Best modeling project ever!

The last couple of weeks have been extremely hectic and intense. 

With great excitement I can announce the birth of my first child, Amara Rose. 

Born at 0844, on the 3rd weighing 3.51kgs (7p12oz old scale) via caesarean. 

Both mum and bub are doing well, with no complications during the delivery. 

Amara is an amazing baby, so well behaved and quiet, we're both completely smitten. 

This development in my life will ofcourse slow down the hobby output, but I still hope to finish my word bearers this year, and a couple other projects on the go. 

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Mhara gal WIP 3

Here is the almost finished Mhara gal!

As you can see I tried to incorporate a goat skull into the plasma cannon, not sure how successfully considering it is 100% sculpted. 

I was at a loss as to what I should add to the shoulder, then I realized a trophy/sacrifice would be appropriate. And considering the size of the dread, a whole space marine fits there! 

The spike was added first, then I drilled a hole through the marines torso and threaded it one, the limbs had to be cut and reposed to achieve a more realistic "drape". 

Next post will be some better pics of the dread in the photo booth. 

Thanks for looking. 

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Gal vorbak on deck

Hi guys, welcome to another post about the Word Bearers.

I recently played in the first Inferno of the year in Brisbane, Inferno is a Horus Heresy narrative campaign tournament played 4 times throughout the year, with escalating points. 

The first Inferno was a tactical strike tournament with a heavy focus on zone mortalis. 

Here's a few pics of the tournament:

Stolen from the Eye of Horus podcasts Facebook page (I recommend giving them a listen too if you like HH, and don't mind Australian aka swearing)

As is usual for me I used the upcoming tournament as motivation to finish a unit from bare resin to varnish. 

Considering the strength of Gal Vorbak in the tactical strike arena, and low points levels, they got bumped to the head of the queue. 

As is usual for me too I needed to make the models unique, by adding plastic components from the WHFB spawn kit that came out years ago. 

I also won players choice which was amazing, and a shock considering the high quality of armies on display. Thanks to everyone who voted for me and all my opponents for great games! 

I should also say that the traitors carried the day, shutting the imperials out of their spaceport and granting us a small bonus in the next Inferno in May. 

Thanks for bearing with me through this long winded post. 

Mhara gal, Arktun the anointed WIP

Just a quick one today, talking to Rictus about what I should do with my contemptor from the Battle at Calth set, and he suggested a Mhara gal. 

Considering the plan is had up til then was terrain, I immediately grabbed the gs and the bitz box. This is the first gs session wit minimal thought and rouge thumbs ruining my work.

One thing I wanted to carry over was the animal skull and teeth from the gal vorbak, as I found them to be some of the freshest and creepiest details on the gal vorbak kit. 

More WIP shots soon. Thanks for looking. 

Friday, 29 January 2016

Mhara gal WIP 2

Some more progress has been made on the sculpting of my BaC contemptor conversion. 

One of the most important changes I think is the addition of the FW contemptor feet, they really are vastly superior to the plastics. 

The shins were filled with putty off cuts glued in side then a plug of gs was stuck in to provide the foot something to push against and not waste too much putty. 

Another breakthrough was learning how to sculpt ruptured armour. I can't recommend clay shaper sculpting tools enough. They really are a maxing and allow for a much better control when manipulating the gs because it won't stick to the tools. 

I'm at a loss at the moment as to what direction the plasma cannon arm will take. 

Thanks for stopping in and looking. 

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Blood bowl

Just a quick one today. 

As I'm sure everyone is aware gw is bringing back Blood bowl! In eager anticipation I found my old human team, stripped them and did a quick test mini. 

The colour scheme is based off of my NFL teams colors, the Baltimore Ravens. 

The base will be finished with agrellean earth and some grass tufts I think. There is also a small piece of steel from a used exacto blade on the base for attaching a magnetized ball. 

I will ofcourse be buying the new plastic set when it is released (2017 apparently) but hope to have these guys done so I can jump straight into playing a league on release. 

Also, how great are the new genestealer cult! I will be buying some asap and have nefarious plans to use them in 30k as cults and militia, maybe including my prvious ad mech stuff as well. More on that when it happens.

Thanks for looking. 

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Ultimate bro team

Just a quick one today, while I had the photo booth setup I thought I'd take a family portrait of the finished primarchs. 

I think this phot really shows the base size creep that's taken place over the life of the character series, Horus' base is massive! 

But then he is the big cheese so that makes sense too. 

I took a bunch more pics of the WIP word bearers and a couple of other projects I have rattling round, so expect a couple of weeks with 1 or 2 posts each as I ration them out. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Aurelian, Lorgar of the Word Bearers

Welcome to another belated update. 

Firstly as to why it's been so delayed, I'm expecting an addition to my life shortly, a baby girl, this as you can imagine is equal parts terrifying and exciting for me and has absorbed a lot of time and the kid hasn't even been born yet! She's due to arrive in 6 or so weeks so expect updates to be even slower than they have been after that. 

In other news I've finished Aurelian, Lorgar of the Word Bearers. 

As you can see he's only been done to a decent table top standard as he was batch painted with a bunch of tactical marines, and I actually ran out of Baal red during painting him.

I replaced to top of his crozius with a plastic piece from my bitz box (the warriors of chaos I think) as I lost part of the resin original in a house move. 

All in all I'm pretty happy with how he has turned out, and will post some more progress pics of the word bearers as soon as I can take pics of them.