Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Smurf Propaganda!

The latest issue of Conquest has landed, and there's a piece about the War For Baal that seeks to rewrite the history of the war, and the last climactic battle. Apparently the Ultramarines arrived just in time to save the Blood Angels rather than just after Dante had killed the Swarm Lord.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Monthly Vow, 12th of February To The 12th Of March

Err, not sure what I'm going to be doing next month now I've decided to go with the dreads in March, my wage is not great for February I'm actually under hours for the first time in years. For now I have 2 Warhounds and a Terminator to paint, once the bills are out of the way I'll might see if I can afford a box of the new AT Knights to add to House Lancaster. After that I m thinking of reading a book or 2 as I've not really read for a while. I know I have 6 Intercessors and Hellblasters that I'm planning on painting, but I'm leaving those until the Sgt sprue is released with Conquest.
Started off with building the 3 Conquest sprues of Inceptors, Intercessors and Hellblasters, again these guys are now on hold until the Sgt sprue lands as the last sprue, to finish these isn't until close to the end. I'll be tempted to cancel my subscription when we've got that one and just buy from my local paper shop, I also rebased the relic assassin on a 32mm base and the Terminator with lightening claws counts as.
Next up was the 3 Inceptors, with these I've now got 2 full squads of 6 for the Hounds.
The old dudes got a bath, these will be built in March as Boltstorm Aggressors and there will be some moving around so there's one squad with long legs and one squad with short legs.
I then spent a while playing with the dremmel cutting down the flamers for this conversion.
And magnetiseing this, I just wish I had some autocannons I could cut down as well. . .
Then it was onto the Primaris Lieutenant and Master in Gravis Armour, both touched up black for this year's Primaris project. I didn't repaint the cloak as I actually like how this one looked first time.
Next up was the really old metal Librarian in Terminator Armour for the Primaris Company, and the Cypherella mini for the chaos project.
After those 2 it was on with the spares from the Aggressors box although spares is a bit much why it's a full 3 Astartes squad, as I already had plenty for the Hounds and The Lion's Blades, these are painted for the Star Leopards chapter. Before I finished the squad I started messing around with a dreadnought again.
This one is for the 30k Dreadnought army and will be painted for The Death Guard during March's Dread Filled Month.
I then went back and finished off the flamestorm Aggressors for the Star Leopards chapter.
By which point my subscription package had arrived and I was able to make up the 6 Reivers, I concentrated on the squad of 5 for the first night, but on the 2nd night I did the second sergeant in the Leopards colours just to see how it would look.
Before getting the squad finished bar the bases and squad markings, but I wanted to make sure that this 5 will match the other 5 I already have. The bases have got a coat of astroganite and are just waiting for a wash of agrax earthshade and dawnstone highlights. I'll be adding a full photo of this army when the next squad of 3 boltstorm Aggressors is finished, it will also be the first photo in the 2019 end of the line album on the Poxy Proxy Facebook page.

Monday, 11 February 2019


And the last 2 nights work, started the squad yesterday with an ushabati bone base coat on all 6 Reivers, the 5 for the Hounds then got a coat of screaming skull and lastly a nuln oil wash, it was time to call it a night after. Tonight I brought the paints I needed to get second Sgt painted up for the Star Leopards and got the XV -88 base coat on before giving the squad a 2nd screaming skull coat. Once everything was dry the leopard got a coat of Tau Ocher before giving it a layer of troll slayer orange, with bits picked out in blue, the chest skull is green for the 3rd Company and all pouches are black.
The Hounds squad got 2 thin coats of white on, with the pouches and belts being brown to match all the rest, grenades are green and the skull and belt are picked out with brass scorpion. I still need to do the bases, squad markings and chapter badge but I want to double check with the squad I already have before painting and basing so everything matches and I can run them as a squad of 10.