Sunday, 26 February 2017

Necron Knight 26/02

Started working on this one tonight, this is purely a Chop Shop Special, built by the Great and Mighty Oz of The Emerald Empire Dynasty, rules wise it'll use the Eldar Wraith Knight as it feels better than the lumbering Imperial Knight.

The Throne, when the magnets arrive I plan to cut the ball joint on the front down and fit a couple of pairs of magnets so it can be removed for transport.

The side plates are fitted where I plan for them to be later, I just might file some areas down so they fit better.

The ribs, I had planned to fit 3 sets with minimum work, but that minimum work has gone. I'll have to cut the spine off and fit the ribs around the chest, and add a shield to the front but not sure on the number of ribs I'll be able to fit.

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Saturday, 25 February 2017

Necron Knight Update

Not had a good week hobby wise, major focus is on the game at Warhammer World on the 11th of March.
All the bits I wanted have arrived over the last couple of days.

The Ghost Ark is not only new on sprue, but was sealed as well, so I think it's a real steal for £20.

The Tomb blade will be chopped up a bit, I plan to use the pilot as a gunner.
I plan to start actual work on this tomorrow night as I have to actually do the job for which I'm paid tonight.

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Monday, 20 February 2017

Didn't End Well

Was just watching The Walking Dead and the trailer that the ambush is planned to be launched from looked familial.
Looks like things didn't end well for The Bandit and Snowman.

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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Poxy Proxy Predator/Banesword

So after BoLS getting my name work I thought I'd do a little retrospective on the Poxy Proxy Predator.

The blog title comes from this the Poxy Proxy Predator itself in all it's orange glory, with blue tacked heavy bolters and a 1:72 tiger turret. That turret is still in use, with a magnetised autocannon, on a Predator in The Lion's Blades.

This started in 09, after being made redundant from a job that I loved at Leyland Trucks, I thought I'd better have something to keep my mind active while I was looking for work. It took 2 years to find another job. In the mean time I started the blog to document my progress on Poxy. I found a large scale tank model that I was able to cut up and it fitted very well with the orange half of the technic kit box

For a while I ran it as a Predator, until I had a game with a mate and he brought a Bane blade along, the Poxy was as big so it was the first thing to get bumped from one army, I was going to start a Guard army with major cyber enhancement to denote a Skittarii army, this was before GW brought out just that army a few years later.

So one Easter I was reading through an old issue of White Dwarf that features the various super heavy tanks and I got looking at the Poxy and settled on the Banesword over the others as it didn't feel over powered , not a D weapon, and I was able to get something close weapon wise knocked up

So far the Proxy Banesword has only had a couple of games and is currently back on the list of stuff to re-work when I can find the bits that I want, cheaply.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Back To The Bricks

I've built more lego this week than in the last 4 years.
On my way home today I picked up a lego Star Wars thingy that had a tiny kit of The Ghost.

I built that this afternoon after getting my teeth scoured by the dentist.
And the other night I built the technic K2

It's a similar kit to the bionicle range. I'm planning on building this into a Necron Knight

11 inches to the shoulders should be okay height wise for a Knight.

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Monday, 13 February 2017

Monthly Vow, 12th of Feb to 12th of March

With that hole that was blown in my budget I didn't plan to get much done last month, which was a good job as I got the shit kicked out of me by my depression mid month.

Both of these are currently based with ushabati bone waiting to be painted, which is planned to be this month but could slide after I opened my big mouth (more on that later).

The Predator got done, the spare turret is waiting for an Autocannon, that I'm not looking at getting that this month, (big mouth again),

The Optimus Class Librarian Dreadnought finally got finished, sort of. Going to buy some 5mmx1mm magnets for the arms.

Actually got some paint on this guy.

And no idea of where this one went.
So plans for the coming month.

Strip the Dread and re-paint in pre Magnus Thousand Sons colours,

Touch up the trim and add the enforcement badge to this one.

And firstly and lastly I plan on making a Necron Knight out of K2 a doomsday ark, I also have a tomb blade coming and am watching some bits on ebay as well.

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Friday, 10 February 2017

Rowboat Girlyman, Possibly The Third Biggest Heretic?

Another theory post.

Here's my theory on why I believe Roberto Guilliman is actually the 3rd biggest heretic in the Imperium, behind Logar and Horus. I admit here that I haven't read the Forge World books, but I'm up to date on the Black Library books.

Minimum Impact on The Great Crusade.
In the Heresy so far there isn't much reference to Ultramarines Complience Fleets, the 2 I'm aware of are the fleet that castigated Logar and basically kicked the whole heresy off and the second fleet put an official complaint in regarding the World Eaters and Sons of Horus, after the Ultras had requested support from specialist assault factions from both Legions because they were struggling to break a siege. What was he doing while his brothers conquered the galaxy?

Betrayal At Calth
The first big conflict that the Ultras feature in, must be about concurrent with Isstvann V. The majority of his Legion is gathered at Calth with arms and material to reinforce the Word Bearers and take the fight to some Xenos, so Kor Phenon takes the elements of the Word Bearers that Logar wants shut of and attacks the Ultra. Numbers aren't mentioned but the Ultramarines have a numerical advantage, access to fleet level supplies and the advantage of knowing the ground they are fighting over, the Word Bearers have surprise. It still takes the Ultras a surprisingly long time to get the upper hand and enough Word Bearers escape to the Malestrom to keep causing trouble for the Imperium for 10,000 years. And what does he do after the attack, he consolidates the 500 Worlds, only pushing the Word Bearers out of his space.

The Ruin Storm
Or how Logar comes and plays him like a fool.
So 2 legions come with intention of raising hell, by every measure of this it's a major success for Logar, the Ultras are playing catch up all the time and Logar succeedes in getting Angron ascended to Dæmon Primarch, before pulling both armies out the other side of the 500 Worlds.
Does he chase them? No he once again consolidates in the 500 Worlds

He then sits in his palace and gathers the stragglers that turn up together and defends his own domain. He manipulates The Lion and Sanguinious into the Imperium Secondus, declaring Sanguinious as Emperor. And then when it's proven that the Emperoris still alive, he is the only one of the Trimulative that doesn't go and make a move, he once again consolidates the 500 Worlds. Even Sanguinious looks sheepish and makes preperations to move out.

The Seige Of Terra
Not there, not even moving to relieve the Seige.

Only after The Lion and Russ have chased the traitors off from Terra does Girlyman bring his, surprisingly well supplied and very strong numerically, Legion in to play "rescuing" the Imperium, after the majority of the hard work has already been done and all the other loyalist legions have had the crap knocked out of them and are down on numbers. He then instigates a system where all the other Legions are patterned on his and stations chapters all over the Imperium, one could almost use the word "garrisoned", and ensures that his Legion is the main one that the High Lords of Terra, an institution that he puts in place, pick his legions gene seed first when it comes to founding more marines.

In conclusion,
His bombing of Logar's perfect city is the trigger event of the whole heresy.
Pretty much ever other Primarch did more in the Crusade.
Set up his own Empire.
Didn't defend Terra.
Only moved his forces into play after the majority of the fighting was done.
Set up a puppet regime.
Garrisoned the Empire with his troops and ensured his troops are the prime source of reinforcements.


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