Monday, 31 December 2012

New Years Eve 2012

New years eve and my last post of 2012. I started the year with a nebulos Chaos army built around a core of Fallen Angels and I'm ending it with almost 50 Deathwing, the full 3rd Company, some of the Assault Company, 2200 points of Vanilla Marines, a start on an Eldar Corsair Army, some of my Wyld 5th Company and plans to build a scratch Titan. Lots more to come. I'm looking forward to the new DA Codex coming in a few weeks, so far I've no plans on adding anything from the Codex untill I've read it back to front and inside out. As a basis for next year I'm looking to round out The Glorious 1000 to 2500 with possibly a camo'ed tactical squad, got 1 not doing anything atm, my Corsairs are my next project, with the Titan getting done when I find an AT-ST, weapons from Forge World and I need a base for my Mortis Dread.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Before and After

Okay so here we have my bargain from ebay, £27 for all 3 Dreadnoughts, Blackreach, Ironclad and an old metal Dread
So this is the paused Mortis Dread with 2 Twin linked Auto Cannons. i have been told the the 2nd spot light has been posted from Austriala today, December 21st. This Command Squad is for the Glorious 1000, i got them in a trade for my GW Daemon Prince. Will be posting more on these as I finsh them
This is the Ironclad, all I did with this guy was to paint him, I have dome no other work it.
And lastly my Bjorn counts as. Which look better? Also need a name for him that's in keeping with the Lions Blades... thinking either Cornish or Manxs

5th Company, Counts As Bjorn The Fell Handed

This is one of the Blackreach Dreadnoughts, so at the very least i've proved some people wrong and you can make the lump look good. As I've said I have been working on this slowly, as I want to get it looking as good as I can. Top photo is with the home made twin linked las cannon. The las cannons, I think, came from the IG Sentinel kit that I pulled out of the club bits box, I had to turn the body of one round and re attach the barrel to get it to look right. On the gun arm I've added a Tau battle suit head, and am calling it a sensor node for the complecated gun arm.
The 2nd phot is with the Terminator assault cannon, it also shows the Fell Hand, this came in the lot from ebay with the Iron Clad. To the fingers I added talons off a Blood Angel Furioso Dreadnought that again came out of the club bits box, took a bit of work to get them to fit, but I "just" plonked them onto the fingers already on the fist, then painted them black and dry brushed them with my metalic silver. I also added some other bits, the loin cloth, an angel and something that was from something chaos with the ariels. I filed off the 8 pointed star and added the winged broken sword to it, to show that as a HQ he's getting more info than a standard dreadnought.
And lastly we have the Plasma Cannon arm this again came from ebay, with this I can put this guy on the table with all the options he comes with in the Codex. I'm rather happy with how this guy came out. About the only thing left to do is to get some magnets so I can swop out the guns and magnetise the arms as well.
And lastly a picture to show what it looked like when I bought it, He's the blue one on the left.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Another Dreadnought Post...

Well Not much work has been done on anything really this week, just finailly got around to painting the claws on Bjorn and painting the guns as well, although this was the best of the 3 photos that I got of it.
This is my Mortis Dreadnought, hope to hell that this configuration is in the new Codex when it comes out, and yes I will be buying it from the store after my next payday. The only thing left to do with this is to buy a base for it, but as I over spent on ebay again this month that will have to wait for January as well. i do have another of those big spot lights on the way, this one is coming from Austriala so I'm not expecting it till the new year. I have recieved a Command Squad from a trade I made on Facebook, again from Austriala, so I think this unit has now travelled all the way around the world. The Command Squad is being painted up for The Glorious 1000 and will be started on this afternoon after I have done my last little bit of christmas shopping and taken my youngest to the dentist.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

The Glrious 1000 Sternguard

Just the one post this week, what with working like a slave form now till sunday, and taking my daughter Christmas shopping on Sunday as well and to a great Thai place in Preston for lunch. This is my Sternguard Squad for the Glorious 1000, top row is a plastic plasma gunner in the infamous pose, next is an old metal marine that I think is based on Mel Gibson in Lealth Weapon, to him I've added a flamer giving him a combi weapon. Bottom row is the one usable RTB01 "beaky" marine I got in a lot from ebay, I've also given him a combi weapon, next is the veteran sgt, he's made from khorne Berzerker body with Chaos Warrior legs, I think, he has a bolt pistol and a power fist, last up is a another combi weapon plasma/bolter, the other arm is throwing a grenade. While the models may have a certain weapon I'm going to run with these as whatever best fits the situation and write down what they are before the game begins, although most of the time I think I'll be using the Hellfire bolts anyway.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Cos Marines Don't Use Camo

So I posted up all the camo patterns that Marines don't use last month and, after winning the old style Razorback on eBay, thought I'd repaint this onr from the Knights of Blood to a Sulpher/Iron Oxide desert. In the top photo I've painted the Razorback witha an Darksun base coat, near run out of that will need to buy the new one in the new year if I'm adding to the allies that is. I then went over that with the
bright yellow, I them added tiger strips of various colours to it, GW Blazing Orange and Karak Stone and black and brown from the Army Painter range, I then went over it with a nuln oil wash to tone down the colour a lot.
And one for the giggles, I've seen this done a couple of times so I thought I'd do one as well.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Scouts

Just a single shot today of what I'm working on, 15 scouts. I've got 5 painted up with gery that I'm going to give an urban camo pattern to and 10 yellow base coats, of these 5 are getting a sulpher/iron oxide pattern and the last 5 I'm not sure what I'm going to paint them up with. Ideas are always welcome... Of these 15 most are the old metal scouts, some are plastic, 2 are 2 American Civil War Reble Snipers that I found in my clubs bitz box and took, the last one (front right) is a scratch built from kneeling Tau fire warrior legs, a Tau Pluse rifle, and Empire Pistol arm, a chaos bolt pistol and a Scout Head. I'm not putting a Chapter icon on any of these squads as I intend to be able to use them with both The Lions Blades and The Glorious 1000.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Lions Blades Command Razorback Mk1

So once again I've been ebuying, I was looking for a Rqazorback for my The Glourious 1000 and I saw this one on ebay and thought,"well The Lions Blades are a 2nd Founding Chapter they'd have older stuff," so I put a bid on this puppy and stuck it out till i won it.
Mk 1 Razorback with heavy bolters. The Lions Blades Command Squad Razorback as it came out of the envelope. The broken exhaust stack is my fault...
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Paul Harris I also found a Leman Russ Battle Cannon from the clubs bits box, thinking of knocking a turret up to use as a Vindicator. Tuesday at 18:36 via mobile · Like #
Michael Tebby Pretty nice paint job, tbh. Just add some orange to contrast and it'd look epic :D:D Tuesday at 20:39 · Like #
Paul Harris But not my Chapters colours. Blacked it out already, thursday i'll be adding bleached bone edging and painting the gunner that's sat in the coupla. Tuesday at 21:12 via mobile · Like #
Michael Tebby I would've said you could leave that as the metal colours then but ah well Tuesday at 21:16 · Like
# Paul Harris And that was mostly talcum powder, not weathering. Tuesday at 21:30 via mobile · Like · 1 #
Michael Tebby Well do it again, but this time get some of that spray they use on charcoal to make it stick and use that :D:D
And this time you can see the gunner, thursday the edging will be done. Thinking of doing the hatches in bleached bone and putting the swords on there.
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Michael Tebby Best bone method I find; paint it grey. Let it dry. Paint it bleached bone. let it dry. wash it with sepia. let it dry. add transfers. Tuesday at 21:38 · Edited · Like #
Paul Harris Got karak stone that i'll be using as a base, then dry brushing over that I think. That's been my usual method up now. Tuesday at 21:40 via mobile · Like
Base for the bleached bone Karak Stone, and mech red for the driver.
bleached bone done
detailing done and black touched up. Next up is 3
And what I'm going to use as a a Vindicator, this is just rough at the moment, I also have a set of rocket tubes that I'm thinking of using as a counts as Whirlwind. Keep your eye out for these half asres efforts to come up. My next painting project is going to be 3 squads of Scouts. I'm planning on doing these in 3 squads of 5 with different camo patterns to show the units, I'm also going to leave off any Chapter markings as I'm hoping to get away with using them for both of my armies for now.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Stormtalon

So I won the Stormtalon on ebay, paying about as much as if I'd gone to Wayland Games and bought the thing new from them... speaking of which, got to email my Dad. Christmas presents requsted now back to the blog. Like I said I won this one on Ebay and picked it up from the post office on Tuesday morning, I set to work straight away. The left Las Cannon cowl had broken off in transit so I had to glue that back on first.
I then broke the paint out. I didn't give this one a yellow undercoat as I thought I could get away with using the red as my basecoat. I tried to keep away from the engines and the wing ball joint as whoever had done these first had done a good job, and being lazy I'm not going to do anything I can don't have to. I painted most of the body Blazing Orange, leaving a few areas that I was going to paint with the Karak Stone as I'd run out of Kommando Kharki.
So I let the orange dry and went out and did some shopping in town then came back and cracked open the Karak Stone and tried that out, got to say that it covers better than Kommando Kharki ever did one coat was enough, if I'd been using Kharki it would have to have been 2 coats. Got to say I am liking the new colours that I've used so far from GW
So I went and did something else again while the Stone dried and then gave it a wash with Nuln Oil.
After that had dried I spent a couple of hours dry brushing over orange over the whole orange section to get it back to where it had been before the wash. I also dry brushed the Stone areas as well, and added the Cross Potent to the tail boom on both sides and to a cover hatch on the side behind the cockpit. At the moment this Stormtalon dosen't have a name, with the Glorious 1000 being a new Chapter, 748,M41 26th Founding they are only going to name their vehicals when they have proven themselves in battle. And this one hasn't seen any action yet

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

One Finished, One Begins

My Harlequins, one troupe from the Chorus and one troupe of Mimes. Not your normal 'quin colours I know but, bar one that arrived the way it did and I happy with, these I'm very happy with.
And this old fella is a Zoid, The Red Scavenger, that I've just picked up today, still in it's box, I've not opened to see if it's been built yet or it's still on sprus. I need to take a trip to my mums to get the next other bit I need if i'm to do what I'm planning... So a shiny new donkey/ fluffy doll to the first person that works out what it is I'll be (trying to) do ing next year.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Big Job Broke Out

So nearly there with my counts as Bjørn The Fell Handed, just waiting for a couple of things from Ebay to finish it off. Next up is the metal Dreadnought that I'll be making into a Mortis for the 3rd Company. As of now I can use it as a point eating double twin linked Las Cannon. I also picked up 2 Sentinel Auto Cannons and with the 2 I've already got from Froge World could make a crap looking Quad gun out of this lot to go with my resin injection block defensive walls.
Bjørn's Lightning Claw, made from a spare power fist that came with an order of Dreadnought I got off Ebay and a Blood Talon that I dug out of my club bits box on Thursday.
Plastic Blackreach Powerfist arm converted to a weapon mount. Twin linked Lascannon made from 2 Sentinel Lascannons and an Assault Cannon made from a DA Terminator assault cannon. Waiting for a Forge World Plasma Cannon so I've got all the same weapon options from the Space Wolf Codex. Also need some magnets...
Blackreach Dreadnough, with a DA front plate, a chaos bit and a DA icon. The base for my Bjørn The Fell Handed.
All bits, exploded view, of my counts as Bjørn The Fell Handed for my Space Wolf Codex using Dark Angel 5th Company

Come to Daddy

I saw the picture of the new Mourngul from Forge World and I couldn't help feeling that I've seen this thing before, didn't take me long to work it out, it's from the rather warped video for the Aphex Twins "Come To Daddy". Don't believe me, watch the video for yourself, but it should come with an age warning this one.
I've seen horror films that have freaked me out less than this did the first time I saw it.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

'cos Marines don't use camo

Time to show some of the kids how much 40k has changed over the years
'cos Pups think camo is dishonourable
'cos Marines don't use camo
'cos there are no Squats
'cos Guard don't use Land Raiders and Marines don't use camo
'cos Eldar, Guard and Orks don't use Dread and all the Robots are with Horus
Marines don't use camo
Guard only use Chimears and Marines don't use camo

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Rumors From Facebook

Stuff from Facebook not too sure how good this guy is yet, up to this post he'd been telling everyone the DA was December along side The Hobbit
reading through ravenwing book. ravenwing might not get jetbikes because the technology Is still lost but there's a land speeder called dark shrouds, the deathshourd land speeders which use relics from the tower of angels attached to power generators to project a veil of darkness ahead of there squadron to protect there units. dark talons armed hurricane bolters and land speeders with plasma cannons all feature early on also nephilim fighters. The new units in the ravenwing book are black knights they ride bikes and have plasma weapons and power hammers with a ravens beak on the back they are sammeal's elite and are almost ready to join the deathwing also vengance class speeders with plasma cannons. Flyers seem to be dark talons which have hurricane bolters and nephilim fighters. The book is fantastic
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new SM flyer (Raven Claw) has massive amounts of fire power, imagine a 40k ersion of the A10 thunderbolt. this thing eats the enemy up. absolutely awesome. im going to be inesting in a few myself
have i got some news for you, gw hq had a small meeting that just happened to take up all of tuesday. well this is what i've got for you. codex release date begining of FEB, ranwing will hae new units, same organisation as normal raenwing units ie bikes speaders etc except for they hae the option of plasma cannons for land speaders and attack bikes. deathwing box set can be made into 3 different troop types, standard termie, honour guard/elite or HQ. heavy flamers as standard tactical troop choice. new attack fighter is deffinatly in the codex
also lots of new eldar units including, new flyer, new tank, webgate fortification, some new weapons for troop choices (cant remember all options)

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Dread, bloody 8 of 'em

My Dreadnought Force. Back Row- Blackreach Dread, Space Crusade Dreadnought, Standard Dreadnought, Venerable Dreadnought painted as a Librarian Furioso Dreadnought. Front Row- Ironclad for my codex company, a Blackreach Dreadnought that I'm planning on using as a Counts as Bjørn The Fell Handed, an old metal Dreadnought that I'm planning on using as a Mortis Dreadnought and my Contemptor.
I did promise a photo with all my Dreadnoughts in one place, now I thoguht I had something boredering on the overkill area here, but appaerntly I still have some way to go on that front which is kind of a reasuring...
So here is my Ironclad, part of my Codex Allies part way painted.
and this is it finished along side the High Warlock of my Harlequins.
This is a Blackreach Box Dreadnought that I'm converting into my counts as Bjørn The Fell Handed. So far I've added a DA front plate to it and added the Deathwing Icon on top as all Company Masters have been threw the Deathwing. In background terms this guy is the 1st Company Master from when the 5th went Wyld. In game terms I'll be using the rules for Bjørn with this guy including giving it all the weapons options that the Old Wolf can take. I'm doing this by cutting the power fist down and adding, for now an Assault Cannon to it. I'll be ordering the Plasma and Las Cannons from Forge World and magnetising the things so I can swop out the weapons depending on what I'm facing.
My next step is to order some magnets and to green stuff the rough faces so that they are smooth. For now thats all I can do with this one. The other gun is a heavy bolter I'm going to use to convert a Marine into a Devastator and so I can finish off 1000 points for my Codex Allies
This last one, as armless as it looks is going to be a Mortis Dreadnought, I'm planning on getting the Autocannon and Las Cannon arms from Forge World for this guy but that is going to be in the new year, as I have to do some christmas shopping. And save some money for next January when the kids and I go to watch TNA Wrestling in Manchester
And now I have so many more!!!

Harlequins

So I won some of the old school Harlequins off of ebay and have been painting them up slowly 5 as Mimes with a Master Mime, here is the Master Mime, a character that really needed a model I felt
This is the squad as was I've trimed it down to 5 as you can see below, it doesn't show up to well but they have all got a dark mix on at least one part of the mini. My next project is to give the power fist model a Harlequin Kiss, which will be a knife and some green stuff.
This photo is the squad with the High Warlock, who , most likely, will be operationg with them most as the Veil of Tears will help to get them into combat
As you can see the High Warlock has a very different colour scheme to my normal work well I was watching the news in the morning at work when I saw the barcelona fc away kit 2012/13 and thought I'd like to try that.
Partly done.
I'm rather pleased with how this has worked
And here we have something I've had kicking around in my head for a very long time. Years ago, just about the time Hercules, The Legendary Jounrey and Xena Warrior Princess finished the production team made another series called Cloepatra 2525, about some kick ass woman going around a tunnel system beating up the bad guys, now the character here is Creegan one of the regular bad guys in this program, he'd been sold out by the person that ran the team and wanted revenge on who ever it was by turning the girls away from the leader, Voice I think it was called. So for years I've had this guy sat in my head popping up every now and then saying use me for something.
So over the years he's been ignored mostly although he did pop up as a bad guy in a fiction thing I was working years ago and ran out of steam with, he's also part of the foundation for my latest character in the RPG I'm playing in round at my mates house, along with Frank from the Transporter series. He's now also the insperation behind my Troupe leader.
And lastly to this the Barcelona Home shirt, I found this one while I was looking for the spelling of Barcelona and thought I'd add it as well as one of the next Harlequins I use will be painted up in these colours