Tuesday, 31 December 2013

December 31st Again?!

So it's New Years Eve again and what have I done since the last one? Well I have finally started to build my Titan which was planned and the Mastodon, which wasn't, I built a Chaos Marine Army that I'm thinking of building into a core of a Fallern Angel army for the Heresy era game. I've got a couple of Apocalypes formations, the Predator Assassin and Marine Formations, I almost got ripped off by a dodgy git on facebook buying the 3rd Predator. Downside of this is that the Eldar haven't been touched yet. I think that the Eldar might get re-jigged into a Craftworld army or will stay on pause till a supplement comes out that allows more options for the Harlequins, as that is the army I really want to get rolling again. I can also be said to have started an Imperial Guard Army with the 4 10 man squads in the Chaos Army, I'll decide more on that one when the Codex comes out and I get round to buying it of course. My Dark Angles have been slimmed down a bit, I've dropped plans for a Lion Company based on the pups Codex and still have the core elements for a Knights of Blood army even though I have glued the body of the Librarian Dreadnought onto the legs back to front, with a little effort I'll drop the dis from this advantage and get a "dynamic action" pose going for it with the Force Weapon. The Codex Marines are staying as they are for now. My plan for the Chaos Android & Sisters of Battle army are still at the same point as they where this time last year, I'm waiting for a new full codex for Sisters and the mythic Plastic Sisters and this rumored new plastic Necron Warriors Unit with a new style Gauss Flayer before I start putting concret ideas together for these 2.
Okay putting my ideas in one place ; I would like to get some more Terminators to make a full company of Deathwing, I'd like a few more bikes and Land Speeders, but I don't think I'm planning on adding a Ravenwing army, at least not yet. The 3rd Company might get touched up but I'm happy with them more or less, I can see me picking up enough Cyphers to swop out all my Tactical Squad Sgt's with Cyphers, I might get enough Khorne Berzerkers to swop out my robed vets for the 'zerkers for my Assault squads. My vet squad is going to get some Hoppolite Shields at some point to replace the Tomb King Shields, maybe pick up a couple more plasma cannons and 2 more mulit meltas to give plenty of Heavy Weapon choices.
Codex Marines are not changing much, they will stay as an allied choice for now.
Knights of Blood will be padded out with a couple of Tactical Squads and some jump packs for the Assault Squads. Still not sure if I'm going to field them as counts as Charcadons or not unless the Knights Of Blood get a supplement or at a pinch the Flesh Tearers.
Super Heavies- plan on making more Mastodons and seeing if they sell or not.
Sisters and Chaos Android waiting for Games Workshop to produce plastics for these.
Guard- plans after the codex comes out for now and we see what kits come out for it.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Mastodon Gets Its 2 Front Tracks For Christmas

So after getting the left front track done over the weekend, yesterday I got the right track spaced and fitted and added the bolters to the to the casement with blu tac, will look at maybe magnetising them next as well as plating the sides to make it look manufactured and try to blend the join between the AT ST head and the home made body. I'm also looking at getting a couple of flame storm cannons in January and swopping the front Heavy Bolters for those and moving the sponson forward and down to a more tusk like position and then adding a shiled of some sort around the front pair of heavy bolters to give the inpression of ears.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Sinister side started

Managed to squeese in 5 minutes on Project M today before I went outvto a (ha!) mammoth 13 hour shift (really how is giving me a longer working day doing me a favour even if it is in the town where I live? It's not like I can go home at any point,). So started spacing/squaring up the front tracks on the Mastodon, got the left sinister side done before I had to set off for work. Minor finessing issue of getting the right side done before I can try then both and then I also need to check that the tracks are level on the front. Think I've broke the back on this one; not much longer to go and it'll be ready to paint.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

22nd of December Mastodon WIP

Was on my weekend off and amid getting Christmas ready and family visiting I got the casement done on the Mastodon, took it out back got 10 Marines up top and photographed it.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Merry Frelling Xmas

Yep it's that time of the year again, food, wine, and presents. This year I have a confession to make and for someone that blogs 40k, it's quite a shocking confession. I've not actually requested anything 40k for christmas. I've bought myself and my kids a 2nd hand PS3 with 13 games, but as 1 is FIFA 13 I think, that's getting traded as soon as possible and my oldest has picked up Little Big Planet that's a lot of gaming, and several years of old games to play as well. I plan on getting hold of Escalation, if just for the Banesword and plan to get the new Hunter/Stalker kit and possibly to give it a 3rd build if possible with a Saber version. If I don't spend to much on video games.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Advent Calender

So looking at this image 1 it fills me with a warm and fuzzy feeling and 2 this image of Cypher is the old metal mini, fingers crossed there is a new mini on the way and that GW are not spoiling their own party pn this one.

Back Plate

Not got a lot done this week, just the decoration on the arse of the tank. All the bits are from the Leman Russ kit although I'm thinking the fuel drum is not a good idea.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

'Songs For Acid Edward' by Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer (Official Music Vid...

Fan Boy Moment!

So I posted these photos onto my Facebook page the other week and it started a conversation with a friend on there, below is the conversation cut and pasted with a little bit of editing to protect the people involved;
A B: Gav thorp needs to be let loose on this character 3 December at 22:15 via mobile · Like
Me: Could not possibly comment. Gav Thorpe, any comment? Daniel Ferry can you post these in the DA group for me please? I can only upload 1 at a time. 3 December at 22:24 via mobile · Like
Me: Please and thanks of course. 3 December at 22:24 via mobile · Like
A B: I enjoy his work and he's a DA fan 3 December at 22:31 via mobile · Like
Me: I'm sure the only comment would be on the paint job and it's not mine, I've not touched this Cypher. 3 December at 22:38 via mobile · Like
A B: Sorry mate I should have made my self a bit clear. Gav Thorp is a long time GW writer and games designer. He should wright a heresy book on him 3 December at 22:42 via mobile · Like
Me: I know who he is, got him on the friend list, well I think it's him. If they do that it pins him down, and Cypher, like Baby, shouldn't be kept in a corner. 3 December at 22:52 via mobile · Like
Gav Thorpe: I could tell you, but then I'd have to despatch the Ravenwing to hunt you down... 3 December at 23:06 via mobile · Unlike · 4
A B: :-0 3 December at 23:52 via mobile · Unlike · 1 Paul Harris

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Mastodon Moving On

Glued the track sections to the back compartment today and tried the Soylent Green from GW. While good I think you need to find the right problem to use it on which I didn't.

Progress On Project M

Not much progress no, but a small amount. Added some fairing under the turrret to hide the foam board. With a bit of luck tomorrow should see the out riggers added so the tracks will sit on sides of the head squarely. Tomorrow should also see the gaps filled in with some liquid green stuff, mostly to see how it works.

Friday, 6 December 2013

25th December Cypher

Naftka has posted up a list of whats coming in the Black Library Advent Calender and 3 items stand out for me if this is for real, the Vulkan Hes'tan data slate, The Sammiel stuff on the 24th and of course Cypher himself on the big day. My mate who's just become a dad will get a kick out of Vulkan and with my DA Army Sammiel would be useful, but Cypher, Cypher with the right rules (gun slinger is a given) would be great and this just leaves what Codex is he going to be for, CSM, DA or could he be added to any alla Inquistion? Myself as I've said would be Guard and he lets you add Marine Squads to add a bit of punch but it looks like that'll just be a pipe dream.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Close Up Cypher Sword & Pistol

So after the stills from the video here are some pics from the old model, the Lion Sword and Cyphers Bolt Pistol. Make your minds up guys

WIP Mastodon, Techpriest Enginseer

So tiny bit done on the Mastodon around working stupid shifts at work. Clad the sides in plasticard will cut some bits out for plating the sides and doors for access. Will get a castlement done for round the top and may just move the roof access hatch to the back angled plate.
Also read the email from Wayland Games with the Bombshell Babes and saw this little lady, think I found my Enginseer.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Smaug image

So facebook does its party trick again, GW had an issue with Smaug, but here he is on the side of an Air New Zeland plane! Looking forward to seeing more of him.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Speculation on The 1st Legion

Going back a bit here, but I do recall reading somewhere that The 1st Legion was split into 6 Wings and Deathwing WASN'T one of them. So from the Horus Heresy books we now that the Ravenwing was there at the time, so we have 1 named unit already. The next 2 are fairly straight forward, the Tactical Wing and Assault Wing, after some reading of the Forge World HH section Devastor squads aren't like they are now so I feel that a Devastor Wing isn't going to be there, but more embedded within the Tactical and Assault Wings. The Order were said to have a Seige Train, so I can see a Siege Wing as well as a tank wing being part of the Legion. Which is now, possibly, 5 Wings but more proberly 4 Wings. To my mind there would also be a training Wing which with the Raven, Tactical, Assault and Iron Wings gives us 5, but if the Iron Wing is spilt between Seige and Tank you have 6 Wings. Now all this is speculation based on my own point of view  and how I, who is no Lion, would organise a Legion.