Wednesday, 28 February 2018

New Sphere Of Expansion

New expansion. Have the Tau worked out how to surf the Rift.

The T'au have expanded several times in the history of their empire, with each wave known as a Sphere – here's what we know about them so far.

Want to join the fight (or just preparing for the new codex)? Start your T'au Empire army here:

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

War Of Secrets Cover revealed

Not sure how fresh this is been busy shooting Fallen, Vex, Hive, Cabal & Taken this evening after Destiny 2 had updated.

When we revealed the forthcoming Space Marine Conquests novel 'War of Secrets' a while back, we didn't have a final cover to show you. Now we do, and it's a doozy. Fair to say Neil Roberts has done it again…

Want to start reading the Space Marine Conquests novel series in preparation? Check these out:

Ashes of Prospero:
The Devastation of Baal:

Got The Light Box Out

It snowed over night so I want out first thing with the Björns to get some authentic basing materials,  didn't last too long when I brought them back inside. . .
And after a bit of messing around U finished of the Mentors Chapter Intercessor Squad for the Ordo Astartes strike force, just need to dry brush the bases but I'm calling these done. I got the light box out and got some photos of both the Mentors and the Hellblaster squad in it, waiting on one more bike before I can call the Ravenwing squads done.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Parts For The Next Project

I had a dig around for the Death Jester today, that I intend to mount on the front of a Land Raider in a Brian May style. The door gunners are planned to be the based on the old metal las cannon Death Jester, I'm hoping to be able to mount the prism cannon focusing array onto the end of the cannon, and painted up based on the Mad Max Doof Warrior.
While digging I found a couple of Wytches that I had put in the Harlequins and I'm thinking of using mounted on a couple of Eldar dreadnought legs and calling these pole cats.
Now the good Doctor May is almost as famous for his hair as he is for his Astronomy doctorate and having a bald DJ feels wrong, so I mocked up a couple of options, do I go full mohawk or pony tail?

Friday, 23 February 2018

Mentors Chapter Intercessor Squad

3 nights on these, first night was assembly as I'd had a crap days sleep.
White night, ushabati bone base coat, dry brushed with screaming skull and then 2 dry brush coats of white scar. Getting the green done when back on shift tonight.
5am gone and time to pack up for the night, green done on my Mentors Chapter Intercessor Squad for the Ordo Astartes strike force. If I do do (da, DW, RW, KoB, Hounds, shit), 6th marine army I'd definitely do them as Mentors Chapter.
Just need to do squad markings and chapter markings on them but I'm reaching a point where I think I need glasses for close in detail work

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Just A Building Night

I didn't sleep so well yesterday, and my eyes weren't up to painting tonight, so I just planned on putting the Intercessor Squad together tonight. I've decided to paint these in the Mentors Chapter colours. Hopefully I have enough white to get all 10 done.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

3rd Night Of Bikes

Tonight's WIP, turns out I can't count as I still need 1 more bike to bring my last squadron up to 8 bikes and 1 attack bike.
I also did the Hellblaster combat squad tonight.
The older marines in The Lion's Blades have a bone trim on the shoulder, while newer recruits and the Primaris don't have this yet, this is because they have yet to have some of the Unforgiven's truth passed on to them, when this is done the marine writes it on a parchment and then burns it, he mixes the Ashes into the paint. As he progresses within the chapter and learns more of the truth he's allowed to paint add more bone paint , when if he is allowed to join the 1st Company he is armoured in the truth. And not because I forgot that they had the trim.

Monday, 19 February 2018

2 Night Of Bikes

Unified the bikes with a base ring and glued the Hellblaster squad to their bases.
I gave the bike bases a coat of astroganite and a wash with agrax earthshade, once that was dry I gave each one a wipe with dawnstone and I also gave the Hellblaster bases a dry brush with the Dawnstone as they are some nicely textured ones that I had ordered wrong a while ago, I'd wanted 5 40mm round bases and got 10 32mm round bases.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Daughters Of Khaine

So just before I try and get a couple more hours of sleep before work this drops. . . 
Good job I'm already in my bunk.

Space Marines Heros Series 2

I stumbled across this in 2 places over night, there's another expo going on somewhere and the Space Marines are getting some more Heros, these look like Terminators.
And my stuff from tonight, 2nd Company,  Squadron 1 trimmed and based. Forgot bases for the Hellblaster squad and trying the Martian dust on the squad of mk4, gave it an agrax earthshade wash and a Troll slayer orange dry brush.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Bike 6 Of 6

Bike 6, which arrived this morning and happened to be mostly black already.
Wasn't feeling like getting much done so just ease myself back in with.
Tempted to bring each squadron in and get them all matching with base sides, numbers and robes, which with my mood, some nice smooth finishers will be easy completions and also an army done.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Shiny New Tables

Seeing as I've not actually done anything yet here's some news from Warhammer World about a couple of new tables.

Work continues on the fallen Titan gaming board, with the Warhammer World Studio team now getting stuck into the painting. We'll let you know when it'll be available for booking and gaming!

(and yes, the Titan is from mainly miscast and damaged parts, we haven't trashed a brand new one!)

There's also a new city scape table as well that is available to play on.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Monthly Vow, 12th Of February, to the 12th of March

For the coming month I'm planning on getting the Ordo Astartes strike force painted, still planning one squad to match the Captain in black and red, think these'll be one of the mk4 squads, there's a second squad of mk4 marines and Intercessors and I'm trying to decide which I'm painting as Mentors and which to paint to match the yellow and grey dread. The Hellblaster combat squad and the Inceptors will be painted for The Lion's Blades, except one that'll be going into The Hounds to replace the one I painted black last month.
Review time;
First up was an Assault squad for The Hounds, these had been intended for The Knights of Blood, but thought it best to round out The Hounds with them.
Then I painted the Inquisitor, Andrea from Hasslefree Miniatures. She has ended up with a Primaris Plasma pistol.
Next up was the Phoenix Marines Captain , he had the Hellblaster pistol arm, but I swopped the pistol out with a spare Cypher plasma pistol that I found, it's the old metal version.
Then we had the trolling fun, with the Marneus Calgar's Dæmon Prince that was 60/40 fun and for a nebulous chaos project. To go with him I touched up the captain Sicarus I made for the Herald formation from the Gathering Storm book.
When that was done I started the re work on the Aggressors. I've re worked them with the Zinge Industries bendy ammo feeds, which let me put the magazines in a standard position rather than where ever you can with the plastic feeds from the kit.
Lastly was the 5 bikes I'd picked up to fill out the squadrons for the second company.