Saturday, 12 June 2021

Monthly Vow 12th Of June To The 12th Of July




 And out of nowhere I'm now doing the Dornian Heresy Björn project, thank you Internet.

For this one month my target is fairly undefined I'm still waiting on a Gregor Fell Hand to finish on ebay and I have one that I bought today, and then there is the boxed Helbrute, the boxed Björn dread and the Khorne Lord on Juggernaut to buy, thinking I'll cash in the coin jar for those 3, or buy 1 a month from July as I've already spent most of the budget on Björns and dire Wolves this month, as well as the Wolfen Lord...

Outside of plans for the next few months, this month I fully intend to get The Lion finished...

Beyond that start on the Blade Guard ancient / Judiciar conversion and hopefully get at least one of the Chaos Björns moved on.

The metal Björn I had painted in the Pre Magnus thousand sons colours had been stripped and the serephon sepia has been bought so now it is waiting on some free time to start painting it. Helpful sometimes to have grown up children to do buying in Preston, but not helpful with time and space.

3 big things for the next month is okay, with the heavy Intercessors to add as a stretch goal.

Review Time.




The easy one first with the much better claw on the metal venerable Dreadnought version.





The Thunder Wolf mounted version came together really well, I just wish I hadn't lost the head from the brown wolf.




I finished the cloak for The Lion using the Coelia Greenshade wash method.


This bit arrived after I'd done most of the work on the mounted version, I ordered this to basically distract from how bad the leg looks.






The currently completed Loyalists Time Project. 
When I posted the Thunder Wolf version on Facebook someone helpfully pointed out to me that the Rift would cross infinite time lines, then surely there would be some chaos versions of Björn coming through as well which got me thinking and prompted the next project, as stated at the start of this post. 



So far I have the Dark Vengeance helbrute, the original chaos Dreadnought and the metal chaos dread in my possession, the vampire beast from Cursed City is bough just not on my hands, which leaves the unpictured box helbrute and a number of Gregor Fell Hands needed.



I stripped the pre Magnus Thousand Sons dread, as I know I can paint it better now, and will add this to the loyalist time line when I finish painting it.






I was lucky enough to find a Forge World Dark Angels Dreadnought on ebay, it was a bit more than I would normally pay, but it is worth it. 

The orginal plan was to change the Assault cannon on to it to this, but as I saw the mini and the paint job I let my higher self rule and got it in the box to avoid temptation, this is still being worked on and possiblely will go on one of the metal venerable Dreadnoughts as an alternative assault cannon. 




 

I started seeing how the chaos chuck would look, the chaos power fist is definitely option B if I can't source enough Gregors, just liquid grey stuff and blood for the blood god to mask any details, the Thunder Wolf head needs a bit of work to get a nice fit. 






And lastly what I started this morning after the Dire Wolf arrived was to test how the Wolf head will look sticking out of the dread head hole, I'm thinking of trimming at least one set of horns off and adding some furry bits to it, but it's still a few steps away from there. 


Wanted to check how everything looks the dread.


And the last thing started was a part replacement for the Storm Lord. 

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

The Dornian Björn Time Line


 Okay part plan for the rest of the year is the Dornian Heresy Time Line Of Björn The Fell Handed.

The first thing up was the orginal Chaos Contemptor Dreadnought to be roughed up.


Need to pick up a Gregor Fell Hand for some bits for this, although if that falls through I'm thinking of making a body hand of the power with some liquid green stuff and blood for the blood god.

On the mini in question the Thunder Wolf head needs work for sure to get a good fit, and yes, yes it does feel like Techno heresy to do this.


Next up is the mk2 metal chaos Dreadnought, while the power flails look chaotic and horrific the classic four finger fist is the one I'm going with.


Saw a post where Radukar had this bloody fist. This prompted me to consider this as a Wulfen Chaos Lord, which increases the number of Gregors required to 2...


And the Khorne Lord on Juggernaut would be exactly opposite the Lord on Thunder Wolf, taking Gregors needed to 3...


I spent a little more than I wanted on the Dark Vengeance helbrute, but it is new on sprue, which makes some of what I have planned a bit easier, I have the bits needed to convert this coming from Ebay. 




Which leaves 1 of these to buy and one Björn the Fell Handed Dreadnoughts to buy to convert the last Helbrute, although this one I am going to see if I can fit those Björn claws onto the flails...

I'm hoping to get this finished by Christmas. 

Sunday, 6 June 2021

More Dreadnoughts!





 To avoid me messing up the Mk5 I put it away quickly, got some photos with some of the other dreads, the Forge World Dark Angels Contemptor and Deredo. I now definitely need to buy the Leviathan to finish this off.





This is what I had at first planned to mount on the Mk5, but I think now I'd add it to one of the other metal Venerable Dreads. 

Saturday, 5 June 2021

New Addition


 I bought this relic from Forge World the other day on ebay and it arrived yesterday while I was at work.





For an older mini there is some amazing detail on it.



Orginal plan was to repaint it black and use it to lead the other Mortis mk4s. I saw the photo my oldest sent me of it and decided against that. Looking at it this morning I changed my mind to swop the Assault cannon for a Kheres assault cannon.

Was it worth the £70 plus p&p? Calling it a commission is piece helps.