Tuesday, 23 March 2021

High Marshal Halbrecht Finished

 I know I spent longer on this than I had intended to.

I was busy with work a lot for a few days. I got the retributor gold, then a reikland flesh wash on this before bed one night, before getting the a dry brush of retributor gold, a layer of Liberator gold then the stormhost silver highlight.

The shoulders were built up to Deepkin flesh, the black is black templar contrast.

The base had a coat of astrogranit with an agrax earthshade wash. 

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Monthly Vow 12th Of March To The 12th Of April

 Excuses, excuses.

For some reason work is rather heavy right now, meaning little spare time.

While the 2 characters haven't had much progress from the start of the last post I've got a couple of the things I wanted to done and need to focus on the Action Ezikael, Halbrecht and the Beliel, although I'm thinking of pausing the Beliel until I get the Eradicators with the Imperium series.

So goals finish Halbrecht, finish action Ezikael, there is a 3rd metal Ezikael on the way that I'm going to paint as well, then I will need to do a Necron that can pass for Darth Maul to go with the classic posed Ezikael and a 4 armed Necron Lord to go with the action Ezikael, please don't sue me Disney.

I found I still have 3 more of the Indomitus box Blade Guard Veterans to do and then on to either the Blood Bowl team or the Khanite Shadowstalkers for the Harlequins.

Review Time

The Halbrecht got started with a few minor changes, the head was swopped and I eventually remembered where I had stashed the melta combi add on parts. 

Going with the one from the Tartarus box. 

I also got the Chaplain on bike built along with the Blade Guard Veterans box, the plan in general for all the tilt plates and the banner are when they have faced a battle and done something worthwhile they'll get a design based on that.

Lots of small bits on this mini, but worth putting the effort in for, all the leather has my usually agrax earthshade treatment.

The Blade Guard Veterans had a black templar contrast coat over a black base coat with some grey highlights.

I did a few panels and trim in bone to show a touch of previous action, again will be doing the banner and tilt plates when there is some noticeable success.

Finished the bike Chaplain as well including the indicators and brake lights.

Before moving on with/getting back to Halbrecht, that knee pad stills needs work, and I did swop the sword later. 

I started the action Ezikael, using the Phobos Librarian, there is a spare sword arm from the Blade Guard Veterans kit, a pointing left arm, the head has had a tiny bit of work by filing a bit of robe off on the inside 

Swopped the swords on both of these. The Librarian sword came from the mini I'd bought from the scrapped Librarian I'd bought for the old pose Ezikael, just the shoulder pad. 

The head needs a tiny bit of green stuff to get it looking right, which I haven't done yet. 

The Beliel was started, just not to sure which way I'm going with it and think I need some more Gravis armour minis to try the build on. 

With the straight sword that had come from the same deep dig the pointy arm had been found in. 

And the final step I got done before the 12th.

Friday, 12 March 2021


 When I got home from work on Thursday morning I found the order from GW had arrived with the fine cast Beliel anda second Ezikael, I have a third on its way as well, that I guess I'll have to paint as Ezikael as well.

With the Kill Team box Gravis Captain I started on the upgraded Beliel

I started off by building the captain, unfortunately, unless I cut that tabard off that sword is staying, with the cloak going over the shoulder and joining the robe somewhere behind the shoulder pad, there isn't much chose in which arm to use either. I was able to use the tilt plate on this, one instead of the broach that the captain uses on the robe.

I did trim the rifle off while I checked which arm looked better and I'm looking at putting a tiny bit of movement on the fine cast arm as that has a nice carved chapter icon on that arm.

The banner is just a straight fit in front of the current decoration on the power pack.

The action Ezikael got his power pack, everything else was already in place on this one.

I did green stuff something basic over the eye.

It does look better in the flesh.

I've also filed a tiny bit off the side of the head so it sits a little better, with less leaning. 

Monday, 8 March 2021

Progress On Halbrecht

 I spent the other week working on the High Marshal Halbrecht conversion, getting the melta on the gun and the sword.

I've swopped the orginal sword for one I found in the bits box to get a less wonky looking blade. There's the knee pad still to do and the census to find again with me checking on the colours that this guy is painted.

On Friday I got my order from Harlequins Preston with kill team, another Phobos Librarian and the Lieutenant in Phobos armour, Saturday I put an order in at GW for Ezikael and Beliel so I can finish this conversion and start the Primaris Beliel conversion.

I found the arm buried deeply in the bits box. 

I do have a wedge of cash I stuffed in the bank today to cover the new book by Steven Hall, writer of the Raw Shark Texts, Maxwells Demons, the 2 minis mentioned above, I'm torn on getting the Dark Angels leviathan Dreadnought, the one type of dread I don't actually own yet or wait for the Gladius Custodian dread to come back in stock and do that as a Beliel Dreadnought. 

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Imperium From. Hatchett

 Yes I will be buying it, when it comes out, most likely from my local papershop to keep at least 1 regular weekly interaction with someone I don't work with.

Found so far are Rowboat Girlyman, 5 flayed ones the Stalker and the big boy destroyer. Can't really get in and see any more details