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


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.