Thursday, 17 March 2016

A Pale Horse...

Hello again gang!!

Finally finished up my first death rider and am very happy with how he came out. Was feeling a little leary about how the bright colours would sit, but I feel with the quite muted tones of the base and horse, they have just the right amount of pop!

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Spectral Support

Back again.

So just due to me being me, I've opted to have some marine support for my Kriegers, this will come in as a single squad of Legion of the Damned (from the LOTD detachment) which will be rocking as much melta as possible to hopefully slag any big nasties.

As you see I've just repurposed some partially built 2nd Generation Truescale marines and added flames and skulls. I've enjoyed doing the flames so far as it has cause me some trouble, but has also got me to learn new things to try.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Back on the (40k) Hobby Horse....

Soo with the advent of me learning about being able to run a full Death Korps Death Rider army within 40k, and me reaching the stage were I really don't care if some uber-elite kid with the latest filth hotness takes me off the table turn 1 at a 40k event... I'm back into 40k!!

I also have a mate that we will start an escalation league-campaign..that will be 150pts painted a week (that is almost 10 death riders for those playing at home :/..), fortnightly pictured and 'fluffed' battle reports and all sorts of fun. I hope it will kick on, as campaign's can really wan if people get a bit over it, but I figure he is as keen as I, and we should be able to keep each other on track.

The above picture is the test model for the death riders that I'll be doing. I'll be basing the colour scheme off of either of these below pics:

The first pic I like..well...because it is a Karl Kopinski drawing, and in all honest, I reckon he does the best art for anything within the GW fold.

I like the second pic, while still being similar to the frist one, is a lighter and more vibrant, which could be a nice change for the generic Death Korp drabness. Either way the horse colouring on both is spot on and what I've tried to replicate in my GG above.

I will keep you guys updated as I proceed.

Have a good one!!

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Truescale Lamenter (Stormcast Eternal Conversion) Complete!

Hey Guys,

Just a quick pictorial update on the conversion.

Pretty happy with how he cane out. Feel free to have a squiz at the photodump after the page break :).

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Truescaling V2 and a Storm Cast Eternal converison.

Well I'm back into the realm of 40k again in preparaion for a full potato 2000pt tournament in November.

So first, something exciting.

So from left to right we have the V1 'Truescale' Marine, done about 2-2.5 years go. In the middle we have the V2 Truescale marine, and finally to the right, a memeber of the 45th Tyrants Legion (for scale purposes).

So I've finally got to work on the V2 Truescales and need 10 of them done (devastator style) by Novermber. I will also be running some Assault Marines, but thought to have a little bit of fun I'd have Lamenters doing the Assaulting, so I give you the Sigmarine....

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Shiat...that was a while..1350pt tournament, bring it on yo...

So after a cheeky 1.5 year rest from the Astral Claws and their Tyrant's legion cannon fodder I'm pulling my finger out and getting back into it.

Now some of you may of seen my older truescale marines, but looking back on them I'm not overly happy, very static poses, no uniformity to armour etc.

So currently working on a new batch (will get pics tonight) that revovle around the use of MK III armour chests (broadedned) shoulder pads and arms (thickened) they've come out a lot more uniform and less sort of hokey looking.

Also 1350 tournament coming up and looking at running this:

Primary  Space Wolves

Bjorn Fell Handed (Dread HQ) w/
Drop Pod, Hellfrost Cannon, Heavy Flamer, Baller as fuck powerfist

Rune Priest
Lvl 2

5x Blood Claws w/
Drop Pod, Flamer

10x Grey Hunters w/
Drop pod, 2x Melta Gun

Imperial Guard
Company Command w/
Master of Ordnance (Basilisk shot once a turn)

Inf Platoon
Inf Command
IS1 w/ Autocannon
IS2 w/ Autocannon
IS3 w/ Autocannon


2x Wyverns

Aegis w/ Quad Cannon

Have 25pts left over

Feel free to chime on in

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Progress and female guardsmen.

So actually sat down last night and made some more hobbying progress.

First up, got the first lot of autumn camo on 25 odd steel legion dudes, along with a dark brown wash, tonight will be a whole host of detail work *vomits*.

Captain Al'Rahem
No onto the more exciting things, managed after a bit of hunting to find the Laughing Monk conversion kit from Eureka Minatures which is just around the corner from work.

Here was what the conversion kit consists of:
Armour isn't too 'booby'
So the kit actually gives you a fair whack, shame you don't get a full 10 flak torsoes, but at the moment that's ok due to me only needing to build a couple of scrubs, here is the beginning of one so you can see how it scales with the usual Cadian legs and helmet.

Scale isn't too bad.

As you'd expect the waist is a bit skinnier but isn't too bad of a fit, the head is quite fine but is offset by the use of the helmet. The hair (there is sort of 'back hair' on the helmet sculpt) which needed to be cut a tad to make the helmet sit properly.

Overall I'm very happy with the kit and I would rate it as the best I've found to be used with Cadians.

I also thought I'd chuck one on a Steel Legion body for a bit of variety.

Forage Cap
I chose the forage cap as I thought that fitted in with the steel legion better. As you can see the head is a little finer, but I think that helps with it being identified as a female. I realise the hands look like they're from truck-a-saurus now but I'd hand wavium that away by the 'heavily insulated, one size fits all' gloves.

I'm not going to lie, I'm quite glad I managed to acquire some of these as due the nature of the Tyrant's Legion (and the guard in general) there really should be a bunch of woman in it too, as I imagine when the Imperium (or the Lugft) conscripts it (he) doesn't give a rats arse what gender is acting as cannon fodder.

I think GW really do need to look into releasing female variants, as in all the fluff there is always are large contingent of woman in most regiments anyway.

Well any who, I'll keep you updated and will try to get a couple more female guard converted up and ready for painting soon.