Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Another short one?

Another quick proof of life post this evening to show the current state of the Breachers. They've now had all the basecoats and chipping applied, now comes the oil wash and the clean up of said wash before detailing them.

To make up for the hideously short post (should I bother in future?), below are are a few pics of the Terminator squad I recently finished to accompany the Lord from the last post.

The first Terminator squad in the army was kitted out for 5th ed wound allocation shenanigans, with everyone having a different load out. The only constant of the squad was the combi melta for popping a tank on the turn they dropped in.

This squad have been kept tame in comparison, with the only extravagances being a single chainfist and a reaper autocannon.

As i've mentioned before i'll be going through the existing army at some point in the future and documenting the process of refurbishing them, this chaps and the Contemptor previously shown are the start of the project, as longs as I don't get bogged down on other things first.......

Friday, 25 April 2014

Well ok, just a small one......

A quick post tonight, for some reason felt inspired to throw something up.

I've been procrastinating as per usual the last day or so and in doing so, made mistakes. That'll be the Breacher's shields into the stripper then. I didn't let that stop me though, and got the transfers and armour basecoats done on them so I can now move onto the chipping.

WIP Death Guard Breachers

Also had a package of Cataphractii Terminators turn up today so i'll move onto those next, taking the squad to 10 strong. Might have to change some of the weapon fits around on the current squad, the idea of two Reaper Autocannons is quite appealing.....

Normally I wouldn't feel too bad about leaving it there but I feel the need to show off a figure I finished recently (well, over xmas) that im quite proud of.

I fancied doing a small project over the xmas period as I had the time off and thought a new lord for my post Heresy Death Guard would fit the bill, Typhus can't be everywhere after all. Wanted something cheep and cheerful to lead a Terminator unit so out cane the Burning Brand and a Power Axe.

Conversion wise he's quite involved, using parts from FW's Death Guard Terminator and Lugft Huron kits, a handful of parts from the Terminator Lord kit and a head from the recent recut Tactical Squad sprue. A few extra Nurgleish details and he was ready for the brush.

If i've got nothing worthwhile to say next time I post i'll throw up some pics of his Terminator buddies. Reminds me, I really should do a run of articles about the post Heresy Death Guard at some point....

For now, thanks for reading.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Rising, in a zombie like fashion.......

For some reason (well, after seeing my blog pop up on the small but perfectly formed blog roll of A Galaxy In Flames, cheers fellas) I decided it'd be worth a new post to show off a couple of things i've done recently that im particularly proud of.

First up is a freshly painted unit of Grave Wardens for my Heresy era Death Guard army, some of my favourite figures from Forge World's Horus Heresy range. They've been sitting in a box waiting for paint from release day but for various reasons only got a look in over the last couple of weeks.

Grave Wardens, Death Guard Legion Astartes

Chem Master

Heavy Flamer

Chain Fist wielding lunatic

Twin 1

Twin 2

Not the last of my trip back to 30K, or the Death Guard for that matter.....

The second thing I wanted to showcase was a project i've had on my mind for the last year or so, well, at least since I saw the Death Guard Legion Contemptor. I knew I needed to corrupt it to fit with my 40K Death Guard, I just needed to decide how.

Thematically I wanted to tie the Contemptor to the same look as the Death Guard Terminator kit by Forge World, primarily using the spikes on the top of the body, the broken pipe work and the boils.

I had a lot of fun putting it together, the next one will be in the white of the 30K Death Guard. I had though of keeping the weapon loadout the same on both pre and post Heresy machines but a Mortis with two assault cannons is too cool a weapon to pass up. I might have to play about with some magnets.......

Lastly today, a peek at what im working on next. Just before christmas I finished the first 5 figures for a Breacher squad, though it might be time to finish them off before moving onto something fun.

Command elements and special issue weapons, Death Guard Legion Astartes Breacher Squad

Thanks for reading, with any luck (and some appropriately placed pressure) I might try and keep the blog updated a little more regularly.