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Friday, 8 December 2017

Knight Errant Nathaniel Garro

Another heresy series figure today. I wasn’t planning on buying Garro, but he’s a nice figure and my brother got me him for Christmas as he remembered him from the Heresy novels. Nice one!

A bit different this one, all about not going over the top with the armour, it’s meant to be dull

I wanted his face to look intense, like he’s trying to find purpose through his actions

Another nice figure to paint, highly recommended. A bit of “base creep” going on and I’m not sure it needed to be as big as it is. However, he 2s nice to paint and can even join a few of my armies. I probably like Rubio better so maybe I’ll get him at some point!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Warhammer RPG's

Recently I'd been running a Rogue Trader Campaign. The characters spending most of there time being chased across the galaxy by all the horrors the warp and beyond could throw at them. Cue the follow on adventure.

The Deathwatch would revisit aforementioned horrors and give them a good old battering. For those who have played the systems will already know, going from a soft (but very wealthy) mortal to an Astartes is quite a jump. Marines are how they are in the Black Library. Nigh on unstoppable.
The kill team proved to be a force to be reckoned with.
Usually when I play RPG's I don't use figures, I prefer folks to use their imagination. But this time I couldn't resist doing some figures for the characters, especially given that I already have a Deathwatch army for 40K. So I added 5 new veterans to the Watch. Please see below.

Brother Validius: Raven Guard
Brother Isacc: Ultramarine
Brother Lupus: Space Wolf
Brother Octavius: Imperial Fist
Brother Faultran: Iron Hand

So we recently finished the Deathwatch adventure. The team went out the way many marines go. In a blaze of tyranid and bolt filled glory.
With that adventure done we moved onto a pathfinder campaign. Good old swords and sorcery.

But another Warhammer adventure is just around the corner, and this time it's 30K!


Monday, 4 December 2017

Thousand Sons Landraiders

Here we go,  standard Legion rides. I don’t think you see enough landraiders in Heresy armies, it’s all Spartans. Maybe it’s due to cost or the small cost difference between a resin landraider and the awesome Spartan. So, the back ground says that Thousand Sons have lots of landraiders to ferry their tactical squads around, ever the diligent follower of any background, my Thousand Sons were always going to have landraiders.

First one, lots of symbols and gold lines, ala book VII

These were painted in similar fashion to everything else. Weathering was done with a metallic dark green to create contrast with the red, it’s not obvious to most but I see a difference and you are your own biggest critic!

Two together 

I have a third one all done but I’ll save that for a full army shot as I now have one hundred infantry along with support vehicles. Onwards and upwards, this army isn’t finished yet!

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Cortus Dreadnought of the XII Legion

Hello Folks,

Finished my World Eater Contemptor Dreadnought.

The choice of two close combat weapons was an easy one for me, I mean...he's a World Eater. One thing which is new for me is that I'm using the Cortus Contemptor rather than the regular one. I really liked the description, especially where it said "unstable interment", this also felt really appropriate for the 12th Legion. Plus the Rage special rule never hurt.

More World Eaters soon, I have 10 Red Butchers left to do then I'll have to buy some more stuff. I'll be honest I'm really not looking forward to painting 7 or 8 Drop Pods. If anyone has any good tips on painting Drop Pods please let me know.

Thanks guys

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

My favourite Horus Heresy model

Ok, having collected Heresy since before the rules came out, I have a lot of stuff...probably too much stuff. I’ve painted five armies to over four thousand points and a lot more in some instances. After a while I realised I got tired painting endless legionaries. So I started to paint a few of the characters for the legions I don’t do. I bough all the Primarchs and am slowly working my way through them, but that’s a story for another day.

No, today I talk about my favourite model to paint, some might be surprised to find it is a model from a Legion I don’t have. Ladies and gentleman, I give you the stunning, Alexis Pollux!

I love the pose, subtle, shows the sculpt off, yet dynamic and heroic

The shield makes the model

Lots of weathering helps the rich yellow tones

Love the base too, very detailed and can draw the eye

I loved painting this figure and would do it again, everything seemed to come together. I’m really happy with it, the armour needed a fair bit of airbrushing and so did the lights on the steps. A sponge was a must for the weathering too. Alexis lives in my display cabinet until I decide to give him some mates!

Monday, 27 November 2017

Kharn Captain of the 6th

Hey Folks,

So I finished Kharn. I love him, I really do! Loved painting him and love to model.
Took me a little under a week to get him finished and honestly it was a pleasure. I just kept referring to the images on FW and tried my level best to match it (except for the Ultramarine).

Anyway so I finished Kharn and was super chuffed with myself. I was really proud. I was so proud in fact that I took him out of the cabinet to show my friends...and that was where everything went wrong. So I was taking him back upstairs and promptly left him on the stairs...slap bang in the middle so there would be no chance of me forgetting about him. Well I did forget about him, right until the moment I stood on him at 3am.

Well I stayed up, fixed him and painted away as much of the damaged as I could and I was happy again.
Anyway I'm happy with him again and he's ready to slaughter some loyalists!


Thursday, 23 November 2017

Shadespire: Sepulchral Guard

As Shadespire has really taken off at the Club I could not help but get swept up in the excitement. There is only a small band of warriors to paint I realised they would need a lot of love and attention. I got my copy of the main rules and the Sepulchral Guard Set as in my opinion are the best looking miniature skeletons GW has ever done.

So, I set to work and managed to get them all done in one day. I won’t go too much into a painting guide with them but here is the colours I used
Mournfang Brown
Rhinox Hide
Iron Breaker
Ryzer Rust
Ulthuan Grey
Typhus Corrosion
Abbaddon Black
Nuln Oil
Agrax Earthshade
Stone Grey
DunkelGrau (Air)
Flat Brown
Prussian Blue
Magic Blue
Dead White (Air)

Vampire counts style shield

None Shall Pass!

From the back

Very "Jason and the Argonauts" pose

I am happy with how they came out and thoroughly enjoyed their one outing on the board (Even though Stoned Roses Orruks give them a good kicking.)
Next time… More Nightlords from me in Part 3 of into heresy and maybe some bloodbowl to start the Christmas