Saturday, 22 December 2012

The Battle for Avignon Primaris (part #237)

T'other day, I met up with Chris for a pre-Xmas game of 40k. Fairly small scale. 1250 points of my Death Guard & Word Bearers chaos marines vs his Snakebite orks. It was a great bit of fun.

Here's some pictures of what went down on the mean streets of Avignon Primaris...

Two boar trukkz careen down the streets of Avignon

I love these trukk conversions - great fun!

A squad of Death Guard marines discover "nothing of note" for 3 Victory
points in the shell of a bombed out building.

In what is now a traditional face off in our games, my
Possessed brace themselves to face off against a trukk-
load of Ork Nobz and accompanyin Pain Boy.

Another squad of Death Guard marines shelter by an abandoned
Bane Blade.

The Pig Mek's Cyboar Riderz roar through the wreckage of a downed
Valkyrie. Unfortunately, several of their number fail dangerous terrain
tests while attempting "jumpy trickz".

Captured by servo-skull, here we see a Death Guard squad guarding a Grav
Generator for 3 Victory points.

Euphraxes, Word Bearers exalted Lord of Chaos advances, supported by
a squad of Word Bearers marines and two chaos spawn.

The Possessed champion has been forced into
throwing out a challenge to Ork Nob, 'Ard Barry.
Alas, neither his power armour or invulnerable
save were up to the task of surviving a blow from
'Ard Barry's Power Claw.

The Fly Blown, Daemon Prince of Nurgle (until I think up a better name) and
the possessed mix it up with some Orks and a Pain Boy. Check out his witch-
doctor mask and 'urty needle.

Euphraxes challenges the leader of the Cyboar unit to single combat. Unfortunately this "puny beaky"
swiftly ended matters in a rather decisive manner, earning multiple Boons from the Chaos Boons table.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Euphraxes, Lord of Chaos

I've spent a bit of time over the last few evenings working on the Chaos Lord model from the Dark Vengeance box.

I've decided to paint him up to go with the Word Bearers  marines (the Tony version) I've been working on, which are the Chosen from the Dark Vengeance box.

I've named this guy Euphraxes, and I've painted his rather large sword to represent a Daemon Weapon. As to the True Name of the foul denizen of the warp that is imprisoned within the blade, of that I cannot speak, lest the beast be unleashed.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Plague Bearer #1

So I bought some of the new plastic plague bearer models a few months back.  Recently I got around to putting some together, and getting them under-coated. For some reason, I then just did nothing with them. Until the other day, that is.

The other day represented a certain cosmic alignment, when the bright star of willpower shifts itself from the "can't be arsed" quadrant and into the "painting experimentation" quadrant.

Or in other words, I finally got around to testing out a tutorial on painting corrupted flesh.  The tutorial can be found on a very excellent blog called Dark Future Games, and can be found here:

This dude has been working up some pretty awesome Nurgle stuff, and is a constant source of inspiration to me.  Not that I often do anything with my inspiration of course. But that's besides the point...

Long story short, I had a go at following the tutorial (which, incidentally, I did wrong) primarily because it gave me an excuse to try my hand at using glazes for the very first time.  I also had a go at using Tamiya Clear Red to produce that realistic gore effect that folks go on about on the internet.

Here is how it turned out. Apologies for the low quality photographs. Ahem.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Word Bearers Chosen champion

Here a few quick dirty snaps of the champion from my batch of Word Bearers marines, from the Dark Vengeance box.  I have to say, I'm not entirely sure whether he's finished or not... In fact it's likely that the third eye in his forehead could have been done a bit better, but I think it's OK for a dude with shaky hands. I also hope I've not overdone it by giving him a bit of blue tinted flesh.

Decide for yourselves!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

It's that common cold time of year

Been feeling a bit under the weather and that. Plus I had to go shopping in Bromley with the Mrs. Thus, painting has kind of not happened this weekend.

But I have managed to get some hobby related stuff done, so it's not been quite a complete and utter write-off.

Basically an order of stuff from Forge World which had been floating around in purgatory for a good six weeks finally turned up round my mates house last week. Which is boss. So I've now finally got arms for my Death Guard dreadnought, as well a Blight Drone and Nurgle Chaos marine sorcerer.  Splendid.

I'd also ordered the finecast version of Typhus, which also showed up at the end of last week. Some of the old metal models that GW are now doing in finecast haven't been coming out as well as the newer models which were specifically designed to be done in Finecast anyway, so I was a bit worried about what was actually going to show up on the doorstep. Really pleased with the model actually. Really crisp casting, no defects, no bent bits. I also picked up the Dark Apostle on a whim in GW Bromley.

So when I say I've managed to get some hobby related stuff done, this actually translates as trimming resin. Soaking resin to get shut of mould release agent. Scrubbing resin with old toothbrush. But hey, it would have needed doing at some point anyways... and I have to say my brain was in no fit state for painting.

Will have to see if I manage to perk up a bit later on as to whether I get some painting done, I suppose.

I know I can't do any airbrushing in the kitchen today, as the Mrs is making Xmas puddings for both sets of parents (who even eats that stuff anyway?)

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Word Bearers marine #3

This is the third of my Word Bearers (or Dark Vengeance Chosen).  I almost feel like I've been incredibly productive, although I'm clearly working a lot more slowly than pretty much anybody that I can think of off the top of my head.

Again, I'm pretty satisfied with this overall. I can only hope the Urizen would be proud.

Details of the paint scheme and general ideas behind these guys can be found here:

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Relics of a fallen Imperium part 4

Word Bearers marine #2

So, I actually managed to get some more painting done over the last week. OK, OK, know, its just one measly marine, but I did spend about 1 hour per evening on it. I think I'm pretty happy with how it has turned out though.

Expect more slow progress soon...
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