Sunday, 22 December 2013

Corehammer day out at Warhammer World

Yesterday the Corehammer crew rolled deep at Warhammer World in Nottingham for a pre-Xmas meet-up:

Do not trust any of these men
Food was consumed, jokes were cracked, dice were rolled, and the scions of Chaos lost the day to the Corpse-Emperor's misguided sons:
Sketch's very well painted centurions and a Blueys tank.

Bringing war Nurgle style to the Imperium

We did have some back up, from the World Eaters (Falkous) and Emperors Children (Paulo)

Look at the difference in size. I'll let you guess which one died first.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

I've been notable by my virtual absence. Sorry.

Whattup fellow followers of the dark gods?

Once again, I've been a bit absent, as real life has been getting in the way again.

Still, I suppose it's only approximately 38,000 years 'til shit starts poppin' off big time for real. I can't wait.

Rather than doing fun stuff, I've been mending plaster in the spare room and... being a bit lazy. I'm not going to lie to you, there have been evenings where I could've got out the paints or the glue, but just watched TV instead.  What can I say? Boardwalk Empire series 4 and Sons of Anarchy series 6 have been some pretty gripping stuff!

If anyone is actually interested, I had a 1000 point game on saturday against my mate Chris' Orks. And this evening I have made up my first bit of terrain ever, but alas there is as yet no table to put it on. And also this evening I got part way through converting up a Chaos Lord. So I'm probably not totally dead inside yet.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Cadian Beast guard / renegade militia conversions part #3

The last 4 of the first 10 Cadian beast guard are now fully built... Burly, belligerent, and very pissed off.

Bellowed war cries and plaintives to the thirsting Gods.

Another grizzled and scarred veteran

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Renegade militia / traitor guard beastmen

Another three kitbashed traitor guard / renegade militia beastmen.

Again, the conversion work here is very light. Insignia scraped off, minor gap filling with green stuff.

Simple work, but i think full of attitude.

Orders acknowledged!

Burn, you suckas!

You frontin' on my set you fuggah?

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Something dark stirs at the Cadian Gate

I've had an idea in mind for a force of renegade guard, based loosely on the old Imperial Guard beastmen from the Rogue Trader days.  They were models that I'd always quite wanted, but never got around to buying.  They occasionally crop up on Ebay, but they seem a bit pricey for this lost son of Yorkshire.

Longer-term readers may be acquainted with the previous beast-guard conversions I did using gors and Catachans. If you are interested in seeing, you can find them here, and here, and also here and finally, here.

They took me absolutely ages to make.  One day, I'll paint the bastards.

Anyway, this has led to me working on some other conversions, this time using the Cadian box as the basis for the model, and adding in heads from the ungor kit.  The conversion work here is quite basic, involving only cutting / trimming the neck part away on the ungor heads, and filling the gap between head and shoulders with greenstuff, once the glue has set.

For such a minor amount of conversion work, they look pretty effective, particularly with the Imperial Aquilas scored off their armour and guns...

The ungor heads seem to lend the models a fairly belligerent air.  Love it.

This was my original 3d sketch

The original 3d sketch actualised, with "sarge" to keep him company

I imagine this guy as a bit of a veteran

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Ork Kill Team update - "Dutch"

Well looky here. It's been a while, but it's time for an Ork Kill Team update.

This time around, it's the leader of this motley crew of green-skinned menaces, who I will name "Dutch" in honour of Arnold Schwarzenegger in Predator.

The model itself is the GW Kommando Nob, and it's the metal version. Quite heavy it is too, as he's a big 'un...

Love the cigar, the ammo runt and the 2 bionic arms. He's fairly laden with a variety of weapons and explosives.

Definitely the man for the job of leading "Kaptin Dutch's Gold Teef".

I do apologise if the flash is a bit strong in some of these!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Death Guard rhino

It's been a while, but I'm fresh back from moving house. We've been moved in for 9 days now and incredibly already have the internet.

Anyway, forget all that boring real life garbage - I've done some painting over the last few days. I made the decision to finish up something that I'd been putting off for a good while.  I'd built a rhino quite some time back, and put on Fore World's Death Guard door set. Base coated the thing with the airbrush, and then abandoned it. Because I really detest painting vehicles. That's something I've previously moaned about at great length, so I won't get into it again.

Anyway, long story short, here it is...

The first few pics show the rhino without the front view
port cover on. I had to chop that bit up as it wouldn't fit with
the overpriced, too small mis-shapen piece of shit that
Forge World had sold me some time ago.

With view port cover in place.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Friday, 18 October 2013

Time marches on...

I've been a bit quiet on here recently. Reason being, we are moving house next week, so I've been pretty busy doing stuff related to that.

Croydon, earlier today
Very exciting. I'm about to be a real proper grown-up at the age of 36... and a resident of Croydon. Never thought I'd get to say that.

Having said this, I have earmarked a certain corner of the kitchen for painting purposes, and am speculating about getting a gaming space sorted up in the loft.  Well, when we finally get unpacked at least.

I already have some plans for some new  projects, and also for enhancements to stuff I'm already working on.  It's a reasonable walk to the nearest pub, so once we've got the internet hooked up, hopefully I'll posting up on here relatively often.

Well, the intention is there...

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Word Bearers Raptors #1 & #2

And lo', I bring you these bearers of the word of Lorgar.  Or, to the un-schooled, Word Bearers.

These are made up from various bits from Chaos Space Marines, Space Marine Assault Squads, Chaos Marauders, Blood Angels jump infantry (whatever those goths are called) kits, as well as resin conversion parts from MaxminiEU and Anvil Industries.

Once again I've used my scheme that I developed based around a description of Lorgar from the Horus Heresy series of books, and taken his penchant for applying gold to his face, and used it on the armour trims. Much better than the standard silver that our pals at GW seem to think is appropriate.

If any of you fools got beef with this, step to me. We'll settle this with a friendly game of 40k.

I did mean to post this up sooner, honest! But time gets away from a mudderfugger knowhutamsayin'?
Real life gets in the way. As does playing games of 40k and watching TV. And listening to high quality hardcore punk.

However, now Breaking Bad has finished (what an ending) and now Dexter has finished (seriously, they should have canned this trash at the end of the previous season), I find that I have a whole 2 hours per week to spare.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Word Bearers Raptor work in progress

Word up! This is a kit-bash / conversion from various loyalist space marine parts, chaos marine parts, a chaos marauder head and a jet pack (these guys make some awesome conversion parts as I've said many times before!).

The paint job loosely follows the recipe I previously used on the few Word Bearers I completed a while back.

I think my favourite things about this model are the hair being blown to the side, which I think adds a bit of extra dynamism to the pose, and the torso armour from which I have roughly trimmed away an imperial aquila to give (to my mind) an impression of a salvaged and desecrated bit of imperial armour.


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Aspiring Champion of Nurgle, Death Guard marine

This attempt at creating an Aspiring Champion of Nurgle is based around the Games Workshop Huron Blackheart model. It has had some minor changes made to it, such as the arm swap which incorporates a Black Templars power sword and a Death Guard shoulder pauldron, and additionally the inclusion of a bit of spine from the Mantic zombies kit as the thumb on the power claw... (a dropping accident a bit of time back led to inventive repairs!).

The Huron components of the model are from the finecast version - regrettably this is one of the earlier finecasts from before GW upped their quality control, and although there were no major gaps in the model, or bits that are missing or misshapen, certain parts of the casting, such as the detail on the power armour has not come through as well as perhaps it should have done.

Having said this, he's fulfilling a role in a Death Guard army and has spent (as the French might say... maybe) beaucoup time in zee warp. You'd therefore expect his kit t be in a bit of a state, so I'll try not to worry about it too much.  I will say that it did make it trickier to paint the aforementioned details though. And that probably decreased the enjoyment. Being a particularly joyless bastard, I'll not beat myself up too severely on that count, though.

I did opt to give him his own personal armour scheme, as befits a champion of the Legion.  I've used purple as a spot colour throughout the army, so I thought it would be a nice touch to give him purple fields as the background of his shoulder paldrons. I reversed my usual scheme of green and off-white for the power armour, in a similar way to my Lord of Nurgle and his retinue.  The purple shoulder details is reasonably likely to be repeated for the unit he will roll with.

As he is going to be a character in my army, I will take the opportunity to give him a tiny bit of a back story though...

Leprae Naegleria is a veteran of the legion, and can trace his history back to before the Great Betrayal.  As the vagaries of time and fate wax and wane differently in the Eye of Terror, he has seen many more battlefields and campaigns than any loyalist Imperial counterparts could even imagine.

Over the long passage of years, he has amused himself by taking trophies in the form of weapons from his vanquished foes.

First amongst is the blade Witches' Bane, a relic of the Black Templars chapter. This power sword was taken from the maimed corpse of the former chapter champion, Sigismund the Venerable. As all know, the Black Templars chain their weapons to their wrists in order that they may never be put down. This tradition did Sigismund little benefit once his arm was struck off at the elbow. Naegleria now wears it in a similar fashion, in mockery of Sigismund.

When the legion encountered a hive fleet  of the Great Devourer in the Lancastria Cluster, Leprae Naegleria was grievously wounded whilst taking on a genestealer broodlord. The creatures' corrosive saliva and blood ultimately cost him his right arm, much of his right leg, as well as eating away at his face and torso. All this woeful damage caused by the outpouring of life from the twitching corpse of a slain enemy.

Such is the level of grudging respect that Naegleria is held in, such leadership that he commands over his cohorts that his barely living body was dragged back aboard a thunderhawk and flown back to the legion ship Fist of Damnation and worked upon by the legion apothecaries, and fearsome augmetics and enhancements specially crafted by devotees of the machine cult were grafted to his body.

Of course, given his propensity for taking trophies from those he has bested, he ensured the remains of the broodlord creature were brought back to the Fist of Damnation at the same time. Even now the machine cult and apothecaries work together on creating a weapon capable of utilising the corrosive biological agents present in the blood of the creature, and who can predict the kind of hideous constructs will be manufactured at the behest of Naegleria?

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