I have started working on my Black Templars Dreadnought. I had already painted the one arm, but was not happy with the highlighting, so I went over it all again last night. I only painted a small part to get a feel for the black highlighting process. Now that I have a formula I am happy with, I will continue with the rest of it. In the meantime, here is what I have done:
I’m pleased with how he’s looking so far. However, that being said, I don’t think i’ll ever want to paint another AoBR dready, as there is something about it that makes it feel like a toy more than a model. The plastic its made from seems harder and more unforgiving than the regular boxed sets. More to come!
Here are a few shots of my mean and nasty sniper troops, my Widowmakers. These unpleasant characters soften up my enemy from a distance, whittling the troops down before they get anywhere near me. Human or Jack it makes no difference, as both feel the wrath of the Khadoran sniper rifles.
I generally use these to pick off troops, as I am usually facing Menoth, and if they get close enough, they cause me all sorts of problems, what with the synergy that Menoth seems to have *shakes fist at Evan*. Long range attacks is it, nothing else. If they get in to hand to hand combat, you can kiss them goodbye. On more than one occasion they have been the victim of a successful chain lightning attack as well… Still, Khadors finest marksmen have more than earned their points cost in my army, and they will definitely be staying. Hail the Widowmakers!
I tend to paint bases in large batches, hence these haven’t been done yet 🙂
Yes, you read right, yet more work in progress! The reason for this, and the lack of my painting right now, is simply due to time, the holidays and all that jazz. Now that I am getting back into my routine, i’ll be slapping the paint on as well! Hurrah!
I was more than a little wary of dropping $50 on a set of 5 plastic assembly figures, and I still can’t believe I did, but it was xmas money, so I don’t feel so bad I guess. I had a bunch of the Forge World Terminator upgrades for xmas too, which consisted of 10 shoulder pads and 5 bad-ass looking shields.
The actual figures were very easy to put together and fit together great. The poseability of them really is incredible and puts the old skool ones to shame in their similar poses and limited convertability. The addition of the Forge World parts really makes these Terminators pop, and I am really excited about getting them painted. They have a sort of medieval air about them, which is perfect for these zealous troops. I am thinking that the shields will be split colors, down the middle, with whatever combination their ‘livery’ will be in, adding to that ‘olde worlde’ flair. See what you think:
Needless to say I have been left with a bunch of spare Terminator parts, lightning claws, a hammer, shields, shoulder pads and some assorted bits and pieces, so I’ll probably be putting those up on the bay, for anyone who’s interested 🙂
Fight till the end, whatever the challenge!
Indeed, another project I managed to squeeze in when I had a spare few moments. As I mentioned earlier today, I picked up the Chaos Terminator Lord, and I have to say, it is a beautiful and spectacularly decadent mini to put together. I wanted him to be bombastic and looking ready to deal out some serious pain. I was having a hard time deciding what weapons to give him, as I loved all the combinations. In the end I decided on giving him lightning claws, as I figured the prospect of getting up close and personal with this guy would be truly terrifying. I added the cape and the spikey racks to add to the general air of malice that exudes from every weeping pore. Why not put him on the over-the-top chaos rubble base too, to add some extra height? so I did! it also allowed me to position him so it looks as though he’s about to jump over and start leathering the poop out of some poor, unfortunate sap. I was thinking that if it was any good, maybe even entering it into Golden Demon next year. Anyhoo, check out the pictures and see what you think!
Song of the moment: ‘Utopian Blaster’ By Cathedral 🙂
Wow! what a busy holiday break! I think I need a vacation….
Added to the already swelling ranks. Newest additions to the mini collection are:
- Box of Black Templar Sword Bretheren
- Chaplain in Terminator Armor
- Black Templar upgrade kit
- Box of Sternguard Veterans
- Forgeworld Death Guard conversion set
- Forgeworld Apostate Preachers of Nurgle
- Forgeworld upgrade kits for Black Templar Terminators
- Forgeworld Black Templar Venerable Dreadnaught
So, plenty to keep me busy into the new year and beyond! I also picked up a Chaos Terminator Lord, the plastic boxed figure, and have already assembled it, and GS’d it too! He is now a grim and bloated Chaos Lord of Nurgle. I’ll post pictures up soon. I need to get on board with all my other projects!
Thats it for now, have a great New Year!!
The work on the Nurgle Rhino is finally done. and ready for priming! In total there is about 5 hours work on this, and thats after the basic body was built. I finished the GS-ing last night, with the addition of the Nurgle icon eyeballs, and a couple more patches of goo. I added a couple of patches of sand as well here and there, which will be painted up like some sort of crusty disease when I paint it. The only thing I need to do now is glue a spike on the (ex)Death Korps chap…
thanks for checking out my page, the traffic over the last couple of weeks has been staggering, so I wanted to give a nod to the folks at the Privateer Press forums and also Bolter and Chainsword Forum as well. Check them out if you have’nt already. The linkies are over on the right, so clicky! ————->
My comrade in arms, Evan Smith, has sent me some pictures of his vile forces of Chaos, so I added them over at the ‘Friends and Foes’ page. I am still messing around with that, and may change the format yet, but in the meantime, check out the gallery of eeevil at https://whencannonsfade.wordpress.com/friends-and-foes/from-the-warp-evan-smiths-forces/ You can peruse the mini’s while enjoying the track ‘World Eater’ by Bolt Thrower. A fitting tune, considering Evan has thirty something Khorne Berzerkers in his force… urk!
Onward into battle!
In between all my other projects I have been working on my friends Rhino. He had the basic shell assembled and he gave me assorted bits to use on there. So, I think I am almost at the ready line to start painting. There are a few flash lines I need to trim, but other than that, I think it’s pretty much there. I still want to add a spike to the top of the Death Korps guys helmet, to keep in with that WW2 feel that the Plague Marines have. The colors will be the usual greens and browns, with exposed and rusted metal, and some glazes of yellow and brown for that truly virulent look.
As promised in my December painting challenge, work has begun on the Destroyer! Work has also started on Eiryss too, but I took this picture before that began, so I’ll post some more pictures later.
I want him to look work and battle weary. He’s going to have some rust spots and some chips, and snow clumped on him too. I was deliberatley slapdash with the highlighting to start giving him that ‘been in a few fights’ type look.