Thursday, 24 October 2013

Adeptus Astartes Centurion Warsuit - WIP

Like many people, I wasn't exactly overawed when I first saw the 'new' Space Marine Centurions. But after the more in focus official pictures appeared and then the kit was released I found myself beginning to like them. After building one for a friend shortly after the release I liked them even more, the kit is fantastically detailed and has a lot of potential, I just don't think the ones in all the official photos fully realise that potential.

With this in mind and having 'acquired' a single Centurion from a friend, I set about trying to create a dynamically posed miniature.  While I'm still playing with a couple of elements I think that I've mostly succeeded:

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Maximorc Decimator Maridiius - WFB Orc

His name is Maximork Decimator Maridiius... taken by the Dark Elves and forced (encouraged? He is an Orc after all...) to fight for the entertainment of King Malekith in the gladiatorial pits of Naggrond.

GW Inverness's painting challenge this month was to paint something with skin, while our way of celebrating the new Dark Elves releases was to organise an 'Arena of Death' for single Fantasy Heroes and Lords to duke it out and see who emerges victorious. I decided to try and kill two birds with one Orc.  He's now ready to enter the arena and I'm reasonably sure that using him as a Black Orc Warboss to represent his long 'career' as a Glad-y-ata... as I envision him calling himself he'll give a good account for himself...

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

"The Betrayed" - Update

After a furious couple of weeks painting I managed to finish up the Legion Champion, Master of Signal and both Tactical Support Squads:

Spurred on by the completion of these, I've now got another Tactical Squad on the way in Sons of Horus colours, two World Eaters Apothecaries and just for fun a Legion Moritat and Siege Breaker in the works as well. 

I won't be able to field all of my Centurions in the same army, but having 5 of them adds more tactical flexibility and more importantly gives me the opportunity to make some cool minis...

Monday, 14 October 2013

"The Betrayed" - Death Guard Tactical Support Squad WIP

As the deadline for the online painting challenge I'm using to spur me to paint my Isstvan III Loyalists army looms ever closer I've been painting power armour quite frantically. This squad is nearing completion but there's still 5 Sons of Horus Tactical Support Marines, 10 World Eaters Tactical Marines an Emperors Children Legion Champion (you can just make him out on the right of the photo) and a Sons of Horus Master of Signal (you can just see him in the background on the left).

Prophet of the Flesh Coven, Urien Rakarth - Completed Mini

I actually started this mini a couple of years ago but after recently digging it out of storage and deciding to sell him I thought I'd best finish up the last couple of bits so he was ready for his new owner (although the base is remaining black so that the new owner can match the base to his existing Dark Eldar collection):

Friday, 4 October 2013

Mechanicum Thallax Cohort - Redux

With the Horus Heresy Book Two: Massacre looming ever closer with the rules for some very tasty Mechanicum units in it I decided to do a little more work on my Thallax Cohort (although I should really have been working on my Astartes for the HHE 'Time of Legends' challenge).

 Firstly I decided that in order to create a playable, if small army, that I wanted two 3 Thallax Cohorts as my compulsory troops choices with a Magos Dominus (that has been dispatched from Forge World this afternoon) as my HQ and if I can scrape together the money a Castellax Battle-Automata as well.

With this in mind I've secured a 6th Thallax so I can create the two Cohorts and re-based the existing 5 so that they can actually be gamed with and added a little more colour to them by repainting some of their armour plates to match their pauldrons

Alpha Cohort:

Theta Cohort:

When the 6th one arrives I'm going to set about converting his Lightning Gun to a Photon Thruster Cannon, a very nasty Mechanicum weapon that fires disintegrating beams of howling blackness that tear their screaming targets asunder, even armoured vehicles offer scant protection from their wrath. I'll also be getting the Magos Dominus assembled and painted as soon as I can as well.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

XIII Legiones Astartes Auxilia Chimera APC

A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine gave me a brand new Imperial Guard Chimera kit. After some thought I decided to try something cool and paint it up to match another friend's Heresy Era Ultramarines Army since the XIIth Legion have been shown to fight with their own human forces. I've also never seen a Chimera in Legion colours although in all likelihood they would have been abundant back in the 31st millenium.

This was great fun and I hope you and my friend like the results as much as I do.