Wednesday, July 28, 2010

29th Post - Termi and Thunderfire pics, LotD paint

Well you’re in for another barrage of pictures I’m afraid.
First up I got my portable light booth set up and took some photos of my thunderfire cannons.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

27th Post - Legion of the Damned,small commission update

So, now you're asking "Why now, after all the posts you've had why do you chose now to do a history of your marines?" Well the answer to that is simple. I've started working on them again.

I'm afraid I went a little Legion crazy when the new Legion of the Damned models were released. I picked up 1 of every model released and then got a deal for an extra box minus the sarge. So I have 2 full squads, 1 10 man using multi-melta and melta gun, 1 10 man using heavy flamer and flamer.
Here's some pics of conversions I did to make the duplicates from the boxed set not look so samey.

26th Post - Ultramarines History part 6 - Random Stuff

I also built a Vulkan Conversion

25th Post - Ultramarines History part 5 - 8th Company

When the blood angel PDF came out I knew it was a perfect time to come up with a new marine army. So I decided to make the 8th company.

24th Post - Ultramarines History part 4 - Chapter Command

Chaplain Cassius

23rd Post - Ultramarines History part 3 - 1st Company

With the release of the “new” plastic terminators I picked up a box and made a 4 man command squad,

22nd Post - Ultramarines History part 2 - 2nd Company

When I started the 4th edition update I decided to do all my models in drop pods with 2 melta guns in each tactical squad.
Here’s some pics of the squads on my city fight board

21st Post - Ultramarines History part 1 - Starting the army

Well here we are another history post, this time it’s for my Ultramarines.
You may want to get something to drink while this loads.

As y’all have read I originally started 40k with Tyranids. However due to the lack of a codex I decided to start Space Marines. After I read the 3rd Edition Space Marine codex I found I really liked the Ultramarines fluff and special characters, so I started painting my models in the original blue and yellow scheme.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

20th Post - Display board

Today I pulled the display board out and took some photos of the army on top of it.
Here's the whole thing.
Colonel with Plasmas.

Flamer squad 1
Heavy support
More photos in my PB account.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Nineteenth Post - Vendettas weathered

Well I've always thought the Vendettas needed something and after coming home from gaming last night I grabbed the Tamiya make up kit and went to town

Here's just 1 bird
The muzzle burns by the cockpit
Looks kind of silly without the gun there.
I think they look good. I'm going to go back with a little brown and hit the engine burns and muzzle burns a bit. I destroyed that little makeup brush they give you so I'll need to go buy another one.

I've got 1 week till I leave and the army is technically done! That's a big improvement from last year where I was painting in the hotel room the night before the Big Waaagh.

So apart from commissions what should I do next?
I've been thinking of trying to finish off my russes or maybe paint some more terminators. Of course I'm going to keep working on the titans but I need micro projects do do in the mean time.
I don't have room to start anymore projects so I need to finish some of the ones I have abandoned.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Eighteenth Post - Infantry finished, Manticore finished, Warhounds dusted off

First up I attached the missiles to the Manticore. I decided to use sticky glue instead of magnets due to the way their built.

I also finished touching up all of the infantry I will be using

And finally I resurrected an old project.
Some of you may remember my old Warhound thread from many years ago

I have since re-organized the pictures into the new galleries here:

Well the warhounds have sat (more like laid) around the house since then waiting for a day to be picked up and worked on again. Well that day has come!

Tonight I started dusing off and re-tightening all of the warhound bolts, which proved to be a bit of a job, and tallying their parts. I also glued on some of the broken parts I could find.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Seventeenth Post - Bases ringed, and final 2 hydras weathered

Tonight's update isn't going to be as flashy.

First up I got the other Hydras weathered.

Then I repainted the rings on the rest of the army

I also finished the Callidus and decaled the 4 new recruits (2 plasma gunners and 2 demo charges)
I've started doing touch ups on all of the infantry. As well as basing touch ups and sealing of the bases of the infantry and the movement trays.
Since I finished the majority of the infantry in June 2009 I've pretty much played with them only so they've got some scuffs and paint chips I've got to repair. I'm also cleaning up some of the blending where I can.

So now I've got to:
Weather Vendettas
1/2 Touch up old models

Sixteenth Post - 4 bases 2 hydras 2 mystics and a callidus

Well I've been away for a bit with work and what not so it's time I get back to work on my army!
I've got 2 weathered hydras now and now I've got 2 more to go.

I also finished the 2 mystics I needed.

I also started the Callidus

Next I glued the canopies to the Vendettas. I also glued the resin Vendetta together.
Finally I painted (and sanded) 4 galeforce 9 lazy trays... err movement trays.

So now I've got to:
Weather 2 Hydra upper 1/2s
Weather Vendettas
Decide if I like the new base ring color
Decal new guardsmen
Touch up old models

All this by the 28th.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fifteenth Post - Straken's new arms, finished Psykers.

Well I finally finished off the last 2 Hydras. These 2 didn't seem to like the older magnets I'd installed in their turrets so it took some work to cut them out and put new magnets in them

Then I finished the Psykers.
I'm trying a new color around their bases. I don't know if I like it yet. It does have the benefit of creating a definite separation of models.

Finally while waiting for the Pyskers to dry I decided to try out those new Max Mini bionic arms!

I also primed the 2 mystics and assassin.

So now I've got to:
Paint 2 mystics
Paint callidus assassin
Weather Hydra upper 1/2s
Double check magnets for Vendettas (a couple were loose the other day)
Weather Vendettas
Install cockpit in resin Vendetta
Install Canopies in Vendettas
Decide if I like the new base ring color
Decal new guardsmen
Touch up old models

All this by the 28th.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fourteenth post - Battle psykers, weathered missiles

Another night another layer of paint!

I added sand to the Vendetta's bases.
I added some slight weathering to the manticore's missiles so they don't look so factory fresh. I realize they're 1 shot but I figure they'd be driving around for a while before they spotted a target worth firing one of the rockets at.
I also flattened the psykers and overseers and added some green and metals to them.

Also I built another hydra, this one seems to stay together better so now I've got some experimenting to do with the others.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thirteenth Post - Vendetta Lascannons and Psykers

First up is the battle psykers I managed to get their base coats down and dipped them in minwax like the rest of my guardsmen.
Here's some photos of the lascannons for the Vendettas and the missiles for the manticores.
I color coded the lascannons so I don't get them mixed up.

Next up is highlighting the psykers after they dry, painting a callidus assassin and 2 mystics.
I'm down to 16 days before it all has to be done so its becoming crunch time.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Twelfth Post - manticore nearly done, hydra treads done

Well I've been working on the now WarCon army.
I've painted and rusted the treads for the Hydras

I also painted up the bases for the vendettas. Next up is some drybrushing and sand.

The Vendettas got some touch ups and sealer. They're still lacking their guns.

Next up is the nearly finished Manticore. It's only lacking it's missiles now.

Well I'm off to another family funeral this week so it'll be a while before I get another update in.