Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Final Duel Update!

So I finished the 'Duel' for Games Workshop Southland's monthly painting competition (I chose duels, as I won the previous one).

So after a LOT of the competitors either didn't finish, never started or gave up/cracked the shits, it was down to only two people and a staff member (who didn't finish theirs OR have the ability to win anyway).

Alas we both won, I the 40k one with my "Lion and the Wolf" Duel, and my friedn Tom won the Fantasy one with his Beastmen Arm Wrestle.

The photos of my Duel are below. Thanks.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Ravenwing HQ's!!!

So I received another box of Black Knights yesterday, my goal was to have these 3 bikers be converted into a HQ retinue to accompany Sammael into battle (when I get him that is).

First up is the Librarian, I used a spare Turmiel from DV and cut him at the waist and mounted him on the bike, pretty straight forward, but it works.

Next I worked on a Techmarine, I used the Chest piece that comes with all Space Marine Tanks, the head is from a Venerable Dreadnought, I then used spare servo-arms for a servo-harness and finally a Bretonian Lance for a power lance (Str 5 AP 3 on the charge), being wielded by the Ravenwing Banner arm (because it's all bionic).

Finally I decided to make an Interrogator Chaplain, this kit-bash was simple but effective, I used the head, crozius head and smok dispensers from a spare Serephicus model I had, the rest of him is made up of Black Knight parts, his right shoulder is from the Death Company and I used the book from the old Sammael model I had (he's in pieces thanks to my Alaskan Malamute, he decided he was a chew toy).

I also completed this 10 man Veteran Squad, they are kitted out with:
  • 3 x Plasma Pistols
  • 2 x Plasma Guns
  • 1 x Plasma Cannon
  • 5 x Storm Shields
The idea is that I either combat squad them ( the 2 Plasma Gunners and the Plasma Cannon sit back with 2 other guys, while the 3 Plasma Pistols move ahead with a HQ in a Razorback) the other option is to combine them and put all 10 in a Drop Pod, get out put the 5 Storm Shields at the front and hunt heavy infantry and light armour, I know the Cannon is wasted here but if they don't kill them all he'll do damage the turn after.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

More Dark Angels!!!

So I recently aquired a LOT more Dark Angels from a mate of mine who was selling his army.

I received:
  • 1 x Vindicator
  • 1 x Wirlwind
  • 1 x Rhino
  • 1 x Razorback
  • 10 x Termies
  • 60 x Marines
  • 20 x Assault Marines
  • 6 x Black Knights
  • 2 x Land Speeder Typhoons
  • 11 x Devestator Marines (just the Heavy Weapons)
  • 10 x Company Veterans
  • 9 x Ravenwing Bikers
  • 2 x Dreadnoughts
  • 1 x Command Squad
  • 5 x Drop Pods
So now my Dark Angels are getting truly huge lol.

Full Company plus Ravenwing and Deathwing Contingents
Here's a photo of my army now (minus a few vets, HQ's and scouts)

Monday, 22 July 2013

Duel Update

Here are some more work in progress shots of my "Duel" for this Saturday's painting competition, I started the base last night too, should have some pics of it up tomorrow.

Lets hope I can finish everything before Saturday.

Anyway, here they are.

How the two termies will most likely be posed

Wolf Guard nearing completion

Basic work done for the Deathwing Knight

Been spending a little more time on the Knight's shield, as it will be a focal point for the piece.

Knight nearing completion

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Hobby Update!

OK so it's been a while since I updated this blog, but I've been pretty busy lately with a Work Experience kit at my office (less time for work hobby) and the new Apoc book arriving.

But here is an update on what I've been doing:

Started painting my Thousand Son bikers, Ravenwing Black Knights and my Iron Warriors Vindicator and Land Raider.

But I also started working on the following bad boys.
Dark Angel Lord Executioner (8th Company Master), at first I'll just run this guy as a Vet Sgt.

 Iron Warriors Baneblade Tank Commander.

Dark Angel Techmarine, made from many spare parts.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Thousand Sons Bikers

I decided my Thousand Sons needed some fast punch, so I've decided to make a unit of Chaos Bikers.

I chose to use the Ravenwing Black Knights for a few reasons:
All the avian features work well for the whole Tzeentch thing, I wanted robes, the Thousand Sons aren't overly Chaos-y or spiky, and The more spare Dark Angels bits I have the better :D.

I plan on using this unit as infantry killers, while I have Iron Warrior Bikes for Tank Hunting.

Anyway here they are, the guy with the sword is a Sorcerer, I'm in need of another box to make a full 5 man unit plus HQ.

Biker with Lightning Claw

Biker with Plasma Gun

Sorcerer with Force Sword and "Counts as" Plasma Pistol.

Painting Comp Update.

Here are some WIP shots of my Wolf Guard Terminator I'm painting up for the July "Duels" painting comp.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

July Painting Comp. Duels

So, as I stated a few posts back, I won the June painting comp at my local GW, as a prize, I got to choose the next catagory, I went with duels.

Now I've had a few conflicting ideas as to what to do. They were:

* Talos Pain Engine eviscerating a Guardsman
* Iron Warrior Biker vs Imperial Fist Biker
* The Dreadfleet Ships 'The Bloody Reaver" and the "Haldenhammer" (think Pirates 3)
* Dark Angel vs Space Wolf
* Thousand Sons Sorcerer vs Space Wolf.

I chose to go with the Dark Angel vs Space Wolf as I love the fluff behind their history and the Honour Duels they perform in respect of their Primarchs.

I'm using a Deathwing Knight and a Wolf Guard Terminator.

Here are a few early pics.


Monday, 1 July 2013

...........Land Raiders

So I've been trying to paint/finish my Land Raiders, it's a slow and steady race, the Wolf one I've had for almost 2 years lol, the Iron Warrior for like 1 year and the Deathwing one for only a few weeks.