Monday, 22 August 2016

Vampire Counts: Varghulf

Here is the first post for the second of my three new, parallel projects. Alongside the Orks that I posted about last week, I'm building a Vampire Count army.

I've always liked the Varghulf model so I thought I'd start there:

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Orks: Boyz Mob #1

Time to wake myself up with a new project.

I've still got a few marines to update, but I'm finding it hard to stay motivated to work on them so I'm going to mix things up a bit.

I normally do an entire army in one go, but for a change I'm going to juggle three (and maybe take the occasional detour into doing something like a Blood Bowl team along the way).

So let's start with something that's been mouldering in my loft for far too long: Orks!

Here's my first unit - a squad of 12 Boyz from the Black Reach boxed set.

Vampire Counts and Epic-scale Ultramarines to follow!

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Space Marines: Terminator Captain

Here's the head honcho (terminator variant) of my force.

It's only a matter of time until that Iron Halo falls off, unfortunately. It's already wobbling.

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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Space Marines: Landspeeder Typhoon

This was bought as a junk lot from ebay as a regular landspeeder without looking at the photo too closely.

When it arrived in the post I was both surprised and disappointed.

The doors were missing. So was the bumper/fender arrangement that normally surrounds the front of the model. No weapons either.

However, there was a good reason the bumper/fender was missing! The previous owner has extended the nose of the 'plane and elongated it. He/she also added a nifty canopy over the pilot! Neato!

So I added a magnet (like on my other 'speeders) so I can swap weapons around. One problem solved.

I picked up some weapon pods from a bitz store to sit in place of the missing doors. Problem two solved, plus it also made the 'speeder typhoon look different than a regular speeder. Bonus.

The canopy made painting it a little tricky as I had to disassemble it in order to paint it and then rebuild it afterwards. 

All good fun and well worth the effort.

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Monday, 18 July 2016

Space Marines: Terminator squad 1

Here we are again with another mix'n'match unit - this time Terminators from various eras.

Three of these are metal models from a while back (the two on the left and the one rear-right).

The one in the center of the photo is an old model from the original Space Hulk/Deathwing game equipped with a heavy flamer. History? Yes, but let's go back further...

Check out the guy front-right: a casting of the first ever attempt GW made at issuing Terminators! Very different, I trust you will agree. The Terminator Honours on the left shoulder has been added by me (greenstuff).

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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Space Marines: Landspeeder Squadron

Landspeeders - gotta love 'em (well, apart from the Landspeeder Vengeance which hase basically got parapets on - ridiculous and the aerodynamics are clearly shot).

Anyway, I bought these as junk lots from ebay and applied a lot of time, knife-work and some plasticard in places (like the spoiler on the leading model in the photo below which was completely missing) to get them up to snuff.

I think they turned out OK.

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Monday, 11 July 2016

Space Marines: Bike squad 1

More Marines. There always seem to be more Marines.

This time a squad of bikers - the bike squads are among my favourite models I think. They epitomise the highly maneuverable nature of the Space Marines in my mind. 

Plus I think they look cacking hard!

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