Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Nurgle Knight Titans - Part 12 (Second Knight Finished)

I have completed (almost - I think I'll have another go at the freehand on the banner at some point) my second Nurgle Knight! One more to go.

I have photographed these on my standard (and getting very tired now) backdrop. Some of my other recent models are visible - either ignore them or please let me know your favourite theories why these knights are fighting a battle with Mortarion (not too much of a stretch), a Death Guard Marine (again - easy peasy), some fantasy Zombies (erm - you could make that work), a Kharadron Overlord (creaking significantly) and some Vikings (Medic!).
You'll notice from the photo above that this model is missing its shield and autocannon. That's not intentional - those parts were simply missing from the model when I picked it up second hand.

Left Flank


Right Flank

The Gruesome Twosome
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Nurgle Knight Titans - Part 11 (Second Knight Started)

The second of my Chaos Knight conversions is firmly underway. I''m not planning to churn out as many blog posts to cover this knight as I did for the previous one as it is broadly following the same pattern of work.

As such, my first post finds me firmly half-way through the work with the model based, all the green-stuff work done and painting complete on the lower-half of the model:

Any of you who are keen eyed may note that the waist on  this model ends in a flat surface which is not usual for a knight. There's a good reason: I bought this model second-hand (thanks again, eBay!) and had utterly failed to notice from the photos posted on the auction that the model's previous owner had (for reasons only known to him/herself) attached the upper half of the model so that it was facing backwards.

Honestly. So the model was hack-sawed in two ("Cleft in twain" for Fantasy-oriented readers :) ).

It was nicely painted, and all the modelling work on the base is as it was when I bought it so I can only assume I got it from an experienced modeller. I guess it was probably a gaffe - the mini was clearly part painted before assembly (all the detail behind the face-armour had been painted) so I think it was probably mis-assembled at the last gasp. It must have been gutting for the previous owner and is probably why it ended up on eBay.

The model before I started reconstruction.
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Friday, 2 June 2017

Saga: Vikings (Part 4 - Warriors)

My last post on this project was at the beginning of January. It's June now. I've completed another unit - in Saga terms that is one point.


Anyway - here they are (Not much to show for five months, eh?):

I promise it won't be five months before the next point is completed.

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Kharadron Overlords: Arkanaut Admiral

Another day, another army.

That's how it seems to be going at the moment - I have 10 (yes - ten!) different wargames projects on the go at the moment. I have to say none of them seem set to come to an end any time soon so I'm juggling them on a rota basis.

Anyway - the 10th project (and I swear I'm not starting any more until something gets completed) is underway with a modest start. I own one (I counted him twice) model for this army at this point in time and here he is - the Boss Man for my Age of Sigmar Kharadron Overlords army:

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Stormcast Eternals: Test model

OK - it's official. I've lost my mind, gone fishing, out to lunch. Bats in the belfry, a total nutjob, flibble, wibble, gibber, gribbly.


I've been looking at the Kharadron Overlord models that GW have just released for Age of Sigmar. Now I've never played AoS. No reason other than I've not had an opportunity. I've been very impressed with a lot of the new models that GW have released for it but until now - knowing I have no chance to play at the moment due to "life" - I've not picked any up.

That's been bugging me. I consider GW to be the Microsoft of the gaming world - ubiquitous, unescapable and not always responsible for the best products out there. That said, I've been a GW man since the early days of Warhammer - I started shortly after the 2nd Edition was released. I was sad when they dropped it even though I could see why they did it.

And I've just not made the jump yet.

Then the Kharadron guys came out. Wow! I like them!. They got me thinking in all sorts of ways: AoS (obviously), Squats (and I know a lot of others have had the same thought), Forge Fathers (for Mantic's Sci-Fi setting).

So I resolved to grab some.

I started by picking up some rules - I ordered the Kharadron Overlords book as well as the "Order" and "Chaos" Grand Alliance books. I ordered the Arkanaut Admiral model and an AoS "Getting Started" booklet. I was busy working on other things when the parcel arrived so other than reading through the books I didn't get a chance to start working on the Kharadron model. The "Getting Started" booklet arrived late. Timing: It arrived the day I finished working on another mini. So as always, my plan to get underway with the Kharadron was scuppered by the fact that the booklet - when it arrived - had a free Stormcast model attached.

So I painted him, and here he is:

Friday, 19 May 2017

Heresy Death Guard: Primarch Mortarion

I was browsing around ebay looking for viable models to represent Mortarion when I stumbled across this guy. He is apparently a model made by Reaper and now long OOP. Being a pewter model he has some serious heft to him!

I stripped off the original paintjob which was, to be honest, a bit of a mess. He was disassembled, drilled, pinned painted and reassembled.

This model (especially as I am using him as a Heresy-era Mortarion) is clearly in a post Isstvan state - Nurgle has visited many gifts upon him. I kept him painted in regular Death Guard colours as I wanted cohesion on the tabletop.

Wings? Why not. They sprout from his backpack and clearly have mechanical elements to them. To my mind they make him look a lot more impressive and they can represent his "fleet" rule.

"Silence" his war-scythe is clearly represented on the model, but - sadly - "The Lantern" his hand-gun isn't.

You can't have everything, I guess.

I've photographed him alongside my test model in order to show scale.

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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Heresy Death Guard: Test model

Again! I've done it again! What a muppet!

So here I am with a whole bunch of active projects on the go, and I have added more to my worksheet. Why? Because I made the mistake of starting to read the Horus Heresy series after picking up the first 15 novels as eBooks due to the "Humble Bundle" charity. I'm afraid this particular bundle is over now, but the site is well worth keeping an eye on.

Anyway. A few years back I decided to start a Heresy army. I wanted to do it (as always) on the cheap. I'd also just signed up to the "Warhammer 40K Rogue Trader Style" Google+ Community so I decided to kill two birds with one stone. I spent a small amount of money on a large amount of models (thanks again, eBay) and added them to some models I already had.

The promptly went into "the dettol-bucket of shame" and have stayed there since.

Until now!

I proudly present my test model for the army: a metal model from about 30 years ago. He will most likely become the sergeant for my first tactical squad.

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