Monday, 17 October 2016

Work in Progress: Heresy-Era Iron Warriors Legion

Just as the title says. I'm working on my BaC infantry. Since the new BaC set The Burning of Prospero was announced, I've been on a rush to complete the set. Only once I've finished the set for the full 100%, do I allow myself to go ahead and buy the new box. I've already got a large backlog, I don't want it to become even bigger with an influx of 50+ models!

What you see here is tabletop quality. While I do like my troops to look good, I am not a perfectionist when it comes to the rank and file. An army looks as good as the sum of all models is my creed.

It's a Chaos black basecoat with leadbelcher base colour. After that a thorough Nuln Oil wash and again a Leadbelcher highlight. The shoulder trims and copper elements are painted a thin Gehenna's Gold followed by - again - a Nuln Oil wash. The left kneepad will display either the legion or the Grand Company and the left one will see some hazard stripes.

80% finished Legion Sergeant and 2nd Legion Sergeant with just the basecoat

Iron Warriors Legionnaire
First 10 man Tactical Squad, nearly done.
Legionary Sergeant close-up

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Showcase: Renegade Heavy Mortar teams

Finally, the Heavy Mortars are done. Ever since I started my Renegades & Heretics army, I really wanted to have some field artillery, prefferably the heavy mortars instead of the quad mortars. They simply look awesome. 

The unit consists of 9 soldiers manning three pieces of artillery. I have a Master of Ordinance, a spotter, two loaders and five support soldiers with lasguns.

That said, have a look at how they turned out!

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Works In Progress: Renegade Heavy Mortars & Land Raider Proteus

After - sadly, another - 1,5 month hiatus, I decided it was about time I started to get back on track with 40k. This year has seen so much stuff completed. I reckon that I've completed more models and projects the first three months of 2016, than I've completed in 2014 and 2015 combined. This insane rush to complete armies, start a new one and work on two existing armies caused some kind of fallout in my hobby mojo.

Anyway, enough ramblings. On with the new stuff. Below is a Heavy Mortar unit consisting of three mortars and a squad consisting of six men (one pack of Renegade Artillery Crew is being shipped from Notthingham as I write). The last photograph however, is a new toy I've acquired: a Land Raider Proteus. A pal of mine sold it to me for a mere 70 EUR, which is a bargain if you ask me. With shipping the tank costs 122 EUR when ordered from Forge World directly.
The only thing that the Proteus still needs aside of a paintjob are Iron Warriors Land Raider doors from FW, but I'll order those later because..

...I'm saving up for a Chaos Warhound Titan! My estimate is that I'll be ordering it early july. Let's hope that the Pound Sterling to Euro exchange Rate doesn't skyrocket in the mean time!

The Master of Artillery in all his splendour
Heavy Mortars plus crew
Land Raider Proteus sans Iron Warriors doors

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

WIP: Iron Warriors Centurion (30k)

Just a quick pic of an Iron Warriors Centurion Om working on. As you could've guessed. ot's the 2011 Gamesday model. In my opinion one of the best Mk3 marines out there. Still a lot needs to be done obviously, but the general idea is there!

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Photos of The Great April Apocalypse

Every couple of months, me and my friends gather for an epic Apocalypse match. 3k points per player, four players per side. With awesome battlefields that are constructed just for this match, the battles always provide for awesome photo's. Though our side brutally lost the match due to OP Eldar (I'm looking at you, Lynx..) shenanigans and one particular Tau player who takes winning just a bit too seriously (parking a Ta'unar in a 6 void shield bubble..), we still had lots of fun.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

A Thousand Points of Heretics

So, this is the list I will be using tonight: Thousand points. 48 Renegade Guardsmen with an Iron Warriors allied detachment. Not a whole lot to explain, just wanted to share this picture.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Showcase: Renegade Wyvern

So, I've got a new phone (Galaxy S7) and wow. Just wow. The pictures it takes are just stunning and so crisp!

Now on to the model. It's the first of a squadron of three Wyverns. as such, it holds the honour of being the squadron command vehicle. I plan on giving the other two tanks no hazard stripes and less prominent Chaos icons. All in all the model was nice to paint and went together well, using the trusty Chimera chassis. The gunner is a regular Cadian which I've given rebreather backpack and a skull to "chaosify" him a bit, and yes, I even painted the tiny cigar he holds in his lips. The tank commander holding the co-ordinates is using a regular FW renegade torso.
Where possible, I've covered up the aquila's, such as the ones on the tank's flanks. The aquila on the turret I kept and defiled it a bit by scratching it with a hobby knife. The hazard stripes are done with Tamiya masking tape 6mm. The tank uses two base colours: leadbelcher and Khorne red, topped with several washes, drybrushes and highlights.

My Renegade Guard army, the Apostates of Draghan, are taking shape nicely. I've got a full infantry platoon with special and heavy weapons, and a ten man Command Squad all done and based, and a trio of Leman Russes in the process of being painted. All in all it's an awesome army. Seeing 50+ bodies on the table is a fearsome sight!

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Work in Progress: Iron Warriors Hell Talon Fighter-Bomber

I haven't posted for some time, last post was in November I believe. I took a break from painting, since I lost a bit of mojo. Sometimes, when it comes to hobbying, I''m a bit over-saturated and I need a well-earned break. Playing games with my armies still continues, but the painting/building aspect is on hold for some weeks or months.

But not any longer! The best motivation I can have is that I have to meet a deadline. I dislike playing with unpainted models, so when I have a nice (large) battle upcoming and feel the need to use new toys, I embark upon a quest to finish that model so I can use it in the battle.
This has always worked for me and with that in mind I started working again on my Hell Talon. As you can see, it's far from there yet, but It will be done by tonight. All I need to add is some decals, weathering and highlights and she's ready to dominate the skies!

Hell Talon - Now with hazard stripes!

Tamiya 6mm masking tape works best for this kind of job.

Warp Pulse Bombs slowly gaining colour

I use a custom flight rod and base from Dragon Forge Studios.
To the left is the GW flyer base.

She stands firm!

Finally, added the canopy. I decided red glass was better looking.
Renegade Guardsman on the wing for scale reference. The Hell Talon is easily 1,5 Baneblades long.
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