20 March 2017

A thousand things to paint...

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After painting up my first 2000 points of Tau, I needed a red break! There where as always a thousand things I wanted to paint, so I decided; Let`s paint some Thousand Sons!

I love these new models, and their tragic background, and I wanted to try out some gold painting with washes and highlights.

I have not decided if this will end up as a complete army or not, but I have now finished a ten-man squad. I want to paint some Exalted Sorcerers to go with this squad.


17 March 2017

Ultramarines – Tactical Squad Graviton guns upgrade

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My fourth 2017 project done – just a quick one; I wanted to upgrade one of my Tactical Squads with Grav guns.

Here is a new Tactical Sgt with Combigrav and a Tactical Marine with Gravgun that will accompany Tactical Squad V. I will eventually also build a Tactical Marine with a Grav Cannon.

What next? More veterans I guess, or maybe more devastators with heavy long range fire power? Well, I haven’t decided yet.


10 March 2017

Ultramarines – Captain in Cataphractii Terminator Armour

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My third 2017 project done; I needed a commander who could lead my Ultramarines during the upcoming Adepticon 2017 Team Tournament (as well as being a nice addition to my 1. Company).

I decided to arm him with a Combibolter, Storm Shied and Auspex. Yes I know, I kited the model with a Combibolter - the reason being I think it compliments the model much better then the more “bulky” Stormbolter. Since the model I used to a great extent is a “snap fit” model, I had to use a different arm then the kit provided. I therefore also had to add a shoulder pad. I decided to go with a terminator shoulder pad from Forge World (I guess it is not to far off having to change some of the armour plating during a couple of centuries of battle…). I also added a head with a helmet as I think it looks more in coherency with the rest of my force.

What next? Definitely more special weapons for my Tactical Squads.


9 March 2017

Ultramarines – ancient Drop Pod

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During my former ”drop pod race” (finishing a total of 10), I was not happy with two of my builds, hence – I did not finishing them. Going back after finishing 6 new pods, I found that a little patience and wits could recover models initially discarded…

One-drop pod ended up as Inger Helene’s – Black Templars # 5 Crusader Drop Pod. The last one, well – after finishing my army for Adepticon 2017, I typically had to start a new project – salvaging and make use of a discarded mode that fitted with my tournament army.

Bringing a Dreadnought to one of the tournament events, I decided to remove all remnants of a Tactical Marines DropPod, adding bits that would make an appearance of enhanced Shock Absorbers, making use of some etched brass parts – and making it more ancient looking outside – adding bits clearly aligning it with dreadnoughts.

Enough said, this is how it turned out.

Work in progress



7 March 2017

Crimson Fists Captain in Cataphractii Armour revisited

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As I was finishing up my Captain, a little while ago, we were talking about the various equipment options available for the army list entry. I had discounted any further upgrades on the assumption that they would increase the model's points-cost beyond the worth of any advantage could be bought. That, and I still had a Land Speeder and a Drop Pod to finish off at the time.

Ørn, who is obviously a more accomplished reader than I am, pointed out that a Storm Shield didn't cost more than five points for this model. That'd give me a 2+/3++ save where any ones rolled while using the invulnerable save could be rerolled. There was nothing else for it... Back into the Bitz Boxes I went, hunting for an Imperial Fists phalanx warder squad shield I thought I'd picked up at some point.

A bit of file work allowed me to glue a random plastic bit in where the gun slot had been. Magnets in the model's wrist and both the sword- and shield-hands allows me to swap between the two equipment options. The pictures reveals a little sloppy works on the lining, so I guess I'll have to go back and see if I can tidy that up a bit in the last few weeks before we're off.

Next... I don't know, actually. I haven't really thought beyond this point until just now. I have plenty more Crimson Fists ready to paint as well as lots of CSM that I can build...

We'll see what I can keep close at hand, now that I'm also starting the long an arduous process of moving house.


PS: Oh, and damn you Forge World for releaseing that new Cataphractii Storm Shields set. I hate you!!! ;)