2 April 2017

Jørn's Adepticon 2017 picture-dump

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It's been a week... The withdrawal symptoms are a little less acute now.
I guess it's about time I got around to dumping 'a few' pictures...

First, a few random armies ready for the 40K Championship:

...and a few more, in the midst of battle:

Leaving Trond to play in the Champoinship, the rest of us came across a big table in the back of the hall, with a truly epic number of Titans. Stock, converted and scratch-built.

On Thursday, Trond and Ørnulf played in the 40K Friendly while Inger Helene and I played in the Long War Doubles. I didn't get the chance to take any pictures from the former, but we have these from the latter:

As Saturday came around, so too did our 'Main Event'. The 40K Team Tounament kicked off with two great games the from Model Citizens team. Regrettably, this is the only game that day I had the presence of mind to actually take pictures of:

For our first game on Sunday, we had the honour and great pleasure to be invited to play the streamed game on Warhammer TV. Added levels of stress??? Whatever do you mean? It was really nice to be able to have a peek 'behind the curtains' of the show.

The last game of the day (...as well as the tournament and the con, actually) was no less fun, though. A gloriously golden Bender-bot Necron army with a really fun bunch of guys rolling the dice.

...and with those, I just want to say thank you to all of our wonderful opponents and to all the other wonderful people we got to get to know - not to forget our friends from previous trips that we got to meet again. We're sure to be coming back to Adepticon again! Maybe next year, maybe in a few... We'll have to see...

For now, we just need to get our painting stations set back up and get on with the next project.


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