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!!! ;)

5 March 2017

Space Wolves – Preparing for Adepticon 2017

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I have been working a while on additions to my Space Wolf army, in order to get hem up to speed in preparation for Adepticon 2017.

Finally finished, here are some of the new additions to my army.


Murder fang

Land speeder Typhoon

Lucius Pattern Drop pod

Björn and his “special” Drop pod

See you all in Chicago in a couple of weeks.

Trond signing off

3 March 2017

Ultramarines – Sternguard Veterans

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My second 2017 project done; upgrading my 1. Company Sternguard Veteran units. My goal for 2017 is to finish my 1. Company.

This time I focused on Veterans with standard equipment. My goal is to field a total of 55 Veterans, consisting of a variation of: Sternguard Veterans, Vanguard Veterans and Vanguard Veterans with Jump Packs. The rest of my 1. Company will consist of 20 Terminators, 20 Assault Terminators and 5 terminators in Cataphrachtii Armour. Still a long way to go - but at least 7 of these guys are now finally finished.

I am looking forward to fielding them at the upcoming Adepticon 2017 Team Tournament. What next? Someone to lead them into battle perhaps, ore more special weapons for my Tactical Squads?