Blog 1-Stormeagle Prep.
Un-boxing the Stormeagle box was like Christmas, well it was Christmas, but you get the idea. The kit is 2 parts. You get 3 of the 4 Stormraven Sprue and a shed load of resin parts. The instructions take up 3 sides of a4. But these are very basic. None of the digital printouts of CGI model you get with the regular kits. Having worked with resin in the past and knowing from twitter that this kit is...
New Year-New Project Blog!
As any regular follower will know, I am not the most consistent blogger. In fact I doubt that I posted more the 10 blogs last year! This year I am not going to say it is a new year’s resolution or anything, but I will try to add more to the Blog this year. So were to start? I will slowly update you on the Necron Project that I have been working on since July, which now stands at 1000 Pts and is...
Random musing of an ultramarine player
So for years I have bemoaned the use of special character is small games of warhammer 40,000. I am reading the ‘fall of damnos’ book at the moment and it maybe softening my views a bit. The story is that of the 2nd company of the ultramarines (the ones that I am painting) led by Cato sicrius and assisted by tigirius the chief librarian. These 100 marines drop into the centre of a necron tombworld...
So I have been playing with a list for my stormtalon, and need to use them in anger to really try them out. So here is my first list. Using them in s very fast army seems to make sense. Let me know what you think. Ultramrines V6 (Space Marines) 1,500 points HQ Space Marine Captain (145) Iron Halo; lightning claw; lightning claw; artificer armour; Command Squad (205) 2× meltagun; Company...
Reach for the sky's
So, the stormtalon is here! For those that have missed it, gamesworkshop have released some new ‘flyers’. The Orks, necron and the spacemarine all got a new kit. The marines and orks got a codex update in the white dwarf. As a marine player I have invested in 2 of the talons. The talon is a 1 man attack craft designed to escort or be a stand alone unit. It has limited options, with...
Pre heresy love
Some it’s just after my 39th birthday and good Mrs Collett threaded me to some forgeworld love. i got kherens pattern assault cannon for the contemptor and a stunning demios predator executioner. The predator has the Plasma destroyer and heavy conversion Beamer in the kit and both sponson options. The turret options are easy to magnetise, but the construction of the side posts makes it...
The secret project inbound!
My latest secret project is finally done and will be posted tomorrow. It fair to say I have gone pre heresy. I love the mk 3 iron armour, but they are somewhat limited. They only really have the normal marine available. The kit is fully compatible with the current range, but arms, with the distinctive vembrances on the lower arms are part of the charm of the model. The also. Don’t have the mk 3...
The next secret project.
I am getting ready for something a bit different. I am loving the pre heresy vibe at forge world. I am planning on getting some pre heresy terminators when the assault troops are released and the mk 3 iron armour is just awesome, I can see some sternguard in the near future. With the release of the new ‘old’ Deimos predator I feel some heavy support coming soon as well, the one area...
Work on ultramarine captain
So, I have been busy working away on the fully magnatized captain. The body is about 80%done and 3 of the 10 arms are well under way. The challenge of painting arms separately is becoming apparent. Getting them to dry following a wash is a pain. Any ideas would be appreciated. The storm shield, using scibor bits is finished, the power weapon and the bolt pistol are nearly done and then on to the...
The work continues!
So I have spent another few days on the magnetised ultramarine captain. I have added the storm bolter and a chainsword to the mix now. The options not completed are the 3 combo weapons and the thunder hammer. Not sure about how to do the combi yet but the hammer will be done when I get some terminator parts. I have also sculpted some parts on the model. The loin cloth was tricky (for me any way...
Your flexible freind
So i started well with good intentions yesterday to crack on with the battle company. However when I threw together a list For 1500 Pts of ultramarines, I soon discovered that my current captain left me with out options. I soon started to plan a new captain. I wanted to make some thing that I can change and be flexible. The answer of course is magnets. After the mother of all bits box raids I...
Next-The March towards the Battle Company...
With all the excitement of the Contemptor, It’s going to be hard to re focus on normal Stuff, but to paint up the Battle Company I need to get on with it. Next on the List is the 5th Tactical squad. They are assembled and the first 5 have been started (a few weeks ago) the Sgt, armed with a Power weapon is well on the way as is the Flamer armed Squad man. My plan is to get these 5 done by...
Contemptor progress. Day 9.
Had a great painting session tonight. The first arm is finished and looks good. I just need match up the second arm, which will be hard. The barrels have a used look, which will be difficult to replicate. Should get the finished pics up tomorrow.
tactician-toxic asked: Is the Contemptor hard to put together? Just got two of them and none of them came with instructions. Seems easy enough just wondering if there is any little things I should know.
So I have been working on the contemptor for a week now. It’s look good and I nearly done. Completed list so far- Scenic base, Legs, Body, Head and decals. The 2 arms arms are on the way and I recon that well get him finished tomorrow.