Friday, January 31, 2014
Back when I first put together my Death Guard (for use at AdeptiCon 2007), I was using the Space Marine Codex of the time. My Tactical squads each had a lascannon-toting Marine (seen in the back row above). I decided now was the time to pick up a few new lascannons and missile launchers (below) from Forgeworld to round out two Heavy Support squads.
Additionally, I took a few old plastic parts and new resin legs and backpacks to build three Death Guard Apothecaries. I've decided to go with Black Templar torsos, the tabards will be painted in a deep red. Should look pretty cool against the green of the shoulder pads.
Monday, January 27, 2014
With the success of my Tactical squad refurb, I figured I'd try it out on the Terminators I built seven years ago. These took standard Terminators and added a few details here and there in an effort to create what would later become Cataphractii. The broad, curved pauldrons, the peturges at the shoulder, and the enhanced chest plate/gorget. Anyway, I think they turned out nicely (Note: the assault cannon will be used as a reaper autocannon).
I've also put up a post on the Guns Of April blog, showing off my latest French Infantry. Check it out, I hope you like them. : )
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Well, my friend Larry over at Bell of Lost Souls has gone and upped the game again. From the site's humble beginnings as a cool hobby blog, BigRed has gone on to build one of the most heavily-trafficked sites in the miniature wargaming world. A few years ago, Larry added the BoLS Lounge, which has become a very popular place for loads of wargamers to hang out and then he added a few other elements to the site.
Now, he has added BoLS Gamewire, a service that allows miniature wargaming companies to sign up and post their press releases directly to one of the biggest news sites in the biz. No waiting, no delay, right to the hobbyist's computer.
Check it our HERE, and get your news from the Gamewire source ; )
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Another Sunday Update : )
In one of my earlier posts, I talked about how I'd gone and sprayed over some of my original Death Guard models. I was worried that I'd be unable to match the original colors. Well, turns out that the new colors match the originals so well, that I was able to take another 12 older models and swiftly update them this week. No re-spraying required : )
I certainly have all I need for my Killzone team, but I have a few friends who are building fully fledged armies. I couldn't let them get too far ahead. Here is my first 20-man foot slogger unit.
I hope you like it
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
I think I mentioned that I'm playing in the Adeptus Titanicus game at Adepticon this year, right? Well, if I didn't mention it earlier, you know now.
I'll be building the Rever Titan Primaris Secutar of the Legio Crucius. This is the Reaver that I purchased "mostly assembled" around four years ago. It has been sitting in a drawer, waiting for the right moment. And that moment is now.
Here are the PIP knee pads, with the one of the left sporting a sculpted icon of the Legio. This will be a reasonably long road. As a friend pointed out the other day, it's only 11 weeks or so until Adepticon 2014!
Additionally, the pics of the Mechanicum Myrmidon models in the back of the January WD inspired my to start converting up a few of my own. Now I just have to get a few Necron specialist box sets to keep rolling. The bases are from Dragon Forge Designs.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
During this time of reflection and renewal, take a moment to remember...
No matter how tough things can get in your life, it has to be better than being hardwired into a Reaver Titan!
May you all enjoy 2014 at least as much as I enjoyed 2013. There will be plenty more fun to come in 2014, and I'll get to my usual "reflection and resolutions" posting soon.
Until then, have fun painting!