Monday, 23 July 2018

Knights of the Legio

Originally tried to get my Thousand Sons army finished for a game against Dan Harden of White Dwarf, I failed...........

So a substitute army was required with three weeks to go before I travelled to Warhammer World......

What do I have that Dan has not seen and I have unfinished (some of which have been for almost 2 years now) that I can use the game as motivation to paint......

hmmmm......

Knights......

Porphyrion
Crusader
Castellan
2 Warglaives
2 Helverins

Some work in progress bits and bobs........


Luckily I don't mind painting freehand Legio Symbols................

 
 
 
 
 fast forward 3 weeks to 3:20am on the night before I travel to Nottingham.....FINISHED!!!!
 
I have some videos of the models but can I upload a decent copy....can I fuck
 
So you will have to trust me when I say I finished the lot, added them to my other 6 existing knights, and then made it to WHW to play the game :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
As fate would have it the Open War cards we drew allowed us to fight over the bridge and much fun was had including a rather stunning chain reaction of explosions that left a stompa, 2 knights, and half the Ork infantry dead. 
 



Monday, 26 February 2018

The Cyclops of Prospero Evolved

My original idea for the Magnus has evolved to something rather different than first envisaged, very much in keeping with the transient nature of the subject matter, Tzeentch being the master of mutation and change.

So it was originally envisaged by me that I would do a Thousand Son style head dress for him, I started making it from plasticard and although was decent it just looked out of place, so I binned it.  

I then started thinking of alternatives, and for some reason a mix of Pan from Pan's Labyrinth and Tim Curry's character from Legend began to formulate in my mind.  I also decided that I really liked the mouth and chin of the stock face and decided to retain it.  Obviously wanting to keep with the Cthuhlu influence I kept some of the tentacle beard, tentacle mutton chops it was.....




I had also added in 9 eyes onto his chest.  Down side of the above model was that there was little of interest on the head, just a bald dome, so I started thinking of Peloquin from Nightbreed and felt that it would give him a "mane" similar to the stock model whilst being suitably altered and unique.


 
 
I am happy with the final result, let's hope that the painting is suitably good to showcase the conversion.  Few more models to build and I am ready to paint! 



Thursday, 22 February 2018

The Cyclops of Prospero

Conversion of Magnus has begun and so far I am very happy with where it is goingWhat I have gone for is a mass of tentacles bursting from his forearm holding a single massive eyeball.....yes it is bizarre, the more bizarre the better!  








Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Spaghetti Face

Slow and steady wins the race?  Nah utter bullshit, focus and dedication does.......on to another conversion.  First of the exalted sorcerers, still need to sculpt an upper lip but sculpting can be time consuming at the best of times, so much time spent waiting for stuff to cure, lucky I have other models to build whilst I wait :D

Monday, 19 February 2018

The Ones That Sleep

 
And moving on.......
 
New Throne of Skulls trip planned for beginning of April. 
 
New army? 
 
Sure why not......
 
Cthuhlu influenced Thousand Sons with extensive conversions?
 
Sure challenge accepted!
 
Armies are to be Power Level 100 and no more than 3 detachments.  Easy!
 
Supreme Command Detachment
 
HQ - Ahriman on Disc
HQ - Exalted Sorcerer on Disc
HQ - Exalted Sorcerer on Disc
 
Lord of War - Magnus the Red
 
Vanguard Detachment
 
HQ - Sorcerer
 
Troop - 10 Tzaangors
 
Elite - Decimator with 2 Soulburner Pertrands
Elite - Decimator with 2 Soulburner Pertrands
Elite - Hellforged Contemptor with 2 chainclaws and Soulburners
 
Heavy - Hellforged Leviathan with 2 grav flux bombards
 
19 models in PL100......will be an easy and fast list to play with no doubt
 
I have started the conversion work on the dreads/decimators
 

Some fancy barding to make it more Thousand Sons out of plasticard and greenstuff/Magicsculpt

Tentacles Curing.....or trying to escape the Blu-tac Beast of Devon
 
Once cured, sand down one edge so it is flat, and add balls of putty with a little super glue and then with the end of a brush prod it to make a sucker.  Octopus tentacles are done.....

Attach to the model......now PAINT ME!!!!!!!


 

Monday, 12 February 2018

Henchmen Fnished.....

.........Until I make some more!!

It was a close call, up till 1am on Friday morning painting and a little help from my friend Ben Lamble to paint the bases got them finished just in time, and a culexus too!!

Even managed to fluke Best Unit award at the Throne of Skulls.  I think I will add some light chipping to the red on them, like I did on the fatman

















And a nasty little bastard.....the Culexus



Next up a Sisters of Battle Rhino for my Death Cults (because thanks for fucking my Inquisition army every edition change) and inquisitor Hector Rex

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Back in the Saddle

It has been a while.........well it's been a fucking age since I last posted something.  I won't bore people with how crap life has been for me over the last 2 years suffice to say everything is most definitely on the up.  On and positive note I have been painting stuff just not posting it, so I might do a post soon with a catch up.

Anyway.............

Gloves are off and I have set myself a challenge, paint 6 henchmen and a culexus assassin by Friday morning next week.

I have spent the last few days knocking up the henchmen and came up with this merry band of delinquents


cataphractii terminator shield, flagellants arm and head, skitarii arm, horus heresy bolter, genestealer cult legs, guard shoulder pad, duststalker body, plasticard

Grey knight bits, SM bolter, high elf arms and legs, skitarii torso and coat, space wolf head, brass rod and plasticard

lord of blight base model with much greenstuff work (belly/breather tube/kilt), skitarii head, servvitor arm, primaris bolter, chaos warrior arm, flagellants banner, death Korps heavy flamer backpack (on back)

darlk elf cauldron hag body, duststalker head, sisters of silence arms shoulders and bolter

ad mech legs, valkyrie crew body, baneblade crew arms, genestealer cult head, space wolf thunderwolf cav bolter (on back)

taurox crew head, sm reiver bolter, genestealer cult body and arms, guard shoulder pads

empire cannon crew legs, sm scout body, skitarii arms, empire or guard head, sisters of silence bolter, cataphractii terminator shield




I have sortted out names and stuff for them all but I will wait till I get some paint on them first.
Week to paint.....love a challenge