Saturday, 24 June 2017

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Saturday, 6 May 2017

This unit feels like it's been on my paint desk for an eternity (clocking in at nearly three years off and on work). I took a weekend to finally finish these guys off. I originally envisioned these as the command squad for my praetor with the hope that Forge World release a Sanguinary Guard equivalent kit. 

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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Betrayed by Fulgrim, the errant House Vyridion shed their previous sea green livery in favour for the purer black and gold of imperial majesty. No gaudy sigils of self aggrandisement, the House instead wore the Imperial Aquila, reaffirming fidelity to the Master of Mankind. 

This is a much bigger kit than you may initially think. It's a mini knight Titan (the guns are bigger than a plastic dreadnought). Making large surface areas like this interesting is challenging, especially the gold plates, but with overlapping contrasting colours you can achieve a depth of interest that you typically wouldn't be able to achieve using a brown wash. 

The knight's paint scheme was inspired by Master of Mankind  House Vyridion. The simple black and gold marks with Imperial Aquila's was made so much easier using the Custodes transfer sheet. 

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Monday, 1 May 2017

Sons of Horus Commission. 

Friday, 28 April 2017

Chaplain Maelio is the latest in a fraternity of brothers dogged by ill fortune - the average life span of a Chaplain crusading with the 133rd being two years. The grizzled Luna veteran seeks to break that cycle. 

The Chaplain's armour presents us a problem in dating. The MKIII boarding plate was largely a relic by the time Faustino took his position, replaced en masse by MKIV within the Blood Angel Legion. Cross reference reveals this armour had the honour of being in the presence of the Emperor at the Triumph of Ullanor and held a ceremonial value within the IXth. With elements of the 18th being sent independently into the void, its numbers swelled by new recruits from Baal, this armour become a physical link to Terra.

Most of you will remember my original Aquailante Faustino. Unfortunately on his first outing in game he lost his life. I roll on a chart after each game and I need to roll a double one for characters to permenantly die (they otherwise suffer minuses to their characteristics, or if successful in their mission have the chance to gain additional abilities). First Aquilante died, then his successor (in personal combat to Angron no less) and a third who barely had time to don the black before his head was taken by a World Eater Warlord. 

It felt wrong to keep using the same miniature, so, reluctantly, I replaced the head and the weapon. I magnetised the old helmet to use in Zone Mortalis or zero gravity actions. 

Monday, 24 April 2017

Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush
Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Dynameis terminator squad.  

The vaunted Dynameis formed the shock core of boarding actions of the 33rd assault division sequestered to Belarius' command. Specialising in zone mortalis actions, the Dynameis were recorded to have fought in the Sol System at the time of the siege. Infamously the surviving members formed [REDACTED]. 

My first batch of terminators are now complete. After reading the rules for Blood Angels I doubt these will see much action in games of 3k points of lower but they make perfect members of a Zone Mortalis force. The models themselves are created from the Emperor's Children Phoenix Terminatos and the Cataphractii resin kit. 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Abaddon and Loken diorama. This was one of the first pieces released for the Heresy series and was one of my first pieces painted on commission when I started the business. It's always a special job when I get one of these on the paint station. Because of this commission I purchased this piece for myself. The quality of the miniatures have stood the test of time and I really hope Forge World will release more diorama pieces.

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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Part of a larger 8th edition Wood Elf Force. 

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Friday, 14 April 2017

A Huge image dump of an 8th Edition Chaos Dwarf Army. These models are divine - one of the best ranges from the old Warhammer Fantasy age. 

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