Archive

Posts Tagged ‘40K’

Dark Angel Primaris Lieutenant

04/23/2018 Leave a comment

Primaris Lieutenant

So glad I finally got this done, took me far longer than I’d thought but it was fun, especially towards the end where I was able to spend time on the more ornate details.

Now, onto Cypher 🙂

Advertisements

All Your (32mm) Base Belong To Us

03/31/2018 1 comment

A few years ago I built a single squad of Pink Horrors for my Chaos Marines to summon and at the time I thought no more of it.  I mean, who in their right mind would collect a fourth army?

Anyway, fast forward two and a half years and I’ve accidentally amassed a reasonably sized Tzeentch daemon force that can be used for both 40K and AoS.  The only problem is that my first group of Horrors a) did not have any standard bearers or musicians, and b) were on the old 28mm bases.  After painting up another box of Horrors I was able to rectify the first issue but not the second, leaving me with the situation below:

All - Before

Front row are the original squad with the new ones on 32mm bases at the rear

You can see it better by looking at the two Iridescent Horrors.

Leaders - Before

Fortunately there are many ways to resolve this.  After some research, I ordered some 32mm Conversion Rings from Secret Weapons Miniatures and this afternoon I got to work.

These are made out of a fairly tough resin and as you can see are relatively flash-free, as they are resin it’s best to wash them in warm water mixed with a touch of detergent to remove any residual release agent.

Base Adapter

Fixing them to the models proved to be a bit more difficult than I had realised.  At first I thought it best to use super glue but this left the hold somewhat brittle and, while they do fit fairly well, the slight elasticity of the material means that once in place there is often a small gap as you can see below.

Base - Problem

I solved both problems be starting again, this time putting a thin roll of Green Stuff along the inside of each ring, applying a spot of super glue to the joining lugs then pressing both parts together around the miniature’s base.

Progress 2

After using some Liquid Green Stuff to fill the joins between the two halves of the ring I left the models to cure for an hour before painting.

As you can see at least by my standards they came out okay.

All - After

Leaders - After

While on close inspection it is possible to tell that these are conversion jobs it’s a relatively easy and very cheap way to rebase your minis should you wish.

Dark Angels Primaris Intercessors

03/11/2018 Leave a comment

I’ve been playing around with a number of projects this year but the only one to actually get to the finishing post has been the first of the reinforcements from the Ultima Founding.

Primaris Intercessors 01

Primaris Intercessors 02

Primaris Intercessors 03

I have to admit that when I first heard about the Primaris Marines I was not that enthusiastic about matters but as the story’s evolved I’ve certainly come around.

The models themselves were a joy to assemble and paint and as I bought the fancy pants Dark Angels box I have enough chapter-specific upgrade parts to do a couple of squads of Aggressors.

 

Something Rotten This Way Comes…

12/04/2017 Leave a comment

By which I mean, Plague Marines!  As with most of my new projects, I tend to start off with a one or two (in this case, three) test models to help dial in my proposed paint scheme.  Fortunately as I’ve recently painted up a decent amount of Nurgle Daemons this was fairly straightforward.

Rather than using some of my two sets of Dark Imperium Death Guard, I elected to purchase a box of their Easy Build cousins.  Here’s how I got on.

Easy Build Plague Marines 01

Easy Build Plague Marines 02

Also, woo Miniature Monday!  First time I’ve posted something in ages.

Poxwalkers

11/26/2017 1 comment

Hello, yes I’m not dead! It’s been ages, hasn’t it?  Basically I was up to my eyeballs at work and then my wife and I popped over to the US to visit her parents for their fiftieth wedding anniversay (I also used that time to stock up on cheap shiny, but more on that later).

Anyway, since we got back it’s been one thing after another but I finally got some time over the past couple of evenings to paint up the set of six easy build Poxwalkers I picked up ages ago.

Poxwalkers 01

Poxwalkers 02

Poxwalkers 03

I decided to keep them very simple as I have two Dark Imperium boxes of them still to go and I’m sure I’ll be picking up more as I’ve not done a proper swarm army in ages.

Next up is more Death Guard as well as some naughty people from the Underhive…

The Changeling

07/31/2017 1 comment

The leader for my Tzeentch army (at least until I get a Lord of Change) is finally complete.

The Changeling 01

The Changeling 03

The Changeling 02

This was a fun model to paint, I included a profile shot to show my first ever attempt at wet blending on the staff’s feathers and snake.  Not fantastic but a damn sight better than I’d expected!

I would very much like to paint another of these in a few years time using Non-Metallic Metal techniques.  Once I’ve learned them, of course 😉

Also, next time I’ll paint this in sub-assemblies, not doing so was a massive pain in the arse!  Fairly sure I invented some new swear words.

 

Forgefiend

10/16/2016 2 comments

As promised in my last post, I’ve returned to my Drawer of Shame and resurrected another minute I started all too long ago.

I started this little beastie in August 2013, it was the first time I used the then-new Citadel Colour Sprays and I even blogged about it.  I quickly grew frustrated with this project as I’d made a schoolboy error in fully assembling the kit before painting.  As a result I gave up with but a single Ectoplasma Cannon painted and it languished in The Drawer for over three years.

Until last week.

forgefiend-01forgefiend-02forgefiend-03forgefiend-04

I’m so very glad that I managed to finish this guy, I think as a reward I’ll start on something totally new before venturing back into my long and inglorious history of half-finished projects.