Posts Tagged ‘Astra Militarum’

Battle Report – Shadow War Armageddon – Ep 01

Posted on April 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

-STEP BY STEP- Astra Militarum Command Chimera Pt.2

Posted on April 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by


In the previous post (Astra Militarum Command Chimera Pt.1) i’ve shown how i converted the tank…

Now i  want to show you a brief step-by-step on how i’ve painted it 😁

Obviously, i primed with Citadel Chaos Black.
I prefer priming my nimiatures with black primer because it helps with shadows…

Then i’ve painted base colors, with a oblique camo pattern, and i’ve painted all details using masking tape where needed…

At this point is very important to protect the whole model with transparent glossy because it helps with decals and weathering (as described in this post)

After deployed all decals, the chimera is ready for weathering…
PS: Remember to seal the whole model again before weathering! 😉

Now we’re ready to whash the model with oil paints…
I prefer oil paints over standard washes because you have more “control” and they fill the recesses much better and because they dry very slowly, you can add or remove color easily…

 (I’ll explain how to use oil paints on future post 😉)

Now the step i love…. WEATHERING!!!!

In the GRIM DARK FUTURE of 40K there are destroyed cities, radiations, acid rains etc etc… so i love to represent the erosion of those environments over the vehicles…

Before start with weatering i searched for images of radiations erosion…

So i took from the drawer my “magic rust kit” 😂…

…and i started with heavy rust and with sponge weathering tecnique…

After the weathering process was finished, i sealed the whole model with Vallejo Matt Varnish, i’ve painted the tank commander and that’s the final result! 😁

I hope you enjoyed this brief tutorial and don’t hesitate to ask me info on “how to do”

See you soon!!!!!! 😉

Battle Report – Warhammer 40k – Dark Millennium Ep 29

Posted on April 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

-STEP BY STEP- Astra Militarum Command Chimera Pt.1

Posted on April 14th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hi all!!!

Today i want to show you how i’ve built and painted my Astra Militarum (… ehm… IMPERIAL GUARD 😒 ) command chimera

While i was searching for some ideas, i’ve noticed that someone has built his chimera with the turret on the back……..

When i saw those pictures, the “miniature conversion engine” has started to work 😀


I first sawn the top hull in two parts in order to move back the hole of the turret then i glued some sprue pieces to reinforce the structure and i’ve glued the two parts together, adding some plasticard to close the holes…

…then i made two holes to magnetize the turret and i added the engine grid using a personal computer dust filter…

PS: I used the Panzer Turret from KROMLECH

I added an autocannon and some others details and i drilled the hatch to make room for tank commander…

Then i’ve built the rest of the model like a normal chimera and when the main hull was completed i added track guards from Forgeworld…

I added some rivets (made with plasticard and a leather piercer) and some bags and accessories from Tamiya U.S. MILITARY EQUIPMENT SET

And that’s the final result…. 😀

At last i’ve decided to remove the Dozer blade… ehehe

I hope you enjoyed and that will serve for some ideas 😁

See you soon for Pt.2 PAINTING !!!

Missing! 5 Characters that need to return to the game

Posted on April 13th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve played through a few editions. My Grey Knights have had 3 whole shake ups at this point.

Through those editions I’ve seen quite few things disappear. And nothing gets more annoying than when characters get removed. Especially when several editions ago, army wide special rules were tied to special character rules and whole lists became unusable overnight because people up and left for places unknown.

These are a few of the ones I noticed that I really think should come back.

1. Mordrak

I want you to meet my Mordrak.

Cool guy, right? He’s got a cool hammer and he’s in a badass Space-Knight get up. The reason he has a shield is because when I made and painted this model, a Grandmaster could take one.

Unfortunately for him he didn’t have an official GW model, because the only thing left of him rules wise is a single Warlord trait.

Just to twist the knife deeper GW went and made a new Grey Knight character model, WITH a hammer, just not Mordrak.

Don’t get me wrong, Voldus seems like a cool dude. His fluff boils down to him being an executive assistant that ended up getting promoted to be CEO because his boss was vaporized trying to go Emperor Palpatine on someone.



But he’s not, “My imaginary friends can beat up your imaginary friends, because my imaginary friends are a unit of terminators” Mordrak,  esquire the 3rd,  cool.

2. Vect, Duke, Baron, Mayls, and/or Kheradruakh

So, Dark Eldar players thought it was bad when they lost Kruellagh the Vile. Read that slowly in french and drop the “e.”

The latest Codex update straight up Game of Thrones’d their characters. Five characters overnight disappeared, with absolutely no replacement. They also were all unique characters that all did something unique for Dark Eldar armies. Vect being removed was equivalent to someone saying “Hey we don’t need this Calgar Guy around anymore”.

What’s really funny is that Y’Raine is pretty much what Malys should have looked like. When I heard that model wasn’t going to be her I assumed Y’Raine had shanked Mayls in the night, and stole all her stuff.

At least Kheradruakh has been making head way in the fluff. For those who don’t know he made a appearance in Gathering Storm One. He finally managed to finish his special room during the onset of the Commorragh Daemonic Incursion, and flipped a face down that unleashed the Shadow realm killing all the Daemons.

3. Sly Marbo

Personally, fuck this guy and I hate him. But I must admit he is one sly sneaky cool bastard Guard should have back.

He was an auto-take scourge back in 5th, jumping out of nowhere and throwing a demolition charge. And on more than one occasion I saw him kill himself. 

And he was totally not Sylvester Stallone or Rambo. 

My friend had made a custom model throwing a Greater Barking Toad. For reasons why, you can find out Here.
But summarized, the Greater and Lesser Catachan Barking Toads spontaneously combust when startled, typically killing everything within a one kilometer radius, including the toad itself.

Thou Shall Know Some Fear
4. Valeria

Helynna Valeria was weird one. She is an Ordo Xenos Inquisitor that was bundled into the 5th edition Grey Knights codex. She too didn’t have a model, so she got axed when Inquisition was broken out.

She was kind of like Batman in having a bunch of weird wargear, including a Pokeball that Trayzn the Infinite gave her after she accidentally wandered onto one of his planets and then managed to escape with heavy casualties. It was a gift accompanying this letter.

“Dear Lady, let me express my fulsome appreciation for your most generous gift. It is so very rare to discover another of my own kind that appreciates my work, therefore to find understanding amongst a member of another race is nothing short of a revelation. I realise that you briefly trod my galleries, but the fact that you spotted in so short a time that my Acabrius War collection was lacking three regiments of Catachan warriors reveals that you truly have a collector’s eye for detail. And to send five regiments! Such generosity will allow me to weed out and replace a few of the more substandard pieces in my collection. If I might level a minor criticism, the instructions issued to your gift were manifestly not as clear as you thought, as most of them had to be forcibly restrained — sadly it seems that the lower orders will always behave like an army of invasion, whether that be their purpose or not. However, this is a minor complaint and seems almost churlish under the circumstances, so please allow me to repay your gift with one of my own. Accompanying this message is the Hyperstone Maze, one of a series of Tesseract Labyrinths constructed at the height of the Charnovokh Dynasty. It is a trinket really, only of interest to scholars such as you and I, but I trust you will find it amusing — assuming you have the wit to escape its clutches, of course.”

— Hyperscroll message from Trazyn the Infinite, addressed to Inquisitor Valeria, c. 805.M41

The reason she should come back is that currently Inquisition has a at least one for the other two Inq factions. With out someone like her, Xenos is literally just represented by a grenade caddy, That jackass that stole all my GK Techmarines grenades right off his belt.
(Ed- They also killed her off…. so yeah…)
(Author- They Maybe killed her off…………)

5. Nightbringer/Deceiver

Shards don’t count. I want the real things back. GIANT SUN EATING MONSTERS SMOOSHED INTO ROBO TUXEDOS.

These would be a great FW lord of war candidates for Necrons. Mostly just the older models, just much bigger. Maybe while they’re at it a Giant Robot Dragon and Something in a big hamster ball, for the Void Dragon and Outsider.

(EDITOR- Gothmog- BONUS!!!)

6. Moriar the Chosen

To prove this is still a blog with its roots firmly in Blood Angels, I can’t let this list slip by without mentioning Moriar the Chosed- THE Death Company Dreadnought!

Sure we have Cassor these days, and that guy is a BEAST, but why did they have to make him? Heck, they could have left everything the same and named him Moriar instead. Would that have been hard? It is like the Voldus/Mordrak thing above. GW took away something cool, and then to rub salt in the wound, when they finally made another DC dreadnought character, they made it someone else? Why?

Now I could go on and and on with more characters (Veteran Sergeant Cluetin, Ibram Guant, Col. Schaeffer, Mogul Kamir, DOOMRIDER… maybe a list by me for another day)

Review: Anvil Industry Trench Fighters Regiments Infantry

Posted on April 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Today we have a look at the brand new Trench Fighter range from Anvil Industry, multi-part resin human infantry models that work very well on their own, or as conversion bits for popular grimdark 28mm tabletop games. We’ll check out some of the possible combinations, and how well they mix with Games Workshop’s Cadian Astra Militarum range.
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Death Rider Squadron WIP- Dream Army Progress

Posted on April 6th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A while back I talked about the dream army I was trying to build. Well it is now in full swing!What is it? Well a FULL DEATH RIDER SQUADRON. WITH 80 RIDERS!Crazy I know, but it will also be CRAZY COOL AND FUN!I ended up deciding on making them look lik…

Games Workshop should make the Imperial Guard like they do Horus Heresy

Posted on February 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

So that title may seem a little confusing to you”Horus Heresy is a completely different game and campaign system? How can a single faction be made like a game?” You may be asking.Well, yes, but that is not what I am alluding to. I am more so refering t…

Black Library Newsletter

Posted on February 14th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Some new digital downloads from the Black Library…

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Showcase: Astra Militarum Taurox Prime by Aurélie

Posted on February 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hi everyone! Have a look at my Taurox Primes, including a basic painting guide after the jump.More after the jump

Showcase: Marauder Destroyer by RD Minis

Posted on February 1st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hi, I’m Ben from RelaxDesign Minis and a while ago I had a spot on the Tale of Painters blog showcasing my Red Scorpions force, well I’m back by request to give you a look at a recent commission I painted: A Marauder Destroyer from Forge World.
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