Posts Tagged ‘Imperial Fists’

Baptism by FIRE!

Posted on April 15th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

+++ Contact Initiated with the Traitors. Taking heavy fire. Send Reinforcements!+++ Tranmission Ends. Squad Unresponsive.Yesterday I got to play some of my first games of 30k, and what better way to ease into a new game than to toss my troops into the …

A Little Progress

Posted on April 8th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Not too much to share this week. I’ve lost a little momentum on projects and I’m trying to build it back up. I’m so close to having 3,000 points of Imperial Fists finished, but the last few models are feeling like a slog. First up is a unit of Breacher…

Sword Brethren and Command Units

Posted on March 25th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

“Fire and Faith are our tools to crush those who defy The Emporer’s Will!”Over the course of the week, I added five more Sword Brethren to bring the whole unit to ten models. I also found the time to add a Chaplain Consul who I’m hoping will make these…

Mixed Bag 10: Week of Weird

Posted on February 26th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

This has been an odd hobby week for me. I filled out a 10 man Heavy Support Squad for my 30kImperial Fists and then spent the remainder of my time painting up odd models that have been sitting on my desk lamenting their colorlessness in sullen silence….

Sword Brethren Have Arrived

Posted on February 17th, 2018 under , . Posted by

The first five of my Sword Brethren for my 30K Imperial Fists are completed. I need to add five more of these cats to make a 10-man unit, but when I do they should be a pretty powerful presence on the battlefield. All of them are armed with power sword…

Mixed Bag 9: The Bag is Full!

Posted on February 4th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

I haven’t updated my blog in almost two weeks. Not for a lack of hobbying, but more because I wasn’t sure that each thing I was working on would really make a single compelling post. Instead, I’ve opted to just throw it all together in a super post. No…

What’s in the Project Queue? January 2018

Posted on January 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As we roll into 2018 I’m taking stock of my army projects, the backlog of painting and what I can look forward to going forward.Sisters of BattleMy Shadow War: Armageddon kill team is finally finished. I could technically bring the team to ten models,…

Another Fallen Brother Joins the Battle

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

My Imperial Fists Horus Heresy army can now field a “Talon” of 3 Contemptor pattern dreadnoughts. I like to think of this as the one totally “bullshit” unit in the army. It feels right to have one of these total nonsense units in a Heresy Era force to …

Another Fallen Brother Joins the Battle

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

My Imperial Fists Horus Heresy army can now field a “Talon” of 3 Contemptor pattern dreadnoughts. I like to think of this as the one totally “bullshit” unit in the army. It feels right to have one of these total nonsense units in a Heresy Era force to …

The Great Hobbycation of 2017

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

So this year I took an extra three days off during the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. I stayed home for 9 glorious days of sleeping in, hanging out with the dog, gaming with friends and painting models. Tomorrow I head back to the real world, but…

The Great Hobbycation of 2017

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

So this year I took an extra three days off during the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. I stayed home for 9 glorious days of sleeping in, hanging out with the dog, gaming with friends and painting models. Tomorrow I head back to the real world, but…

A Pox on Your House! And a Dread…

Posted on November 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

“My Lascannons! They do nassthing!”

Things are still in the 41st millennium on my painting desk lately. Seems I just can’t quit the Dark Imperium box set or the Horus Heresy. First up was another Dreadnought for my Heresy Era Imperial Fists army. For a guy who only wanted to dip his toes in the Heresy pool, I feel like I’m suddenly up to my armpits in it.

This Contemptor is made from the plastic kit from Betrayal at Calth.
I added the twin lascannon arm from Forge World with just a little
conversion work.
The plan is do one more armed the same way – because you can do silly things like take a Talon of Dreadnoughts
as a single choice in the Horus Heresy.

I’ve also set about knocking out the Death Guard side of my Dark Imperium starter kit. I figure I’ll just do that and a tank. I know, I know, I’m kidding myself… Ugh! Anyway, I decided to tackle the Poxwalkers first, as there are so many of them. I figured that I would enjoy them the least because of the shear numbers, but I was super wrong. These models are damn-near perfect – lots of character and individuality, simple construction, and the right amount of details to really make them easy to paint with washes. I’m actually looking forward to doing the next 10.

Sing along now – “I’m a Pox Walker, I’m a Pox Walker!”

I’m trying to participate in a hashtag on Twitter called #Hobbystreak. The basic premise is to get at least 30 minutes of hobby a day and to see how many days you can continuously go for. I’m on day 4 so far. Let’s see how long I can keep it going.

I like the idea of this unit having been an Imperial Hazmat team that got infected during a routine clean-up job.
What’s important is they all seem to be having a good time.

Before I jump into the next batch of 10 guys, I’m going to treat myself with one of the Death Guard characters – the guy with the big bell. 

-Cheers!

A Pox on Your House! And a Dread…

Posted on November 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

“My Lascannons! They do nassthing!”

Things are still in the 41st millennium on my painting desk lately. Seems I just can’t quit the Dark Imperium box set or the Horus Heresy. First up was another Dreadnought for my Heresy Era Imperial Fists army. For a guy who only wanted to dip his toes in the Heresy pool, I feel like I’m suddenly up to my armpits in it.

This Contemptor is made from the plastic kit from Betrayal at Calth.
I added the twin lascannon arm from Forge World with just a little
conversion work.
The plan is do one more armed the same way – because you can do silly things like take a Talon of Dreadnoughts
as a single choice in the Horus Heresy.

I’ve also set about knocking out the Death Guard side of my Dark Imperium starter kit. I figure I’ll just do that and a tank. I know, I know, I’m kidding myself… Ugh! Anyway, I decided to tackle the Poxwalkers first, as there are so many of them. I figured that I would enjoy them the least because of the shear numbers, but I was super wrong. These models are damn-near perfect – lots of character and individuality, simple construction, and the right amount of details to really make them easy to paint with washes. I’m actually looking forward to doing the next 10.

Sing along now – “I’m a Pox Walker, I’m a Pox Walker!”

I’m trying to participate in a hashtag on Twitter called #Hobbystreak. The basic premise is to get at least 30 minutes of hobby a day and to see how many days you can continuously go for. I’m on day 4 so far. Let’s see how long I can keep it going.

I like the idea of this unit having been an Imperial Hazmat team that got infected during a routine clean-up job.
What’s important is they all seem to be having a good time.

Before I jump into the next batch of 10 guys, I’m going to treat myself with one of the Death Guard characters – the guy with the big bell. 

-Cheers!

Aquila Strongpoint Action Playset Complete

Posted on November 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Over the course of this week I assembled and painted up the Aquila Strongpoint terrain piece by Games Workshop. This thing is a monster, easily taking up a foot of table space and bristling with guns and all the skulls you can eat. Its a nice centerpie…

Aquila Strongpoint Action Playset Complete

Posted on November 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Over the course of this week I assembled and painted up the Aquila Strongpoint terrain piece by Games Workshop. This thing is a monster, easily taking up a foot of table space and bristling with guns and all the skulls you can eat. Its a nice centerpie…

Imperial Fists’ Contemptor Dread Done!

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Whew! I finished up the Contemptor dreadnought that I got from Forge World this week. I think this puts a pin in my Imperial Fists for a little while. I’ll try and get a group shot together soon, but in the meantime here is Tribune Aramas in all his gl…

Imperial Fists’ Contemptor Dread Done!

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Whew! I finished up the Contemptor dreadnought that I got from Forge World this week. I think this puts a pin in my Imperial Fists for a little while. I’ll try and get a group shot together soon, but in the meantime here is Tribune Aramas in all his gl…

Imperial Fists Finish Line In Sight!

Posted on October 9th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Tartaros Terminators ready to rumble.I’ve managed to get a lot done on my Heresy Era Imperial Fists in the last two weeks. A unit of Terminators, a Vindicator siege tank, and a Legion Command Squad to go with my Praetorian. Whew! This means that all I …

Imperial Fists Finish Line In Sight!

Posted on October 9th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Tartaros Terminators ready to rumble.I’ve managed to get a lot done on my Heresy Era Imperial Fists in the last two weeks. A unit of Terminators, a Vindicator siege tank, and a Legion Command Squad to go with my Praetorian. Whew! This means that all I …

Devastators and Praetorian Done

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

I kicked out my Devastators and Praetorian for my Heresy Era Imperial Fists this week. Except for a Command squad, I’m almost done working on MKIII armored Marines! Wooo Hooo!! You have no idea how excited I am to paint something else.I feel like I’m i…

Devastators and Praetorian Done

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

I kicked out my Devastators and Praetorian for my Heresy Era Imperial Fists this week. Except for a Command squad, I’m almost done working on MKIII armored Marines! Wooo Hooo!! You have no idea how excited I am to paint something else.I feel like I’m i…

More Heresy and some Diehard Miniatures art!

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Work continues apace on my Heresy Era Imperial Fists. I managed to finish up another squad of Tactical Marines and the entire unit of Adeptus Custodes. But I have more to share this week than just more and more yellow Marines! Some concept art that I’ve been doing for Diehard Miniatures.

The growing Defenders of Terra.

Diehard Miniatures is the brainchild of sculptor Tim Prow, who I had the good fortune to catch up with while I was in England for Salute. Over way too much rum for how jet-lagged I was, Tim offered me the chance to do some concept art for an upcoming expansion of his line. Its been a really fun project and I’m looking forward to seeing Tim make these drawings real.

“IT BURNS!!!!” Flaming skellies are always fun.
He’s coming to get ya! Definitely trying to get an Old Skool vibe out these designs.
I love drawing me some robits, and Tim wanted a 2000AD feel out of these guys.
This guy is supposed to be a repurposed civilian droid that now has a taste for war.
I like the idea of this one being an out-dated medical droid that’s REALLY bad at his job.

This is only a taste of the work I’ve done. We’ve got lots more on the way. The Kickstarter these will be included in should jump off soonish. I’ll certainly share the info when its available.

Up next for my Imperial Fists are a Devastator Squad and Tartaros Terminator unit. They should go pretty quick. Then it’ll be vehicle time as I’m all infantry’ed out at this point.

I really like these models. They painted up really quickly and look fantastic for only a little effort.

I think he really likes the Emperor of Mankind.
Maybe.
10 more Rivets… I mean MARINES!…done. Whew.

Cheers!

More Heresy and some Diehard Miniatures art!

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Work continues apace on my Heresy Era Imperial Fists. I managed to finish up another squad of Tactical Marines and the entire unit of Adeptus Custodes. But I have more to share this week than just more and more yellow Marines! Some concept art that I’ve been doing for Diehard Miniatures.

The growing Defenders of Terra.

Diehard Miniatures is the brainchild of sculptor Tim Prow, who I had the good fortune to catch up with while I was in England for Salute. Over way too much rum for how jet-lagged I was, Tim offered me the chance to do some concept art for an upcoming expansion of his line. Its been a really fun project and I’m looking forward to seeing Tim make these drawings real.

“IT BURNS!!!!” Flaming skellies are always fun.
He’s coming to get ya! Definitely trying to get an Old Skool vibe out these designs.
I love drawing me some robits, and Tim wanted a 2000AD feel out of these guys.
This guy is supposed to be a repurposed civilian droid that now has a taste for war.
I like the idea of this one being an out-dated medical droid that’s REALLY bad at his job.

This is only a taste of the work I’ve done. We’ve got lots more on the way. The Kickstarter these will be included in should jump off soonish. I’ll certainly share the info when its available.

Up next for my Imperial Fists are a Devastator Squad and Tartaros Terminator unit. They should go pretty quick. Then it’ll be vehicle time as I’m all infantry’ed out at this point.

I really like these models. They painted up really quickly and look fantastic for only a little effort.

I think he really likes the Emperor of Mankind.
Maybe.
10 more Rivets… I mean MARINES!…done. Whew.

Cheers!

Objection! That’s Horus Hearsay!

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

After a short hiatus, I’ve continued working on some marines in MKIII armor from the Burning of Prospero set. I stalled a little when I discovered that special and heavy weapons aren’t an option for Tactical squads during the Heresy Era, so I went back…

Imperial Fists: Part 5: Old Fistos

Posted on August 27th, 2017 under , . Posted by

“Stupid babies need the MOST help!” said the Primaris Ancient…A while back I picked up the Horus Heresy game “Burning of Prospero” and still hadn’t assembled any of the stuff inside. I ended up deciding to paint the marines it comes with as Heresy Er…