Posts Tagged ‘Warhammer 40K’

Rebel Grot Commissar Ready for Paint

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Commissar 030115

Hello all, I’ve finished modelling the Rebel Grot Commissar I’ve been working on.  The changes I’ve made are small.  I’ve made his left ear bionic, added a right sleeve, and added the tattered remains of his left sleeve.  The rest of the work I’ve done was cleanup on mold lines and things like that.  Not […]

The post Rebel Grot Commissar Ready for Paint appeared first on Creative Twilight.

Harlequins Army Progress Part 1

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 under , . Posted by

I played my first game with the Harlequins last Friday using the list I posted here.  Most of the weapons were blue tac’d together and I had to proxy the 2 extra Seers and Death Jesters as they weren’t released til the day after! I felt the list did pretty well, it has a good mix of anti tank and […]

The post Harlequins Army Progress Part 1 appeared first on THE VANUS TEMPLE.

Showcase: Chaos Lord Psykill

Posted on February 28th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Chaos Lord Psykill #1

Some of you will recognize this as the model I use as my counts-as Huron Blackheart. I also use him as a stock Chaos Lord and had to get some alternative arms painted up for it. So, it’s very much like what you saw before but with a different lightning claw and a power fist. […]

The post Showcase: Chaos Lord Psykill appeared first on Creative Twilight.

Harlequin Army Lists and Tactics Part 2

Posted on February 26th, 2015 under , . Posted by

So not even one game and I’ve already changed my list!  I didn’t originally intend to make this into a series of posts but I thought it might be good to share my development of the list and my tactics now I play more regularly again. So the new list (with comments and tactics after):   Harlequins (1500pts) Harlequins – […]

The post Harlequin Army Lists and Tactics Part 2 appeared first on THE VANUS TEMPLE.

Genestealer Cult – Codex?

Posted on February 25th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

There’s a lot of exciting rumour coming out of late, and I’m sure most of you interested in 40k will have heard the rumblings about a harlequin-sized release for the genestealer cult. You can read a bit about it here. It’s popped up in a couple of plac…

Harlequin 1500pt Army List and Tactics

Posted on February 25th, 2015 under , . Posted by

I’ve always been one for making out of the ordinary lists ( Deathwing, Sanguinary Guard etc) and I still haven’t got it into my head that I can take allies for tactical benefits…. So I’ve written a full Harlequin army list using the Cegorach’s Revenge Formation which gives the army the ability to run and charge and also re-roll 1’s […]

The post Harlequin 1500pt Army List and Tactics appeared first on THE VANUS TEMPLE.

Daemonhunters Retinue – Speed Painted

Posted on February 24th, 2015 under . Posted by

Continuing in my quest to paint all the things in my garage, here’s a Daemonhunter retinue from 2003. They’re good old Games Workshop metals and are probably some of the nicest 40K figures I own, so it’s criminal they’ve been bare metal for over a decade. I particularly enjoyed painting the yellow sage with his […]

Rebel Grot Commissar WIP: More Sculpting

Posted on February 24th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Rebel Grot Commissar

Hello all, For the last couple of weeks I have been working on my Rebel Grot Commissar.  I plan to use him primarily for a standard Commissar but I wanted him to look good enough to use as a Lord Commissar or even Yarrick once in a while.  I’ve made some good progress on him […]

The post Rebel Grot Commissar WIP: More Sculpting appeared first on Creative Twilight.

Showcase: Bloodletters of Khorne

Posted on February 22nd, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Bloodletters #1

Not terribly exciting but I did finish up five Bloodletters. These guys got a tabletop standard paint job, so nothing amazing. I did spend some time on their swords though. Often when I do quick paint jobs like this I will pick an element and make it the focal point and the swords are an […]

The post Showcase: Bloodletters of Khorne appeared first on Creative Twilight.

Epic 30K odsłona 19: piechota Imperialnych Pięści | Epic 30K part 19: Infantry of Imperial Fists

Posted on February 18th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Kilka dni minęło bez aktualizacji, niespecjalnie mogłem – i nadal niespecjalnie mogę – malować i pisać. Zdołałem w tym czasie jedynie pomalować cztery podstawki piechoty moich Imperialnych Pięści. Maleństwa, niespecjalnie szczegółowe, niemniej jednak z pewnej odległości nie odrzucają.

Few days without blog updates – I wasn’t able to paint or to write and I’m not really able to do it yet. I was only able to slowly paint four stands of Imperial Fists infantry. Tiny miniatures, not so very well detailed, but they look decent from some distance I think.






Eldar Harlequin Showcase

Posted on February 17th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

I picked up a box of the new plastic Harlequins and Solitaire last Friday – totally unplanned but they were just so pretty looking and knew I had to paint some! After I built them I realised that years ago I purchased a box of the metal Harlequins to use in games of 1st Ed Space Hulk (Citadel Journal 1 […]

The post Eldar Harlequin Showcase appeared first on THE VANUS TEMPLE.

Rebel Grot Commissar WIP: Sculpting Started

Posted on February 17th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Commissar 21515

Hello all, Last week I showed the start of my Rebel Grot Commissar.  I liked Khorne Inquisitor’s suggestion that he be standing on a dead grot, the most recent victim of his motivational techniques.  I used some Night Goblin bits and added a tattered hood where his head once was.  I added a belt and […]

The post Rebel Grot Commissar WIP: Sculpting Started appeared first on Creative Twilight.

Harliquindia!

Posted on February 15th, 2015 under , . Posted by

With the release of the new Harlequin army for 40k, I am planning on painting a small force to ally with my Imperial armies. I have yet to settle on a color scheme for the force, but I made a template to experiment with colors and thought others might …

Harlequin Diamonds Tutorial

Posted on February 15th, 2015 under , . Posted by

I’m not a fan of the tiny tiny diamonds that are plastered all over the Harlequin models on the box and GW site. I didn’t want to exclude the diamonds from the scheme so instead I opted for larger diamonds on the cloaks of the harlequin models. I didn’t want to paint them by hand however … I used a […]

The post Harlequin Diamonds Tutorial appeared first on THE VANUS TEMPLE.

Forge World Newsletter #444

Posted on February 13th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Something for those Space Marine players with an inexplicable desire to paint things yellow…

Captain of the 405th Company of the Imperial Fists Legion, Alexis Polux ‘The Crimson Fist’ was a warrior of unique promise both elevated to greatness and condemned to bear great sorrow by the events of the Horus Heresy. A tactical genius with a talent for void warfare, he was the protégée of the Legion’s greatest fleet masters, although before the dark betrayal of the Warmaster yet to reach his full potential. Inwit born, he was a physical giant even among his brothers of the Legion, and of a character as if cast in stone, emotionless and unyielding, whose reputation before the Battle of Phall rested as much on his strength in the bloody melee of close quarters combat as in command.
The latest model in our Horus Heresy Character SeriesAlexis Polux is displayed on a scenic base with a banner of the IVth Legion, the Iron Warriors, cast at his feet. Wielding a power fist incorporating a combi-melta weapon, Polux is protected by void-hardened power armour, an iron halo and a vigil-pattern storm shield.
This multi-part resin kit is supplied with both a 32mm base as well as a 50mm scenic base. The rules for using Alexis Polux in games set during the Horus Heresy can be found in The Horus Heresy Book Three – Extermination.
This model is available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Friday 20th February.

“Once the blade’s red duty is complete, the true work of conquest begins with the raising of new strongholds, leaving the Imperium’s stamp upon its new domain.”

Seneschal Athis Marro
 of the Imperial Fists

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Rebel Grot Commissar: Getting started

Posted on February 13th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Commissar on the go (2)

Hello all, Last week I put it to you to decide my next project.  I got a handful of votes and of the three project I proposed the Rebel Grot Commissar won out.  Although I never posted it this is actually a model I started working on during a business trip a few months ago.  […]

The post Rebel Grot Commissar: Getting started appeared first on Creative Twilight.

Epic 30K odsłona 18: transportery rhino Imperialnych Pięści | Epic 30K part 18: Imperial Fists’ Rhinos

Posted on February 12th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Brat rzucił mi wyzwanie, nawet nie za bardzo zakamuflowane, nie wypadało więc nie podjąć rękawicy. Dodatkowo podkręcił mnie pokazanymi wczoraj predatorami, które bardzo przypadły mi do gustu. W komentarzach, tu i na FB, przewija się opinia, że nie są to najpiękniejsze modele, mi jednak odpowiada ich oldskulowy czar. Nie inaczej jest i z transporterami rhino. To plastikowe modele, jeszcze z gry “Space Marine”. Malowane nieco odmiennie niż wcześniej pokazywane pojazdy tego samego typu w barwach wybranego przeze mnie legionu – zastosowałem wash olejny, zamiast Devlan Mud czy jego obecnego odpowiednika. W rezultacie pojazdy są znacznie, znacznie jaśniejsze. Różnica jest dość widoczna, kiedy modele stoją koło siebie, jednak – jako że stawiam na wygląd oddziałów w boju, a nie w koszarach – nie będę tego poprawiał.
My brother challenged me with his latest paintings, so I accepted this, of course. Additionally, I wanted to paint something for our Epic 30K project since seeing his predators, which were shown on the blog yesterday. Some people think that those old models are rather crude, but to be honest, I like their old school look. Things look no different with rhino transports. Models are taken from “Space Marine” game, which was released more then 20 years ago. Painting itself is a little different then on my first APCs - I washed them with lighter oil wash, not Devlan Mud or current counterpart. Final effect is much lighter look. The difference is very visible once old and new models are standing next to each other but, as I want to achieve dirty and ragtag appearance of battlefield units, not parade ground look, I will definitely leave them as they are now.



Review: Army Painter Color Spray Primer

Posted on February 10th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Army Painter is a product that’s been around for years, but that I’ve never had the pleasure of using. Recently I picked up a can of their coloured ‘Desert Yellow’ spray primer from Mighty Ape to try on a bunch of plastic Cadians that I started assembling in 2004. So here’s a quickie review! This […]

Related posts:

  1. Review: Army Painter Matt Varnish Spray
  2. Review: Cheaper than Games Workshop Skull White Primer
  3. Review: Alternatives to Games Workshop Paints

Epic 30K odsłona 17: Predatory World Eaterów | Epic 30K part 17: Predators of World Eaters Legion

Posted on February 10th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Gdyby nie zakupy, nasze (ekhem, ekhem) powolutku rosnące oddziały do epica składałyby się wyłącznie z Land Riderów, whirlwindów i rhino. Na szczęście wymyślono jednak portale aukcyjne, na których, po w miarę rozsądnych cenach (a miałem już nie kłamać:)), można kupić modele do gier, których GW w swojej mądrości już nie wspiera.
Tym sposobem parę tygodni stałem się właścicielem, między innymi, predatorów typu Deimos. Piękne okrągłe wieżyczki tego typu od zawsze przyciągały mój wzrok i długo marzyłem o włączeniu ich do swoich sił. Ach, pamiętam ten dzień, kiedy położyłem łapki na wytęsknionych modelach – chwilo trwaj. Potem przyszedł moment refleksji – z opisu XII Legionu, w Betrayal, wynika, że predatory były rzadziej stosowane niż w siłach innych Legionów. Kołatała się zatem myśl by pomalować je w barwach innego Legionu – XVII albo XIII – wreszcie jednak zwyciężył rozsądek – World Eaters posiadali je przecież na swoim wyposażeniu, poza tym modele są uzbrojone w lascannony zamontowane w sponsonach co znakomicie, moim zdaniem, podkreśla rolę jaką w odgrywały w doktrynie XII Legionu – cytując wyżej pomienione dzieło “hunter-killer squadrons tasked to pursue and destroy enemy armour and other targets od opportunity rather than for infrantry-support missions”.
Predatory były malowane troszkę inaczej od land riderów i rhino. Na biały podkład nałożyłem solidną porcję czarnego washa, a następnie cały model malowałem stosując drybrush. Sam schemat jest wzorowany na podanym w Betrayal - potraktowany z pewną swobodą. Z perspektywy czasu zdecydowanie za dużo niebieskiego znalazło się na wieżach pojazdów – jest to chyba też najbardziej widoczne odstępstwo od “kanonu” z książki Forge World.
Mormeg

If not some buys, our slowly growing (ekhem, ekhem) units would consist of Land Raiders, Whirlwinds and Rhinos only. Fortunately, auction sites were invented, sites where one can buy for a rather low prices (ok, ok, no more lies, I promise), some models designed for games, which aren’t currently supported by our Genius Publisher.

So, I was able to buy some older Epic miniatures, including, great Deimos pattern Predators. Beautiful, rounded turrets were alwasy an eye-catcher for me and for long I dreamed about drafting some of those tanks into my forces. It was a joy to finally grab such excellent models –  beautiful moment, do not pass away! And then came a moment of reflection. XII Legion description in Betrayal book indicates, that Predators of this particular Legion were less numerous then in other legions. I even considered painting them in colors of other legions – XVII or XIII – but fortunately I came to my senses. Less numerous doesn’t mean that they were unknown at all. World Eaters did use them after all, and models are armed in sponson-mounted las-cannons, which suits fine desctiption of the tactic of XII Legion. I will quote Betrayal book here: hunter-killer squadrons tasked to pursue and destroy enemy armour and other targets od opportunity rather than for infrantry-support missions.

Predators were painted in a slightly different way then my Land Raiders and Rhinos. White basecoat was heavily washed with black wash, then whole miniature was drybrushed. Paint scheme itself is based on the one given in Betrayal - with some slight alterations. I think, few weeks after finishing them, that blue markings on the turrets are too big – and this is the biggest change in comparison to the “canonical” Betrayal paint scheme.
Mormeg


Forge World Newsletter #443

Posted on February 9th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Continuing the trend for making you buy things again that you already own…

For eighteen years, the armoury world of Vraks has been subjected to a savage and bitter war, the armies of the Imperium and forces of Chaos ceaselessly fighting each other for control of this once loyal stronghold of the Imperium. Even with the combined might of five Space Marine Chapters, twenty-two Imperial Titans and the near-unending ranks of men and war machines of the Death Korps of Krieg, the outcome is far from certain. For the disciples of Chaos are without number, their vast hordes not only bolstered by vile Daemon Engines from the Warp, but also by an ever-increasing number of warbands of the fearsome Chaos Space Marines.
Imperial Armour – The Siege of Vraks gathers together and presents afresh the story of this monumental conflict, previously published in Imperial Armour Volumes Five, Six and Seven. As well as extensive background information on the siege and the forces engaged in it, such as the Red Scorpions Space Marines Chapter, the Grey Knights and the World Eaters Chaos Space Marines, this 288-page, full colour hardback book contains updated rules and army lists for the Death Korps of Krieg and the Renegades of Vraks. Also included are the heraldry and iconography of the forces deployed to Vraks and rules for the lords and heroes of each faction, including Inquisitor-Lord Hector Rex and the vile Mamon, Daemon Prince of Nurgle.
This book is for use in games of Warhammer 40,000. In order to use this book you will need the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook. Imperial Armour – The Siege of Vraks is available to pre-order today for delivery from Friday 13th February.
“At my word, the maelstrom shall come and Vraks shall drown in blood. Even the dead shall find no peace.”
Lord Xaphan, Apostate Cardinal, Arch-Heretic and the Despot of Vraks

Fratris Salutem: Hobby Time Diminishing for Now

Posted on February 7th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Fratris Salutem

As much as I would love to continue plowing through my Chaos Marines with painting, maybe more like a steady movement of progress, I will be busy preparing the second Fratris Salutem. Fratris Salutem is a 40K hobby event I created a few years ago that we ran at Crossroad Games, the local shop. Unlike […]

The post Fratris Salutem: Hobby Time Diminishing for Now appeared first on Creative Twilight.

Forge World Newsletter #442

Posted on February 6th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Just in case you’re bored of your Reaver Titans current weapon load-out…

The Reaver is a Battle Titan protected by thick adamantine armour, powerful void shields and bearing devestating weapons. Two weapons such weapons in the arsenal of the Titan Legions are the Reaver Titan Volcano Cannon and the Reaver Titan Chainfist.
The Reaver Titan Volcano Cannon is the largest weapon that the Titan’s frame can support. This colossal cannon can unleash a beam of destructive energy detonating into a huge explosion at the point of impact.
As effective at breaching fortifications and strong points as it is at rending Warmachines and enemy Titans and Gargants of the savage Ork empires, the Reaver Titan Chainfist brutal close assault weapon composed of contra-rotating teeth surrounded by a powerful disrupting energy field.
These two titan weapons are multi-part resin kits that can be used for either the left or right arms on the Reaver Titan and Chaos Reaver Titan Body kits. These weapons can be used in both Horus Heresy games and standard games of Warhammer 40,000, rules for using Reaver titans can be found in The Horus Heresy Book One – BetrayalWarhammer 40,000 Apocalypse and Imperial Armour Volume Thirteen – War Machines of the Lost and the Damned.

This is a complete resin kit. It is available to pre-order now and will be despatched from Friday 13th February.

There is still time to place a reservation order for the Horus Heresy Weekender. Reservation orders can be placed up to and including Friday 30th January. To place a reservation order, call us now on 0115 900 4995. For full details on placing a reservation order, CLICK HERE.
There is still time to place a reservation order for Adepticon 2015. Reservation orders can be placed up to and including Friday 20th February. To place a reservation order, call us now on 011 44 115 900 4995. For full details on placing a reservation order, CLICK HERE.
There is still time to place a reservation order for Salute 2015. Reservation orders can be placed up to and including Wednesday 15th April. To place a reservation order, call us now on 0115 900 4995. For full details on placing a reservation order, CLICK HERE.

Space Marine Vindicator

Posted on February 6th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

The Vindicator is a Rhino-based siege tank that boasts the most devastating weapon in the Space Marines’ armoury – the demolisher cannon. The demolisher cannon is the weapon of choice amongst the Imperium’s armies when faced with dug-in enemy infantry in a dense environment such as a cityfight or siege. The terrific blast unleashed by […]

Epic 30K odsłona 16: Vakrah Jal Niosących Słowo | Epic 30K part 16: Word Bearers’ Vakrah Jal

Posted on February 5th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Ciut później, niż w zwyczajowy już dla bloga wtorek, Mormeg pokazuje, co tam ostatnio wydłubał w projekcie Epic 30K. Inkub
Jakiś czas temu malując kolejnych World Eaters do epica uznałem, że:
1) malowanie piechoty do epica w kolorze białym jest jednak czasochłonne,
2) Imperial Fists jakoś na horyzoncie się nie pojawiają, a przynajmniej w znaczącej liczbie,
3) pomyślałem, że czas najwyższy w związku z tym pomalować coś nowego, a że niedawno przeczytałem świetne opowiadanie The Laurel of Defiance przemknęła mi przez myśl ochota pomalowania oddziału Ultramarines.
4) Myśl, jak to myśl – wpadła i wypadła. No może nie do końca, bo jednak coś zostało. Ultramarines się pojawią, na pewno, ale jako przeciwnicy połączonych sił World Eaters i Word Bearers. W ten sposób na moim stole wylądowały cztery standy piechoty w pancerzach MK VI – których w miarę szybko pomalowałem w barwach XVII Legionu jako część Vakrah Jal. Zdecydowałem się też na użycie kwadratowych podstawek. Umieszczone w slotach figurki Astartes sprawiają wrażenie, przynajmniej na mnie, jakby stali w szeregach. Na pierwszy rzut oka, poza kolorem zbroi, podkreśla to różnice charakteru XII i XVII Legionów. Pomysł zaczerpnąłem oczywiście od Dembskiego-Bowdena i jego kapitalnego opisu na kartach Betreyera przygotowań na pokładzie Conquerora do desantu na Armaturę.
Shadow Crusade has begun…
On a different day then customary Tuesday, Mormeg shows his latest Epic 30K creations. Inkub

Some time ago, during painting of further World Eaters for Epic, I came to the conclusion, that: 
1) Painting epic infantry in whites is very time consuming, 
2) Imperial Fists are nowhere to be seen, at least in substantial numbers, 
3) it is time to painting something new – and with great The Laurel of Defiance story lately read, I thought about painting Ultramarines unit. 
4) But you know – thought is just a thought. It came and it is gone. Well, maybe not that entirely gone. Ultramarines will be painted, that’s sure but as opponents to joint forces of World Eaters and Word Bearers. So, this is the story behind those four stands of MK VI armoured infantry. They were paint reasonably fast in colours of XVII Legion as a part of Vakrah Jal. I decided to use square bases to further differentiate them from unruly World Eaters, as I think that square bases look more uniformed and infantry looks more “ranked”. The idea came, of course, from Dembski-Bowden and his brilliant description of preparations on board of Conqueror for a drop on Armatura (Betrayer novel).

Shadow Crusade has begun…


Poll: What’s Kamui Doing Next!

Posted on February 4th, 2015 under , . Posted by

What is Next?

Hello all, I’ve been so swamped with work and other responsibilities lately that I haven’t managed to accomplish much on the hobby front.  It’s been so long since I actually played a game or worked on a model that I’m not even sure what I want to work on any more.  So I’m leaving it […]

The post Poll: What’s Kamui Doing Next! appeared first on Creative Twilight.