Over the last week, Seattle saw some significant snowfall and the whole city pretty much shut-down. With work cancelled and the roads clogged, I was pretty much trapped in my home with nothing to do but build and paint models. I took it as an opportunity to knock out a commission and some units for my Death Guard army.Units of House Epidemios stand ready to assist the followers of the Plague God.On Twitter I'd seen someone combine an AdMech Dunewalker with an Armiger and I knew I wanted to do something similar, but I'd put off doing it for a while. But my copious free time finally let me get around to it.I wanted to vary up the appearance of the Armiger, while still maintaining itsbasic rules.I had two Armigers, and liked the idea of double chainsaw arms.I kept the motif of skull-covered shoulder pads on both Armigers thatI'd established on the Knight.Once I finished up the first Armiger, I decided to convert another. Originally, I tried putting the Dune Walker's hull on Armiger legs; but it was way too AT-ST
So the Blood Angels are one half of Warhammer 40,000 Conquest, what about the other half?When Games Workshop first released it's new Death Guard range I was in two minds. I had collected a Death Guard army before, back in Warhammer 40,000 4th edition (I used some of the models for my Shadow War Kill Team) and I have mixed new and old models in one army before, but I wasn't keen to do it again this time. One reason was that the old and new models are barely in the same scale. The new Death Guard have basically expanded to match the new Primaris marine and the old ones look pretty tiny next to them.The other problem was the way I had painted the models. They were originally painted for a small campaign/tournament during a brief period in the early 2000s when I was a member of games club. I painted them very quickly using a method of dyrbrushing layers of grey over a brown undercoat. I was quite happy with the results, but there were two basic problems. Firstly, the results looked good from a distance, but look
My Conquest journey continues! This posts celebrates the completion of issue 19. Lord Felthius and his Blighted Cohort. More pics and my thoughts on this disgusting quartet after the jump.More after the jump
Last week I posted a work in progress shot on a Foul Blightspawn for my Death Guard army and I managed to sort out a base for him up shortly thereafter. Here he is in all his feculent glory:Feculus Spew is ready to spread death and decay. The weather here in Seattle has turned pretty cold, so its not optimal priming/spraying weather. Instead, I turned to models I already had primed before the weather turned; so that means more High Elves. The army is getting pretty sizable now. I've only got to complete four cavalry models and I should have enough to play a reasonably sized game now. Finally finished up a command group for these spearmen. Then I cranked out five more Lothern Seaguard to bring that unit to a full twenty troops.Then I added five more bowmen and a champion to bring that unit to fifteen guys. This photo is super weird. The angleI took it at makes the bowmen appear to
Another day, another WIP. I'm going to use this post to quickly take stock of my current hobby. As you can see from the picture my Conquest delivery finally arrived (two weeks late) and I've rushed ahead with painting the next issue which is Lord Felthius & the Tainted Cohort. I've also assembled and base coated the rest of this month's subscription models (cargo container and three more Reivers). More on those at a later date. What does that leave left to do? Well I still have those three Pox Walkers to finish, but I did manage to finish the two Reivers I was working on last week. I'll share a photo of those later on in the week. My concern is with this subscription delivery being two weeks late, am I going to get the next monthly delivery in two weeks time so the publisher catches up? That doesn't give me much time to get everything painted. It's going to be a busy two weeks so watch this space. NEW Garfy's Get a Grip Long Pro now available and in stock.
First on deck is the first five Assault Marines for my Horus Heresy army. These cats have been a lot of work - mostly due to the fact that I think I'm hitting burn-out for painting yellow infantry. That said, I'm super happy with them. I need to get cracking on the next five. This will bring me to about 4,000 points/200 power levels for my Imperial Fists.These guys are a mix of MKIV and MKII armors, with shields and jump packs by Kromlech.After these cats were done, I needed a break so I turned my attention to a single model for my Death Guard army - a Foul Blightspawn. The current Death Guard are just such a treat to paint up. I've still got to work on a base for him, but he should be finished up pretty soon.This guy is literally dripping with detail.And I loved every nub and bolt.I'm pretty chuffed with the painted liquid in his tank. I've also been nattering away on more High Elves. I've still got paint up a command group for the spearmen, but the rest are finally based and ready to go. Pretty soon I'
It was the first week of September that I received my first few issues of Warhammer Conquest. We’re fast approaching five months and I’ve managed to keep up to date by painting every issue before my next delivery arrives. I’ve truly surprised myself. I thought I would have fallen behind a long time ago. After the jump I’m going to share my secrets on how I’ve managed to keep on top of this.More after the jump
Mortarion, Primarch of the Death Guard. But I call him Buttermoth. This was my second time painting this model, which is always and interesting experience on such a large figure, spending that much time again on the same model. What did I like from the last one and what would I have done differently? I forgot but here are some pictures.
Wow, this model was such a slog to paint! Those spines sprouting from his back are covered in tiny, intricate details. Be sure to check out the pictures after the jump where you can see close ups all the way round the model. More after the jump
Hey everyone, Silvernome here back with more Chaos Legion goodness!I’ve always been a fan of the Chaos Legions, but since I mostly play Death Guard and Thousand Sons I never really have had the chance to paint the other Legions without building out a force. I’ve always had a soft spot for dreadnoughts, they are just so iconic to Warhammer, so I decided to start collecting Contemptor Dreadnoughts from each legion to give me that chance to paint them all. When I’ve eventually collected and painted them, the grand plan is to make a small diorama to show them off.More after the jump
Just wanted to share my progress on the Biologis Putrifier. The main miniature is finished and I'm currently painting up the base so I can glue him to it. I'm procrastinating a little bit because I'm dreading painting those back pack spikes with all those vials on. So much intricate detail. It's definitely helping by painting it in sub assemblies. The Get a Grip painting handles are helping loads. You can get your own handle by clicking these links. UK sales, Global sales, alternatively just search eBay for Garfy's Get a Grips.
So far in this year's AHPC We've had a Crooked Dice Strawbear for 7TV, some buildings for Adeptus Titanicus, a Nurgle Blighthauler and the three chaos marines from Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress, for a total of 60 points.
The Foul Blightspawn from issue 12 of the Conquest publication is finished! He took a little longer than anticipated and I'll explain why after the jump as well as share close up pictures of other angles of the model.More after the jump
Here's my work so far on the Foul Blightspawn. A Grenadier with a penchant for concocting foul diseases and spraying them over his foes. He came with Issue 12. Wow, that's three months I've been working on the miniatures from the Conquest publication. If you're wondering why he's hovering in the air, I'll explain after the jump. More after the jump
I'm now 10 issues into my Warhammer 40,000 Conquest collection and I thought I'd use this post to review my experience so far. Check out my thoughts after the jump. More after the jump