Monday, 9 September 2019

Epic - Chaos heavy support

OK, so even by my standards I've rushed this project...

I've churned out the remaining unpainted units for my chaos horde, and found some bits to make a Decimator super heavy tank - which i believe is something along the lines of a Chaos Shadowsword.

This was built from what i presume was a GHQ or similar 6-10mm M1A1 Abrams tank, which i chopped the back off, and moved the turret to the rear to make it more 'Tank Destroyer-esque'.
I added a fantasy Chaos shield to get the 8 pointed star in as a prominent feature, then some spiky sprue down the sides to widen it out, and make it look more armoured.
I mounted some sprue sponsons to the sides, and a couple of Ork battlewagon turrets, as well as coaxial las cannon.

Along with this I've painted a couple of Tzeentch Firelords, 3 Khorne blood reapers, and a unit of Juggernaughts.

finishing off my Khorne ambitions are 3 more daemon engines i picked up from eBay, with a paint job that i found fitted well, and as good/better than i can muster at the moment, so they are just going to slip straight into the collection.

My fliers also got a nice magnetic 'flying high altitude' base to use, which totally coincidentally is exactly 25cm tall - which is the range to add on when targeting units flying high... useless to know, but still!

Anyway, i'm not massively happy with my painting efforts this time around. I really did rush things, and the sloppiness/lack of cleaning of flash/mold lines is really evident in these close up photos.
That said, for 'tabletop standard'/from 3 feet away they look totally fine, and i'm much happier to have something painted that i can always revisit and improve on in the future, than something still in bits in a box, never to be used!

Overall i'm very happy with the amount of stuff I've managed to pickup, paint and get ready in such a short window of motivation. This amounts to a small force for each of the 4 chaos powers, some generic units, and more stuff for my Iron Warriors legion, and this was the goal at the outset.

I now feel I've got a good grounding, and enough variety of units to have lots of fresh games in the future, with an army that i didn't touch in my youth, so really looking forward to trying them out in battle.

Monday, 2 September 2019

Epic - Chaos Reinforcements

Making good progress with my Chaos project. In fact, i'd say i'm nearly done with my primary goal of having a few units from each power, which i can used together, or to support my Iron Warriors.

work in progress in the last pic.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Epic - Chaos Beastmen and Breath of Nurgle

Just a quick one;

Managed to get some more units finished off today so thought i'd fire up some photos for prosperity!

Beastmen, Breath of Nurgle and some Chaos Spawn;

Epic - Chaos (Sooner rather than later!)

OK, so i'm trying to capitalise on this period of motivation before it inevitably leaves me with a pile of half painted/un-based/still on sprue minis...

So, having snagged some units from eBay, i have begun painting the plastics that i do have, to form the core of my Renegades, minions of the 4 big powers, and bolster my Iron Warriors/Generic Chaos Space Marines...

I had roughly 2 boxes worth (10 sprues) of the old Chaos plastics, which with a bit of creativity is just about enough to form 1-3 of the core units, good old GW and it's funny model counts!

So far I've completed;

1 company of Chaos Space Marines (I've kept them in a fairly non-specific scheme so i can use them as Renegades, Death Guard, Plague Marines, or anything really assuming my opponent has no major objections!)

1 unit of Khorne Juggernauts - haven't/may never paint their banners, unless i can find some decals!
1 unit of Tzeentch Disc Riders

In progress I've got;
1 unit of beastmen
1 unit of cultists
5 chaos spawn (form the bits box + green stuff, not looking great, but then again, should they?!)
3 'breath of Nurgle' converted rhinos.
5 trolls to complete my unit

Not started;
More Marines! more Disc Riders! more juggers! Slaanesh beast riders, Chaos Squats, Androids, etc...

From eBay i'm waiting on;
Keeper of Secrets, Lord of Change,3 Firelords, Khorne Reapers, Slaanesh Subjugator scout titans...

So, if my maths is correct i should have a Greater daemon for each of the powers, and 3-5 minion followers, as well as a bunch of generic stuff.

I love it when a plan comes together!

Anyhoo, without further ado, pictures;

Monday, 26 August 2019

Epic - Chaos is coming!

Good evening!

I hit a little vein of epic inspiration this week and managed to throw some paint on a couple of miniatures whilst it lasted.

I dug out a couple of broken/incomplete Chaos units that I've had for a while and decided to fix them up and get them ready for battle.

Off the back of this I've began assembling some other units to follow them.

So in the coming weeks (Ok, maybe years!) expect to see a small war band from each of the Chaos gods take shape, as well as some renegades and cultists to bulk out their numbers.

I've also picked up some bits and bobs to make my Squats playable, but this is much more of a slow burner.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Adeptus Titanicus - Lancers, Jungle Terrain and more!

Hello all!

5 months between posts isn't great, but i've not been doing much hobbying this year.
I've played a few games of Strontium Dog, and had a couple of board games nights, but aside from that - nada!

The sum total of my painting/building efforts are below;

Last week i took the notion to dust off the brushes and finally paint the last of my AT'18 stuff. I bought the Knight Lancers on the day of release and they have sat on the sprue until now. I blasted through assembly, paint and basing over the course of the day and it did re-kindle my passion slightly. Also, the models themselves are great, which helps a lot with the inspiration!

I also had the notion to make a tables worth of jungle terrain using aquarium plants, which could have pieces to fit various scales, and its all in a bid to reduce my terrain amount overall, and have more generic pieces that fit any scale. That's the plan at least. For the moment all i have is more terrain than before!

As well as this i'll dump photos of my other efforts from the beginning of the year - including a Tau Devilfish and the start of a fully painted Space Crusade box (which i seem to be missing the more up to date photos, its probably 70% done).