Wednesday, October 22, 2014

10/22/14: Finished: Legio Metalica Reaver Titan 'Animus Denudator'

Howdy folks!

Got a very exciting commission to show off this time! Client wanted his new Reaver Titan done in Legio Metalica colors with some Mechanicus constructs wandering about the battlefield on his base. He also needed him for a game on the 25th, so I had to kick on the burners and get this bad boy done in a week! Pretty good for the timeframe, methinks!

Client got two Laser Blasters, a Gatling Blaster, and the Apocalypse Missile Launcher arms. They're all magnetized for any loadout!

The Thallax at his feet is magnetized, in case the client wants to use him instead of leave him as base decor.

My favorite part is the carapace, the heraldry with the name turned out perfect, if I do say so myself!

Yeah, doesn't look so intimidating now. The flight stand doesn't even come up to his knee!

And his foot is the size of a Rhino!

Lots of fun with the freehand on this one!

Now, just remember, when you're having a bad day, you could be wired into the ceiling of a titanic walker!

I wish I could have had more time to work on this guy, but deadlines are deadlines sometimes! Taking a day or two to rest my brain, then its back to work! Armies on Parade is this Saturday, and I have some minor touchups to do on the Chaos Marines, but next on the table is some Warmachine and some Salamander Space Marines!

Stay tuned!


Monday, October 13, 2014

10/13/14: Welcome to Fort Hope Armies on Parade Display

Howdy folks!

This is my entry for the upcoming Armies on Parade contest Games Workshop holds every year! Got it done early as an upcoming commission is going to eat all of my time until the event. Enjoy the pictures (and my dining room set) and be sure to leave a comment below!

I present 'Welcome to Fort Hope'!

The access to the LED switches is magnetized for easy concealment and access. 

And the board with the completed army!

Had a lot of fun with this project, and I'm already constructing some new ideas for next year. Scion kill team, methinks?

Anyways, I have a big project start to show off on Tuesday, so stay tuned!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

10/7/14: Finished: The Fecund Host of the Plague Father Nurgle Daemons Army

Hey guys!

This has been a project months and months in the making. Back in April, before moving from Durango, I traded that old Ork army I'd had lying around for a group of beat up Nurgle CSM and Daemons. I've always wanted to play with the new Plaguebearers, so as soon as I saw 30 of them, I was super excited! Some additions, cleanup, conversions, and some love with a paintbrush, and they're now a rockin' group of daemons that'd make Papa Nurgle proud! This army was mainly an exercise in using the airbrush on smaller models and using washes to achieve sickly, rotting areas.

The Great Unclean One, the Warlord of the force. I hate GW's metal/resin blob, so I opted for the FW's Mamon model. Works so much better, plus the detail on him is amazing!

Dat Nurgle hottub!

The first of three Heralds. I'm missing a picture of the 3rd one, but he matches the one above. The one below was part of the original lot, hence the missing antlers and reclining Nurgling. It bothered me enough to pick up a third one!

The palanquins were simple conversions of cutting the top of 2 Nurgling bases flat and adding two wooden chits on top! Those were weathered and rusted quickly, and two rare earth magnets were added to them and the bases of the Heralds. Quick and easy! 

Two groups of 20 Plaguebearers! Running these with a Plagueridden, Plague Banner, Instrument, with the Heralds attached. Heralds have the Locus of Fecundity, so they become a 21 man tarpit that can execute characters and eat their way through nearly any unit in the game! 

A selection of the Plaguebearers so you can see detail. 

Everyone needs Nurglings! Have another two bases waiting for finishing touches. These guys will be objective campers on the back of the board for sure. 

Two Daemon Princes; both count as Nurgle with Wings, Armor, and Mastery Level 2 and a Greater Aetherblade. Both are repurposed from trades and old models, and the green one was done to tie in with the Nurgle Chaos Marines. Still works for the Daemons though!

My favorite units in the army are these bad boys. Picked up two boxes so I can run them as 2 groups of 3 or one big group. Nurgle needs a fast unit, and these guys definitely take the cake!

Some individual shots too! The wings are my favorite part, they just came out so nice!

By turning heads and limbs, you can get them an even greater look of movement!

Ah, the little Herald that comes with Mamon. I'm actually running this as a Beast of Nurgle. 

He received the staff from Festus the Leechlord to add some height and interest to the back of the model!

And, because I couldn't resist, I had to pick up a Blight Drone. This guy painted up super quickly and looks great with the rest of the army! The huge tracts of rusted metal is a big contrast from the overly fleshy tone of the army. I'd love to pick up another one and make them a bigger unit, but we'll see!

And with some Plaguebearers for scale; this fellow is huge!

And last, but certainly not least, the Soul Grinder! This is the Forge World Plague Hulk model I'm using as a Soul Grinder, this guy provides the AA and vehicle killing power the army needs! Plus the model is amazing!

Gotta arm him with the Phlegm upgrade, it'd be foolish not to!

I also mounted him on a spare Valkyrie base for good measure and to keep the feet from chipping!

Don't have space for a full army shot yet, but I'm hoping to remedy that at some point! I had a lot of fun working on this army, and I'm currently working on an Armies on Parade board to show them off! I don't get to play 40k that often anymore, so we'll see what happens with the army after that! May hold onto them for the occasional game and display more than anything!

Alrighty! Back on track, October is gonna be packed with one HUGE, TITANIC model. I'd rather not spoil too much yet, but I'm very excited!

Stay tuned!