Monday, August 25, 2014

8/25/14: Finished: For Sale Grey Knights Army

Howdy folks!

Its been quite a bit since I posted anything over here! Its not because I haven't been busy, I've just been neglecting the blog! Bad Smells Like Wargaming! Bad!

This time though, I took a little time to paint up an army I've had sitting in boxes for a couple of years. I got the better part of a Grey Knights army from my buddy Magilla Gurilla when he was getting out of 40k. With grand plans and ideas...they sat on the shelf...and sat...then moved to a box...then sat some more. But no longer! This army consists of:

  • Kaldor Draigo
  • Castellan Crowe
  • Brotherhood Champion
  • Grey Knights Librarian in Terminator Armor
  • Nemesis Dreadknight with Greatsword and Heavy Psycannon.
  • One 5 man Purifier Squad with two halberds, a Daemonhammer, and two Psycannons.
  • One 5 man Purgation Squad with a halberd and 4 incinerators. 
  • Two 5 man Strike Squads with three halberds, 1 Daemonhammer, and a Psycannon.
  • 1 Razorback, perfect for the Purifiers and Crowe (Who is finally an IC!)
Enough chatter though, pictures!

The entire army in all its glory! Sorry for the washout on the Dreadknight, couldn't use the lightbox on that shot!

Brotherhood Champion, done using the Emperor's Champion model with some added bits. Perfect for both small and large point games!

Castellan Crowe, such a beautiful model to work on!

The big daddy himself, Lord Kaldor Draigo! This is the old pewter one too, so no worries on Finecast issues!

Both Crowe and Draigo have their names painted on the back of their cloaks!

The Librarian. Changed his hand from the pistol to a psychic-casting one from the Terminators box.

The Nemesis Dreadknight! Love this model, he's now a beast and perfect for ending your opponent's flying circus of Daemons!

Can't go wrong with a giant sword of death!

First five Terminators/Paladins. The squad is entirely tricked out so Draigo and the Librarian can join with them in Daemonic destruction!

Lots of fun with the faces!

And the other five paladins!

The Banner can represent the Brotherhood Banner or the new relic banner in the book!

Purgation Squad, complete with incinerators galore! They're painted to match the Strike Squads too, so you can swap out Psycannons for Incinerators as your heart pleases!

Every sergeant has freehanding of some kind on their back banner!

Also included are two psilencers, in case you'd prefer to swap them into any of the squads!

Purifiers in all their glory! These guys are designed to join Crowe in the Razorback, and their white gear and white back banner help distinguish them from your Strike Squads.

Speaking of their Razorback! The turret still moves up, down, and rotates, while the Storm Bolter is in place.

Strike Squad #1!

And Strike Squad #2!

Uh oh, the Daemons have shown up! They're still no match for the Emperor's finest though!

I'm asking $1200 OBO for the army, and the eBay listing can be found HERE! You can contact me at SmellsLikeWargaming at hotmail dot com if interested or want more details! I do ship internationally too! Be sure to add this powerful force to your collection today and give them a loving, daemon-banishing home today! 

Whew! Alrighty, next up are Necrons and Mechanicus-themed Knight Titans, so I've got my work cut out for me!

Stay tuned!


Friday, August 8, 2014

8/8/14: Finished: The Independent Characters' House Hawkshroud Knight Titan

Hey folks!

As promised, more pictures of what I've been working on the last couple of weeks (for those of you who DONT follow my Facebook and Twitter!). For those of you who don't know, I've been a sponsor of The Independent Characters for nearly three years now. They're easily the best 40k gaming podcast available right now, and the fact they're over 100 episodes now proves that! On episode 104, Carl mentioned he had a Knight Titan sitting in a box and needed to get some paint on it! I dropped him an email and, soon after, the Knight was sitting in my studio instead! Enough chatter though, lets show it off!

The Scheme is a modified Hawkshroud scheme with a Howling Griffons scheme and insignia. GW doesn't make the decals for the griffin shoulderpad anymore, so it was up to some trick freehanding work to get it done!

And Carl's completed Knight in all its glory!

The yellow turned out really nicely. It was based with brown and grey to create initial shading, then sprayed white. Once the white was dry, it was sprayed with yellow to get the smooth look you see here!

The freehanded griffin symbol! I'm incredibly happy with how this turned out, as was Carl! 

The decal work really makes these models, as it breaks up the huge tracts of color and adds detail.

The Berserker helmets were added to tie into Carl's World Eaters army!

You can see the metallics were tinted purple to tie back into the yellow and red. Thats Color Theory folks!

And both guns are magnetized for total optimization!

I had a lot of fun with this one, so much that I may do a Hawkshroud Knight for my own personal collection next, but we'll see!

Alrighty, next up is a Nurgle Daemons showcase, as well as more Knights and some Necrons! Stay tuned!


Thursday, August 7, 2014

8/7/14: Finished: Knights of La Mancha House Raven Commission

Howdy folks!

First off, I apologize for the lack of updates the last couple of weeks. I've just completed my big move, and am now located in Denver! I've been checking out a couple of stores in the area too, so be sure to drop me a line if anyone wants a game, to chat, or get a commission done!

I've been working my butt off too! Just got internet back yesterday, so I've got a HUGE backlog of pictures to post! Lets start with the most recent one though; a duo of Knight Titans, House Raven scheme, with a modified theme around Cervantes' literary work 'Don Quixote'. Enough blather though, lets jump right to pictures!

The heroic duo!

The first is 'Quixote'; he was supplied assembled, so the only things magnetized are the feet to the base.

His heraldry is a Necron Powermill, which was freehanded onto his tilting plate and his shoulderpad.

The Necron theme also continues onto his base!

The second knight is 'Cervantes'; I opted to run his name down the length of his carapace, rather than the front, due to spacing issues.

His heraldry is a chalice made from the converted heraldry of House Raven, full of blood to represent the lives he's responsible for protecting.

Both knights have a little extra detail on the back of their tabards for that extra touch!

And the bases! You can see the simplicity of the magnets to hold everything in place! The client also wanted dinosaur skulls on the bases; a throwback to their fluff in Rogue Trader as essentially giant herders of livestock!

Quick, easy, and looking good!

Lots of fun with this commission, the knights have been rolling in! I've got another to show off tomorrow, as well a trio coming soon and a Knight Lancer and bodyguard to accompany the Legio Titanicus commission I did back in May. Getting a lot of work done on the Nurgle Daemons too I need to show off, so be sure to stay tuned, there's a lot coming down the pipeline!