Friday, March 27, 2015

Plastic Painboy on bike conversion.

This model wasn't made to fit on a bike, and I had to hack off the legs and apron to get it to fit.

I still need to do some greenstuff work but it fits and looks great.

I turned the right arm a bit to clear the guns, and the rest of the model is untouched.

30 Warbikes. All with FNP.  *evil laugh*

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

IDICBeer's Terrain Square Competition build complete.

I've been working on stuff, just have not been posting much about it.

I painted up a pair of Iron Priests on Thunderwolves and an Imperial Fists Librarian on bike for commission, but didn't take any pics.

I've also picked up 6 more Meganobz and been working on those.

Anyway, I've finished building a pair of terrain pieces for IDICBeer's competition this year.

Water tower and pumping station.  

Storage shed with crow's nets.

I have about 3 weeks to finish these and only took a few days to build.  Primer and paint soon.

Anyway I promise not to neglect the blog so much.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

LVO/BAO style list, or how to attack your local meta.

I have a ITC tournament coming up in May, and I finally found an Ork list I think can take on my local meta.

This isn't an all-comers list, but an anti-fucking-Knight list.  There are a lot more Knights around then just about anything else.

I have some work to do, mainly I still need 7 Meganobz but I think it will work for almost everything. I'll have trouble against multiple Helldrakes.

Combined Arms Detachment
Zhadsnark 'Da Rippa'
Painboy, bike

15 Warbikes, Nob w/pk&BP
15 Warbikes, Nob w/pk&BP

 Ghazzy's BullyBoyz
5 Meganobz, 1x Killsaws
Battlewagon, ram, Kannon
5 Meganobz, 1x Killsaws
Battlewagon, ram, Kannon
5 Meganobz, 1x Killsaws
Battlewagon, ram, Kannon
1850 Exactly.

No, it's not a lot of models. No, it's not exactly what I want to play.  But it is alot of survivability, speed and hitting power.   I did pretty well in my last attempt with meganobz and boys, but I also had lootas and tracktor cannons.  I might have problems with multiple Dreadknights with the Ap4 flamer, but against knight titans I should do very well.  rock, paper, scissors of 40k..

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Showcase: Nurgle Chaos Lord on bike.

As you may have noticed, I've done a lot of work on my Chaos this month. That's because I really want to get these guys on the table, painted for league play.

Next up is the Lord on bike, which will run with the spawn.

No more One eye open! rolls!

That, and I haven't picked up too much Ork stuff lately. I still want to get some meganobz but the shipping crap has made it hard to get stuff lately.

Also, I was able to get the last few Blood Angels models I needed in trades, so I got the 3 bikes and 2 drop pods for no cash layout.  Not bad!

Anyway, on to the Cultists.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Showcase: Nurgle Chaos Spawn

Finished up these guys so here are the pics!  Not much to say tonight. Busy painting.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Showcase: Ork-Summoned Bloodthirster

It's been sitting around a while, but I finally finished my Bloodthirster.

The models is a Reaper Bones deamon, and I think it works pretty darn well.  The idea is that it was summoned through the Possession psychic power but the wierdboy wasn't perfectly possessed. 

Anyway I really like how it came out, and didn't take long sinee I abandoned the idea of blending all the highlights on the skin.

I'm good on my Orks and Blood Angels for now, so I'm diving into the Chaos allies for my Ork army.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Showcase: Blood Angels Sternguard

Finished the first five of my Blood Angels Sternguard, made from both the BA tactical box and the Sternguard box.   The combi-weapons are all magnetized.

A few comments. First, my remaining half-pot of Blood Red is acting weird, coming out chalky.  So I had to look for an alternative. I started with the GW recommended conversion, Evil Sunz Scarlet. Turns out, it's almost identical to my blood red paint! I was absolutely floored by how close the two colors are.

Blood Red has always been hard to work with being very translucent.  In the past I base coated with an easier to use color (usually Vallejo Bloody Red) and then just gave a very light coat of Blood Red to restore the color.

The Evil Sunz Scarlet is a much more opaque then the old Blood Red and reduced the painting time of the armor dramatically.  That's the main reason why they went faster then expected.  It also made covering up mistakes a non-issue.

Second, I really like the 32mm bases. Gives more room to make something interesting and combined with the cork I used makes the models much more impressive overall.  Am I going to rebase anything? Not in the Blood Angels but I might just rebase my Space Wolves to match the BA's lava bases instead of the Tau's swamp bases.

Anyway, pics.

Not exactly sure what project is next. I have the other 5 Sternguard to do or I might start in on some Nurgle Cultists..