Tuesday, October 31, 2017

DreadToberFest!

Just a quick shot of what I got painted this month. I'll do more photos, probably on the weekend, but wanted to get a "proof of life" photo up on the last day. I started with 8 built or mostly built Walkers, and ended up getting 4 of them painted, plus another that I hadn't included in my original group, which nicely hits the goal I had set for myself. They all still have more work I'd like to do at some point (particularly the Nurgle Helbrutes), but are absolutely good enough to put on the table.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

DreadTober: Into the Home Stretch

Pretty solid work lately. This is actually where I was at the weekend, I've just been lazy about getting it posted. The Alpha Legion Contemptor is done for now. Still needs some more work on the base, but that's easier to do when I have a bunch of them, so it's waiting until I have a couple of Squads done as well. I also want to get some insignia on there, but my hands haven't been steady enough lately.  The main metal layers are done on the SphinxFiend and the DG Helbrutes. I've since started blocking in the blue and green respectively. I'll let the pics take it from here:




That's it for now. Back to trying to not blob Caledor Sky all over that gold. Until next time, y'all have a good one, y'hear!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

DreadTober: A New Challenger Appears!

So, even tho it wasn't one of the Models I put forth at the start of the month, Sunday evening I got the urge to paint up the Librarian Dread that had been sitting around primed for, idk, a couple of years, probably. There's a lot of bits of touch-up and a few little details that want more work, but I'm more than content to put it on the table at this point. I'm also really not happy with the Force Weapon, but I'm sick of fighting with it, so it's staying like this for now.

I hadn't realized how bad my pot of Ceramite White had got until I cracked open the new one. The Mechanicus symbol was so much easier than it would have been.

The gems and lenses are all done with the GW gem technical paints, except that I just use Blood for the Blood God for the red, since it works and I don't have to buy another paint that way.

Not sure why the Librarian Dread has a parchment right where the Chapter Symbol should be shown. I just put the Crimson Thunder Chapter Symbol on the parchment instead

I also want to go back in and get some more definition on the sigils in the book. On the left is the Elder Sign, from some of the Cthulhu Mythos spinoff stuff, and the right is a Norse rune used for defense and protection.
I should have some paint on the SphinxFiend and the two Nurgle Helbrutes to show you by this weekend, and the Alpha Legion Contemptor Mortis is coming along nicely as well. Until then, y'all have a good one, y'hear!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

DreadTober: Fiends!

Mostly been working on the two ForgeFiends this week. Haven't got as much done as I would have liked, but I did get some of the tricky stuff that I was worried about out of the way, so I'm pretty happy with the results.
The Plasma Head still needs some greenstuff work around the bottom, but the rest is ready to prime

The base is going to be done with Martian Ironearth/crust

This guy still needs some basing work, as the weird way the original owner did the rear legs means it won't sit flat

Gonna bust out the cork and get a bit of a slope going for it to stand on
That's it for now. Until next time, y'all have a good one, y'hear!

Monday, October 9, 2017

DreadTober Update

Not very visually impressive, but in addition to the obvious basecoat on the Contemptor, I've done a bunch of work adding magnets to the two Fiends, and drilling tons of little pockmarks on the DG Helbrutes for corrosion pitting.

The regular Fiend just needs some work done on a base, and then it's ready to prime. The SphinxFiend needs something to help keep the left arm gun from rotating so freely, and I need to figure out what I want to do with the head. Nurgle Helbrutes are ready to re-prime, and the Contemptor needs a green wash, and then I'm going to start picking out details on it.

Friday, September 29, 2017

DreadTober III: Leftovers Edition

Having just finished a couple of builds, I realized I didn't have any projects ready to go from scratch for DreadTober. So I decided to dedicate this one to finishing off some of my WiP Dreads/Helbrutes, some of which have been sitting around since early 6th Ed. Probably not going to get to all of them but I'm going to be finishing up at least some of the following (left to right, front to back):
  • Two Converted Helbrutes for my Death Guard
  • A Furiouso and an IronClad for my Crimson Thunder
  • A Forgefiend for my generic/Dark Mechanicum forces
  • Another Forgefiend for the Thousand Sons
  • A Redemptor and a Contemptor Mortis for my Alpha Legion
Looking forward to getting some more stuff table-ready, and also to seeing what all y'all come up with. Y'all have a good one, y'hear!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Many Heads of the Hydra

Finally got around to cleaning up the FW upgrade bits I picked up in July and putting together some Lernean Terminators. Not sure if they'll actually see the table as a Heresy Unit, but I can also run them as CSM Terminators (call the Volkite Calivers Combi-Plasmas) in my 40K Alpha Legion Army, and with a bit of house-ruling, I could actually run them as a SM Unit as well.

One of the really cool things about 8th is that, with the Points all laid out and standardized, it's easy to come up with reasonable Points values for things like this. As long as no one's being a dick about it, there's no reason not to allow some modification beyond the listed options, so in friendly Games, I can take a Squad of Cataphractii Terminators, give them Volkite Chargers (normally an option in the Tartaros Terminator entry) and Power Axes, work out the appropriate Points, and good to go. Especially in a case like this, where it is an official Unit, just from 30K rather than 40K. Anyhow, here's what you're really here for, the pics:
Oh, yeah, I did a Contemptor Mortis to back them up as well. Had an extra Assault Cannon because my Iron Warriors one always has the Multi-Melta.


I did some hard offsets on the bases to try to differentiate them a little more, and emphasize what motion it is possible to get from this kit


There's nothing like seeing these full size to show off every last place I screwed something up or forgot to clean a mold line or whatever.


I had used a set of the shoulder pads from this kit on another Model, so I had to improvise for one of them. The bottom pad there is a modified left side one that I had available because the Power Axe set has those molded on.

Same dude who has the Heavy Flamer. Magnets!

Because they're so stingy with the shoulder pads for these guys, I had to magnetize that as well. I can also do Combi-bolters for the whole Squad.

Sarge

The best pic I could get of the Alpha Legion shoulder pads. I probably need to get out my white backdrop again if I'm taking pics of resin details.
Until next time, y'all have a good one, y'hear!