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.


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!