Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WIP: Icarian Thallax Cohort and Magos Dominus

 Next up on the Mechanicum front, some beefed up Thallax...

 I have them extra recoil absorbing back legs, so they could theoretically stabilize.

They are also all magnetized to go on either 40mm, 50mm, or 60mm (shown) bases, depending on how I want to use them...

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Mechanicum Menials

So I ordered some Mechanicum Thallax and a Magos Dominus to go with my White Scars. I usually have to play 40K rules, as opposed to the Heresy list, so that means using some 'counts-as' magic to field my lovely cyborgs. So that meant. no matter how I used them, I'd need to make a unit of Menials to act as an Allied Troop choice (not to mention this gave me a project to work on until my other, more exciting, units arrived). Enter Dark Vengenace Chaos Cultists.
I used a variety of backpacks and wire to get the look I wanted, as well as a few pairs of Scout Sniper optical arrays.
 For the paint scheme, I shamelessly stole from Dave Taylor (as seen here), thanks Dave! The paint scheme definitely put them over the top for me, as far as 'un-chaos-ifying' them.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Killbotz Army Board

 The final addition to this army for the moment, a nice board to display and transport the army during tournaments. Decided to accent the board with the hazard stripes that are found on all the models.

 The Spyder was on there with the eye intact originally, and it just did not look right. Gave it the broken insides and painted it a darker 'powered-down' blue to make sure the point was clear.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Da Scroggy Bukket Boyz

 These are my bitz box built Meganobz. I have had them tucked away and built since the summer, but no time to paint them between school and commissions. But with my semester over I have some free time, so I am painting up them and their Battlewagon ride. All these models have a plastic Nob at their core, built up with various armour plates (and plasticard) and weapons.

This one is hilarious; he has a Sentinel foot for a foot and a Sentinel leg for an arm. His armour plates include Furioso dread gauntlets, a Necron Warrior back, and a servo arm back pack.

This one is the only one that is not technically WYSIWYG in terms of his power klaw, but I couldn't pass up the double clutch choppa. This one got a Sentinel exhaust housing.

I made this one like a miniature kan by chopping off his neck and putting a piece of the Ork Trukk turret on his shoulders. I then built his armour shell around that piece and gave him a nice optical from an actual Ork dread. He suffered a bit from lack of bits, and ended up with a CSM Heavy Bolter for a twin-linked shoota.

This one is one of my favorites, I think because of his mind-linked shoota turret and SM bike headlight groin armour.

This one is also a favorite. He really looks like the real thing, mostly because of his authentic gun arm.

Unpainted these models were a bit questionable, but with a nice finish they will certainly fit in with my other Ork forces

Deathwatch Kill Team Gamma

 So I added a couple members to my mind shackled Death Watch Kill Team, for when I want to use three of my 'counts-as' Obliterators. You can see the original teams here. For these two, I went for an Iron Snake (because I love their Black Library book) and a Vigilator, who really ended up looking more like a GI Joe Marine... but that's okay. They are packing some serious firepower, including the ever-useful Combi-flamer-melta :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Word Bearers Ashen Circle

 Got a chance to use some of the new bloody technical paint on these guys. Looks pretty nice, though it's no Tamiya Clear Red...

Monday, November 25, 2013

White Scars Tech Adept Conclave

All my Thunderfire gunners with their assortment of counts-as servo-harness equipment...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WIP: Captain Badass

 Usually I do not post things without their paint on (Emperor's Clothes, something something, yadda yadda) but I could not resist showing this guy.

Enemies of the Emperor; prepare to be mauled...

Friday, November 8, 2013

Mind Shackle Zombies

 So I have had these Zombie/Cultists as allies for my Necrons for almost a year, and the idea has always been that their nervous systems were controlled by Scarabs even after they died and started decomposing. Hence, Mind Shackle Zombies.
Recently I went back and visually reinforced the theme by adding some mini Scarabs to a selection of zombies, including both my unit Champions (from Corpse Cart zombies). I have been quite happy with how they look scattered throughout the units.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wow! That is a lot of models!

Back in June I started keeping a running tally of all the models I have been painting; be they personal, commission, or anything else. Today I counted them all up and I was pretty surprised... why don't you take a look...

Terminators (13)- Done
Librarian/Chaplain (2) - Done
Scouts (5) - Done
Wraithknight (1) - Done
Dire Avengers (10)- Done
Warp Spiders (9)- Done
Solitaire (1)- Done
Goblin Mountain Forces of Order (15)-Done
Furiosos (2)- Done
Assault Squad (10)-Done
Scouts (5) -Done
Death Company (10) - Done
Grey Hunters (10) - Done
Grey Hunters (10) -Done
Commanders(2)- Done
Riptides(3)- Done
C'tan- Done
Scarabs (15)-Done
Deathmarks (10)- Done
Lords (3)-Done
Boar Nobz(9) - Done
Warriors (30) - Done
Jetbikes(6)- Done
Skyshield- Done
Warriors (30)- Done
Arks (3)- Done
Immortals(5) - Done
Kroot (20) - Done
Wave Serpent (1) - Done
Guardian Buildings (2)- Done
Tomb Stalker (1)- Done
White Scars Tacticals (8)-Done
Custodes (1) - Done
Decimator (1)-Done
DA Dreadnought (1)-Done
Red Wake (1)-Done
Huron (1)-Done
Sanguinor (1)-Done
Astorath (1)-Done
Bel'akor (1)- Done
Lemartes (1)- Done
Legion (4)- Done
Terminator Chaplain (1) - Done
Destroyers (5) -Done
Command Barge (1) - Done
C'tan (1) -Done
Abbadon/Loken (2)- Done
Fiend (1) - Done
Daemon Prince (1) - Done
Scythe (1)- Done
Angron (3)- Done
Ark Beetle (1) - Done
'Scorpion' Warriors (40) - Done
Fabius (1) -Done
Terminator Lord (1) - Done

By my count that is over 300 infantry and over 20 vehicles/monstrous creatures/buildings/fortifications... not a bad 5 months work, shows what you can do with some focus. Linking the list to relevant posts also makes me realize how many of my projects I am not posting. Considering almost all I do here is post pictures of completed projects, I should really rectify that...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

ANGRON (isn't that punny?)

 I did up the big papi of the World Eaters Legion for a client. He wanted me to do the whole FW scheme, with Butcher's Nails and all, plus snow to match his army. I am happy how it turned out using the same limited palette the Forgeworld painters used...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Killbotz Canoptek Doomsday Beetle

I am doing a few additions(understatement)  to the Killbotz army I did back in February of this year. Here is the counts-as Doomsday Ark....

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Always Angry! All the Time!

I painted up this battlescape for my local store. Ramping up the terrain for the upcoming Guardian Cup tournament. I thought an Angry Marine Rhino would be fun and maybe give people a smile.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Imperial Fist Templar Crusaders

 I decided to make a little squad of Heresy-era Fists dedicated to the original Black Templar, Sigismund. They will ally as Black Templars with my Heresy White Scars (defenders of the palace and all that...)