Monday, June 17, 2013
The tank known as the 'Excubia' has had a long. unfortunate history. Originally part of the Lamenters chapter, the tank had its entire crew slaughtered while it was in route on the flagship Mater Lacrimarum, when it was attacked the the Minotaurs Chapter. After the Badab War, and with a new crew, 'Excubia' went on to gain repute against the monstrous creatures of Hive Fleet Kraken during the Lamenters penitent crusade.
On Devlan, the 'Excubia' and its crew caught the eye of Inquisitor Nasir, of the Ordo Xenos. The tank and its crew were seconded to the Inquisitors retinue, and painted in the colours of the Deathwatch. The crew despaired at leaving their chapter, and this feeling only grew as their Brothers went out of communication, and into the maw of Hive Fleet Kraken. The 'Excubia' went on to serve the Inquisitor for a number of years, until a mission to the planet known as Ib. What happened on that fateful planet is written about in other places, but suffice to say the Lamenters reputation for ill-fortune is well earned.
Most recently, the 'Excubia' has been seen at the vanguard of assaults lead by the Necron Overlord known as the 'Flesh King of Ib', though the tank itself has seen better days.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Just knocked this thing around the last couple days; I am really happy with the nice, vibrant yellow color. It is such a huge model, handling it is like handling an action figure. I think there will be a few other Iyanden units coming in support of it, so those should be fun to do too.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
I just finished this model; one of the FW Scimitar pattern jetbikes converted with the DV Librarian head and arm. Since both the head and army are attached to the back of the torso, I simply replaced the front of the torso with a non cloaked option after slicing it off its legs. Extra tall flying base for extra awesomeness is a piece of brass rod, drilled into the resin base (and happens to be the same diameter as the flying stem peg!).
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Been a while on here; too busy painting to post! Did these guys up on commission, level one. Pretty happy with the camo cloaks. I painted on normal black/white/grey blotch camo, then hit it with drybrushing and some rusty pigments.
I have a big tournament report from TSHFT last month I need to finish, but we will see if that gets done. Also have my Stormseer on a jetbike mostly done, so expect that soon also...