Friday, August 30, 2013

First Bitz Bazaar

      Tomorrow my FLGS is having a Bitz Bazaar. For someone as cheap as me this is great timing for SM pre-release day. This is my first one, and I just pulled out every unit and model that never leaves the boxes. If I am lucky I'll get enough store credit to not feel bad about pre-ordering those horrible Centurions. Since this is my first time getting rid of models I'm posting a picture dump to battle my strange sentimental attachment to these pieces of plastic.

 I still have my other Vindi, and all they seem to be doing lately is ending up as craters. Maybe a Vindi + TFC + Centurion or Devestator Squad or Predator Heavy Support.
 Such a cool model. So many points. So little chance of surviving past Turn 2.
 The Dark Vengeance Tactical Squad. I've been using these guys as proxies to test plasma. I'm hoping someone just wants to pic up some DA painted to a decent quality.
I really do love these guys, but they are just too DA to run with my Space Marines. 

 I like the idea of the KFF, but my HQ slots are going to have 2 Warbosses or Warboss + Warphead.

Death Skulls Update
My primed Mega group. I'm not selling these guys, but thought I should include a project update. These guys and my bikers are on the paint table. I need to convert one of the bikers to a painboy and make the others look a little tougher since I have decided to run them as nobs.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Terminator Librarian

So, I decided that I would just keep adding to my mountain of unpainted models. I haven't felt like anyone other than a Captain leading my Space Marines made any sense, but it looks like there is not any other choice but a Librarian to have my HQ be at all useful. The rumored changes for Tigerus may make this guy unnecessary, but I had all the parts laying around.

 Unpainted Shot. 

I'm still trying to improve my work with green stuff. I didn't have a Storm Shield in my bits box, so I used a Combat Shield. If my opponent is really going to make a fuss about it, I beat he would have rules lawyered me to death anyway.

Primed Shot.

This weekend will hopefully have me painting some Skaven and my Orks on bikes parade. If I find my spray adhesive I am making that paperhammer terminator my priority project!

Thursday, August 22, 2013


I love quality paperhammer proxies. In the past I created a true to scale rhino chassis to proxy variants in friendly games. Someone in the facebook group I belong to posted this link:

Sorry there is no picture, but I know I am making an oversized paperhammer terminator this evening. Check out his other works (that Stormraven is amazing!).

On this topic, here is another great paperhammer source:

It isn't updated frequently, but check out some of the old posts.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Death Skull Mega Nobs (WIP)

Other projects are keeping me busy until after this weekend, but these are the in progress additions of some armour to my Death Skulls.

Below are the 'Eavy Nobs I am making from the WHFB Black Orc set. The detail on the set is great, and it is nice to have some actual two-handed Big Choppas. I'm keep the changes to a minimum for now, as I really like how these guys look.

I'm also really excited to add a banner.

The next project is a group of Meganobs supporing a warboss in mega-armour. Again, the AoBR Warboss is put to good use. I've seen a lot Meganob conversions using Terminator bits, which is something I wanted to replicate. The Terminator body and legs were just too thin for my beefy Nobs. The face masks are some left over shield bits from the Black Orc box.
I am still debating if I should make any changes to make the Power fists Power Claws.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Daughter Beinemac's High Elves (WIP)

As promised, these are Daughter Beinemac's High Elves WIP. This is her first army, and will have the base of the army done well before she turns 11.


 Ellyrian Reavers
 Caladris the Mage
Sword Masters of Hoeth

The Lothern Sea Guard are still only in a primed state.

We are hoping to figure our how to play Fantasy in the coming weeks, meaning I better get to work on my Skaven. This is my first foray into Fantasy, and I have to say that the sculpts in the Island of Blood are great. The quality of the detail inspired me to make some 'Eavy Nobs from the Black Orc set. I will post WIP pictures next week.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Ironclad Paladins Command Squad

I want to start mixing in some pictures of my almost completed Space Marine Army. This is the Second Company of my custom chapter, the Ironclad Paladins. There is a great Chapter Creation Table on 4Chan (not normally a corner of the internet I frequent) that is really helpful for those of us who haven't spent a great deal of time in the fluff.

After mainly picking (I wasn't going to roll, they are my plastic army men) I came up with:
* Crusade Chapter
* 26th Millenium Founding
* Ultramarine Progenitor
* Deeds of legend: actions against an Eldar Craftworld
* Combat Doctrine: Armoured Assault
* Chapter Friendly: Inquisition

I have a big list of names to work through for naming the 2nd Company members. To make it easier on myself (and to give some kind of theme) all of the names are coming from Shakespearan characters.

 Captain Benedict, 2nd Battle Company
 Another angle, both shots include the 2nd Company Command Rhino

The entire Command Squad and one of two possible Librarians.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Wazdakka Gutsmek

I have finished putting together Wazdakka and hope to start painting today. The model contains parts from: the AoBR Warboss, a SM Scout Bike, a DA bike from Dark Vengeance, the Loota box, the AoBR Deffkopta, and a hand from the fantasy Black Orcs. After having him sit around for about a month I double-checked the codex and saw that he did not have a shoota, which made it easier to work some handlebars onto the bike.

The picture quality is going down for a bit :(

Once I have Wazdakka painted I am going back to work on some custom Meganobs. The next post will have pics of my daughter's High Elves.