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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Something different...

For some time I have been working on something different from what I use to do. This is a robot, 9 cm tall, that I have been working on for some time now.

Some Cadian Blood!

I finaly found a use for my "undead base". I mounted my "Warden-Captain Thade", from the Cadian Blood-book, on top of it.

Have to say that I'm quite pleased with the result!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Playing with bases!

Some time ago I was playing around with GS casting, now I'm playing around with bases.
Here are some urban styled ones with some nice, in my opinion, brick-work. With a bit of practice you can easily make a lot of these in one day (or in my case night...).

I'm most pleased with the big one, I added some spent shells and a cable to it.

The bases above are in a bit more "battlefield"-fashion.

This last one is crawling with undead. I was thinking about mounting some sort of evil wizard, preist or demon on the rocky part.

Strom Renegades Heavy Weapons Team

An autocannon team for my Strom Renegade Army.

Still some details left to fix.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Undead sniper ?!

Made this one for my Strom Renegades. There's no space in the army for it yet but maybe in the future. I thought: a sniper that can lay in wait forever - why not go for an undead one ?!

Chaos Champion in progress.

I slapped this one together about two weeks ago. Mostly because I like the scythe and I was a bit bored with my other projects.

Next up is to give that flesh a pale look.

Strom Renegade Update!

It's been almost two months since my last update, mostly because I've been painting on a whole lot of different projects. A lot of painting and not so many pictures, just yet. I've added a second Veteran squad and a Psyker battlesquad. Both which are at the undercoating stage right now.

Friday, August 21, 2009

More Renegade Veterans!

A couple of more pics of my Veterans.

And two Flamer-troopers, one is still missing an arm...

And the Vox-operator, the only one the got a double-sized magazine for his gun.

I'm really itching to get these ones into the painting-stage!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Veterans for my Traitor Guards!

The Sgt. of my Veterans.

And the whole crew, pimped out in heavier armor (the grenadier doctrine), a heavy flamer, two regular flamers and shotguns. A real trenchraiding crew in my mind.

I also made a Heavy weapons team with a Autocannon for the same squad if I ever opt for some firesupport, or I put it to use somewhere else in the army.
The process of putting heavier armor on the squad has been taking a bit longer than I planned for, I was hoping to be well into the painting stage right now.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Some Strom Renegades!

A small collection of my "Strom Renegades", part of one of the infantry squads, a Sgt. and a heavy weapons team.

There are a lot of other minis ready but I haven't gotten around to take a picture of them yet.

I have stopped counting the days...

Well, when I started this thread, about Summer Project 2009, I thought that I vould write every day about the progress. But it didn't turn out quite like that. So from now on I will not be presenting any daily updates on the project, instead I will post updates as it comes along.
Right now I'm working on a Veteran squad. 3 flamers (1 heavy and 2 normal), vox-caster, Sgt. with power-weapon & boltpistol and the rest of the squad armed with shotguns. I also added the Grenadier doctrine to them so I had to add some extra armor to all of them. I opted for metalplates and chainmail-looking extra armor. I think it will fit quite nicely into the rest of the army.
Again I post without any picturs since I have been too lacy to break out the camera. I hope that the next update will involve some pics of the state of the project!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Day two of the great kitbash

So I got my hands on a box of HQ-minis, the Cadian ones. And put together two platoon command squads with the pieces. I also started to put some sand on some of the bases. The Zombie-conscripts all got based and the mortar team. I also opted to put the Vox-caster for the regimental Hq-squad on a bigger base than was needed. Since I gave him a bigger Vox-caster and a bit of scenery. Next up is finishing up with the bases and fixing one of the platoon standards. I have to grind down the Cadian emblems on it, it takes time and I'm also filling it out with some GS to make it i bit smoother.
All in all I'm quite happy with the progress so far. But it's going to be a pain to paint them all...
I'm still pondering what colour I'm going to use on their uniforms.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A hard days work...

Today has been all about assembly, with a capital "A". 43 Guards, including 2 Guard squads, 20 Zombie-Conscripts, a Mortar team and another Sgt. for my first platoon. It's been a productive day I have to say. The Zombie-conscripts, I have to say, were the hardest ones to work with. Their hands are not really suited to carry Lasguns. But in the end I think it will work. Some of them also got some Cadian helmets and some other stuff - to make them more military than shambling undead.
Next up is getting some more round bases - I ran out of round bases halfway thrue the Zombie squad. I also need to pick up a box of Cadian Hq. I will need the pieces to make two platoon command squads. And there are alot of nice pieces in that box - that I think will fit beatifully into the mix!
The Platoon Command Squad will consist of: Commander with a Boltpistol, one guardsman carrying a standard, one guardsman with a Meltagun, a Vox-caster and a Medic. The other Platoon Command squad will be identical.
Later on I will also have to build the HQ squad. A company Command Squad with: commander armed with either a Boltpistol or a Boltgun. A regemental standard, a Vox-Caster and two flamers. I'm also thinking about adding two bodyguards to the squad.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Project 2009!

This years summer project come in different stages. The big one (!) is the building of a Traitor Imperial Guard army. Earlier this year I experimented with combining somw left-over IG-parts with some Imperial Militia parts - a strange and fun result. So as a birthday gift to myself I bought about 50 minis that I'm planning on turning into some Renagade troops.
The second part of this summers project is "picking up the slack" on some old projects: My Nurgle Chaos-Lord, patch up my Baneblade (from last summer), finish up a terminator squad, build and paint two Devestator Marines (H.Bolter and Lascannon), repaint a 5-man squad of Scouts.
Well, I do have my work cut out for me this summer!

Additions to the Raptors Chapter!

Assault Marines drop in for the kill! 4 Highly motivated killers and their sgt. Armed for close combat. The sgt. is armed with powerfist, plasmapistol and meltabombs. Nothing too fancy, just straight-forward brawlers.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Adeptus Mechanicus Techpriest

A while ago I wanted to make an Adeptus Mechanicus character. So I ended up building this Techpriest from a lot of GS and a lot of different spare parts that I had in my bitsbox. The whole concept was inspired by some of the artwork that can be found in various Dark Heresy books. The base is one of the things that I'm really pleased with. It's mostly GS, sculpted in different stages. From the beginning he was also supposed to have a drone floating in the air next to him, but when it came down to assembly the base looked to crowded. So I decided not to use it for this project.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Battlescene updated, one more time!

Still got some details to get done, but I'm counting on getting it ready by tomorrow. I also added the scattered equipment around the scene, which points against the chaos of the battle.

Added the ejecting shells first but it didn't work as well as I'd hoped, so I made a nice muzzleflare with some GS. Works quite well, in my opinion.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Doom Legion Veteran

A bit of a petproject. It's still a painting in progress...

Battlescene update, again!

More paint has been added to the scene:

One of the primary players:
And the other, the "bad guy" (or one of them anyway...) :
There are still some work to be done on this one. The bases need to match the rest of the scene.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Battlescene Update!

Some skulls here and there. Some wires sticking up from the ground and some more work done on the ground. I also added a lot (!) of watered-down paperglue on to the "swampy"-part of the scene. To add some more colour to this very brown scene I will add some colourful mushrooms and strange UnderHive vegetation to it later on. Maybe some green slime in the water too. I'm also working on making some nice bones to pile up around the ZombieMaster - still waiting on the results of the moulds on those...

Now, what's this!?

Right now I'm working on two (three, five, ten...) different projects for a competition. This one is a Battlescene featuring some old (!) Necromunda minis.

This was the original idea. But after some work on it, it just felt too big. So I did some cutting and got it down to this:

The two circular holes are where the two "heroes" of this build is going to be mounted. Since I didn't want to glue them directly to the scene I opted on mounting them on some nice 20mm bases and then fixing the base to the scene.

Here we can see "The Zombie Master" and the Escher Ganger. In front of her I'm going to mount another Zombie who's taking a nice big hit from the Shotgun straight in the face... And another Zimbie is going to be mounted on the tilted pillar - just peaking over, ready to jump down and attack.
As you can see the ground still need some work - which only can be seen when you put the scene under a strong light.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Trying out some new stuff

So far this week has been an interresting one. Since I'm low on cash and useable bitz I've been trying my hand att some GS casting.
After following some advice found at some different forums and blogs I sat my sights at trying to cast some small pices in GS.

As you can see from the picture above the result is quite good, even with pieces that got small details, like the grenade-packs.

And here you can see one of the seals placed on a mini. And to the right is the mould I made from filling up a round 20mm base with GS. Then I applied ordinary vegetable-based oil on to the pieces that I wanted to cast. Next step was to press them down into the GS, and leaving them in there until the GS hardened.

I also tried my hand at making quick, simple and nice bases. The base on the right is the "negative" one. I made it by covering an ordiary 20mm round base with GS and then applying some oil to the surface. Then I pressed it on to the base I wanted to copy. So now I got a nice mould that I can use to create some quick metalplated bases!

Since my first moulds, with the seals worked so well, I also casted a skull. The size of it makes for a good ornament on the powered-armor! As you also can see, this mini is mounted on one of the bases that I made with the "negative" one that I talked about earlier.
Final thoughts: - I love this! My next project is to cast a modified head. Which means that I will have to make a double mould. Right now all my casted bits only got details on one side. So casting a head will be a bit more tricky, i think...
One thing to remember: - When using vegetable-based oil on GS (which keeps the GS from sticking to the mould) the curing time for the GS increases a bit.

Friday, May 1, 2009

New book on the horizon!

Well, by accident I wandered onto Black Library website. It seems like Sandy Mitchell has written a second book set in the Dark Heresy framework.

Right now there are no previews to download but if this book is half as good as the first one, it's going to be glorious!
Sadly enough it won't be out until late this fall...
But since I'm reading C.S Gotos Deathwatch books right now and I'm thinking about digging in to Ravenor later on - I got some reading to do, to pass the time until "Innocence proves nothing".

Saturday, April 18, 2009

5:th edition Imperial Guard Codex

Well, I finaly got to take a look on the new IG Codex. And after some quick reading my opinion is that it's a solid book for a solid army. The IG has been upgraded from being the army with a lot of minis to being a army that can dish out some real nasty stuff. The only thing that is sad to see is that Last Chancers have been substituted with Penal Legion squads. Downgraded and without the leadership of Colonel Schaeffer. On the other hand there are a lot of new additions when it comes to characters, including Straken "Ironhand" and Sly "The one-man army" Marbo. But the most important thing is the additions of vehicles to the army. Now you don't have to turn to Imperial Armour books to add some heavy stuff to your army - like the Deathstrike Missile Launcher (something that I've previously only seen in Epic).
I could go on and on all day about this, but I got better things to do, like slapping some paint on my Hellblades and on my Lesser Daemons.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Inq. Henchman

A small addition but none the less. Right now he's in the "painting-in-progress-bin" on my desk

Imperial Guard Vet armed with a shotgun.
By some reason he goes under the name of "Zombie hunter", can't really remember why. Maybe I was watching some oldschool horror flick when I built him, I think it was around Halloween that I started.

Chaos Hellblade ...incomming!

Two weeks back I started scratchbuilding some airsupport for my Chaos army. Right now I'm working on two Hellblade fighters. The primary material on this one is some cardboard, a bottlecap (to hold the engine in place), some filler for all the gaps and greenstuff for the raised details (that aren't cardboard). When everything is finished the pilot and a dashboard will be fitted inside the cockpit. This build is a cross between a display-piece and some Heavy support for my Chaos army. The base will also reflect that - still need to get going on that one...

Here are some pics of the first of the two Hellblades, "The Red Baron":

Some disturbing rune-details on the (hmm) "wings":

Another Hellblade is on the way, this time in a more greenish colour and with some more gs-work on the hull. (Thinking about naming it The green Devil)
Still missing on this one: the "Baron" himself, the pilot. Well and not to forget the two twinlinked autocannons... And, well, the whole engine-package. It's a sub-assembly that's about ready for mounting, just need a coat of paint on it before I start on the details.

Update on the Dread drop pod.

One of my Dreads got some paint on his new "home"(!) Since I got two Dreads for my army I'm entertaining the idea of building another drop pod. But right now I'm deep in my Chaos Hellblade project.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Drop pod for my Dread.

Last week I started some scratchbuilding projects. First of is this Dreadnought drop pod. Right now it's in the painting stages so there will be more pics later on.
The other project is a Chaos Hellblade fighter. A project that is taking more time to finish than I first planned for...

Monday, March 2, 2009

Raptor Chapter, HQ Update

This is the latest update on my Raptor army. The HQ squad is comming along nicely. I still have the banner design to consider.

Experimental Ice camouflage marines

Recently I ran in to a streak of boredom. So one night I built these two Space marine Veterans and gave them a sort of "midnight ice-world" kind of look.
They are still in the painting process and far from finished.
The primary inspiration for these two are my ongoing building of my Raptors Chapter army and the fact that the Raptors use different camouflage-patterns for their armour depending on the enviroment they fight in. These two may possibly be joined by others in the future to make up a Hq squad or something.

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