The PlasticFish is trying to get back into the painting-mood!
Right now we are still throwing down in the underhive of "Necromunda". And I'm trying to get into Warmachine with my Khador battlegroup.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
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.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
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
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
A small addition but none the less. Right now he's in the "painting-in-progress-bin" on my desk
Sunday, March 22, 2009
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
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.