Tuesday, December 17, 2013

30k MKIII Iron Hands and Legio Cybernetica Thallax

After painting Necrons exclusively for quite a while I decided a need to switch gears.  I had an Iron Hands army sitting on a shelf that I've had for 10-12 years but I really hate painting marines.  All the broad flat areas just make it really boring and tedious to me.  However, the new forge world marines look pretty nice and with all the detail I thought I could probably enjoy painting them.  So I decided to sell my old Iron Hands army and build a new Iron Hands army.  My brother mocked me quite a bit for that. :)  I'm adding a contingent of Legio Cybernetica to the the force as well.  The models are just too nice to pass up and they fit in nicely with the fluff of the Iron Hands as well.

I don't care for painting black so I opted for a blue/grey base color.  I finished the test model for the Marines and got started on the test model for the Legio Cybernetica.

MKIII Iron Hands Marine:

Legio Cybernetica Thallax(PIP):

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Necron Acanthrites

I really like these models.  Mine are slightly miscast which I didn't notice until I was already half way done painting them.  So I just carried on.  I dont really think they are that good on the table but I love the way they. I like running them with my destroyer lord so that he doesn't get scared and run away like usual.

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Necron Destroyer Lord

I'm personally not a big fan of the destroyer models, they are old and outdated but I had this guy so I figured I might as well paint him.  I'd rather do a conversion using a wraith or something for the destroyer lord but this will work for now.

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Necron Tomb Stalker

Finished the Tomb Stalker.  What a pain this model was to assemble, especially trying to get the legs to look right crawling over some rubble.  The base still needs to be painted but I will probably do that with an airbrush at a later date.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Necron Tesseract Ark completed

Finally got this model finished up after a brief distraction called Shadowrun Returns.  Now Space Hulk is out.  I'm trying to resist it so I can keep plugging away at the necrons.

I still need to make a stand for it, just not sure how I'm going to do it yet.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Necron Tomb Stalker assembly in progress

I wanted to do something for the base of the Tomb Stalker but didn't have any old tau or space marine land speeder to use so I just opted for a base where the Tomb Stalker is scurrying over a ruined wall.  A great feature of this base is that I can always claim a cover save!  Just kidding of course.

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Necron Tesseract Ark - painting in progress

I've found that its much easier to paint the necrons before they are fully assembled so that's what I'm doing here.  I put as much of it together as I can with respect to which pieces will be which colours.  Then I get them painted and then do final assembly.  Its a good way to keep myself motivated to finish them so I can actually use the models. :)

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Necron Cryptek Conversions

Here are two Crypteks I converted up.
The one with the staff with the 3 orbs I generally use as a Harbinger of the Storm and the other as a Harbinger of Destruction.

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Necron Overlord and lords

Here is the generic overlord with a warscythe; which needs to be heated and straightened out.  2 lords also with warscythes and orbs.

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Necron Annihilation Barge

1 of 3.  #2 is halfway done. #3 is still in a sealed box.  It was given to me so I really didn't plan on running 3 of them, seems sort of cheesy since they are so good and so cheap.

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Necro Triarch Stalker

Here's the first of 2 Triarch Stalkers.  Second one is about half done.

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Necron Tomb Blades

Here are the two units of Necron Tomb Blades

Unit 1:

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Unit 2:

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I've been painting Necrons!

I need a change of pace and had decided to build up a small Necron army.  Just something different to paint and use.  Nothing fancy just a quick paint job and a small army.  Well, the army has of course grown out of control and I now have a little over 3000 points with plans to add the new Tesseract Vault and make it a fully fledged apoc army.  Oh well, I am enjoying the painting and love the models.

So far the army consists of:
2 overlords
3 lords
2 crypteks
1 destroyer lord
40 immortals
2 triarch staklers
5 lychguard
10 tomb blades
10 scarabs
3 annihilation barges
1 doom scythe
3 acanthrites (FW)
1 tomb stalker (FW)
1 tesseract ark (FW)

Plan to add:
1 tesseract vault
1 night shroud bomber (FW)
1-2 sentry pylons (FW) depending on cost

I'm probably about half way done with the painting.  I dont plan to paint anything else until the necrons are full painted, so hopefully I stop adding stuff soon...


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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Adding some chaos Spawn

I've been wanting to get some chaos spawn but I dont like the current models much.  I've decided to use the FW Plague Toads.  They are a good size and look like they would move like beasts and they look nice and disgusting.  I'm pretty happy with the models and how they fit in, especially with the Death guard army.

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More Chaos Renegade Ratling Snipers

I had a small unit of snipers that I decided to expand into a full squad.  I think these guys look pretty good, especially being that they are just built out of random extra bits I have.

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Chaos Renegade Gunnery Sergeant Harker

I always liked the idea of Gunnery Sergeant Harker so I thought I would make one for my chaos renegades.  I had this heavy machine gun from Maxmini I wanted to use.  I tried to come up with something more unique but I just couldn't find anything I really liked so in the end I just made him look like the rest of the veterans.  I'm not sure how the rest of his squad will be kitted out.  I'm sort of thinking forward sentries, another heavy bolter and sniper rifles.  But I may just go with grenade launchers instead.  what do you think?

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more Veteran Chaos Renegades

I love the rag tag look of the regular militia troopers but I also want some more hardcore militarized troops as well.  I've already painted one unit of these guys up but I built a total of 50 of them.  3 units with 2 x melta, flamer and shotguns and 2 units with 3 plasma guns.  They are meant to represent the Blood Pact in a way but not directly.

This unit has some Victoria Lamb bits.  I've used her Shotgun arms and some of the Beastmen Trench Raider arms.  I think they turned out pretty nice and give them a different look.

This unit is primarily using the Catachan arms.  Which I dont like but the enforcers are big enough that they dont look too horrible.  SGTs have regular enforcer arms.

Couple of SGTs:

Another SGT, plamsa guns and Tommy guns (used as autoguns/lasguns)