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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/05/29 11:38:47


Post by: howie


As the title says this will be my blog on nearly all things imperial.

I’ll open up with one of my most recent eBay purchases. A Warhound which was in particular bad state and almost made me wish I spent the extra £100 and bought direct from FW. Maybe a lesson learned for next time.

It’s all been stripped now, a gruesome task in itself. I’ve made a start on the head.

When I get home this afternoon I'll update with some of the ground sloggers which will be going along with the god machine.



Thanks for looking.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/05/30 08:04:01


Post by: howie


Thought I’d add a little more as the title post describes

The first picture, is of the suicide squad, 9 little Demolition tanks starting from number 2, as number one was clearly a tester.

the second picture contains a few guardsmen with inquisitor, priest and an ogryn bodyguard (the bot with shield)

The third is of one of my converted knights, like many projects 2/3s finished and probably how it's going to stay.

The fourth is another less converted knight this time a lancer. He was painted before the start of my soup army.



I've a thanatar and domitar lined up for painting and they will be in a similar grey/red to the thallax and knight.

C&C welcome, thanks for looking.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/06/03 12:34:51


Post by: howie


Today’s update:

Quite a productive Sunday afternoon. Managed to paint up 5 troopers, 1of which will be going into 6 man special weapon squad of 3 flamers.

I also managed to convert my first Sgt with bolter, more of a test than anything and I think it worked very well, the bolter is from the sisters of silence kit.

Next up I’ll be doing some more troopers and possibly a princess for a Titan and a Knight commander.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/06/03 12:58:06


Post by: Syro_


I like the title of the blog, the building of a great combined imperial force sounds like it will be fun to follow. Good luck on that warhound. Also I like the idea of using a bot to act as an ogryn, I'm not much of a fan of them.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/06/03 17:59:11


Post by: howie


Thanks Syro,

The Warhound has actually been put on the back burner due to needing so much work. I’d rather get the army done than the toys.

Cheers for the nice words about the ogryn, I’m not a massive fan of the models either and he’ll be getting a few friends when I find some spare imperial knight shields and sentinel saws.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/06/04 07:31:33


Post by: Skinflint Games


Looks interesting, I'll be following this- do I see some Solar Auxilia there too?


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/06/05 18:10:01


Post by: howie


Good evening there are certainly some solar auxillia. I’ve currently got 60 with las rifles, 10 with flamers & 10 with power axes. I think I’ll be getting more with las rifles and possibly some more flamers. Love the models, though I wish they were about 10% smaller especially the flamers they look huge in comparison to some guard Miniatures.

Today’s offerings. I made a start on a Mechanicum domitar, which I’ll more than likely use as a penitent engine. I’ll be giving it a orange plasma glow on its forearm bolters to imitate the flame looks, when I get my airbrush back up and running.

I’ve also got 4 characters, 1 of which is a lot further along than the others.


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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/06/06 18:14:37


Post by: Skinflint Games


Sebastian Yarrick, I presume? Nice work man :-)


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/06/06 19:23:11


Post by: Syro_


Yep Yarrick is looking good, getting ready to chance some orcs around Armageddon from the looks of him. The other three characters look good too, who are they?


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/06/07 12:47:02


Post by: howie


Yup it certainly is Commisar Yarrick, the Hero of Armageddon. He's one of those models I've had for ages and just never got around to painting till now.

The other three are:
Knight Commander - going to be used as Pl Commander
Lord Solar Macharius - going to be used as either a Coy commander or Creed.
Then a mini from Hasslefree who will be used as either a Pl Commander or an inquisitor.

Should hopefully have pictures up tonight of the work done on the Domitar.



Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/06/10 08:18:19


Post by: howie


This weekend I thought I’d have a little break from robots and infantry so I did my first Leman Russ punisher. It’s based on a chimera chassis as I’m not a massive fan of the leman Russ one. Hopefully you like it.

I did make Do a little work on some characters and grunts I really like the knight commander and think he fits in seemlessly with the solar auxilia.

I also finished painting most of the domitar. Just more transfers and battle damage to go.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 0132/03/10 12:37:24


Post by: Syro_


I like how the tank came out. Did you use an air brush for the camo pattern? The mural on the dozer blade is a nice touch.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/06/10 17:12:34


Post by: howie


Yus I did use an airbrush. (One that is on its last legs while I await a replacement.)

Thanks the mural was one of a view, I’ve taken from our history and the 40k guard history to decorate the dozer blades.

Thanks for the kind words have a good day.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/06/10 18:35:44


Post by: IGtR=


I would second the love for the murals on the vehicles - really 40kish!


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/06/11 11:42:10


Post by: howie


Cheers bud, the idea was not mine.

There was another guy on the facebook group for astra militarum/ imperial guard. Who lead the way, so I followed as I thought it was a great way to add some more character to the tanks.

Regards,
Howie.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/06/13 10:21:47


Post by: howie


So here we have the first Thanatar. Just block colours done so far. Don’t especially know what I’m going to do with plasma weapon. It will more than likely have to wait till I get my good airbrush back as the current one isn’t fine enough.

In games I’ll be using it as a immobile artillery piece. Or when the time come for Forgeworld to release there next book hopefully it’ll be in there.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/06/13 14:45:25


Post by: Syro_


Looking sweet, is that the graviton ram mounted on its shoulder? I prefer the look of that over the other weapons options. Out of curiosity, did you build it with swap-able weapons? I didn't realize that rules and stats hadn't been released for it yet, I hope you can use it to its full potential soon.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/06/13 15:40:35


Post by: howie


Hi,

It’s just the standard one with the plasma mortar and mauler bolt cannon. I’m not really big on magnets to be honest. I don’t know how swappable the weapons would be between the two thanatars. I don’t think you can buy them separately either.

I just meant the rules for using it in 40k there was meant to be a FW book about tau encroaching on a mechanicum world with rules for these kind of toys.

Cheers for the comment bud.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/07/07 21:13:05


Post by: howie


After a bit of a delay due to my own slowness to mail it out I have received my airbrush back, thankfully I have also received reinforcements fresh of the factory floor. These 11 new chimeras will be getting the same treatment as the previous, I just need to weather the internet storm and win some more turrets on auction sites.

On another note I’ve been reading the dark imperium book. 200pages deep so far, while I was a bit on the fence of how I felt regarding primarchs returning in now decided I’m glad they have. As the book is packed full of character for Gulliman. It’s really fleshed him out for me.

It’s also thrown something in my head. To do an ultramar defence army. Lots of conversions to show how advanced they are thanks to there primarch and Cawls influence. Stand by in case I decide to do that.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/07/21 15:23:13


Post by: howie


Just a little update to show I’m still moving in with my blog. This was another eBay purchase which was in major disrepair. The front assault ramp the side sponsons and the rear escape hatch were all in a bad state. With the assault ramp and escape hatch on backward. He’s one of a pair the other one was in worse shape that this one.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/07/21 17:08:58


Post by: MacPhail


Really nice work... I love the recovery efforts on your second-hand Tanks! Was the mural on the dozer blade freejand, or did you have a shortcut?


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/07/21 19:30:05


Post by: howie


Hi there Mac. Yeah I did take a short cut. I made my own transfers using a laser printer. All my chimeras will be having a mural on the dozer blade, I’ve found a few more for the others.

Cheers for the kind words bud.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/07/21 21:14:05


Post by: MacPhail


Cool... I didn't want to assume you couldn't paint beautiful free hand on a tiny scale, but I'd have definitely been looking for a shortcut too. Did you just cut to fit, glue, and seal it somehow, or was there more than that?


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/07/22 09:26:52


Post by: howie


Nope it was just as you described. Cut to shape. Seal it then weather it a bit. Sadly I can’t paint that good at any scale never mind at such a small scale


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/07/22 16:38:34


Post by: howie


A bit more work done on the first gorgon. Mostly just camo and battle damage with transfers added. Still to do are details like wiring and the two twin linked heavy stubbers. Going to see if I can manage to swap the crew from Krieg to solar auxilia as they’re obviously the models I’m using.

I’ve also attached the original picture of the gorgon how I received it from eBay. Poor beast she was in need of plenty of TLC.

Cheers. C&C welcome.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/07/31 09:30:31


Post by: howie


Morning folks,

Some eBay wins have landed there way to me. So I’ve started on some more leman russes. They will be of a similar ilk to the last ones. Turret at the back. Although they’ve got vanquisher cannons I’ll be running them as standard Lemans. I just prefer the longer barrel as it looks more in keeping with modern tanks. I’ll be trying to find some more stowage before they get painted up.

C&C greatly appreciated.

Have a good day.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/08/05 13:48:44


Post by: howie


Just a quick update to show where I’ve gotten with my 3 new leman russes.

I was thinking about trying to scour the internet for 3 annihilators turrets of the same design. As twin lascannon seems superior to the vanquisher cannon? Anybody had much experience?

Hopefully I’ll be able to put on some camo and weathering by close of play today.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/08/05 17:06:52


Post by: howie


Still to add the mud, the dozer transfers once I find appropriately cool looking pictures to use as decals and the metal scrapes.

C&C appreciated.

Thanks.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/08/05 19:38:20


Post by: Syro_


Wow, that camo weathering makes a really noticeable difference from before. Keep up the good work


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/08/06 07:38:33


Post by: howie


Thanks Syro very much appreciated! The weathering is only halfway done.

Hopefully they’ll be better when finished.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/08/19 15:14:36


Post by: howie


Another Sunday, another few troopers done. These will be members in infantry squads and part of command squads.

Got five more to do. I should probably work on some more infantry as they’re looking pretty light on the ground.

As well as these I’ve also been making another punisher. Which will be bringing the total to five.

Any comments and criticisms appreciated. Enjoy the weekend.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/08/19 16:02:26


Post by: ChaoticMind


1) Love the use of artwork as murals on large plates!
2) Yaaas! I LOVE that Hasselfreenian female inquisitor/wich hunter. Your choice to include her immediately makes you awesome in my book.
3) I like that you’re keeping the infantry in olive and brown for the most part and aren’t letting the bling be too much.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/08/20 07:38:37


Post by: howie


 ChaoticMind wrote:
1) Love the use of artwork as murals on large plates!
2) Yaaas! I LOVE that Hasselfreenian female inquisitor/wich hunter. Your choice to include her immediately makes you awesome in my book.
3) I like that you’re keeping the infantry in olive and brown for the most part and aren’t letting the bling be too much.


Morning ChaoticMind, Thanks for the kind words!

I can't take full credit for the murals on the large paint, I saw it on a Facebook imperial guard page, then I copied and multiplied it.

The hasslefree miniature has been in my bits box for ages. As I was actually meant to order the pure fantasy one for a empire army for Warhammer Fantasy, but least now she's got a space and a lick of paint.

I've seen the Solar Auxilia in various colour schemes, mostly bright colours and i thought they would really suit being in a more regular military colour.


Thanks again!



Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/08/20 10:48:16


Post by: howie


Nothing to great,

But I’ve these bits since the containers came out. Today was there day. Some scatter terrain hopefully I’ll manage to get some games in shortly to make use of them.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/08/24 06:36:03


Post by: Private Benjamin


 howie wrote:
Nothing to great,

But I’ve these bits since the containers came out. Today was there day. Some scatter terrain hopefully I’ll manage to get some games in shortly to make use of them.


Make yourself a couple of Objective Markers on 40mm Round Bases; i can see a Fuel Dump and "Mystery Box" already!


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/08/31 20:46:05


Post by: howie


Evening folks.

Nobody asked but I thought I’d show a step by step of my camo on two of my new tanks.

First photo shows the base coat which is Vallejo USA Flat Brown

The second photo shows applying my first camo stripes. Trying to keep away from just doing straight lines.

The third photo shows Minitaires saddle brown matching the camo stripes.

After doing these I’ll then move onto doing the tracks, barrels and other metal gubbins.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/01 11:10:39


Post by: howie


Decals added with a bit of weathering done.

Don’t really know what to do for the mine plow. I’m torn between trying to do hazard stripes or just going easy and doing it a fun metal.

Any ideas?

Thanks for looking

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/01 11:38:32


Post by: Syro_


Thanks for the step by step of how you do your tank camo. As for the mine plow I'm personally not a fan of hazard stripes so metal would get my vote. Ultimately your call of course, but if you do go with metal maybe take the opportunity to really grit and weather it up?


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/01 12:30:37


Post by: stonned_astartes


Mate, i'm loving your tanks, they look so much more substantial than the lemon Russ's, may have to copy if that's okay!

Cant wait to see some more progress on the force, subbed.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/01 13:31:23


Post by: ChaoticMind


You’ll probably hate me for this but, what if you did hazard stripes with damage from normal use exposing bare metal?


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/01 21:09:35


Post by: howie


Syro_ wrote:Thanks for the step by step of how you do your tank camo. As for the mine plow I'm personally not a fan of hazard stripes so metal would get my vote. Ultimately your call of course, but if you do go with metal maybe take the opportunity to really grit and weather it up?


ChaoticMind wrote:You’ll probably hate me for this but, what if you did hazard stripes with damage from normal use exposing bare metal?


To be fair I’ve got three mine ploughs, so I’ll try a hazard stripe on the first. See how it goes. No doubt it’ll go wrong, then I will heavily weather it so it looks good from afar, but far from good.

Thanks for the kind words. Keeping me motivated. Have a good evening.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/03 22:36:55


Post by: stonned_astartes


Doesn't hazard stripes rather negate the purpose of the camo? I mean this is the 41st century but


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/05 17:45:47


Post by: howie


 stonned_astartes wrote:
Doesn't hazard stripes rather negate the purpose of the camo? I mean this is the 41st century but


Ha you’d be surprised. At work I were MTP camo. The amount of times you have to wear high vis clothing so you can be seen is laughable. Often said phrases are “oooooh a floating jacket” or “make up your mind, do you want to be seen or hidden”.

Anywho, I have made no progress on that tank. As I’ve had a delivery of the terrain type. Some more bits of scatter terrain created with some industrial vehicles.

The chimera will be used as terrain and also as an atlas recovery tank if I ever get the urge.

Have a good evening all.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/06 04:10:59


Post by: ChaoticMind


... dang it! Now I want to build a recovery vehicle. The melding of the 2 kits needs some more work but the concept is great.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/06 07:49:39


Post by: howie


 ChaoticMind wrote:
... dang it! Now I want to build a recovery vehicle. The melding of the 2 kits needs some more work but the concept is great.


It’s the generator. To bloody big, I had thought of taking a saw to it. But I didn’t want to ruin it with my blundering hands. I’ll have a look at it later and see if there’s anything else I can do.

In other news I’ve picked up a battered hellhammer off Facebook for £20. Let’s see if it can be retrofitted back to its former glory As a hammer of the emperor.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/24 20:08:07


Post by: howie


So no progress on the crane as I’ve been away from home for a week. However I did take in a few deliveries.

First of which to grace my table was a humble baneblade. It had been touched by the hands of chaos quite literally.
It was missing it’s front wheels, the tracks and sides had been put together with hot glue and it’s been sprayed and resprayed losing some of the details. I couldn’t resist as it was only £20 including postage.

I have spares of some of the missing bits, mostly blood and skulls industry spares of past projects.

The second was from Nuclear Shrimp I think the company was called. It’s for there own range of miniatures. But to me for all intense and purposes it’s a 8mm Lucius pattern warhound. To go with this I’ve. Bought some 3D prints of Lucius pattern warhound. If anyone knows where to get a Lucius reaver kit to update the plastics I’m all ears.

Also while I haven’t had much chance to do any painting I did get a game in against some DKK, I’ve added a photo using an FX app as I’m a sucker for those type of things.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/24 23:54:10


Post by: Syro_


Wow, that is definitely a Lucius pattern Warlord Titan, it's hard to believe anyone could claim otherwise. Is it really only 8mm? That's great that you are saving and repairing an old baneblade, good luck with that.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/25 03:13:19


Post by: Minigiant


This is really great stuff. Digging the camo! I personally would love to see some converted Solar Auxilia Rough Riders but, I maybe biased


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/25 07:20:44


Post by: howie


Syro, I’ll be able to put a comparison with the new plastics when they arrive in the post.

The baneblade is proving tricky. The wheels where put on incorrectly as well. Meaning I had to take them off, but with the hot glue remnants it is proving difficult to place them where there meant to be.

Minigiant, any thoughts as what to use as a base model? Like conventional horses, bikes or something all together new?


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/25 19:10:36


Post by: howie


So a little work on the Lucius pattern warhound for AT18. Honestly, I know it’s not the best. But I just couldn’t give the green any more depth. Any thoughts of how to get it better?

Apart from that. I enjoyed my little tree addition to its base. I may give it a little autumnal spray to make it fit better with the base and blend less with the Titan.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/26 01:35:31


Post by: Private Benjamin


I'm a huge fan of Blood & Skulls Industry and shall be very interested to see how that batle-scarred Baneblade turns out good sir!


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/26 02:57:22


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 howie wrote:
So a little work on the Lucius pattern warhound for AT18. Honestly, I know it’s not the best. But I just couldn’t give the green any more depth. Any thoughts of how to get it better?

Apart from that. I enjoyed my little tree addition to its base. I may give it a little autumnal spray to make it fit better with the base and blend less with the Titan.


Oh he is a sexy beast.

Nuclear Shrimp you say?


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/26 05:14:57


Post by: howie


Private_Benjamin, no worries there. It’s taking some time thanks to it being attacked with crazy glue but it will get there. I’m using the aggressor tracks. I think that’s what they’re called. They look very aggressive probably leaning towards chaos than imperium as far as aesthetics go. Also I’ve got there power plant with the big smoke stacks instead of the little ones the original comes with.

Kid_Kyoto, yeah Nuclear Shrimp, it’s a little company based in Corfu (Greece). It took a while to get here, but it was certainly worth the wait for me. I am very impressed. The resin had a few slippage marks. But nothing overly concerning.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/09/29 11:49:51


Post by: howie


For those that wanted a size comparison here is the Lucius compared to the Mars. I started painting my Fureans Warlord yesterday. Base yellow, metals and flames done. I’ve tried a few golds and brass and can’t decide on the trim colour as none look particularly right next to the yellow. Ideas?

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/10/28 15:51:21


Post by: howie


Good evening it’s been a while. Work and real life interfering with the hobby.

Been working on my AT. But nothing worthy of photos.

The guard however have been moving forward. The tank factory still rolling them out. From left to right we have an annihalator battle tank awaiting a turret and tracks. The tank commander is still in his packaging. The commissar. Ready to pop any tank which flees.

The Recce tank, I wasn’t fully behind the last version I made but I think this is certainly a step in the right direction. If I find some spare crew I think it’ll really look good. Make it pop. Pondering over whether to paint it in camo colours or a more civilianised red/ yellow scheme.

Then furthest right we have a completed annihalator awaiting paint.


Hope this is good update for you. C&C welcome.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/10/30 04:49:35


Post by: Private Benjamin


Custom conversions are always more interesting that putting something together "by the bool" and with being said your creations are not only unique, but very cool, especially the Recovery / Wrecker Tank!


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/10/30 14:42:12


Post by: howie


Cheers Benjamin.

I do like the conversions, ideally I'd like GW to just update the Leman Russ, or add in another heavy tank. My true want, would be to have the Macharius variants become heavy supports and plastic.

A man can hope right?

So today I'll mostly be focusing on base coating 2 annihilators, a demolisher and the recovery tank.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/10/30 14:51:30


Post by: Excommunicatus


Those are some sexy tanks, tovarishch.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/10/30 14:56:45


Post by: ph34r


The Fureans Warlord looks awesome. Are you using stencils or something, or freehand?


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/10/30 15:05:08


Post by: howie


Hi guys thanks for the kind comments. Really keeping me motivated to see the project through to the end (Is there ever an end to an Imperial Guard project? )

The Fureans Warlord looks awesome. Are you using stencils or something, or freehand?


Yeah I'm using some flame stencils from Anarchy. I cannot recommend them enough. I've used them on multiple projects, from just putting red stars on tanks to putting leopard spots on Knarlocs. All of which have been better than my freehand could ever achieve.

https://www.anarchymodels.co.uk/

Thanks


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/10/30 15:07:55


Post by: Excommunicatus


 howie wrote:
Hi guys thanks for the kind comments. Really keeping me motivated to see the project through to the end (Is there ever an end to an Imperial Guard project? )

The Fureans Warlord looks awesome. Are you using stencils or something, or freehand?


Yeah I'm using some flame stencils from Anarchy. I cannot recommend them enough. I've used them on multiple projects, from just putting red stars on tanks to putting leopard spots on Knarlocs. All of which have been better than my freehand could ever achieve.

https://www.anarchymodels.co.uk/

Thanks


You have no idea how handy that stencil link will be. Thanks for sharing.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/10/30 15:54:54


Post by: howie


No worries, that's exactly why we come to these forums. To get help and ideas.



Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/10/30 16:29:21


Post by: Excommunicatus


 howie wrote:
No worries, that's exactly why we come to these forums. To get help and ideas.



I was going to tell a joke, but Communism jokes are only funny if everyone gets them...

For sure. There's me thinking I'd have to print, cut out and set ca. 300 red star decals. Nope. Just stencil the [Expletive Deleted]. It'll save me hours and hours and much ballache.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/10/30 17:18:52


Post by: ph34r


Awesome. I have some flame stencils from a similar company, fallout hobbies I think. Do you airbrush after putting the stencil on? Spray can? Paint brush?

Do you have to mask away the rest of the model, or presumably you do that before putting the plates on?


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/10/30 17:40:48


Post by: Excommunicatus


 ph34r wrote:
Awesome. I have some flame stencils from a similar company, fallout hobbies I think. Do you airbrush after putting the stencil on? Spray can? Paint brush?

Do you have to mask away the rest of the model, or presumably you do that before putting the plates on?


There's a video on the link. They fold out to make a little 'bucket' to catch overspray and they say they're not recommended for paint-brushing.

My plan is to use sponge, 'cause I don't have an airbrush.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/10/30 20:23:14


Post by: howie


I just use my airbrush. I haven’t had any overspray on The rest of the model. The sponge method also works well. Also can add depth if you sponge in different shades.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/10/31 03:04:32


Post by: Private Benjamin


 howie wrote:
Cheers Benjamin.

I do like the conversions, ideally I'd like GW to just update the Leman Russ, or add in another heavy tank. My true want, would be to have the Macharius variants become heavy supports and plastic.

A man can hope right?

So today I'll mostly be focusing on base coating 2 annihilators, a demolisher and the recovery tank.


There are a multitude of Leman Russ turret options, one of the best companies is called "Blood and Skulls Industry"

Here is their webstore, which is set up on eBay : https://www.ebay.ca/str/bloodandskullsindustry?_sop=15&rt=nc

I have purchased bits from them before, here is my Photo Album : https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-91110-58698_Blood%20And%20Skulls%20Industry.html

Cheers and keep up the wonderful work sir!


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/11/01 20:31:43


Post by: howie


A relatively large update as far as the motor pool goes tonight.

I’ve managed to basecoat, put on transfers and battle damage the 4 latest tanks up. Over the weekend I’ll pick out weapons, stowage, lenses, crew and all the other bits I notice that need extra paint.

I’m super happy with the look of these tanks. I think if I do decide to get another batch I’ll more than likely get the dremel out on them. Propererly bash and tear them up.

Well enough of my jibba jabba. Pictures!

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/11/02 10:20:48


Post by: howie


Quickly did this before work.

A few people had made suggestions about putting hazard stripes on the demolishers mine plough. As the people pleasing gentleman I am. I had to oblige them. So this is the result, minus obvious weathering.


Thoughts?

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/11/03 11:05:26


Post by: zahnib


Nice looking minis you've got howie! Was that Warhound titan on your first page a recent purchase?? I could have sworn I was watching one on eBay recently with a similar pant scheme!!! Also how do you do the scenes on the hull? Almost looks like a photo transfer


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/11/04 15:48:38


Post by: howie


Cheers ZB. Not really recent. Think I bought it around May. They’re done with transfer paper and pictures found online.

I seem to have been tainted. When I happened upon the new Delaque miniatures. My vision blurred and my brow went sweaty. The heresy grasped me. I thought they’d make great cultist mixed in with the FW bits I have from years ago.

This conversion spewed forward from now tainted mind. It’ll be used as a wyvern. It’ll more than likely have a lot of brothers and sisters. Thinking a chaos siege army.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/11/04 16:20:53


Post by: Excommunicatus


Excellent.

One more of us, one less of them.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/11/04 16:36:17


Post by: howie


Don’t get me wrong. This will only be a minor moon rebellion. The planet Arkuria is still loyal to the imperium.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/11/04 16:56:28


Post by: Excommunicatus


Da, tovarishch.

Da.

These things always begin with a 'minor rebellion'.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/11/20 22:28:21


Post by: howie


I’ve chosen an epic new route. Epic Armageddon. Looks like a superfun game. So I thought I’d test my new photon printer out.
Stay tuned for painted pictures.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/11/21 12:42:12


Post by: Syro_


Looks like the tiny tanks turned ou really well. I especially like the shot of the tank sitting on the tank turret


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/11/22 10:21:56


Post by: howie


Cheers bud. Should have paint on it shortly.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/11/24 21:02:50


Post by: zahnib


Interested to see how these turn out!


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/11/24 22:12:12


Post by: tzurk


Tiny tank is incredible. I've had a ridiculous amount of trouble getting my 3d printer to work, but you've inspired me to give it another go.

Looking forward to seeing it painted!


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/11/24 22:16:59


Post by: howie


Tzurk that is great news. I was recently inspired by a guy on a Facebook group to get into it after seeing his results. So it’s great to hear that it’s gone full circle. Good luck and hopefully you can come back and show us your triumph with the printer.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/11/25 20:41:35


Post by: howie


Good evening my epic adventure continues.

I’ve went with a Ultramar paint scheme. Having read the dark imperium book recently I thoroughly enjoyed all the bits in there pertaining to the ultramar sector. With this in mind I thought I’d do a PDF force.

If I thought I was hard painting 28mm heroic figs I was sorely mistaken in comparison to these 6mm Miniatures. I’m pretty worried about the infantry I’m not going to lie. I can barely see the details never mind pick it out.

Anybody got any good advice?

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/11/26 14:35:27


Post by: stonned_astartes


No tips sorry, but I like the mini big tanks, very cool. You printed them yourself?


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/12/09 17:12:31


Post by: howie


Good evening,

@Stonned_Astartes. Yeah I printed them myself. Got the files of Thingiverse.

So I’m been very slow as of late. Really just haven’t had any drive to paint or even glue Miniatures together. Tonight however I broke through the barrier and nearly finished two titans.

I’ve got to finish the plasma weapons on the warhound and the right leg of the warlord. Obviously neither of the bases are done. I will be going for a mars red planet for the bases.

Any C&C welcome

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/12/10 20:55:15


Post by: howie


Just a small update tonight.

My first base of PDF troopers from the Ultramar Segmentum. Hopefully I’ll settle on some sort of 3k list. But I’ve never played epic before and I’ve got no opponents. So just a stab in the dark as far as a good army is concerned.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/12/10 23:00:14


Post by: Syro_


They are so cute and tiny. I've never played epic, but it looks like you managed to paint a good amount of detail on those little troopers


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/12/11 09:11:18


Post by: howie


Thanks spyro. I’ve never played either. But with the advent of Adeptus Titanicus I fell in love with the small scale. I’ve got another 50 troops with 5 heavy weapons to do. Shouldn’t take much time at all. The bases won’t be staying as mud that was just done so I could see if they looked more finished. They’ll be getting the Martian dust treatment.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2018/12/15 22:15:34


Post by: howie


A little update probably the last of the year.

I’ve had a few problems with the photon printer. I assume they’re down to the user and not the machine.

I’m happy with the infantry. The tanks need more ooooomph.

Hope you like.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/01/12 10:32:01


Post by: howie


I have been rather bad as of late if posting anything on here.

I’ve got back into lord of the rings, do I have been painting some hobbits and searching the hobby cave for more as I’m sure I’ve got some more. I’ve painted a few more of AT and I’ve made a cast of some 8mm 40k cargo containers. Which I will be using to make a large board. Least that’s the plan. We will see what comes of it.

Here’s a picture of the casts. There’s a few minor bubbles which I don’t mind in something so small. I’ve sprayed these a mix of red and gun metal. I’ve done no weathering on them.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/01/19 12:28:57


Post by: howie


So as per normal I’ve slunk back into a project which I though was long dead. My 30k mechanicus. Up on the painting block today we have the thanatar. I’ve got a few of these as I love the model, it ooozes horrible 30k siege warfare to me. Which is what I’ll be using it as in 40k more than likely just proxying it as some some of short range artillery or a demolishers leman Russ.


Obviously the base is still who. The blue foam bits will be rocks.
Hope you like it, thoughts?


Have a good weekend all.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/01/19 14:53:10


Post by: Syro_


Good pose, and I'm digging the paint job. I don't play Mechanucus or know too much about it, how big is this guy?


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/01/19 15:51:17


Post by: howie


Thanks the paint scheme will be replicated but altered on all of the thanatar.

He’s a pretty big fella. Bigger than a dreadnought and smaller than a knight.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/01/21 16:49:27


Post by: IGtR=


Nice to see a thanatar at work - they are such a rare sight.

Love the work on the epic models - the pace of change in the 3d printer space is awesome, and the tech has come such a long way since it was first displayed on Dakka (where it was quite frankly useless). Your output is better than some of the GW stuff of yesteryear


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/01/22 09:08:51


Post by: howie


Thanks IGtR=, I really dig the aesthetics of the mechanicum range and especially the thanatars. I’ve got 4 more to build and paint up.

Reference the epic models. I merely printed them. I haven’t got the skills required to do the rendering and what not. But you’re right 3D printing has come on leaps and bounds. That’s why I decided to jump on and get one.

Cheers for the kind words.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/02/02 15:11:26


Post by: howie


This week I have largely just been trying to improve my ability to paint human flesh. I’ve been doing this on two different versions of Spanish conquistador heads. I’ve never managed to get human flesh particularly well. I’ve got a lot of these heads I think about 100 in total. I’ll be using these on the fireforge fantasy range when they’re delivered hopefully in April/ May time.

I’ve also done a few fantasy humans. More of these guys to come
Hopefully you’ve got some thoughts?

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/02/03 19:42:27


Post by: howie


Good evening fine folk!

Today I have been finishing off some fantasy heroes I’ve had for about 5years in a bits box. The two ladies and noble on foot are from hasslefree Miniatures. I had a lot of fun with the noble/ bodyguard. Just really quite characterful as I’ve come to expect from the hasslefree line. The two female knights where ok to paint. I didn’t really have any great feelings towards them. Just knew they had to be done.

The mounted knight is a currently a mix of models from GW. The green knight horse with a Kislev lancer on top. He’s the only mounted hero I could find with a suitable pose at the moment. This may change when I get my order fireforge.

Hope you guys are liking my fantasy offerings, thoughts, comments?

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/02/10 14:44:58


Post by: howie


Ha, very little love for the fantasy? Oh well, persistence always pays off right?

I’ve been fumbling around with some shields this afternoon. They’re going on my peasants which are MOM miniature. They’re a little rough casting, but for the price of the Miniatures I’m not fussed. They also kind of suit it for being peasants. I used painting maskers tape to create the designs. I had a few bits of paint peel off, tried to hide this with showing the bare wood behind the design, hopefully this has worked? Thoughts?

Enough of my waffle shields.

Thoughts and comments?

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/02/13 15:58:54


Post by: howie


Bit more work on the peasants today. 20 down. 20 to go. Need to make a banner still, don’t know what I’ll make that out of, will have to have a look for a raggedy looking thing.

I am really enjoying how they’re coming together and looking like a formed body of men. Glad I’ve used various designs on the shields I think they give it that men at arms feeling.

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed the update, plenty more to come from the peasants!

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/02/13 20:53:42


Post by: amazingturtles


I am always here for peasants! The shields are nice and they look tough and worn but ready.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/02/13 22:13:34


Post by: howie


Thank you very much, I completed another 7 this evening. The ones which were wip in the photos above. Only got another 15 to push through. Then I’ll have to find some other minis to finish up.

They are very rough and ready. I think that sums up my painting style. Haha.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/02/14 01:24:36


Post by: Meer_Cat


I don't know about 'rough and ready': you've got good technical skills (staying within the lines, as it were- nice clean coverage), a nice eye for color and good transition between armor/metals and cloth. Overall, very nice table-ready work and a bit above, in my opinion. The shields are very well done and add an element of unity across the more muted colors of the clothing and armor. I very much enjoy dropping in to see what you've got up to!


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/02/16 06:56:53


Post by: zahnib


I've found getting a good skin tone hard as well, but there are some great guides out there


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/02/24 15:27:57


Post by: howie


@meer_Cat. Thank you very much! Some truly inspirational words. I’m glad you like the shields, they’ve easily been my most enjoyable aspect of the models.

@zahnib. Any references? I think I prefer written instructions. As I’ve watched YouTube videos and I can’t focus in between the video and painting my Miniatures.


Sunday’s antics, started another 14 peasants to add to the other 25, should of been 15. But I couldn’t find it. It showed up when I was about 60% of the way through painting. I was livid. Haha.

So I did a banner today using some transfer paper. I did also do some fleur de lises to add to the shields but sadly they didn’t work. The banner isn’t complete yet. In fact only the front rank have shields so far. But I thought I’d put them up and hopefully get some feedback.



Much appreciated,
Howie

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/02/25 00:32:18


Post by: Syro_


I'm enjoying your recent work with fantasy minis. I agree about the shields. Nice force of infantry


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/02/25 01:05:41


Post by: zahnib


Argh, yeah unfortunately pretty much all the guides I'm thinking of are videos. I like to make written instructions for myself from the videos, I find that gets the steps into my head and then if I do need to check a step I've got it written down. I quite like the outcome of this video


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/03/09 19:23:09


Post by: howie


So as my mind is a whirling mess of hobby ideas. I have once again changed direction. I’ve moved on to some undead grave guard. I think I’ll be using the undying legion rules as I don’t want vamps. I just want a barrow legion of lots of skeletons babbling forward. So these are some models that I actually cast from resin from the old 6th edition? grave guard models. Still not finished but there far enough along that I thought I could take a photo.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/03/10 15:45:05


Post by: Syro_


Nice casts Is this for Age of Sigmar, an older Warhammer Fantasy, or something else?


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/03/10 22:50:07


Post by: howie


Hi Syro,

These are for Warhammer Fantasy 8th and 6th edition and also for the 9th age. The actual casting of the models is pretty poor, I’ve had to use plastic skeleton weapons as the resin didn’t take to the mould to kindly. But i used this to my advantage and now they have more variety.

I’ve also found some more and even 10 or so of the dead ironbreaker from Rickter Krueger’s unit. I’ll get a photo of them up when I’m further along with them.

Thanks for the kind words and interest!


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/03/11 10:39:15


Post by: howie


I’ve currently done 42 grave guard with the mix in of dwarfs. I’ve got another 6 dwarfs to paint. They don’t go in with grave guard batch painting as they’re very different paint wise. All armour and very little cloth. Very little bone in fact. I’ve also still got to do the command group for the unit.

I was initially going to keep them in the paint scheme they came with because I’m lazy. But hen as I’m painting the grave guard I’m enjoying them so I thought I may as well update the command group and BSB to match th unit.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/04/09 07:42:45


Post by: howie


Not a great deal of traction to be honest. I’ve just been on holiday and I’m moving house and country on Friday so things have been progressing slowly. I havent got any human infantry left to paint or undead so I moved on to some recently purchased dark elves.

​Photo deleted. Photo bucket issues.

I was tossing up the idea of painting them with a blue hue to the skin. But after seeing my skills in action I chose to do a more regular pale elf skin.

Finding the actual war machine the hardest thing to paint.

Hope you enjoy,
Thanks.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/04/09 07:43:49


Post by: Stormatious


Nice work man looks great, i love them models.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/04/09 22:05:04


Post by: Llamahead


Excellent stuff amazed with the detail from the 3d painter on the Epic stuff and who made those humans? Good work on the fantasy stuff and nice to see some Undead who aren't Human!


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/04/09 23:40:26


Post by: Syro_


It's good to see you back on, you've been understandably busy


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/05/02 18:52:42


Post by: howie


@Stormatious thanks the models are great. Helps, as I like them so I want to paint them.

@Llamahead Yeah I too was pleasantly surprised with the 3D printer. It is a steep learning curve and for someone who is lazy like myself it can be a proper choir to clean but I’d recommend them. The humans are MOM miniatures. Again I love the figures. They’re only three pieces, so relatively easy to put together, but there’s a lot of prep work before painting.

@Syro, thanks I’ve now been living in my flat now for just over a week so there is progress on the painting and modelling table.

Warhammer characters, left to right
Dark elf noble
Merchant Prince
Human/ bretonnian knight
Damsel

I’m just rattling off stuff while I’m waiting for my kickstarter to come in.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/05/06 18:58:24


Post by: howie


Good evening all, no bites for the characters. I’m looking st some YouTube videos to try and improve the faces before I touch that merchant prince. I believe him to be far to fancy for my kak handed approach at the moment.

I’ve got these shields from gripping beasts and the transfers are from little big men studios. Now I’ve used these before but I’m still not entirely happy with my application.

The Shields are for my Bretonnia/ Dogs of war men at arms models which will be equipped with swords/ Spears/ Halberds, Well when they arrive. I think I prefer the red ones as the colour match I’ve done with the paint where the transfers don’t lap round is better.

Thanks for looking!

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/05/20 17:23:05


Post by: howie


Good evening gentle folk!

I have worrying news from abroad. A master necromancer awakes!

Having seen the AOS night haunt range it really struck a chord deep within me of skellies and ghosts rampaging theoufh the lands. Thus this new army was created. I’ll be using the undead legion rules to make this army taking full advantage of a mix of Khemri and VC units.

The skellies themselves are from warlord games and are the repurposed war games factory skeletons. They were relatively painless to put together, the price was generous enough to persuade me into getting 180 of the little buggers. I’ve put together the first box of 90 so far.

Well I hope you enjoy the next project.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/05/21 19:26:02


Post by: howie


Little bit of colour on one of the banshees. I've used the GW nighthaunt paints. I enjoyed how easy they were to use. But I ask myself if I could have done better using traditional methods like paint it the old fashioned way. Haha

Hope you enjoy her. Any thoughts or ideas on how to improve it?

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/05/21 19:32:06


Post by: amazingturtles


I like that green, kind of creepy looking and it outlines the facial features well!


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/05/21 21:25:15


Post by: Flapjack


Those shields look amazing. Very nice work on the conquistador heads, you managed to get a nice skin tone. That banner bearer is cool as well.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/05/22 20:59:45


Post by: howie


@amazingturtles. Thanks, it's a wash so it brings out the skull quite well.

@Flapjack. Thanks I enjoy doing shields for whatever reason I think they can really add value to otherwise plain models. I'll be doing similar banners in the future for sure, watch this space.

This evening I've been updating some old school skeletons. These were before my time I think. The oldest skeletons I remember where of similar design but had metal command bits and the round shields and the emblems you stuck on. I bought these on eBay for about £20 for the unit and have rebased them and just washed them as they'd been sprayed or painted really heavily.



Hope you enjoy.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/05/26 13:01:13


Post by: howie


Saturday was spent painting and basing a unit of 24 warlord games skeletons. I've switched the shields for some others which though larger than I initially thought I prefer over the ancient ones.

I'm going to a tournament on the 8th of june. While I was submitting my ogre army list, I had a thought of taking my undead. Critically, I only have 50 skellies painted for the army which starts out with 107 and then raises more.

So an entire army in 2weeks seems do able right?

Here's my start anyways!

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/05/26 20:37:25


Post by: Syro_


I like the skellies, good luck getting the army done


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/05/26 22:50:56


Post by: ChaoticMind


Lets see, call it 70 skeletons for easy math, 14 days is... 5 a day. Done to the 3ft rule (looks fine at 3 ft) that seems doable. It will be hard and you probably wont even want to see a skeleton for the following month but we have faith in you!


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/05/27 00:28:35


Post by: Stormatious


Fantastic, love your work, looks amazing.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/05/27 06:56:41


Post by: Llamahead


Warlord Games skeletons ok? Hmm the Wargames Factory versions were the only kit I ever looked at and immediately gave up on seperaye feet and horribly spindly arms to start with.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/05/27 09:14:47


Post by: howie


@Syro, thanks the skellies are coming on great. They're currently all washed, do just need weapons and armour doing. Then they are to be based.

@Chaoticmind, can't argue with your math. But it is 11 skinwolves, a necromancer and then 100skellies. 30 of which are still on the sprue. But it is very achievable with my basic paint job. Thanks.

@Stormatious, Thanks for the kind words. Keeping me motivated to get an entire army together.

@Llamahead, These are the wargames factory skellies. Warlord bought the rights to them I guess. At first the feet were a pain. But honestly when I set it all up into a production line it was easy.

Hope you've all had a great weekend, I'll have more to show today!

Also here's the list I'll be taking, we were allowed to take units from other books as mercenaries as a rare choice. It seemed appropriate to me to take maneaters as with the exception of the dogs of ear book, the biggest mercenaries going.

Spoiler:

+ Lords +

Master Necromancer [245pts]: Lore of the Vampires, Master of the Dead, The General of Undeath, Wizard Level 4
Magic Items: BRB - Dispel Scroll

+ Heroes +

Tomb Banshee [95pts]

+ Core +

Skeleton Warriors [240pts]: Champion, Musician, 42x Skeleton Warrior, Standard Bearer

Skeleton Warriors [255pts]: Champion, Musician, 45x Skeleton Warrior, Standard Bearer

Skeleton Warriors [130pts]: Champion, Musician, 20x Skeleton Warrior, Standard Bearer

+ Special +

Crypt Horrors [238pts]: Champion, 6x Crypt Horror

Crypt Horrors [200pts]: Champion, 5x Crypt Horror

Grave Guard [470pts]: Champion, Musician, Standard Bearer
40x Grave Guard: 40x Shield

++ Total: [1,873pts] ++

Maneaters [426pts]: 6x A Brace of Ogre Pistols, Bellower, Champion, Poisoned Attacks, Sniper, Standard Bearer
6x Maneaters: 6x Heavy Armour

Maneaters [197pts]: 2x A Brace of Ogre Pistols, Great Weapon, Swiftstride, Vanguard
3x Maneaters: 3x Heavy Armour

++ Total: [623pts] ++



I'm sure it'll be an enjoyable weekend with three good games!


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/06/02 12:54:23


Post by: howie


Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y'all's neighborhood
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpse's shell

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/06/02 17:34:02


Post by: howie


A smidge of an update for the master necromancer.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/06/02 19:32:35


Post by: Syro_


Looking good howie, I like the master necromancer and his horde of skeletons


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/06/20 22:02:30


Post by: Mallo


 howie wrote:
A smidge of an update for the master necromancer.


very cool, It's great that it fits on the tiny base. I have a whole pile of nighthaunt that I thought I'd end up not being able to use for my own WFB project, but seeing they fit gives me hope!


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/07/19 21:49:22


Post by: howie


It feels like an age since I've posted in here. Sadly I had to go back to the old work place and sort some problems out which would of been fine if I'd managed to take some paints with me alas. It's been weeks without the paints and toys.

Tonight was the first time in nearly 2months I've been able to paint and with that time I though some paint on some human characters which will be used in my dogs of war army. I'm going for a very neutral look. Hopefully they still look characterful

@Syro, glad you like the necromancer. I think my next one will be a generic looking necromancer instead of an all mighty master of the dead.

@Mallo, I think most of the new stuff can be encorporated into the existing range with square bases. For the most part they tower above, which is cool as it demonstrates there powers.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/07/20 02:10:21


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I like the merceinaries, a mix of oldhammer and what is now middlehammer.

I think the old guy still has more character.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/07/21 11:19:41


Post by: howie


Cheers kid Kyoto,

I think they've both got character. I prefer the old mini as you can just see the story behind him getting to the battlefield would be one full of adventure, heartache and revenge.

Painted another few metals up. One from the Albion campaign. Easily one of my favourite campaigns as its set around my blighted isle. Haha.

I've also started on a griffon which will be used using the storm of magic/ monstorous arcanum rules. Looking forward to putting tiger stripes or spots on him.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/07/21 14:49:00


Post by: IGtR=


Fantastic work on the undead, they really look the part and it is interesting seeing how the old mixes in with the new. Quite surprisingly, it does seem to work


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/07/21 17:26:32


Post by: ChaoticMind


Glad to see you back! While I admit that there is a lot of charm to many of the ... more obviously classic minis that gryphon just isn’t doing it for me. I think it’s just the sculpt and hopefully the finished paint job will save it.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/07/22 02:43:26


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


Skeletons look superb! That’s quite a block. Good job.

-Rids


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/07/29 08:23:03


Post by: howie


Good Morning,

@IGtR=, Much appreciated, i think the kits merge quite well. I've got the new black coach which will be in the mix shortly so hopefully something new there as well.

ChaoticMind, I know what you mean. I bought it for a tournament next year where you can use the monster rules from storm of magic and while the model is a bit dated, it cost me £10 and the only other griffon I've seen which i liked cost £30 plus postage. Maybe when it's all painted up and looking better than it currently is it might change your mind

The Riddle of Steel, thanks there's still more skeletons to get through. I've just put together 30 archers, 30 spearmen and another 30 swordsmen. I just need to get the motivation to paint them.


In other news, I tried my 3D printer last night to try and make some undead ogres. I found a 28mm skeleton and printed it at 150% scale which should be about the right size. I'll see when I get home.



regards,
Howie.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/08/01 05:49:15


Post by: gobert


Hi howie,
Great old skelliebobs mixed with new necromancer! Is he stable on the tiny base or does he get magnetised/blu-tac’d To the movement tray?
I think you were right that the main sculpt is the same as Stormwing that I just tarted up, though the wings are clearly different and the head on yours seems ever so slightly larger. I seem to recall an Empire Griffon released at a similar time, that was slightly different. Perhaps that’s the one you’ve bought?
I’m quite biased but like the griffon so far, though it seems there are much more dynamic ones out there now! I was tempted to try my hand at tiger stripes on mine, but haven’t yet plucked up the courage, is that your plan for the hind quarters?


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/08/01 11:14:10


Post by: howie


gobert wrote:
Hi howie,
Great old skelliebobs mixed with new necromancer! Is he stable on the tiny base or does he get magnetised/blu-tac’d To the movement tray?
I think you were right that the main sculpt is the same as Stormwing that I just tarted up, though the wings are clearly different and the head on yours seems ever so slightly larger. I seem to recall an Empire Griffon released at a similar time, that was slightly different. Perhaps that’s the one you’ve bought?
I’m quite biased but like the griffon so far, though it seems there are much more dynamic ones out there now! I was tempted to try my hand at tiger stripes on mine, but haven’t yet plucked up the courage, is that your plan for the hind quarters?


Hi Gobert,

Definite similarities with the griffon, probably the same sculptor. The plan is either Tiger stripes or some sort of leopard spots. Unsure at the moment, I've seen many great examples of both, going to try some leopard spots on the old undead giant bats and see how they look. Then I'll make my choice from there.

The master necromancer is indeed magnetised to the base, I think without it he'd fall on the skellies and see out his battles that way.

Thanks for the nice comments, I will try and have an update this evening.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/08/02 07:33:58


Post by: howie


Good morning all,

Here is a little additional to the midnight army. A unit of 25 spearmen. 15 more to go. Initially I didn't really like the shields, but I couldn't find any other shields which I preferred to use.

Any thoughts? They're obviously not based yet.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/08/02 22:22:11


Post by: Syro_


I wonder if the creators were trying to go for the ancient Greek phalanx look? I see what you mean, something feels a little off about the shields, but in all honesty they look fine


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/08/11 18:56:42


Post by: howie


Not been feeling it recently. However, on Friday I got news of my Kickstarter order from fireforge being posted. I then got the motivation needed to finish the undead army to make way for my new incoming army.

To that end then, here's two mourguls I've been working on this afternoon, they'll be used as my Varghulfs for an upcoming tournament.

I then went and did the first bit of basing on the spear skellies. Just need to add the snow to the base to finish them off.

I then went and sprayed another 45 skeletons and washed them ready for doing the weapons. A real bang to end my weekend of hobby progress.

@syro, oh I think they're definitely based on dead Greeks! I'd just rather they were Vikings or some medieval Nation.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/08/14 12:10:43


Post by: howie


Hello everyone,

Today I've had some bats turn up. Hoping to breath some fresh air into the giant bats. The swarms are from the reaper bones range. Very happy with the look of them. Will see how they perform on the table in a few weeks. Haha.

Thanks for looking!

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/08/15 23:49:32


Post by: Syro_


I agree, those giant bats are cool looking. Keep us posted on how they do.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/08/28 21:19:17


Post by: howie


With the delivery of my fireforge Kickstarter and my skeletons coming to an end but not finished I have moved onto humans!

I'lll be doing one sleeve yellow and one sleeve green and the rest of the model in browns.

Also before I started this new venture I left my skellies in good spirits, while not managing to win the tournament in any shape or form I did get most sporting, so damn happy with that!

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/08/30 13:45:04


Post by: Syro_


Congrats on the award! IMHO I think that's a much better award to win than a traditional victory in a tournament. Human pikeman is looking good too.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/09/02 21:12:26


Post by: howie


Cheers Syro,

I completely agree as I've won more of these than I have #1 spots.

I'm enjoying playing with the fireforge models. Not massively convinced by any of these so far. Think I'll be spraying the main bodies black and drybrushing, them with a dark grey while painting the rest with contrasts.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/09/10 20:49:23


Post by: howie


Good evening folk!

Been fairly busy as of late with life. Been training for and competing in a half marathon.

However upon my return today I picked up a brush and through some colour on what will be my Merchant Prince or equivalent character.

But I'll show him off after I've finished his pin stripe yellow and green trousers.

Here is one of the two wall breakers for my gathering army.

Hope you like it. Thoughts??

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/09/15 19:15:07


Post by: howie


Mercenary General coming along nicely. Bit of a conversion from the original 40k version.

Really wanting him to stand out from the unit.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/09/17 21:10:39


Post by: howie


Nothing to major to update. But I managed to get the trousers done. Not massively happy with them. But I don't think I can do better at this time. Hope you guys enjoy the Estalian Merchant Prince.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/09/20 11:57:27


Post by: zahnib


Nice simple head swap, works really well! And I think you've done a really good job on the trousers!


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/09/22 16:21:53


Post by: gobert


Digging his stripy trousers, not a look that many could pull off!


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/09/22 20:58:34


Post by: Flapjack


Good looking mercenary general. Nice conversion and paintjob. I'd like me some stripy pants like those


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/10/05 17:11:37


Post by: howie


Cheers for the kind words guys! Hopefully I'll be able to dedicate a bit more time to the models. Been away with work for two weeks.

Today I've managed to get some of the GW contrast paints on my version of battle pilgrim's. I'm happy enough with how they're coming on so far. Just waiting for warplock green to pick up before I move on with them.

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/10/16 17:48:16


Post by: howie


A bit of progression on the new army. I really found it hard to achieve how i pictured these models in my head. It's been a slog to get this far. But I'm happy with the result.

What do you guys think about the archers?

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Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/10/16 23:27:15


Post by: Vejut


Nice, the yellow and skin came out looking good. I kinda think they could use a spot color or something below the shoulders, possibly a belt or yellow the pants or something, because the black to yellow transition is kinda abrupt, but overall still nice work.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/10/17 08:24:42


Post by: howie


Good morning Vejut, thanks for the kind words. They do have dark brown belts on. I may try and do the pants yellow as well.

It's just a lot of hard work, with the base coat being black and wanting to do them yellow.


Oct 19 Warhammer Fantasy and T9A adventures @ 2019/10/17 12:50:26


Post by: Vejut


Yellow pants would probably help, but yeah, tried to go to a bright yellow from a dark green on something and it was some work, the black would be worse.