Thursday, 21 June 2018

To Avoid Knight Fatigue...

Before getting stuck into the next two Knights, it's time to get back into the Primaris Ultramarines.

These are all the starter set or snap fit Marines.  I'm shy of the prices for the multi build versions.  Here's hoping that the Warhammer 40K Conquest magazine that was trialled receives a proper launch so I can slowly expand the army (  Apparently the trial run issue 4 previewed a single Marine figure (Lieutenant or Sergeant?)  for issue 5 that has not been seen in stores yet.

Not yet undercoated are the anniversary Sergeant and the store birthday Captain.

"Running away are you?"

The Anvil Industries special event Beefeater.  Look out for Anvil.  They have jusy launched a range of bionics for upgrading 28mm miniatures (

Tommorow I'll be working on some Horus Heresy Ultramarines and commencing an additional side project of some Heresy era  Night Lords.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Two More To Go

With the Castellan finished, it's time for a group shot.

The new Castellan lines up with the Boss, the Baron, marked out by the broad stripe on the carapace armour.

Behind the Baron is his number two, again marked out by the striping on the carapace.  The two new Knights (at present they are still on the sprues) will have a plain black carapace to mark them out as the 'rank and file' Knights.

The four Armigers from the Forgebane boxes.  Although tempted, I'm not too sure if I want to invest in a box of the autocannon armed Helverin.

As mentioned previously, two Knights to go but I'm thinking of heading back to some Primaris or Heresy Ultramarines for the next couple of days.

More updates to follow.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

But Who Keeps The Knights Walking?

Placing the Knights to one side for the moment, I've branched out to start work on Belisarius Cawl and a Tech Priest.

Although House Mortan is Imperial aligned, they'll still need assistance from the Mars Tech Adepts to stay in the fight.  Additionally, these two will be slotted in to my small Skitarii detachment.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Castellan Paint Job Commences

The newest addition to House Mortan is coming along nicely.  Two more Knights to build.  Once done, this one should look good alongside the other Knights and Warglaives.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Castellan Prepped and Ready For Paint

Courtesy of black and Leadbelcher sprays, I'm ready to begin painting the new addition to my Knights.

I've also thrown together  Sacristan Forgeshrine from my bits box.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Castellan Constructed

The beauty of having time off while everyone else is working/ at college. * 

The Castellan has been constructed and what an absolute beast it is.  I'm sure it was simpler to construct than the original Knight models.

The painting begins tomorrow.

I'm expanding the Imperial Guard is well courtesy of an eBay purchased Deathstrike.

* Plus the Long Haired Admiral isn't around when this gets delivered to the door.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Back Home and Back To Work

As well as the usual ongoing Imperial Guard work, here's some of what I've gathered while I've been away.  

First up, the Knight Castellan. This is the job for this afternoon.  I'm still awaiting my Renegade box set as well.

From Warlord, their 10th Anniversary Holy Grail vignette.

Some of the GW limited models from various celebrations in 2018.

A nice blue coat waiting for the artillery crews courtesy of Curious Constructs.

A control box ready for adding to a Sacristan Shrine for the Knights.

From Anvil Industries, a cyber steampunk warrior Beefeater.  I think I'll go for the Blue version of the uniform for this one.  It could make a nice Inquisitor to go with the Praetorians.