Monday, 21 November 2016

Sci Fi Cyber Camels?

Following some good natured ribbing on DakkaDakka after Bad Robot Minis announced a Desert themed range of sci-fi humans, the company produced the following.



All because someone jokingly asked for cyber camels.

Of course if they did produce such a beast, my Rough Rider counts as sci-fi Sudan campaign Camel Corps to add to the Praetorians would have to happen.


Thursday, 10 November 2016

Another Productive Week

The Praetorians have been pushed to the back of the queue and it's been a Horus Heresy push instead.

The Custodes are wonderful models.








Still some tidying up to do, but I'm quite happy with my Breachers.

I may look at the bits market and see if I can pick up some more shields and fancy helmets to try and put together another five as Ultramarines Suzerain.  I'm too tight for the FW £60 versions!












Sunday, 6 November 2016

Kitbash Breachers Complete

As per my last post and having some time available, I finished off the five Breachers and then got to work on the rest of the Prospero stuff.
 
I should be able to get these undercoated before returning to work tonight so I'll have more to add to my week day painting queue.
 
I used the most Mk III looking of the shoulder pads from the plastic Ultramarine upgrade sprue for the Breachers but the others will have to wait for a Forge World shoulder pad order to go in.
 
 
 





 


 


 
 

























Sunday, 30 October 2016

Playing With The Prospero Box Contents

I haven't had a lot of time to tackle the box but I've toyed with the idea of using the Custodes shields and mixing and matching with the Mk III armour.

Ta-da....Ultramarine Breachers.

Only the one built so far, but I think I'll knock up a squad of 5 for something different.






 The idea sparked when I thought that, with a bit of smart painting, the centrepiece of the shield could be made to look the the UM's Ultra symbol.  We'll see how that goes.



And if you weren't aware, the Custodes are huge!

Thursday, 27 October 2016

A Fair Amount On The Go...

Fair to say, it's a toppers paint station at the mo.



Final touches required for the last batch of Genestealer Cult.


Slow progress on the latest Praetorian platoon but definitely getting there.

But, aaaaaah, more to go....

...along with another six mortar crews.



Wednesday, 19 October 2016

It Certainly Appears To Be A New Era for GW PR!

Not only does the amusing Regimental Standard blog poke fun at 40K's background, they're now lampooning the real world

CLOWNS!!!!

https://regimental-standard.com/2016/10/19/dressing-up-as-a-harlequin-and-jumping-out-at-people-not-ok/


Saturday, 15 October 2016

I FOUND THE HOLY GRAIL....and some other stuff!

You may remember but I recently blogged my 2nd Ed terrain collection such as the Firebase and Imperial Guard Command Tower.  I also mentioned the Ork Stronghold was rarer than Ricking horse poo.  Well, whilst marooned and unable to get home this weekend I conducted a cycling tour of Pompey game/ hobby shops where I found this.

After showing consumer resistance akin to the breaking strain of a soggy digestive, it was mine.


I also found some Wargames Factory Shock Troops so these are being knocked together as some additional Cultists with leftovers from the Neophyte kits.



Good Times.