Sunday, 15 July 2018

Stripping The New Purchase

A small amount of work on the Superheavy Chassis today.  I've stripped off most of the fixings the original builder added such as the turret with the converted weapon mount and the command post type are at the rear.

By ripping off the plastic card and parts from the turret, I found the actual Baneblade turret underneath.  I just need to find a bits seller with the cannon to go with it so. that the mount can take pride of place on the top of the Leviathan.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

One Person's Dead In The Water Project = My Gain Part One

You find the strangest things on eBay.

This beast is a modeller's attempt to throw two Baneblade models together to create some kind of big Stormlord/ Gorgon monstrosity.

Now, I have been tempted to create a Leviathan conversion so for the princely sum of £40.00, I have a flying start on the track/ undercarriage for the model.

This will be a slow time build but I have foamboard left over from the Donkey Sanctuary project so I can put together a rough frame ready to be overlaid with styrene sheets and detailing.

Wait until my other daft purchase turns up.  Someone's self printed Baneblade!

An Imperial Guard Catch Up Day

A bit of darting between tasks today.

Time to finish off some of the Curious Constructs gunners, a new wheeled Taurox for the Greenjacket veterans and the finishing touches on the Nobles squad.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Those Sunny Days Out Are Getting In The Way

Time to go the record, once more, about how much of a crap hole I find the South West!!!!

Nothing to see, or do, especially when you get there early before the crowds and take full advantage of the fact that most people are waiting for the school holidays to start.

In the meantime, I am finding that hobby progress has slowed but progress is being made.

The squad and an Officer for the Ventrillian Nobles.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Time For Some Housekeeping

Not the most exciting of blog photos but it's about time that all my squads had access to a comms set.

I prefer the Catachan version to the Cadian one. Hopefully twenty-six will be enough to go round but I'll find out over the next week or so.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

When You Can't Stop Starting New Projects...

As someone who still likes Rough Riders, I'm always on the lookout for some GW Empire Pistolier horses.  I have found out that it is often cheaper to just buy a box of Pistoliers direct from GW when they are back in stock online.  Normally I used to eBay on the rest of the sprues once I'd removed the horses.

On this occasion though I decided to start using up some of the multitude of Cadian bits I still have.

Ta Daaaaaaaa!

Ventrillian Nobles, one squad of.  Bless them.  These guys are GW's spiritual successors to the Praetorians after they starred in the Glazer's Creek rematch in last month's White Dwarf

Nice and simple.  Cadian legs and arms along with the Pistoliers armoured torsos, swords and feathered helmets. Chuck in some backpacks from Warzone's Imperial conscripts (bedroll removed) and ready for some paint in the next week or so.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Ave Dominus Nox - The First Generation

The Heresy Night Lords first draft is complete.  OI'm happy with the way the Reiver helmets have worled out but I'm not sure about the paint.  The darkest blue GW makes is Kantor Blue so I tried out a Revell Night Blue over a black undercoat.  It still looks a bit bright and shiny.  I may have to play around with adding some black to a mix and knocking up a fairly large batch. Once I'm happy, it will be time to add some lightning bolts.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Ultramarines and Night Lords

After some sidetracking it will be back to the Knights soon.

In the meantime, there has been more work on the 40K Ultramarine models and the Heresy era SPace Marines.

Additionally, work has begun on the Heresy era Night Lords.  I'm not a real big fan of Spiky Marine models so preferred the idea of the Night Lords who are not necessarily chaotic, just psychotic.

These are the MkIV plastics with metal shoulder pads and the 40K Reiver skull helmets.  This saves me from Forge World prices and/ or trying to freehand skulls.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Painting Progress? You Must Be Joking....

Hobby time?

Not when there's sunshine and real things to see and do.

Yesterday I treated mysef to a little jaunt to Pendennis Castle, Falmouth all tied in with a small coastal walk.  I love the South West.

The disappearing gun.  Look them up and if you ever get the chance, see the working Montcrieff type at Crownhill Fort, Plymouth.  It used to be blank fired annually by volunteers from the Royal Armouries' Fort Nelson team.  Basically, the gun is loaded and prepped under cover, levered into position for firing and the recoil brings it back in to cover again.

The Half Moon battery.

The lookout position for the Half Moon battery.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

What To Do With This?

The 'This' in question is an old Timpo 1/32 scale Universal Carrier negative crew models.

It is made of plastic and should be ideal for converting.  But to what?

Imperial Guard are an obvious choice but I'm also tempted to see how I can Orkify it.  What better transport for a small mob of Blood Axe Orks?

With so many other bits and bobs on the go, this will probably sit quite happily in the bits box until the new Ork Codex comes out.  I already have a small mob built using Kromlek lovat hat bits.  They may now have a transport.