August 17, 2017

Plague Marine Squad #6 & friends completed

Finished my last Plague Marines today meaning that all 41 inc. 5 Dark Imperium sets and 2 lots of the easy-fit Marines are now all painted.  Just leaves me 3 of my Blight Drones, a Plague Caster and 20 odd Poxwalkers.



August 14, 2017

WIP - Death Guard Hellbrute

Quiet night and due to a lack of the right glue I haven't been able to finish basing my Plague Marines so moved onto a Hellbrute.  Few hours later and its looking pretty good...



August 13, 2017

WIP - Nurgle Rhino

Had some Green Stuff and a spare Rhino so had a go at Nurgling it up.  The Nurgle stuff turned out ok in the end but as usual when it comes to painting large flat areas my results look awful.  Also made a start on my 2nd & 3rd Foetid Blightdrones.  Slightly quiet week painting wise so it was good to get back into it.





Nearly finished my last 10 Plague Marines as well - although I suspect I'll be getting more once the new plastic kits hit the market.  New CSM Codex pre-ordered and should turn up in the next day or so.  Looking forward to it.

August 9, 2017

Typhus conversion completed

Finished this guy this afternoon after getting him onto the table the other night.  Enjoying the Deathguard - they are very slow but still fun. Blight Drones are awesome.





Also looking forward to getting my copy of the new Chaos Space Marines Index this week... should arrive in time to use it at a one-day tournament next month.

August 3, 2017

WIP - Death Guard Typhus Conversion + Blight Launcher Shotgun

Had a spare half hour tonight so had a go at converting one of my Lords of Contagion into Typhus using a mixture of bits from my slowly dwindling supply. Also found another Deathwatch Shotgun which as allowed me to create a 6th Blight Launcher with the addition of an Heavy Bolter ammo drum.


The conversion process involved cutting the weapon haft away from the hands and then cutting off and rotating the left hand.  The weapon haft that was between the hands was added below the hand to form the base of the weapon haft.  The other bits included a green stuff blob on the models back with 6 cut off exhaust outlets from some leftover SM backpacks.  

August 1, 2017

Death Guard @ 2000pts

Planning on getting my 2nd game with the new Death Guard in tonight.  2000pts against either Necrons, GSC, Tyranids or Tau - have no idea what my opponents bringing.  Going to give the following a try



Outrider Detachment
Typhus
Foetid Bloat-drone
Foetid Bloat-drone
Foetid Bloat-drone

Battalion Detachment
Malignant Plaguecaster
Malignant Plaguecaster
5 x Marines - 2 Blight Launchers + Rhino
5 x Marines - 2 Blight Launchers + Rhino
8 x Marines - Blight Launcher, Plasma Gun
20 x Poxwalkers
19 x Poxwalkers
Hellbrute - Fist, Heavy Flamer, Multi-Melta
Hellbrute - Fist, Heavy Flamer, Auto-Cannon

The Hellbrutes are something I want to include with my Deathguard just because and Typhus is being proxied by a Lord of Contagion while I work on my conversion for him.

July 31, 2017

Death Guard Squad #4 & 30 Poxwalkers completed

Lots done over the weekend.  Finished painting and basing 10 Plague Marines & 30 Poxwalkers. Really enjoying painting this army not much left to do though...



July 27, 2017

Death Guard Foetid Blightdrone completed

Home from work with a sick child gives you a bit of time to do some painting.  In this case I managed to get my first Foetid Blightdrone finished and make a start on my next 30 odd Poxwalkers.


July 26, 2017

Another Death Guard Tactical Squad + a Blightbringer

4th Dark Imperium Death Guard Tactical Squad is finished except for the basing including a number of Green Stuff enabled modifications and the inclusion of some of the new snap-fit models.  The mod's included my attempt at adding diseased pustules to the Death Guard.  The intent being to get them to match up with the colour scheme on my Pox Walkers.  Not quite sold on the final effect...




July 23, 2017

Making Deathguard a bit more Nurgley!!!

Tried my hand at green stuffing the other night to add a further point of difference to my remaining Death Guard marines.  Still a bit of work to do blending the extra tentacles and boils in but overall they look pretty good for a first attempt.





July 21, 2017

Snap Fit Death Guard & latest Death Guard modifications

A family holiday and a new batch of students kept me away from my hobby for the last week or so but I finally got some spare time to do more work on my Death Guard.  This included 2 lots of the new Snap Fit Death Guard models, and my 5th Dark Imperium DG Squad.


First up the Snap Fit models.  These are seriously good.  The sculpts are interesting, full of detail and of the the high quality you expect of GW kits.  The models themselves are incredibly easy to put together but also lend themselves to modifications with each piece scaled to match the new Death Guard models.  


I assembled one set as pictured on the box but the other one I intermixed with my Dark Imperium Death Guard swapping arms and weapons around and adding a few bits left over from other sets.


July 11, 2017

Deathguard modifications & progress so far

Assembled my 4th (of 5) Deathguard Tactical Squads last night making a few simple modifications along the way. Also took stock of my painting progress from the last 3 weeks and its looking good. Taking a break for a week or two now as School Holidays are here but aiming to get rest of the models finished in time for the new Codex.


Progress so far 3 Tactical Squads, 10 Poxwalkers and 2 characters.  


Modifications here were swapping of Powerfist and Backpacks between each model.  Removal of various extra bits like the bells and flaming things (whatever they are), and added Bolter for the former unit Champion.  The sword that the running dude had was given to another model.


Guy with the tongue sticking out (my favourite of the new models so far) got the sword from the running guy in the 1st picture and the arm off of the grenade dude.  Rest of the changes were simple arm swaps, and inclusion of the skull on the stick to cover up a gap in the model on the far right.


Basic head swap for the guy on the left and addition of a Deathwatch heavy weapon and an old CSM head for the guy on the right.  Added a handle above the right hand for the heavy weapon guy after the picture was taken.  All the models will require some green stuff to fix a few holes here and there and I might have a go at adding extra tentacles as well.

July 9, 2017

Poxwalkers & 3rd Deathguard Tactical Squad complete

Making steady progress on my various sets of Dark Imperium Deathguard.  Took a small break from the Marines and had a go at the first lot of Poxwalkers.  As with the Marines they're amazingly detailed models that really fit together well and look good.  I kept the painting process for the Poxwalkers fairly simple relying on multiple wash layers for the skin and only adding colour to the various mutations etc on each model.

 



July 7, 2017

WIP - 3rd Deathguard Tactical Squad & Poxwalkers

Nearly finished my 3rd (out of 5) Deathguard Tactical Squads this time with some slight modifications to various models in the unit.  Basically I swapped a few arms around, chopped off some of the weird extra bells & bugs GW seem to love so much, and added a former Deathwatch weapon to sub in as a Blight Launcher.  Plan on modifying my remaining 2 squads in much the same way.


Also made a start on my first lot of Poxwalkers - a few hours work and they're nearly ready.  Base coat and a few washes for the skin and then some basic colour highlights for all the buboes and tentacles.  







Still a lot left to paint so its going to be a busy few months...

June 30, 2017

Death Guard Tactical Squad #2, Lord of Contagion & Noxious Blightbringer

Starting to smash out my Dark Imperium Death Guard.  2nd Tactical squad finished along with a Lord of Contagion and my first Noxious Blightbringer.   The Blightbringer models are actually pretty cool and look better as Psykers than the Plaguecasters which to me look a bit stupid.  Still they're good models to paint.  Slowly trying to add edge highlights to varying degrees of success.





Still have a lot to finish off but I'm enjoying the challenge and the new DG models GW just announced look amazing so it seems that I'll have a lot to paint over the next few months.

June 27, 2017

Death Guard Tactical Squad

Going with Death Guard from the new Dark Imperium, swapped my Primaris for another lot and acquired a 3rd so have a fairly sizeable collection of them to get painted now.  Beautiful models, frustrating at times as you keep finding details you've missed and I don't particularly like the Champion model the sculpting seems a bit off.


Enjoyed painting them decided to go wash heavy, used Army Painter Necrotic Spray undercoat rather than Black which worked extremely well.  Wanted to make the basing a bit different so went with a happy flowery theme as I think it adds a nice contrast with the rotted Nurgle look.





2nd Squads nearly finished and I've also made a start on the characters that came with the set.  

June 4, 2017

Maelstrom 40k - Round 1 Draw

8th Ed pre-orders went live this weekend, next weekend is Maelstrom the last 7th Ed 40k tournament to be played here in New Zealand and the week after is when we get all of our 8th Ed 40k stuff so its an exciting time geek wise.


Turns out a lot of people wanted to say goodbye to 7th Ed so we have (for New Zealand) a pretty big field of 30 competitors hitting Wellington next weekend.  Round 1 draw is up and my Harlequin Reborn Warhost is going to be taking on some Grey Knights... should be fun

Maelstrom Round 1 Match-ups
Table
1
Adam Richards
Space Wolves Company of Great Wolf
vs.
Michael Graham
TAU CAD
2
Deon Adamson
Grey Knights CAD
vs.
John Murrie
Ynarri Reborn Warhost
3
Jake Easton
Imperial Knights Oathsworn & Dark Angels CAD
vs.
Jordan Green
Chaos Forsworn Knight & Death Guard Vectorium
4
Glen Burfield
Chaos Deamons Demonic Incursion
vs.
Scott Clough
Raven Wing
5
Rex Foote
Night Lords CAD
vs.
Sam Whitt
Dark Eldar
6
Robert Ransom
Blood Angels & Flesh Tearers
vs.
Vinnie Purcell
Night Lords
7
Dave Hodgetts
St Celestine & SM Drop Pod Grav Horde
vs.
Mike Talks
Chaos Space Marines CAD
8
Kent Jackson
White Scars CAD
vs.
Michael Price
Raven Guard Strike Force
9
Connor Gosnell
Tau Riptide Wing & CAD
vs.
Simon Smith
St Celestine & Astra Militarum
10
Alex Neil
Imperial Knights + Librarius Conclave
vs.
Ross Brewster
Ynarri
11
Aidan Corlett
Tyranids & Genestealer Cults
vs.
Ryan Pike
Ynarri Reborn Warhost
12
Caban Wilde-Murrow
Iron Hands Medusa Strike Force
vs.
Cody Parlato
Necrons Decurion Detachment
13
Aaron Twose
Imperial Fists SM/CAD
vs.
Nic Cromarty
Orcs CAD
14
Craig Stewart
Grey Knights Deamonhunter SF & CAD
vs.
Sean Sullivan
Space Wolves CAD
15
Alick Harris
Astra Militarum
vs.
Jeff Kent
Sisters of Battle CAD