After seeing the Forgeworld Cataphractii Terminators it inspired me to do some work on my second squad of terminators which have been a long running WIP in between many other projects. I still like the way the first squad of Terminators but when I was making them I didn't think ahead to what would happen if I made a second squad.
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Monday, 5 November 2012
Thanks for reading.
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
So after finishing my second tactical squad and noticing just how different they are to my first squad I though it was about time I tried to formalise my colour scheme a bit more. Hopefully now that I've found a scheme I like I can then stick to it better and make sure all the units in my army belong to the same force.
Friday, 26 October 2012
until next time (which I hope won't be too long!),
thanks for reading!
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Don't get me wrong, I love all the miniatures Forgeworld produce, especially all the space marine stuff. It's just that the pre-heresy books from the Black Library have been an on going thing for quite a while now, and only now have Forgeworld caught up. The problem is that I originally started my Death Guard army after reading the first couple of books. Since then I've been converting all my models to look more suitable for a pre-heresy army and Forgeworld have been releasing lovely new models of the various mk's of armour, all of which look so much better than my models. I also have a few vehicles sat still on the sprues waiting to be included in my army. I figured if I'd gone to all the effort of altering my normal troops it would be a shame not to do the same for the vehicles. Below is a Rhino door I sculpted a while back which I intend to use on both my rhino's and my mkIIb land raider.
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
I'm having a bit of a break from the Death Guard at the moment. Not because I'm bored of them or anything, I've just been away from home a lot recently and I don't want to be carting lots of paints around with me. Luckily I still have tons of models which still need putting together and its far easier to take a few modelling tools and some glue with me wherever I go.
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Its been a while since I completed the test model for the second tactical squad and unfortunately progress has somewhat slowed since then. I have managed to get a few minutes here and there but all in all it seems this squad is going to take a while, especially seeing as its shaping up to be a pretty busy summer. So here's a quick picture of the squad so far. They've been undercoated white and the airbrushed skull white and then blacklined with Soft body black. I've started blocking out the non white area's with adeptus battlegrey, (mainly because I don't really like the semi gloss finish you sometimes get with chaos black) ready for their respective colours but as you can see this is as far as I've got.
Still, slowly getting there...
Still, slowly getting there...
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Friday, 8 June 2012
Saturday, 2 June 2012
Just while I have a few spare minutes I thought I'd share some pictures of my Chaos Nurgle army. The army follows the pre heresy colour scheme fairly closely, albeit with more filth and corruption. There were two main reasons for this. First I didn't want to do the standard nurgle dark green scheme and also if it came to playing a huge apocalypse game I could use both together as one huge army.
Friday, 1 June 2012
After taking a few photos of the original tactical squad a had to admit that although I like the models I realised there were some improvements to be made. After a bit of head scratching I decided to take a side by side photo with one of my post heresy Death Guard Plague Marines (I may put up some more photo's of these too in future). The model I chose was one that I had re-based a while back when experimenting with urban style bases.
Thursday, 10 May 2012
I finished my first terrain piece the other day but its taken me until now to take any pictures of it. I decided to go for a simple quick paint job of a base coat of Adeptus Battlegrey followed by a wash of Badab Black and then a drybrush first with Codex Grey and then finally Fortress Grey. (Sorry i don't know what the new Citadel Paint equivalents are!). Here are a few quick pics with my Pre Heresy Death Guard so far.
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Here's just a quick WIP shot of some terrain i've been building. I'll apologies now for the quality of the picture, i just wanted a quick shot and the only thing to hand was my phone. I'm not sure if it will a gaming piece yet or more of a backdrop for photographing miniatures, we'll see as it comes along!
Friday, 27 April 2012
After completing the first tactical squad I didn't feel the army's pre heresy theme was showing very strongly so I couldn't wait to get started on a squad of terminators with their Roman style shoulder guards. I toyed about with trying to bend some pasticard without much success.
Thursday, 26 April 2012
...well, by Command Squad what I really mean is just the standard bearer and the apothecary. Seeing as the death guard are mostly white I thought I'd go with the total opposite for the apothecary. The head is just one of the Chaos Space marine heads but it seemed to suit the model quite well.
I was inspired to build this guy by the artwork on the cover of the pre heresy book Fulgrim. Its not even a close likeness but seeing as forgeworld didn't do their Contemptor pattern dreadnoughts at the time this was the best I had.
My local GW was planning to run a 30K Campain and after reading Flight of the Eistenstein I knew it would have to be Death Guard. I didn't really set out with much of a plan, I just thought I have a go at the first squad and see where it went from there. I was a bit apprehensive about painting a whole army a colour which is supposed to be slightly off white so thought I'd just see how it goes.
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
After leaving uni and re-entering the real world I found myself in a new town with no friends and plenty of spare time on my hands. Before long I'd decided to go along to the local games workshop and soon remembered how much I'd enjoyed the hobby a few years back. After buying the new codex space marines and remembering some old artwork I decided it was to be the Crimson Fists.
|Image from Games Workshop|
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
This whole thing started way back when I was in school. A friend of mine told all about this cool new thing he's just got into called Warhammer 40,000 and showed me a box of Plague Marines. I loved them! Straight away I knew this was something I'd get into and enjoy. That Christmas I was lucky enough to get a box of Plague Marines and also some Khorne Bezerkers as well as a starter paint set. Many Sunday afternoons later and I had finally finished my first squad.