Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Horus Heresy Imperial Militia - Counts as Proteus

Hey ho, lets go!


So one of the very best things about the Imperial Militia in the Horus Heresy, is that it gives you one of the greatest scopes for using whatever you fancy to represents units and vehicles. As an army, the Imperial Militia represents a time before the standardisation of the Imperial Guard (or Astra Militarum), and as such all of the armies are drawn from the available resources that each planet has, with a smattering of mechanicum developed vehicles thrown in.

This gives you a cornucopia of ways with which to model your armies! Obviously you won't be able to use them at any official GW events if you stray from their own range, but the temptation to make use of all those cool miniatures I've spotted over the years just proved far too irresistible for me!

To that end, I've converted (poorly I might add) some walking tanks from the old Dust Tactics game to represent my Land Raider Proteus troop carriers in my Imperial Militia army. I just love the idea of an army that has mostly utilised walking tanks, rather than tracked ones in its arsenal. 

Behold! Number 1:







There will be three of these in total when I am done... and I am considering purchasing some other walking tanks to really hammer home the aesthetic. I also have tripedal array for my laser rapier destroyer batteries so that should get the army looking on point. 

Peace out,

Rob

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Belisarius Cawl - Sub-Assembly Part 1

Hey gang,


So the final miniature I have in my possession to round off my current Mechanicum force is the Belisarius Cawl miniature (very kindly gifted to me by Mike from StandWargaming!!). I'm going to be using this suitably impressive model to represent Anacharis Scoria when I want to play cheesy games (because he is soooooo broken). Much like the Avatar of Ynnead, Cawl is a highly intricate model and as such I have begun putting him into sub-assemblies. 

I've not had much hobby time today, but I've had time to put the first half together, and here it is:




Unlike the rest of the Mechanicum, cawl is going to have yellow robes instead of his armour. The armour plates will be a matt metallic black. The trims will variably be dirty silver and brass. That's all for today folks!

Peace out,

Rob

Saturday, 22 April 2017

8th Edition 40k - FREE CORE RULES!! Heresy Rules Unchanged!

Hey gang,

Follow the link to see a pre-release FAQ from GW!

They've added an addendum stating 30k will use the current ruleset for now!


8th Edition FAQ

Peace out,

Rob

Shattered Legion of Istvaan III - In Defence of the Emperor

Good afternoon all,


Today I've got shots of my entire 2000 point shattered legion collected together! This marks my second fully complete army for 30k, the first being the Solar Auxilia. The Auxilia will be getting a photo shoot at some point in the near(ish) future as well. I'm well on my way to building Belisarius Cawl to represent Anacharis Scoria, so my mechanicum should soon be complete as well (though I do have a small purchase in mind for them). 

I built this force to represent the coalition of loyalist Emperor's Children, Sons of Horus and World Eaters in the aftermath of the virus bombing of Istvaan III. Whilst there were Deathguard on the planet as well, they were distinctly separated from the other three legions and so didn't warrant inclusion. 

Saul Tarvitz, as in the novel, is the overall leader and so he is my Warlord for the army. Garviel Loken has a command squad to represent the squad he dropped in with, as well as a Tarik Torgaddon model to fulfill the two of them marching off to meet Abaddon and Aximand in a show down. Rylanor the Unyielding fills the the final special character slot having taking Saul's place in the original landing force. Other than that, I stuck to no vehicles as by the end of their resistance they would have been perilously low on fuel etc so it didn't feel right.

I hope it gives off the fluffy feel that I intended it too :) by far Garviel Loken is my favourite model, but then I did devote a lot more time to him! I hope to enter him into some painting competitions over the coming year, I'm keen to get him into a Golden Demon competition and see if I can get him to the photo stage!!




















Peace out,

Rob

Friday, 21 April 2017

Raging Heroes - Imperial Militia

Hey hang,


Just a quick post today. I'm painting up a chunk of Raging Heroes miniatures to act as an all female imperial militia. Much like the Shattered Legion, I won't be pouring my heart and soul into each and every miniature as I am more concerned with getting a decent looking army on the table to have fun with. I will be putting special attention on the HQs and the like however. 

Just a single sniper today working the scheme up. I haven't developed the scheme myself, but there is a very good reason for that, and I will divulge the reasons eventually!





Hopefully be painting up a good chunk of these over the next week, there will be 15 in total in 3 x 5 man squads. 

Peace out,

Rob

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Garviel Loken Complete

Hey all,


Started Loken at 11am and finished by 4.30pm. I am damn hungry! Time for a cigarette and a lie down :) Hope you think he looks as good as I do!





Peace out,

Rob

PS - I f***ing hate painting faces

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Sons of Horus Command Squad - Complete

Hey hey,


Here's the rest of the command squad all painted up. I'm quite happy with how the variety of weapons and poses has worked out, giving an interesting little dynamic that I feel implies different personalities of the squad members. 





A few touch ups here and there, but just Garviel Loken to do now! 

Then I'll crack out the table for an army shot :) 

Peace out,

Rob

Monday, 17 April 2017

Sons of Horus Standard Bearer - Complete(ish)

Hey all,


Further work on the shattered legion sees my mkII standard bearer painted up! He's only complete(ish) because I haven't finished his right pauldron and I need to add text to the banner as well. But other than that he's good to go and I'm happy to put him down on the table as is! 





Peace out,

Rob