Saturday, 11 December 2010

Scythes of the Emperor - Landspeeder Storm - Part 3

Well managed to get this puppy sorted to my usual stopping point of it just needing to have its insignia done and any touching taken up taken care off.  So without further ado, brought to you in glorious technicolour, some pretty pictures.

And a quick grope shot with its transported squad.

So now its onto my next project which is a razorback with twin assault cannon which i've already assembled and primed.  Well thats all for know and remember, Mr Assault Cannon says "BRAAAAAAP!!!!!!".

Friday, 26 November 2010

Scythes of the Emperor - Landspeeder Storm - Part 2

well lots of shifts at work but got a little progress done, still needs tidying up and the crew sorting out but here it is anyway.

there ya'll go!

Monday, 15 November 2010

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Scythes of the Emperor - Landspeeder Storm

a very WIP storm so people can see how it will be attached to the base.


Been a little while since the last update as had a couple of mini's to finish off for an upcoming tournament at GW Poole in december, but they are all sorted so back to this for now, though I also have some Lizardmen in the works so prepare for further distractions.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Back to Base-ics!

Just a very lil update this time to show of the base i've been building up for my landspeeder storm.  Its built up with plasticard, cork, sand and wire.  Its been filled up with steel ball bearings to give weight and add stability, here it is.

and lets not forget the poo!

any questions ill be happy to answer.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Scythes of the Emperor - Scout Squad No. 2 - Scout Sergeant

As promised an update HOORAY! I got the sergeant for the second squad finished barring touch ups and insignia this afternoon so here he is in all his falcon punching glory.


And of course a gratuitous grope (ahem) group shot of the scout squad.


I'm Back!

Well things have been a lil busy since getting back off my hols, new job, new course at college and of course gamesday.  Well games was its usual self but managed to get myself up into the last dozen or so entries being judged for WFB single miniature with my Queek Headtaker.

Considering this was painted just to go in an army (one I never finished lol) I was pretty pleased im going to have to try and do something especially the next year and see if I can knock it up a notch BHAM!

Well the plan is to get back into more regular updates again and try and soldier on with my Scythes before I get lured away by the sexy Dark Eldar.


Monday, 6 September 2010

And away I go!

Well I'm for two weeks now so i'll check in when I get back, I'll be tidying up my Golden Demon entry then ready for Games Day.

Ciao for now!

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Scythes of the Emperor - Scout Squad No. 2 - Scouts Finished

and thus with little time remaining before my vacation,

four shotgun scouts finished and based barring the insignia, this just leaves the sergeant to do for this squad when I get back.  I'm motoring through the infantry, thankfully lol

A quick bonus shot of all ten tactical marines together I did for another site.

This will probably be my last post for a couple of weeks due to a well earned holiday, however i'll be back posting soon.  As I will be away for my blog's 1 month birthday i'll just says thanks to three followers i've collected already, makes taking the time to keep this up to date worthwhile.  CHEERS!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Scythes of the Emperor - Scout Squad No. 2 - Part 3

Just a quick update to show some progress two are finished baring some touching up around the eyes and obviously the insignia at the end.

and two more i've made a start on, i've already got the arms finished for these guys.

have to see what I can get done before i go on holiday.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Worktop WIP - just a quicky lol

Well I thought I could show what I've been up to this evening. Photos are a lil rough and ready as taken on my desk, as I couldn't be arsed popping up the light tent.  Bit of luck i'll get the 'Jack primed in the morning (weather depending) and my two scouts finished with some proper photos taken of them.

Hopefully i'll manage to get the scout squad finished before I go on holiday but time is running low.  TTFN!

Khador Plastic Warjack

So I got myself another distraction from the lovely people of wargamesworkshop this time, ordered at midnight on tuesday here on thursday morning, can't ask for better.  This time it's something different again a nice chunky jack to mess around with and dirty up a bit lol

What appeared in my mail

inside you get the cards for all four jacks you can make and all the parts sealed in a funny lil baggy chain.

Got all the bits out that I needed leaving loads to spare.

It has to be said whilst the detail is generally crisp and they haven roughly taken of most of the injection lugs, where they have used multiple piece moulds the mould lines tend to converge around detail making them awkward to remove.

It should be noted these are like the resin from the basing kits than actual plastic so super glue is need.  This is how far i've gotten some cleaning up still needed.

I particularly like the little lugs on the legs as they go together even without glue so should be nice and strong.

Overrall a nicely detailed kit with only a few minor issues looking forwarding to getting on with this.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Scythes of the Emperor - Scout Squad No. 2 - Part 2

Only a little update but getting to the point were they just need metallics, hair and adam ant style eye make up before I start on their shotguns and bases.

Also got a little package from wargamesworkshop to be unpacked and started on over the weekend with photos to come.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Scythes of the Emperor - Army List

Just so people actually know what I'm working towards here is the list that I am currently building to.

Not Pedro Kantor 175 (lives with 5 man sternguard)

Librarian - Null Zone, Gate of Infinity, Plasma Pistol 115

10 x Tactical Marines - Powerfist, Melta gun, Multi-melta, Combi-flamer, Rhino. 245

6 x Scouts - Not Telion, missile launcher, camo-cloaks, 4 x sniper rifles 166

5 x scouts - powerfist, combi-flamer, 4 x shotguns 110 (go in the storm)

Landspeeder Storm - Assault Cannon 85

4 x Scout Bikers - Powerfist, 3 x Grenade Launchers, Locator Beacon 170

6 x Sternguard - Powerfist, 2 x Melta, 2 x Combi-flamers, Drop Pod 230

5 x sternguard - powerfist, melta gun, razorback twin lascannon or Assault cannon 230

Predator - Lascannon Sponsons 120

Thundefire Cannon 100

Total 1746

Scythes of the Emperor - Scout Squad No. 2

Now for some very WIP scouts to prove I haven't forgotten about these guys.  They will eventually be armed with shotguns.

Hopefully get some more done this afternoon.

Monday, 23 August 2010

A Distraction is Born - JMD Ghoul Bust Part 2

Only a quick update to show a bit of shading i've started, working purple into the basecoat to warm things up a bit.

Hopefully more to come soon.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

A Distraction is Born - JMD Ghoul Bust Part 1

Well i've had this pretty lil fellow for a while and have decided to make a start as a break from painting marines.  Not a lot to show yet just primed black, then basecoated khemri brown.

more to follow soon.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Scythes of the Emperor - Making Combi-Flamers

Having been asked by various folks how I made my combi-flamers I have put together a very simple tutorial.  It's not great but gets the general idea across.  First things first, remember pointy things can cause serious pain, do not attempt if very small or incompetent.

Ok here goes, first of all you will need tools

5)1mm drill bits

The bits you will need are

1)space marine commander plastic boltgun-melta combi weapon
2)blood angel death company handflamer

Step 1 - chopping mercilessly

At this stage you can use clippers to roughly remove areas we dont need such as the melta gun barrel and the main body of the handflamer til you have something looking roughly like this.

this is the ideal time to drill out the bareels using a pinvice as if you do it later in there new positions they will probably snap off.

Step 2 - SHAVE IT!

being very careful, knives can be sharp, we gently slice the boltgun barrel away trying not to distort it shape before cleaning up the front of the bolter body so it is nice and smooth mmmm.  Then we also carefully pare away the boby of the handflamer leaving only the barrel and hose assembly so we end up with something like this.

Stage 3 - Getting Sticky

simply stick the barrels in the new positions so it looks a bit like this and hey presto we are done.

Hope that helps and any questions get in touch.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Scythes of the Emperor Tactical Squad - Part 3

Well as promised I got to work and finished these guys of ready to be insignia'd like all the rest.  So here they are.

Next up are some more scouts, I've started cleaning them up but will have to see how much I get done before I take a well deserved break.

Scythes of the Emperor - Mole Mortar

As some additional fire support for my marines I figured on adding a thunderfire cannon to the army, however after putting together over a dozen of the GW models in the past (it's a bitch) I fancied something a lil different.  I decided to retro things up and attempt to create amole mortar model as a stand in.   I took inspiration from the original below though had to modernise it and make it a lot bigger (it's teeny!)

So I've made a start on building myself a new version using lots of various diameter plastic tubes inserted inside each other to develop pistons and barrel etc.

Having got this far I still need to think about adding a bipod and magazine/breach assembly.  The base is temporary just to give me something to work on, it will have a scenic base to match the rest of the army and needs either a squat or techmarine gunner.  This is an ongoing side project so will be updated from time to time as I do little bits here and there.