Wednesday, 4 August 2010

A Spanner in the Works

Hi all, long time no see...

apologies for not updating since... March? much failure on my part i believe, and apologies again for this post shall not include any pictures, however i am here to discuss with you my plans for the 40,000 Grand Tournament in Nottingham that my friends and i shall hopefully be attending this year.

Now i would love to take a Night Lords Army to the Tournament, but seen as codex creep has made standard CSM armies pretty much uncompetitive, i have had to scrap that idea, i would also love to take a Raptor or Biker full Night Lords army using either the Blood Angel or Space Marine Codex, however i think that the Raptors are an Eye-sore and cant have Night Lord Iconography and the Biker Army will just be too dear in such a short space of time, without further ado, i present to you my 1500 pt Chaos Space Marine Army which i plan to destroy Throne of Skulls with...

Kharn the Betrayer

Khorne Lord with Twin Lightening Claws

Plague Marine Squad (7) with 2 Plasma Guns

3x Khorne Berzerker Squads (8) with Skull Champions with Power Swords and Rhinos

2X Obliterator Squads (2)

a pretty simple list to use i feel, the Plague Marines and Obliterators (who shall be Nurglized) form and fire base and destroy heavy armour and things the Berzerker Horde would struggle to neutralise. The Plague Marines also capture an objective in/close too my deployment zone and then sit there and shrug off anything thrown at them (hopefully) while the Berzerker horde takes the fight to the enemy!

what do you guys reckon? any suggestions? hopefully will be posting in a week/maybe two but i plan to be able to use these units in pure Nurgle and Khorne forces eventually

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Full Steam Ahead!

The Assembly Line Continues, a few pictures of the Grotesque on the Loader, not so happy with this one, but hopefully will look ok when done, followed by some more pictures of his squad, showing the Kroot accessories i've used and the stick Grenades

note the home brew autogun, going to have several of these in my army, seen as they plunder their weapons

The Stalk Tank continues to be developed, shot of the back shows the fuel canisters, radio and exhaust pipes, yeah its not done yet, and one of the legs was blown off by a lucky krak round...

have some more ideas for the other stalk-tanks i will be building soon, and i can tell you they include:
1. Barbed Wire
2. Bodies
3. Plasma Cannons
4. other shaped cockpits...

hope you enjoy...

Friday, 5 March 2010

In the Sands.. the Blood Pact are assembling... for war!

ok some work in progress, basically at Ready to Run Models, there is a 1500 pt tournament being run... we're pretty lax and so painting isnt an issue (thank god cause theres so much to do)

but i am finally entering my Blood Pact into a tournament...

contrary to popular belief... Al'Rahem actually looks like this...

pretty simple conversion but hey hopefully he'll look good painted up

Loxatl Conversion... this is a WIP, but you get the general idea, no having them in my army just yet though, cause they are Ogryns, and sooo damn expensive!

Stalk Tank, Again, Still Very WIP needs exhausts and 5 more legs... hopefully will turn out good, this is my third generation stalk tank, gonna vary them up, Different Hulls Shapes, Exhaust styles stuff like that, gonna do some heavy stalk tanks with Plasma Cannons...

they are gonna represent Sentienls as this is the best cross i can come up with...
Lastly a simple Autocannon team... hey he's an Elf!

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Decisions, Decisions...

ok so i am thinking, i want to challenge myself this year...

so i have decided that i am going to paint up some units to enter Golden Demon...

i know that i wont win anything... but i think it will be fun, so without further-ado, i present to you my plans for Golden Demon

Single Model:

- I am planning to enter a Blood Pact officer of some kind... maybe Damoguar Eyl from the new Blood Pact book, something that will be fun but will be ultimately simple to make


- i have two entries i shall work upon for this, both of which i have wanted to make for a while, the first:

A squad of Blood Pact Rough Riders, i'm thinking these will be on horse-back with shit loads of luggage, trophies, etc, etc

An Inquisitors Retinue, using one of the Gangs from Necromunda... we play quite a bit of Necro at the local club, and i like how i will be able to use the flexibility to create my retinue, not sure if this shall be Ravenor's or my own Inquisitor, however they shall defiantely be inspired by the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies


i am planning on entering an N20 Halftrack, inspired by Dave Taylor's trucks and N20, however i will obviously be putting my own twist on his inspiring design


very tempted to enter these two categories, using possibly Blood Pact and Tanith fighting each other, however this is very much undecided as of yet

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

well its about time...

...I bloody updated this thing, uni life has kept me from doing any serious painting/modelling so there has been no real point in updating my blog,

i have finally got enough that i think is post worthy :) and its all BLOOD PACT#!

first up i have painted the first Stalk Tank, i envision the stalk tanks as the equivalent of sentinels especially with the new codex (Armoured Sentinels, Plasma Cannons, thank you GW). this is the cheapest model in the army, made mainly of plasticard and a few bits, and now the basic design is sorted, god help anyone who comes up against my army of Stalk Tanks (seriously considering about 30 minimum!)

note the battle damage on the leg, a fair few of my friends (those who aren't into the hobby have been like what the fuck is that, its seriously creepy so i think i got the unsettling nature of the stalk tank spot on :))

and one with some Infantry Support:

n I have been painting a few men, to ever expand the Pact, for both Heavy Weapons teams, (well i have one list i'm working on that has four heavy weapon squads with Rocket Launchers!) and normal infantry squads, however this is all work in progress many need touching up and finishing off, for example, i need to base EVERYTHING, and paint the loaders for the first heavy weapon team... so i have much to do, the following photos are of the rocket teams, and i'm too lazy to space stuff out, but each man has something different about him, one has tribal markings on his body armour, another has tattoos and the third has kill markings on the side of the Launcher

for the rocket launchers themselves i have just cut of the front plate to make them look a little more run down, i think this cause they look different to the imperial ones, let me know what you think, i am also intending to make some teams with RPGs instead of Tube Launchers, for something a bit different and to emphasise the scavenger nature of the pact, not this will be the same with the lasguns, flamers etc which i will have different types (yeah that means forgeworld!)

anyway i hope you guys have enjoyed this, next time i'll try to update a bit earlier, if not see you in another year!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Competitions, Blood Pact, Stalk Tanks, Army Lists...

christ i have been busy...

yeah so, i had a competition this weekend, there were 18 teams and we came 8th, it was a 1000 pt doubles competition, and we took orks, with 2 wins, 2 losses and a rather unlucky draw
we have in one list:

Wazdakka and 2 Squads of 5 Bikers, each had a power Claw

in the other,

2 Squads of 12 Boyz with Big Shootas and Big Choppas
9 Tank Bustas with a Power Claw

Both Squads of Boyz were in Trucks with Grot Riggers and Stikk Bomb Chuckas and the Tank Bustas were in a Looted Wagon with 2 Rokkits, Grot Riggers and Stikk Bomb Chucka
this is the Wazdakka conversion, which my game partner did:

so yeah, we had some terrible luck, the highlight of this was 2 squads of Warbikers, Wazdakka and the Tank Bustas failing to destroy a Land Raider (why do you need 6's to hit a vehicle so big eh? Damn 12 inch movement) they then managed to force a draw with us, but it was a really good game, we however did have some better luck, crushing an eldar army beneath our steel clad bootz, we had a good time slightly disappointed with our position, but i am planning to enter the next tournament, which is on the 20th of December, and i am going to be taking Blood Pact :D :D :D

i'm playing around with some lists at the moment, one has an armour contingent including 2 banewolfs, 2 medusas (AT-70 Reavers) and a Leman Russ (AT-83 Brigand), the other, which i wanna do because of the challenge is based upon Vesh Etoguar's contingent, the army in the following passage:
This recognition was aptly demonstrated at the battle of the Akkorite Peninsula on Belshiir Binary in 771. A vital and much-contested world due to its promethium wells, refineries and processing depots clustered, Belshiir Binary was the site of a notable Blood Pact victory. A force of two hundred Blood Pact troopers, supported by just four stalk-tanks and two Loxatl brood groups, cut off and annihilated a force of three thousand Imperial Guardsmen. The outnumbered Blood Pact force was commanded by an officer called Vesh Etogaur (the second word possibly indicative of rank, as in 'demi-gaur' or colonel) whose strict command led to the Pact force lying in baking heat for three days without breaking cover until the Imperial forces had moved into the cone of their ambush. The resulting combat lasted twenty two minutes. No members of the Guard unit survived the slaughter, and the Akkorite Peninsula refinery remained under Chaotic control for a further fifteen months.

yeah i cant fit in the Loxatl in the 1500 pts, but everything else is pretty much there

so anyway now i have rambled on and on, i'll show you some photos:
First up is some pictures of the Salk-Tank conversion i have made, i wanted the Stalk Tank to be cheap to make, and so a bit of plasticard and some glued fingers later, this is what i came up with, the big shoota on the side shall be replaced with some kind of weapon on top, it is going to have a multi-laser in the lists (but i will have some with other weapons, such as Plasma Cannons, His Last Command springs to mind)

i have a fair amout of work to do, the legs for example, i have 3 in the list, possible 4, i want to have one with a corpse hanging on chains on the front, where the Khorne symbol on this one. another with a poor guardsman crushed/impaled by one of the legs and the last im not sure about
i also need to add some kind of vox relay system to each of the stalk tanks, not sure where however to put this as the sides are resticted due to the legs...

onto some infantry, the first of 200 ;) just a basic squad with a Vox Caster and a Flamer:

note the skull on the top of his Vox Caster Pole, i thought it was a fitting addition, the trooper below has a stikk grenade, not sure where i bought them from, and an autogun, made for a bolter mussle and magazine, the head is from Max Mini and the Khorne Symbols from Forge World, i need to buy more of each though, i am green stuffing some grotesks too though

lastly a picture of the squad and the stalk tank together, i'm pleased with the progress that i have made but its going to be a long road to completion...

Saturday, 4 July 2009

The Seventh Son is going Green!

yeah thats right an update, with photos!

these guys are for an Doubles Tournament that i am entering in August, i have a fair amount of Boyz to be paint up but it should be quite a nasty army list when it's all painted up, i wont tell you the list yet, cause knowing my luck someone will be going to the tournament who will read this and that will give the game away...

They are a unit of Ork Boyz with a Big Shoota and Nob with Big Choppa, not bad for under 90 points,

these three are my favourite out of the Mob, i'm really pleased with how the hair on the guy with the shoota and the cloth on the gun barrel turned out

A couple of photos of the Big Shoota and the guy with the hair, what do you think? These guys shall be on a desert theme as can be seen on the Ork Nob which should look quite simple but effective

now dont worry people (i'm looking at you Rabidchild) i am working on my Pact, but due to this tournament, they will be on a back foot for a while, my night lords likewise, although i gave into temptation and built my Pre-Heresy Land Raider

i will post photos soon, once i have finished the last bits of the Raider, have some small conversion work to do on it...

and i'll post some photos of the pact