Monday, October 16, 2017

The Call of Chaos: The Corroded

The first unit of the Call of Chaos challenge is built.  7 plague marines. All based on minis from the Dark Imperium set.

The Champion is converted from the Plaguecaster

Expensive guy with a plasma gun and power fist. I was going to do a sword, but ran across half a powerfist in the bitz box and thought the "C'mon guys" look would be cool. A little greenstuff work and a face swap from the Blight Knights kit and there he is. Bell ringing nurgling leading the way.

Next up the blight launcher guy.

I was originally going to go with 2 plasma guns for this unit, but realized I didn't have much in the way of spare plasma, so I went with the frag launchers I had ordered from Anvil Industries.  Eventually there will be more plaguemarines. I just have to decide if I'm going to convert some from existing marines or get more than one of the new sets. The size difference is an irritating thing to me. I love the new minis, but hate the lack of multi-pose.  I do have a box of plaguebearers that is partially cannibalized, so I may build up some normal marines a little. they'll still be short, but I'm sure the tall guys will have lots of fun at their expense.

The rest. I LOVE the helmet on this guy and figured it needed to be on a runner, rather than a static plasma gunner.

And the rest. A couple head swaps, but nothing major.

So that's the first unit for The Corroded, the plague arm of the Unyielding Eye of DOOoom. ^Noise marines are next up to build as well as finishing up the Hellbrute.  Plus an update on Ms. Charlotte.  A bit behind schedule on her, but there's been some real world things to deal with. But I have the next 3 days off, with a minimal "honey -do" list.  Lots of time for the hobby. The type of relaxation I sorely need right now. Should have an update @ Wednesday.

Cheers Ya'll.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Call to Chaos '17.

Being a glutton for punishment, I have entered another challenge at Bolter & Chainsword.  For this one I'll be building and painting the following before the Ides of December.

1 7 man Plague Marine squad
1 Hellbrute
1 6 man Noise Marine Squad.

The humble beginnings, the rehabbed Hellbrute

Lots more sculpting to do. Still deciding on a weapons load out, the fist might be replaced with a scourge.  Not sure yet. I have a Hellbrute kit and that one might be the close combat guy, while this one is more multi-role.  Leaning heavily toward a reaper cannon, but I really want to reposition the arm assuming I keep the fist.

The Noise marines....

Blastmaster guy is very much underway. Started working on the helmet for the next guy.

The plague marines....

Still on the sprue, along with plaguebearer parts and Blightknight parts.  Should be a fun build.

The PLAN... is to have everything built by the end of October, giving me a month and a half to paint.  In the meantime, I'll finish up Charlotte (I got some more work done on her, but not too much to show yet) and a couple other easy paint projects, since I like to have a build and a paint project going at the same time. Gives me something to do while waiting for paint or greenstuff to dry. :)

Cheers Ya'll!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Warzone:Crixus is live.

My fun/spoofy Warhammer 40k comic is now live at The Wyrdwood. So bookmark it and check in every week.  Originally I had planned some story arcs, but I'm forcing myself to do it all digitally (a new adventure for me) ... so the first few are liable to be quick jokes and the like. 
CHECK IT OUT!  THAT's an ORDER!  Uh... please.

Update: Ms Charlotte is moving along nicely, going to put in 5-7 hours on her today and see if I can't finish her.  Then I have to do her base.

Cheers Ya'll!

Monday, October 2, 2017

So many faces....

Got a bit sidetracked from my intended goal to get Ms Charlotte done by this point. Had to nurse an old injury , plus a couple other real world things that got in the way of hobby time.

I have completed all the gribblies on Ms. Charlottes sides as well as the rusty bitz and her lovely eyes.

What is kind of neat painting this long after I sculpted it is seeing all the detail and warped faces in the mix.

Now, on to the carapace.  Once she is finished its on to yet another Bolter and Chainsword challenge.  I have until December 15th to finish a hellbrute, 7 man Plague Marine team and a 6 man Noise Marine team.  So that's what will be on deck.... mostly. You know I can't resist having a couple things going at a time.  I'll probably sneak Ms Charlotte's base in there somewhere too. Hope to have her done in the next couple days.

OH....AND I'm on INSTAGRAM so if you are an instagramer, give me a follow.  My new phone (wife's hand me down actually) takes great pictures, so I'll be posting in-progress and workbench stuff that won't make it to this blog along with other silliness.

Cheers Ya'll!

Saturday, September 23, 2017


The last of the Leman Russ Tanks.  The main gun is magnetized, but its prefered incarnation is with the stubby, nasty Demolisher cannon.

So the painting backlog for the Traitor Guard tanks is caught up.  Still have sentinals and a tone of infantry/cultists to paint and build.  But at the moment, Ms. Charlotte is on my painting station. I should be finishing her up around mid week. Then.... not sure. I may finally jump into the models that came with the boxed set and get some Plague marines built. If for no other reason than to see how they outscale my regular marines.

Cheers Ya'll!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Couple Quick Fixes and Something Potentially Disturbing

As long as I was finishing up the Leman Russ troop, I figured I could get the other two tanks I have "modernized" as well.  The first thing was the rust red army stripe. Some masking and a quick spray and that was done. Then some decals and a little upgrade on the weathering.

So here's the Devil Dog.

For the Stug- once again a Basilisk- I'd considered adding a barrel, but decided against it. Instead I did some cutting, sanding and repainting so the gun could elevate. Also added a new number decal and buffed up the weathering. I'm pretty happy with its final incarnation.

And as a side project I've been trying to figure out how I want my little band of noise Marines to look. Here's the beginning of what I have planned....

The inset will be flayed flash with nasty things written in blood. And yes, if you search on google images you can find photos of thing made with or covered in tanned human flesh.  You can find almost anything.  Search for "distended stomach" and the like if you need nurgly inspiration... or want to lose your lunch.  Nasty... but helpful.  With this guy I'm kind of making it up as I go along, but I'm thinking about some more flayed flesh as a sort of crest or top knot.

I could go on and on about how I am not a fan of the whole "Slaanesh has to be pink and kinky" feel that is going on these days. But I won't.   This guy will be dark irridecents (think beetle shell or bird feathers) with the flayed/tanned flesh as highlights and probably bronze. Still have a good deal of work to do on him and have to figure out a better backpack. Am I the only one that dislikes Chaos backpacks?

One more Leman Russ on the painting table, which will hopefully be done in the next day or so.  I'm chipping away at the painting backlog. Probably will keep at it for the next couple weeks until I get past an event we're having at my out-of-the-house job, then I'm going to build something. Not sure what, but I'm seriously jonsing to build something.  Death Guard Codex is in the mail along with a couple other goodies and I still have to pick up the Chaos Marine codex.  Since I'm not actually playing its no major thing, aside from my love for books.  Hoping to change that "not playing" thing next month.  That's it for now....

Cheers ya'll!