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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Thousand Son Praetor

Today's post is about my Thousand Sons Praetor.  He is based off the Ahriman model.  I have only really changed three things:
- The casting hand swapped for a plasma pistol
- The removal of the horns
- The head swap

Still really like the options this guy gives.




The long hobby war continues...

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Painting a Warlord Titan

Today's post is about my Warlord Titan.  I've finally decided, after much procrastination it must be said, that I will paint this as a member of Legio Atarus.  The Firebrands 🔥.  I've started on the armour plates, and this is where I'm up too.




The long hobby war continues...

Friday, 7 July 2017

Alpha Legion Moritat Completed

Today's post is about my completed Alpha Legion Moritat.  I really love this model, the absolute utility and functionality of the look. He really does look like a one man Army.   He's equipped with two volkite's, as with the number of dice he can roll, I'd rather he didn't die from gets hot rolls.

On to the pictures!





What do you think? Let me know in the comments section below.

The long hobby war continues...

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Thousand Sons Leviathan Dreadnought

Today's post is about my latest addition to my growing Thousand Sons Army.  A Leviathan Dreadnought.  I've gone for a fixed armament of, twin volkites, storm cannon  and claw with melta gun.

I love this model and have a second in a bath right now.  I originally had this earmarked for my Iron Warriors, but now I'm not so sure.  The second will get magnetised for sure.






He's pretty much done, but I may add a black band to the gold line.  It's not quite popping for me at the moment.

The long hobby war continues...

Monday, 3 July 2017

Thousand Sons Sergeants

Today's post is about my two Tactical Squad Sergeants which will lead two 20 marine Tactical Squads.  They are built from the Plastic MKIV set, with a Thousand Sons head and a Blade Occult sword.  The hands were cut at the wrist, I've saved the arms for adding hand flamers or plasma pistols.  Hand flamers would probably be lethal in Zone Mortalis games.

On to the pictures:



What do you think of these models?

The long hobby war continues...

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Red Scorpions - Primaris Marine

Today's post is about the new kids on the block, primaris Marines.

So I got a set of Dark Imperium and decided to paint up the Primaris Space Marines as my exsisting Chapter of Red Scorpions.  The fluff behind this Chapter is some of the strongest around, certainly in my opinion better than the fluff generated by the Black Library, or main studio teams these days.

Here's pictures of the first marine.





While I like the models, I don't think I will be replacing my marines with these guys.  I'm not a fan of the grav tank, or the Dreadnought.  I do like the infantry and characters though.

Are you getting some?  How will you paint them up?

The long hobby war continues...

Friday, 30 June 2017

32mm Titanicus buildings

Today's post is about large buildings for a Titanicus game I'm planning for Titan Owners Club blog.  There are some of the ideas I have so far.



 


The buildings base are designed to flat pack.  The topper will be able to be used in normal 40k.

What do you think? Would you be interested in taking part in a Titan game?  Hit me up in the contact us in sQ

The long hobby war continues...

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Thousand Sons Khenetai Occult Blade Cabal Unboxing and Build

Today's post is about the Khenetai Occult Blade Cabal upgrade set.  I haven't bought the full sets as I have a load of Marines from Betrayal at Calth (B@C) sets and have marines available to use.


The cover shows the models painted in the superior metallic red scheme most Forgeworld Thousand Sons are painted in.  The parts not included in the set are thoughtfully greyed out.


The contents of the pack, is twenty parts.  Each weapon set is in a unique pose, but is otherwise identical.


The parts laid out.  All are well cast except an air bundle on one sword (?).


A close up of the inside wrist detail (note the air bubble just out of shot)


The Cabal assembles very nicely with super glue.  Here is the finished squad.


This is my favorite pose, he looks suitably pensive.



What do you think of these guys?  How do you think they will perform in games?  Will you be buying some?  Let me know in the comments below.
The long hobby war continues...

Friday, 2 June 2017

Thousand Sons Test Paint Scheme

Today's post is about my latest army.  As soon as I saw Ahriman I knew I wanted a Thousand Sons Army.  This has just been reinforced by Amon, the Sekhmet Terminators, and of course Magnus.  With this in mind I have painted the first Marine.  It is always wise to trial your paint scheme on a model prior to committing to an army.

Here's the pictures:



The painting stages are: 
- Under coat Citadel Chaos Black
- Air brush Vallejo Model Air Gold
- Spray in light coats Tamiya Clear Red, to build the candy apple colour
- Paint the trims GW Retributor Gold
- Paint the white parts GW Celestria Grey
- Paint the metal GW Iron Breaker
- Paint the eyes GW Warpstone Glow
- Apply Transfers now.
- Apply gloss varnish other the transfers to stop the ink in the next step staining them.  
TIP: Always varnish the whole panel, it blends in more on the finished model.
- Wash with a 50:50 mix of Army Painter Strong Tone water based ink and Future Klear
- Paint the white GW Ulthuan Grey
- Paint the center of the eye GW Warpstone Glow

His base was painted using.
- Base coat GW Dryad Bark
- Dry brush GW Gothgor Brown
- Dry brush GW Baneblade Brown
- Dry brush GW Karak Stone

And the model is done. What do you think?

The long hobby war continues...

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Thousand Sons Sekhmet Cabal Unboxing and Build

Today's post is about the relatively new Sekhmet Terminator Cabal set.  I love these models and think they really capture the essence of the Thousand Sons Legion before their fall.

The set comes in one of the white boxes.


The set comes with a lovely printed instruction sheet.  Nice colour reference too.


There's a parts list, but really, on three resin parts per marine, it's not a massive challenge.  There is an error on the instructions.  For some reason it tells you to only add a single shoulder pad per arm.  This is clearly wrong looking at the pictures on either the front or rear of instruction sheets.

 
The resin parts are nicely stored in a plastic Forgeworld bag.


The resin parts laid out.  They look good, but have an annoying shim on the torso between the gates.  It is easy to clean if careful, but easy to mess up.

 


 The set also includes the B@C plastic cataphractii frames.


And five 40mm bases. The models when together fairly easily once cleaned up.  I can't wait to paint these up.  Below are some pictures of the models assembled.

 


Above is my favorite of the poses.  What do you think of these models?  Will you be getting some?

The long hobby war continues...

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Unboxing Amon of the Thousand Sons

Today's post is about Amon of the Thousand Sons from ForgeWorld.  I purchased this at Warhammerfest yesterday.  It's a nice looking model who will fit well in my Heresy Thousand Sons force.

Generally, I prefer generic characters for battles, as special characters should be reserve for only the most apocalyptic of battles, but I have the current Thousand Sons Triumvirate (Magnus, Ahriman, and Amon), mainly while I wait for generic Thousand themed characters.

On to the pictures.



Amon, like the rest of the character series comes in a black box.



The instruction sheet is short, but the parts count isn't high so this isn't a problem.


Inside the outer box is a plastic clam shell pack.  This is a well packed model.


The model is well posed, I like the face.  There is a another pic of the left, smaller shoulder below.  It is a custome shoulder and not, a botched model to allow the pose.




Nice running pose on the legs.




Hand outstretched, I assume crushing a wolves spine...


The weapon is quite warped however a little bit of heat with a hair dryer will sort this in a minute.  I'll build first though.

 
This is the small gaming base.  There are broken armour from his fellows littering the  floor.



The two pictures above make the display base.  The detail is phenomenal.



The only problem with the model was a miscast in the cape.  Should be fairly easy to fill so not a massive issue.  Let me know if you liked the post, and I will do more.

The long hobby war continues...