Saturday, 21 October 2017

Prime Time

And used up another can of the Halfords Grey Plastic Primer.

Primed the sprues for these 2 tonight, I'm planning on doing a Bjórn the Fell Handed Time Line, family tree feels wrong for this, starting with the Burning of Prospero mini, if I can find a cheap metal dread I'll add it in, plan to buy the Space Wolf dread kit and a Redemptor Dreadnought kit next month to convert the Fat Albert dreadnought into a big Bjórn, I'll pull Timberwolf out of The Lion's Blades and replace it with the Dread from the pup kit and paint Timberwolf up in grey to match the Bjórn time line.

With these I'm still planning on adding a set of bolt storm gauntlets to the chuck dread and running him as a Sgt in this squad and mounting the flame storm gauntlets on one and paint that as a Mentors Chapter veteran /Sgt.

Friday, 20 October 2017

I Demand A Recount!

Photo heavy post!

I got 55 Dreads to fit onto the 2x2 before loosing the desire to get the Exodites of Telvig Wraith Lords pit as well , which would have taken it to 63. . .

55 with room to spare.

19 (or 24, depending on if you count the Deathwing Knights), Dreads for the 40k Lion's Blades.

2 Talons for the 30k Dreadnought army.

Storage hasn't been kind to one of the metal venerable dreadnoughts.

The Knights of Blood Dreads

The Hounds dreads.

The Exodites of Telvig Wraith Lords

And the Chaos helbrute family tree.
All the boxes are now back upstairs, just got the Librarian Dreadnought arms in my box to magnetise the hands tonight.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Long Fang Time

Today I am went down to Manchester to meet my dad and watch Blade Runner on the Imax at the Print Works, before I did that I picked up some agrax earthshade from the GW store, they have changed the window display to have the Titan accompanied by a lot of tanks. While in the store I ran my idea for the family tree past the staffer and handily showed him a photo.

He zoomed on the RT era Chuck at the front and asked what it was.
Yes I felt old and checked that my k9 teeth hadn't suddenly grown.
So my plan is simple, have the 3 files, of 3, the 3 metal dreads on one side of the board, the old plastic, Blackreach and Ironclad in the middle and the Deathwatch dread, Contemptor and Redemptor on the right.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Last Plastic Dreadnought, For This Month

And the base of the metal dread as well.
So this is it, my army on parade is finished!

It was an ugly buy with the arms glued, they are an interference fit, they don't need to be glued.

It looked better with just the nuln oil wash on the base coat.

And detailing done.

I started on the bases as well.

I have a late finish tomorrow so won't be touching anything and I'm watching Blade Runner with my dad on Thursday, so it'll be late Thursday or Friday morning that'll I'll actually get them all on the board to see how they look.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Base Line

To get The Hounds ready for next weekend I checked the bases to see which I hadn't done anything on and brought those to paint tonight.

Quite basic paint job of grey with white road markings on the Fat Alberts, the Hounds says 31 and the Lion's Blades says trucks 69.

As both were here I photographed both together

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Armies On Parade

A bit of a departure for me, but I went down to Wigan today to pre Order Ruinstorm and sort out some paints and a box of Aggressors, while I was in the store I asked the manager if I could borrow one of the store tables in a couple of weeks for half an hour to get some photos of the loyalist dreadnought family tree, the manager suggested I enter the lot into Armies on Parade as it'll be open that week. I have finished the Ironclad and have a metal one and a basic plastic one to paint so I'll get those out of the way this week and then look at getting bases painted.

So I dropped into the local timber merchant and got a 2 x 2 board that I've just sprayed black as I have no time to really build a full on diaorma.
A black board and 9 ( I think) white dreads will stand out.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Ironclad Dreadnought

After replacing this one on the to do list with the Blackreach dread, this was the first one to get painted this month.

Usual nuln oil wash over the Kharak stone base coat.

Then 3 thin coats of white on the body.

I still have the 2 alternative arms to paint, which I'll do probably next week as I'm planning on starting the Mk1 chaos dread in the word barers colours first.