Friday, 30 June 2017

Lieutenant And The Drop Troops

Just bases to do.

Lieutenant for the Hounds.



The 3 Halo drop troops.

Added the back and arms to the head under the foot, just waiting for the glue to cure and start painting that.

Pre Order From Forge World

Description

Fewer than a handful of Telemon Dreadnoughts are to be found within the ranks of the Legio Custodes, each intended to stand sentinel over its charges no matter the forces brought against it. The honour of interment in one of the few existing Telemon sarcophagi is awarded to only the most celebrated warriors. Rare is the foe who can stand against the array of esoteric, hand-crafted weapons that grace its chassis or the ferocious will and warrior skill of the master Custodian interred within.

This bundle contains the parts needed to assemble a complete Legio Custodes Telemon Heavy Dreadnought. The perfect Heavy Support choice for a Talons of the Emperor army list, it’s a model of impressive heft, with immense pauldrons giving it an iconic shape. The legs are extremely posable, giving you a wealth of modelling options (including an optional stepping foot for dynamic posing), and the kit includes a Spiculus Bolt Launcher seated above the sarcophagus.

Also included are a Telemon Caestus, which can be assembled with fist open or closed. The ornate armour work includes an Aquila motif, and two fans are included, meaning the Caestus can be mounted on your choice of left or right arm; and an Arachnus Storm Cannon, with two separate elbow fans making it mountable on either arm of a Telemon Heavy Dreadnought.

The bundle is supplied with a 100mm round base. Rules for using the model in games of The Horus Heresy are available as a PDF download.

One day I'll have one, just not today.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Intercessor And Lieutenant For The Hounds

Started painting the halo drop troops last night and one Lieutenant for the Hounds , they have been a bit short with Inquisitors more than one has been called a *^$t.

Base of Kharak stone.

Nuln oil wash.



One dry brush coat done.



And the Lieutenant, did exactly the same on him as the other guys, I just used the macro lense on the photograph, not sure if you can see more detail or I'm just imaging it.

Assembly Of The Dark Imperium Set






For now arms aren't glued on as I'm painting and want to get the chest done and a big gun in the way won't help that.
Thoughts;
Don't loose your instructions book! You will be stuffed without it.
Never was a fan of single pose minis, and a number of the bodies are the same.
I have never been a fan of flying bases so have the halo troops landing, will be doing the same with the other 3 as well.
All that is crumbling, the Primaris Astartes look good, and I'm looking forward to painting them. It's nice to have some new marines after all this time.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Primaris Strike Force Thunderchild

The Unnumbered Sons seem to be the way to go for a 3 chapter strike force, as I just can't decide which one to go with.

This was the Ancient, but I'm running it as a Mentors Chapter Lieutenant.

The Nemesis Chapter Lieutenant.

And Loyal Hounds Of War Captain.

Now on to plans; with the leaking of the 2 box sets and the Captain and Librarian for next month (boy was I wrong), the plan for now, providing the Naftka leaks on the price are right, is half on 2 boxes again and at least the Librarian, if I have cash to spare the Captain will be added.

The plan for painting.

HQ
With the Lieutenants , I'm adding the Ancient into that batch to make 6 and doing 2 from each chapter.
If I have the cash spare the plan is for 3 Captains, with 1 from each chapter and the Librarian being fron the Blood Ravens, but if I'm saving money the Librarian will be from which ever chapter doesn't have a Captain.


The Squads.

The 4 Intercessor Squads
One from each Chapter and most likely a second Mentors Chapter squad.

2 Inceptor Squads
Most likely will be Hounds

2 Hellblaster Squads
One each from Mentors Chapter and Nemesis Chapter.

4 Reiver Squads.
Plan for these is 2 squads from the Nemesis Chapter and 2 from the Hounds.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Armless Grey Knights

A little less than 24 hours to go
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232380909219

Salamander From Deathwatch

Little less than 24 hours to go

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Saturday, 24 June 2017

The Emperor’s Loyal Hounds Of War


One of the new Chapters created for Guilliman's Indomitus Crusade, The Loyal Hounds Of War have gene seed that's is proven to be from the Ultramarines, they have styled and trained themselves in many schools of war, favouring missions of extermination and not having to worry about collateral damage, Guilliman's investigation into the province of their gene seed points to The Nemesis Chapter alongside other, wilder elements of the Ultramarines Chapters.
In Void engagements they favour boarding actions via torpedoes and landing craft.
So far they have been fighting on the fringe of the Crusade, away from others and as far from Imperial over sight as possible.
Within the chapter itself there is a strong sense of brotherhood between the Primaris Astartes, they do follow the Codex, but the brotherhood fostered within the chapter is greater than the Codex and strike forces from the Hounds will feature squads draw from various companies, and a flexible approach to combat situations.
I have a couple of items for sale on eBay currently, 3 armless and base less Grey Knights
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232380909219

And the Salamander Terminator from the Deathwatch box game.
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232380905633

Friday, 23 June 2017

Numpty Moment

I started the Lieutenant yesterday and I seem to gave clipped the wrong head off the sprue, I painted up a helmeted head, despite painting the helmet on the hip, I saw it, I just didn't take it in.



So now I have an issue, I like the white and blue of The Emperor’s Loyal Hounds Of War, I like the Nemesis Chapter colours and background which I can borrow elements of for TELHOW,

and I like the Mentors Chapter colours and their background fits with the Primaris Astartes, with the experimental mind set of the Chapter.
And so I'm open to suggestions, I like all 3 options but can't really paint the sets I have in 3 different colours.

Comments welcome.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Captain and Ancient

I wanted to see how these colours looked on the Primaris Astartes, I picked the Pre Heresy World Eaters colours of white and blue, and the Mentors Chapter colours of white and green, I have one more to do in the Nemesis Chapter colours of Eshin Grey and blue.

Primed all the sprues.




Rather than go with the banner on the Ancient I've used an axe instead, the banner is going on Brother Bethor, and will call him another Lieutenant.



I rather like how the Captain looks like in these colours. Tonight and tomorrow I'll be making up a Lieutenant and painting it in Nemesis Chapter colours, and will have a poll in 40k For Grown Ups on Facebook.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The 8th Ed Haul

Picked up my 8th edition goodies yesterday, and was way to tired to do anything with them. 😢
So after a good night's sleep and a few chores I'll be off down the park later to have a read in the sunshine of the rule book.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Official Re-Casts For BloodBowl

Sorry, made to order! Not re-cast.
Posted by Forge World on the Community Page on the 18th of June 2017. So by my reading these will be available for order from the Saturday the 24th of June to the the Friday the 30th of June 2017

For one week only, four classic teams returning to Blood Bowl thanks to Made To Order, giving aspiring coaches even more choice when building their personal league and allowing veteran fans to bring their favourite faction into the new edition. Eat your players with the Vampire team, or throw them into the end zone with a full roster of Ogres, or outmanoeuvre your foes with the Wood Elves.







Finally, Blood Bowl’s worst players and best cooks return with the Halflings. Both they and the Wood Elves will have access to some much-needed bulk with the Treeman Star Player, also available in next week’s Made To Order waves. Rules for Ogres, Vampires, Wood Elves and halflings can be found via our free Teams of Legend Supplement.






If you’re interested, make sure to get these models while you can next week – they’ll be available for one week only!

If you’re new to Blood Bowl, find out more about the game on bloodbowl.com

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Stampede

Rather than do the sensible thing and go to bed after work yesterday, I got the train to Preston and dropped in to the GW, sorry Warhammer store

It was a bit busy at 10am.
I bought the Dark Imperium novel

And topped up my paints that I need to get the Primaris Astartes painted.
It took some time to get to the till.
Once home I found issue 2 of Freeway Fighter waiting for me! Better get issue 4 pre ordered.

Just about to start the novel now, as I was finishing the latest book from Andy McDermott, a Chase and Wild book; The Midas Legacy. Slightly different from his other tales in the series.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Monthly Vow 12th of June To The 12th of July

Oops, missed the day, but I've been on hiatus for a couple of weeks waiting for 8th to drop. Probably like many of you as well.

Just a few tweekes on the Necron Knight.
So the vow for this month I've got 2 lots of Primaris Astartes coming next week that I intend to paint as Nemesis Chapter, the second captain and Ancient, I'm thinking of trying in Mentors colours.
SPECULATION SECTION.
I'm speculating here, but I have a feeling that the Primaris Astartes Codex and other bits will drop in July,( this bit in the brackets is fact, after a chat with the Manchester GW Manager last month, any entry in a Codex WILL have a miniature when the Codex is released if there isn't a miniature currently in the range to stop 3rd party companies claiming IP rights on something), so depending on cash I'll be ordering the Dread and Codex when they come up for pre orders and see how much this Overlord flyer will cost.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

And So In Honour Of 8th

With 8th Edition coming out on Saturday I'm once again ignoring it more or less on the day itself, (being the bigger person and getting mine on Monday). So I was looking for something to paint and I bought Brother Bethor

I also bought him a sword arm to go with it. When he arrives I'll be buying some silk ribbon to use as a banner.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Planning For The Primaris Astartes

So 2 sets of the Primaris have been ordered. I am getting that fracking dreadnought when it comes out and so I'm thinking colours, what am I going to do. My first thought was either Mentors Chapter

or Nemesis Chapter

Then I heard the little bit of background that says Cawl might have used Traitor Legion gene seed to make the Primaris Astartes, which made me think of the pre Heresy World Eaters colours of white and blue.

When I get mine I'll paint one of the Ancients up in white and one set of arms green and the other blue and see how they look, the other will be grey.