Showing posts from May, 2018

A productive weekend

Ask Barker at Guerrilla Miniatures Games made the comment that making and painting Space Marines is both therapeutic and rather addictive. I made another Crusader squad for the Executioners and another 5 guys for the Sternguard squad. I dug into my stash of models and found some Mk3 Iron Armoured models (what doesn't everyone have stash of forgeworld resin models. So suddenly my skirmish project has 60 models in power armour and a squad of assault terminators I made from the assault at Black Reach models. I had a happy afternoon swapping tactical arms with lightning claws and a thunder hammer and storm shield (to take all those heavy weapons shots). After last weeks game of Necromunda against Alan I got inspired to make some Venators that's the new word for Bounty Hunters out of spare bits from all sorts of ranges. So I now have the first members of Black Sump Asset Recovery. No job too dark, no job too wet. I am also starting work on assembling the Van Saar models.

A successful days gaming

 If you go down to the underhive, you better go in disguise, because there are things you don't want to meet going down there. Alan and I had our first game of the new Necromunda. In true fashion we used none of the gangs from the rulebooks or suppliments. So we had Genestealer cult vs Chaos cult. So there have been some strange things going on in the underhive work force. People muttering strange things like workers rights and an end to indentured servitude. In our game we used the Zone Mortalis boards any my walls from Death Ray Designs. The walls got a lot of spectators and comments. People thought they might be resin at first. Here is Alan's gang. They are made of official GW models I made my gang out of  Frostgrave cultists with weapons from the original Necromunda game and some from Hasslefree miniatures. The game was loads of fun with many cinematic moments. Here is part of the fighting. The Genstealer cult leader got felled by gunfire and is dir

Executioners coming for the Emperors enemies

I have been working on my Executioners. I have now built about 45 models and a couple of vehicles. I got the shoulder pads and vehicle panels from Chapter Customiser. I also have a set of transfers and airbrush stencils I have some rework to do on getting the shoulder pads right to match the pictures from the Imperial Armour Badab War book. I need to check the reference more frequently. This weekend Alan and I are going to have a game of Necromunda so I will get to use my terrain from Death Ray Designs so we can have a more immersive Zone Mortalis style game. Alan is going to use a Genestealer cult and I am using a chaos cult. So its one of those, whomever wins we lose scenarios. Annoyingly I couldn't find my chaos cult models I made a while ago so I made a new gang. I can get the gang table ready by the weekend.

Bases, GW technical paints and rusty metal, Orange is the new ultramarine blue.

I have been doing some work on the bases for my Necromunda gangers and my Executioner marines. I found my set of GW paints and have been playing around with the Typhus corrosion, the Ryza rust and the Nurgles rot. The Nurgles rot does a great impression of the contents of my handkerchief when I have a cold. I am not sure whether this is an indictment on me or the paint. So my part of the underhive is now filled with rusty metal and slime filled gutters. The Ryza rust is a very thick and gloopy bright orange. You can stipple this on to give more texture or drybrush it on. I think I will drybrush some Necron Compound around the doors and other features on my Necromunda wall set I got from Death Ray Designs I have assembled and undercoated my gangers and mounted them on their bases. So now I need to work out their colour schemes. I think the Orlocks look the easiest to design a scheme for. I think they will be a bike gang look. Black leather jackets, blue grey pants and col

Forgebane, underhive gangs, executioners and daemonhosts.

It has been a bit of a busy week with the hobby. I have been busy assembling 30 gangers in 3 gangs of ten. I have Orlocks, Eshers and Goliaths assembled and waiting some paint. I need to decide some colour schemes. Given people live underground without sunlight I think pale skin and layers of grime will be the order of the day. I made a list with inquisitor Eisenhorn last week so now I need to make a model for Cherubael. I had a go trying to make one out of a Zombie and then some bits of a chaos Marauder. I have now found one of my Hasselfree models as the base. I need to add some legs and some binding cloths. Then I can add some purity seals. I have also been reading some Dan Abnett books, Magus and Pariah. It was good to read some Inquisition stories again after all these years. I did some more work on my Executioners I got the red going on the Sternguard sergeant and the Lieutenant. Now I can add the white for the feathers and the scrolls. I also got a care package from Fire