Saturday, September 10, 2011

New units made, just need some paint!

I've actually had these made up and sitting around for a while, just never got around to snapping some photos of them. Hopefully They'll get some paint soon!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Terminators with tabards WIP

I couldnt sleep last night so I greenstuff'd some power armor tabard fronts to some terminator backs:

Any thoughts on this? I'm not that great with sculpting greenstuff or even using it in general so I thought this may be the way to go.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Supplies and minis acquired, big updates are coming soon!

Got a buncha stuff in to get the Black Templars back on track today! Forgeworld stormshields, BT upgrade sprues, the odd interesting bit or mini to convert - you name it, its probably gonna happen (EDIT: eventually, I know im slower than Christmas ;) ).

speaking of the odd mini, I found this lil' guy on ebay for a song so I natched him up even though someone cut off his arm:

This is a Scout Sgt. Namaan from the Dark Angels apparently. He's got a cool lil' cape thats not quite camo-cloak length so I think he'll fit right in with my other neophytes. He is missing an arm (had a scanner in it from what I've seen on interent photos) so I tacked up a makeshift arm out of a highelf bit and a bolt pistol:

May need a bit more work along with a decent paintjob and I think he'll come out fine or at least good enough! I'm about to finish up my Space Sharks for the time being , got the Librarian painted up today and his command squad will soon follow. These BT's are coming soon!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 16, 2011

small update - a Chaplain is made!

I know I'm supposed to be working on the Space Sharks, but I happened to make myself a BT chaplain out of bits:

hopefulyl I can get back on these guys soon, I got a lot of ideas!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Neophytes complete!

Finally done with the neophytes! Not exactly the best pics, but I'm too lazy to go carting these huys outside for better lighting:

Now I need to give my Space Sharks (you can see a few peeking around in the back of the pics) some attention. I got 5 AOBR terminators basecoated for them, so I think that will be my next job. More to come!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Neophytes complete! (well sort of)

neophytes are pretty much done, just need to t paint the banners on the horns and standard flags. I cant come up with any ideas so help me out! On with the badly-lit pics!

More to come, thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

GW decals suck

GW shoulder decals are the absolute worst things to try and put on a mini. Whats worse is the scouts (or neophytes in this case) dont get thier own smaller sticker so you have to rig-around the one meant for space marine shoulderpads on. Its a nightmare, but I'm almost done with my neos. pics to come soon!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Neophytes and More!

I got my neophytes basecoated and the first coat of paint on each respective pouch, weapon,assessory,etc. as well. These photos are gonna be kinda bad due to lighting but bear with me:

These guys are pretty much brettonian-headed scouts.They are going to be kinda like a squire to a knight - carrying all their master's extra ammo, scrolls, weapons etc. for battle - hence the laden down look they got going on.

Even though he's nowhere near finished, I decided to paint one guy a little further along than to the rest to see how things would look. I like how they are turning out, especially the face.

Also the landraider got a long overdue priming and so did the marshal, meltaguy and powerfist guy. More to come!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Predator tank update!

Forgot to add this guy to lineup earlier. Here's one of the Predators I got for cheap:

Despite the bad color scheme, the paint was put on well. Since it was smooth and pretty much a grey primer coat I just painted over it with black primer! I know its lazy, but all I had to do was strip it down if it didnt work...

...But fortunately it did work out, and pretty well at that. The crusader squad minis are finished save for a special weapons guy and their sergeant equivalent. I should have better pics of them up soon.

Minis Progress

Playing a lil' catch-up here, here is the minis I've been working on:

Emperor's Champi0n - My version has a huge mace instead of a sword! I also used a WH fantasy head and Sanguinary Guard chestpiece. The new Blood Angel pieces are nice, so you'll be seing them make appearances now and then. This guy has been primed as of these photos.

These guys got a repaint, Here they are awaiting touchups to the eyes and details. I couldnt do much with the base or poses since I broke one pretty badly trying to unsnap his placement/arms/head etc. and fashion them how I liked. I think the mini came out ok with some work though:

I replaced his broken off head with a new Death Company head along with some BT bits.

Here is the sergeant type guy to lead this squad with his powerfist. new BA pieces make another appearance here.

And here is the Marshal/Castellian leading this army. The best thing about him is...

I've magnetized him! I couldnt decide on a permanent head or weapon loadout so I just magnetized two heads (helmeted and un-helmeted) as well as some weapons (more to be added).

Different loadout for the Marshal. More to come!

Monday, January 24, 2011

New Blog, New Restoration!

In addition to my Space Sharks, I have started a Black Templars army as well. This time, however, the army is 90% created from my bitz box and 2nd hand purchases of broken/abused/paint caked minis. Not sure what I'm talking about? well, think of one of those "before and after" makeover shows for people or houses thats all over T.V. nowadays. Let me give an example of what I'm doing:

BEFORE: As you can see, this landraider crusader I got off ebay is covered in about 4ft thick paint and missing some hatches and sensors etc. I plan to fix it up and make a decent model out of it!

Here we have the same landraider, yet I've stripped off all that nasty paint. Some residue is left, but that isnt anything a stiff toothbrush cant dig out. A good primer will cover anything left.

And now we have added some bits. This model didnt come with BT upgrade doors and whatnot, so I kinda made my own with bits. Also the missing hatches and left sponsor sensor (added as of these pics) has been replaced. All it needs now is a good primering then the painting work will begin!

This isnt limited to vehicles either check out the minis I got:

This is the quality of the mini I got 2nd hand. The base is terrible, the pose is terrible, and the paint is terrible. Some of the lesser fortunate ones had broken heads, and arms which I have since replaced before photos.

Here is one of the batch I stripped and repainted to show the tabletop quality I'm trying to get them all up too (ignore the base):

and there you have it! The Start of a sister blog to docment my progress with another army!