Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mortarion's Messenger Boy

I decided I wanted a character in Tartaros to lead my Deathshroud, for when Mortarion wasnt available. Typhon was a bad choice there, as he is in Cataphractii armor and is thus Slow and Purposeful (which kills pretty much any use the Deathshroud would have gotten from their hand flamers), so a spare Deathshroud (yes, I have spare) became Thelgos Ironblood, Mortarions Message Boy and Occasional Legion Champion. Figure Ill take him as a Centurion or Legion Champion depending on how many points I have left over. ;)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wardens of the Grave

This week, Ive got a nice little unit of Grave Wardens for you. I decided on black shoulders because I like the idea of all my Destroyers (and variants) getting this color to make them stand out.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Dunno why it took me so long to buy one, but got my first Knight finally. Going for a Mechanicum-allied house in 30k. House Hodagi, allied with the Forge World of Gersi, which is in full support of Mortarion and Horus.

I am personally pleased with the main colors (though I was planning on the grey being a bit darker), but the free-hand is lacking. Ah well, this is supposed to be a Knight-initiate, and if/when I add more, Ill have more practice.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Templecon, Ho!

Well, about this time I should be heading to Templecon. My first convention where Ill actually be participating in... a VERY long time.

I should be wandering around the Iron Arena most of the time, with a lost look on my face and a bag full of Circle Orboros, so if you see me, say hi and maybe play a game?

I may, or may not, have the wig with me.

Also, my Flock and Awe co-host Kev the Hobbit will be around, and you know what that means, right? ;)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Nothing but Contempt

Next on the 30k Death Guard list is my Contemptor Dreadnought. Not happy with the assault cannon barrels, but figured they showed over-use, at the very least.

The base was something a little special. Still using the cork sheet like all my 30k models, but I layered it up in the front so he could prop his foot up. Side note: the Contemptor body/hips do not like being propped up like that.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thinking out loud about Death Guard

--Warning! Rambly Wall of Text Ahead!--

Ive been on a bit of a tear with my Death Guard recently, as I am sure some of you have noticed. And there is more to come. Seriously, another picture post is still scheduled as I type, and Ive got three more already to get photographed and posted.

Well, when I made the order (WAAAAAAAY back in March!), the only goal I had was to make a 1500 point list. A respectable goal, in my opinion. Like all plans, it did not survive contact with the enemy: Me. As I type this, that 1500pt list is (finally) fully painted, along with a few extras to bump it to 2000pts. And that is not the end. During my trip last fall, I picked up a Fire Raptor, a Sicaran, and the event-only Navigator. Ive been bouncing between where they were going to end up, but pretty much settled on the Death Guard. For now. And right now, the Sicaran is on the painting table, so that is what matters.

In addition, thanks to a friendly neighborhood Tyrant, I have a few squads of MkIII infantry as well. Once those were decided on, I made another FW order, and got bolters that were more to my liking (came with Tigrus, I wanted Phobos), along with sufficient helmets and shoulder pads for the force, and a few other extras *coughMortarioncough*...

So, obviously my little 1500pt project has grown legs and is fully dancing now. The question is what music is playing?

Obviously, the Death Guard have some biases when it comes to models I should be building and bringing, though it is also said Mortarion wouldn't allow his force to be undone by the lack of certain units. Ill be focusing mainly on terminators and the basic tactical trooper, but I am planning to include some of the more specialized units.

Im going to try to stick with MKII and MKIII for most models where possible, though MKIV will make an appearance as well, mainly for the previously mentioned specialist units. Still, Ive got a few ideas on conversions to sneak more Crusade and Iron armor into the collection.

Originally, when I built up their bases, I did it to show these ancient heroes/heretics were a mighty step up from the Chapters of 40k, and I am going to stick with that. Speaking of bases, I am going to be sticking the power armor models on 32mm bases, because I like the look. Assuming I can ever order any of the blasted things!

Having blathered about model choices, unit choices, and bases, I think the only thing I wanted to touch on left is organizational details. Pretty sure being led by Typhon nails down that they are from the First Grand Company, Ill have to sort out what chapter when I get around to painting a banner....

So, where am I going with this force? End goal? Dont really have a goal. Whatever I feel like painting for these guys, and see where it ends up.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Typhon all done!

Continuing my 30k Death Guard trend, Ive got First Captain Typhon all painted up!

He was a fun model to paint, just a bit fiddly to get the brush in at all the right angles.

As a bonus, all my completed Death Guard at this point!