Monday, February 27, 2012

Pre-Heresy Runepriest Ohthere Wyrdmake.

A pre-Heresy Space Wolf Rune Priest.  Fluff-wise I guess he would be Othere Wyrdmake, the Runepriest responsible for bringing evidence during the Council of Nikaea against the Thousand Sons for their use of sorcery, leading to a ban on all Librarians.

During the burning of Prospero, he had a raven with him that Ankhu Anen thought was a good omen but unfortunately led to the destruction of the cult library, eradicating thousands of years of history and research.  He was ultimately killed by Ahriman after realizing that the Space Wolves had been manipulated by Chaos to attack the Thousand Sons.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Just some WIP's

Just a couple of recent projects.  I've had the privilege of getting my hands on an old Rogue Trader-era Land Raider from a colleague at work.  This Warhammer 40K equivalent of a '64 1/2 Mustang is in pristine condition.  I modified the tank hatch to fit a modern Space Marine tank commander that can also accomodate a pintle-mounted storm bolter.  Aside from that, everything else is original.  It's being painted in Blood Angels colors using my now-standard method of pre-shading before putting on red.

I also started working on my long-overdue Lucius pattern drop pod from Forge World that's been sitting on my to-do list for months now.  

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Forge World Mk II "Crusade" Assault Marine

Finally got my Forge World order in of Mk II 'Crusade' pattern assault marines.  I love the archaic, Rogue Trader-style jump pack and the Pre-Heresy armor. 

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Progress on Othere Wyrdmake

This Heresy-era Runepriest is to be my rendition of Othere Wyrdmake.  Yes I know he died during the Heresy so he shouldn't have a Crux Terminatus on his shoulder.  But he did have a raven with him and this Njal model has a raven so I'm taking some creative liberties.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Heresy-era Space Wolves Runepriest

I love the Horus Heresy novels, and the archaic style of technology that was present during the Great Crusades.  I wish the HH novels would've spent more time on the Great Crusade instead of launching right into the Heresy.  One thing that's well known about my 40K hobbying is that I hate Space Wolves.  But after reading Prospero Burns, I think I gained a modicum of respect for them.  So I decided I would try and paint a heresy era Runepriest.  I can't say he's pre-heresy since he has the Crux Terminatus on his shoulder, but the color scheme is that of the Crusade era.

This is my attempt at painting one of the Vylka Fenryka after the burning of Prospero, equipped in Terminator Armor.  Still not quite done yet obviously.

Liche Priest

Last night Larry and I engaged in an epic battle of craftsmanship.  Larry assembled something like 40 or 80 Skaven Rats to my 18 Tomb King Warriors.  Apparently Larry’s assembly line format was far superior to my hand clipping everything off the sprue.  Furthermore Larry cheated by only assembling the heads, body, and attaching it to the base; the arms slot into the body instead of needing to glue it on.  But on the flip side I managed to get three models partially painted.

Dr. Amun Muntuhotep with body guards Mungo and Jungo

Monday, February 06, 2012

Necrosphinx has color

I was originally going to simply plagiarize the color scheme of the model I saw, but the metallic parts seem just a bit too drab.  I wanted to still go with a minimalist approach to color so I just added a bit of Mechrite Red, and highlighted each triangle with Blood Red.  HUGE pain in the ass.

My attempt at freehand

I cannot draw.  I've tried for years.  I even took an art class in high school to see if a structured foundation would nurture any latent (and clearly absent) talent.  While I did gain some basic skill in drawing freehand, the ability to draw anything impressive was beyond my grasp.  Clearly girlfriends don't like being drawn as stick figures.

So when I was painting my friend's Raven Guard Chaplain, I thought I'd be able to just use a transfer decal sheet for it.  But no, apparently it's the only chapter that GW doesn't make decals for unless you buy the bajillion dollar Forge World decal sheet. I tried printing my own decals using decal printing paper but the decal paper came out horrible and wouldn't adhere to the model.

So I thought I'd paint my own, freehand.

This is the logo I was trying to re-create:

I guess it came out halfway decent.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Raven Guard Chaplain

Finally have time to catch up on models I promised to paint for other people, this is going to be a Pre-Heresy Raven Guard chaplain. Using a Max-mini PH jump pack found here.