Sunday, 7 February 2016

Horus Heresy Weekender 2016 - Final Post

Last post covering the Heresy Weekender 2016 from me. Later are some brief thoughts on the weekend but first to summarise the posts that have gone up on Recalcitrant Daze over the last two days...

Part 1 - New Models from the first day, including new Adeptus Mechanicum Automata & the Iron Warriors Iron Circle Automata, Legion Stormbird, Realm of Battle Landing Pad, new Marine Heavy Weapons, Solar Auxillia Medicae, Thousand Sons Contemptor Dreadnought, Cataphractii Terminator shoulder pads.

Plus pictures from the New Model Seminar.

Part 2 - World Eaters Diorama - Involving the new landing pad, Stormbird and a shed load of Marines in White and Blue. Updated 07/02/2016.

Part 3 - Golden Demon entries. Updated 07/02/2016.

Part 4 - New Models these are new models which weren't present on the Saturday including the new Knight and the Ursarex. Plus pictures of things I missed the first time around such as Thousand Sons heads, torsos and shoulder pads. Also a part painted Iron Circle guy which was being painted on the day.

Plus pictures from the Warlord Titan Seminar & Inferno Seminar. These include previews of more new models Adeptus Mechanicum Secutarii and Leman Russ

Personally I picked up Book Six - Retribution which looks very nice, I order a Leviathan and one of the new Automata - the Domitar. I also picked up the two BL Scripts books.

As always I enjoyed the weekend immensely. I know a few have commented elsewhere that they felt the weekend wasn't as good or was disappointing. This seemed mainly down to their not being a show only figure or a limited novella as per previous years.

Personally I don't go to these events for that, I enjoy the show only/limited stuff but it is just a bonus. I'm not that bothered about getting stuff pre-release either, I certainly don't go to buy stuff to put on ebay to try and make money.

I go so I can attend the seminars and hear from the designers and writers about the books and models, the process they went through and what direction they are taking. I go to meet the designers and occasionally speak to them as they are always very open to talk and discuss things. I go to see the new models close up and see how they are being developed when in the WIP state and I go to see the great displays they put on.

So overall it was as good as the previous three I have been to.

Horus Heresy Weekender 2016 - Part 4

More pictures of new models - some of models not shown in the flesh yesterday while others are pictures of things I did show in the previous posts.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Horus Heresy Weekender 2016 - Part 3 (Updated)

Here are a selection of the Golden Demon entries in this weekends event, the ones that caught my eye when I looked at the cabinets - unfortunately I will have missed some great entries. I'll try to visit the cabinets again tomorrow and update this post with any other decent pictures I manage to take.

Horus Heresy Weekender 2016 - Part 2 (Updated)

Here is the latest Diorama from Forge World. It includes the new Stormbird and Landing Pad.

See Part 1 for the new models shown on day one.

Horus Heresy Weekender 2016 - Part 1

Straight off the bat here is the new things...

Adeptus Mechanicus Automata...

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Blessings of the Plaguefather - War Altar of Nurgle 14

Bit more progress:

As mentioned in the last post the plan was to have each third of the top plate to be different. The front  third is the wooden platform for the bell ringer, the right third is the 'deamon skin' and the left third is now done - the plan for this will be to create a 'pool' using water effects tinted to give an impression of depth (I hope). Some sort of warp pool/portal perhaps - hence the Plaguebearer arm reaching out...

All three thirds had the edging strip added which was then distressed/textured. Once that was on I could add more GS to the right third.


I attacked the cross bars with the dremel as they looked pretty crap before. After that they got a bit more texture to them as well.

With a bit of blu tac holding the bell ringer in place and a piece of rod joining him to the bell this is what the whole thing looks like at the moment:

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Blessings of the Plaguefather - War Altar of Nurgle 13

In the last post I said I would next work on the Militia and Bunkers.

So naturally this post is about the War Altar.

Basically after getting it out after all that time of it sitting in a box I couldn't not get some work done on it.

I decided to take the jump and finally get the bell attached to the top plate and start detailing everything up.

The metal work on the upright sections got roughed up with the dremel.

The bell also got some more attention. I did some work on it previously but now I went to town on it with the dremel and added some other textures.

This included inside the bell itself.

After that I put everything together to allow me to put cross bars across and glue the whole thing into position. The top section is still removable to make things easier.

Once that was done I moved onto detailing up the top panel.

Still very much WIP but I think you can get the idea of what I am aiming for. Different textures which tie the top panel into the rest of the War Altar. Still need to do the final third, clean some things up and add some trim as well as other details like bolt heads to hold the planking down.

Above you can see how the whole thing will sort of look once finished. The front third is panelled as that is the platform for the bell ringing mutant.

Nice to get some work on this thing done for the first time in years. I will aim to get this top section all finished up asap while also getting on with some other things.