Tuesday 26 March 2013

Looted Wagons 30

I think the first Wagon is now finished.

I added a stikkbomb chukka to the front made from a Marine smoke launcher. Originally I mounted it on the top of the turret but it looked horrible so I removed it (hence the added disc on the turret top covering up the original mounting point). I left one launcha empty, obviously the boyz have already attacked someone (or the krew got trigger happy). The turret hatch got a bit of detailing and a handle.

At the front I added some plating as well as one of the Rhino lights.

In the end I decided not to add anything else to the ram. I cut some pieces but it didn't look right at all.

'Da Leg Breaka'

As you can see the turret, hatch and Big Shootas are removeable.

Providing the client is happy this one is now done and I will more onto the second Looted Wagon. This will be an enclosed Wagon with a Boomgun mounted in a turret.

Monday 25 March 2013

Looted Wagons 29

Got a bit more done on the Wagon, sponsons are on and a WIP ram is in place.

The Big Shootas are magnetised for weapon destroyed results. Forgot to take pictures of the underside of them.

Still a bit more to do on the ram.

Update again in a day or two.

Saturday 23 March 2013

Blessings of the Plaguefather - Plaguebearers 4b

Just a small update to the previous post regarding the Plaguebearers.

By now I had planned to be painting these, not to mention to have got another evening on the Looted Wagon done. But alas I haven't been feeling great so motivation to play around with glues and sprays hasn't been great.

Hence just a small update.

I have now finished (i think) the three icon bearers.

Bearer #1 - As before except I removed the hanging heads and
added a fleshy banner from the Flagellants set.

Bearer #2 - added some hands and some bells,
again taken from the Flagellant set.

Bearer #3 - no change from the last post,
just included for completeness sake.

The hand additions on the one icon were inspired by a bit of terrain I did some time ago. I added some 'characterful' additions to some GW trees...

Really should get back to the trees and get them painted.

Friday 22 March 2013

Gun Turret 7

It's been a while since I did a post regarding the Gun Turret design I was working on. The last post was basically putting the whole thing on hold with little chance of it being printed and cast as a physical finished model.

Well things this case I was approached by a friendly chap who was looking for items to add to his product range for the store he was about to launch, he was most interested in the gun turret.

So where are we now?

I decided to start from scratch with the design, moving further away from the basic square design. I plumped for a six sided structure, with a entrance to the rear with the other five walls identical - thus cutting down on the number of prints required...

Pretty straight forward so far...

But I wanted something a bit more. My cunning plan was to make it a dual design that could either be a gun turret or a bunker. At first I thought a full bunker that could take a full 10 man squad, but that would of meant it being far too big. So instead we decided on a command bunker.

For this the top plate flips over...

On the other side of the top plate we have a comms unit which will have holes for brass rod to be added as aerials while at the front we have a radar dish.

Detail above shows the 'other side' of the top plate, while below shows the entrance better.

Now the radar dish isn't fixed in place. As you can see in the detail shot above of the top plate there is a hole in the radar mounting point. This is for a magnet to be fitted which can allow the radar to be swapped out for a searchlight...

So that brings you up to date on what is happening with the Gun Turret.

At the moment various printing and production methods are being investigated but hopefully it won't be too long before the above goes on offer to people.

As for the friendly chap who approached me and who will be selling this he goes by the name of Col Gravis and you can see his Blog here while his store can be found here.

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Blessings of the Plaguefather - Plaguebearers 4

So the Plague Drone has been put on hold as I need some more Plaguebearers and Nurglings for my meet up gaming weekend in a few weeks.

First off we have the Plaguebearers.

My Daemon force can be fielded in three forms, as a Zone Mortalis force, an Allied force and a small regular 40k army.

In the ZM force I have two units of 14 each with a champ, musician and icon bearer, the allied force has a single 20 man unit with champ, musician and icon bearer while the small 40k army has three units of 10, again each with a champ, musician and icon bearer.

You may (but probably don't) remember that my first two units of 'bearers had no musicians or icon bearers. With the new codex I now want these in, so my new box set of 'bearers are being built to not only bulk out the numbers but also supply the missing people in the first two units.

So we have a champion, three standard 'bearers, three musicians and three icon bearers.

To keep the champion looking different to the other champions I used a different head, the one with the big curly horns.

Now naturally I didn't look at the instructions so I didn't realise that head was meant for the musician.

So I had to improvise slightly. I used two of the heads for musicians after modifying the horns so the all didn't look the same, while for the third musician I used the bell from the Plague Drone set.

For the three icon bearers I made some small changes to the icon itself. Still need to do a bit to the middle one.

Out tomorrow at a gig, Friday though I should get last bits done and these undercoated. After doing a bit on the Wagon i'll then get them painted.

Sunday 17 March 2013

Looted Wagons 28

Work has progressed a bit on the Looted Wagon...

So the turret and exhausts are basically done done, still need to do some GS welds and a bit of detail but otherwise I'll be able to move onto the next area (the sponsons) soon.

For the exhausts I went for something different on each side. I one side I kept the original Rhino detailing except for a new top piece, for the other side I went for a FW inspired Heresy era exhausts which called for the original exhausts to be removed as well as some material cut out from the hull.

The area between the exhausts will get a sponson so that hole in the middle on the right will be covered up.

The Skorcha turret proved more work intensive. This is the Mk II version as I abondoned the first version after a few hours. It just wasn't working.

So next up will be looting some Russ sponsons for it. Then it'll be the reinforced ram.

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Looted Wagon 27

Not great pictures but lets march on regardless...

The front is now done and the rear all detailed. Next up will be the exhausts and then the turret.

Friday 8 March 2013

Recalcitrant Daze - 21 Months in.

The wheel of time slowly grinds on as another month passes by. Another month older, another month closer to the grave.

And on that contemplative and cheerful thought let’s begin this month’s roller coaster Monthly Post.

So what has shown up on Recalcitrant Daze this month?

Well the Daemon force had a new recruit in the form of the finished Blight Drone, his (her?) partner also got underway…

I’m waiting (should of arrived today...) for the new Codex and a box of the new fly riders to arrive, who along with a box of Plaguebearers and a box of Nurglings I already had should see the Nurgle force rounded off. I need to get some of these done for this time next month (see later) so expect so see work on them very soon.

Also this month saw some more painted models with the first batch of figures for Warhammer Quest being done, namely the Ghouls below. Still sitting on my desk are the four Ogres waiting to be done.

Ghoul with a big bone.
I have started building my small Zone Mortalis Deathwing force, which may see an update on the blog soon – though until I have some Dark Angel brass etch arrive to let me pimp up the Contemptors there won’t be much to see. Dark Angels were one of my earliest loves in the hobby after GW did the Deathwing expansion for Space Hulk. Been a while since I have had a DA force which is a shame, doing them as a ZM force allows me to scratch that itch, relive the old Space Hulk days while keeping everything at a manageable number. The entire force consists of 11 Terminators (inc Belial) and two Contemptor Dreadnoughts.

Nothing staggering, couple of minor conversions to the Dark Vengeance
Terminator Squad inc changing the Assault Cannon to a Plasma Cannon.
I don’t intend in painting them for a while, but I wanted to get them built now as it freed up some space for the Heresy Marines I had arrive from Forge World.

Talking of Forge World I've had this arrive:

Woo. Not until May, but I can assure I will do one or two posts on RD on what I see and do there.

Coming Up…

Generally it has been a bit quiet on here of late, however I have started my next Ork commission which you might have seen in yesterday’s blog post here. In total I have three vehicles to do. After this Looted Wagon I have a second one and then a Mekboy Junka.

Talking of Ork Commissions I have received some pictures of the Karrier in its PIP state and thought I would show a few…

Once it is completed I’ll do a proper post dedicated to it. It is shaping up very nicely, and the shots with the Krew really bring it to life.

Some may remember the meet up at Warhammer World I had with fellow bloggers Maelstrom and Nife back in October, well we will be doing the same in early April. Hopefully the Daemon Codex arrives quickly so that I can get the Daemons sorted for the gaming. The meet up will end with the Forge World Open Day (tickets ordered).

So this month should see more Daemons, more Orks, more Quest and to round it off pictures from a weekend of gaming and new Resin Crack from the FW Open Day.

Thursday 7 March 2013

Looted Wagons 26

So I find myself working on Looted Wagons again. Like the last batch these are for a commission.

For a change from my usual base model these are going to be Rhino based. This first one is an open topped version and will have a turret with a skorcha. Once the basic hull is done I'll look at doing a turret mock up, depending on how that looks the Wagon may end up with sponsons.

If it ends up with sponsons i'll add doors on the inside for access. For this reason I won't bother detailing the inside yet, don't want to have to remove it to add the doors.

For reasons i'm not certain of I decided to widen it by 6mm. No real need but I thought it would look better.

The front will be built out for the drivers cab and to mount the turret.