Monday, 27 May 2013

Of Daemons and Deathwing.

Not a 'proper' post tonight, just a quick summary of what I have been doing over the last few days.

As you may have read in the earlier posts I am away this weekend for some gaming. With this in mind I have been putting together the second Contemptor for the Deathwing Zone Mortalis force and the Plague Drones for the Nurgle Daemon army (for regular 40k). I also decided to add another Herald to the force using the Warhammer Nurgle Lord figure.

Now my objective was to get them to a point I can game with them, as such I will be going back and doing bits and pieces on them later. For now though I can spend the rest of my time (I leave Thursday morning) getting things like army lists written up, packing boxes/foam sorted, packing etc.

Daemons:


The Plague Drones required a lot of GS due to all of the gaps. I also wanted one to carry an Instrument of Chaos, which as I wasn't using riders was a bit tricky. In the end I mounted one as a replacement to the Drones horn. I need to clean up the GS yet.

The Herald is a brute. Even without the rock he is standing on he would tower over regular troops.

I am undecided on the Heralds weapon, I've not glued the arms in place as I may replace the axe with a scythe (as per the model I saw at WHW). It would mean trying to scratch build a scythe and I do kinda like the axe a lot, I will have to mull it over some more...



Deathwing:

Second Contemptor is now built. Was a bitch, had to get the dremell out twice to remove a shed load of resin. More on this when I do the 'proper' update on it.

As usual all of the weapons are magnetised. I even magnetised the gun options mounted inside the fist. Made a bit of a mistake when I bought the CCW though, when asked which type I wanted I said claw (as it looks cooler) not realising that the weapon options I wanted (storm bolter & heavy flamer) came with the other CCW. I may have to scratch build something.




After this weekend I'll go back to these and finish them off fully and do fuller updates on them.

My priorities after the weekend will be the Mekboy Junka commission and painting the Nurgle Daemons I had previously started (Plaguebearers & Nurglings).

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Heresy Weekender - Part 4

So the final post covering the weekend contains pictures of anything else that grabbed my eye.

Again I have had to be selective as there was too many pictures to post up.

The 2mtr tall posters. When I got there Saturday morning half had already been sold, I was very tempted to grab the Dark Angel but thankfully by lunchtime it (and the others) had all gone.















Along the other side of that corridor where some large prints over the windows:



More on this image later.


While we are on artwork I popped into the Art Department room and grabbed a few pictures.


I have always loved pencil sketches, so I was delighted to see amongst the computer driven artwork some sketches. Alas I didn't catch who produced them. If you know please tell me so I can but his name to them.



In the model cabinets where some of the staffs own armies, alas the cabinets they are displayed in really doesn't help show them off and makes taking good pictures a real ball ache.


I so want a Typhon








Yeah, still want a Typhon
 
Last picture is from the last seminat, this is taken from a forthcoming graphic novel. That is all the information I can remember.
 


So to end this is the pieces I grabbed on the day.


The Limited Editions signed & number (007/100) print of the show only novella.


The show only novella itselt, along with the first
audiobook I have bought. Thought I would give them a go.

Underneath the dust cover this is what the book itself looks like.
Rather nice, but then for the price is bloody well better be.

My Epic Warhounds. Yay, Titans.

So that is it. I can now get back to building some models for my gaming weekend away.

So that is Deathwing & Nurgle Daemons...

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Heresy Weekender - Part 3 (the Battles of Istvaan III and V)

Moving on from the new models shown in the last post here are some shots from the Istvaan III and Istvaan V boards.

I have had to be quite selective as I had many more pictures.

As Istvaan III has been shown before let's start in reverse order with the new Istvaan V board:






















And now for the World Eaters on Istvaan III...











In amongst all those World Eaters is one guy playing with his smart phone:


The horror that Twitter may still be around in the 31st millenium is possibly the true Grim Dark.

I think there will be one more post. Random pics I grabbed around the place.