Monday 29 September 2014

Recalcitrant Daze - Back on the horse.

So I've been on holiday in sunny Budapest.

But now I am back.

I've tidied the hobby room and started to look at what is on the desk for the coming days.

To tackle the Daemons backlog I'll be tackling the PIP units including the Plaguebearers with standards and chaos instruments.

It's been a while since I've done anything Orky or a commission, so with it being about time to get back into both here is the start of a new Orky commission. It'll be done alongside every thing else so it will be a slow burner.

On top of that we have a new meet up on the horizon, so I shall have another attempt at doing the Dreadball team...

Expect updates coming.

At a rate which I can't specify.

But they will come.


Sunday 14 September 2014

Blessings of the Plaguefather - Update & Decimator 4

More of a general update tonight. I've not had much time and with me going on holiday Friday i'm not going to get much in model wise for the next fortnight or so.

I did though take advantage of decent weather to get everything that was built undercoated.

Updated State of Play chart -
with the huge difference of the Plague Hulk now marked as Built.

I did have the new Decimator arrive from eBay-land. Decent cast, will need a bit of cleaning up but not much.

As you can see it came with a CCW and a Butcher Cannon. Now for the first Decimator I built a Butcher Cannon for it and I have to say I actually prefer the version I did...

The FW one just looks so weedy, hardly worthy of the name 'Butcher'.

So this Butcher is going to go and turned into something else.

The question is what do I do for the second weapon? I am thinking one of the following:
1. Buy a second FW close combat weapon.
2. Convert my own CCW which looks different to the stock one (a Nurgley infected weapon perhaps).
3. Build a Storm Laser.
4. Build a Soul Burner Petard which I will give to the first Decimator and give its Butcher Cannon to this one.

I am most tempted to go with 2 or 3.

Thursday 11 September 2014

Blessings of the Plaguefather - Plague Hulk 7

So getting back to some unfinished Daemon projects I set about finishing off the Plague Hulk.

You may remember I was stuck with what to do with his left hand. I cut away the horrible sword and dremelled out the hand, the intention was to replace the sword with something else.

I just couldn't decide what with.

Suddenly yesterday I decided on something.

A hook. Embedded in the Plague Hulks stump.

Not brilliant but I like it enough not to rip it off and start again.

Hook close ups...

Next up will be to get this guy undercoated, hopefully the weather stays nice till the weekend and I can get him done.

I will also aim to get at least one PIP project finished - prob the Plague Bearers.

Saturday 6 September 2014

Blessings of the Plaguefather - Beasts of Nurgle 4 & State of Play

So the Toad build is done.

I ended up doing little pieces here and there since the last pictures were took. Unfortunately I couldn't pull their horns out, they are just stuck in too well.

I modified a couple of them, adding GS to one and cutting another down. All three are now based, though the one will not be glued to his base till after the painting is done.

Doesn't he look cute in the bottom right shot?

The chap above is the one who will be painted before he gets glued into place. I built the base out of some slate and a load of GS. He had his horn cut down and I hollowed out the tip. I'm tempted to take the dremel to it down and deepen the hollow.

State of Play

I decided to take stock just where I am with the Nurgle Daemon army.

When I started picking up some of Papa Nurgle's minions the plan was to have a small force which I could use either as an allied contingent to my Militia or as a stand alone force in small games such as Zone Mortalis.

It has grown somewhat larger than this.

One reason why I wanted a small Daemon force was for the aim of actually having a painted army, something I have never had despite the amount of years I have spent in this hobby. The other was the limited options available with a mono god daemon army.

Forge World ave meant this army has expanded, the options they provide opens up a mono build to far more interesting paths. GW also chipped in with the Plague Drones which brought something new to the putrid forces of Nurgle.

So shamelessly ripping off the idea from Mordian 7th here is a chart showing the state of each unit.

I didn't realise just how little I had completely finished until I did the above, or just how much I had in a PIP state.

You may notice that there are two Decimators shown, and I now what you are asking 'where is this second Decimator Rictus?', well the answer is somewhere in the postal system as I only bought it off ebay yesterday.

That lot comes to 2700 points, not including Scabby though it does include the GW GUO that I have but don't like - he is just filling in till GW finally redo him. As you can see they really have grown some way past the point of just being allies. I still have a Heavy Support slot unfilled...

I think the way forward is to turn some more of those greens to blue...

Monday 1 September 2014

Blessings of the Plaguefather - Beasts of Nurgle 3

So unless I can manage to prise loose their horns the three Toads are done.

Tomorrow i'll see if I can pull the horns by pulling firmly, or perhaps wagging them side to side will cause them to come free.

We shall see.