Monday, August 14, 2017

Death Guard Defiler

I've never liked the defiler model. I've always like the soulgrinder model better even though they use the same leg assembly. I just don't like how boxy it looks. So I decided to convert one for use in my Death Guard army since they are one of the few daemon engines that can be given the Death Guard keyword. I'm pleased with how it turned out, but I'm having difficulty with what colors to paint it. Here it is fully converted and primed.

Foetid Bloat-drone

I've just finished my first Foetid Bloat-drone from the Dark Imperium starter box. It is fun to paint. The next one I will paint may have some more color to it's armor, or it may just have different color flesh.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Necrosius the Apostle

I've been working on a Necrosius conversion and its pretty much done. I've decided to keep him a whiter color than the other Death Guard I'm painting in honor of his apothecary background. I like the model and it was a simple conversion. I've found that Dark Eldar blades make excellent scythe blades.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Death Guard Leviathan Dreadnought

I decided since I am starting a new Death Guard army that I should include some heavy support to the troops on the ground and so I have repainted my Salamanders Leviathan dreadnought as a Death Guard dreadnought. I painted the shoulder red in honor of the Dawn Raiders legacy as well as including their symbol on the right chest plate. The backstory on this model is that this particular Leviathan chassis was stolen from a loyalist chapter in the last few hundred years and a new inhabitant was interred into the sarcophagus, the last living Dusk Raider from the original 14th Legion.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Changing of the (Death) Guard

So, with the release of the new 40k rules set I was on the fence as to what army to make. Nurgle is my favorite chaos god, but it is currently EVERYONES favorite chaos god since the release of the new rules and models. So I was less inclined to make a Death Guard army. I have been feeling especially  Slaaneshi of late and so I decided to proxy an Emperor's Children noise marine army. I was very pleased with their performance, pun intended. The unfortunate downside of going that rout though, is that there are no new noise marine models and the bits for making them are fail cast resin and currently unavailable. The better alternative is the Kakophonii from Forge World. Unfortunately they are too expensive to get an entire army of them. The last alternative is to convert another model into a noise marine. Unfortunately a third time that rout is also too expensive in the end.

And then fate intervened and I was able to make an amazing trade for an unpainted Death Guard army. I traded some Bolt Action miniatures and rulebooks that I was not using for the army. So now I am playing Death Guard. My first game was pretty brutal and I may not use that list again, unless it is against someone I really don't like or a tournament. Scabiathrax plus Leviathan Dreadnought = win.

I've already started painting my new Death Guard. Here is the first fruits of my labor.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Noble Dead

The noble spirits bound into form in Shyish are greatly changed from their brothers in other realms. They reflect the noble dead of the realm in which they inhabit rather than the ancient guardians of legend. They emulate the nobles of many lands that have come to the realm of death after life and the terror they bring to their enemies is unmatched my any their noble brothers bring from other lands.
Rather than use my last 10 dryads as actual dryad I decided to convert them into Tree-Revenants. This is the first unit of 5. I may make the other five into Spite-Revenants instead, but chances are they will  be Tree-Revenants like these. With these I can make a Household battalion which means I can make more of the Wargrove battalions. With a second unit I'll have enough models for any one of the Gnarlroot, Ironbark, Harvestboon, or Winterleaf Wargroves. I'll be doing a little bit of puttying on these, basing them and then they will be ready for painting.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Lady of the House

Presenting the Lady Ninsar, Loremaster of the Clan Ur and bearer of the Weeping Crown. The Ancient Lady Ninsar has been the Loremaster of Clan Ur since it was first founded in the Realm of Shyish. It is she who wears the Weeping Crown, a terrible yet powerful artifact driven directly into the crown of Ninsar's head. It gets it's name from the lifesap that continues to weep from the wounds caused by its use, but the power it grants in combat far outweighs the pain it causes its bearer.

My first "treelord". When I first bought this model I used it as a daemon and added wings. Since I started creating a Sylvaneth army I decided to repurpose her back to her original form. I ordered a base for her, but it still hasn't arrived so I've had to paint her without it. I may still add some pigments to her after I paint her base. She is from Ultraforge, a company that has, unfortunately gone out of business. Fortunately there is another company with a similar design called Creature Caster. Their miniatures are pretty amazing and affordable.