Sunday, December 11, 2016

Brotherhood of the Crow part 34

I'm still working on getting a new computer so it's more phone pictures for now.
Here is my beloved army standard bearer.
I decided to go with an old style feel. I've always loved Blanche's use of the Mona Lisa in his paintings so I decided to continue that tradition. At first I was planning on painting both sides of the banner with the same image. Unfortunately not only is that a pain, it is also more fun to paint two different images. For the second image I decided to recreate an Ian Miller painting, which I recently purchased. (More on that in a future post.) I decided to do a step by step on the paintings.

 The second painting took fewer steps.

 The final product.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Brotherhood of the Crow part 33

I wanted to take better pictures of this model, but until I get a new computer this will have to do. This is my Fimir champion conversion. I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Brotherhood of the Crow part 32

I have so many miniatures in line to paint right now it's driving me crazy. A palanquin, three trolls, several champions, a few chaos marauders and a plague cart. I want to paint so bad, but my with my move going on I haven't been able to start on anything. So I've been greenstuffing gaps and cleaning mold lines. Lately though I did a little conversion on one of my champions. I turned him into a Fimir: Fimm champion. I'm currently working on his tail, but his face is done.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Brotherhood of the Crow part 31

As promised in my last post this post is dedicated to a labor of love 26 years in the making. It all began in 1990 when, at 11, I got the legendary tomb Realm of Chaos: Lost and the Damned. It has been with me ever since. I have not let it leave my sight since the day I got it. One of the entries in it is the War Altar of Nurgle. Like a lot of people I enjoy the pageantry of Nurgle and I've always wanted to make an altar for my favorite Chaos god, especially after looking at the amazing one in LatD for so long. I've had a few false starts over the years and this project might have gone the same way if not for three special people who made it possible. In no particular order: Andrew Dyer, Richard "Orcland" Hale, from Stuff of Legends, and a local friend Evan for their contributions to what has become my crowning achievement, as far as I'm concerned, thank you guys so much. I couldn't have done it without you. So enough lead in, here is the main event. I hope you enjoy it. My scratch built War Altar of Nurgle.

Some of you may recognize a few of the figures on this from Oldhammer weekend, which unfortunately I was unable to attend, for the second year in a row. :( Also the first person who can tell me what the main symbol on the white banner is gets 10 points for their house.

Brotherhood of the Crow part 30

I still don't have a computer, but a friend is letting me use his. So thanks to him I can post another installment of the Brotherhood of the Crow. So, without further ado here we go.

I have been on a painting kick lately and I have not only finished another couple of champions, but also a few units. I have also finished a project that has been in the works for 25 years, but that will be featured in my next post.

My Nurgle army is nearly finished. I only have a few champions to paint and I just received a plague cart in the mail today and I will be out of models. After that I'll be getting one unit at a time and finishing it before moving on to the next. The next unit in line will be a unit of either Diseased Flagellants or Plague Zombies, maybe Plague Skeletons, to go with my Plague Cart. Oh and I almost forgot, I also recently acquired a Palanquin of Nurgle and, hopefully I will soon have a rider that I will use as the Baron of Crows. Finally my army has a leader!

I recently borrowed a section of GW's plastic game board that my brother painted and decorated for his chaos army to rephotograph my units on. So, I'll be reposting pictures of all the units in my Nurgle army.

First is the new unit I painted. A unit of Pestigor with a chaos champion leading them.

Next is a unit of Nurgle chaos warriors lead by yet another champion.

The (current) army standard bearer who is a champion crossbred with a troll and an early 80's sculpt of a female chaos warrior whom I'm using as a champion.

Lastly a unit of D3 Plaguebearers from the "Chaos Creatures" chart.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

OMG! It's the orky life for me!

Helloooo Orktober!
When you're excited about something you just have to blog about it. Well, I'm excited about what I got this Orktober. Massive trade of AoS minis for Oldhammer minis. With this treasure trove I can now create 17 out of the 20 types of Freebooterz units.
Now I just need 3 runtbot bomb launchers.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

More Beastmen for the Crows

A quick update. Back when I was painting more and I had both my Nurgle army and Genestealer Cult in the works I had a hard decision to make. "Do I use my Bob Olley beastmen for my Fantasy Nurgle army or my Nurgle Genestealer Cult?" At the time I went for the Cult since it was big enough to actually start playing and my Nurgle army was far from finished. Well, now that the new Genestealer Cults codex is coming out there probably won't be an entry for "beastmen" in it so I've decided to rebase them for my Nurgle army.
Here is the seven beastmen unit in its movement tray. I'll be creating a filter tile to make the unit look not so small. It will still be a 7 man unit, but it will look better in the tray. Unfortunately I've run out of shield so I'll have to work on making some, or something. I'll be painting them till I figure out what to do about the shields.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

More men for the Crows

I was rooting through my Oldhammer minis again looking for something to paint and discovered that I still have a few RoC champions to paint as well as a few beastmen. Originally the beastmen were for my genestealer cult, but now that there are current rules for genestealer cults I'll probably rebase them and use them in my Nurgle warband. So the Brotherhood of the Crow grows larger. I'll post some pictures once I get a few done. Also I'll try to write some more of the Baron's story, if you enjoy story so far.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Apology for my absence

I apologize to those of you who follow me for my absence. My computer broke and I lost everything on it. I'm only able to write this through my phone. I'm not sure when be getting a new computer so posts will be sparce till then. I may post a few pictures of any new models I paint, but they will be taken with phone.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Salamanders Legion part 6

I have finished my conversion of Narik Dreygur, the Iron Warrior delgatus that defected to the Salamanders commander Cassian Dracos on the Forge World of Xana. I painted him as a Blackshield to represent him turning his back on the Iron Warriors for his abandonment and betrayal. I've decided to call his warband the Chain Breakers to represent their goal of destroying as many of the Alpha Legion as they can, the chain being one of the Alpha Legions predominant icons. I will be painting a unit of ten veteran Iron Warriors in the same color scheme and using the shattered chain as their pauldron symbol instead of the Iron Warriors iron skull.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Salamanders Legion part 5

Cassian Dracos the first Commander of the XVIII Legion. Entombed in a dreadnought built by the hands of Vulkan himself to honor the veteran commanders accomplishments.

I decided to paint Dracos different from the other dreadnoughts. I decided black was an appropriate color for a couple of reasons. First is that it helps him stand out in a sea of green. Another reason is that many Legions, including the Salamanders, associate the color black with veteran status. A third reason is that I will be using him as both Cassian Dracos and Cassian Dracos Reborn and I felt that Dracos Reborn was a very dark and sinister character that black was appropriate for.  I will be adding Narik Dreygur to my army as well. Since I've found it difficult getting hold of his model for less than $50 I decided to convert a model to represent him. It wasn't difficult and he is done except for his base. So I'll post my pictures of him next, once he is completely done.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Salamanders Legion part 4

Finally another post. Just finished my behemoth of a Leviathan dreadnought. Such a great model and terrifying in combat. My air compressor has been broken for a while and I just fixed it so, hopefully, my Salamanders will be done soon. I've got all the airbrush work done on them and I just need to do all the detail.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Salamanders Legion part 3

Here is my praetor, Lord Protector Val'kir. He is the commander of Realm Skarokk, the 7th chapter of the Salamanders Legion and ruler of the haven city of Skarokk. His drake skin cloak turned out better than I thought it would.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Salamanders Legion part 2

I know I said I would be posting a terminator squad next, but it just didn't turn out that way. The terminators are close to being finished, but I skipped over them to paint a tactical support flamer squad. The flamer squad isn't 100% finished because I still need to paint the pauldrons with legion and squad symbols. Since the Salamanders Legion didn't use standard Imperial symbols I am having to make up my own, especially since the Salamanders artwork in the Horus Heresy books doesn't show any except a skull on veterans.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Salamanders Legion part 1

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I haven't really been feeling inspired to paint. That has recently changed. I just got a copy of Betrayal At Calth for a commission I'm doing and I've decided to make a Salamanders army for Horus Heresy (30K). Originally last year I had it in mind to create an Iron Warriors army for 30k, but I didn't have the money to spend on such a thing so I gave up on it. Since Betrayal at Calth came a long it became a lot cheaper to build a Legion army. I decided to go with the Salamander Legion for a couple of practical reasons and a few fluff reasons. The practical reasons are: Gunmetal is more difficult to work with through an airbrush than green and the Salamanders have better rules than the Iron Warriors. The fluff reasons are that I like how unique the Salamanders' philosophy as a Legion is, they are actually interested in protecting the citizens of the Empire and I respect self sacrifice above all else and they have plenty of that. I am going back and forth on what to get for the legion, but luckily the Betrayal at Calth has enough for almost 2000pts. The first thing in the box that I've painted is the Contemptor dreadnought. It was pretty quick and easy. The army's look is going to be that of a Legion at war, dirty and battered. It isn't necessarily going to be during or after the Dropsite Massacre, but it will look as though it could be. The Salamanders Legion is divided into seven "realms" each named for a major city on Nocturne. The army will be a part of the Skarokk "realm", which is the seventh realm, thus the VII on the dreadnoughts left shoulder. I tried to do the "heated metal" look on the Kheres Assault cannon, but failed to really pull it off. I just couldn't get the metallic effect in the colored area, but over all I am still happy how the model turned out and it looks good on the table. I'll probably be getting a few more dreadnoughts. I feel like of all the Legions the Salamanders would have one of the highest numbers of dreadnoughts.

Next up will be a Praetor and some Firedrakes that I made from the Cataphractii terminators that came in the box.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Next Frostgrave adventurer

Here is my infantryman for my necromancer's warband. I used a Rackham Drune Wraith. I also used the citadel technical paint Agrellan Earth for the first time on a base. If I can find some suitable crossbowmen models I'll swap them out for the infantrymen.