Friday, 19 June 2020

40k and 30k Projects: Dark Angels on the Horizon WIP

With the incoming new Horus Heresy Thramas campaign coming and having already done a Night Lords army years ago it feels the best time to start up a side project of Dark Angels. The biggest question is of course how to do the black for the old Heresy style armor!
Dark Angels 30k Horus Heresy outrider bikes

I decided on a dark silky midnight blue for the "black" of the armor. This contrasting with the red stripes and eventual checks/transfers on the armor should pop well. The deep dark blue was achieved in the following steps:

- Undercoat black with airbrush primer
- Airbrush heavy zenith highlight with dark grey
- Airbrush light zenith highlight with grey blue
- seal with gloss varnish
- wash with Drakenhof Nightshade
- sliver edging with Leadbelcher
- Reds with Khorne Red

I hope this was helpful to anyone looking to replicate and I have included a pic of the paints used.
Now I am working on some armor and heaps of infantry while I wait for some transfers to arrive.

Dark Angels 30k Horus Heresy Outrider bike and assault marine

Dark Angels 30k Horus Heresy outrider bike

Dark Angels 30k Horus Heresy outrider bikes

Dark Angels 30k Horus Heresy Vindicator Tanks

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Imperial Fists 30k event report for SEQsy Part 3

Ok, huge post and pictures warning...

Imperial Fists Seekers Painted, Horus Heres, 30k

This was the third event from the awesome lads at SEQsy Heresy here in sunny Brisbane down under. The format is two games, loyalist vs traitor with two specially selected book missions for the theme of the day, you can play a third game if you are drunk enough and don't have to drive home as the whole thing is run out of a pubs event room!

Missions were 1 and 2 from book two massacre and focused heavily on the use of scoring troops and killing the hell out of each other at 3000 points with LOW and Primarchs allowed.

I played Tim from the Eye of Horus podcast as my first opponent who was using a mates Khorne theme Demons of the ruinstorm. I took my Imperial Fists with a focus on outflanking and deepstriking turn two, while holding an Aegis line boosting reserve rolls and protecting a shadowsword with dreads and a Forgelord. I managed to snipe out one of the behomeths with a D shot and the Demon lord with focused fire from the rest of the army outflanking on turn 2. The fat terminator blob with a praetor and siege breaker dropped in behind his main demon blobs and forced him to respond. In both games the fat terminator blob ate huge amounts of armor saves like god damn bosses for once! I ended up winning the game 7-1 as I just had too much 13 and 14 armor for the demons to bounce off with their big boys dead early on. Demons are huge wound soaks though and you need to pick your targets and just dump on them until they die or you will get swarmed. Also you need to be ok with feeding the horde a sacrificial unit or two so the rest of your army can function and tries to do work on objective scoring.

Imperial Fists Terminators 30k Horus Heresy

Imperial Fists Terminators Horus Heresy 30k

Imperial Fists 30k Terminators horus heresy

Imperial Fists 30k horus heresy Landraider Proteus

Imperial Fists 30k Horus heresy landraider proteus

Second game was on the same table as I was unlucky/lucky and against a inductii feel no pain horde of World Eaters and Angron.
I approached it in the same fashion, castle up and bait the main horde into it and then outflank and deep strike into the scoring area while picking apart important threats one at a time. The abundance of lascannons and melta in my army really helped negate FNP rolls and with some clever positioning/shooting I even sniped out apothecaries quickly as most people put them in the rear of a squad. I kited Angron the whole match and kinda felt bad about it until my terminators failed a 4 inch charge and at something like 36 wounds from a half dead inductii squad that then charged them. I ended up winning again by playing keep away with my scoring units in the opponents backfield and blocking any chasers with my tanks as fists will make a wall out of anything... even their own men and machines if needed. My opponent like all the other dudes at the event was a champ and good dude with great hobby energy and sick army.

Imperial Fists Terminators

Here is the first rounds armies and tables as a bonus!

Sunday, 18 August 2019

40k and 30k Projects: Imperial Fists bolter boys - Part 3 - Intercessors Squad

With the amazing new Space Marine codex dropped and the Imperial Fists supplement around the corner I am keen to get as much of my 40k force table ready. With that in mind I need Intercessors, heaps of them, so here is the first 10 man unit.

Imperial Fists Space Marine Intercessor Squad

As with previous posts the paint scheme is as follows:

1: spray silver and then a coat of matte sealer (stops the wash pooling) then wash with Nuln Oil

2: wash panels with cassandra yellow shade

3: wash panels with cassandra yellow again

4: a coat of Lamenters yellow glaze on the yellow panels

5: two coats of badab black on other paneling

6: sponge on battle damage and weathering with black

7: highlight black edges and fill in battle damage with a bright silver, I use a flat brush for this

8: fill in any other details to taste!

Bases are done in batches, spray silver and two coats of nuln oils and then details to taste. The green goo is the nurgles rot technical paint and rust is the technical rust paint too.

The feet of the Intercessors are weathered with black weathering powder and then I pin them all to the bases for extra stability when transporting.

The final product just waiting on decals 

Imperial Fists Space Marine Intercessor Squad

As you can see the whole paint scheme looks flat and boring without the weathering

Last pic is of my next project, terrain!

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

40k Projects: Genestealer Cult Purestrain Genestealer Contrast Paint Test

With the release of the new GW contrast paints I saw an opportunity to speed up some of my GSC units painting times. I have about 15 Genestealers lying around already primed white and though I would give it a go.

Purstrain Genestealer warhammer 40k, contrast paints, genestealer cult

Paint Scheme is as follows:
1: Prime White with rattle can or airbrush
2: Seal with matte spray sealer
3: wash flesh with Guillemen Flesh Contrast
4: Wash carapace with Black Contrast
5: Claws and talons with normal badab black
6: Purple with Genestealer purple, then a purple wash
7: Seal with matte spray sealer
8: brush on gloss coat on carapace, claws and talons + mouths 

Friday, 5 April 2019

40k Projects: Genestealer Cult Brood Brothers Earthshaker Battery

I recently got a hold of some very cheap third party artillery guns that fit into the 28mm Warhammer scale and decided my Genestealer Cult needed some long range punch in the form of a deatachment of Brood Brothers Earthshaker Battery guns. You can find the models yourself on ebay under the keywords “Model, antiaircraft gun, cannon toy” and they go for about $4 a piece AUD. I purchased 10 to cover any bad casts and to also bulk out some 30k milita forces in the future or just plain old terrain pieces as well.

Genestealer Cult Earthshaker Artillery Brood Brothers GSC

Painting was simple:
1: Spray white undercoat and then seal with matt varnish for better wash surface
2: One coat of brown wash
3: Once coat of Sepia wash
4: Drybrush with Bone
5: Paint metals and then wash metals with nuln oil
6: Black for the wheels with a grey drybrush over the top

I will be weathering the whole army at once when the complete force is up to the same standard as it helps me keep consistency doing it in one giant batch.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

40k and 30k Projects: Imperial Knight Gallant and Knight Helverins WIP - Part 1

Work in progress for my Imperial Knights for 40k and to be also used as allies to my Imperial Fists 40k force as well. I used the same painting scheme as my 30k Terminators and Dreadnoughts with the metallic yellow and heavy weathering.

Imperial Knights and Helverins 40k Metallic Yellow

Imperial Knights Warhammer 40k Yellow

Imperial Knights Gallant Warhammer 40k YellowImperial Knight Gallant painting Warhammer 40k Yellow

Still lots of details to go on these guys but at least they are table ready!

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

40k and 30k Projects: Imperial Fists dream of metallic yellow sunsets - Part 2 - Event time!

So I attended the Eye of Horus Podcast 30k Horus Heresy narrative event this weekend with my new 30k Imperial Fists force.

Metallic Imperial Fists Terminators, Horus Heresy

I was able to just get enough painted to a table top standard the night before the event. Players had to have lists for 1000 and 1250 Zone Mortalis and also 1500 and 2000 point Centurion matches. I went Terminator and Dread heavy just because they look cool!

Metallic Imperial Fists Terminators, Horus Heresy

Metallic Imperial Fists Terminators, Horus Heresy

Metallic Imperial Fists Terminators, Horus Heresy

Metallic Imperial Fists Terminators, Horus Heresy

Imperial Fists 30k Horus Heresy Warhammer

Metallic Imperial Fists Terminators, Horus Heresy

Metallic Imperial Fists Terminators, Horus Heresy