Monday, 29 September 2014

Elysian company command Squad


I posted these chaps ride a few weeks ago, and here is the finished squad.

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The Squad’s support weapon, because really these guys should be sat somewhere safe dishing out orders and fire.


The spotter/loader is magnetised, so can be removed to reflect wounding.


This Squad also has a sniper.


and a Technician first class, equipped with a ground scanner. mainly used to give the hvy bolter and sniper re-rolls.

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Lovely models, and because these are resin you can really play with the poses, – all you need is a hairdryer.


Commander, with a pfist. cos he wanted one, and you know, it looks cool.

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Commander ffolks acknowledges his role, and is happy to sit in the backfield, but when he does get assaulted, he likes to be able to respond, as do his two subalterns, (yeah, the Elysian list can still use bodyguards)  and he lives by the maxim “better to have one and not need it..”

Friday, 26 September 2014

Tarantulas! For the imperial guard of course.



On my journey to expanding the Elysians to 1850 and a fully feildable force on their own, I decided to ensure that I got a decent chunk of anti tank in there.


What I didn't want to do though was just slap down a bunch of vendettas as lets face it, its overpowered, and not only that its just another Valk chassis.


Ignoring that, then meant that I was looking for ways to kill armour from they Elysians list. I decided on three main approaches, and here is the first, lovely models, go together and paint beautifully.


and in the Elysian list have the advantage of Deep Strike, so being fielded as single units, and dropped where they will be a real pain in the enemy armour’s ass.


Monday, 22 September 2014

Mud. Glorious Mud!


Having picked up some mig mud, looking for a way to acheive a good effect with less faff, I thought I would share my findings.


The tyres and treads of the average ork trukk are ripe for mudding.


Opening the container reveals a pigmented, gravelly paste. this one is “Europe dry mud” and Large [article size. we’ll get to that.


slapping it on with an old brush and working it into the crevices,


followed by wiping it off the raised surfaces…


and once dry…

It still needed something for me, and the large particles were distracting, though that said i did buy large. I also have a smaller tub here which I will try soon.


I set to adding a layer of dust with a MIG powder


And gave that a fix and wash with some thinners. you can see the results in my previous post on the Trukk.

overall it saved me mixing my own, and the results, while not outstanding largely due to the particle size, certainly are promising.

More once I find a suitable subject for the smaller particle mud.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Ork Trukk


I wanted to test out soome new rust and mud products, so an Ork trukk seemed like the perfect vessel.


More on the mud later, but the rust is “modelmates rust effect” and its really very good, if used correctly.


I think it might be actual rust, or if not it’s very similar in that it appears to be a liquid that oxidises to a powder when applied, and if built up in several layers and used with powders, some really amazing effects can be achieved



Here you can see several rust spots,  and some surface rust.


and the tailgate is in a bad way too..



Monday, 15 September 2014

Nork Deddog Conversion Painted for Drax!


I considered an alternate title for this post, something around “Furtling Drax’s Norks”, but thought better of it.


this is Admiral Drax’s characterful take on Nork Deddog; it’s one of the lovely old, well sculpted Ogryn, you know the ones with actual detail on them :)

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A wee while back when I offered to paint something for someone due to a blog event, Drax was the name out of the hat, and he offered up this conversion, I think as he had reached a bit of an impasse with the paint job. his instructions to me were along the lines of, “keep some catachan green and some dark angles green, some camo might be nice, oh and maybe a banner”


hopefully that counts as mission accomplished.

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Though I magnetised the banner in case he didn't like it.

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