Tuesday, 31 January 2012

More Long fangs

Another “I built this” post… getting close to the end of them, I promise..

My original long fang squad was the classic four rocket launchers.

Having played with them, I felt like I wanted to expand the roster and give myself some more options.. that’s what this army has become, not a build or a list.. but a set of units that I can use or vary according to points, mission or my mood… and I kinda like it like that.

Anyway, I built myself some lascannons..

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And some plasma cannons..

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The idea being I can now field mixed units, 3 las/2 miss or 3 miss/2 plas or whatever…

Lets me see how much better long fangs can be.


Oh and a second bossman.. at least he can be built with some poseability or personality.. something quite hard to do with normal devastators…

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

AOBR – Space Wolf Dreadnought conversions

So I’m now at four dreads…

Three of them are AOBR dreads…


This one isn't, but he donated some weapons to the others :) a backfield dread like this is a very useful addition to a SW army. I can’t see why the so called “rifleman” dread is so popular now, it’s just a hydra after all :)


A fairly standard AOBR dread, albeit with a flamer conversion and some “wolfing up” needs a bit of tidying up prior to paint.


An AOBR dread with the assault cannon from the “proper” dread kit, and again some wolfing up.


Lastly, some posing of the leg, a plasma gun donated from the sentinel kit and the usual wolfing out.

Now.. with a contemptor to convert into Bjorn…. I’ve also got the makings of an apocalypse formation.. Bjorn's sternguard or something :)

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Jump Pack Wolf Priest Painted

Been a slow week for painting due to ill health, but I managed to finish this guy today.

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He’s had a couple of changes since you saw him, I reneged and swapped out the combi Melta for a Plasma Pistol, and I added the medic’s tubes and whatnot, as re-reading some fluff, that’s what the Wolfpreists are. chaplains and Medics (where’s my FNP then, eh?)

Now, it’s not my best paint job I grant you, but he looks okay from a few feet away, and like I said I’ve not been well :)

Seriously though, I do struggle with black, proper black. I've got away in the past with faking black, using a deep charcoal colour instead, but I wanted to give black a go again, like I said it’ll be fine on the table :)

I do have somewhere an old UM metal jump pack chappie, for which I love the model, maybe a future project will be a wolfie conversion of him..

Anyway thanks for reading, I will try to up the pace on these guys :)

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Grey Hunter Reinforcements

Along with the Rhino rather than Razorback approach (though the hatches can still take the guns, if needed) I needed a few more troops to bulk out the Grey Hunter Squads to 10 each.






as the last lot were quite feral and armed with melee and bolter, I decided to build these guys with a little more restraint, as such they are more classic bolter pose marines. I tried to keep some dynamism though, and blended with the other fellows I think they'll be okay.

Once thing you will notice is that they dont have the moulded pads, I’ll be honest after some reflection and in the cold light of day I dont like them much. and I’ve got another strategy, but I’ll ask about that shortly :)

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for special weapons I’m mixing it up, some squads with melta, some with plasma.


I also went with power weapons rather than the mark of the wulfen. I know wulfen is more efficient, and maybe I'll model some up down the line,but for now, it’s power weapons.

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I’m keeping the wolf banners though.

So essentially I’ll have enough marines for- 2 x squads with 2 melta, power weapon and wolf banner.

And 1x squad with just 2x plasma guns.. this squad is a nice cheap objective holding, shooty unit that with counter attack can still afford to sit there and wait :)

Hopefully, paint is incoming.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Two More Finished Wolf Guard Terminators

So I’ve actually got a painted Squad now!


(as long as I overlook the guy on the end who is a very slightly different hue, due to him being the first one painted :) )


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Took me a while to get to a pint where I had a colour for the tanned leather I was happy with, and typically I didn't write down the recipe.. snakebite, dehneb and bleached I think.. :)


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Quite happy with this blokes face, it has some real character in person. but I’m still struggling to adjust to mini photography again and cant quite get the colour/exposure balance right.

It’s nice to have a finished squad, but it’s been a bloody long haul so far on these wolves. the drive on the rhinos the other week was the start of trying to speed up a bit, so I’ll be trying to build another unit or two, and get a few more painted in the coming weeks.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Wolf Priest with Jump pack conversion

This bloke is intended to lead the skyclaws previously posted.

His BS4 means I feel a bit more warranted giving him the combi melta, but might swap it out for a plasma or bolt pistol yet, depends how I feel.. so far I’ve only managed to play him as “counts as” with a Bolt pistol cos I couldn't find the points, maybe that will change, maybe not, but the model looks cool with a big gun imo :)

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His head is the skull from the wolf pack sprue melded with a terminator helmet and some GSfu, the rest of him is pretty standard. the paint will have to help him to stand out as a Wolf Priest.

Oh and the Crozius is a thunderhammer and a flag topper :)

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Skyclaw Squad Conversions

I know, I know, it’s probably cheaper and more efficient to put blood claws in a rhino..

But these guys are cooool.

The notion of a feral Astartes with a rocket strapped to his back. well I’ve always loved assault marines, and being an Ork player taught me the value of no of attacks over skill, – these guys are great skirmishers and line harassers.

So i had to model some.

Plus these blokes were essentially free.. some re-purposed ultramarine assault troops (let’s face it, I’m never playing smurfs again, nor am i ever going to get my ass in gear to ebay them) with some wolfie bitz and a few leftover FW weapons.. et voila…


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Flamer guy. BS3 means no melta for them :)


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Extra attacks however.. means it’s worth taking a Pfist…


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yeah, he’s cannon fodder…


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these guys might as well have red shirts on….


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Oh yeah, look at that hair.. this guy is always the first to die :)

Hoping to get some paint on these fellows soon, after some clean up of course..

Why is it that whenever I take pictures I see about a million things i need to fix?

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