So I finally finished the Shadow Captain I started back in November. Along the way however he’s gone through a few changes as a result of new models coming. Though I really liked the look I’d come up with, the Blood Angel Chaplain and Dark Fury Forgeworld models both had pieces that I really loved and wanted to add to this guy. As a result, he now sports a new jumpack and lightening claws. I also swapped out one shoulder pad for a more ornate version from Forgeworld.
Been rather radio silent of late, the downside of being an adult is that real life likes to get in the way of fun stuff like building and painting models. Still I’ve recently gotten a project done that was sitting on the shelf collecting dust for quite a while.
I give you the Mega Dread. Not a clue how effective he’ll be on the table, but he will look amazing towering over all my Boyz.
Since I’ve begun working on a Raven Guard force I decided I needed a good warlord to lead it. The Ravens have Shadow Captains in that position and Games Workshop does offer a single model in fine cast on their site. While Shadow Captain Shrike is fairly cool looking, I deplore fine cast and knew I could do better. Scavenging from my bit box and a few specific parts orders helped me custom build my perfect warlord.
I arrived home today to discover that my package from this Kickstarter had arrived unexpectedly. Having ripped into the package and played with the many bits and bobs I thought all of you good people out there might find it an interesting addition to their war gaming tables. It arrived incredibly quickly, so fast in fact that opening the package smelled like a campfire.
About two months ago I reviewed the Dreamforge APC and mentioned that I would be converting it into an Ork Trukk. It has finally made its way through my little chop shop ready to wreak havoc on anyone that gets in its path. In the hands of a Mek it has gained plenty of extra armor plates, a wrecking ball, and painted red for maximum destruction.
I arrived home today to discover the Shadow Force Solaq boxset waiting at my door. Now if you’ve been following all the rumors and reveals on the various Warhammer news sites you’ve likely already seen a reviews of the boxes contents, but I figured I’d offer up my own unboxing anyway.
I love me some Orks, but had decided maybe it was time to jump into another faction with a small force. I love the fluff of the Raven Guard so I had started building some army lists and picking out models to purchase when all the reveals started popping up for the Raven Guard boxset and the new rules they are getting. Fate seemed to be working against my wallet so though I hadn’t really planned on jumping into them till end of year or early next, I’ve started now.
I managed to snag a Terminator Close Combat Squad box for cheap and had some bits so I figured I’d start experimenting on the paint side in preparation for the other models I’ll be buying. I love the beak and claw motif of the RG so modded a beak helmet for this guy and then went with a very basic paint scheme.
About two months back I posted the build for my custom Ork Trukk. While I really love how it came out, I have found that its primary role in my army has becomea transport for my Tankbustas. Since I have decided to build a custom squad of them with a WW2 theme I figured it would be a cool idea to build a second Trukk that fit the same look.
The original plan was to search out a model of the German SdKfz 251, of which there are plenty, but then I stumbled upon Dreamforge Games’ Eisenkern ‘Keilerkopf’ APC; which is essentially a stylized sci-fi SdKfz 251. It’s a beautiful kit, and prefect for my purposes.
Everyone has their own techniques and methods for painting miniatures, and I always find it interesting to see how others like to work. Sharing ideas and different tricks and tips is how we all learn and get better at the hobby. In that vein, and and since I happen to be working on a unit of Ork warbikers I thought I would give a little insight in to my particular process.