Saturday, 22 December 2012

Unit Finished - Destroyer Lord

Imotekh the Stormlord wasn't going to be used so I "upgraded" him. I think I like him better this way.
Here's my finished Destroyer Lord. He was a lot of fun to paint. I think I'm getting better at the glowy bits, too.
He was actually a last minute addition to my army, added in because he cost exactly he right amount of points.
I've used him in 2 games so far and he's been fantastic in both, slaughtering his way through a bunch of stuff. Hooray!
My pictures are kind of crappy. I think for Christmas I'll buy myself a nice light box or something!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Necron Deathmark

Here's my first Deathmark. I love these guys. 5 of them with a Harbinger of Despair never fails me, teleporting around the battlefield and shutting down people's brains.
Most of my weapons have purple glowy bits, so I went with blue on these guys with a black carapace to make them stand out a little more, being elite assassins and all.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Unit Finished - Harbinger of Destruction 2

I'm not sure which Cryptek is the current Internet favourite. Maybe the Harbinger of the Storm? Either way, I like a few Destruction Crypteks in my army. They can deal with vehicles, they add some ranged threat beyond the standard Necron 24", and they bring some high strength low AP for chipping away at Terminators, Monsterous Creatures or whatever. They have nice utility. Plus, huge laser-lance gun-cannons! That's always good, right?
Anyway, I have 3 in my list and here's the second.
Bzzzt bzzzt zap zap

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Destroyer Lord WIP

When I started my Necrons, one of the first figures I picked up was Imotekh the Stormlord. He was a cool figure and I thought I might use him.

Well, time has progressed and I'm pretty sure he won't see the battlefield any time soon. So, rather than have him sitting around on the shelf doing nothing I decided to put him to use and re-purpose him as a Destroyer Lord.

A WIP, I'll be adding a Warscythe and jazzing up his back a little. It looks kind of plain without the cloak.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

500pts Necrons vs Dark Eldar

Earlier this week I ran a short intro game of 40k for a friend who's just starting out.
My goal was to showcase a few different unit types and give a general feel for how things interact with other things.
Simple stuff but everything was painted so I took some pictures!
This pretty much sums up how the game went. The Dark Eldar get gunned down by the Necrons with very little robotic casualties in return.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Emperor's Children Colour Test

Words cannot describe how excited I am for the new Chaos codex. Aside from maybe the Orks, Chaos would be the army I've loved for longest. Slaanesh is my God of choice, and I am eager to unleash waves of sonic destruction upon the servants of the Corpse Emperor once more. The Forge World Heresy book isn't helping much.

Anyway, my skills have improved quite a bit since I painted my EC several years ago, and as I love them so much I want to do the army justice. My last scheme was mostly comprised of washes, which looked ok, but I want something I off a bit more with. Seems appropriately Slaaneshi.

Dark Vengeance had me reaching for the purple paint, but I'm holding off for now. I'll probably want to do some weapon swaps or something. I want the Chosen to be as deadly on the battlefield as they look.

So I grabbed this guy and forced him to submit before the angry paintbrushes of destiny.

I'm not sure I like the stark contrasts between the shades of purple at the moment. Something more subtle might work better I think.

Anyway, please give me some C&C!

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Iron Hands Deathwatch Marine

One of my friends at a forum I frequent is in the midst of a pretty cool project. A Deathwatch marine army, where each member of the community paints up their own marine, and then mails it back to him. They chose their chapter and paint it according to their own style and skill. The army will be getting a unifying set of resin bases once it's done. I think it's going to look pretty cool. It' will be using the Grey Knights rules to represent the fact that each marine is an individual, and the elite/weird/specialist loadout of each guy.
Anyway, as my Imperial Chapter of choice is the Indomitable Iron Hands, I had no choice. Here's my marine!
The whole army will be getting resin bases, so he's just super glued on there. I slopped some Citadel Texture paint on quickly for the photo tho.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Unit Finished - Harbinger of Destruction

Well, here's another painted Cryptek for you. The first of 3 Harbingers of Destruction! I decided these guys will be mostly metal and I'll let the multiple glowy bits add interest to the miniature. Keeping the shoulders metallic means they don't get lost in the unit they join so much.
The blade on his weapon was originally turquoise blue but it didn't work at all.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Unit Finished - Necron Scarabs

These guys were nice and quick to paint. "paint" may be overestimating things, however I did spend a fair amount of time on the bases ;)
"Delicious, eh Shrapnel?"

Fairly standard scarabs, although you may notice a few mini scarabs from the tomb kings sprues as space fillers.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Unit Finished - Necron Overlord

Well, he's been sitting half complete for months now, so I thought it was long past time to finish him off.
Colours actually came out a lot more vivid than they usually do. The iPhone's camera is pretty sweet.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Harbinger of the Storm - Cryptek Conversion

So, I'm buildiing the final few figures needed to finish off my Necron army. Final few until I decide to add in more wraiths (very likely) or my group arbitarily decides to change points values (again very likely). The last few I need at the moment, however, are the Crypteks. I already made my Harbinger of Despair and my Harbinger of Destruction with solar pulse, but i need a few more plasmancers to add to my units. While building them, I had the urge to make a Harbinger of the Storm. I'm not sure he'll see much use (I'm not sure I need the extra anti tank so the higher S and range of the destruction teks seems more useful right now), but I built him anyway. It's always nice to have options!

Bzzzt bzzzt zap aeiiiiiii

Monday, 21 May 2012

Necron Lord Cosplay

I've seen plenty of Imperial costumes, a few Eldar (and even a titan) but this is the first Necron outfit I've seen.
Looks pretty badass!
Via Kotaku

I'm moving soon (today in fact!). I'm hoping once I'm settled in and have some more room I'll get back into painting stuff!

Monday, 16 April 2012

Harbinger of Destruction - Cryptek Conversion

Just a conversion today. I've not been doing much painting lately, but I'm sure I'll get back on the hobby horse sooner or later.
There is a 74.56% chance of your face being shot by my huge laser.

Anyway, here's my first Harbinger of Destruction Cryptek. I'll paint the control panel things up as glowing energy, in a kind of minority report high tech interface thingy. I figure he's busy calculating the correct setting to unleash a Solar Pulse while his shoulder cannon fires off by itself.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Unit Finished - Necron Warriors 2

5 more Warriors done, including a few with battle damage.
I think I'll end up with about 25 warriors in total once I've assembled everything. I'm not sure how to run them; The Internet advocates multiple small units, but I think larger squads to take advantage of Reanimation Protocols might be the way forward.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Necron Overlord WIP

Lord or Overlord? Either way, he's pretty much just the plastic Lord with a Lychguard Warscythe. Just a work in progress to show the basic colour layout.

I was actually planning to have the loin cloth and cloak turquoise, but I forgot and painted it purple. I think it'll work out better this way!

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Unit Finished - Harbinger of Despair

This is a fairly common conversion, but that's because it's a good one. The plastic Warhammer Heroes range has been pretty fantastic so far. Lots of scope for cool conversions.
"Oh, I'm not actually a Cryptek. I'm just cosplaying as Cloak."
 Anyway, I decided to avoid the usual hi-tech staff and go for something a bit more pragmatic. The Harbinger's weapon is a template, so I imagined it to be some sort of psychic flamethrower. His other hand is a gauntlet with a built in teleportation device for Veil of Darkness-ing around the battlefield.

More pics after the jump!

Friday, 30 March 2012

Unit Finished - Immortals with Gauss Blasters

Well, here's my first squad of Immortals. I might take them up to 10 strong at some stage, but for now my plan is to have them deploy with a Veil of Darkness Cryptek and teleport around the battlefield. Said Cryptek is basically done and will be gracing the blog with his presence shortly!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Necron Warrior Conversions...I still function!

One of the things that appeals to me about the Necrons are their resilience. My choice of army normally focuses on the fast but fragile. It'll be interesting to play something that can take a punch.
I'm also a big fan of robots, so the image of half destroyed Necrons rebuilding themselves on the battlefield is pretty striking.

Wanna bet?

Detail images after the jump...

Monday, 12 March 2012

Unit Finished - Necron Warriors

I suspect I'll be running any warrior units in numbers larger than 5, but as this is the minimum squad size, it totally counts as a finished unit.

Guy in the middle is my (admittedly lackluster) homage to the old Space Crusade Chaos Android.

These guys are quick, too. One of them was my test 'cron, but I did the other 4 from start to finish in a couple of hours, which is huge for me.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Necron Immortal Test Scheme

I posted a test Warrior a little while ago, and while I was generally happy with the basic scheme, there were a few things that I wasn't happy with. One was the base, obviously.
While I like to imagine Cybertron Necron Tomb Worlds being dark, metallic places, basing my 'bots that way just didn't look good with the dull metal scheme. I needed something with much more contrast, so I tried something that looks like sandstone. I'm quite pleased with the way it looks, and I think it presents the very simple paint job of the Decepticrons in a much more flattering manner.

I imagine most of my army is on the brink of accidentally tripping down the little ledges built into all their bases

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Japanese Golden Demons

Japanese Golden Demons...sort of. So, these pictures are a bit old now, I think they were taken about a month ago. Still, pictures!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Necron Crypteks

Ahhh, it's been a while.
Lots of boring real life things have been getting in the way of hobby time, as they are want to do. I'm slowly plugging away at assembling my Necron forces (spoiler; Annihilation Barges are really cool and pretty fun to build). In the mean time however, I've got a bit of a backlog of images that I've not gotten around to posting yet.

I've mentioned in the past about the secret santa project I participate in, so I won't go into the specifics again.
EDIT: Ok, looks like I've not posted specifics before, but here's a piece I did up last year.
Anyway,  this is what I built and painted as a gift for me Santee. Necron Crypteks!

I resisted the urge to paint each one up in a different colour, Power Rangers style.
More pictures after the jump...

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Decepticrons, rise up

Test warrior, done! This guy was, surprisingly, very quick to paint. I attacked his face with liquid greenstuff and then carved it down with a knife. a featureless face makes them look a bit more robotic and expendable, I think.

I'm not sure about the base, though. What do you guys think? Any suggestions for a different way of doing the base?

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Necron Scarab base fillers?

When I start any new army (or even just think about starting), I like to do my research. While I don't take everything I read at face value, it's always good to see other people's take on things. Anyway, if you fulfil the dual criteria of 1) being alive and 2) being on the internet you'll know how much everyone seems to love Scarabs. I don't know if they're as good as people say, but they look cool and I want some.
Getting enough bases can be problematic, however. You get 3 bases per 12 warriors, and that's just with 4 scarabs per base. I want something a bit more swarm like, but I'm not sure I want to go the casting route, as cool as that looks.
I had a look around for alternative miniatures, and discovered that some of the recent Tomb Kings releases came with scarab beetle decorative bitz. While they decidedly non-robotic, I figure they'll look pretty good painted up the same as the regular scarabs; maybe an alternate make or model or something. I ordered some, and they arrived recently. Unfortunately they were a little smaller than I was anticipating, but I think they still might work scattered amongst the bigger bugs. What do you think?
I think they might be enough to let me spread my scarabs out a bit whilst still looking suitably swarm-like.
Bases are from Voodooworx by the way. I've not used resin bases before, but these ones were cheap enough to be affordable whilst also being pretty great quality. I am very impressed.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Rise of the Necrons

Like many of you, I can't resist starting a new army, and like many of you, Necrons broke through my self restraint barrier and began pillaging my supplies of money and hobby time.
They ticked all three boxes for me. They had cool miniatures (finally), they had cool background (finally) and their playstyle looked both fun and a change from my usual preference for glass cannon types.

Anyway, I received a load of boxes for Christmas, but I have been waiting to have everything I need before I get started. For the first time ever I am trying out resin bases (I finally got sick of glueing sand to stuff), and they arrived a few days ago. I've begun the slow process of assembling my robotic forces, so expect some Necrons to show up on the blog sooner or later.
Necron Ambassador. Look, he brought a gift! It's either a rez orb or a delicious red apple.

I'm getting a little ahead of myself. Most of my Necron army was a gift from my ever generous brother, and he included the following Lord, painted up in the scheme of his own Necron Dynasty. He also wrote a whole load of in character notes to go along with the gifts, because we are both huge nerds and that is how we roll.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Pain Tokens

I was out and about in Tokyo today, and spotted these things in the arts/crafts superstore Tokyu Hands.
Red/Orange plastic decoration...things. To be honest I'm not really sure what they're meant to be for, but they look a bit like blood drops, so I thought they would make neat pain tokens for my Dark Eldar.
I've been meaning to make some custom pain tokens since I started the army. Seeing as I have yet to make good on that, I figure these will be an improvement over a dice or whatever else I have to hand.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Unit Finished - Talos

This guy took me ages. All the vials, bones, fleshy bits, it just seemed to go on forever. Of course, now he's done, I want to do another one.

I'm normally pretty careful while painting, but this guy ended up with quite a few accidental fingerprints during his paint job.
More pictures after the jump!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Unit Finished - Wyches

Here's my first squad of Wyches. As mentioned before, each of my Wych squads will have different coloured hair to make them easy to differentiate on the battlefield. In my experience by about turn 3 I often have a few minis left from one Wych squad and 5 or 6 from the other all in one combat, so it will be good to be able to tell the units apart easily. These guys are pink, obviously, and the next unit will be green.

 More pics after the jump

Monday, 2 January 2012

Unit Finished - Plastic Haemonculus Conversion

Happy New Year everyone!
Let's start 2012 off with a good one. A painted HQ choice!
I painted the robes all fleshy to begin with, but that just ended up looking weird. And by weird I mean terrible.
 More pictures and a quick how-to after the jump.