Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Sons of Horus - MKV Tactical Squad 2 - Games Workshop

 

Hello everyone

Just a short post today, as I just wanted to show the latest squad I finished for my Sons of Horus using the new MKVI plastic marines and a lot of 3d printed parts.

I managed to get these done just in time for MWW6, an event in Malmö I attended this past weekend.
Was an absolute blast and got to meet a few of the hobby boyfriends, which was a lot of fun. I will definitely be going again next year.



Until next time
Chris

Sunday, 11 September 2022

Sons of Horus - MKV Tactical Squad - Games Workshop


Hello everyone

If you have been following along on Instagram, you'll probably have noticed I'm currently painting a lot of new Tactical Marines and other stuff from the Age of Darkness Starter Set. In total, I'm currently painting 30 Tactical Marines, 5 Recon Marines (Finished), a Contemptor Dreadnought and a Centurion. 

The Recon Squad is already finished, and now I only have to do another 20 Tactical Marines. My deadline is currently the end of October as I would like to have at least 20 of the Tacticals finished and ready for an event I'm going to.

You might notice these are not actually the MKVI marines from the box set, and you'd be absolutely right. I only used the legs, arms, 1 right shoulder pad, weapons and the Vexilla. All the remaining parts are either FW reason, GW plastic or 3d Prints (the majority).  I wanted to make them into a makeshift MKV unit, and I think I did alright.

They are painting just like I've described in my old painting guide. I've just changed the highlight placement and done a lot more highlighting with the brush. I've gotten a little bored with just doing edge highlights, so have to challenge myself ever so slightly.

Even though I hate batch painting with a fiery passion, I'm still happy with how these turned out, and I've already started working on the next batch of 10 (and the Centurion). If you want to follow along, hop over on Instagram as I update regularly.






Comparison with some of my old MKIV marines

Until next time
Chris


Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Davinite Lodge Priest - Sons of Horus - Forgeworld

 


Hello everyone

I'm going to an event in Malmö later this year and everyone has been asked to bring a "Remembrancer" for one of the missions we are going to be playing. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do, as I couldn't really think of a lore-friendly way to make a remembrancer for the Sons of Horus, seeing how they kill all of them before the Heresy actually began for real.

Luckily one of my good mates had this old model still in a blister box and offered to just give it to me, as it had just been collecting dust on his shelve for years. So I happily accepted and made a few simple modifications to it by adding the standard. 

If you don't know, and I'm sure most people don't, this is an Event-only model that Forgeworld made about 10 years ago. Today you might be able to find it on eBay or a Facebook trading group if you are lucky and probably also if you do your resin shopping in the far east. Personally I've never seen this model in the flesh before and there aren't a lot of pictures of it online, so I guess it's relatively rare.

It was such a blast to convert and paint and I think this model will suit the role of "Remembrancer" perfectly during the event.

Anyway here are some more pictures, enjoy :-)


Now I'm back to painting a lot of Tactical Marines, follow along on Instagram if you would like to see my progress. However, it's currently extremely hot (as you probably know) so hobby time is a little sporadic...

Until next time
Chris

Monday, 8 August 2022

Recon Marines - Sons of Horus - Forgeworld

 

Hello everyone
So I'm currently working on a rather large project for my Sons of Horus, this weekend I managed to finish the first part of it, this 5 man Recon Squad. Was a lovely kit to paint and had a lot of fun with it. I'm actually surprised how fast I finished these, but I'm sure batch painting 30 tactical marines will kill my will to live again :-p

These are painted by following my own recipe (from the pdf) and then added a bit more highlights with the hairy brush in the end, just using some glazes etc.

Anyway here are some more pictures.




Until next time
Chris

Saturday, 25 June 2022

Guan Y - The Red Cloud - Luxthantor Miniatures

 


Hello everyone!

So when I started painting Jaghatai, I also started working on this miniature designed and sculpted by Luxthantor. The sculpt is simply fantastic, not much else to say, traditionally sculpted and then cast in resin. Sadly the pre-order is over and the model is no longer available, but if you are interested you should follow him on Instagram and check out his webpage regularly. 

The kit came with 4 head options and a little human serf holding his sword, I choose to paint 2 of the heads and throw the remaining into the bitz box for later use. The serf I imagine will end up as a ZM objective when I get the time.

Next up I think I'll play some more Heresy v2 and get started assembling all the plastic in the new starter set. But the next real project will probably be for the Ultramarines, so stay tuned for that.





Until next time
Chris