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Friday, 12 April 2013

The Martians are coming!!!!!!!!!



No, it's not the little green men, it's a gaggle of red-robed technomagi come bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and pain for the heretic! These three likely lads are the first creations from my first batch of castings of my general-robed-figure sculpts. A few teething problems to iron out to make sure the next lot are bubble-free and they'll be good to go for anyone who wants a bog-standard cowl-bedecked 28mm figure to turn into a cultist, sorceror, monk, cleric, techpriest, dark angels veteran etc etc etc. The heads are adapted from castings of sculpts I made for my Servitor Interiti maniple, which I will also be doing a run of as cultist, arcoflagellant, Mechanicus, haemonculus etc heads. In the meantime I have dressed these up for my Mechanicus army, three technomagi from the Haerimperator Opifex, guardians of the Incarnus Titan Legion.



 And for those who were disappointed not to see gribbly alien monsters under this post, here are the machine adepts fighting a deadly Xenos heresy!


This is a latex casting from the Gigeresque-Tyranid-Hierophant-type sculpt I've done for a mate's birthday (trying to convince him to get that Apocalypse force together!). I'll put up some pictures once he's painted it... which may be some time!

Out Damned Blob! Out I say....


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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Hachuan Sekht... High Elf Lord on Griffon- no, High Elf Noble on Great Eagle!


I have been waiting about three years to paint the High Elf Lord on Griffon from the IoB boxed set, it's largely the reason I wen for a High Elf force in the first place. Sadly it would appear from the Armies Book that 1) there's absolutely no way to field a Griffon in the size army included in the box, making it a totally illegal force, 2) In an army where you can take a Lord on a Griffon, why would you? A few more points and you can take a Dragon. Sadly this is another instance of GW producing a pretty but totally unusable model to hook people. Well, it's staying in my army and counting as a Noble on a Great Eagle, a much more sensible choice I feel. This model was also an absolute bugger to paint. Because the rider and mount are all cast in one piece (well, four- two sides and two wings) it's virtually impossible to get into all the detail. You could paint it unassembled and then blend the joins, but I like to see what the model will look like whilst painting, it's be much easier if they just made the rider separate. The Reavers are the same. Also- plastic banners! What's with these horrible plastic flags and banners with their square, unnatural flowing and moulded designs which mean you can't easily apply your own? Humph. Rant over, I think he looks pretty good considering. Please excuse the dodgy photoshop!






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Monday, 1 April 2013

Adeptus Mechanicus Servitor Maniple

This weekend's project is finished. 16 out of 20 of my Servitori Interitii, close combat servitors for my AdMech army. They're mainly based on the idea of Arcoflagellants, but the citadel Arcoflagellant models are a) expensive and b) horrible miniatures so I have used Mantic Ghouls and given them chain weaponry made from laser-cut mounting board and heads I sculpted and cast in resin.


I've kept the same base colour as the Skitarii to give a sense of coherency, but used washes to make them look oily, greasy and rusty. After watching a good programme on mummification on saturday night I decided to abandon the pale look I was intending for them and go for a more leathery appearance as if the natural bodily fluids have been completely replaced by preservatives. Some of these guys are probably centuries old. For a splash of colour I added some ridiculous yellow hazard stripes (look out, it's got a warning sign on it, it may be dangerous!) and some red cables to tie them in with the AdMech colour scheme. The only figures in the army who are going to be dressed in red are the technomagi themselves.






On the subject of technomagi, here are a couple of work-in-progress techpriests built around cast resin generic cloaked figues and awaiting heads cast from the same moulds as the servitors', with added tubes etc. of course.




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