Thursday, June 21, 2012

Liftoff! Completed Army for War Games Con

So here we go. This is my army for War Games Con. I guess technically, the con starts today, but I don't think there are any events scheduled for today. I might take a drive down there and see what's going on this afternoon. I'll be sure to take my camera with me and take some pics.

First up are my HQ's. I have always liked the Rune Priests, so I thought I'd bring two. Each one has Runic Armor, a Runic Weapon and a Chooser of the Slain. One has a Bolt Pistol and the other has a Plasma Pistol. The Plasma Pistol dude has Jaws and Living Lightning while the other one has Living Lightning and Murderous Hurricane.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

T-1: Done and Done!

Well, I made it! I spent the morning doing the bits and bobs on my Land Raider (and one other bit) to finish off the whole army. Here are all of my vehicles finished up and ready to go!

One of the extra bits I've added is the tarp to the yellow rhino. I felt that the red one had a tow cable and radar, so the yellow one needed a little something extra. The razorback had that big gun on the back, so I don't think they needed anything!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

T-2: Almost There!

Coming down to the wire now! I didn't post yesterday because I did my first triathlon on Sunday, and I was a bit tired and sore (and lazy).

So here are some WiP shots of my Land Raider. He's almost done.

Friday, June 15, 2012

T-6: It's Arjac time!

So taking a break on vehicles before I get started on the Land Raider. I finished up Arjac. He has been sitting on my work bench for quite a while just needing his bits and bobs painted.

I think one of the reasons I didn't feel like painting him up is all of the finecast flaws in him. I probably should have just sent it back to GW, but many of the issues I found I didn't noticed until I started putting paint on the model, and then they were pretty obvious, and most were beyond my green stuff-ing ability to fix.

Anyway, I'm not very pleased with him, but here he is.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

T-7: Razorback & Rhinos Done..

... almost.

These guys are done except for the tracks. I'll knock those out before the end of the day. One thing I've got to say is that I don't like painting vehicles. I don't know what it is about them, but I just don't like them. Oh well. Three down (almost) and one big one to go (although that may have to wait until Monday.

So here is the team photo (although the headlights and the red front has been completed as you'll see a few pics down).

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

T-8: Razorback

 Home stretch now. One vehicle (almost) complete (I'll speak more of that in a moment), and three to go.

Now I've got to say that I'm not really a fan of how this guy came out with the wash. I know you really shouldn't use washes on large flat surfaces like, for example, a razorback, but I thought that the colors wouldn't match my dudes well if I didn't do the wash on it. That being said, the flash on the camera really makes it look much worse than it does in person.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

T-9: Vehicles

Feels like I'm in the home stretch now. I've got all of my vehicles assembled and primed. I've just got to highlight them, do up the bits and pieces, and I'm home free for War Games Con.

Friday, June 8, 2012

T-13: On a Steeeeeek!

With the bodies finished, its time to get to work on the heads. The problem I'm having, though, is a) I don't want any repeat heads, and b) my Space Wolves don't wear helmets. Enter the Thunder Wolves heads.

Now for some reason, GW has styled the Thunder Wolf dudes like they did the scouts. They don't have the little ball and socket type joint with the head and torso. Instead the torso and head both flat. This causes a problem when putting them in the terminator bodies because I don't want a noticeable gap, and I don't want the heads to be sitting at a weird angle. 

Green stuff to the rescue.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

T-14: Look out Ichabod!

Well after a looong time (probably too long) I finally finished the arms to my terminators. Oh, and I attached them as well!

Without any further who-ha, here they are.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

T-15 Arming Troubles

Wow! I thought that painting the "bits" of the arms would take less time than the "bits" of the bodies. I think I was wrong. It has taken me forever to get these arms completed, and they're still not done!

That being said, I am really close to being done with the arms. All I have left to do is paint the power weapons and then do the grey edge highlights on the weapons and whatnot.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

T-16: Terminators 3

So busy couple of days getting ready for War Games Con. I did a lot of work on my terminators. Pretty much the bodies are done. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

T-17: Terminators 2

It really doesn't look like it, but there was a lot of work done in the last day. I finished up the bases of these nine dudes (seeing as I use the same color for my base coat of the tundra as the armor, I actually paint the bases first). I then put down the base coat and high light of the armor and then washed them.

For the nine guys at the speed at which I paint, that was a lot of work!

I am still using the old GW paints, so the base coat is Shadow Grey. The highlight is Space Wolves Grey, and the wash is Asurmen Blue. I am hoping that I can finish my Space Wolves army with the paints I have (although I doubt it) so I don't have to worry about the new paints not being the same colors.

As you can see above, I have also painted up the cyclone missile launcher.

So here are the arms of the dudes. There are 16 arms here because I have already attached one of the thunder hammers and one of the power axes. These arms have been painted as the armor above. They didn't take very long at all, mainly because anything with a power fist (chain fist, wolf claw, or power fist) have been left black. I will paint them in the same colors as I painted up my Wolf Guard Battle Leader with wolf claws, so black fists and red fingers. 

I am hoping to spend a day to do the details on the armor, a day for the weapons, and a day for the heads and then have these guys done by the end of the week. Then all I'll have to finish is my tanks for War Games Con.

Friday, June 1, 2012

T-20: Terminators

This will be a quick one today.

Here we have a look at the terminators that I'll be taking to War Games Con

Breaking it down for you I am bringing the following. 1) Power Weapong and Storm Bolter, 2) Chain Fist and Combi-Plasma (thanks to the tutorial from the Space Wolves blog), 3) Duel Wolf Claws, 4) Power Fist and Combi-Plasma, 5) Thunder Hammer and Storm Shield, 6) Frost Blade and Storm Bolter, 7) Thunder Hammer and Storm Shield, and finally 8) Power Weapon and Combi-Plasma.

Last but not least, we have my CML mounted terminator for the Long Fang squad. He'll just have a Power Weapon and Storm Bolter to round out his gear.

Up next, base-coated and based terminators. Plus some more work on the CML dude.

Til next time!