Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
What this a pen? Well yes. Just thought id add a little tip for some people who may use fine tip brushes and black paint or ink to do things like purity seal writing or the highlights like on the shoulder pads of the Marine above. I find that the 005 is the best thickness with the next best being 01. I use this in place of paint its faster and i have more control over it. Id highly suggest anyone who will be doing any black text writing (Inquisition, Space Marines even Orks and chaos) that they invest in a pen or two. I don't know if they come in other colors and if they do what color and how thin. If they do they would be ideal for Tau sept markings.
Until next time.
I do pose a question to you all and that is how do I highlight or shade a black robe while keeping the look of a robe and not having it look like molded armor? I have no idea. If you have some insight please comment with it or a link to a helpful resource. Thanks! And worry not I am back to working on the Vindicator again.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
So far there is not much different then a standard Rhino. The key difference is the extra armor plates and the attachment for where the dozer blade will attach. What is good about this is that Games Workshop actually has an article on assembling the vindicator that goes with the instructions included. The link is: http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?categoryId=cat180005&aId=3400026 . For the most part is great and I personally use it over the instructions included. However for assembling the cannon for example there is one part that already has a part attached to it at least in my kit.
Anyway to the parts i have done. The extra armor on the hull is an easy fit. dry fit then cut and file down the rivets underneath it to give it a nice flush sit. The article states that as well but i find that is important. Also the part that the dozer blade will attach to isn't needed if you don't want a dozer blade but I suggest attaching it regardless and if your able to then magnetize the dozerblade to it. I wont be doing that but it would be a good move.
Well until next time. Hope that helped
Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Above is the link to some in game footage of Tyranids in action as well as the extended trailer.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
It could also be used as an objective marker to represent an entrance to something or some such.
I Started working on the Vindicator proper. I will try and get WIP shots as i finish parts of the vindicator.
Monday, August 18, 2008
I put some runes on the mithril silver to make it fit more in line with the Thousand Sons with there arcane expertise.
Guess what it is? It's for a Vindicator. Nothing new or exciting I know but its my second favorite Space Marine vehicle behind the Land Raider. I have plans for it no real deviation from the standard kit just extra bits.
The Legions symbol was done like with the power armor. Not perfect but they get the point across. I left the "leather" on the shoulder pads long because I like the look. The Reaper Auto cannon will count as a Psycannon for purposes of the game (As I am running the terminators as allied Grey Knights rules wise). The High Elf feather is a bit tall but it works just fine.
I have some stuff in the works for another post One of which is something for these Thousand Sons. Updates to follow soon. Stay tuned.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Alright firstly you will need a Warriors of Chaos box from Warhammer Fantasy. Any helmet in that box can work really. Also if your going to do a heresy era traitor legion or want menacing looking helmets you could even leave the horns on. Works for Alpha Legion Word Bearers etc. This may seem like a waste of a box but you can cut up the bodies for crusade era legs or use them as storm troopers or traitor guard in general. The cc arms can also be used for ccw's for space marines. anyway moving on.
Clip or cut off the horns from the helmet should you need to depending on the army your doing. Since I'm doing Thousand sons i remove the horns. If you notice that the little bulge thing that comes out of the helmet where the base of horns attach are left in place and are filed smooth to clean up where the horn was cut off. Some people I have seen cut and file those away as well and it can look fine. SO its really a personal choice. Some people also cut off those things to then glue on there own little ear bits punched from plasticard and then add some tubing. I don't do that because its a lot easier to just leave those bulges and use them as your ear bits. There in the general area and are already there. Also those are the bits I will be using for my thousand sons in place of plasticard.
I used to use plasticard to make it look more Thousand Sons like but the high elf bits work really well for that. I got them from the High Elf Warhammer fantasy box. The feather is a bit long but it'll work especially when its painted.
Here is another view. As you saw i did another helmet to show what both bits look like on a helmet. I will use the feather for my terminator I'm working on. Also you probably notice the mold lines on the helmet. If your doing Thousand Sons leave them there as they are in the perfect spot for determining where you paint the gold on the helmet. The second tactical marine I did and the terminator both used the mold lines as a template for how far back the gold should go on the helmet.
Hope that helps. I finished getting my crusade era terminator ready for base coating so i will be working on that. Next time you see the feathered helmet it'll be on a terminator and painted. Not sure how long that will take.
Also just a quick note. If you see something I did that you want to know how or what i used or how i painted something by all means leave a comment and ill try to explain the best I can.
I got my idea from Games Workshop's Space Hulk terrain article. But when I looked around I did not have any crochet sheets around unless I went out and bought them. I did however find window and door screening and I went with that. I went with plastic screening but i would imagine the metal would work also if not be a little more stubborn to work with.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
If you also play warhammer fantasy then you could probably find some uses for them but as I don't play warhammer fantasy i had a bunch of bases sitting around. So I did a little something with one of the chariot bases:
It can easily be used as a strategic assets for city fight or apocalypse or just used as a small piece of terrain. Its not much but it something to add some spice to a board. Now you could also use them for objective markers in any style from forest to space hulk. You could also use the small square bases for mine fields.
Ill post more in the future on how i used the small square bases. Feel free to comment! Share how you use extra bases be they round or square.
Monday, August 11, 2008
These things are what you put on paper to repair ripped holes from binders. I forget there name but they actually work pretty well. I must warn that they are a little big then what would be ideal for making circles on these shoulder pads. But until i found a better template that holds to the pad ill make do with this.
As you can see I situate it as center to the pad as i can and gently press it down onto the shoulder. Its meant to stick with paper doesn't have a strong bond to the plastic. This is good because when you take it off it wont leave any residue or take any paint. Just use the inside circle as your template and make your circle.
And that's the finished marking after the template is removed. It is a little big for a shoulder pad but it works. This will work even better on vehicles and dreadnoughts I would imagine as there are more flat surfaces to use this on. I have no tried it on a metal surface and I do not plan to as my goal for this crusade era army is to be all plastic.
Once i have this marine finished ill post shots of him as well.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
The Sergeant is that special edition marine from the online deal from games workshop. A little minor "conversion work" on him and I like how it turned out. Take care.
So there they are. Painted in the colors of Farsight as is my entire army from firewarrior to drone to vehicle. Now I know the fluff around it and there are a few ways to paint an army for Farsight and I went this way. Also you'll notice that there are no sept marks on them. MY army has no sept marks and any Tau symbols like the one on fire warrior shoulder pads are done in black. The fluff behind my army is that they are dedicated to the greater good but are not a part of the Tau empire hence the lack of sept markings. They are all bonded too. Two of them have the bonding knife from the firewarrior sprue to represent the bonding knife.