Thursday, 21 July 2011

Marching Sternly onwards

Welcome Fans of Win!!

You'll remember a couple of weeks ago I painted up a five man squad of Sternguard, well now Ive completed the squad. Happy Smiley!! I had to reverse a previous decision and rip of the Deathwatch bolters from these 5, and convert up 5 Combi-Meltas instead for the chaps.

So without anymore delay here is now the whole squad of 10.

Note the sarg now has his helmet painted red with the white stripe as voted by you lovely people!!

3 of the combi weapons were converted with a boltgun for the base, with the barrel from a Space Crusade multi melta

2 of them were made from metal meltaguns  with the addition of boltgun bits underneath, i think these look better to be honest but more expensive of course!!

This gut is my fav, I tried my hand at hand painting the fist symbol on his tabbard for the first time and im quite chuffed with the result.

Got a game tommorrow against Rob, so hopefully these guys will kick some traitor butt!!

Monday, 11 July 2011

THE NAKED RHINO!! (or, oops im late to pick up the missus!!)

WELCOME WIN FANS!! (Yes, Both of you!!)
My Fleshtearers have a new addition this week!!

I present to you, the naked Rhino!!

But this naked little beauty has some hidden tricks, for one, she can dress in fancy Fleshtearer Livery, like so!!

I hand painted the symbols on, well, not the little blood angel ones that come with the kit, i just added spikey bits to them.

Also, naked rhino can wear an interesting looking hat...

And can also sport such accessories as the latest in anti personnel weaponry, ideal for those party nights out in the grim darkness of the 41st millennium!!

The side sponson weapons have to share the cover that you see here with the wing on. This is easily swapped over as they were not glued on. I blue tacked them instead!! ha ha simple solutions. Bet you thought i was going to say magnets!!

Also, for those times when you simply need to burn something, we can go flamer pred instead!!

So the Main guns are magnetised to the front of the turret under the (not glued in place) weapon cover (bit with golden wings on) the rear ammo hoppers are magnetised to the back of the turret.
The top armour plate and rhino top hatch doors are not glued or magnetised as gravity does a good enough job here. (well done gravity!) Side sponsons and side doors are magnetised to the inner door using bits of sprue as spacers so the magnets can get contact. The side guns are not actually magnetised to the sponsons as they just click in and out of place easily anyway. 

I love this tank, a bit of forward planning when constructing it and painting it as it was built has made the job so much easy and a good finish if I say so my self. 

The paint job is typical of my Fleshteaers, a bright red spray with a couple of not carefully applied washes of purple give them a dark, dirty, been at war with out break. kinda feel to them. Which is how i see them. Brutal.

I tried to go for a bit of a lighting effect inside, with the cabin lit up from the glow of the control pad. Its quite quick to do and since i could be taking it apart in front of people i didnt want a horrible naked interior ruining my pretty tank!!

Here is a quick guide to painting the fleshtearer symbol, i dont claim to be the best painter but if it helps someone then job done!!

I painted the wholeof the middle of the doors white, then used a terminator base to mask off an area and painted round it black

Then i used a normal base to mask off what was going to be the round bit (pic1)

Then i painted 4 black lines at the compass points, then 2 more between each point.

Pint diagonal lines between the top of each line to the bottom of the previous one, make sure they all go one direction!!

Making sure they are all going the right way, paint in the top half of the sections in the background colour. In this case balck.

And you end up with the buzzsaw.
Now mark out a up side down cross and use this as a reference point for the blood drop.

Jobs a goodun!!!

Now, i wonder if you can use these magnetised assault cannons on a razorback................

Monday, 4 July 2011

WIP No More!!


HE is finished!!

After a couple of weeks grabbing painting time here and there ive finished mr Chaplain Dread. Otherwise known as Brother Dominius. Ive labored on about his weapons and magnetisations in previous posts so I shall just let you enjoy the photos.

A pic angled so you can see his Seismic Hammer, to be honest im not completely happy with it. I tried to make it look like the Forgeworld one cos i think the GW on looks weird but its not come off great. Ideally ill redo it and make it look a bit more actually hammery!!

And from the front.  Whats that I hear you say, you thought it was gonna be non chapter specific and theres a dirty great yellow banner on top? Well, your correct, but we have no problems here at Win, only solutions...

And the solutions are normally MAGNETS!! I magnetised the banner base so that he could fit in with whatever army. And also so that my opponent would know if he was facing a Furioso like above.

Or a Death Company dread like this one!! Note also that the right hand is magnetised and now sports a tasty Blood Fist/Talon. Happy days!!

A special mention to Sonic (of GW Necron Tomb Stalker fame) for allowing me to have a Crimson Wing Plague Marine on the base. Happy Smiley!

Just another quicky, played against Rob and his brand new Orks from Da red ones go fasta.

The pic below shows my thin yellow line crumpling before his green and red tide on turn 3 i think. He eventually tabled me in turn 5 and won 10VP to 6VP. A brutal combat lasting for about 3 turns involving Lysander full tactiacal squad and 8 van guard against a warboss and loads of Nobz was the highlight, after fluffing 3 rounds of combat lysander got his act together and killed the warboss but by then the rest of the marines were dead and more orks and another warboss came up behind him. Squish. Oh lysanders dead, AGAIN!!

Brilliant game though.
Now, off to play with a can of red spray paint....