Sunday, November 17, 2013

Thunderfire Cannon.

Immense Power............
Hi guys, well yesterday I spent over ten hours putting together and painting this dam thing so I would have another fully painted piece to field at the start of the progressive campaign at my local games club, I had to leave the tech for another day as my eyes and back were knackered after that!.

The model itself is ok and quite easy to put together, the finecast isn't too bad although two of the rim's on the track wheels were so thin they just fell away, not good!, I didn't need much green stuff which was a good job as I hadn't the time to let it dry, I painted it in eight parts before gluing together, the two tracks, side panels and lower cog plates that hold the gun, the main body with rear supports and the main gun.
For speed (LOL) I used GW's black and white spray undercoats and Army Painters demonic yellow undercoat, I find the AP's demonic yellow great for my Scythes it speeds painting yellow up a great deal.
Painting the TFC itself is straightforward enough there's loads of metal parts so I just tried to keep it neat and add the detail such as lenses ect afterwards.

As for its immense power, it gave me first blood wiping out a unit of 14 Termagant's in one pop! in my first round of shooting, it also did this again in another round and also kept a couple of units moving slow using subterranean blast in two other rounds, to say the thing was a beast is an understatement and was well worth putting the effort in to get it painted!.

Anyhow guys here's a few pic's hope you like it.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Librarian Tormal Kit Bash.

Last of his kind............?
Chief Librarian Tormal was the last of his kind to survive the Tyrannic war's that decimated the Scythes of the Emperor chapter and their home world Sotha, Tormal is one of only a few last remaining senior officer's that still proudly serve the Scythes and Chapter Master Thrasius.

I will be using this character as my first HQ choice in a progressive campaign im about to start at my local games club, it starts at 500 pts and increases 250 pts every month until 1750 pts is achieved, I hope to bring you the painted 500pts force soon and also maybe an update or two on my progress during the campaign...............

Friday, November 1, 2013

Chapter Master Thrasius Kit Bash.

  a possible weapons set up..........

Hi guys its been a long time since I've made any headway into my Scythes 40k army, shame on me anyhow I can tell you there's a couple of units near completion so more on those latter, however for this post im concentrating on their Chapter Master "Thrasius".

Thrasius was the commander of the third company before the onslaught of hive fleet Kracken and was considered by Thorcyra (the scythes first chapter master) to be the most level headed and consummate strategist that the Scythes had to offer although on occasion his rage did descend and all those that have laid in his path have paid the ultimate price, it was in fact he and Thrasius that planned the near impossible evacuation of Giants Coffin (a large rocky outcrop on deathworld Miral) with help from the returning Battle Barge "Honours Might".

And so Thrasius became the Scythes second Chapter Master, Thorcyra (now believed dead) stayed behind on Miral fighting a rear guard action along with his honour guard and numerous sternguard units with enough ammunition to serve a chapter twice over, all so it was possible for a hundred plus Scythes to break through on thunderhawks to the newly named battle barge "Heart of Sotha" to carry the fight and rebuild the chapter .............

So to the weapons, well, taking into account the relatively new Chapter status of the Scythes i'm thinking weapons and such that could be made by techmarines/master of the forge on board the heart of sotha, and so have modelled an example of what could be Thrasius with his weapons set up............

Firstly a chainsword, not a huge leap to assume a forge master couldn't make a larger faster sharper version of such a brutal close combat weapon and the same can be said for his bolter and so I've armed him with the Teeth of terra and Primarch's Wrath.
Also his armour, with all the boarding actions on various hulks and abandoned ships its not beyond possible that various suits of armour could not of been found and amalgamated in to one, so again I've made the leap and given him the Armour Indomitus, along with Digital weapons and the rest of the standard Chapter Masters personal kit he costs 255 points, although Aritficer armour could be used to save 40 points on occasion.

Alternative weapon load out.