Thursday, August 21, 2014
Hi guys, just a little conversion for a small Devastator Squad I have on the painting table right now, I've just finished the first one a thought I would share with you some progress pictures.
As you may know the Scythes of the Emperor chapter is seriously low on numbers and so to maximise squads in Battle Company Scythes Techmarines have devised small tracked weapon carriers named Mdar's ( Mobile Detection and Response System ) to prop up numbers in Devastator squads, while not totally autonomous these machines of death can track enemy movement and relay battlefield information back to the sergeants signum, then upon the sergeants command the Target is eliminated.
The bits I used for this conversion are a Space Marine Epic Landraider and a Hunter Killer missile unit from a Rhino.
The conversion was really easy to do just a little cutting with my model knife and some mold line removal.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Hi, well I've finished my Scythes Venerable Dreadnought (at last) and I'm really quite chuffed with it, in this part "part four" I'm going to briefly explain what I've done with the arms and how I attached them to the Dread torso.
First up the chainsword arm, I wanted something that showed it meant business!, with this being the main Dreadnought for the chapter I'm creating I've gone all out and armed him with a weapon that could easily dispatch Tyranids large or small with ease.
I then used a lenght of guitar string for power cable and bent it in such a way that it looked like it had plenty of slack, I did this because the weapon looks like it has the ability to thrust back and forth.
Using various sized plastic tube I made two cable connector's and something to gather the cable so it didn't drag on the floor.
The other technique's I've used here are explained in parts 1 to 3.
For the ranged weapon arm I wanted something really beefy and the Assault Cannon that came with the kit didn't quite cut it for me, so I turned to Forge World and bought myself a Kheres pattern Assault Cannon that usually fits to Contemptor Dreadnoughts.
Personally I think this things a total beast and just what I'm looking for for my Scythes Dreadnought.
Really straight forward conversion.
Again I used GW's black basecoat spray and the same painting technique's as used for the chainsword arm.
The heat stained Gun barrels I think look quite effective on the Assault Cannon.
I have done a short Tutorial on how to achieve this look, click the link at the bottom of this post to access this information.
This was easy to do, I just cut a piece of plastic tube that I had judged to be the right diameter at an angle, glued it on, then rolled out several pieces of green stuff and carefully wrapped it round.
I was really happy with this little conversion and will replicate this on other Dreadnoughts I will paint.
Hope you like the Dread guys.
Link to Heat Stained Barrels.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Easy Gun Barrel Staining......
Hi Guys, well Im nearing the end of my Dreadnought project and when it came to painting the Assault cannon I thought I would go the extra mile in painting the barrels.
Normally I just apply Leadbelcher and wash with a drybrush afterwards and this is fine but for this Dreadnought I wanted a little more and so I searched the Internet for inspiration and found this picture of a heat stained exhaust, it perfectly illustrates the colour bands during extreme heat.
Replicating this banding was relatively easy, clearly I've not gone as bright with my effort as I just wanted to hint at the colour distortion.
First off I painted the barrels as normal, Leadbelcher, Nuln Oil wash and drybrush belcher.
When dry I diluted Sepia with water and dragged it backwards from the original Sepia wash, but not past half way, the Sepia watered down helped blend the colour into the Lead belcher as though the metal had started to cool at that point.
I then drybrushed the end with Leadbelcher making sure I blended into the first wash, Drakenhof Nightshade, best I could.
Finally I drybrushed a little Runefang Steel to the extreme edges at the end of the barrels.
Friday, August 1, 2014
First Visit....Hi Guys, well this was my first trip to Warhammer World and I had a great time, the staff were really helpfull as were several fellow hobbyists I spoke to.
As you walk in the main door and up the stairs to the first landing you are confronted by four large wall plaques inscribed with the names of "Slayer Sword Winners" from as far back as 1987.
When you get to the first floor your met by this guy!.
Picked up a little metal Bugman mini as a souvenir from the shop inside the bar.
Second floor is where you find the Gallery with all the glass display cabinets, I thought the models were crammed in a bit here and the room could of done with being twice as big, maybe they will get around to it one day, anyhow needless to say I took loads of photos here and could fill many posts with them so I'll just pick a few to give you guys who may not of been yet a taster.