Monday, February 10, 2020

February Progress

I've made some hobby progress so far, but haven't gotten any models finished.

I did make a painting chart and inventory of my Drukhari.  So 50% of one of my hobby goals has been completed.

As for the Falcons of Ruin, I've made progress on a Primaris Librarian, Primaris Apothecary, and a Librarian in Phobos Armor.

In the background you can see the Ogroid Myrmidon, a distraction, but a very cool model.

I hope you've been able to make some progress as well.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Setting Hobby Goals: February 2020 Edition

As the month of February approaches, a looming dread has begun to overtake me.  I took an honest look at my hobby backlog and found the source, sending shivers down my spine.

I have a lot of unpainted miniatures.

I've decided I need to set some goals.  I'm going to start out small and I'm going to give myself a generous amount of time to accomplish them.  My hope is the achievement of these small goals will act as inspiration and the sense of accomplishment will drive me onwards to the point where I can set more ambitious goals later.

But first, an admission.  I want to buy more models....and some terrain.  I want to do this even though I have 4 sealed boxes....  A Chaos Rhino (I think I bought it for The Purge warband), a box of deamonettes, a box of space marine scouts with sniper rifles, and a Primaris Impulsor.

Could I set a goal of building all of these kits?  Sure, but then they would just join the heaping pile of miniatures waiting to be painted. So for now they will rest safe in their cellophane stasis fields.

I have a ton (over 50) gaunts that need to be painted.  Should that be my goal?  I think that would only lead to despair at this point.

I need a goal that I can reasonably complete in a month.  Maybe more than one goal.  In fact, if I could set four smaller goals for next month, then I could try and space them out and maybe try to get one a week.  If I only manage to achieve one of them, hey that is still an achievement.

That's what I'll do.  Four goals for February:

1.  Paint and Base a Primaris Librarian or Librarian in Phobos Armor for the Falcons of Ruin.

2.  Paint and Base a Drukhari Warrior squad.

3.  Make and post Painting Trackers for the Falcons of Ruin and Drukhari

4.  Paint and Base a squad of Chaos Space Marines for the Warriors of Mayhem.

There we go.  Four goals that I should be able to complete in February.

Before I go, I think I need to list the 40K armies / factions I currently am collecting.

The Dagobian Regiment (Catachans) of the Astra Militarum

The Falcons of Ruin - Primaris Space Marines

Drukhari - Flayed Skull - Cursed Blade - The Prophets of Flesh

The Warriors of Mayhem Chaos Space Marines

The Purge Warband of Chaos Space Marines

Hive Fleet Hydra of the Tyranids

Chaos Deamons - Slaanesh

Krom Dragongaze's Great Company of the Space Wolves

Feel free to tell me what you think and if you've set any hobby goals.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Converted Leman Russ Tank Finished.

A while back I posted about a WIP Leman Russ Tank Conversion.
Here's the finished version.  This is what I would call the Medium turret.  

At first I tried a small but tall turret.

I'll post the file for this turret along with the one I settled on, because it works.  The silhouette is higher and narrower, but it's still a two man turret, which was something I really wanted to do.  It gives it a sort of Russian KV-2 feel to me.

A KV-2 (borrowed from wikipedia) 

Eventually, I settled on the medium turret with a bit of a skirt to hide the gap below the turret and hull.  The hulls shape was troublesome at this point and I might make a replacement hull if I make this tank again.

Here it is side by side with the converted Chimera.

Thanks for coming by and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Stormtalon Gunship that doesn't land on its Turret

Hello.  Are you confused like I was when you see landing gear on a precision aligned weapon system?  In case you don't remember how it is supposed to look, here is an image from miniature painters(dot) com.
Yes, it balances on the tail and turret.

As you can see my new landing gear mounts to the fixed weapon hardpoint spots and allows the weapons to be mounted on the gear itself.
I also sawed the tail off and added an extension to improve the appearance of the gunship.

You can find the files at Thingiverse.

I went ahead and gave it some quick paint so you can see the direction I am going with this.  Although the Falcons of Ruin have been seen in a brown and grey pattern camouflage, their strike aircraft and gunships are painted to match the skies over the battlefield.

Originally I had much more vertical landing gear, but I felt I could do better.

Have you made any conversions to Games Workshop kits yet this year?
Thanks for stopping by and feel free to to leave a comment.  As Ron Burgundy would say, "Keep it classy."

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Reinforcements for the Falcons of Ruin

Welcome back.  I know it has been a while since my last post, but I just had to share some recent (and the only) additions to my Primaris Space Marines.
Here is Shrike.  He's adopted the Falcons of Ruin color scheme for this campaign, but kept his original heraldry, because he's Shadow-Freaking-Captian Shrike and can do whatever he wants.  3 Inceptors joined him, but left there flying based behind, because the flying based are utter garbage and the default poses make them look constipated or confused.
Another angle.

And here we have Heavy and Regular Hellblasters, a Venerable Dred with a leg upgrade, some Suppressors on the ground, because as I've mentioned the new flying bases are trash, some Bolter Aggressors and a Captain in Gravis because you didn't think Shrike was going to sit back and babysit the Hellblasters did you?

Here are the Bolter Aggressors.  The frag launchers have golden warheads and I love how it makes them pop.

The Venerable Dreadnought.  He doesn't skip leg day, with a modified Redemptor lower body, he can keep up with the rest of the Falcons of Ruin.

The Suppressors are ready to go and take advantage of the Raven Guard Tactic, while having great ability to redeploy.

The Captain in Gravis Armor has a few embellishments, but he's ready to bring the pain with his understated powersword and boltstorrm gauntlet.

The Heavy and Regular Hellblasters are also planning to enjoy a -1 to hit and a cover save.  Gold ends help denote special weapons and the yellow coils are a perfect fit for this campaign's color scheme.

Total Points 1547.

Only 453 points left till my objective of a 2000 point fully painted and based army is realized.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Falcons of Ruin

So I finally finished a 500 point force of Primaris Space Marines.  Here are a few images of my Falcons of Ruin, who are not a Raven Guard successor chapter.  If they were, per the FAQ they could not take the Raven Guard Warlord Trait.  So they are a special detachment of Raven Guard, with a camouflage color scheme.

The current status of the Falcons of Ruin.

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Sector Imperialis - Realm Of Battle: Complete!

Its finished!  In the top right corner you can see the edge of the XL pizza bag that I will be using to carry it.

Let me know what you think.

February Progress

I've made some hobby progress so far, but haven't gotten any models finished. I did make a painting chart and inventory of my Druk...