Update “My Current Project”

decided to try my hand at making a World Eater’s Master of Executions (to take a small break from my current project)

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I haven’t been posting anything as of late because I have been stumbling my way through scratch building an alien deathworld board and terrain for me and some friends to start playing kill team on (finally got them into it lol). I will do a showcase once I’m finished, but no tutorial as I have been doing a lot of trial and error. All that out of the way, there is this bit of news!

So today I got to go by the new Warhammer (GW is rebranding their stores) store that just opened in Shreveport, LA. I have to say I was super psyched about what I saw, as this is the closest dedicated 40k store to me now being only 2 hours away opposed to NOLA that is close to 5. The store is fantastic, and the actual space they have (as well as the stock perhaps) is bigger than the GW store I went to in Houston, TX awhile back.

While there on top of the intended paintbrush and some paint I got, I Couldn’t help but pick up a Master of Executions while I was there.

So here is a sneak preview of my (new other) current project! On the down side I decided what I wanted to do for the helmet, before actually measuring it to see if it fit… so some cutting and adjustments will need to be made lol.

New CSM Models: Iron Warriors.

I finally finished painting the new CSM kit as Iron Warriors. First IW units I have ever painted so all and all I’m pretty pleased with the way they turned out. I decided early on I was going to just paint these guys for the tabletop and not put to much time and detail on them. I’m both happy and embarrassed to say that this is the fastest I have ever painted this many models at once before lol.

Looking at art of iron warriors most of it will show them in either really shiny gun metal armor or armor that is so dark it is almost black. Most paint schemes I have seen people do often have them metallic but extremely drab so that they look very dull, or extremely shiny so that their armor looks like it gets polished 20x a day. I decided I wanted to go with something in the middle that would also be easy/fast(ish) to paint. The look I was ultimately going for was to start out shiny, and darken it up to look very worn as if it had been dirtied bad blacked from a siege. Then to keep it from looking to drab I used a lighter silver to do some subtle edge highlights to make sure it kept the shiny look while also being very drab. On the bases I new I wanted a dirty battlefield look, and I’m quite pleased with the result I got on the bases. Since I was going for quick tabletop ready results I opted to use the water slide decals instead of free hand. My past experiences with them were not good at all, but after more research and a new method I am very pleased with how easy and fast it was to do them.

If you want to know any of the paints, steps, techniques or any other step of the process just let me know and I will be happy to tell you!

Here they are posed with my scratch built terrain.

New CSM Squad Kit

So I finally finished building these guys and I got to say I have mixed feelings. The models look amazing, but they are a nightmare to build. What you see is what you get with these guys. The only customizable parts are the heads and arms(most arms). The poses are pretty limited when paring them with the arms because many arms wont fit well on certain bodies. And on that note, let’s talk about things fitting together…

If you aren’t planning on equipping these guys with with chainswords and volt pistols then get ready for a tough time. Almost none of the bolter arms fit well, and some of them (2 pairs) are so bad that I had to use some greenstuff to make them attach to the torso.

As far as building them goes, I would reccomend only building one at a time taking pieces from the sprue as you build each one rather than get all the pieces off first. The reason for this is because these guys only fit together one way and if you dont know which parts to use it’s like putting together a jigsaw puzzle (I sadly had to do the puzzle approach).

So now to the instersesting things. If this is anything to go off of it seems like this kit reinforces the rumors about the World Eaters and Emporer’s Children getting their own armies and kits soon. If you notice the transfer sheet on this kit as well as the pictures on the back only contain Chaos Undivided Legions. Here is to hoping right?

I just got the new CSM squad for $35!

Well someone just lost their job lol. I ordered a pack of the old CSM squads on Ebay since they will no longer be available now that the new models are out. The old units cost $45 but now that they are obsolete they cost about $35. The new units on the other hand cost $60. The 0ackage came in today and I opened it and guys what? Some one accidentally sent me a brand new box of the new $60 dollar models for only $35! Wont be reporting this incorrect purchase lol.

That being said I would really like to get one of the old kits still since I want to make them into some Iron Warriors.

Painting the noise marine part 2

Well he is coming along slowly (very slowly) but surely.

The hair was very frustrating to see how I wanted to do it, and I will likely regret my methods in the future. But hey, every mini is a learning experience (for me at least). The hair is largely finished ad the point minus some highlighting and shading I want to add. So far the most difficult thing about painting this guy is the fact that I still have no clear vision of what I want yet.

On one hand I want to make this guy as gaudy as possible, while still having a general theme. On the other hand I what to make him a bit more traditional Emperor’s Children looking (but that seems boring to do with this awesome mini). In the end this lack of vision is causing me to leave many areas unattended while putting in details that I know I want to do (which will be hell later on to touch things up), and this in turn makes him look more like a patchwork mess. I may take a break working on him until I can have a more solid idea of what I want to do. So far what I do have any idea about wanting to do is a “Starry Night” type designs on the shoulder pads that I will have as a back ground of any symbols I paint. And on the right leg I want to attempt to get an interesting pattern that is inspired by this

I think if I can get close to this choral look that it will be really cool looking and very reminiscent of the Laer (which is where the Emperor’s Children first encountered Slaanesh). Not really sure how I will do that though.

As for the left leg I what to attempt some free hand where I have painted the area grey and attempt to paint this image of Slaanesh on his leg

then the brown part of the leg I think I will paint leopard print to stick with the more traditional paint scheme seen on this guy and his 1991 counterpart.

If you have may ideas or feed back, I would love to hear from you, and I would very much appreciate any advice or suggestions!

Painting the Noise Marine part 1

So I finally got this guy base painted. Since I am pretty much just painting this model for fun I opted to not use spray paint to prime him like I normally would had instead base painted him by hand. So far I am not really sure what I want to do with him, so 90% of all the areas I based black are areas I am still unsure how I want to paint them.

Well a thing happened…

I went to the hobby store and saw this guy, and couldn’t resist buying him! I will like never use this miniature in my army as I don’t force having Slaaneshi scum in my of devout servants of Khorne. But hell I have wanted to paint one of these miniatures from the first time I saw the 1991 model! Thus noise marine is going to be some serious fun to paint!

I also could not help but add some skulls to the base for some flavour since the base seemed too empty haha. I will post the painted figure later.