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Hello everyone!

 

Its been a while I know.  Doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking of you though.  Things have been pretty hectic to be honest.  Lots of commitments, namely family and study.  However that doesn’t mean I’ve not been doing anything.  I’ve got a few projects on the boil at the moment painting and hobby wise (more on that later).  However my World Eaters are still my focus.  Since completing the units you’re about to look at a few weeks ago, I’ve had a few games and have really enjoyed myself.  In fact, having a few games really re-inspired me.  I’m still focused on getting a pretty large infantry based World Eaters army together.  It just takes a lot of time, preparing, assembling and painting all those infantry.  You’ll be happy to hear that I can now quite comfortably field a 2,500pt force.  I’ve just today began preparing the third tranche of World Eaters.  More infantry and a Typhon…  With any luck you’ll see that sooner rather than later.  This is because I am aiming to play in a 30k tournament here in Brisbane in October and I’d really like to take a tone of infantry.  It seems the way to use the World Eaters… so much so they even have a Rite of War: Berserker Assault dedicated to the idea.

 

So, what do we have here in today post?

First up is a loyalist World Eater – Centurion Shabran Darr.

He’s based off of the Flesh Tears Gabriel Seth model.  I just did a few minor conversions to fit Darr’s description a little better.  Originally I really liked the head that came with Seth, however after painting it, I was pretty unimpressed with its lack of expression.  I added the butchers nails to his cranium.  
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Next up is our friendly neighbourhood Master of Signal (Centurion w/consul upgrade).  I like this guy, both in game and model terms.  Firstly, I like the D3 templates he can drop on marines heads.  Nice.  Plus, the model is pretty cool and reminds me of a Rogue Trader era model from WAY back in the day.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA These guys are just a must have for your Legion Tactical Squad.  What more can I say.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I don’t really know what I was thinking when I painted or even thought up the idea to have these fools in my army.  Oh well, they’re done now.  Legion Tactical Support Squad.  Plasma guns are cool though.  Hoses squads of marines.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Last but not lease, the work horses of the Legion, the Legion Tactical Squad.  I aim to have three squads of 20 of these guys for the World Eaters.  They’re just so versatile.  Plus they look legit on the table.  Nothing says ‘get off the table’ like 20 marines unleashing fury of the legion on a prone foe.  

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWell my friends, thats it for now.  I’ll leave you with a little sneak peak on a small side project I’ve got going on… I’ll do a more thorough post on it in the future, but for now….

 

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Hello everyone!

Well, as you can probably tell from the flavour of my last few posts I’ve not been doing much mini painting…  Instead I’ve been making scenery.  This is all in preparation for the tournament I’m running shortly.  I wanted to have five 4 x 4 tables for the tournament.  I had four done.  The two 4 x 4 Forge World Realm of Battle boards I did some time ago.  I admit I only did a 6 x 4 board, however I did have 8 2 x 2 tiles.  I finished off the last two tiles recently, just haven’t taken any pics of them… soz.  The Anhpelion Base, and a Zone Mortalis.

I needed a fifth.

Going with my theme of buildings rather than ruins, I decided to make an Air Strip.  Remember the Forge World Aeronautica Imperialis Air Field they did for Master Class 1 ( I think)?

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Well, I sort of wanted to do something like that but on a 40k scale.  Seeing as I had some left over bits from my Anphelion Base I decided to go with that.  Something I was really anxious to try out was to make a 40k scale one of these…  I think its a Forge World bunker of sorts for Epic scale.  You can see it in the picture above too.

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Its the thing on the left hand side.  The first thing I did was got out the old drafting kit from way back in the day and draw out a scale version of what I wanted to make, and then cut out the base plate.  I wanted the inside to be made out of tread plate, so I cut two bases.  One in the actual tread plate, and the other in just 1mm thick plastic card.  To give it stability.

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Here you can see the two bottom plates.  Next I glued them together.

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The bottom one is slightly larger to accommodate the exterior walls.

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Not being happy with just a nice tread plate interior floor, I decided to add some detail.  I don’t know what you’d call the detail that I added, but it looks cool…

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Next up came the roof.  Now, I see this as a control tower of sorts.  So instead of having the top of the roof just end, like the Epic scale model.  I wanted to have antenna etc sticking out of the top.  So I modified a Rhino Razorback weapon mount to accommodate the antenna.  The centre piece is a 40mm piece of PVC plumbing pipe (I think).

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Just adding the roof panels.  Very tedious…

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The door.  The parts are from the engine of the Baneblade and a door from the Imperial Bastion fortification.

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Its starting to look like an actual building now.  I wanted the roof to come off to make putting models inside a lot easier.  I did detail up the interior panels, however I forgot the take photos of them.  You’ll see what it looks like inside when I do the final shots.

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There you have it!  You’ll notice the small grey rivets.  They’re actually a military modelling detail kit I found while wandering aimlessly through a hobby store a few months ago.  They are nuts and bolts that come on a strip and you just cut them off and glue them on.  It’s a nice touch.

So there you have it.  Building one complete.  Well, mostly.  Next up I’ll show you how I made the bulk fuel storage container.  (think 150mm diameter piece of PVC pipe covered in rivets)

I’ve actually finished painting this board however I’ve just gotten my act together to show you what I’ve been upto.  So I don’t intend on drawing this out into 6ish posts, probably just 2-3.  I don’t want to overwhelm you, you see…

Until next time, thanks for dropping in!

Comments welcome!

John

 

 

 

 

Welcome back to another Anphelion Base update.  Things are getting pretty serious now!  The models been cleaned and assembled (years of therapy ahead over that one).  It’s been based and undercoated, then the interior was painted.  Its now time to mask the interior and begin to paint the exterior.

First up, masking

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The photos of this stage will be fairly self explanatory, so I’ll dispense with the commentary

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A pretty light on post.  I didn’t want to spend too much time describing what is essentially sticking tape to a model then spraying it.  However what I will say is that the model isn’t going to be brown.  This is the undercoat.  I’ll be using the hairspray technique as one of the weathering stages of this model.  But that will be in the next post…

Until then, thanks for dropping in

John

Welcome back!

With undercoating complete, its now time to get down to business.  I always knew this was going to be a big job.  From previous experience making scenery I knew that I had to do a few things a bit differently painting wise to last time.  I ran up a small fortune in paint.  Using those little Citadel paints to paint huge pieces of scenery is not only tedious but also very expensive.  Also, modelling airbrushes are just not designed to paint large amounts of flat surfaces, they lack the paint capacity.

So, off I went to my local art store to investigate other possibilities paint wise, and to my local automotive store to look at other methods of paint application.  Below is a photo of what I came up with.

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I’ve actually used Liquitex paints before.  Back in my Vinyl 1/4 action hero painting days.  They’re very high quality and also importantly, affordable.  In addition, they also have a range of additive for their paints.  Gel mediums, matte and gloss varnishes etc, plus as you can see in the picture, an airbrush medium.  I thought I’d give it a shot.  I also purchased a HPLV touch up spray gun from the automotive store.  It has a 100ml reservoir, much better than my airbrushes 10ml.

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A close up of the paint and airbrush medium for those of you who like specifics.

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So I purchased a few containers from the local supermarket and got mixing.  I made up about 100ml, didn’t really know how much I’d actually need, but this seemed like a lot!

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So after a bit of wrestling with the paint gun this is what I came up with.  The airbrush medium was ok, however I found that it really helped if I added some mentholated sprits to the mix.  The alcohol helps application as it evaporates quicker than the airbrush medium and therefore assists in paint coverage.  Overall very happy with the results.

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Just a bit of cutting in with a brown ink

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More cutting in of the wall panels… it was a tedious job.

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As you know, my plan for this base is that its been abandoned.  Therefore I want the internals, and externals to be very  weathered and decrepit after decades (centuries) of neglect.

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After a quick gloss varnish, I applied some oil paints to complete the effect.

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A close up of a ‘pod’ or whatever they’re called.  As you can see, it pretty derelict (derelicte)

I’m pretty happy with how this is coming along.  My next step is the mask up all of the interior surfaces and get ready for painting the exterior.  This is going to be a massive job.

Ok, thats it for now.  Until next time, thanks for dropping in

John

Well, I finished off these recently.  I’m actually very happy with the outcome.  As I mentioned in my pervious post, this is something that I’ve wanted to do for some time now.  Just seems like a novel idea.  They’re now molded and cast. The originals are kept in storage, the models in these pictures are casts.  As you can see from the pictures I’ve added roman numeral decals to them.  I got them from the Space Marine transfer sheet.  I’ve done this for the mission in the 6th ed 40k rule book, The Scourging.  I figure that once the objectives are placed on the table and just before the game begins, my opponent and I can randomly generate the objective values

ie objective I = 3, II = 2, III = 4, IV = 1, V = 3 and VI = 2.  This can be randomly generated each game.

Anyway, hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Until next time, thanks for dropping in

John

So, this is part two of this project.  Basically we’re up to under coating at this stage.  Assembly is a distant memory, however I feel that it will haunt me for the rest of my days.  It was seriously hard work.  A task I’m thankful I’ll probably only ever do once in my life.

Ok, lets get down to business.  One thing I really wanted to do to the landing pad is not to have a gap between the ground and the underside of the landing platform.  I also wanted to make whatever I put in that gap be suitable and fitting with the character of the base, and finally, be simple and easy to produce (I’m quite a lazy bugger you see)

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So what I settled on was getting some of the old Necromunda bulkheads.  Remember these?

Big Jim, if you’re reading this, thanks for donating them.

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So basically I chopped a bunch of them up up to make a panel wide enough to span the gap between the support pylons on the landing pad.IMG_339053

Because I needed about eight lengths, I decided to make a quick one piece mold of the newly constructed panel so I can make the appropriate amount of casts.

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And the cast panel.  These will come in handy later on too.  They have a lot of character and will make useful bits later on…

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I also did a test paint scheme piece for the base.  I want it to look very neglected (it is abandoned after all)  I like how it came out.

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Here is a close up of some of the scatter terrain.  I really like the shipping container looking objects.  Again, more Necromunda bulkheads glued together and cast.

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The cast panel in place on the landing pad.  In case you’re wondering, the basing material I use is kitty litter, and a type of small rocks that are used in reptile enclosures.  I just like the consistency.

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The rest of these photos are of the base assembled and undercoated.  As I’ve mentioned, getting it to this stage was a massive mission.  However it’s really pleasing to see it at this stage.  I have to admit, when I saw it all assembled like this, it really renewed my enthusiasm for the project.  It was waining…

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The next few photos reveal the interior.  I’ve started undercoating it grey because I plan on painting the interior white.

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So, next step is to start working on the interior.  This is going to be a pretty straight forward part actually.  Except for the interior panel inserts.  Particularly the ones I’ve chosen for the ‘quad gun’ and ‘comms relay’ controls.

Ok, thanks for dropping in,

Until next post

John

I’ve been wanting to make some awesome objective markers for my World Eaters army for some time now.  I got a bolt of inspiration when I was painting Angron.  On his base (as well as Fulgrims and Ferrus Manus) are dead and dying space marines.  I thought to myself that these models would make great objective markers.  However the thought of desecrating a Primarchs base was too much to contemplate (especially the $$).  However after a lot of thought I decided just to do it… and this is what I came up with

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In this photo, they are still not finished, but it’ll give you a pretty good idea of where I’m going with them.  The white plates are for dice to rest on so players can indicated what mysterious objective they represent.  I actually plan on molding these and making casts of them once they’re complete.  I plan on giving them away to participants at The Emperors Legions, a 1000pt, 30k comp I’m running in March of 2014.

Thats it for now, thanks for dropping in

John