Saturday, 29 September 2012

Replacement Flying Bases

Good evening worshippers of the Plague Father and thank you for joining us again. Today I would like to offer up a simple alternative to the small flying bases from Games Workshop. I have made this as I have broken more than my fair share of these on Destroyers, Hammer Heads and Crisis Suits.

I was going to attach a magnet to the plastic rod but then I saw a set of Geomag toys on ebay for a couple of pounds which came with 36 rods and a large selection of ball bearings. The rod itself is a hard plastic with a rare earth magnet stuck in each end so you could easily make something similar yourself with a bit of dowel and a sunk magnet though with the cost of magnets alone I liked them.

I started by priming the rod black, as the ones I have are a mix of red, blue and yellow. I stuck this onto the plastic base with super glue as I wasn't sure how poly cement would behave with this type of plastic.

To attach it to the destroyer in this case I used a flat headed screw, if you go this route remember to check they are magnetic before attaching. You could easily swap this out for another magnet or a piece of steel rod which would work nicely and could be made to sit flush with the model if you attached it inside.

I have used this stand on my Destroyer Lord in a couple of games now and is has served me wonderfully compared to the standard ones I used to break on a regular basis.

Until next time keep spreading his word to every corner of the universe.


Thursday, 20 September 2012

Skaven Warlock Engineer Completed

Greetings pestilent friends. I have been slow with my painting recently, but have finally finished my Warlock Engineer.

I wanted to reflect the twisted technology possessed by this character by using a Warlock-Augmented Halberd, and so followed the guide in White Dwarf no 362 for painting crystalline surfaces (Eldar power weapons), and swapped the blues for greens (namely snot green and scorpion green in the old gw colours). I'm really pleased with how the effect turned out, as well as the model as a whole.

I also had time to paint my poisoned wind mortar team, and went for a swirling warpstone infused gas look for inside the globes.

Next up on the painting agenda is a blood bowl orc for the new team that I am hoping to make. I have simply used a spare model from the assualt on black reach set and chopped off his weapons and posed him in a position where he looks like he is about to smash into someone. Here is how he looks so far:

I plan to add more AoBR orks for linemen, some WFB Black Orcs, a few goblins and a stone troll. Early days yet though as I also want to get started on my Dark Angels from Dark Vengeance and make more progress on my Skaven. Until next time folks...

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Destroyer Lord Conversion

Good evening children of Grandfather Nurgle and thank you for joining us once again in our dark corner of the warp. Today I would like to offer up a simple conversion I made for my Destroyer Lord.

This has come about due to all my 6th edition games being 2v2 with a 1000 points each. So far I have been using my Destroyer Lord model I made when I first started playing around three years ago, back then he used to sit back with a Resurrection Orb and Staff of Light babysitting two squads of destroyers.

Recently I have been using him with a squad of Wraiths and he needs a Warscythe, my gaming group is pretty easy going with model representation as they like to try new things out regularly. As I did have a big rant on how this is making me lazy and not wanting to sound like a hypocrite I have been slowly building up the models I use with the correct  war gear to try and sort this out.

To start I picked up a new Destroyer kit and attached an Overlord that came with an Annihilation barge to the spine. This needed a bit of trimming on the cape as rather than extend it over the back I wanted to give it a short ragged appearance to represent how he was once a powerful leader before he became a destroyer aeons ago.

Rather than the standard Warscythe the Overlord came with I swapped it for the one handed version that comes with the Lychguard kit I have been using for Cryptek parts as is a bit more imposing.

Overall this is was a very simple conversion which could have been taken much further though I am happy with the outcome. Hopefully soon he should be looking good leading my Wraiths on the battlefield if my current resurgence of hobby motivation stays with me.

Until next time keep Nurgle close to your heart and you shall never falter.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Crashed Aquila Lander Almost Complete

Hello and good afternoon fellow travelers of the warp and worshipers of Nurgle. I thought I would update you all on my crashed Aquila lander. I should have it finished by the end of this weekend. All I have left to do is the Aquila, which I am torn between doing in white or gold and a scanner next to the cockpit. Other then that I just have to touch up a few bits here and there, protect spray it and then gloss varnish the glass.

I have never painted glass before so I spent a few hours browsing the webt and found a simple tutorial over at Dave Taylor Miniatures. I think it has turned out rather nicely. Once I have my lander done I have just finished priming 10 cultists fro mthe new Dark Vengence box set and I can't wait to get stuck into them.

Unfortunately that is all I have for you all this week, may Nurgle's blessing forever be in your favor.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

KR Multicase Review

Good evening children of Grandfather Nurgle and thank you for joining us again in our corner of his necrotic paradise. Today I am offering up a review of KR multicases Kaiser 4 case. As you can imagine with me picking up the Kaiser 4 this is not an unbiased reviewed as I already own a Kaiser 2, a Skirmish case and 5 additional card cases.

The Kaiser 4 is the largest in the Kaiser series and holds 4 of the cardboard cases to allow you to switch out what you bring rather than having to change the foam as you do in the aluminium cases. This case was bought for my Necrons though I originally planned to use my Kaiser 2 case with some new custom foam unfortunately I use a few flyers and barges and with  them not being as boxy as Imperial forces they take up significantly more room.

With the realisation I would need 4 card cases to hold what I owned and planned to purchase to expand my force I initially looked at buying 4 cases and a second Kaiser 2 bag but the difference was quite small cost wiseso for ease of transport I went with the larger bag. However I can only recommend this if you are moving about in a car as the case is 20" tall, 16.5" wide and 11" deep so is a bit bulky for walking or public transport. Luckily with the case being a tough fabric rather than solid plastic and being filled with card, foam and models it is still light enough to move once you get used to it being a giant lump of a case ( think two large GW cases taped together).

The material is hard wearing even with regular use, I picked up a Kaiser 2 when KR first started as a one man operation and it is still as good as new. It is waterproof and even protected the contents from a large chilli sauce covered kebab being dropped on it without a stain.

The card cases I was wary about at first but after years of being used the only sign of wear is on the hinge and this remains solid. The foam is much softer than what you find in GW's cases which lets you manipulate it to get large models such as Necron Overlords, Kroot and Saurus in without damaging their weapons.

You can take the pick and pluck rather than the custom foam to try and squeeze more in and while I did this with my Black Templars I felt more comfortable with the custom foam for Necron vehicles.

Overall I am a fan of these cases and do think they are worth the money, don't get me wrong they are not cheap but when you are transporting hundreds of pounds worth of models you have built and painted yourself I think it is better to invest in making sure they get to their destination safely.

Until next time keep spreading his gifts to the four corners of the universe.


Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Crashed Aquila Lander WIP

 Good afternoon everyone and thank you for joining us again at Nurgle's favoured Cupboard. I apologise for the lack of updates from myself. I have been extremely busy sorting out my house the last few weeks. Any way I have been doing some work on my Crashed Aquila Lander while I can and I am not far off from having it finished. The picture isn't as good as I hoped as I didn't have anywhere nice to take it so I had to cram it into my light box. Once it is I will make sure I have another picture for you all.

On a side note I picked up my limited edition copy of Dark Vengence, I have to say that the miniatures are amazing. The next thing I am going to paint is 10 of the cultists for the box set. I just have to decide on whether to do the ones with the Autoguns or the ones with the ones with close combat weapons and Auto pistols. If anyone has any preferences let me know.

And that's all for today from the lusciously deceased garden of our beloved Plague Father.
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