Thursday, April 19, 2018

I Find You in Contempt!

... might not be the most terrifying battle cry, but the Fists' CONTEMPTOR Dreadnought reinforces the battle line just in time. This is as close as the Marines will get to having an ED-209 on the battlefield. The right arm is magnetized for either the Kheres-pattern Assault Cannon or the Multi-Melta. A few new touches on this beast include additional decals - the skull on the right knee, the VII 7th Chapter Imperial Fist legion markings on the shoulders and left knee. Also experimented with colored barrel-burn on the heavy weapons - next time I will do this with an airbrush to get a finer gradient. Finally, some custom letters / wording on the front breastplate banner. Just gibberish really.... or IS IT?

"Please put down your weapon. You have 20 seconds to comply. "





Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Myphitic Blight-Haulers

The arms race continues...... This time, Uncle Nurgle sends forth a trio of adorable and cuddly lil' Daemons: Myphitic Blight-Haulers, a.k.a. Stinky Puppies! Just look at their faces - they seem genuinely happy to see you, and they really want to play! Just be careful or they may leave a smelly surprise in your shoes, or accidentally turn your platoon into goo with their melta-cannon. Here boy! Go get the Astartes! Sick 'em! Gooood boyyyy!

Continuing the overall color scheme of this Death Guard warband, it is tempting to go overboard on the weathering and pestilence effects. But with the white background, less is more - the effects that are there really stand out. The overall ink wash color is something I dub "garbage juice" - parts black, brown, green and yellow ink. Yellow ink is the secret weapon - try some out, a little goes a long way on the final product.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Feel the Fists !

Someone has to protect the Imperium from all this plague and disease going around. This platoon of 30K/Horus Heresy Imperial Fists volunteer for the job. I'm enjoying the look and aesthetics of the Horus Heresy Mark III and Mark IV power armor, and the Tartaros Terminators. As you can see, it doesn't take them long to get dirty and battle damaged after their first encounter with the Lord of Decay. Using white highlights and airbrush on the armor, then finishing with yellow ink really makes the yellow color vibrant; a perfect backdrop for the black/silver armor chipping and battle damage, with a bit of dust and dirt at their feet. The Razorback appears to have cruised through a mud pit and suffered some engine trouble delivering the platoon to the front lines!

I prefer blue for power weapons, and the Tartaros Terminators' power lightning claws are a good color contrast in the group. The shoulders were finished with water transfer decals. Using about four rounds of Micro-sol / Micros-set, the decals were able to look flush on the rounded shoulder pad, and then sealed and some minor weathering added on top to make them look part of the model 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Death Guard Marines

The Death Guard Marines from the 8th edition starter kit in all their disgusting glory. Airbrushed, ink colored, and oil washed. I wanted to go with a white armor color scheme to make all of the diseased details pop out - weathered rust, dirt, infected wounds, and filthy streaks of - something - on the armor. I'm getting itchy.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018