RSS

Bigger artillery

Bigger artillery

Reading a lot of advices, tactics, army lists and tournament reports in the Renegades’ facebook group, I now need some ordnance batteries in my list. Earthshaker cannons for 55 points are indeed intriguing.😀

But to get some uniformity with my daemonic field artillery, the cannons need to be living as well. After some time on Google I found a suiting (and inexpensive) base model – Ramshackle Games’ Slag Dragon – Maggot.

At only £5.00 the maggot is big enough to get a huge barrel and respective base working. Reviews state that Ramshackle’s casts are sometimes not that good, but for Nurgle even a warpcast specimen would work. What’s your opinion on the model? Any good or should I search for another? Or do you have some cool looking models at hand?🙂

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 26. August 2016 in Warhammer 40k, Nurgle Renegades

 

Tags: , ,

By the Inquisiton’s decree!

By the Inquisiton’s decree!

Apart from my main projects, the Mechanicum and Mordheim (and the Renegades now…^^), some new stuff from the Inq28 front has dwelt on my desk without the chance to show off – until now.🙂

So I proudly present Karolus, sanctioned psyker in the name of the Holy Inquisition, who purges the heretics with his mind or just clubs them with his force stave.

Next in line is a member of the ‘Children of the Emperor’ – a mutant cult worshipping the God-Emperor of Mankind in all his holyness and fighting the Ordo Hereticus, which wants to exterminate the mutant pest.
With his trusted bolt thrower, his defeated enemies are later burned not at the stake, but through the stake.

And finally the true scale Deathwatch Blackshield – formerly known as Iron Father Uskaron Varad. Once the disciple of the Moirae sect was transferred from the Red Talons to the Deathwatch and fulfilled his duty for the Ordo Xenos. Before his time in the Deathwatch ended, it came to the Moirae schism and whereas Iron Hands and Brazen Claws let their dissidents go in peace and form the Sons of Medusa, the Red Talons killed every single sectarian. Having no chapter to return to, Varad broke with the Red Talons and became a Blackshield.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 22. August 2016 in Inq28

 

Tags: , , , ,

No tyranny without a tyrant

No tyranny without a tyrant

Whilst the additional field artillery guns wait for new material, my ordnance tyrant has made some progress. I used the Herald of Nurgle as base with a new foot, some green stuff trousers and a head from the Putrid Blightkings kit. The green stuff was obviously a bit too old for a smooth surface, but nothing that can’t be solved with a dremel and some sanding. Still missing are his gun, the back pack and some cables. The back pack is already finished, but I haven’t sorted out which gun I should give him. Ruleswise an autogun is probably best, but a regular autogun looks ridiculously small in the herald’s hands. My current take is a trimmed-down machine gun from the Dark Vengeance cultists.

 
1 Comment

Posted by on 19. August 2016 in Nurgle Renegades, Warhammer 40k

 

Tags: , , , ,

More Thudd Guns – or not

More Thudd Guns – or not

After realising that only the thudd gun’s split face was buggering me, I removed it with some khornate force and began to work on the barrels with my dremel. The sculpting had to wait as I forgot all my sculpting materials at my shared flat near university. So I took out the second gun’s prepared barrels and built another daemonic quad launcher, this time with a higher firing arc due to the plague drone’s donor body. With four more drone sprues another gun body came into being – just to find out that I also forgot the aluminium pipe as I wanted to saw off more barrels…

So my artillery currently consists of only two nearly done guns and an unfinished one until I get back to my place of study.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 15. August 2016 in Nurgle Renegades, Warhammer 40k

 

Tags: , , , ,

Ordnance Tyranny

Ordnance Tyranny

While I got distracted with a lot new side projects, I took a closer look at Imperial Armour 13 and the updated Siege of Vraks, which suggested that another 1000 points army is indeed a good idea.^^

So my gaze fell upon a nurglish artillery regiment, which is on the farther end of infestation with lots of plague zombies, half demonic leaders and more artillery than needed.

From a list-building point of view this made some choices mandatory: A “The Purge” detachment with an ordnance tyrant, two blobs of plague zombies and enough thudd guns to cover the battlefield with 64 small blast templates. Overkill? What else?😉

Now I’ve seen a whole bunch of traitor guards and renegades based on cadians and while this is totally fine, I didn’t like the look as they are so often way to clean and uniform for my idea of renegades. Thus I rounded up as many Dark Vengeance cultists as I could find and added two Boxes of Start Collecting! Nurgle Daemons as well as one box of Mantic zombies.

The plague zombie units will contain mostly the models from Mantic, which are lovely and especially cheap, but also really flimsy compared to GW’s heroic scale. So I mixed some zombie brutes into the units to give them an uneven appearance. And that’s how those 20 plaguebearers got a new purpose.🙂

My daemon-engineered thudd guns started out as “slothy maggot-like things with mortar barrels and taser-wielding crew”. For this I did a quick mockup in Photoshop, using both plague drones as base for the gun and the notorious cultists for the crew.

The crew member satisfied my vision, but the gun did not. And when it came to building the damn thing, the plague drone kit didn’t approve either. As this is a serious kind of nearly proxy-like conversion, I needed to get the dimensions as close as possible to Forge World’s original to avoid any discussions – not possible at all with the above concept. After that the project lay fallow for some time as I couldn’t get my head around a new idea. Luckily, I came across a neat conversion on the Convertorum and the project got new wind. The result is this… thing:

Green Stuff and Milliput for details like boils or damage on the shiny aluminium barrels as well as filling some gaps are still missing, but I’m currently at odds with the overall design. And before I convert another 15 plague drones, I should be sold on the design. What do you think about the conversion? Any suggestions or encouragement?😀

Featured image: © 2008-20016 DemiDead
 
2 Comments

Posted by on 25. July 2016 in Nurgle Renegades, Warhammer 40k

 

Tags: , , , ,

Commissions

A haemoncula makes her appearance

To jumpstart my girlfriend’s stagnant army composition, I finished a haemoncula for her Dark Eldar force. The Cabal of the Withered Wing is currently ruled by a haemonculus coven on their conquest of Commoragh’s highest spires. The model has some Frankenstein-esque features as it’s a kitbash from Wyches, Raider crew, Daemonettes, Flagellants, Scourges, Crypt Ghouls and finally Gargoyles – all of which made a really decent looking haemoncula.

 

The Astartes need some artillery

A friend of mine (rightfully) complained long ago about the current price of the finecasted Thunderfire cannon, thus I offered him a cheaper conversion for both the Techmarine and the artillery piece itself. Thanks to several magnets, the Techmarine can choose between his servo-harness and a single servo-arm with lascutter or flamer.

Lacking a fitting carriage for the Thunderfire cannon, I made a stationary version from the Hunter’s weaponry with some other imperial building and vehicle parts as well as a new muzzle from the Lord of Skulls (I heavily dislike those cannon conversions, which don’t alter the original unfitting muzzle). Unfortunately I didn’t make proper photos prior to handing the artillery to its new owner.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 14. February 2016 in Warhammer 40k

 

Empty coffins

Empty coffins

Long the ghouls have been a terrible menace – only living to feast and gnaw and prosper in the dark. To enter their realm at night meaning the same as offering oneself as midnight meal. Stay away and stay alive was the name of the game. But nevermore, for the king holds court…

Exiled and despised from the living as well as the unliving, the strigrani brought him with them. A curse for all the living, damned only to serve or be served, Morghor is reaching out to reign both night and ever-clouded day.

Read the rest of this entry »

 
2 Comments

Posted by on 28. December 2015 in Mordheim

 

Tags: ,

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.