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Going big

Going big

Another project from my shelf is this Imperial Knight Paladin, which will serve as my House Dumas’ Troops choice (using the Horus Heresy rules – no formations, more fluff). The knight kit is fine to build, unless you make the silly decision to alter the legs’ pose. To lift the left foot just 3mm to get it on top of the basing material needed cutting in unpleasant angles and a lot of adjustments for the cables and pistons. What would have been wrong with making the legs with real joints like Tau and Eldar Walkers have them? :/

The arms took also quite a while, but that’s what I wanted, so no GW bashing here. The arms indeed have exactly the flexibility which the legs lack. 🙂

For the gun arm both weapon casings were glued together to get a weapon both long enough to reach with the other arm and big enough to legitimate it’s two-handed use. The barrel is magnetised to allow switching from Paladin spec to Errant or Warden. The destroyer chain bayonet added much to the weapon’s bulkiness and made the pose even more ridiculous bad-ass. 😀

Currently all the armour plates are missing as I don’t want to paint the knight fully glued together, but thus it has to wait in line on my ever-growing ‘to paint’ list.

 
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Posted by on 29. August 2016 in Horus Heresy, Warhammer 40k

 

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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? 🙂

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

 

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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.

 
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Posted by on 22. August 2016 in Inq28

 

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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.

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

 

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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.

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

 

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