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Pretty fly for an unpainted guy?

Pretty fly for an unpainted guy?

While working on my low-budget 1850 pts. Chaos Space Marine army (one big Favoured of Chaos formation + two Cyclopia Cabal formations) I needed a Daemon Prince of Nurgle – but it had to be both cheap and of course not looking cheap. My bitzbox was extremely helpful (as always) and provided a head + wings from my Plague Drone conversions as well as leftover Helbrute legs from my Dark Castellax. Arms and torso front were acquired during a 50% bitzsale nearly for free.

The groin had to be removed in order to get the Helbrute legs closer together and then all plastic parts except the wings were glued together to get the pose and general shape right. Afterwards I closed the back with some cardboard and started to sculpt the back with milliput, dry-fitting the wings several times during the process. Now the model only needs some boils and minor details / cleanup with green stuff before it gets its shoulder pads.

Working time aside, the Daemon Prince came at price of 2,50€ for the parts from bitsbay.it and about 7,50€ for parts from earlier projects. And 10€ for a nice and individual Daemon Prince definitely fits into “low-budget”. 😀

 
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Posted by on 30. December 2016 in Warhammer 40k

 

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More rebels for the revolution

More rebels for the revolution

After succeeding with my first cardboard vehicles, the “to-build-list” for my HoR kill team didn’t get that much shorter, so I went on. All of these still need more work, but I ran out of superglue. 😥

So I started with some of the gretchin footsloggers and realised that I had only taken one half of the gretchin sprues with me. Now I have to wait until after Christmas to build more of these nasty little greenskins.^^°

The Grot Tank came along easily, I used the leftover cannon from a Khador Heavy Warjack and saw only after assembling the whole model, that it’s basically a robo-duck. 😀
But at least a well-sized robo-duck, as you can see in the comparison shot with the Killa Kan.

Next up is a Mek Gun with kannon, based on an old Defiler cannon and an imperial dozer blade mounting again with more cardboard.

Last (and probably least according to the regular Ork) – the first three gretchins, one Ammo Runt with ‘More Dakka’ and two Grot Oilers or better welders.

 
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Posted by on 23. December 2016 in Heralds of Ruin

 

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Ramshackling to freedom

Ramshackling to freedom

After reading the Heralds of Ruin Kill Team rules for the Grot Rebels, I found myself with the urge to delve once again into scratchbuilding with cardboard. So I raided my cornflakes stash for some cardboard, added super glue, cheap pin needles from Woolworth and any suitable parts my bitzbox could offer to create my Grot Tank Kommanda and a peg-legged Killa Kan.

Years ago I started to build a cardboard Malcador, but never finished the project and didn’t work with cardboard ever since. It needs some experience to work with, but it’s a cheap and fun way to create orky vehicles while watching Netflix. 😀

The Tank Kommanda’s chassis is based on a grot tank template I found online. I printed and build the chassis without having any sizing guidelines, so whereas the spare Taurox’ tracks fit nicely, the tank got way too big for a regular grot tank. For the team leader an increased size seems manageable, but the regular tank needs to be a lot smaller. Nonetheless, I’m extremely satisfied with the overall look – with more ordered plates and without orky smbols, the tank would also fit in various imperial armies. 🙂

Doing a Killa Kan was a little more straightforward, as there are a lot of references and templates on the internet. The main issue with most of them where the legs and arms, so I defaulted on using existing bitz to distract again from the cardboard build. At first the lower back made some problems, but after getting some feedback in the HoR Facebook group, a small generator took the empty space.

 
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Posted by on 19. December 2016 in Heralds of Ruin

 

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The Colours of Nurgle

The Colours of Nurgle

Forced by a Kill Team tournament in my local GW store, I have started to paint some of my Nurgle Renegades. It has been a long time since I got so much brush work done (even though the models are still WIP). There is still much to do, the brass had only its base coat, the leather needs touch-ups and regular metal, details and black parts are still on the to-do list. Nonetheless I had a lot of fun to paint again and managed to watch a lot of episodes from various Netflix series at the same time. 🙂

My Kill Team list is a heresy itself, as I field the Renegades with the Solar Auxilia’s rules from 30k, but these were the only rules, where I could include artillery guns. The regular Vrak list allows neither Plague Zombies nor Thudd Guns due to the missing Ordnance Tyrant. Speaking of which, I’m happy to see my green stuff work doesn’t look that amateurish and blends well into the whole model.

Then there are my daemonic Thudd Guns and the zombie brutes. Painting all those boils takes some time, but is somehow disgustingly rewarding. 😀

And finally some of my regular Renegades. The Solar Auxilia troops need a standard bearer and vox-caster, the first got a simple plague bearer standard, while the second seems to have looted a gigantic stash of bells as his “communication device”. ^^
All the models are based on the regular cultists from Dark Vengeance with a lot of head and arm swaps, mixed with some spare parts from the Plaguebearers’ sprue.

 
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Posted by on 19. October 2016 in Nurgle Renegades

 

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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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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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