Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy Yule

Happy holiday wishes to all who read my blog. The gods of the postal service (both domestic and foreign) blessed me with speedy delivery of my Cybermastiffs and Imperial Enforcer model. I'm especially happy to have gotten hold of one of these.

In other hobby news build phase has been extended through January due to holiday guests invading. Not much happening this past week...

Oh well. Its good when family is in town.



Thursday, December 8, 2016

Witch Hunter Warband

Once upon a time I had a Witch Hunters warband for that wonderful game Mordheim. It was a lot of fun to play with even if I didn't do that well overall. Late last night I had an idea...

A couple recent eBay wins have netted me two cybermastiffs from the Enforcers kit, as well as the Forgeworld Event Only Enforcer and hound. While trying to figure out what exactly I'd use these models for I remembered my old warband. I had three hounds then and I will have three here soon enough. Why not build a 40k equivalent? The original band had a Captain, a Priest, five Flagellants, and aforementioned hounds.

Remember this guy? I do believe he'll make a good 'captain'. The Enforcer will serve for my 'priest', and the hounds are covered, of course. 'Flagellants' threw me for a while until I remembered the Sisters of Battle mob, the Frateris Militia. These guys are utter wackos and will serve well. Even better, they seem to have an abundance of Eviscerator Chainswords available. I've got Uriah Jacobus to count as one of the rabble.

This will be a fun little project to work on in the future. I don't expect the hounds or Enforcer and hound until the end of the month. In the mean time I'll carry on building until Winter truly arrives.



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Build Phase: Iron Warriors

Building and not worrying about having to paint a unit immediately after is fun... seriously I forgot how much fun just building models can be.

I've got my first five Iron Havocs done, and quickly too. The Betrayal at Calth and Burning of Prospero kits I got had a minimal amount of mould lines to worry about.

Here's the start of my first tactical squad. These models are actually nearly done at this point... only a few more bolters to trim and drill. Once I have two ten man units ready I'll go back and start working on bulking them up by ten more.

Working at my present capacity I should have plenty of minis assembled for Paint Phase.



Sunday, December 4, 2016

Heresy Era Iron Warriors List

I've worked out a list based on what I've got between the BaC and BoP boxes. Floating this list over on /r/Warhammer30k got me decent feedback.

Warsmith (Praetor)
-cataphractii Terminator Armour

Contemptor Dreadnought

Tactical Squad (20 man) [mkIII]
Tactical Squad (20 man) [mkIV]
Tactical Support Squad [mk III]
-5x melta guns

Heavy Support
Tyrant Siege Terminator Squad
Iron Havoc Support Squad [mk IV]
-5x Missile Launcher

 I've already started work on the Havocs. I'm keeping my eyes open for good deals on Iron Warriors shoulder pads, and I have some rhino hulls to convert over to Heresy Era vehicles.

Iron within!


Friday, December 2, 2016

30k: Iron Within!

After much consideration between the IVth and VIIth Legion Astartes, I've decided to on the Iron Warriors. I like tanks and I like lots of marines with heavy weapons. I think this will be a good fit.

I've got the contents of Betrayal at Calth and The Burning of Prospero to get me rolling. The Cataphractii Terminators will most likely become Siege Tyrant Terminators.

Captain Aethon from BaC has become my Warsmith for the time being. Once I get a hold of a Peturabo model I'll most likely make him the sergeant for the Siege Tyrant Terminators. I'm thinking of adding a servo arm to the model.

This is my first Heresy Era marine. I'm happy with the way he turned out. I've painted Chaos Iron Warriors before and I kept my recipe largely the same. The hazard stripes were just as difficult as I imagined, and I don't look forward to painting them over the rest of my army... but they look good so I'll press on with them.

Painting is done and the build marches on!