Friday, June 30, 2017

I hate you, Photobucket

<no images for you!>

Things will be quiet for the time being while I figure out some image hosting solutions. I've been using Photobucket for years and while a fee for 3rd party hosting makes sense this 400$ is fucking ridiculous. I've paid happily for extra bandwidth in the past. I've been using their hosting service since 2006. After some hunting about the issue on the web I checked my spam folder and sure enough there was a notice about some features on my account being disabled...

I'm bulk downloading all my images and plan leaving the site for good.

It's going to take some time but I intent to get everything sorted here.



Monday, June 5, 2017

Imperial Space Marine 001

A little over a year ago I ventured out to secure my little plastic piece of 40k history. Huzzah!

Well I finally got him put together this past weekend.

This, like all the other one sprue GW models I've seen, went together with ease.

For the base I went with some resin embellishments from the 40k Basing Kit. You can still find these on eBay (if you're willing to pay for em). I got two over the last six months and not too pricey so I lucked out.

This guy will be painted up as an Iron Hands Astartes. I sort of have an idea of how to ruin this perfectly good model to make it a bit more thematically appropriate for the marines of the X Legion.



Sunday, June 4, 2017

Inq28: Inquisition War Warband

In a previous post I suggested I may try to put together a small warband to represent Jaq Draco and his retinue. Ian Watson did an excellent job on these baroque grimdark novels about the adventures of Inquisitor Draco. I think it was the first Inquisition novel to come out of the Black Library.

After some searching I found this forum post full of ideas. I hunted up a couple models on eBay and waited for them to arrive.

The goateed head of Scout Sgt. Telion and the body of this generic inquisitor are perfect for Inquisitor Draco, plus I never liked the mask on this model. The Lhamaean will make a suitable Melindi, and of course Grimm the Squat. I still need to find a navigator, or a suitable model to convert as such.

Scout Sgt. Telion and a Dark Eldar lhamaean arrived and I got to work while watching the new season of House of Cards (Kevin Spacey is fucking ruthless). A bit of clipping and a lot of careful grinding got the inquisitor model ready for the head swap, The lhamaean weapons were easily clipped and replaced with a power sword from Mad Robot Miniatures. The laspistol is from the same source, but only a place holder for now. I'll also have to trim up off a bit of the xenos detail and cover more with some careful greenstuff work, but she should make for the elegant courtesan described in Watson's novels. I'm on the fence about replacing Grimm's old school lasgun with a boltgun.

In other news I got my Armoured Containers set all trimmed and assembled. Now they go into a box with all the rest of my plastic scatter terrain. Watch for a post detailing the contents and my plans for it.