Thursday, March 29, 2012

Final update for the Tyrants Legion

Last post from the Tyrants Legion.  3 more tanks got camo tonight, not finished, but I'm satisfied with the amount I completed.  This puts me at 3 hellhounds, 2 basilisks, and one leman russ with camo scheme done, ready for details and touchups.

Final Astral Claws update before the game

This will be my last post of painted models before the game but I wanted to show off a couple of the things I've completed recently.  Enjoy!

My Vanguard:


And the man, the myth, the legend, the Tyrant of Badab!.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fire Hawks Final Update, T Minus 36 Hours

Here is my last update before the trip to Madison fir the assault on the Traitor's Fortress. Didn't finish as much as I hoped due to shopping for a new car, which I did purchase this week.

This is how the 8th Company will look as the footslogging Marines embark on their Drop Pods, the Assault Marines fuel up their jump packs, and the Terminators home in on transponder signals.

I hid the less painted models behind the ones that are finished, hopefully you don't notice!

Airbrushed Hellhounds

I have to say, for a test with the airbrush / I want some tanks to be painted, these turned out pretty good.
The colors are a little light for what I wanted, but really, I'm going to wash/detail them anyways so I'll hold off until I get to that point.  I'm going to try and get this scheme done on the 2 basilisks I have in my list for this weekend, this would make 6 tanks out of 10 'painted'!  I'm super pleased with having this much progress done on an army and it seems everyone else feels much the same, what a difference it makes.

Galin's Salamanders

Galin had posted an in progress shot of his Salamanders on Facebook a little bit ago.  I wanted to share it here as well.  Enjoy!

Palace of Thorns

Here are the outer walls of the Palace of Thorns.  Will the loyalists be able to breach them or will Huron succeed in holding Badab?  These walls were constructed and painted by Piper and Galin.  Thanks guys!

Badab game is this Saturday!

So the day is at last approaching.  I've painted more miniatures for my Astral Claws army than I have for any army ever!  Hopefully this will set a new precedent for me going forward with my miniatures.  Playing with fully painted armies is, as any wargamer can tell you, extremely satisfying.  I've got a few pictures here from my work station over the weekend.  I'll try to get some better pictures of the other stuff I've finished later this week.  Plus we'll be sure to take plenty of pictures during the game this weekend.  I hope you'll all enjoy!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tyrants Legion!

So, my shots aren't as spectacular, but I did manage to get a lot of painting done.  There is still basing to be done, matte finish to be applied to many, but on the table there are 120+ figures with paint on them which makes it officially the largest quantity of anything I've ever painted. I even managed to get an airbrush test in on a hellhound (back right of picture).  If I get the time this week, a few more tanks will get the 2 color camo base done to them.  Needless to say, I'm close to having a largely painted army and yet...there are still so many more to go! =)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Executioners army finished!

As of this Sunday Greg finished his 3000 points of Executioners.  I have some pictures below.


Monday, March 12, 2012

Fire Hawks Command Squad

Here is the Command Squad that was mentioned last night:

They are dipped, and dry for about a day.  I touched up a few spots and added a few details that wouldn't have shown well if I had painted them before the dip.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Picture-less boring update

Last Drop Pod assembled and primed. Last unpainted Sternguard Squad primed. Progress made on partially painted Assault Squad. Command Squad painted and dipped, under fans drying right now. Edit: see here for update:

27 models finished. I hope to have another 15 finished before the big day (the above mentioned Assault Squad and my Terminator Squad). That leaves 37 models, and 3 Drop Pods. As bad as I feel to say those won't be done, my goal for those 37 models is to have a base coat of Mechrite Red, shoulder pads Iyanden Darksun, weapons and backpacks Boltgun Metal, and the Drop Pods to have their 3 base coats of the same three colors finished. While they won't be pretty to look at, they will add some color to the table.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Arch-Centurion Carnac Commodus WIP

Here's a nearly finished Arch-Centurion Carnac Commodus.  There are some touch-ups and details left to do, but he's mostly done! Anyone want to paint 9 tanks? =)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Another WIP shot

Im part way through putting transfers on, and man do these make a big difference, I'm really liking the look even more as I continue with this.  Also, a pretty swell revelation, I actually painted enough IG already, i was convinced I did not, but i have the 65 IG I need, all that's left is 6 heavy flamers + 3 heavy weapons teams and tanks, no problem, right?


Once I get some of the dipping done, I'll post a large group shot.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Some Executioners

Not the greatest pics I admit but the lighting and the time when I took them weren't ideal, but here they are.  This is Greg's scout squad and Thulsa Kane.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

8 Astral Claw Missile Launchers WIP

Painted and ready for transfers, dipping and basing.  Only one left to paint is Arch-Centurion Carnac Commodus and that would complete all of the Astral Claws I'll be using for this battle.  After this, there's only 20 or so IG to finish + tanks....I'm getting close, I can see the end!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

8th Company, Fire Hawks Chapter

An update to my work on the Fire Hawks:

Everything so far.  Completed:  Elam Courbray, Chaplain, Vanguard Squad, Tactical Squad.  In progress:  Command Squad, Assault Squad, 2 Drop Pods.  Primed:  Vanguard Squad, Tactical Squad, Terminator Squad, Terminator Assault Squad.  Unprimed:  Sternguard Squad.  Not pictured:  Unassembled Drop Pod.

Elam Courbray. Better Picture than the other evening.

Chaplain.  Finished him today.  Didn't dip him, but used a wash on him.  Still needs to be matte sprayed.

Vanguard Squad.  Had some blistering when I matte sprayed them, despite having waited FOUR DAYS after I dipped them to spray them.  None of the blistering flaked away, and I did some touch-up painting over the bad spots.

Tactical Squad.  Were dipped yesterday.  Will make some paint touch-ups, then will wait a long time to matte spray them.