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Friday, December 20, 2013

Space Dicks!

Here are 10 more Alpha Legion goons to fill out my first Tactical blob.
Pre Heresy Alpha Legion Tactical Marines in Mk. IV, V & VI Armor
The drum clips and scopes are from Anvil Industries. They have a lot of neat bits and magically flawless resin castings!

Hoping to try these mofos out with these new Killzone rules soon!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Pre Heresy Alpha Legion Scimitar Pattern Jetbikes

Here are my jetbikes, known in some circles as Dongbikes! I'm signed up for The Horus Heresy Massacre event and Adepticon and the army is starting to take shape.

Forgeworld Pre Heresy Alpha Legion Scimitar Pattern Jetbikes

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blood Axe Kommando Mega Nob

I made this guy to lead my slowly growing little band of Blood Axe Kommandos. The shotgun is from Kromlech (buy their awesome stuff!) and the backpack and respirator are from Forge World.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Pre Heresy Alpha Legion Rhino

This is the test model for the Pre-Heresy Army I'm building for the Horus Heresy Tournament at Adepticon this year. It might be Alpha Legion, it might be Awesome Legion. I was lucky enought to pick up a gold with it the NOVA Open Capital Palette Painting Comp in September.

Pre Heresy Alpha Legion Deimos Pattern Rhino

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Australian Light Horseman

I painted this guy up for Historicon. He didn't place there but he came in second or third (I honestly can't remember, duh) at the NOVA Open Capital Palette Painting Competition. The Capital Palette was a great little contest, It's amazing how much quality work is popping up at regional shows these days!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Goblin Big Boss(es)

I've been a bad, bad blogger. Work has been a bit nuts, but I have painted a few things in recent months. First up is this two headed Night Goblin I painted for the campaign my gaming group has been playing. The GM awarded me a two-headed hero with buffed stats for winning some game or other and it seemed wrong not to make a figure to represent him.

Two-Headed Night Goblin Big Boss
I also took him along to Historicon this summer and entered him in the Wargames Illustrated Painting Competition. He ended up getting a gold in the Fantasy Single category. Yay!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Quick and Dirty Farseer

Strangely enough, I didn't have a Farseer painted so I banged one out quickly so I can play some games with him soon.

Eldar Farseer

Sunday, June 23, 2013

More Wraithbuddies

Here is my first unit from the new release, some Wraithguard with D-Scythes. I was tempted to just cut the ends off the barrels of five of my old metal Wraithguard and replace them with the D-Scythe muzzels but I decided the new models were super neato and I wanted to paint some. Either way D-Scythes will be fun to play with and will make lots of Space Marines die horribly, which is what it is all about.

Eldar Wraithguard with D-Scythes

As soon as I can get my hands on some more Wave Serpents, I will adding them to the army to ferry these dudes around. GW managed to time a worldwide shortage of freaking Wave Serpents to go along with the Eldar Release. I'm also working out how I'm going to convert Guardian Jetbikes and Warp Spiders so hopefully those will be coming up soon. As much as I like all of my Wraith-stuff, all of the fast 'n' shooty stuff seems like it will be both face crushing and fun to play.

Sunday, June 16, 2013


I've been working on some Eldar stuff now that the new book is out. First up, something I've had siting around for a while, a Forgeworld Hornet. Pew Pew!

Forgeworld Eldar Hornet

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Back on the Hobby Horse

In case you hadn't noticed I took a hobby break for a month or so after Adepticon but I just picked up the new Eldar codex and a box of Wraithguard/Wraithblades. I did a bunch of painting on a Farseer and a Forge World Hornet and should have photos up soon. I'm off to lay in the hammock and read about space elf mans.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Warlock Engineer with Warp Condenser

Here is my other Warlock Engineer, this one will be a caster. Warp lightning for everybody!

Warlock Engineer with Warp Condenser

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Long time, no update. Still churning out rat-mans. Here is my bunker unit:

Skaven Clanrats Unit

Friday, March 8, 2013

Converted Grey Seer

This guy won't be leading army at Adepticon but I needed anoher 300 points for my escalation league.  

Arms - Sreaming Bell Seer
Body - Plague Priest from Furnace/Bell Sprue
Head - Sormvermin Champ.
Horns - Clipped of totem from Stormvermin (I think)
Sword - Warlord Spinetail (I think)
Beard - tassel from Island of Blood Chieftain guy's halbred
Hair - chopped up tassel from Stormvermin axe thingamajig

Converted Skaven Grey Seer

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Warlock Engineer with Doom Rocket

Painted to "oh balls. I really need to get this army painted" standard.

Skaven Warlock Engineer with Doom Rocket


One ratloaf, ready for the deli slicer.

The powdered pigments got a little bit away from me on these guys but I think they are fine for freakin' slaves. Ugh, I need to work on some characters or something now.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Skavenslave Test Model

My friend John and I are doing the Adepticon team tournament in a couple of months so I am attempting to make my rats match is chaos warriors. John sent me a photo of his own test model, which, as per his usual style has lots of saturated colors. After a failed attempt to work with John's exact colors, I added some gray and brown to everything and reverted to my usual washed out pallet. Close enough.

Painted Skavenslave Test Model

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Giant Rats

So I based some Giant Rats a few weeks ago and their absolute ass-suckingness has be wearing on me ever since. After all the work I put into the other models in the army, I couldn't bear the thought of those litter turds in the ranks. Fortunately, I found these the other day:

Giant Rats from Otherworld Miniatures. Not exactly cheap but they are great sculpts and look like rats, not weird, melty chihuahuas .

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Couple More Ratfellows - Warlock Engineer and Tractor Driver

Smokey Joe - note Warp Lighting Green Lantern ring.

Skaven Warlock Engineer with Warp Condenser Conversion
Sorry about the jenky primer - filthy ebay parts.

Skaven Warlock Engineer with Warp Condenser Conversion

Casey Jones:

Skaven Doomwheel Engineer Conversion

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Very Hungry Raterpillar

Ladies and gents: The Rattanooga Choo-Choo. Thank you, I'll be here all week.

Skaven Doomwheel Conversion

Skaven Doomwheel Conversion

I figured just about every other technology had found its way into the Warhammer world in the last few years, so I might as well throw in tank treads. Thus, the Nicodemus the Tank Engine was born. The design is inspired by assorted crazy 19th century steam tractors and whatever sprues were within reach. While poking around Google for photos I learned that building giant, fully functional steam tractor models is a hobby in and of itself:

Holy crap, I bow before your superior nerd prowess, crazy English man.

I'm still working on a driver/engineer and it still needs a bit of filling and sanding but its pretty close to being done. Look out, Island of Sodor. I'm going to use it as a Doom Wheel at Adepticon, but I think it would work well as a Hell Pit Abomination too. It is closer to the size of one of those.

Soon I shall paint things.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Warp Lightning Weapon Team Conversion

So here are some Rat Ogres with a Warp Lightning Cannon. What could possibly go wrong? Assorted cables by Dragon Forge. Also note aquarium gravel made of solid gold.

Next up: Doom Tractor!

Skaven Warp Lightning Cannon Conversion

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Skaven Heroes Conversions

I got everyone based last week, made movement trays and put together a couple swarms of Giant Rats, which are a bit incongruously named in the context of Skaven. I also built three of my heroes, a general, a battle standard bearer and a Warlock Engineer with a Doom Rocket. Three Months to Adepticon!

Skaven Warlord Conversion

Skaven Battle Standard Bearer Conversion

Shaven Warlock Engineer with Doomrocket Conversion

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Clanrats & Weapon Teams

Here is my bunker unit of clanrats to hide my warlord and battle standard bearer in. It was nice to be able to just build a bunch of clanrats without scraping off all of their armor! Not much in the way of conversions, just a few assorted torches.

Skave Clanrats

...and here are a couple of weapon teams. In game terms poison wind mortars seem to be the best by far, but the warpfire thrower is also nifty looking so I'm sticking it in too.

Skaven Poison Wind Mortar and Warpfire Thrower

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Here are most of my slaves. Sadly, I have 15 more to go. As you can see, they have way too much green for freaking 2-point models. About half of the dudes in the plastic Clanrats set don't have any armor. For the rest, I scraped the armor off and sculpted raggedy rags in its place. I am dumb.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Photo Quality

Ugh, I just realized my monitor is miscalibrated and all of the backgrounds I thought were white were actually blobby-gray photoshop nighmares. I'm fixing them as I have time. Why don't people tell me these things?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Poison Wind Globadiers

I actually really like the old Globadiers. If'n you ask me, they are the best of the old models in the Skaven range. Nevertheless...

Converted Skaven Poison Wind Globadiers - Back