Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Militarum Tempestus: Tempestor Scion

This is my first attempt at a Militarum Tempestus Scion. I deliberately chose the Tempestor, as he is one of the few models in my small force that has an unobstructed chestplate.

At first, I undercoated the model with Halfords Grey Primer, and then basecoated him using 'The Fang' - the Citadel Spray Paint. I was worried that I had made him too blue, initially, but the more detail I added, the lesser the effect - which was good.

A simple pallette of blue, brown, grey and silver  should mean that these guys are relatively easy to paint, whilst also having a distinct look to them.

I used Vallejo Gun Grey (which is a muted, lead-style metallic) for the main metal plates and weapons, and then I picked out the highlights in silver.

I used greens (Kabalite Green and Moot Green) against an Incubi Darkness base for the lenses and electronics to create a little contrast. I think it worked!

Friday, 13 March 2015

Blood Angels: Captain

For a while, I have wanted to add a bit more character to my Blood Angels army. I've got a lot of units, but not much in the way of flavour. So with that in mind, I kitbashed together Captain Guillaume Zophiel of the Scions Of Sanguinius 2nd Company.

As you can no doubt tell, the foundation of his body is one of the Dark Angel Veterans. If you like robes with your Marines, then that's definitely the kit for you.

I also worked in parts of the Death Company kit (backpack and wing adornments), Honour Guard kit (sword and shield), and Grey Knights kit (head).

I wanted to make sure that this guy was not overburdened with a surplus of detail, but looked interesting enough to be a reasonable centrepiece for a small combat patrol force.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Chaos Space Marines: Tzeentchian Cultists

I finally got around to completing my Tzeentchian Cultists for my warband, the Watchers Of Ophios. These guys are known as The Changers Of Ways.

As well as a Flamer arm, I swapped the arm of this Champion with the *other* Cultist Champion, and used a Maxmini head. The other chap has just borrowed a banner from the Flagellants kit.

More Flagellant goodness here - it's a veritable treasure trove of bits! - and another simple headswap on the Heavy Stubber guy - this time with the Champion's head.

Flagellants and Chaotic bits once again, for more simple kitbashery.

And ditto here. One of the great things about the Flagellant kit, from my point of view, was that it allowed me to introduce pink flames as a spot colour for the group.