Thursday, January 31, 2013
More Chaos- I call this my leftover Daemon...because he is made out of leftovers. Essentially all those great parts that come with the plastic demon prince kit, and some Robogear spider legs (and love-the secret ingredient is love). Partially inspired by Lt. Gregor over at the 40K Radio Freebootaz, partially to use more leftovers, and partially inspired by my desire to knock out projects that have been stuck in "that would be a great idea" mode, I present my first looted vehicle; this Orkified Leman Russ: Painting this will be my last project until I'm off to Roswell for a month. I have some figs set aside to keep me busy out there though so the time will not be wasted.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
++++Thought for the Day: Curiosity is the gateway to heresy.++++ ++++Record 1314RUYT90 Summary: Access Granted++++ The Sullist Betrayal What makes a man turn from the light of the Emperor? In 533M41, in response to increased attacks in the vicinity of the Eye of Terror, the carrier Touch of Righteousness was deployed to assist. Intelligence reports came in of a new type of fighter being used by the forces of the dark powers and the various crews were eager to test their mettle against this new threat. Among them in the 671st Fighter Squadron was a flight lieutenant named Kaurl Sullist. An examination of his records would later reveal that Sullist had been sanctioned no less than three times by the Mechanicum for over-stressing his fighter craft as he strove to push it to greater levels of response. This was covered over, hover, in light of his numerous kills. Subsequent interrogations following the purging of the squadron revealed that he had an impulsive need to fly the fastest and the most aggressively, and had gathered a cadre of similar-minded pilots around him. In short course, the various squadrons engaged the enemy. Sullist earned several kills and was on his way to establishing a new record until his entire flight vanished. At the time it was assumed that they had been ambushed and wiped out, as sometimes happens in war. Shorly afterwards, the new, rumored enemy craft, dubbed the Hellclaw, was encountered by the Imperium. Similar in form and function to the Helltalon, they seemed to have a knack for attacking the best pilots in the remaining squadrons. It was not until a damaged enemy fighter was recovered for examination that the true horror of the situation was revealed; Sullist and his chosen men had defected to the Archenemy, that they could be the ones to fly these new fighters. Some had given themselves willingly to Chaos where others had been rendered down as servitors. Worse, it was discovered that one of the intelligence officers; the one that first “discovered” the new craft, was leaking to Sullist which pilots were flying when so that he could challenge himself with the best the Imperium had to offer. The entire crew of the Touch of Righteousness was subjected to Inquisitional purge and contact was lost with Sullist and his heretics. Their current disposition is unknown. The Hellclaws were determined to be identical in function and capabilty to the Helltalon but are encountered rarely, usually in large battles, where they harrass ground forces and provide anti-aircraft support. ++++See additional files for further information.++++
Sunday, January 13, 2013
A little Pat Bentar homage to get us in the mood for my verson of the new Chaos hotness: The Heldrake. You'd think he'd be all lonely up the but my next project will make sure he has some friends to keep him company in the sky.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
During my trip to Las Vegas I picked up an appropriate memoir of the city of sin: Recent setbacks with my ongoing war with my friend's 'Nids convinced me that I needed some cheap, disposable mobility. I had set aside these Rhino's to drive my Heresy Era Ultras around but they have rides-a-plenty so :
Friday, January 4, 2013
Here is another refinery bit that I put together when working on the others. Lost to mojo to paint it until recently: Here are the rest of the plasticized Necromunda terrain pieces: Here is the whole bunch, as well as two large walkways and a crane I painted up. I wanted a set that could be starship interiors (large cargo bay parts), refinery pieces, or an outpost rising above hostile terrain. For the end of the year round up: Figures: 145 Vehicles: 25 Terrain Pieces: 18 Markers: 2 Not bad. I thought this year would be slow but I am happy with how it turned out. Other goals include converting 95% of my old Marine figures over to Ultramarines (I'm saving the rest for Dark Angels), finishing some Imperial Guard projects that had been in the planning stage for over a year, and finally getting that defiler painted. For this year, I want all my old lead and plastic painted up, delve deaper into my terrain bits box and knock out some more pieces, and maybe do one of the large projects I've been thinking about getting to.