fredag 29 januari 2016
Recently me and the mrs played our first wh40k battle in many years, pitching my pre-heresy Dark Angels against her sisters (with some post heresy DA stand ins). One thing I suffered in this battle was the curse of wobbly bases. My assault squad with jump-packs kept falling over all the time as the resin jump-packs make them top heavy and un-centred. As the betrayal at calth, and I suppose all new marines are on 32mm bases I decided to change the bases and also take the opportunity to try out some more shoulder patterns. removing the old bases without damaging the models turned out to be a pain as I used polystyrene cement when i glued them in in the first place. Well some careful cutting with a scalpel solved that. I am not sure if I should make the same patterns on all shoulders within a squad or if I should give each marine his own heraldry. I think the individuality might be hard to keep up over some 50+ figures but it makes it more interesting to paint, and it also goes more with their back-story of the knightly orders.
Well we will see... next up is some more mechanicum things. I am almost done with my second castelax so I hope to have some pics of it soon.
söndag 24 januari 2016
I also managed to paint the last of the cultists from the Dark vengeance box so now I only have the characters left from that box, so I can start on the Calth box.
tisdag 12 januari 2016
Since last time I have not really made that much progress with the Warmonger and it belt-feed Gatling. Mostly it has been about trying to make the belts fit on to the model. It turned out that it was not so easy running the belts from the back mounted ammo boxes to the gun as I thought, so I had to heat them and try to get them into position. Once I got them to go from the boxes to the gun I mounted the top body to the legs. I am not really happy with how the belt run and how they interfere with the legs, so I might need to heat them again and see if it is possible to get some more clearance so that I can turn the upper body a bit. Once I get the pose that I want it is time to add the inside plates to the belts and finish up the connectors at the gun and ammo boxes.
söndag 3 januari 2016
To make sure the belts work together I attached the back ends to an old brush and the front ends to each other imitating the belts going from the ammo boxes to either side of the gun. Hopefully they will clear the legs of the knight and not put to much strain on the gun and the ammo boxes.