Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Warhammer 40k: Fabius Bile's Enhanced Marines

For my next elite unit I wanted to tackle Fabius Bile's Enhanced Marines from 1998 as they were not miniatures I originally owned.

I must admit the sculpts didn't really excite me however once I started to paint them up (particularly the faces) they really began to grow on me and now I think they make a great center piece elite unit for the army.

In game terms I'll be using these as Veterans and if Mr. Bile makes an appearance he can also have his way with them!

Somewhat unfortunately this is the first unit where I didn't have all the original parts so had to sub in some modern arms and weapons however saying that they don't look too out of place so I'm not disappointed.

I've already started work on my next unit which sees me take another dip into 3rd Edition for Raptors.

This won't be the last 3rd Ed unit as I have some Noise Marines in the wing but both fit nicely into the 2nd Ed aesthetic.  This is due, I believe, because the sculpts were based on art create during 2nd Ed and some of which appears in the Codex.

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Explorers in the further regions of experience. Demons to some. Angels to others.

As soon as I saw the preview sculpts from Studio Miniatures I knew I had to have these.  Hellraiser has always been my favourite horror film/s and I couldn't wait to paint the Cenobites up.

You solved the box, we came. Now you must come with us, taste our pleasures.

Not only were these great to paint but they're going to see gaming use in Core Space as we start a new campaign soon, let's just say one of my current crew may have found a puzzle of some sort...
They fit really well with the Core Space range as they are true 28mm scale and I look forward to using them as my new custom "crew"!

Pain has a face. Allow me to show it to you

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Warhammer 40k: Chaos Marine Lord

My first character is now finished, the 2000 Chaos Lord.

Though this means I'm dipping into 3rd Ed with this mini (and a couple a of future squads, namely my Veterans who are actually Fabius Bile's Marines and then the Noise Marines and Raptors) there wasn't a generic Chaos Lord released during 2nd Ed and this chap fits right in aesthetically with the rest of the force.
I've spent a bit more time on this mini, as his rank demands, with some highlighting etc. so he pops a bit more on the table top.

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Warhammer 40k: Black Legion Heavy Weapons

Now that the core troops are done it's time to move on to the specialists and I chose the Heavy Weapons first as they will add a nice bite to the force once they finally hit the table.

As with the rest of the army these were eBay rescues so they've been stripped, disassembled and rebuilt.  The choice of weapons was purely down to the auction I won but it covers all bases well enough.

Before moving on to the next squad I'll be working on a character to lead them as it will be a nice change of pace for me.

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Forces of Nature: The Green Lord and Lady

Amy has finished up two centerpiece miniatures for her army, the Green Lord and Lady.

The miniatures used come from a variety of manufacturers including Scibor, Archon Foundry and Otherworld.
Though they are separate miniatures she's built then in a way so they form a mini diorama (or epic unit!) with the family of deer.

Warhammer 40k: The Black Legion

After having a bit of a painting funk (and playing quite a bit of Uncharted) the mojo returned so I cracked on with the next squad of Chaos Space Marines.

These are the original plastics from 1997 (though the monopose Death Guard and Worldeaters were released before these), which I never previously owned.  Despite having a bit of a bad rep I rather enjoyed painting these,, though due to being eBay rescues they weren't quite as crisp as they could have been (too much plastic glue in places).
One miniature that tickled me quite a bit was the one holding the skull, I imagined he was carrying his former friend around who due the the powers of Chaos was still conscious and telling him what to do!

Sunday, 3 January 2021

Warhammer 40k: The Black Legion

Happy New Year (as much as it can be).

It has taken some time but I have finished off the next batch of classic metal Chaos Space Marines for my Black Legion force.

These are the last classic metal troops that I had to finish and the next minis up are the original plastics from 3rd Ed I believe, which I have never previously owned or painted, so that will be something new (in a funny sort of way).

Here's what's been done so far and a sneak peak at the "classic" to do pile.