Necromundia Bad Boys – The Kult of the Kleansing Flame

Waxing lyrical …

A bit of old school Necromundia. Dug pics of these guys out due to some recent discussions about a change of pace and direction for when the modern project wraps up (admittedly still a looooong way off). The general discussion was around small scale skirmishes such as Necromundia and Mordhiem being ideal for some stress-less modelling and gaming, in some respects better at those things than more common core projects.

Not that the modern project (or our WW2 or ’46) is stressfull, not in the full negative sense of the word anyway. We love doing those projects or we wouldn’t, full stop. But they do bring their own level of stress. There’s a level of expectation around a big project that can lead to burn out if not managed, especially with one as involved as the current modern one. It has rules to write and develop with all those pitfalls, after all everyone is a rules warrior right? and thinks rules development is easy. There’s also external and outside quality expectations – the need to be different and better, deadlines and there’s some difficult modelling involved. Now a lot of these factors are self imposed and we wouldn’t change them but they do have a habit of running away in scope.

So something like these guys, looking forward to playing with them or even modelling something similar but newer, is a project that doesn’t have the same pressure. There’s no historical colours or organisation to follow. You don’t have to be an ‘expert” on them and their equipment and it has a foreseeable finish to it, unlike core projects/periods that are on-going in that there’s always more stuff to be added. With small war bands the change ups that keep them fresh are more likely to be in campaigns, character development and the way they’re played, not in introducing new units that have to be technically balanced or are needed to counter another opposing unit or are wanted just for the couple of times they may get to the table for variety.

Of course adding a few extra gang members is still a temptation, but it’s a different sort of modelling project, one or two figures at a time and selected purely for entertainment. We think projects like these are needed to maintain some perspective, should be more common (for all of us) and always something to look fwd too ….

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Pre Heresy Space Marines – Metallic finish

My painting experiments in trying to simulate a Pre-Heresy metalic finish on my Space Marines ……..

A long while back I had been searching for a different style of finish for my own Space Marines. The Horus Heresy books all seemed to stress a highly polished finish to the Pre-Heresy armours but trying to simulate that with NMM painting was (and is) way beyond both my ability and patience. So I started experimenting with thin glazes over a silver base and came up with a finish I was happy with ………

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Chaos Demon and a few little friends

Sally forth and let loose the dogs of war ….. someones angry and he’s coming to collect the rent …..

Choas Demon from GW. Painted in yellow tones to match the rest of an army slowly (very, very slowly) being painted for my brother in law. Recently we picked up a few bits n pieces to add to the collection and the first new additions arrived last week, a few Forgeworld Chaos Renegade Militia. Picked up a command set and some arty and vehicle crews so I can finish of a Basisk and man a Forge World Malcador thats still to land here yet.

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New Forge World goodies …… Chaos Renegade Miltia command, artillery and vehicle crew.

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Deathwing Land Raider MkIIIC and Rhino Razorback FSV

GW 40k heavy armoured support ……

At last another post! Been pretty busy on a slew of projects plus home stuff but I’m back on top now and have time to finally process a few piccies.

First up is a Deathwing Land Raider and Dark Angels Razorback fire support Rhino. Both have modded weapon systems but apart from that are straight OOB builds ….. keep an eye out as I’ve got a few more pics to add to this set but it’s taking a while to clean up the images for posting as the lighting was a little off when I snapped the pics..

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Chaos Predator – GW 40K

Another “fill-in” post of an older model while I pull a few extra hours to get a couple of commissions finished and away in the mail before xmas. A 40k Chaos Predator assembled out of the box apart from some GW barbed wire. It’s part of a slowly (very) building Chaos force, all of which has the same golden yellow theme. As usual it’s all brush painted with GW acrylics and a little home made weathering powder on the tracks for “dust”.

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