30 Nov 2013

Spider Riders and Gigantic Spider WIP

Not much time for hobby things lately... But I got something done. Here's some pics!

I decided to hang on to the purple theme on the feathers and shields... With the same color on the spider fangs, the rider and mount bind together nicely.

Here's the gigantic one. Still missing the rider. Same color theme with this one,  for it will be part of the unit in the future games, when ever I take a spider unit on the table... For it's cheap in points and nasty in battle :)

The pose was hard to make, but I think I got it quite right...

Even with all those legs in the unit, it ranks up perfectly. More of legs soon... Bye now!

19 Nov 2013

20 Spider Riders on the table...

Hi there! Just a quick update of what's goin on... in addition to Tactical Squad and Assault Squad :) I'm getting ready for my first siege battle, where I'm not the defending part. Defending fortress has been quite easy the last two times (just luck I guess), so I'm worried about the next game, where I have to climb over the fortress walls filled with dryads and sharp shooting woodies...  This is a good opportunity to try out the spider riders in action (Wall Crawlers, Creeping Assault), and get to paint some. Not much done yet, but here's some pics...

First I had to dig all twenty from my Orc horde box... It was quite a challenge to find all the pieces.
There's my Gigantic Spider also, that I'm gonna fix up for the siege to come.

I sprayed them with primers... I use Army Painters range. I've seen loads of spiders painted red, green or black, so I decided to try something else here... And gave the spiders a bright blue prime color.

Here's all twenty assembled without glue at this point. I'm gonna paint the spider, rider and the base individually.

Here's the first WIP of the paint job. Just trying out some color themes here. I'm really not sure of the purple feathers... Bright red would be more agressive color, and less gayish for Orcs & Goblins army. With my High Elves army purple feathers go just fine :) Let me know if you have an opinion...

Any way, I think the blue color goes nicely with the spider. I'm a big fan of half 90's WHpainting style, so I like bright colors in the army.

I'll be back with the feather issue soon... Bye now!

11 Nov 2013

Serpents of Hellfire, Assault Squad

Hi there! While having my Serpents Tactical Squad still on painting table, I'm already making myself another project. On top of other projects... You know how it goes. Well here's what I got together from my bitz box last night, three new Assault Marines with Chain Swords and Plasma Pistols. Now the whole unit has Plasma... I hope they don't "get hot" too often.

Jump Packs are from my old Assault Marines (Maxmini products), who resently got re-assigned to Veterans unit...

Primed and Jump Packs glued...

Here's whole happy family. The one on the left is really old stuff. As you can see, I liked to drybrush things back then... But I think I leave him that way. Fits the unit well enough. More to come soon. Bye now!

7 Nov 2013

5th Company, IV Tactical WIP

Hello! Here's a pic of the first combat squad (five minis), that I managed to get painted... Here in Finland it's starting to get challenging to get good fotos of the minis... for we have no daylight after four of clock :( I have to buy some lighting gear for the "dark time", to get my blog fotos done. I hate winter. 

Marines are still missing some details. Like the eyes, battle damage, company badges, chapter symbols, basing, etc... Getting there soon, I hope.
I'm thinking to swap the Missile Launcher for Heavy Bolter... It's better weapon for many jobs. And with Hellfire Shells, of course! Bye now!

2 Nov 2013

Serpents of Hellfire, 5th Company, IV Tactical

I had these jolly fellows primed long time ago... Finally got them on my painting table. Three of them  has some progress, but none of them is ready. But here's some WIP pics, to show that I'm doing something for the hobby :) 

These are the Tactical Squad from Assault on Black Reach Box (Except the flamer). Even if the minis have very similar poses it doesn't bother me, for the quality of sculpting and little details makes the unit as a whole look really good. I especially dig the Sergeant, giving orders... More to come soon. Bye now!