Thursday, 18 January 2018

Kitbashed Nurgle Plagueburst Crawler

Many Black Moons ago, I purchased a second-hand Nurgle-painted Rhino off eBay in an effort to give my plague marines some mobility. I tarted it up a bit and then abandoned the model when the rules changed and transports became death traps.

However, I had a spare demolisher cannon so I attached it to the front and remade it as a Nurgle Vindicator tank.

However, When 8th edition came out it became clear that Death Guard Vindicators had gone the way of Imperial Guard jetbikes.

However, the new Death Guard codex introduced the Plagueburst Crawler....a superannuated Vindicator.

Soooo, given that I didn't much like the Crawler model anyway, I added some guns from the ole bitz-box to restore WYSIWYG and Voila!

The new kitbashed Plagueburst Crawler.

Close up of the business end.

I refreshed the slime a bit.

The Grandfather sees all.

And of course, the upwardly mobile slime daemon needs somewhere to hang his heads.

Off to spread the Grandfather's Bounty.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

On My Painting Table: Nurgle's Lord of Blights

Mostly spend today writing a book on skirmish wargaming, but I did get to do a quick paint job on my new Lord of Blights model for my game tonight with Shaun.

He has this humongous fly-shield complete with pawn-balls.

Looks almost as good going as coming.

This is a great model and should buff up my Blight Kings nicely.


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Lamborrari 2000 Sci Fi Sports Car

Wandering around Rochester Models, I was drawn to the Wargames Terrain Workshop stand with lots of resin goodies at very reasonable prices. I have bought some of their pieces before on impulse and liked them.

They had this 28mm compatible aircar on the stand, sold in five pieces for £5.

Putting the model together was a doddle but the resin is very smooth and, despite washing it well, I had trouble getting the surface degreased.

Eventually, I left it to soak overnight in a bath of concentrated detergent.

Even so, I had to undercoat with Wilko commercial primer, followed up by a base coat of two thin layers of a Red Enamel spray paint.

The top coat consisted of two layers of Mr Colour Metallic Red. This paint is more pinky purple than bright red but it covers exceptionally well compared to other companies metallics so it is great for greasy resin.

The windows were painted in a layer of Vallejo Copper, MIG Gold Flecks, and a thin cover of Vallejo Air Orange Rust.

The hull is scored, nicely delineating windows and body panels which I picked out with black wash.

Lenses are Citadel candy colours on top of Vallejo silver.

This may not be the most sophisticated resin vehicle I have ever painted but it is the most sophisticated £5 resin model: and I am well pleased with the result.


Sunday, 7 January 2018

On My Painting Table - Tau Ethereal

Got bored with Genestealer Cultists so I decided to paint up my Ethereal. It is mostly as-is from the box.

I left of the front 'skirt' and used a higher base because I thought it made the model look more 'dynamic'.

For The Greater Good

Thursday, 4 January 2018

A Future Earth

This is what a future Earth could look like if/when temperatures reach +4 degrees C.

The map was published in New Scientist some time ago. It is an interesting setting for wargames in, say, 2200 to 2500.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Genestealer Primus

Still plugging away at my Genestealer Cult Gang. The Primus is finished so just a couple of familiars to do and I think I will call it a day.

Great model, though. A real feel of ferocity and determination in the pose. He's ordering on the cultists behind to act as a meat-shield so he can get within claw range of the foe.