Saturday, 31 August 2013

New Plastic Farseer on Jetbike

Having had a think about the Farseers suppoting role in the army, it seemed to make sense that he be given the extra mobility of a Jetbike, also for the points he gains a point of toughness and a very respectable 3+ save making him more resilient. So without further ado here is my newly converted and painted Farseer on Jetbike aka 'Jetbike Geoff'.

As you can see I've made the model from the new plastic Farseer model and the standard Jetbike kit, I'm really pleased how it came out and using all plastic models really helped. The Jetbike looks a little too yellow and plain at the moment, once the other Jetbikes are complete I'll decide what to do iconography wise. This was also my first attempt at a NMM (non metallic metal) weapon, I went with a blue to white theme, similar to that of the 'force lightning' of the Farseer on the front of the Codex.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

The Wraithguard Have Been Awoken

In a flurry of successful hobby this weekend I have managed to build a unit of Wraithguard and paint them up. These are some of my favourite models in the new range, I really like the clean lines and much more dynamic poses.

I've chosen to give them D scythes for the AP2 template with distort rule :-) At 210 points they're not cheap and I'll need to add a Wave Serpent at some point to get the best out of them but I just couldn't resist the 5 template weapons in a single unit! I'm also considering adding a Spiritseer to make these guys a troops choice! 

Up next will be the Crimson Hunter, I expect it'll take a good while longer than these did to make and paint so the next post may be a WIP....

Monday, 5 August 2013


Well I promised it wouldn't be long before I posted up a WIP shot of Karandras so without further ado here he is.

He's painted in the same colour scheme as the scorpion squad, using matt grey as a primer and goblin green as a base colour for his armour gradually building up in stages to scorpion green. The red is blood red, highlighted with fiery orange and a touch of bad moon yellow to finish. As with the Farseer, Karandras is treated to a custom 'warpstone' resin base.

Striking Scorpions Incoming

So after a bit of a pause, I've managed to complete a squad of 8 striking scorpions, in 6th edition they seem to be a better bet in general instead of banshees, as much as it pains me to say that. I may still end up painting a unit of banshees just because they are so cool, in the mean time here are the scorpions.

8 might seem like an odd number to go for, but 6 isnt enough by the time they've weathered a round or two of shooting, I may expand the unit to 10 at a later date, but currently 8 seems to work well. You may even notice the 'Exarch' is a newer (but still not current) scorpion model, the whole unit is now out of production (OOP). This was mostly because I wanted metal models, but I may also use other OOP units for nostalgia to go along with the green bases!

WIP photos of Karandras soon....