Monday, August 10, 2020

WIP: Horus Heresy Dark Angels Interemptors and Inner Circle Knights Cenobium


Horus Heresy Dark Angels Interemptors WIP

Greetings!  For my next project, I chose to advance my growing Horus Heresy Dark Angels force.  Back along, I built the Interemptors and the Inner Circle Knight Cenobium.  Now it is time to get some paint on them, starting with the Interemptors.

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Interemptors WIP
The recipe I use for Horus Heresy Dark Angels is in the tabs above.  I always start out with a coat of Vallejo Surface Primer Black.  Here I have applied the Vallejo Oily Steel to the trim and metal weapon bits.
Horus Heresy Dark Angels Interemptors WIP
Next, I applied the red base coat to the weapons, icons, and a few armor panels.  I copied the Forge World art here, painting some red checkers on the greave of one of the marines and various random bits of others (knee pads, helmet panels). Not my original scheme, but seems to be where the winds of change are blowing.  I expect we'll see more of it in the art and examples going forward. These marines will be Terrans all, so no green shoulder pads for this squad.

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Interemptors WIP
Last up, I base coated the plasma coils and the mouths of the barrels where some glow will be escaping. The squad is coming along well and should be a nice start to my Dreadwing.  While moving these guys along, I got my Knights Cenobium ready for paint as well.

Horus Heresy Inner Circle Knights Cenobium WIP
These gentlemen will be quite a project to paint.  Lots and lots of little details are sculpted into these knights and they should come out fantastic.  So far I have based the capes and shield icons with Vallejo Surface Primer Grey and then applied a red base coat.

Horus Heresy Inner Circle Knights Cenobium WIP

Not much to look at at this stage but progress none-the-less.  The red needs at least one more thin coat, maybe two, then shading and highlighting should bring things in line.  Here again, I'm sticking to the Forge World art.

I'm hoping to work through these two squads to close out the 2019/2020 hobby season, but I expect the Knights will quite likely slip into the 2020/2021 season.  There's a lot to do on them and I don't think I'll be able to commit enough time with the remainder of this month to do a good job.

This project sets me up for Dreadtober 2021 when I hope to complete the 1st Legion Leviathan Dreadnought. And all of this to get ready for the release of the next black book with the Thramas Crusade. Not that I'm doing anything about that...no games planned, etc.  It's just great inspiration to move the projects forward.

Check back later in the week to see where I get to next with these 1st Legion warriors.

Stay safe out there.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!
 

Thursday, August 6, 2020

On the Workbench [August] - Aeronautica Imperialis and an AT Reaver


Aeronautica Imperialis Thunderbolts and Lightnings WIP

On the work bench this month, we have some 8mm scale work.  I decided to pick up some Battlefoam for storing my Aeronutica Imperialis models and gear.  Battlefoam produces some great box inserts that allow you to store all of your game gear and models safely.  I'd been holding off on this as I haven't painted the models nor played the game.  But a recent sale caught my eye so I moved on it.

Wings of Fire Battlefoam box

Here I have the Wings of Vengeance box foam made to support bases with the stems glued on.  As you can see, there is plenty of room for the bases after the foam is put in the box and all the paper accessories still fit as well on top.  This insert will definitely keep the planes safe once painted and helps organize dice and cards.

Skies of Fire Battlefoam box

The Skies of Fire box insert is no different.  If you prefer to not glue your stems on the bases, there are versions for that as well on the Battlefoam site, just check out the link above. I have yet to punch out the counters and otherwise explore the games, but I can see that everything should fit nice and tidy in these boxes.  It's worth it to me since these boxes come so sturdy. They'll last long on the shelf and keep everything safe and organized for the day I eventually find some time with friends to play a game or three with.

I also picked up trays for extra Thunderbolts and the Maurauder Destroyers that came separately after Wings of Vengeance.  No box for those, but still a great way to organize and protect the extra planes which previously had been just dumped loose in the box with the rest.  The model reorganization inspired me to build the extra two Thunderbolts I picked up back along (so I could have two of each variation) and even build the three Lightning fighters from Skies of Fire.  I need to assemble the rest so I can get everything back in the box now. :)

Legio Ignatum Reaver Titan for Adeptus Titanicus WIP

Last up, the second Reaver for Legio Ignatum starts to take shape.  The main model is built and now it is on to building and magnetizing the weapons. This Reaver will stand off and shoot while her sister stomps into the heart of the enemy with chainfist or claw. Supported by this pack of hounds.

Legio Ignatum Warhound Titans for Adeptus Titanicus WIP


So that's what has been on the work bench this month (well, the Warhounds were built in July...).  Expect to see some Indomitus Dark Angels being built soon, while I paint up some of the new Horus Heresy Dark Angels from Forgeworld. Lots of work to be done here at 262Krieg.

Remember Guardsmen, there is time enough to sleep, in the grave.

Stay safe out there.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Jewel of July: House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator - week 4 - TO DONE


House Taranis Knights on the March

Welcome to week four of the Jewel of July challenge.  As expected, I was able to finish off the Cerastus Knight-Castigator.  It stands proud, leading my growing collection of House Taranis knights.  I have five more built and primed waiting forlornly for more paint.  For now, I'll be content to put the big seal o' DONE on this model.


After applying a good coat of lacquer to the whole model, I brushed on some weathering powders soaked in pigment fixer. When that was dry, I dropped a little water effects in the deepest craters and holes on the base.  I don't use water effects much, so I decided this base offered a good opportunity to give 'em a go.

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator

Otherwise, the decals were finished and additional highlights added prior to the coat of lacquer going on.  Here is how the Knight-Castigator turned out.  I'm pleased with the result.  I do favor a cleaner look than some, but I think the knight still stands tall and proud regardless of its lack of weathering and battle damage.

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator

Ready to bring the Omnissiah's Justice to Heretic and Xenos alike.

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator

The big guns never tire...

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator

A good shot of the 10 - 20 seconds of ammo available for the bullet hose.

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator

Crackling power sword ready to cleave something in two...

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator

Our Baron seated in his comfy chair, watching the battle play out on thrice blessed displays.

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator

So that puts and end to the Jewel of July challenge for me.  I hope everyone isn't now burnt out on Knight-Castigator WIP picks.  Moving on, I'll start painting Dark Angels - either 30k or some new 40k Primaris.  I'm torn as I have the backlog of 30K models built, primed and ready - but I also got my Indomitus box and so have some really great new 40k Primaris to paint in Dark Angels livery.

I also have two Legio Ignatum Warhound Titans for Adeptus Titanicus waiting for some paint.  I do love painting tiny titans.

You'll have to check back next week to see what I move forward, I'm afraid.

Stay safe out there.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Jewel of July: House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator WIP - week 3


House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator WIP

Hello, and welcome to week three of my Jewel of July project, a Cerastus Knight-Castigator for House Taranis.  During week three, I recognized that I needed to stop stalling and paint in the white stripes on the carapace that would designate this knight as being piloted by a House Taranis baron. This process involved masking out the stripes, painting them with white scar using an airbrush, adding a coat of lacquer, adding the panel shading to match the rest of the carapace (I should have done the stripes before all the shading), then cleaning things up.

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator WIP

I added the red highlights and some steel edge highlights on the armor panels.  I need to make another pass at highlights, but things are coming along. I painted in the Mechanicum symbol and added color to the "skylight" on the top hatch.  Then it was time for decals...

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator WIP

I'm going to do more on the Baron's banner.  He needs lots of accolades and what not for his long years of service. But things are coming along.  Also - I don't know why I used the steels trim on the banner.  It has to go.  I think I'll use black, the same as the back of the banner to go along with the black/white House Taranis motif.

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator WIP

Typical top down shot to see what the Knight looks like with it's iconography.  I'm going to add some little Mechanicum techie symbols to jazz things up a bit.

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator WIP

I added a House Taranis icon on the ammo loader for a bit of interest from this side of the model and break up the large flat red panel.

House Taranis Cerastus Knight-Castigator WIP

All assembled and standing proudly on its base.  I have all the major iconography applied.  I'm going back in with another pass to fill out the banner and add some interesting little bits.  These large Mechanicum models are gran for decals and adding lots of interesting images.

I'll definitely get this model done for the challenge.  Having made great progress early on, I have slowed down a bit to work on some other side projects (like assembling the AT Warhounds).  It helps to avoid burnout when working on large models.

I hoep everyone's summer is going well.  Stay safe out there.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

On the Workbench [July] - HH DA Knights Cenobium and AT Legio Ignatum Warhounds


Heresy Era Dark Angels Inner Circle Knights Cenobium WIP

A short post today to share what's been on my workbench in July.  While I am always painting, I like to take breaks from time to time during the month to build new things.  The Inner Circle Knights Cenobium from Forge World are a very detailed kit for the Dark Angels in 30K. They are going the be VERY fun to paint.  Lots and lots of detail in these sculpts.  

I need to straighten the swords (common when working with resin) then attach them and prime the models.  The capes will be left off for painting and glued on later. My 30K backlog is growing so expect to see them on the painting table soon.

Legio Ignatum Warhound Titans for Adeptus Titanicus WIP

I'm finally going to play a game of Adeptus Titanicus!  I quickly assembled these warhound titans to bulk out the existing three Legio Ignatum engines.  I'm setting up an outside game, for social distancing and all the best safety measures, between my Tempestus and the Ignatum engines.  This game will be an opportunity to introduce a close friend to the game and try the rules out myself.

Perhaps you'll find an inaugural battle report for the blog at some point.  I don't think I've every really done that before. Hmmm...

Anyway, that's what's on the work bench this month.

Stay safe out there.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!