Monday 25 February 2013

Chalk and Cheese

Some more Death Guard under a Sergeant.

I'm not convinced that plain green makes for a striking helmet crest. Might put some white stripes in there or switch to red.

Transfers from FW arrived on Friday, just waiting on some microsol to sort out their right pauldrons.

Then we have the last of the rank and file Riders of Rohan:

Saturday 16 February 2013

Horus Heresy Goodness

Butterfly! Moi?

So with Dux Britanniarum filling the gaming schedule and LotR as an option for break, why start another project?

Well my VI Legion thing has been going for a while (17 years or so), but I've been concentrating on a Horus Heresy era force for the last three years. whilst the bulk were all ready about 18 months ago, it's nice to add a new items every once and while. This week it was a new Battle Leader:

Then there came to chance to pick-up a bargain stack of Forge World Death Guard. They previous owner had done a reasonable basic paint and wash job on them. So it's a case of removing flash lines, getting into the nooks and crannies, some fresh weathering and then redoing the base. Decals are on route, but this test paint is of a bog standard Tactical Marine at the time of the Betrayal:

Still not sure whether to stick with the brown basing over my traditional GW black. I think black goes well with the snow, but I like the grimy look for the Death Guard. Decisions, decisions ;-)

Friday 15 February 2013


February's task is to put together a 500 pt Rohirrim force for Lord of the Rings.

After using Hama and Gamling for test paints, it was onto the Riders of the West Fold:

As you can see, I am doing them in batches of four based on horse colour. With greys and bays ready for battle, next up is the Chestnut troop ;-)

Oh and here are the test paints: