Id like to challenge all the fellow bloggers who stumble across this post to “Forge the Character” over the next month or so. Though I expect to end up being the only one doing it, its quite simple; Make a character and tell us his back story, play a few games with him and describe his feats. It can be anything from a Dreadnought or Tank Captain, to a Helbrute or Eldar Autarch. It doesnt matter what race or what, just to make a character and tell us about him. You dont have to build something new if you dont want to, you could just tell us of the Nid Warrior that solo’d a space marine captain.
I am building something special, here is my Ultramraines captain, the marine to lead the my Ultramarine force. I have built him from the Solaq captain. He is exactly what I was wanting out of this kit and I cant wait to paint him up. I am still working on what to do for the backpack, and I am a little stumped with it, torn between having one and not having one at all. Perhaps someone from a command squad standing to next to him? As for Name, Exploits and lore background, Ill get to that eventually.
Starting a style of posts which is currently named The Lab. I like list building, from things that may appear competitive, to game breaking things I would ban in a minuet, to the fun and the silly. And Id like to share these. This one being the first also allows me to show off a squad sitting in the painting que that I converted up a bit.
Looking at the picture, Im sure you can see where this is going, so click through and I shall continue.
Issue #75 Of the White Dwarf came with a Stormcast Eternal Model, I wanted to convert into a Blood Angel Captain.
Blood Angel’s Captain Kit Bash is the following:
Stormcast Eternal Model from the White Dwarf
Thunderhammer and Storm shield are from the BA Terminator Kit
The helm and jet-pack with wings are from the Sanguinary Guard Kit
BloodLetter Head is from the Grey Knights Terminator sprue (However, The grey knights hand was clearly clipped off)
This model counts as a Blood Angel Captain with Artificer Armour, Thunderhammer, Storm Shield and Jet-Pack
Overall I am fairly happy with my conversion, I’ve been wanting to do a model in the style of gold that I like painting.
I’m definitely going to make a full squad of Sanguinary Guard, Due to it being FUN!!! to paint.
To be honest, I now want to own as many models as possible in BA army Listing
(Currently making a FleshTearers Army but I’ll see what I can do adding these fine beasts into the mix)
So I have finally finished(mostly) painting one of my favorite conversions that I have ever done. The Dark Apostle. First time doing some free hand drawing, with the help from a tutorial from another word bearer painter
A few things to note on him; His shoulder guards are not 100% done, on his left one I am unsure of what name to put in there, or even how to do writing on silver. If you know how, please reply! And his right I want to get transfers from Forgeworld to put on there but that will be in the distant future. Lastly I need to dirty up his book a little more. But its finished enough to post some pictures up and Ill revisit him a little later.
As you can see from the picture above (If it hasnt randomly selected the Assassins or Dark Apostle WIP because picking a random picture from the post makes sense in reader :S) I may have butchered a limited edition model for my own purposes, but I think the finished product here looks better than the plasma cannon. And I intend to convert the giant plasma cannon into something else. As for the above I’ve had this idea for awhile to create something that looks like its designed to fire into space and bring down capital ships.
There is artwork floating about, I believe in the Astra/IG Codex of a city lined with guns firing up into space and I wanted to create something like that, that looks big and imposing on the table. A good objective for an army to capture and its also going to take part in a campaign that myself and Luna are working on, but more on that another time. Also its good to probably add read more after the jump thing in right? I dont know, will see how it looks for this post…. Continue reading →
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