Friday, 26 August 2016

Pre-Heresy Iron Hands: Contemptor Dreadnought

Hello everyone,

I'm back with a short post to show you my completed contemptor dreadnought! Its been a project that has taken a while to complete but that is mainly down to me working a lot recently and worrying about using purity seal!

So here he is, I haven't had a chance to think about a back story but I hope you like the model.

I have decided to go with a cleaner look than my previous contemptor which is in line with what my newer units now look like compared to the more battle damaged look I started off with.

I decided to go for fewer transfers on this model due to it already having a lot of iconography and I also went with a smaller version of the sorrgol transfer, which I think is also an improvement.

I have again had to use different lighting for the sides as the shoulders catch the light badly.

The main problem with my Iron Hands at the moment is applying the purity seal to the entire army. It could potentially ruin some of my models if I get it wrong so I have decided to take it slowly and do plenty of testing.

Before spraying I followed advice from Kaelo, Drake and other people who have used it before me and settled on:

- Leaving the model outside or wherever you spray for 15 minutes or so to let the model acclimatise to the correct temperature.
- Shake the can for 5 minutes, this is majorly important!
- I then placed it in a tub of warm water for a few minutes (without wetting the top of the can) I'm not sure if this helps a lot but i've been told it does.
- Then I shook the can for another five minutes, flipping it upside down and shaking it that way too.
- Finally I sprayed the model lightly from the recommended distance on all sides and from above.
- I did this in separate sprays where I sprayed the model in a passing motion.
- You could do another pass but it depends on the look you want and your confidence.

So pretty happy with how the purity seal went, I think I could have done a better if I was more confident, but its a good first try and I didn't ruin the model! :).

Thanks for reading,

Aveinus Kaane

Video: Mastodon Heavy Assault Tank

Howdy Guys and Girls :)

Finally, the Mastodon is up for pre-order on the Forgeworld Site. They also posted a video for their Sons of Horus one:

I know that we have two Mastodons for the blog, so stay tuned for the next weeks :)

Are you hyped for some heavy siege warfare? Write us in the comments below!

Lady Atia

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Sons of Horus First Company Update 22

Hello all!

Having struggled to find some hobby time recently, it was really good to finally sit down and get some good hobbying in! I have now managed to finish assembling what I had left for my First Company. The only thing left to add is some rocks on the bases and hopefully I can get them base coated in the next week.

First up to finished was the 10 Reavers, with these guys completed it brings me up to 30 Reavers. The 10 that I have completed include 6 Special weapons, 2 for each unit of 10. I included 4 meltaguns and 2 plasma guns.

The First Company wouldn't be complete without the characters to lead it. Abaddon is the man that will lead the force most of the time but to add some more options I wanted to create some of the better known characters. To that end here are my interpretations of Kalus Ekkaddon (leader of the reavers) and Falkus Kibre (leader of the Justaerin). 

Kalus Ekkaddon: 

I have him armed with a lightning claw and a plasma pistol. These seem like good fits for his character. I believe that he was described in one of the books with a pistol and sword, but this seemed a bit to similar to standard reaver so I decided to go with something a little different. 

Falkus Kibre:

Originally, you may have seen, I had him armed with a sword and volkite. I liked this but I didn't quite feel right, a sword and volkite didn't seem brutal enough for Kibre. I swapped it out for a combi-bolter and thunder hammer. 

Last up in the construction queue were 2 dreadnoughts. I had planned to use these 2 models elsewhere in other projects but I couldn't work out which legion or project they would fit with, so decided that they would fit well with the First Company. 

Deredeo with auto cannons and missile launcher. 

Leviathan with cyclonic melta lance and siege drill. These 2 will add some extra fire power to the Company and provide some anti tank, which will free up the Justaerin and reavers to take on the infantry. 

Next up will be getting these base coated ready for painting. Once that's complete everything that I had planned for the First Company will be undercoated and they will be one step closer to completion. 

I will be having a break from painting the SoH though as I need to spend some time getting some Orks painted ready for my local clubs tournament at the end of September, as well as getting a few bits ready for an upcoming campaign with Kaelo. I have 2 Trukks, 10 boyz and 1 nob that I need to complete but I will add in a few extra of each to help boost my painted numbers! 

Happy hobbying!


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Kaelo Rylanus; Dark Furies

Hello bunnies!!

I hope that you are all well and that the Gods of painting and gaming are favouring you lol

Today I wanted to take a closer look at one of my completed Raven Guard units, the Dark Furies!

When I first played with these (admittedly with their old rules) I was tremendously underwhelmed with them. The new Red Book has given them a new lease of life though by giving them Raven's Talons as standard.

So, not only are they highly mobile, they sting like a bitch on any turn they charge! With buffs to strength (through legion traits - Furious Assault), initiative, master-crafted, rend, shred and 4 attacks, these really become a nightmare for heavier  Mechanicum units and Elites!

My favourite 2 stories for them came during Throne of Skulls 2016. First was in my second game where they charged and decimated Michaels Castellax - a unit which was terrifying me! - and then in my third game where they charged Curze and some Raptors. Kyle rolled some great dice and both units disappeared leaving Curze as the sole survivor with 3 wounds remaining. Truly a game changing unit if they get to combat. Just wish they had artificer armour lol.

The models themselves are beautifully designed but I think some of the poses look a bit clumsy...the shoulder pads and helmets are my favourite part of the design. I would like to buy some more in the future to kitbash into an Assault Squad (if anyone has 10 pairs of MKVI assault arms let me know lol). It would also be kinda cool if they were scoring but I can understand that isn't their role and why there are fewer units in 30k that can claim objectives. 

They are good to be run in groups of why wouldn't you? Go buy some now lol! I will be plonking my Praetor with them for most battles (he has a jump pack so he can keep up!) too to make them even more killy.

What do you all think of the Dark Furies? How do you run yours? Is there anything I have missed in my rundown which is worth mentioning? 

Until next time, stay fluffy!


Ahriman Collectible card compared to new sprue

Hi. Thought I would compare any CCG art to the new sprue to confirm the character. 

Weapon: match. 

Helmet: match (tear and all). 

Tassels, trims and pturges: match. 

. . . . Yep. Ahriman. 

Drake Seta

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Khärn and a Thousand Sons Legionaire

Hi all

Been a good day for previews. GW has shown off a new Thousand Son Space Marine today and also a new Khärn the Betrayer!

Have a look!

So what are you all thinking? Ahriman?

Drake Seta

Monday, 22 August 2016

Pre-Heresy Death Guard: Plasma Cannon squad

Hi all. 

Hope you are all good out there. Here we go for another dip into the XIV Legion. 

Ever since I first laid my eyes on a Plasma cannon heavy support in Death Guard colours, in the Horus Heresy Card game, I knew I had to do one for my Legion eventually. 

The squad target the Rout as they approach. 

Hopefully I will get round to another 10 Death Guard Tactical Legionaires soon as well as a command squad and another Missile Launcher heavy support squad. But first. . . the VI Legion beckon. 

Drake Seta

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Weekly Progress Report 21/08/2016

Hi all

All going well in Battle Bunny land. A little bit slow this week but we are all looking forward to the week ahead. 

Due to the bad weather towards he end of the week Tylar hasn't been able to prime the Mastodon now the dry fit phase has finally come to an end. After much wrestling with the kit for perfection he's had to admit defeat in certain areas. 
He's also been making 'head-way' with some exciting 'Knight-Errant/Blackshield' project work.

This week King Fluff has spent the majority of his time tidying the war room in order to truly take stock of projects following on from his post earlier this week. He's also managed to get some blue on one of his Night Lords tactical squads, build two Domitars and magnetise the bases on his Night Lords jetbike unit and finish building Sevetar - ready for priming. He plans on returning to Legio Astraman this week with some more Warlord progress.

Lady Atia is away and having a good time. She snapped this cool pic (I think she took it any way - Drake). 

Drake Seta has been busy planning a new home (and gaming room conversion), so has not had a lot of time to hobby. He has got 4 Vlka Fenryka done now and is looking forward to getting hold of the transfers this week. 

Kaelo has been busy this week and has not got much hobby done either. 

Darien has spent the week working on getting his Reavers assembled. They are nearly done now. Hopefully he will find some more hobby time this week and get them and leviathan and deredeo assembled as well.

Tune in this week for another battle report. 

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Community Question: Blood Angels

Hello everyone,

As you may have seen from my last post, I am the blogs Blood Angels player. The Blood Angels have probably always been my favorite legion and Sanguinius my favourite primarch so I'm really looking forward to eventually starting them!

I am stating to think about planning a scheme for them, but the photo below is pretty close to what I would like to achieve.

*For the record this isn't a model of mine, but its definitely a lovely model in pose and scheme so credit goes to the painter Gray Area over on the Heresy 30K blog :)*


It definitely captures the darkness of the Horus Heresy and although I do like the idea of the blood angles looking clean and regal, I do think I will be going for a similar battle worn look.

However, before I start a scheme I should really plan the initial units I am considering including in the army as well as learning how the legion likes to fight!

Some really nice 30K Blood Angels artwork above which I think captures the legion nicely!

So without posting the rules for the Blood Angels on the blog, they are obviously intended to be a rapid assault based army with plenty of close combat potential. The special rule for the legion Encarmine Fury represents the benefits of having the legion as an assault based force and the Rite of War: Day of Revelation in a nutshell gives you the ability to gain a cover save after deep striking and added initiative when charging into combat!

I have the 30 marines out of the calth box set which I will use to make tactical/despoiler marines and then I have been looking forward to working on some Mk IV assault marines for a while now so I think they will make an appearance! With an assault based theme to the army I think I will make twenty of the thirty marines into despoilers and maybe have one standard tactical squad. Other than this I am not particularly sure what I would like to include. Some terminators, dreadnoughts and a flyer will probably be added but I'm really looking forward to the release of the legion specific units.

So this post was really intended to ask the community, how you think the blood angels should play and what units both fluffy/competitive you would include in the force?

Also what do you think the legions special units will be? Another version of the Sanguinary Guard?

Just comment below as I am interested to hear anyone's opinion whether you have a 30K Blood Angels army or not :).

Thanks for reading,

Aveinus Kaane

Friday, 19 August 2016