Monday, November 21, 2011

Quick post- Turning Assault Terminators into Sanguinary Priests

After examining my army list, I decided to go all out and have 3 Land Raiders.  To squeeze in the third Land Raider, however, that required dropping the Assault Terminators.  This actually turned out in my favor as I could then turn them into Sanguinary Priest models.

The power sword I made using plasticard for the blade and chopping the thunder hammer top half off and removing the wires to the arm.

The hip pieces are made using melta bombs sanded down and cut in half.  I also chopped the claws from the left hand, all except the bottom one.

Finally, the light at the top was put together using the top half of the hammer, chopped the square section off and added a light from that weird little generator thing (what is that thing?) which came with the assault Terminator sprue.

So there we go, some nice and quick Sanguinary Priests (or really the equivalent) without spending $25 for each of them.  Hopefully I'll have some time to paint one of the Mk1 Landraiders for next Monday, though with Skyrim in my possession, that may be hard to do!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Some site changes and painted Predator

Hello and welcome back to the site.  I'll get into the changes, but first I want to show off the images of the Predator I've been painting.

As you can see, I'm still using the same color sets as the space marines from the Pride of the Emperor chapter I've been building, though in this case I've focused more heavily on the browns and the blacks.

The front head lights are turning out better than I had hoped, as well as the windowed areas.

You may not be able to tell, but my lines are not as straight as I'd like them to be, and I find the process tricky  no matter how careful I am.  I tend to make a lot of mistakes doing it and need to go back and thin lines down.

Still need to paint the gun wires and add small details like chapter numbers.  I'm not sure how detailed I'm going to get on the Predators, though.  The problem with getting overzealous on tanks is when you have 7 of them you have to be overzealous on all of them or it looks out of place.

So, on to site changes.  You may have noticed the background has changed to a somewhat darker color and the title has changed.  This is only the beginning as I'll be fiddling with the site layout and finding the colors which best suit the site as the month goes on.  Hopefully in the end the site will look and feel better to everyone who visits.

Until next time, happy building and gaming all.

Monday, November 7, 2011

And then there were Razorbacks

Welcome back all.  Over the last week I've been able to find the time to throw together 3 Razorbacks for the Pride of the Emperor (counts-as Blood Angels) army I've been building.

As regular readers will probably notice right off, the Razorback uses the same frame as the Predator, which is, of course, based on the Space Marine Rhino.  There are a few differences, mainly in the side doors, small door at the top, and the weapon load-out at the top.

For the Razorbacks I put together a custom made las cannon/twin linked plasma gun to work with my list.  The plasma guns were made initially using sculpey, wire, plasticard, and a small metal circle.  I then cast the piece in InstaMold and recast using resin.

I have yet to make the exhaust pieces at the sides, but this is mostly how they look.  Again, another set of vehicles that will need painting, and I'm hoping I can find the time!