Those who are faithful and true to the correct cause, that which we all know is Father Nurgle. You all will be pleased to know that I to have an army of 750pts and I will be confronting my brother. When this battle report happens keep in mind that I share a few traits with George Washington, namely two I believe, one is a good use of English to raise morale and the other being one who is not the greatest tactician, but seriously I think Washington was a worse tactician he even had advisors to help him…
Anyway I digress my army consists of a variety of troops being lead by a chaos lord.
You think I would leave you with so little I’m kidding. My troops choices rely on numbers and an increased toughness thanks to Nurgle. I have 20 Chaos Cultists to add some number to my ranks with Flamer and Stubber. As well as a squad of normal Marines with Rhino.
My lord is accompanied by 5 Plague marines which become troops as my Lord carries the mark of Nurgle. They too have a Rhino. And lastly to add a bit of punch to this all a beautiful Obliterator to try wipe some sorry little excuse for a tank my brother is scrabbling for.
The hope is that the increased toughness of my men will help pull them through.
So, you lovely readers may be unaware of this, but Harry and I have organised a small introductory battle – his pox versus my iron. Now I have been flipping through my models and the new traitor legions books and have decided on an appropriate force to face his shambling hordes.
I am going for a standard CAD led by a warpsmith; this one in fact:
I thinking a defiler, two obliterators, two 6 or 7 man marine units, and a rhino or two. That should be a enough dakka and/or choppa to deal with Harry’s bloated pox bearers.
Also, I’m on the hunt for a cheap vindicator – that fist of the gods formation isn’t going to blow things up on its own XD
That’s right, I’ve been working on some terminators for my grand company. And they’re not doing too bad – nearly halfway through my terminator annihilation force in a blur of action that has not matched my previous apathetic mood.
This apathy was brought on by one particular model…
…and my inability to recess shade my vindicator 😭. Especially when Duncan makes it look so easy 😕.
However – I clearly got my mojo back XD
Quick question anyone know how to wash a smooth surface well? Would really help me finish this Deathwing shoulder pad
(also – is that about the correct colour scheme?)
Well, the train is about to pull in so I will lose my wifi
This should be fine. Have no fear it’ll be a breeze.
So step one as always will be, apply your basecoat.
So now it is green we are working in the right direction.
Next is applying the thick drybrush of Elysian Green.
No we are gaining some depth of field to him.
So onto the next layer which isn’t a heavy drybrusy, it’s a light drybrush so that you get only the highest edges.
This gives that extra depth needed. But what about the flesh? I hear you cry well.. my friend we go over it in the Rakarth Flesh like we would any detail. I would also cover areas in the skullcrusher brass.
For this model I actually decided not to wash it. I just thought that it seemed fine and didn’t need it. That being said I have another one which I may wash cus it might not look as good.
Then of course Basing with the amazing mud paint!!
But if washing is your thing pick an appropriate colour. Dark green is always a good one for Nurgle.
For those who are new to this page, it may not be updated often but when it is the content is quality.
So along with it all:
If you haven’t read my other painting guides then please go to them to find out what I use for the base coat.
(Sorry I sprayed the tank ages ago and I am not sure what it is now.)
Other than the base coat… here we go.
So the first layer I did a heavy and rough layer of Elysian Green:
To follow this up I did a drybrush layer of Ogryn Camo. This gives a bit more life to the vehicle as well as some light and dark contrast:
As always dry brushing pulls the details out and adds some texture to the creation.
the next layers on it were very simple it requires adding all the detail in with… of course my two favourite ways of adding detail. The paint colours I am using for this is the same as I always use Skull crusher Brass and Rakarth Flesh.
I then applied my favourite paint which GW have made. If you haven’t tried there basing paints… Well where have you been all this time. I personally go for Stirland Mud (I believe that is the name).
So I applied to the tracks and around the edges to give another layer of realism.
The last thing I will mention is do not wash the tank but if you feel compelled to.
Only put it in crevices as it will make your tank sparkle otherwise.
That is all
Sorry for the long wait and what I feel is a boring post.
Well my army creation has ground to a near standstill only because of the dreaded four letter word… Work.
I have been working for asda as a delivery driver which takes up time as well as being tasked with doing all the sound for a feature length film.
I can’t lie I’m very grateful for being allowed to work on it, but it is a lot of work yet it is ready fun.
The army is out and just in need of a lick of paint!
So, as always, life gets in the way during the run up to November/December. But nonetheless, stuff has been happening for the 66th Grand Company and the point of this is to share what’s been happening.
Thing the first:
I had my arse handed to me. Which is not unusual. Deep striking imperial guard totally outgunned me. Now, I can’t remember my list exactly; except I was trying out using chosen CSM squads as troops – as the black legion codex will let you do. The reason I bring this up is it sort of compounds my more general thoughts about the CSM codex. Namely, compared to imperial space marines, everything *seems* sort of expensive. Does anyone else find this? Do I just have a bad list? Am I the only one who feels short of ‘tools’.
Thing the second:
I finally finished painting my defiler!
Isn’t he pretty… I mean I hated painting him, but I’m pleased with the final result. He’s all packed away now; or at least until I have need to scrap an imperial knight (did happen – one round of combat XD opponent was not pleased).
Thing the third:
Terminators! I now have basecoated enough terminators to deploy a terminator annihilation force (WIP below)
Termies with WIP Warsmith
Hopefully this helps with thing the first.
Thing the fourth:
I have some models that I’ve been jones-ing for: A Warsmith and a Warpsmith. They’re both kitbashed and held together with copious amounts of bluetac.
There’s also a second Warpsmith kitbash that’s happening but the bluetac wasn’t playing ball so I couldn’t photograph it. Now I just need to name the lot of them.