Friday, December 30, 2016

The Techmarine.

Now, he's no Master of the Forge, but he's the Keeper of the Forge in my Anvil Strike Force.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Returned to surfaces with N6 Neutral gray, the same raw umber glaze, and some black drybrushing.

I also felt inspired to add some process yellow, cadmium green cut with white onto the bane wolves. Also, black soot on the Hellhound.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Step One: base coat bassies with permanent green, umber glaze (for medium plasticity) and alizarin crimson. Lotsa water.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Priming Night

These are some basilisks that I've hammered together.  Not my best conversion work.
However, they have some charm.
Especially when frosted white, their character starts appearing.  I'm pretty happy.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Tank Battle Roster.

Tank Battle Roster

A work in progress-- to be updated soon and often.


Marines Errant Anvil Strike Force Detachment

Command: Keeper of the Forge

Keeper of the Forge Techmarine Yadav Kholi and his Razorback with Twin-Linked Lascannons.

Command: Master of the Armory


Land Raider Redeemer.  (240)


Core: Armored Task Force Formation


Master of the Forge Techmarine Jiv Gavron with three Servitors (120)

Three Predator Squadrons: three Dakka Predators, one mixed Auto and Las Cannons, one Annihilator piloted by Warlord Antonio Chronus. (615)


Auxilary: Mechanised Infantry

Thad Allen's Reactionaries Combat Squad with Imperial Marine escort, their Razorback with Twin-Linked Lascannons behind them. (180)

Allied Imperial Guard Detachment

HQ: Leman Russ Tank Commander

Heavy Support: Leman Russ Squadron

Tank Commander Pask on board a Leman Russ Punisher decked out with heavy bolters and heavy stubber.  Accompanied by both a Leman Russ Exterminator and a Battle Tank.  ( 525)


Troops: Infantry Platoon

Platoon Commander Jake Taffton with Command Squad, accompanied by Primaris Psyker Ooo-Ee.  Chimera Transport with Heavy Stubber gunner.  (175)
Infantry Squad "Pale Beetles."  Chimera Transport. (125)
Infantry Squad "Baileys".  Chimera Transport. (125)
Infantry Squad "Local Rabble."  Led by Sgt. Miguel Quasar armed with a plasma pistol and melta bombs.  Accompanied by a sniper.  Chimera Transport.  (137)

Fast Attack: Hellhound Squadron

"Urban Occupancy Relocation Unit" consisting of One Hellhound, Two Bane Wolves. (385)



Heavy Support: Basilisk Battery


No picture available, models in progress.  

Two basilisks.  (250)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

table resurfacing.

Decided to finally resurface the substrate game table surface. The 1/2" plywood was flipped due to minor deflection. Probably should have sprung for the 3/4".

1/2" Homasote board was cut and quickly installed with 3/4" #4's and my handy ye-olde 2005-style corded electric drill.

The dice sound amazing on this board.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

My current progress on a kitbashed basilisk. The "Bandrois pattern" comes with a raised chassis for swampland navigation. This modification makes the vehicle inherently unstable when the earthshaker cannon is fired, and necessitates the recoil suppression carriage in the rear of the vehicle.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

Bandrois Campaign:

We played 800 points last night and had a great time. Here's a shot of Librarian Flasch securing the enemy drop zone, and the last three remaining members of my storm troopers holding the escape route.

A single chimera escaped the incident, and our forces have decided not to pursue.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Hellhound greys. 

Some gray to the base coat.

Finally ...

Adding some N6 Neutral Grey solid tones to this hellhound.

More of what the final effect looks like in the Exterminator Leman Russ tank in the background.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The continuing story of US Marshall Jude and Gunslinger Esmirelda Patience: the two intrepid adventurers entered into the mine tonight looking for a big cache of dark stone. Not a si for clue was found, however the two were met with heavy resistance-- multiple swarms of tentacles, stranglers, void spiders and night terrors beset them, ambushing with frequency and ferocity.

With the darkness closing in, their wits almost broken and Jude bleeding heavily from a terrible tangle with tentacles, they fled the mines, dashing into the late afternoon sunset.

Surely they had stirred up some horrible creatures who followed them on their heels, pausing only to wait until darkness and terrorize the nearest frontier town.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

These items posted here are for trade. Make me a sweet enough offer!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Impulse Purchase.

Just got these in from EBay, most likely for my renegades. Six mortars, three heavy bolters. Three auto cannons. Five lascannons, six missile launcher arms.

Gonna have to de-sprue the Japanese infantry box I got from Rear Eschelon and get to work soon.

It is too bad, I haven't gotten the first full platoon fully painted yet.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Into the Hulk - a Misadventure.

Lor Lakanasar entered the anomalous sector through two blown ports.  Movement blips pinged immediately.  They had been detected.  Closing in.
Lor Lakanasar entered the hulk through two blown hatches.  Movement pings sounded immediately.  The enemy was closing in.
All hell breaks loose at intersections 1-A 1/A Beta.  Skitarii.  Blades and carbines.  Lor and his Honor Guard were whittled down by rapid fire.  Their armor did not save them.  Honorable Ben Simon was the first to fall.
The Vanguard Veterans, and Sergeant Mustern, slice their way through the blades, but fall to massed fire.
The Imperial Marine is left standing on a heap of dead bretheren.  Before he is overcome, he disintegrates to Skitarii gunmen and teleports off the hulk. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Zone Mortalis. I'm going in against an unknown enemy, into a derelict Space Hulk.

I'm kind of amazed. There are only two "bolter marines" here. Everyone else has a special ranged or melee (or both) weapon.