Guilliman

Hey guys,

Firstly, my apologies for the complete lack of updates. I have all the usual excuses, which I’m sure no one cares about. I also have the more legitimate excuse of my camera died, which has obviously slowed me down. On the upside, I have actually been making some progress on several projects, so hopefully it will be less than six weeks before the next update (assuming I can get pics).

In the mean time, I’ve had several commissions to keep me busy, the latest of which is the mega-smerf G-man, Guilliman. This model was great fun to paint, although I’m not supper keen on his marble hover-board when he’s not on his display base. Pics are taken from my mobile, so my apologies for the quality. Also, white display base on white backdrop wasn’t my greatest idea ever…

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Cheers guys

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Terrain – Cities of Death mostly finished

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Excitement! The cities of death table has paint on it! I’ve finished the first round of paints and added static grass to a few of the sections. I was so excited I had to go and set it up to see what it looks like!

And, because all tables looks better with models on them, I also took some shots with some of the Imperial Fists on the table to get an idea of what it might look like in action.

Pretty happy with how the table is going so far, although there are still some extra little details I want to add in, and probably change the colour scheme a little. But, I think it’s certainly good enough to start having a few games on!

Cheers guys

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Terrain – cities of death

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The cities of death table is getting really close now. I’ve been adding in more detail, focusing on the scatter terrain and some of the buildings. First up, the Arbites sector house has had the windows filled in and an arbites symbol added to the front. It’s a little hard to see in the photo, but was done using an Imperial Fist etched brass symbol and some plasticard.

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I’ve also added detail to all the scatter terrain.

I added in the detail to the other bits of scatter terrain, but apparently didn’t take any pics, because I’m smart! SMRT…

Cheers guys

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Terrain – Cities of Death

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More work on the cities of death table, this time adding in details to the bases of the buildings. I’ve mainly been focusing on adding texture, craters and debris to the bases to try and make them look a bit more interesting. I didn’t get to carried away, as I still wanted models to be able to move across the ruins with relative ease. The craters in particular were a lot of fun to make!

I have to admit that the table has been a lot more work than I originally thought it would be. Still, I’m having a lot of fun doing it. Almost at the stage where I can start getting some paint on this monster!

Cheers guys

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Sigismund

Hey all,

First of all, apologies for the lack of updates. I feel very guilty about my horrible neglect of the blog. But, it’s not entirely due to lack of effort. Actually, the main reason is my camera disappeared during the house move and it still hasn’t reappeared yet. At this point I’m declaring it lost in the warp.

But, I’ve still been getting a bit of hobby done. The table is coming along nicely, although I felt the need to paint a few actual models. Sigismund is one of my favorite Heresy characters, and I expect him to be an absolute monster on the battlefield. My Imperial Fists have gone for far to long without a Sigismund in their ranks, so it was definitely time to change that.

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I had a blast painting him and can’t wait to try him on the battlefield. Hopefully he can begin a long and successful career of lopping off traitor heads.

More pics to come, but apparently my computer/internet connection is having a day…

Cheers guys

 

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Terrain – cities of death, test run

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I love long weekends! Still heaps of work to do on the cities of death, but it’s now ready to do a dry run and see how it looks all set out on the table. The far left hand side (on the pic below) still needs a building of some description, but otherwise it’s starting to get a feel for how it should end up.

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I’ve managed to have a couple of games on the table to see how playable it is, and so far I’m really happy with the results. The table feels like it has a good mix of cover and open areas, with some large line-of-sight blocking pieces to make the game a bit more tactical. The large buildings also help counter one another, and neither table edge feels like it has too much of an advantage over any other.

So, still lots of details to add in, but it’s been really inspirational seeing it all set out and having some games on it!

Cheers guys

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Terrain – cities of death update, scatter terrain

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Work continues on the table. Although all the terrain for this table is technically scatter terrain, they’ve all got relatively set positions on the board. But, I also want some terrain that can be placed wherever I want on the table to change things up and add a bit more variation.

So, a few pieces of urban scatter terrain are called for. These are all designed to be placed over the roads and sidewalks, and most are designed to represent ‘battle field’ terrain, like tank traps, barricades, etc. These were heaps of fun to make and mainly made from junk in my bitz boxes.

A makeshift barricade for infantry to shelter behind

A makeshift barricade for infantry to shelter behind

Another barricade, based around a beaten up old Leman Russ battle tank

Another barricade, based around a beaten up old Leman Russ battle tank

Side view of the barricade and the destroyed Russ

Side view of the barricade and the destroyed Russ

Still needs lots of detail, but a nice simple piece of scatter terrain

Still needs lots of detail, but a nice simple piece of scatter terrain

A wip section of tank traps.

A wip section of tank traps.

A large statue will be placed in the center of the table, but I want several smaller ones to be placed around it, forming a large plaza in front of the Hall of Judgement. The smaller statues will just be various 28mm models, but to make them a bit more imposing I’m going to mount them on plinths. I tried my hand at a bit of woodworking and came up with a fairly simple plinth. I’ll make four of these, one for each corner of the plaza.

Four of these will act as plinths for more statues across the city

Four of these will act as plinths for more statues across the city

Finally, I’ve also added a little more detail to the Hall of Judgement. I imagine an Imperial Judge sitting in a throne at the head of the chamber, dispensing punishments to all those brought before him.

This will be the Judges Throne in the Hall of Judgement

This will be the Judge’s Throne in the Hall of Judgement

And the throne and its platform. This will sit on the far side of the Hall of Judgement

And the throne and its platform. This will sit on the far side of the Hall of Judgement

Cheers guys

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