Monday, May 21, 2018

Legion Praetor

This is the Legion Praetor from Forge World, slightly converted to have Sons of Horus heraldry. The miniature is superbly detailed, even though it is a clone from the original. The only problem I found was in the sword, but once painted it is difficult to notice, unless you look at it closely.

I made a mistake while painting the shaved head and the shadow of hair does not really look fine, but I decided to leave it as is. I am almost done with the Army and I am quite tired of painting marines, to be honest.

It adds 100 points to the Army.

Painted in 2018.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Legion Chaplain

This is one of the first miniatures I ever built for the Sons of Horus Army, it is the Chaplain from the Betrayal at Calth.
I have never used a Chaplain in my Heresy games, so I have magnetized both arms so I can fit in different weapons and use it as a Praetor or any other Character. I can equip him with Boltgun, Boltpistol, Plasma pistol and / or chainsword, or powersword.
As a Chaplain, it adds 85 points to the Army.

I had a problem while applying varnish with the spary. The can is almost empty and for some reason it did a strange effect, that looks like some extra texture. I am quite unhappy with it, as it destroyed all the blending, but as anyway it was not so subtle, so I will leave it as is and will buy a new can of spray.

Here are two alternatives using the magnetized weapons.

Painted in 2018.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Legion Tactical Sergeants

Here we have three sergeants that I have magnetized so that I cam combine multiple options.
The three of them have just the right arm fixed with a magnet on the hand, but the left one has a magnet on the shoulder.
Here I show a few options, including Powerfists and different kind of Boltpistols and Boltgun.
They can be used as Sergeants for any of the Tactical Troops shown previously in the blog.
These are the last three miniatures for the Tactical Squads!

Painted in 2018.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Scythe: Bjorn & Mox

Otro pintado rápido para la facción de vikingos de Scythe.
En este caso no he podido seguir la simbología de otras facciones estilo Primera Guerra Mundial, ya que no hay un equivalente... así que he puesto un martillo de Thor en el techo de los mechas.

Pintados en 2018.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Davinite Lodge Priest

The Davinite Lodge Priest is an event only miniature from Forge World.

The miniature is a clone from the original, that I got as part of a bigger lot, as I was originally not planning on buying it. In any case I decided to paint it as I can perhaps use it as a target for some missions.
The miniature used to have horns, but after a catastrophic fall from the painting table, he no longer has them!

The paint scheme is fairly simple, in red and golden. I have used a new technique for the skin, white basecoat, sepia wash and bone for highlights. I am quite happy with how it turned out, so I will use it in the future for miniatures that also require a cadaveric look.

Painted in 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

Scythe: Gunter & Nacht

Pues seguimos avanzando con otra facción, el Saxon Empire.
En este caso el pintado ha sido muy rápido, capa base negra y diferentes pinceles secos en grises, un par de detalles en color y listo.
Siguiendo la temática primera guerra mundial, les he puesto unas cruces de hierro en el lateral.

Ya sólo quedan dos facciones.

Pintadas en 2018.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Legion Spartan Assault Tank

I am really happy to show the last vehicle of the Army, a Land Raider Spartan!

This is a huge vehicle, that I painted using only brushes, so it took me quite a while. I have followed the usual methods described in other posts, with a bit more care on the weathering effects.
I made a huge mistake when it was almost finished, as I applied pigments prior to the varnish stage, and when I sprayed the varnish, half of the pigments disappeared and the other half changed colour!

I then remembered that for the Sicaran I first applied varnish and then pigments. In any case, it seems that these vehicles are doomed, as I also have a tiny accident with White Spirits while painting the Sicaran :)

You can see in the following pictures that the tank is so big it does not fit in my custom lightbox, and that the pigments are not really well applied in the tracks, due to the varnish, mainly. I guess I will need to reapply them in a few months, but that's ok, I just wanted to get this thing out of my desk!

The sponsors are magnetized and I have made a few conversions here and there to add more personality to the tank. I added a couple of scrolls on the doors with greenstuff and a chain with skulls and helmets on the front. I think the overall effect is not too bad and it suits the rest of the Army.

Just a few more figures to go and the Army will be ready, I am starting to be really tired of painting all of this green.

This massive tank costs 295 points without any extras.

It was painted in 2018.