Monday, August 21, 2017

Legion Sicaran

Just after I took the photos of the last post, and before starting the holidays, I managed to get a few hours free, so I thought that I could start the Sicaran... to my surprise I managed to finish it, as even though it is quite massive, I used the same technique as with the Rhinos, so it was quite fast.
The technique is just: apply plain colours, a bit of highlight on the borders and lots of weathering. In fact with this technique the tanks and Walkers are finished quite fast and with an acceptable result.

The sponsors are magnetized, so I can choose from either the Lascannons or the Heavy Bolters. Both are shown in the pictures.

When I was almost done I had a small disaster, as I spilled a whole bottle of white spirit that I use to dissolve the pigments and to apply weathering... after some swearing and lots of paper towels, I contained the problem, but some parts of the tank were affected. I repainted them, but I think I can still see the effects, in any case, I will leave it like this for now, perhaps in the future I can repaint it a bit more.
Only one tank left in the Army, the Spartan!

This tank adds 135 points.

Painted in 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sons of Horus Checkpoint (II)

It has been a little over 7 months since I last did a checkpoint on the Sons of Horus.

At that moment, the amount of miniatures left to paint was quite impressive. I am happy to say that right now I have completed more than 70% of the Army and no basic marine remains to be painted, as they are the most boring ones!

In the first picture you can see everything that it is painted so far, from left to right, top to bottom:
  • Imperial Knight
  • 3 Dreads
  • 2 Rhinos
  • 5 Heavy support squad with Heavy Bolters
  • 1 Sergeant with Combi Bolter
  • Legion Standard Bearer
  • 2 Apothecary
  • 6 Tactical Squad with Plasmaguns
  • 1 Sergeant with Combi Bolter
  • 6 Tactical Squad with Plasmaguns (including one Sergeant)
  • 38 marines with Boltgun
  • 5 Tartaros Terminators
  • 10 Cataphractii Terminators
  • 12 Veterans including two Sergeants
  • Librarian in Cataphract Armour
  • Abaddon
  • Loken
  • Horus
For a grand total of 2 Tanks, 3 Walkers, 1 Knight and 81 on foot.

In the second picture what is left to be painted:

  • 15 Reavers with Jump packs
  • 8 Veterans
  • Sicaran Battle Tank
  • 3 Objective Tokens
  • 3 Sergeants
  • 6 Heavy support squad with Missile Launchers
  • Davinite Lodge Priest
  • 2 Heavy support with Lascannon
  • Praetor in Cataphractii Armour
  • Praetor
  • Master of Signal
  • Praetor
And not in this picture because I have not bough it yet, will be the last miniature I need to buy for the Army, the Legion Spartan Assault Tank.

So, in total, 40 on foot and two tanks.
It does not seem like a lot. Let's see if I can make it before the end of the year

Monday, August 7, 2017

Traitor Librarian

For today and for a change, I bring something a bit special.

It is the Limited Edition Forge World model from the Open Day 2016, a Space Marine Traitor Librarian with Cataphractii Terminator Armour.

I really like this model since I saw it, so I decided to grab one as soon as I could, and paint it in the livery of the Sons of Horus. I have to mention though that it is a clone, as I could not find an original one that did not go for stupid money.

I know that painting him as a Sons of Horus is a bit controversial, because, according to the Council of Nikaea, no Librarians would be allowed within the Legion. It is very unlikely that I will ever field him in battle as a Librarian. I might use him as a cool looking Praetor, though.
Or whenever I decide to play a full-traitor list embracing Chaos, then perhaps we get some nice rules for raising Daemons.

In any case, I painted him using the usual techniques, the only thing I changed a bit was the Daemon. I did not want to paint him using regular reds and oranges for the fire, but rather make it a bit more esoteric and use a mixture of blues, greens and yellows. I did not quite manage to get the effect I was looking for, but it ended up being close enough, so I am satisfied with it.

I am not sure how many points would a Librarian cost, but a Praetor in Cataphractii Armour is 177.

Painted in 2017.

Close up of the Daemon as in the other pics it is quite blurry

Monday, July 31, 2017

Legion Veteran Sergeant

This miniature comes with the Standard Bearer as part of the Legion Command kit, but, as I already have many different Praetors and Consuls, I have decided to paint him as a Veteran Sergeant.
I might still use him as a Commander in some games, but in any case he fits nicely as Sergeant of one of my Veteran Units.

Painted in 2017.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Legion Veteran Tactical Squad (I)

This is the first of the two units of Veterans I have for the Army.

I have decided to try and differentiate them from the rest of their colleagues. I have added a Chainsword and Bolt Pistol to each one, and I have tried to mix different kind of armours and weapon styles to give them a bit of an eclectic style.

Regarding the paint job, I have followed the standard green, but I have painted one shoulder pad red with the custom veteran symbol.
I think these guys, aside from having good rules, look quite cool on the table, I am quite happy as to how they have turned out.

They add a total of 160 points to the Army.

Painted in 2017.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Legion Tactical Support Squad (IV)

I was not planning on having another Tactical Support Squad, as I already have three, with different weapon combinations, but these six marines came with a pack I bought, so even though I don't need them, I was not going to throw them away!
Therefore, I just gave them a quick paint job, you just never know when you are going to need more plasma!

This adds a total of 190 points to the Army.

Painted in 2017.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Justaerin Terminator Squad (II)

Here is the second Justaerin Squad.
I have followed the same technique as before, quick paint job designed to bring the figures fast to the battle.
I am showing here several combinations of arms and weapons. I have enough lightning claws for four terminators, as shown in the last picture. I doubt that I will be able to field them together, but you never know.
With this post, all the terminators are painted save for the Captain.

These five add a total of 225 points to the Army.
Painted in 2017