Monday, 21 August 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, 14 August 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, 7 August 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