Ultramarine Tartaros Terminators, a second Death Guard Predator and a Herald of Nurgle

So, it has been a while since I last posted but I have been painting/ building stuff for my Ultramarines and Death Guard. Here are, however, some of the recent examples.

First, here is my first unit of terminators for the Ultramarines - 5 Tartaros Terminators with a reaper autocannon.

Second, the tank complement is complete for my Death Guard, in the form of two Predator tanks and a Plagueburst Crawler.

Third, slow progress is being made on Nurgle daemons & Poxwalkers (8 done, 50 to go).

Finally, I recently finished my Stormcast Eternals contingent for Shadespire - my next warband will be the Orruks.

Hopefully, there should be less time between future posts.

Primaris Space Marines and a Plague Marine

So, as the 8th Edition of Warhammer 40,000 has happened, I ended up getting some of the starter boxes to get me some of the new Primaris marines, as well as a starting point for a new Death Guard CSM force. Ultimately, I ended up getting one box of Dark Imperium, 2 boxes of First Strike, 2 boxes of Know No Fear, a box of Reivers, a Redemptor Dreadnought and a Repulsor.

So far, I have done some units for the Dark Angels and the with the rest of the Primaris marines, they are to be painted up in a new (for me) chapter's colours - Ultramarines. Here is what I have done so far. First, here are the Dark Angel units (Still some models to go).

Next up, here are the Ultramarines (2nd company) models done so far:

Finally, other factions did not get neglected, as I now show a 'test' Plague Marine model, a second Tech-Priest Dominus and a Fulgurite Electro-Priest.

So, this has been a rather lengthy blog post but it has been a couple of months since the last one and it shows that the …

Last two Skitarii vehicles, SW: Armagedon teams, Kataphron Breacher and Stormcast Eternals progress

Well, it has been a while since I last posted but I managed to get some more painting/ building time, due to having this week off work.

Firstly, let's start with Skitarii/ Mechanicus models. I finished off the last two vehicles that completed the second battle maniple of my purple Skitarii and started on the Kataphron Breacher units. As the models are done, the Skitarii infantry have now been boxed, awaiting battle when the new edition of 40k comes out in just over 2 weeks time.

Now, as GW recently released Shadow Wars: Armageddon, I have tried out using Skitarii as a kill-team with decent results. I have now boxed the infantry up, I am taking unused models and doing them up in a different colour scheme to tell the difference between which ones are being used for what system. I painted up a model in dark green just to see what it looks like. I also, on a bit of a whim, bought a box of Ork boys to create another kill-team, as no-one else in my local gaming club used Orks and I am g…

Skitarii project nearing completion & Stormcast Liberator-Prime

Well, after an on/off period of about two years, I am coming close to finishing the Skitarii project, which involves building two battle maniples (as per the formation in the rulebook). There are only two vehicles left to go to finish that off - either an Ironstrider Ballistarius or a Sydonian Dragoon and an Onager Dunecrawler. Here is what I have done so far.

If you are wondering why some units look a bit different in colour, there are two different purples I used for the primary colour - one is GW's Xereus Purple and the other is the Vallejo Model Colour Violet.
After these guys are done, I will probably go on to doing either a Drop Pod for the Deathwatch, a unit of Custodes or two units of Kataphron Breachers, to finish off the Cult Mechanicus guys.

Finally, I recently got a few Stormcast Eternals in my last trip to the Warhammer shop and I painted up a Liberator-Prime, using the Vallejo Violet colour and a two Vallejo metallics for the gold armour (Old Gold, then Gold).

Once I…

First 40k Custodes models

At the beginning of the week, I got my hands on the Talons of The Emperor, which seems to be a great way of getting started for using Custodes in Warhammer 40k, as the total price of the miniatures, when bought separately, is higher than the asking price for 2 units, a Contemptor Dreadnought and two vehicles.

So, here are the first two models I have done - a golden Contemptor Dreadnought and a bolter-wielding Sister of Silence. To be a bit different, the secondary colour is purple, not red. Apart from a wash of Agrax Earthshade at the end, I used Vallejo paints for this model just to try a recently bought set of metallic paints.

The plan is to have three squads of Sisters of Silence (one of each unit type), along with three units of Custodes, the Contemptor above and some Rhinos and Land Raiders to escort them onto the battlefield.

Cypher and the start of Genestealer Cult Neophyte unit 2

Well, that's one of the 3rd Gathering Storm Triumvirate's models done, in the form of Cypher, the Fallen Dark Angel.

Unlike most depictions, I did not paint the cloak's inside red, as I prefer to keep cloaks and robes to being all the same colour. Now, all he needs will be some squads of Fallen to accompany him. This will probably mean me getting a second Burning of Prospero box (if it is still available) or getting the Mk3 legionaries in the separate boxes. However, getting a second BoP box would save me some money and get me some more Custodes and Sisters of Silence models, to go with the 'Talons of the Emperor' box that arrived today. (The contents of that box have just been sprayed black, ready for painting)

Secondly, I have now finished building and painting the models from the Deathwatch Overkill box and have started doing a second unit of Neophyte Hybrids. To tell this unit apart from the other, the clothing is painted green and the casings of the guns are r…

Acolyte Iconward and two Neophyte hybrids

So, having pretty much come to an end of doing the 30-odd Acolyte hybrids for the Genestealer Cult (actually, 1 just have 2 more to finish off), I now present the main icon bearer, the Acolyte Iconward!

This now leaves me with getting the Neophyte hybrids done. I had already done the two mining laser-equipped hybrids from Deathwatch Overkill and these are the first two regulars. The skin is a very light green, in keeping with how I have some Tyranids that are red and green.

After these are done, it will be the turn of the 'Imperial Guard' cult minions and making a unit of 20 Genestealers to go with the Patriarch.