Showing posts from January, 2012

Next plans for CSM's and Necrons

Well, as one of my local GW stockists is closing down soon, they're having a closing down sale and I managed to get a second Necron Ghost Ark/ Doomsday Ark. This will be made into a second (and final) Doomsday Ark. After that, any future Necron purchases will probably be in the Troops or Elites departments.

For my Chaos Space Marines, I have obtained the models for a third squad of Thousand Sons. To make these look different to the other squads, I'll use Liche Purple as the colour of the armour trim, as opposed to the normal blue. The helmet will probably be coloured Ice Blue/ Liche Purple. Also, some of the Khorne Berzerkers will be painted gold with black or red gore trim.

First painting commission finished

So, today, I have finished a first - the first time I have ever been asked to paint a model for another 40k player. The model in question was the Chapter Banner bearer for Marneus Calgar's Honour Guard. There are some minor final cleanup tasks to do on it, followed by putting some flock on the base and that's it!
I also feel that I will probably have another honour in being the first to kill that model in a battle, as I will be playing against the player next week with my CSM's. A picture will be up soon.

Necron Lychguards

Here's another unit of Necrons that I finished not too long ago - Lychguards. 5 of them, armed with warscythes, as they are close combat weapons that scare pretty much anything they come up against into getting killed/ damaged/ destroyed/ whatever.
I'll probably use these as an entourage for one of my two Overlords.
At the moment, out of the Necron models I've got at the moment, I only have some Warriors and 3 Deathmarks to build and that will be it for a while - when I'll resume working on a backlog of Chaos Space Marines.

Necron Cryptek conversions

So, here are a couple of Necron conversion jobs that I did recently. I decided to create a couple of Necron Crypteks, as opposed to using the regular Finecast models. These were made out of various Necron parts, starting off with a Necron Warrior, with some bits from the Praetorian kit.
The main reason why I decided to create conversion models rather than use the official GW models is so that I can try a particular type of model out, as opposed to go to a particular expense and then decide that I didn't like it after a few games. That said, however, I have tried out certain types of 40k models through conversions and not been disappointed, such as Chaos Space Marine Obliterators.
Another factor is that model conversions are also part of the hobby, especially when Matt Ward himself (he who wrote the Necron codex) created a Cryptek out of various parts as a conversion job. Well, if it's good enough for people who work at GW, it's good enough for anyone else.
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