Sunday 12 July 2020

The Coarsemen Cometh! - Mutants of Rockridge

Greetings Hivers!
With Lockdown restrictions eased, life is returning to 'normal' in the district of Rockridge. Eager to embark on our next adventure, we've completed the work on our next set of adversaries....the four Coarsemen of Rockridge.

Saturday 4 July 2020

The Marionettes 2.0 (part 4) - RH-03-TUS

Greetings Hivers!
I finally managed to lift myself from my Lockdown ennui and finish the last champion for my Renegade Ad-Mech gang, the Marionettes.
Eighteen months ago (yes it's been that long....blush) this was how the champion looked. He was a bit of a rush job at the time because I was trying to get him finished quickly for Rory's annual Squaduary challenge. Of course me being me, I was soon distracted by something else and I missed the deadline a bit 😉.
As luck would have it GW released a couple of Necromunda supplements that added a few more weapons to the game. One of the these was the Arc Rifle (can't get more Ad-Mech than that!) so I ripped off the Plasma gun to give him a more fitting weapon.
I liked the idea of a champion skittering about on slender limbs giving him a sort of spider/centaur feel  but the model looked a little too static, so I decided to add more movement to his legs. Basically I ripped him apart and rebuilt him and here is what I ended up with.....

Saturday 27 June 2020

Critters and classics

Way back in the day gameswokshop printed a full game over two issues of white dwarf called confrontation. This was the fore runner to Necromunda and I am lucky enough to still have these five models.

Sunday 24 May 2020

The cream of the crop.

Dexter was tired of getting pushed around. Repeated kidnappings were an embarrassment so he invested his creds in a shiny new stim rig.

Now his new physique carries the Charles Atlas seal of approval. 

Of course his stolen gear needed replacement. 

Noone would get close enough to push him around now.

A new prospect has joined the clean up crew bringing with him what he refers to as
 'the devils toasting fork'

His singular lack of concern for his own safety greatly impressed the Janitor. 
Grimey was herd mumbling something about if he had an arc welder he would be twice as dangerous.  

Sunday 17 May 2020

The Marionettes 2.0 (Part 3) Resurrection.

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, Zenith rose to his feet, casually patting himself down to extinguish the flames that had engulfed him.
"Is that all you have tin man? I had worse burns on my first day in the forge." Mocked the Goliath.
The Princeps activated his power axe by way of reply.
"That's a real pretty axe you have there, think I'll keep it for myself and sell the rest of you for scrap tin man."
Zenith raised his bolter and fired two shots at the Mech Champion.
The first round tore into the Princeps' arm and his power axe dropped listlessly by his side, the second blew chunks from the coolant tank as the Mech Champion dived for cover.

Zenith leapt over the pipe work to follow up his attack.
"You're quick tin man, I'll give you that. Now let's see if you can fight as well as you move."
The Princeps emitted a burst of binary static as the Goliath closed the distance.
"Squeal all you want tin man, there's no one else here. So if you want to beg for your life, you better make it in Gothic."

"Time to die tin man." said Zenith with a grin.
As the Goliath carefully took aim once more with his boltgun, the Princeps' Grapplehawk dropped silently from the overhead pipework.

As one, the Grapplehawk and Mech Champion struck. The Princeps sliced through Zenith's wrist with his power axe and the Goliath's bolter fell to the floor, his hand still twitching upon its grip. At the same time the Grapplehawk clamped on to Zenith's left arm, it's fangs biting deep, severing his nerves and several of his fingers.
"I will not yield tin man!" Screamed Zenith into the Mech Champions face as the Princeps plunged his Shock Stave into the Goliath rending him unconscious.

Zenith awoke strapped to a gurney. Before him floated a Medicae unit, the likes of which he could never imagine in his wildest nightmare.
"I'll tell you nothing tin man" spat Zenith. "I am born of the Forge and you will not break me!"
Another burst of binary static, no doubt aimed at the Medicae unit, before the Mech Champion turned to face the Goliath.
In broken Low Gothic the Princeps addressed the Goliath for the first time.
"Break you? we're not here to break you Goliath. We're here to fix you."
Zenith began to scream......

Saturday 9 May 2020

The masquerade

The masquerade are a tzeentch cult I've been working on lately using the models from the Blackstone fortress game.

These were a real struggle for me to paint. Not particularly the models as the way I started painting. All the colours were applied over a wyldwood  contrast paint and in hindsight this was far to dark for all the pale flesh and white.

I will return to them and apply more details and tidying up at a later date

As I'm now inspired to start building the stimmers of the house of chains to show a little love to my goliath gang.

Saturday 2 May 2020

Girls just wanna have guns

The Skintights are my latest creation born from a need to paint some of my collection before I buy any more models and having lots of spare time on my hands. Although I'm back to work now I'm so glad I spent my time getting these girls done as they may well have lingered in my hobby desk for quite some time. Not sure how much table time they will receive and I'm still to build a satisfactory background for them. The models are exquisite in detail and I dont think I've gone half way to realy getting the most from them partly due to my artistic limits and part due to having seen what Gary acomplished with the voodoo dolls. I am however extremely happy with how they look maybe they can make guest appearances in our games in the near future .

Alexis Noir ( Lexie)  leader the 'Skintights' Escher gang.

Lexie's daughter Raven, juve

Polly Ethanol, escher champion. 

Anna Flacktik,  Esher champion. 

Thora Zine

Mimi Mycin

Li Thium

Trich L'oramine

Chlo Rine

Monday 27 April 2020

The Skull Wave

Hi all,

Over the years my collection has grown quite substantially, to the point where I can divide it into three distinct parts. Firstly there are what we might call the normal stuff; marines, vehicles, dreadnoughts etc, the mortal members of the warband if you will. Secondly, warmachines, gifted to Sladiç in pacts made with Hellforges. Finally, when blood flows in quantities enough to warrant the attention of Khorne himself, daemons of the Blood God come to partake of the slaughter. So now, at least in my background, The Red Tide comes in three waves. Today, we'll have a look at the first and foremost of Sladiç' followers, The Skull Wave.

The core of The Red Tide are the champions and warriors who followed Sladiç into rebellion. All are wholly dedicated to Khorne and revel in the slaughter and killing that such dedication brings.
As mentioned previously, Sladiç does recognize that even his best warriors cannot overcome every enemy arrayed before them by feat of arms alone. To that end there are elements of the Skull Wave that provide some much needed ranged support, weakening or eliminating enemy units which would interfere with the overall strategy and providing time for the elite of the Wave to be unleashed at the proper moment.
                                                    Reaper chaincannon Havocs
                           Leviathan dreadnoughts with dual butcher cannon array
Quad heavy bolter artillery

Of course, the ultimate worship of Khorne comes when the blood of the enemy flows as a result of meeting him in close combat and as such the bulk of the Wave is composed of warriors who prefer to close and fight the enemy with axe and sword.

Lightning claw armed Red Butchers
Berzerker squads and transports

The Skull Wave arrayed for battle

The Skull Wave is my go to force selection for most games. Sometimes elements from the other two waves will see some action but I tend to keep them separate. Up next, The Iron Wave.

Thursday 23 April 2020

The good the bad and the ugly

Tyson Vaughan enforcer captain has created a special strike team to cope with the upheaval after the collapse in Paynes Labyrinth. Codenamed 'septic' the special enforcer Patrol team  icarus will be at the forefront of law enforcement in the area.

Subjugators prepare to bring order to the lawless.

Left to right , scummer, fixer(chemdealer), and bounty hunter/ murder cyborg.

Remodeling Phobos and Deimos the champions of the Kindred of the dawn shadow.

Wednesday 15 April 2020

The Red Tide

Hi all,

It's been a while so apologies. I seem to have neglected posting anything recently and have just got on with painting. Gary gave me a kick up the arse a couple of days ago so here we are.

The armies of the Blood God have been expanding over the past few months so I thought I'd start with some background and some pics.
The Red Tide is led by Sladiç Blood Eye, a former World Eaters legion praetor who, although a berzerk slaughterer to rival any in the legion, has more moments of clarity than most of his fellow officers. He can see and appreciate what is necessary for his men to prosper more than simply collecting skulls. To that end, he left the legion and took his cohorts with him before the massacre on Skalathrax, which left the World Eaters torn apart. Over the centuries, The Red Tide has garnered a reputation for battlefield tactics of some complexity, beyond mere frenzied assaults, which comes as a surprise to the unwary enemy. Sladiç appreciates the need for fire support, the need for correct timing, the right unit for the job, when to attack and when to defend...
There have been pacts made with various allies. Hellforges have contributed daemonic machines, conquered worlds supply slaves. Even the Blood God himself has noticed the slaughter wrote by Sladiç and his men and favoured him with daemonic support.

                  Sladiç Blood Eye, Champion of Khorne, thunder hammer and jump pack.

The warp is fickle and the flow of time can take many turns. The journey of Sladiç from legionary to daemonhood manifests itself in many ways. Sometimes he is a marine, other times a mighty daemon prince. Occasionally he will appear in terminator plate, occasionally descending on pillars of flame wielding his favourite hammer.

Sladiç, Ascended. Rewarded with daemonhood after the massacre of the entire population of Fizar III, a hive world in the Thanos sector.

That's it for now, I'll be adding more from The Red Tide in the next few days.

Sunday 12 April 2020

From the Spire: Chaplain Vorys Ordane

Quarantine sucks but if it’s good for one thing it’s getting models painted!

Recently I finished off my Chaplain Vorys Ordane...

Sunday 5 April 2020

The Marionettes 2.0 (part 2) 7 of 9

Greetings Hivers!
Work is progressing (at a tediously slow pace thanks to being classed as a key worker) with my Renegade Mech Venator band, the Marionettes.

Thursday 2 April 2020

From the Spire: Centurion Devastator Squad Qeld

Introducing Centurion Devastator Squad Qeld!

Man these models are a pig to paint.

Still, they're done now and ready to annihilate enemy armour in the name of the Shadow Raptors :)

Hang on there!

The thing with the Hive is the deeper you go the darker it gets the darker it gets the easier it is to hide.
Lazarus morningtide, dome runner.

It dont matter if you have the best kit if you cant keep it, that's why I keep the best for myself.
Mataus Hoffman, gun jack

If your not a big man you need a big gun.
Steffan Wolf, gun jack.

He walks the fine line between fearless and reckless.
Bolo, brute handler

I do not wish to offer an apology where one is not warranted for my misdeeds are many yet My Sorrows are few.
Kovacs, Pit trainer

Dont matter how big your gang is if they catch you napping! and when the Bough breaks the Cradle will fall.
Harper, Gang look out.

The Colosseum is the local venue of the pit fights in Rockridge. Part Men part machines do battle against various creatures, mutants and others of their ilk from the underhive striving to make a name for themselves.