Sunday, 25 September 2016

WIP Dark Angels

Some quick WIP shots here...

Dark Angels - I'm trying to riff off 2nd edition here. I've still to go and add the detail like squad numerals and some chequerboard personalisations.  






Thursday, 25 August 2016

25mm (heroic style) - puny humans

This isn't everyone's cup of tea. Most people seem to go to the trouble of 'bigging up' their Astartes to make them true scale or art scale (both terms I really can't stand.)

I went the opposite way... I scaled down the humans. Totally easier. Here's my rationale:


  • This project is for a self contained heresy era Astares and human collection - no other ranges will pollute the overall cohesion of the project.
  • Bigging up all the Astartes is a lot of wasted effort
  • If you make your Astartes larger, then the tanks and warmachines look too small... really you should big up all the other Astartes pieces too.
  • Nostalgia - all my old Rogue Trader era plastic guardsmen were this size...


Easy decision for me, so I created a little multi part guardsmen range that would scale with the Astartes.

5 Greatcoat legs
5 Greatcoat torsos with guns (single piece)
3 blank torso's for conversions
35 heads (Yep 35, 7 different styles, 5 copies of each)

Everything went into a single 12" silicone mold plate and was spun in metal.

The masters



WIP shots




Casts


Bits



first assembly, with some sculpting










and some painting






So this heresy era Imperial Army regiment, as yet unnamed, will be allied to the Word Bearers and turn upon the Ultramarines. There will of course be a Calth defence force in full Ultramarine liveries, but that's for another day.

#### a note on army composition: I'm not following any army list or restrictions, this is freestyle - Astartes will be in units of 5, Imperial Army in units of 7 or 8 ###

Next up will be some leaders and special weapons to go with the riflemen, just to add a little flavour. I can't wait to make a standard bearer too! 

Thematically they aren't going to be full on chaos yet, only the early stages of the taint - just another regiment following their Astartes orders. 



















Monday, 22 August 2016

Blog Rebooting......

I'm rebooting this blog, it will continue my Inquisitor inspired 40k miniature and will expand to include my Betrayal at Calth purchases, and other general 40k items.

The miniatures and collections are being split into 3 project:

30K - Calth 

Ultramarines and the Calth defence force vs Word Bearers and some traitor regiments. This will be a mix of Betrayal at Calth and Dark Vengeance, along with small scale humans I sculpted and cast specifically for this project. 25mm heroic humans makes the Astartes look huge.

These will be small scale armies, 40 minis max, with the intention of playing some little 40k second edition games!

40K - Inquisitor

Skirmish! Inquisitors, cultists, mechanics, etc. All the dark gothic stuff using 28mm heroic style. Unlikely I'll have Astartes in this.

41K - Desolation

A rough idea, after the fall of the Imperium, the Astartes found small empires! An excuse for my Dark Angels to get some little 25mm heroic humans in dark angel livery!