Thursday, February 16, 2017

W.I.P Apocalypse class Leviathan part 2


The next step i had to fill in the hole were the command tower was with green stuff. Next was the scratch building of  the main missile turret. I played around with a number of ideas but after a good long look at missile turrets online i settled with a hinge and piston design.



The main front weapon ( Doomsday Cannon ) always looked too big to me, the shells would take up so much space. You couldn't fit anything else inside let alone a full Guard company. So i added a piece of plastic tubing and filled it with green stuff so i could drill out a smaller barrel.







So i toyed around with the idea of adding another option onto the Doomsday cannon, I Really like multi barrelled weapons, so i thought why not put one on the Leviathan. The function of the multi barrel cannon would be to take down the shields of an enemy war engine ready for the missile strike.







Friday, February 10, 2017

Epic Manticore unit.



So I have just finished my newest unit I have got for my Guard army. The mega Manticore, as I wanted to start using this unit in my next game of Epic Armaggedon. I did a basic paint job.

 I didn't put as much detail as I would normally do. I still wanted them to look good, and the missiles to look realistic and functional.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Epic Wolf Guard with Land Raiders




I have finally gotten round to taking some pictures of these two finished units together. I have been trying out some new ways to take pictures of my miniatures with the help from my Wife. She is an amazing photographer Carol poitras photography  she has helped me make my "little men" look a lot better.

Now i know that most people that play games of Epic normally don't take Terminators and Land raiders together. I just find that they are both such iconic units that they should be at least pictured together.

I will be doing a post all about taking pictures of your miniatures, with my [Wife's] camera, set up etc. I am still very new to all this techno photo stuff, so bar with me and maybe we can learn as we go.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

W.I.P Apocalypse class Leviathan part 1


 This project Has been rattling around in my head for about 5 years now. So the idea was to convert a mighty Leviathan super-heavy command centre and assault transport into a Titan killer. I wanted it done so i could enter it into the EpiCompettitions held over at Tactical Command [run every year] which i finally did, but sadly me no win. Better luck next time eh.



Like with a lot of my projects i have, it takes a good long time for them to be done. In a funny way having a deadline really helped me. With out a deadline i would loss focus and start some other project.

First thing i did was remove all the lascannon turrets from both sides. Then fill the holes with green stuff and sand it all down. I then made a scratch build the coms tower from a tau battle suit antenna, BFG bits and Guard optics and vehicle radar dish.

Part 2 soon



Thursday, January 19, 2017

W.I.P Warlord Titan 3 of 5

 In keeping with my focus on all things Epic, this is a W.I.P of my third Warlord. I have added a number of upgrades. mainly anti aircraft multi lasers and anti infantry multi-lasers


You can see from the picture below i have converted the quake cannon. I didn't like the look of it being a one shot weapon. So i used the drum magazine from a 40k imperial guard grenade launcher.


I will post pictures of this Warlord Titan with the Anti Air and Anti Infantry upgrades soon.  So how this idea came about was i had bought some weapon turrets from Shapeways, for my Battle Fleet Gothic Projects. I was unpacking them and looked over to my unfinished Titan and thought, i wonder if i put some turrets on my Warlord?


I am magnetizing all the weapons on all my titans, so i have the option of switching them over whenever i need them.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Repainting Epic bombards

So I think it is time to upgrade some parts of my Epic Imperial Guard army, as it was first painted in the early 90's. To start with I will be repainted my old bombards to match the rest of the colour of my Guard army.

 

As the new grey colour is not that exciting, I am going to be putting company markings on all my artillery units. Which I think will add a nice bit of extra colour.

I think I will also be painting the view ports, to add some more detail, but I have not decided what colour yet.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Capital imperialis

Look what i got! only the biggest metal model in the Epic range. I have wanted one of these bad boys for ages.
                                 
It was in need of a good overnight soaking in simple green. Then a good going over with an old toothbrush got most of the paint off as well it helped soften the glue. I have it all in pieces at the moment, waiting for the conversions I will do on the main weapon and side.