Saturday, March 18, 2017

Epic Hellhounds

So as I have said in previous posts I am upgrading the paint job on some of my 90's era Imperial Guard army units. 

So basically that means i am repainting all the units that don't match. These old Mk1 Hellhounds original were bright orange, but now they are a more subdued codex grey. I did leave a bit of the orange around the unit numbers and the skull, mainly because i liked to keep some of the old school feel to them.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Epic scale W.I.P Hunter.

Just like my post about not having any Artillery in my Space Wolves or Mentor Legion armies. I also didn't have any anti aircraft weapons so as luck would have it i had done a model swap about a year ago and remembered that there was some hunter turrets included. 

So just like i did with my whirlwinds i wanted to "Share" them with both my Wolves and Mentor armies. The best way to do this was to magnatize the turrets and all the rhinos.

To add a bit more detail on my Wolves ones i cut away the left side bolter turret and replaced it with a radar dish. This was made by cutting a thin piece of plastic tube and drilling a hole and gluing it in. The dish is cut from an old rough riders base, then cut in half and angled inwards.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Apocalypse class Leviathan part 3

This is the finished Apocalypse class Leviathan, i have to say i am very happy with how it turned out. I have said before this project was a long time coming and having it done is both good and bad. Good that it is painted and finished but bad because now i need a new Tactical command paint project.

so how did i paint it? the missiles and radar body where done in chaos black with codex grey as the first stage hi light with skull white as the final hi light. All the metallic areas where done with chain mail then washed with blue and brown ink. them i lightly drybrushed  them with boltgun metal.

The Doomsday barrel and turrets were done in blood gore then highlighted  with blood angle orange.
The final highlight was skull white with a bit of blood angle orange. The main body was base coated in a mix of codex grey and chaos black. then the raised areas painted in standard codex grey. The final highlight of the main body was skull white.

The Final touch was to add the decals which are from the 40k Imperial guard set, i wanted to put the imperial eagle on, but i couldn't find ones small enough. So i went with the ones i put on.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Epic scale W.I.P whirlwinds.

I have taken a good long look at my Epic Space Wolves and Mentor Legion armies and came to a surprising realization i had No Artillery! that is nuts. Especially as i have a metric ton for my Epic Imperial guard army lol.

So i set out to convert some, i know i could have gotten some from ebay or some proxy's from Shapeway but the cost and well to put it simply, i like converting stuff. Ok i know what some will say,  if i factor in the cost of original BFG turrets and the time to convert it would be cheaper to buy some turrets. The thing is i don't care, i think they look cooler and that is what really matters.

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.