Saturday, February 28, 2015

Flesh Tearers WIP: Assault Termi

Tis the end of February and a spot of freedom beckons in the coming month. I haven't managed to get a game it yet but am liking the backstories from the Shield of Baal campaign. I'm painting up my Assault Terminators, inspired by the heroism of Squad Danatael on the planet of Lysios.

Also read the short story A Son's Burden by Andy Smillie. Really enjoyed the struggle the Flesh Tearers had with the Red Thirst. I particularly remembered what Gabriel Seth said to Chaplain Appollus. It showed Seth's hope for his chapter and how he would also fight in defence of the Blood Angels homeworld.

"How can we ever find our way back from the brink if we have nothing to turn back to?’ 
-Gabriel Seth to Chaplain Appollus

I had only one spare plastic Terminator left from the Dark Vengeance set. Did a simple conversion and armed him with lightning claws.
Tried to model the miniature similar to Brother Raeloen of the Flesh Tearers. The armor was real easy to paint with the Khorne Red base paint. Covers nicely and smoothly. Then I highlighted the armor with Wadakka Red. For final highlights, I added the old Dwarf Flesh to watered down Wazdakka Red.
Painted on the proud emblem of the Flesh Tearers. He raises the lightning claw in a challenge to the foul xenos!
The crux terminatus on his left shoulder. Followed the paint scheme from the painting guide for Sons of Sanguinus. Basically its Skavenblight Dinge as a base. Then Dawnstone drybrush followed by the magical Agrax Earthshade. Then Karnak Stone on the raised details followed by a final highlight of Ushabti Bone.
Back view. The Dark Angels terminator base came with a good amount of purity seals and easily identifies him as the Sergeant of the squad.

Still a work in progress. Squad Danatael of the Flesh Tearers Chapter.

That's all from me for now. Have a great weekend everyone.

In the words of Leonard Nimoy "Live Long and Prosper!"
He will be missed.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Necrons WIP: The Lion

The 2nd month into 2015 and am looking forward to some rest in March. With the advent of the new Necrons Codex, I have also converted and painted up another member from The Court of Oz. I've based my Necron army on the Wizard of Oz characters, with a twist :)
I used the Privateer Press model of Goreshade as my base miniature. The only conversion work needed was adding on the head of a plastic Necron warrior and then sculpting some dreadlocks on it.

Back view of some of the metallic dreadlocks to represent the lion's mane.
He leads the Flayed Ones in striking terror in the enemy. As the Lion searches for Courage in the Oz stories, so this incarnation sows Fear. Those he deems unworthy are flayed and their hides worn about his person.
Added this bit from the WH Fantasy zombie sprue to represent an unfortunate flayed victim.
Side view of his Warscythe he calls the Starmane. He was really quick to paint up as I suppose all necrons are. Just Chainmail and then Nuln Oil wash and he's done lol!
The Court of Oz is slowly growing. Just got the "Tin Man" and "Scarecrow" to go. From left is Mageta the Lion, Ozymandias the Emerald and The Dorothean. I've got a few ideas for the remaining members of the court, but would welcome any other suggestions.

Flesh Tearers HQs
I also did some conversion for my Flesh Tearers army. The conversions are for Astorath and a generic Captain who holds the Master of Sacrifice title.
Most of the bitz are from the Sanguinary Guard sprue. The head for "Astorath " is from the Dark Angels Ravenwing sprue.
 It was quite fun doing the conversions, and I must say the Sanguinary Guard set is still one of the most well crafted pieces I have seen.

Have a great weekend ahead everyone!