Saturday, 27 February 2010

kitbashing a plasma gunner

the plasma gunners saga continues! this time i made one taking bits here and there and above there is the result. legs are from tank accessories sprue, flask from cadian weapons platform, arms are from catachan guardsmen, plasma gun from space marines' sprue and head with fur beret from Pig Iron. i must sculpt the shoulder guards!

Friday, 26 February 2010

Chaos Space Marines test schemes

my friend Michele is starting his first 40k army: chaos space marines. we're planning together how they should look like. waddayathink? the first is my favourite.

a big thank you to Bolter&Chainsword guys that made this possible.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Valhallan plasma gunner, part II

this is the finished plasma gunner: i added a small stripe of plasticard and then drilled it, i'll paint it to make it look like a heat exchanger. also, i glued an adapted heavy bolter tripod to make this plasma gun look like Forgeworld's one. previously i tried to add a scope but it made the gun too bulky so i discarded this option.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Valhallan plasma gunner WIP

as i said many times, classic imperial guard range is stunning but it lacks many things: about valhallans, one is plasma guns. this is a wip sculpt, based on a lasgun from which i removed muzzle and replaced it with a plastic space marine plasma pistol muzzle, then filled gaps with milliput. as i said it is still wip.
if you have any comments or suggestions, i'd be glad to read some!

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Self celebration

hard to believe, i've been interviewed by Ron for his blog, From The Warp!
check it out!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

how to customize a Leman Russ #3: Exterminator autocannon magazine

in 3rd edition we imperial guard had the possibility to deploy the Leman Russ Exterminator so in 1999 GW released a quite nice model that, many years later i bought on ebay, just for collection. well, with this 5th edition codex it seems that Exterminator is a nice choice for many reasons so i'm planning to add it to my armylist. the only bad thing about this tank is the excessive smoothness of the turret. to break this feature i added autocannon magazines on both sides, previously drilling a housing. this is the result. i like it, yeah.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Uriah Jacobus WIP

does anyone remember?
i love this miniature! even if i don't play sisters of battle nor demon hunters i bought it just for the pleasure to paint it! i plan to use it like an astropath even if it really doesn't fit the role but who cares? i don't like the actual one so...
if anyone cares: in Italy we call him Urina Jacobus.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Valhallan tank commander

i always hated the fact that there are no plastic Valhallans. really. i was so angry when it was clear that the "plastic greatcoats" were a fake rumour (remember?) that with the mere willpower i learned how to sculpt :-)
in this pic i converted the standard plastic tank commander to a brave Valhallan tank ace, adding some fur here and there and also a bunch of medals and a bionic eye. i really can't wait to paint it. needless to say, it is the next work i'm gonna do.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Navarre is done!

so, this is Black Templars' Marshall Navarre finally painted and ready to kick some xeno scum. the armour has been painted with a black undercoat, shining gold drybrush and burnished gold highlight (on the edges).

the claws are painted with: scab red, blood red, fiery orange, golden yellow.

do you like the cape? it represents the space marines' old wargear piece: the adamantine mantle. i undercoated it with gore red, then painted the polygonal scales, most of them are quite hexagonal, with blood red and then the final highlight on the folds with blazing orange.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Veterans' sergeant

i always thought that for veterans squads the standard sergeants are unsuitable so i've planned to use for mine any miniature that represents upper levels officiers like lieutenants or commmissars. in this case i think i'll strip this amazing commissar miniature in order to paint it with the veterans' scheme. by the way it really deserves to be unpainted since it really sucks in my opinion.
what do you think?

Friday, 5 February 2010

more Navarre progress

i've finished the red, white and gold parts. got to finish the base, the leather, the iron halo and the metal.

do you like the claws?

and the adamantine mantle? it is now complete with a really soft highlight of the blood red made with Vallejo's equivalent of blazing orange.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Navarre progress

i've painted the adamantine mantle for this black templar war machine, quite nice in my opinion

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Giving the veterans a more veteran feel

how can you make some classic metal guard miniatures look like really hardened veterans? simple! glue on them a bunch of space marines' pouches! above i show you a small selection of what i did yesterday


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