Monthly Archive: November 2009

Creating Pre-Heresy marines – part 3c: Mark III Power Armour 4

Creating Pre-Heresy marines – part 3c: Mark III Power Armour

This is the third part of creating pre-heresy marines: mark III power armour.

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The bulk of the armour is complete, requiring arms, shoulder pads and helmet. Creating backpacks has been covered previously here.

Maxmini’s Steam Knight helmets have a selection of useful helmets for pre-Heresy conversions. The Mark II helmet shown here can be used as the base for a Mark III helmet with a few adjustments.

Warhammer Armies: Skaven (part 2) 1

Warhammer Armies: Skaven (part 2)

To celebrate the release of the recently released Warhammer Armies: Skaven I’m writing a series of articles exploring a number of areas hopefully of interest.  I’m keen for feedback and will certainly take any on board with future articles – so let me have your suggestions, corrections and anything else ratty I should include.

Part two
Some thoughts on play styles and themes for your skaven army

Maxmini giant wolf and rider – update 1

Maxmini giant wolf and rider – update

Przemas of Maxmini has released an updated look at the upcoming giant wolf (and rider) set. Suffice to say, they do not disappoint and initial response has very positive! MyWargame will be reviewing the model very soon, but in the meantime here’s a glimpse at the pack and options:

wolf_setcontens

The pack contains a random head for the wolf from the 3 below:

wolf_heads

Creating Pre-Heresy marines – part 3: Mark III Power Armour 2

Creating Pre-Heresy marines – part 3: Mark III Power Armour

Continuing the series of power armour represented throughout the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy, this next tutorial covers:

How to create Mark III power armour

Games Workshop's Mark III models, pircture courtesy of Gagoc the Ancient

Games Workshop’s Mark III models, pircture courtesy of Gagoc the Ancient

The Iron Suit (Armorum Ferrum) was created as a heavier alternative to the previous marks of armour, rather than a replacement. Due to heavy casualties from engagements aboard ships and within tunnel complexes, a more robust suit was required. The Iron Suit boasted superior frontal armour, with full plate protection, but a lighter rear to compensate and allow mobility.

Mini tutorial: Urban wasteland bases 4

Mini tutorial: Urban wasteland bases

As requested by a visitor to the site, here are 6 simple steps to create the bases that I’ve shown in my previous imagery. I selected 6 models to show each stage of the process.

To begin, add some sand or similar to the base. You can either glue it on with PVA and then paint a watery later of glue on top once it has dried, or use superglue if you want to get the job done quick. Add the sand in patches by applying small areas of glue and then dipping the model’s base into your tray of sand.