Monthly Archive: August 2010

Hot stuff – Painting the Storm Raven 6

Hot stuff – Painting the Storm Raven

The red blob known as my Storm Hawk finally got some treatment this weekend.

I’ve trawled the Internets for guides or examples of heat damage for aircraft with no joy. NASA craft are built in such a way (and expense) that atmospheric re-entry does not leave them in the mess that I intend to portray with my bird.

Crusade-era Iron Hands 0

Crusade-era Iron Hands

Seduced by the Omnissiah, my next pre-Heresy project has been long planned as Iron Hands. With the recent release of Forgeworld armour, my weak flesh succumbed and I had to make a few prototype models.

I am combining a lot of kits for these marines. The core models will be MkII and MkIII kits from Forgeworld, combined with some Death Guard and Iron Hands parts. I want a predominantly MkII feel to the army, but won’t be breaking my wallet by fielding everything from Forgeworld!

Mortis Skitarii 1

Mortis Skitarii

At the core of my Dark Mechanicum army stand the Skitarii Hypasposts. Armed with Hellguns and carapace armour, they’re as hard as Imperial veterans, but take less risks getting into battle – arriving behind enemy lines from their Termites.

The Scouring – time minus 19 days 3

The Scouring – time minus 19 days

There’s less than 3 weeks until the Scouring campaign weekend and the joblist is starting to look intimidating. I’ve settled with building as much as I can now and worrying about painting the lot later!

I am happy that Kelbor Hal is at a tabletop standard for now. if by some miracle I have some free time after everything else, I’ll add further detail and highlights.

Kelbor Hal upgraded 2

Kelbor Hal upgraded

As leader of my Dark Mechanicum and a definite choice for the upcoming Scouring campaign event, I have prioritised getting the old man prepared for battle. The original build left me feeling a little underwhelmed as his pose was too static and passive. Here’s a recap next to my Magos.