Wednesday, May 24, 2017

[hobby] Warhammer 40k - Necron Army progress

The praetorian forge is hot as ever cranking out the second unit.

I'm also finishing more scarabs, a necron Destroyer Lord and Heavy Destroyer and the Triarch Stalker. I'm getting everyone to the pre-wash status as I'm running out of the Blue Shade from Vallejo and have to both maximize its use and make sure I get the most impacted miniatures washed first. That means the Stalker may sit unfinished for a while as I think it's more important to have a consistent look throughout my infantry line. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

[hobby] Warhammer 40k - Necron Triarch Praetorians and Heavy Destroyer finished

I have finally finished these guys! I especially liked the Destroyer death mask and the multi colored staff heads. I still need to improve my airbrushing, but it's getting the job done!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

[hobby] Warhammer 40k - Necron Triarch Stalker assembly

I spent a good part of my Sunday assembling and converting this beast!

I haven't done all weapon options yet since I'm dead focused on finishing my tournament list!

I really liked the way it came out. As usual, my vehicles lack a pilot and are all automatons.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

[hobby] Warhammer 40k - Destroyers! Tournament list progress

I keep working on my tournament list by adding in some destroyers.

I copied the Heavy Gauss cannon from a Triarch Stalker to make heavy destroyers out of my regular ones. I think the weapon isn't as neat as the sniper-like cannon the original ones have, but I'm short on time and this will do nicely. I'm magnetizing it anyway so I can simply make a better one in the future if I want to.

I've finally finished casting all the rods, chest pieces and tails for a first Praetorian Squad. I'll make a new mold to get staff heads on the left hand for more variation, but I'm happy that I managed to get various poses wih the tails from a single original piece.

I did run into a setback, unfortunately. I checked the local humidity online and it read 70%, but I guess the app did not update properly and I unknowingly primed my first destroyer and the D-lord at something closer to 85% humidity. The result...

I'll be stripping them and starting over. I'm mostly upset about the time it'll take as I wanted to paint them this weekend.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

[hobby] Warhammer 40k - Triarch Praetorians on the cheap

Wargaming in Brazil has its challenges. The two main ones are the high cost due to import shipping and taxes and the shipping time. That means I can't get new models on short notice.

So what do I do when, just a couple months before the big tournament, I change my mind about my list?

Well I scavenge the leftover lychguard pieces and cast a few more to make praetorians on top of my lychguard!

I used insta mold and epoxy putty to make tails, chest pieces and rods. The pieces are lower quality, but will be hardly noticeable after painting and will definitely hold to a tabletop standard.

Friday, May 5, 2017

[hobby] Warhammer 40k - endless scarabs...

I'm preparing the second canoptek harvest now.  Starting with more scarab bases, aren't they cute?