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40K 8th Ed Army: Deathguard: Chaos cultists: CP Models Sci-fi Trenchers.

16 Jun

So on goes my quest to get my 8th Edition 40K army finished, and this time it’s my first unit of deathguard chaos cultists. These figures (of which so far consist of 12 models) come from CP Models in their Sci-fi Trench warfare range, and are a mix of both Brits & Germans.

You can find them here yourself if you want to peruse TRENCH WARFARE: CP MODELS

My thinking was, these lot once were fighting a prolonged war against each other, then with the influence of chaos to their world, my deathguard lot came along and showed them another way, and thus they became indoctrinated into following Nurgle through disease, suffering and poison gas.

You’ll notice that the duplicated German with the chainsword was a simple conversion using a chaos marine part, just to change it up a bit to signify the leader.

I kept the scheme in the same tones as my plague marine unit and tank, so they’d fit the aesthetic.

I do have five additional models to add, but these are made up from Wargames Factory scifi germans and gripping beast? (I think) saracens. They fit the look pretty close, and add some additional bodies to the fight. (I will post when they are done)

Your going to find that my cultists are quite an eclectic bunch. My other units are made up from a random mix of masked nutters, and robed zealots from a variety of companies. These lot I’d had for ages, but never put them to any use.

Anyway, let me know what you think, and I’ll be back later with my possible temporary poxwalker shamblers (possibly that is, but I’ll show them anyway!)

40K 8th Ed. Deathguard Army: Chaos Spawn: Envy Demons (CMON)

12 Jun

So these spawn are from the board game The Others: 7 Sins from CMON, the Envy expansion, which I got for quite a good price on Ebay. I think it ended up working out at around just over a £1 each, and for the quality and size of the models is a pretty good deal.

I don’t own the main game, nor have I played it, nor plan either. Just the models are well done, and I thought they would make excellent spawn. These things will form 2 units (3+4 respectively) and add some variety to my spawn units.

The Controller model is the poorest figure in the set, and it’s now laying headless in my bits, as I didn’t need it. Some people I’ve heard aren’t keen on the recurring sexual imagery in some of the designs of the game, but old skool GW had a habit of nudity, innuendo and a great deal of knobs, tits and fannies, so it’s nothing new. I suppose they are not figures for the easily offended.

So here’s the bit where I was going to show you a load of nice shots of the before and after, but since my phone’s died on me and can’t get the pics off my phone, then here’s a few I’ve stolen off the net to illustrate my point.

As you can see, there’s a ton of detail on these creatures, and when I saw them, I did think these might have been better suited for Slaanesh spawn, but with an appropriate themed paint job, they would be acceptable spawn for any chaos power.

I’ve opted on mine for a scheme of pallid/rotting flesh and sickly greens, contrasted with blood and gore, a theme I am rolling with, with all my spawn, just subtle changes here and there in the palette, just to change it up here and there. It keeps everything tied together with the rest of my wave of disgusting spawn creatures if I ever want to use the option of using them all at once in a game

.The Avatar is a lot bigger than the rest, but the rest are still a decent size.

Anyway, let me know what you think, it’s good to get feedback to make sure I keep on track!

40K 8th Ed: Deathguard Army: Chaos Spawn models part 1: Scibor Chaos Snails.

10 Jun

As an alternative to the standard GW Chaos Spawn models for my Deathguard lot, I wanted some old skool weirdness and something that would be sticky and icky, with a Nurgle-esque vibe.

Scibor has some lovely models from their Chaos Dwarves range, and I’ve been eyeing them up for ages. The price was a prohibitor, so when I saw a couple of lots on Ebay, I had to get my grubby mits on them.

This first lot are now finished, bar the other two I have, which I need to finish. Plus I need to add some slimy sticky gloss varnish to add to their yuck factor!

The last two need finishing, but I’ve added a few CP Models 15mm snail things for more detail and fill up space on the 40mm bases.

Next up, will be my next unit of Chaos Spawn, which are Worm/Maggot based creatures and some other models taken from CMON’s The Others: 7 Sins.

Anyway, as ever let me know what you think, and give us a like or share!

40K 8th Ed: Deathguard Army: Custom Hellbrute W.I.P. 1

8 Jun

So I’m trying to get some kind of 8th edition 40k nurgle Deathguard army together, just to get back into the game (haven’t played it since 4th edition) but I really wanted to use as much customised and independent companies stuff instead of GW’s VERY expensive stuff.

Don’t get me wrong, I love their stuff, but being a tight Yorkshireman, and a die hard converter & customiser, a mix of models I like rather than “official” minis is what I’m after.

So, I want to show my current Hellbrute WIP.

It’s base model is the often overlooked Scotia Grendel Leviathan War Golem (found here: http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=292 )

I’ve only just started putting some colours and a bit of drybrushing down on it, but I’m loving the way it’s coming out so far! Here’s a shot from the back.

I’ve added quite a bit of extra nurgley goodness, and am expecting it to turn out lovely (can you say lovely about anything Nurgle?)

Let me know what you think. I’ll be back later to show case some more of my growing forces (finished stuff that is…)

Rogue Stars: Let the ideas start to flow!

16 Sep

So, with Osprey’s Rogue Stars ( Rogue Stars: Skirmish Wargaming in a Science Fiction Underworld (Osprey Wargames) ) winging its way to me through the post (yes, I succumbed to it in the end, the temptation was far too great!) I really look forward to getting it so I can have a really good read to ingest all the lovely space opera flavour I’m hoping there to be!

I’ve not really had much chance to peruse any osprey wargames rules other than Frostgrave, but I have read my share of other Osprey books (I absolutely love the Jason and the Argonauts book, review of which is here: Osprey Adventures: Jason and the Argonauts Review)

All these ideas flowing, with plenty more to come I expect, especially when I get a good browse at the rules and fluff has got me thinking. I am going to need a new baseboard or two and maybe some playing mats, plus a fair bit of 28mm scifi scenery will need to be made, not to mention getting the minis together (I think I have plenty of miniatures to fit this game already, but I have seen a load that I wouldn’t mind getting…!)

I’ll try my best to do to create more min scenic tutorials, just like the Grim’s Dungeons of Doom series!

What I would like to do is take this opportunity to invite you on my journey too, I’ll document my thoughts, ideas, miniatures purchases & painting, scenery tutorials and so forth, similar to Grim’s Dungeons of Doom and even share any battle reports along the way.

Both spotlights are working! There will be no escape for trespassers!

I suppose that this is going to start me off with a new article series as a result, but I reckon that those 28mm Sci-fi gamers of you out there (especially warhammer 40k, Oldskool Rogue Trader and other Sci-fi wargames that are available) will find plenty of useful stuff for them to justify it.

I’m thinking that I’ll make an interior set of terrain similar to Grim’s Dungeons of Doom, but not too much, that way it’ll be interchangeable with the walls, floors and other fantasy scenic stuff (the cavern walls will fit nicely in an Alien planet theme, maybe some alien flora and fauna, but then I’m going to have to do a few 28mm Sci-fi buildings and maybe something along the lines of the old Necromunda scenery from the 90’s. Where ever possible, I’ll point you in the way of useful resources and info too, which will be a nice change to 15mm model making in the Sci-fi wargaming I’ve got used to.

Like I’ve said, I imagine that there’s going to be loads of ideas free-flowing, but I really want to know what you think too. Is there anything I should be trying out? What scenics do you want to see me make? Just let me know by commenting below,  tell me about your ideas or your experience of Rogue Stars gameplay.

I’ll be back later with some possible miniature choices, that is, once I’ve plundered my lead piles…:)

 

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