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40K Death Guard Army: More devotees to join the cult of Nurgle. More Chaos Cultists…

16 Sep

Ok, so these lot are new editions to my cultist units, and a mixed lot they are. all the ones you can see here are virtually kitbashed from a variety of parts and models from all different companies to fit with the ones I already have. You might recall that my existing cultists are the trencher models from CP Models range, and as such those models have a sort of uniformity with the whole WW1 scifi vibe.

Wanting to continue with something similar, but add in some random chaotic elements for good measure, so I got hold of a load of bits and part sprues from some sellers on Ebay and got to work cobbling together new weirdos for the cult.

These first lot are the combination of the now out of production sci-fi germans plastic kit (sorry, can’t remember the company who made them) and some Gripping Beast Saracen warriors for the bodies. I only had the heads, arms and backpacks to work with from the German troopers, but wanted the look of greatcoats, so combining the two, I think worked well, and fitted with what troops I already had. I do wish I had more, but since they are cultists, I don’t mind too much since they are supposed to be corrupted planetary defense troop types, that had turned to chaos.

This bunch are where we get into more mix and match territory, kinda like total mental freaks from the civilian side rather than military. These were made from a whole variety of different parts. Some old plastic Warhammer fantasy empire models, WW2 Germans, the sci-fi Germans for their heads, Chaos marauders with the flails, and odds and sods from whatever I could find in my bits. They still fit the look I wanted since their faces are covered in gas mask type breathers, and are scabby enough to fit right in.

These three consist of the first being again like the previous, a mix of said bits from all sorts of bits, while the standard bearer and the end one were from resin figures I got from Curtis at Ramshackle Games. These were miscasts and broken, so I got to work repairing and adding to them to fit the army. the banner was made from Milliput and then painted up with a suitable Death Guard cult pattern that will be present in any additional cult iconography and vehicles (and trust me, I plan on making a proxy Rhino or vehicle dedicated and crewed by cult members with that colour scheme)

So, here is the entire lot so far. This isn’t all my cultists by far, I think I have at least 40 other models I could add, although I have none of them finished. I may save some of them for my proposed Thousand Sons cultists as they might be a better fit there (robed nutters much like the old Necromunda Cawdor gangers in style) and for sure I’ll be adding a whole box of the Mantic Plague zombies I have to act as either cultists, or proto-poxwalkers sort of like a precursor to what will eventually happen to cult members, they are just fodder after all, aren’t they?

I’ll be back later with more stuff, probably with my Assault Drill or maybe something else…

40k Plague Marines, Death Guard Army progress…

11 Sep

Its been a while since I posted anything on my Deathguard Army for 40K, and realised I hadn’t shown off my plague marines. I have taken the same direction with all the models in the army, with very few actual GW unmodified minis. Sure there are a few, but I decided that from the start that I was going to have as unique a force as possible.

I took a few Primaris that I had knocking about and converted them to the cause, and a few old 2nd edition monopose old skool ones as well, and went to town on messing them up. There’s a couple of Ramshackle games minis there too, very nurgle to begin with, but I added a few bits here and there to make them different.

These 3 here are the converted primaris, Painted up and converted, they fit right in to the army. Plus, it saved me cash on buying more plague bois!!

These were the results of converting the old 2nd edition marines, although they required a lot more work and bits, I kinda like them, although I think the icon bearer is my fave out of the two.

These next lot are the standard GW plague marines, which everyone has, another reason to mix in as many conversions as possible. Don’t get me wrong, they look great, I just didn’t want carbon copies of them populating my squads.

Like I said, nothing special, with passable paintjob to match, I’ve given up the need for outstanding painting these days, unless I want to give a model some extra special treatment, I don’t bother too much, I just want to get them painted to an OK standard, and that’ll do for me (they are only rank and file after all…)

These are Ramshackle games figures (forgive me when I say I have forgot the actual model names) but I added hardly anything bar a smoke stack on one as the actual one had broken in “cat” accident while undercoating!! Bolters were added to make them fit.

They fit in very well just painted up as all the other plague marines rank and file.

As for these WIPs, the astute of you might notice they are “Space Rangers” converts. This line is ages old and I wanted to bolster my units cheaply, so these guys are just that. More of them when they are done, as I have a fair few of them to get finished.

Another WIP is this guy. Heavily converted from all sorts of bits and pieces. I like this guy, although he may end up as a personality for the Purge contingent I have planned.

Overall, I like the way these guys are coming along. Yeah, a few are rough around the edges, but its Nurgle, so doesn’t matter too much when ranked up together.

I’ll show you more next time, possibly spawn or some other bits…

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Grinning Skull Recommends: Cheap Toys that are Great for Table-Top Gaming – Part One!

29 Sep

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As you know, I’m all for money saving when it comes to gaming, and I also love toy hacks, so I wanted to share this post from over on http://cloudcraftsite.wordpress.com, check out some of his other awesome posts by visiting his blog.

Anyway, this top 5 has some cool stuff that can be easily converted for your games and models, plus links to places you can get them!!

If you like cheap toy hacks, also check out The giant scorpion toy hack and The bag “o” Skeletons review from the archive!!

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The following are just some Cheap Toys I’ve found while browsing the net that I think would have excellent potential for Table Top Gaming, whether it’s just giving them a quick paint job, or Kit-Bashing them to the point where the original model is unrecognizable (or you get the “WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!?” reaction from your friends).

Item Number One: True Legends Mythical Warriors

This bucket of fantasy figures was reviewed by Fungeon Master Dave O’Gara (will post link in a moment) and I can see a few figures that have potential as either Ogres for Dungeons and Dragons / Pathfinder, or as Kit-bashed Demon Princes of Nurgle or Khorne for Warhammer/Warhammer 40k. The Sorceress looking figures would probably make for good kit-bash material for a Demon Prince of Tzneetch or Slaanesh. The terrain that comes with this set is also fairly decent, and I would not hesitate to…

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28mm/15mm Alien Man eating plant WIP

26 Sep

I was sorting through some old fishtank bits and junk from my shed a week or two ago, I was going to chuck a load of stuff, but just in case there was anything useful that I’d forgot about, I checked throught it all the same. Amongst the grotty unused bits there were some cracking bits ripe for conversion in my models and projects, this plastic ornament was just crying out for it to be made into something weird and alien!

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I set to work yesterday about creating a bit of alien plant flora terrain, the “feed me” kind of carniverous plant to use in sci-fi games. I love the tentacled anemone/urchin look, but reckoned it would need a bit of milliput to take it from bowl to goal!! I stuck it to a clear CD divider (A normal CD would have done, but it was the first bit I laid my hands on!) and started to sculpt some extra bits with my last dregs of putty. To make matters worse, it was starting to go off, so the time I had to use it was less than 15 minutes, I wanted to spend a bit of time on it, but it was my last bit and there wasn’t too much of it, so I was lucky it looked as ok as it did.

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I added tentacles, eyes/blobs and small creepy tentacled masses to the base to simulate other smaller colonies of the organism spreading from the parent plant. In the centre of the tentacled feeding maws on the top of the ornament, I added a toothed eyeless mouth to each, with the largest one getting an open mouth with a long tentacled tongue. I had ran out of putty at this point, so the teeth in this mouth were made from the end of wooden BBQ kebab sticks chopped off. Not ideal but Ok. After it had dried and set overnight, I just gave it a green/black/brown undercoat a couple of times all over (plant and base) Then it was just a case of painting it up. I used colour starting from the tentacles with green going up to dark aqua colour, then blues blended to purple, then up to red and orange in the middle. I am still to attack it with inks and washes, shading and a few highlights, then varnish and basing (which will have a few extra bits to fill the gaps, but so far i’m pretty happy with the results so far, here’s the photos so far

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Its inspired me to maybe make quite a few in different sizes and variety, and then I can use them for Lustrian deadly man eaters for warhammer games (That will probably mean I’ll have to get a Lizardman army to justify it…) Death world terrain for 40K, but mainly I will be using stuff like this for my 15mm games of all types (its pretty versitile as it goes, it can fit in to tons of different games and genres) I might even see if I can make a plant based alien force as it might look good as an actual giant behemoth plant (after all, it could move around, its got tentacles…) the uses are endless (well wargames wise) I’ll finish it tomorrow and give you all an update on the finished plant. As ever leave any comments if you have any suggestions, maybe some ideas for some good existing ranges of figures that would go with it (any scale) especially if you know of any plant type troops that’s out there.

TTFN

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