Saturday, 25 March 2023

Horus Heresy: Legio Custodes Venatari Squad with Bucklers and Pistols

Hiya all

My Custodes are progressing well now! So I’m trying to keep the momentum and Hobby Bingo up. 

This is my second Venatari squad to be completed (and last of these beautiful flying Custodes). 

We are working on a lot of projects in the background at the moment so bare with us!

After this squad I will be onto some more Custodes Terminators!

Drake Seta
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Thursday, 23 March 2023

Adepticon in review

Hiya all

Well that was quite a show wasn’t it!

So let’s start off with the biggy!

New Warhammer 40,000; 10th edition!

So this will be a big leap like the 7th to 8th edition leap with a massive downloadable haul of indexes on day 1 (yay!). They are adding in reactions (which is a positive step towards alternate activations in my opinion) and als removing a ton of the things that have made the game so boggy and convoluted. I have to admit, I have not enjoyed 40K much in 9th edition and would probably say it has been my least favourite edition to date. So hopefully 10th edition will make this all better again. 
The data cards look nice and simple. Let’s hope they don’t start ruining it with additional rules. There is no need. If you can’t write it as a core rule or have it on a card, it shouldn’t be there. 

The Lion is back
The Lord of the Dark Angels is returned, and he is wearing green! So he has not been made a Traitor which is fantastic, and he has a beautiful model with many head options (I like the winged one the best). Two watchers in the Dark accompany him to war too. It will be interesting to see how his relationship to Azrael, Cypher and Guilliman is developed this coming year!

They didn’t retire the Terminator suit like I thought they would do, instead they scaled it to fit alongside the Primaris model range. Just looking at the model below shows how in need this was. It is a great decision as the Terminator is just so Warhammer 40,000 iconic that anything less would have been upsetting. 

So hopefully this is a step towards sorting Grey Knights too (they can’t be left behind). 

The new Termagaunts have been rumoured for a while and here they are, more dynamic then ever! The design feels as though it harkens back to the original metal ones slightly which is really cool. 
Looking forward to seeing what else they bring out in the 10th Ed boxed game. 

Horus Heresy: The Siege of Cthonia
A very interesting book to start off the Horus Heresy 2nd ed Campaign book series, but definitely a cool one. This hefty tome contains over 100 pages of narrative content digging into the fate of Horus’ home planet. 

The planet of Cthonia is consumed by a rolling war and under siege by the Imperial Fists. Vheren Ashurhaddon, Master of the True Sons of Cthonia, vows to retake his home before Horus claims Terra, with the aid of the Word Bearers and the Alpha Legion. 

Standing between the First Reaver and victory is a garrison of Imperial Fists led by Lord-castellan Evander Garrius. The Butcher of Larissan is reinforced by warbands of the Shattered Legions and even a cadre of Loyalist Thousand Sons. 

That’s pretty damn cool straight away. It immediately looks like Specialist Games are looking at enhancing the Horus Heresy setting with new story arcs and even giving people with forces which were shattered or not as active in the Stories a setting to use their forces (such as the Thousand Sons in this instance). 

Kill Team; Gallowfall

The Kin take on Beastmen! This is something I didn’t expect but am glad to see! The new Beastmen are a fantastic looking kit by the looks of things, and I hope we get rules for them in the Horus Heresy too! They pack mostly short range weaponry (pistols, clubs and Chainswords) so they are going to be quite a fun force to game with in the Hulk. 

The Hearthkyn have their Kill Team box sprue now too by the looks of things! Look, a Jump pack! Let’s hope they get these as a squad in 10th edition. 


A brawler too with what appears to be concussion dusters. 

Terrain looks great too. A generous and realistic quantity of escape pods and med Bay tables. I will be getting this box itself just for those components!

Cities of Sigmar
Who doesn’t like a force of just standard regular humans! This new unit enables you to field just that. They are very classic looking sculpts, with a nice mush mash of weapons :)

So all in all a great show. Head over to Warhammer Community for more info. 

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Thursday, 16 March 2023

Horus Heresy: Legio Custodes Venatari with spears

Hiya all

Just finished a lovely Custodes unit! 3 Venatari with spears. 

Took a little while to do as was painting 6x in total. I will put the other 3 up soon. 

Not sure which armament I prefer, but I love the models. 

The wings look great. I decided to put the flaps down as I could imagine them breaking off and disappearing!

More soon 

Drake Seta
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Saturday, 11 March 2023

Horus Heresy: Plastic Typhon Siege Tank, in Dark Angels livery.

Hi all

We were fortunate to get our hands on the beautiful new Plastic Typhon kit from Games Workshop as a sample. So our EnginePhil jumped on it and hit it up in I Legion colours!

Follows only a few slight deviations in design from the old resin one, and it comes with two different gun shields (one probably for a future tank like the Cerberus).

The side rear doors/panels can be assembled in 2 different ways. 

EnginePhil is brilliant at weathering in recesses and mud on tracks. 

Lovely sponsons!

No need to glue the cannon in place, raise it in salute!

Overall another fine fine tank from Games Workshop and Forge World. 

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Thursday, 9 March 2023

Quick and easy Into the Dark painting guide

Behold completed Into the Dark terrain.

I wanted a quick and easy scheme for this, otherwise I’d never get it finished before getting bored of walls and moving on.

Heavy Inspiration was taken from “The Painting Phase” on instagram with one step removed-ish.

Get your terrain cut out and tidied up.

Use your favourite method of priming items on mass, I went for an airbrush but rattle cans just aswell.

Once primed, spray silver.

Now the magic is in the use of “Dirty Down Rust” (NOTE: Mix this with a brush, it easily separates, leaving a thick goo at the bottom. Shaking alone will not mix this paint).

Which is hilariously expensive but it some of the best paint I have ever used.

I put it through the airbrush initially to get a good coverage, mainly because I’m not made of money and time to apply via brush (you could use a brush if thats all you have access to, it’ll just take longer and use more paint)

Once sprayed, I went back and put random spatters of Dirty Down Rust using an old brush to give a more random effect.

I started to added red to various places like valves and wheels on the terrain, I gave up half way through due to the following reason…


my favourite technique, using a large drybrush, I applied Iron Hands Silver generously all over every piece of terrain.

This unfortunately covered up the red details applied previously, hence why i gave up.

I like Iron Hands Silver because its very bright but its still a warmer silver. So the metal feels aged despite it being worn.

This painting process would have taken less than a week if I hadnt of been messing around and making rookie mistakes, like shaking paint vigorously.

Overall I an very happy and can’t wait to use it.

The Gory Crow

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Friday, 3 March 2023

Corvus Assault Pod for 28mm Warlord Titan Arm

For those of you who wonder "what on holy Terra is this ?", let me enlighten you on the days of Epic, back in the late eighties (yes, I am that old ! haha!)

We used to play gigantic battles involving huge armies of 6mm scale tiny marines, tanks, planes and, of course, Titans !
How these Titans used to come with a staggering array of weapons, Battering Rams, Power Whips, Weaponised Heads, Wrecking Balls, you name it, one of these was called a Corvus Assault Pod, it is basically a large shipping container, mounted on a rail with a number of Melta Arrays to literally burn through fortifications, or even other Titans and dropping 20 angry terminators to either destroy the enemy Titan, or to capture an objective and hold it (trust me, 20 Terminators in a fortified position were not easy to shift !)

I have done a number of these 'retro' weapon systems for Titanicus Scale:

Because of the sheer lunacy of the assault pod, I decided to make a 28mm scale version of it, it has no real rules, but you could house rule some I suppose.
I mainly made it for a bit of fun, and because it looks pretty cool on my Titan :P

2 40k Containers
2 old building Aquila Buttresses
I used the Rail section from the Tectonic Frag Drill
A few wall bits from Necromunda
A Knight Melta Cannon
Rear Engine Block Cover from a Baneblade
Few bits from one of the new crane sets

Most parts I either already had, or got cheap of bits traders.

To make this I wanted to have the container slightly longer, which meant adding a section, this was a simple cut and glue job
I of course painted the entire inside, in full detail, even though you can see about 5% of it now haha!

For the arm connector I measured the width of the slot, and used 2 bases with , I believe a plastic bottle cap, not sure what I used for it to be honest, I built it a while ago, only painted it last weekend..

I decided to go with White Scars, they seemed to be suitable crazy enough to try out this method of assault !
Also helps that they have white armour so you can see 2 of them inside the container :P

Anyway, that is about it, happy to answer any questions if you have any, for my next project I may build some more of these Retro Weapons as they are a lot of fun, and are super fluffy :D


Monday, 27 February 2023

Weekly Progress Report 27/02/2023

Hi all

This week Eyecon74 has been working on, and completing a little pet project, a 28mm scale Corvus Assault Pod, including some angry White Scar Terminators (more this week).  Also completed an AT Warlord Titan commission piece with custom build base. 

Hector has made some great progress on his Badzone Enforcers this week. Not long now until they are ready to bring law and order to the underhive.

Slow week for the_son_of_xana he's slowing making his way through the backlog or his kakaradon Overlords ready for the new battle tome available to pre order next Saturday 😀

The Gory Crow has gotten bored of the current projects after finishing the Corpse Harvesting Party. So it's back to Ultramarines.

Here we have totally not Sevatar . . 

What have you been up to?

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