24 December 2009
12 December 2009
On the thirteenth day of Secundus, the bombardment began…
In the greatest betrayal the universe has ever known, the Warmaster Horus – once humanity’s greatest general, now corrupted by Chaos – has turned against the Emperor and hurled the Imperium of Man into ferocious civil war. The galactic conflict has risen to its climax. The Warmaster’s ruinous legions have assaulted Holy Terra itself, the Emperor’s seat. Here the fate of humanity hangs in the balance during the greatest military campaign ever seen.
In the Horus Heresy board game, this legendary battle unfolds across the razed plains of Terra and in the frozen orbit above. Deadly fighting ranges from the Emperor’s golden Inner Palace to Horus’s flagship, the Vengeful Spirit. Taking the side of either traitor or loyalist, two players control either fearless Space Marine legions or deviant Chaos Space Marines, mighty Titans, Imperial Armies both loyal and traitorous, and a fearsome array of other units, including the Emperor and Horus themselves....
Horus Heresy includes over 120 detailed miniature models including 10 plastic terrain pieces, and more than 200 cards to bring this sweeping conflict to life on a stunning map of the war-torn Terra.
Horus Heresy Boardgame at Fantasy Flight Games
Just reading that gets the blood pumping, wanting to prepare the mighty forces of the Imperial Army to defend Terra. Now all I have to do is convince the wife and hide the money...
07 December 2009
I removed the powersword and replaced it with a PF that I had in my bitz box. The PF is actually from the original SM box from way back when and originally had 2 missles on the back. Those were carefully removed so that they can be used later.
05 December 2009
25 November 2009
21 November 2009
Hope you all enjoyed these.
05 November 2009
What is my must have unit... I'm sure many of you have seen this topic floating around the 40k blogs lately, it's originally a question asked by Ron over at FtW, and I thought I'd put my .02 cents in. Well I think the picture above says everything I need to say.
I love the Basilisk. It may not have the armor that a Leman Russ has, but it can cause so much damage. In fact in my last game one of my Basilisks took out 7 SM's in a single shot. I think what I like the most with the Basilisk is it's ability to adapt. You can set this guy up back on the edge of the board behind some terrain and lob shells all game long. Then if enemy units start to get close you always have the ability to pull out of cover and fire directly if need be. Personally I try to find cover that only hides the hull and leaves the main gun open. Although not as great as sitting behind a hill for the entire game this option gives me a cover save and still allows me to engage just about any target either firing direct or indirect.
So there you have it, my "Must have unit", it may not be the greatest but so far they've never let me down.
03 November 2009
I know they're on the wrong base's but that'll be fixed later after I get them painted. I plan on making a base where I can remove them if I want to, probably just by adding cutout spots where the current base fits in. There's not much to look at right now, just the pants and jackets have been colored, and even those aren't finished.
After these guys are done they will be added to my heavy weapons section which is in dire need of support. I currently only have one of each Hvy Wpn squad, and would really like to be able to field 2 of each if needed.
02 November 2009
And here is the Chimera. It's pretty plane right now, and in the future I may build removable stowage to place on the back when the Manticore parts are removed. The TC is from Old Crow models and although he is a little bit smaller than GW models, I just loved the way he looked so had to include him.
Comments and critiques are always welcome.
24 October 2009
I'm sure many of you have noticed that I'm not one to write about 40k rules, or my views on 40k. Ok, so I have done it before but very rarely. The thing is though that everyone and their brother do this, and that's not a bad thing as it shows different points of view. It's just that it's just not my thing. And besides sometimes it feels like everyone's just:
I write about what I'm doing with my army and how I hope they fit it with my overall theme. I post up pics of scratch builds or mini's that I've done, basically I post about my army. See the thing is, I like to play the game, model, paint, you know enjoy the hobby more than all those other things. So this blog is how I Hope that I can share my part of the hobby with everyone else. And maybe, just maybe, if I bring inspiration to someone else than my blog is worth it.
Heck my blog is worth it just because it gives me something to do, and helps encourage me to do more and better. Besides I like watching the visitors number go up. ;)
21 October 2009
19 October 2009
So, everyone, I hope you've updated the RSS feeds to the one posted on the right, and here's to hoping I get the old format back up soon. Of course if all else fails I'll just have to come up with something better.
I've been working on importing my content from one to the other over the past week and finally got it done last night. I was going to wait a bit longer to do the swap but finally just decided to take the plunge and do it today. So, I'm hoping for a seamless transition, but I know there will always be issues. The old URL "313th.dsnetz.com" will redirect you to my blog, in fact for those of you subscribed, you don't have to change a thing as the feed has been transfered as well. The only links that won't work were links that brought you to specific pages. Unfortunatly WP and Blogger use different naming conventions for their posts, so old links won't work. For those of you that I know have links to my sight I'll send out a short email with the updated links. If you need to update your feed the new feed is:
Well I guess that that's it for me, I hope the change has payed off and the rest of you can still see/enjoy the site. If you want feel free to leave a comment or join the Allies/followers on the left, at least than I'll know if this bloody change worked or if I should brink back the old sight until I find a better solution.
18 October 2009
Well I finally got some of the parts I had been waiting for to finish of my Chimera's. It took a while (3.5 weeks) but was well worth the wait. The bits were all well formed and there weren't any miscasts, broken, or bent parts either. The resin parts were so much better than FW's. Nothing was damaged or warped, I was VERY Impressed. So Old Crow Models gets TWO thumbs up from me! Oh, and in addition I got this little baby here:
Can anyone guess what its going to be? If not just wait a few days and I'll have the next post finished and hopefully this along with it.
04 October 2009
You can see that the backs of the tanks are pretty empty, this is just one of the places that my missing bits will fill. Fuel cans, rucks, and misc gear will go here. Once the weathering/detailing is done I'll be happy to get close up shots but until then I don't want anyone to see how crappy of a painter I am. :P
28 September 2009
I have the loved the idea of an Inquisitor in blue armour ever since I saw the original artwork for Hand. In fact I kick myself quite often for getting rid of him years ago, why oh why oh why... Anyways, I guess this makes up for it a little bit... I used the picture of Hand in the "Inquis Exterminatus" book as a reference to try to paint the face.
Seeing that this Inquisitor is going to be part of the Ordo Xenos I tried painting a Tyranid inside the book. I'm not the best at free hand but I think it look ok. At least I think it "looks" like some sort of creature, which was the point of course. Now he'll get put on the shelf to collect dust until I get around to finishing up the DW Kill team that will go along with him.
22 September 2009
First off I'd like to say thanks for all the visitors, 313th just went over 20k visitors and the number is still growing. My biggest thanks has to go out to Ron over at From the Warp, in the time that I've been part of the FTW blogger group I have seen my traffic quadruple, I have made contacts throughout the 40k community, and have even had the pleasure of meeting a couple of fellow 40k bloggers. So thanks Ron for coming up with the Blogger Group. Now what I don't know is if anything I put up is really useful...
Which brings me to the next point. Some of you may have also noticed I changed the layout of the blog a little bit. I added a Followers widget and a recent comments area, additionally I removed my old links area and made a few of them into images lower down. I think or hope, that by allowing followers it'll give me, the blogger, that push to actually update the blog more often, and hopefully connect with a few more of you. On that note I hope to get a few more posts lined up to present my views on modeling, and blogging. (yup, FtW has given me a few ideas lately that I'd like to write about.)
see ya'll next time.
++and as I posted this another thanks to "The Engineer" for being my first follower.++
19 September 2009
Well here's the latest on my Chimera's. I knocked up a turret for the 3rd Chimera this morning, and added Hvy Bolters to each of the turrets as well. Although I screwed up part of it, it still came out looking OK I just had to add a plate of the greenstuff and call it "battle damage". I also added some "L" shaped plastruct to the front and rear, and the headlights and headlight guards.
You can see in the above pic that I added the wheel cover thingy's on the side like most GW tanks. I really don't know the technical term for them, but thingy's works for me. I'm hoping that after the rivets are added they'll look better because I'm not overly impressed with them as it is. Below I cut an Aquila in half and added half to each side of the door.
And a new shot of all three together.
Tonight I'll sit down and make a ton of rivets and over the next few days I'll glue them all in place. After that these guys will be back on hold for a few weeks as the bits I need still haven't arrived. It's not that bad though as I found the missing book from my Inquisitor so at least I'll have a few things to do.
18 September 2009
Oh, and seeing that yesterday was the birthday, my wife got me this....
I think she got tired of me leaving models all over our office and house.
16 September 2009
Well it's been a whole year since I touched these guys and I finally decided to pull them out and get'em finished. As you can see from the pics no two actually look the same, just one of the many items on my list to correct. The one in the middle is probably the closest to being finished, as it was also the first of the 3 to be built.
06 September 2009
Ok, so maybe TT standards isn't exactly the most important, but I believe that if a mini hits the table it needs to be painted. Hence the reason it's taken my 4 years to build up my current IG army, and the 1k or so points of unfinished models waiting to be painted. Heck, I've had my Black Templars army since the '98 and still have models that haven't been used because I don't feel the paint job on them meets "MY" table top standard.
Next up: I finished Marshal Argos*
* that means sometime in the next 7 days I'll post the pics...
03 September 2009
3 Vergnitz IV Pattern Chimeras: 1 is 80% finished while the other 2 are sitting around 60%, I'm thinking of making one so that it could double as a Manticore.
DH Inquisitor and Retinue... Oh I'd guess the whole group is about 70% done.
Marshal Straun and Bodyguard: about 90% finished. With the new IG codex this guy will take the place of Creed.
2 Storm Trooper Squads: Oh, they just need to based and have the unit marking painted on but it's still an eye sore when I look at them.
Projects that are still under 30% completed:
2 Squads of IG
1 IG Veteran squad
Commissar Gaunt model
The new IG advisors.
31 August 2009
So seeing that I was unable to decide where to go with the colors I started digging around old photographs and painting of Russian generals in the 1800's. The paint job so far is where it has lead me.
The white pants need to redone... My white was a little thicker than I wanted so it's been thinned out now and I'll finish that part later. The face and hands only have base colors, and I still need to go in and shade a few of the ribbon/jewels on his uniform. The base is only temporary until I decide how I want to base him for good.
Hope you guys like 'em...
30 August 2009
The first step was to remove the Aquila and misc item from the tunic, I really liked this model as it was and didn't want to change to much. About the only thing that I wish I could have done was shorten the tunic just a little bit, but that would take way to long, and besides, my skills are not that great.
So from top to bottom, I added a little bit of a side burn just to give his face a different look. Next up was adding the sash and was probably the easiest as It's just a long flat strip of green stuff . After the sash was added on I went in and did the Epualettes using this Tutorial by Col. Gravis. I have to admit following that Tut was one of the easiest things I've done in a long time and it was absolutely easy to do. In the end I think they look great and give him just look he needed to show that he was going to be my Marshal.
After that it was just a matter of adding a few awards and decorations and he was done. I think the hardest part is going to be deciding on what colors to paint him up in. I've been thinking about dark blues almost like the old Napoleonic uniforms. The thing is though is that I need to have a colors that look good on him and yet still fit in with the rest of his command squad later whenever I get around to doing them.
*** Oh, and there won't be any update to the Inquistor from the last post because I seem to have mis-placed him while cleaning up my desk last week....
23 August 2009
I like this model, but don't like the rules for him, last edition I had a model painted up in the 73rd's colors in my HQ as well, but only for fluff reasons as an Armored Liaison officer. Maybe I'll continue to do the same thing now. Ah yes, the famous 73rd Unit markings on his shoulder.
And his fancy dancy radio.
Ooooohhh... Aaaaahhhhhh.... That's right, here's my Inquisitor and he's blue. I always liked the artwork of Inquisitor Hand, so I used it as inspiration for this guy. He doesn't have a name yet, nor is he finished, the bolter and missing hand/book both need to be finished.
and his trusty sidekick the Astropath/Psyker/Mystic dude. This guy will change roles about as often as we change the TP, depending on which army he's in. My goal is to build a DH and WH warband, where he will be one of the Inquisitorial Henchmen, and in my IG army he'll either be my Astropath or Primaris Psyker. For some reason "Bob" sounds a like a good name, doesn't he look like a Bob to you?