The 3rd Company leader, Capt. Davian Hull along with company champion and another member of the honor guard (there is a full squad of these done but I don't have a group shot of them). Next is a medic (sanguinary priest model with mild converting) and another tactical squad so I can have a heavy flamer and flamer done for my 500 point, zone mortalis list. Ignore the bases and lack of plasma glow, I'm getting there I swear!
Been plowing through both Badab armies this last week or so, in between groups of LotR orcs for NOVA. I have both of our 500 points done for the opening narrative zone mortalis game. Ive play tested my list against our Minotaur players centurion list to great effect. I'm now aiming for a full battle company of my lamenters. Between trades and people giving me models, Im actually only 10 devs and 5 tactical marines away! Ive so far spent only about 150 bucks on this army and am already well over 2000 points (though I only have a fraction of that done). So here are the Lamenters as they stand.
Finished captain and honor guard buddy.
And a scout from the squad I painted at 5 this morning for no reason.
And now for where my roommates Carcaradons that Im painting stand. Please ignore the terrible Tyboros stand in. He messed that model up trying to clean space wolf insignia off of it and my green stuff skills arnt that great. It is being replaced from FW. But heres a group shot.
Some shots of the termies.
And finally his dread. The idea for the conversion was his idea and execution (the marine used being from the casualty set which, while very cool, are not the best sculpts) though I added the green stuff shark to the shoulder (it needed fixing after he took a knife to it), bullet holes in the front and the base. The blood and gore is made from melting a hot glue stick with a lighter and pouring it through the wounds of the marines.
Been a busy month. My Lamenters are now at around 2000 points of various things, though not a really effective force at that size yet. We've been doing a lot of zone mortalis games that cap out at 1k though. The space sharks are up to a solid force as well. I also completed 80 lotr orcs for a friend (procrastinated the project and ended up painting them all in 3 days). And then finally some guard again! This time in the form of ratlings. They were a lot of fun to paint so I'll start off with the pictures of them.
Had some fun doing the camo for this guy
And now some space sharks. This is a centurion squad I did. Got to mess around with all the markings on them so that was fun.
And a land raider
And a group shot
And the 8th Company command squad, led by Capt. Landersman.
The capt with his thunder axe.
Some Badab zone mortalis action
A duel of champions.
And finally some LOTR to fulfill my month painting promise, 80 orcs
The chariots are from a Polish company (at least I think they're Polish) called Unreleased Miniatures where they make just that. The DCHL (big Hobbit/LOTR group around here) buys models from them all the time for scenarios and whatnot since they do a lot of the characters/units from the game that have rules but no models. The leader is a friend and asked me to paint them up for an event he was running at the Historicon a few weeks back.
update time once again. I used to only have one project at a time but these days it seems Im juggling 15 different half finished squads/armies/etc of my own before I even get to "commissions". But these are some things Ive finished recently that I think look kinda cool.
Random Space Wolf I painted for fun. I dont have an army of them but always thought they look really cool so I traded some guy for the bits and came up with him. Lone Wolf Ulric Crestfelm...
And I caught the deathwatch bug too. I took a group shot of the squad plus watchmaster but upon later inspection, it is super blurry so I wont bother uploading it. I have a few individual shots though. And yes I know I forgot the pouches on the front. I started painting them before I realized and now I kinda like the effect so they will all be like that.
The Watchmaster is still WIP but getting there. If anyone has any cool obscure chapter ideas, he needs ones.
His blade still needs finishing but other than that...
God do I love frag cannons.
And now for some fantasy. I rarely play Sigmar, though it is a fun game, but I cant get enough of painting empire. I just love their look so when I had the opportunity to pick 20 greatswords and a cannon/crew for dirt cheap, I pounced. These are the first 10, the rest are about half done. The cannons done now too (though this pic doesnt suggest such) but I didnt feel like snagging a pic.
And the free WD model, which is actually quite awesome even if I dont really like the armies aesthetic.
And finally, a little teaser for you guys of my next project. See if you can guess what it is (though it is immediately obvious)
Almost finished dread. Im waiting on the inquistion "=I=" to arrive to glue on his shoulder but other than that he is done. He is Venerable Brother Chyron, self dubbed "Last of the Lameneters". He is an actual named character (with no rules) who was seconded to the deathwatch sometime before the Lamenters ran into the 'nids so he actually believes himself to be the last of his chapter. Because of this, he is extremely hostile towards tyranids and will often refuse orders (or just give general sass) to sate a blood lust against him. His watch captain has actually threatened to expel him from the Deathwatch before, which would mean oblivion for him, but he doesnt give a crap and the threat has yet to be enacted. Now that I finally have a Lamenters army (one Ive wanted to do for years and years but wasnt ready to paint that much yellow), I obviously couldnt resist having him be my dread.
And a group shot (watchmaster still not done, brooding on that weapon and his chapter)
So after cutting off a chunk of my thumb on my painting hand (I have pictures of that if anyone wants to see hehe and you can actually see the bandaging in the last post with my dreadnought), work on all fronts grinded to a halt for a while. But after regaining partial use of it, I launched back into painting my death watch. I am now up to 10 vets, 5 vanguard, a venerable dread, a captain and a watchmaster. Each man represents a different chapter and I plan on continuing that by sculpting other chapters insignia onto blank shoulder pads so if anyone out there has a home brew chapter they want represented, nowso your chance! Next, Im buying my buddies box of vets, termies, and codex and then i will be splitting Death Maaque with the new girlfriend (I've got her hooked on painting already and she loves the look of the harlequins!!!!)
OK double post I know but I wanted to show off the girlfriends first ever model. She made her own space marine chapter she has dubbed the Swamp Monsters haha. Since this she has painted a full tactical squad and has just started an assault squad and some harlequins.
I'm quite proud of her, plus I'm super excited she's enjoying the hobby. I had her try a game of sigmar at the local GW and she really enjoyed that too but I haven't sold her on 40k yet. With time...
Also a teaser for my next project. An interegator to serve under my Ordo Xenos Inquisition in a narrative campaign we are running. He is armed with a stalker patern combi-torrent flamer, thus the rediculously large gunumber (it was the weapon he randomly rolled).
Thanks guys! It means a lot. The auspex was the girlfriend painting too. She wanted to do it the "right" way since I usually just smack some blood for the blood god on lenses. I had to make up a quick scheme for her and pretend like I knew what I was doing haha