Saturday 12 November 2022

Deathwatch are done(ish)

Finally I am ready for FBX in December (how I'm going to transport the army notwithstanding)

I ended up painting an extra boltgun/power sword model (Blood Drinkers) as well as the Dark Angel from the Overkill box set as I read my list incorrectly - but that's a positive as in one less model in the long run.

I also finished a second Drop Pod (not pictured). Everything is based and varnished so now I'm printing off easy reference sheets and cribbing secondary missions. I'm hoping to get in a few more games before I go but we will see.

Sunday 16 October 2022

Aaand... back to the Deathwatch

And with that hobby scratch itched (or more realistically, taking a break) I am back into the Deathwatch.

Here we have the last of my combi-melta guys (a Space Wolf from Krom Dragongaze's Great Company).

I painted his skin darker than usual to reflect the other tribes from Fenris ("The people of the southern isles are dark of skin and ill of temperment").

And I now have a painted Watch Master.

One of the few remaining marines from the Astral Knights (who were wiped out as a Chapter by the Necrons of the World Engine), he is now devoted to the Deathwatch for the rest of his life.

Now I'm starting on my 10-man Indomitor unit... and that should be all for the immediate future unless I'm still possessed to do more!

Friday 14 October 2022

An irregular update

<Is this thing on?>

I have to admit I was a bit knackered after the Deathwatch painting frenzy and did need some time out.

Well I have not been lurking in a hobby desert since my last post, as I got inspired to build and start painting my HH 2.0 Vlka Fenryka army!

It’s great (for me) as I have been grabbing a few models I would never get around to in 40k (looking at you Grey Hunters and especially Scouts) and integrating them into 30k. Also I am able to use a big chunk of the Dreadnoughts I have painted already which is great.

I’ve painted:
1x 15-man Grey Stalker squad
1x 5-man Wolf Scout squad
1x Jarl Praetor (Haakon Vidurssen, the Iron Wolf)
I’ve got undercoated:
1x 15-man Grey Stalker squad

1x 10-man Tactical Support squad (Rotor Cannons for that sweet Space Wolfy Relentless Infantry rule)

1x Rune Priest/Caster of Runes (no photo yet)

I’m building:
5x Command Squad
1x Contemptor

I’ve still got to buy:
Ulrik the Slayer
Grey Slayers (a priority once I have finished painting the undercoated Grey Stalker and Support Squad)
Deathsworn (but they are down the list)
A couple of Rhinos 

I’ve got bits/kits for:
1x 10-man Jorlund Hunters
1x 5-man Recon squad
1x 5-man Seeker squad (maybe 10)
10x Tartaros Terminators
15x Cataphractii Terminators
5x Indomitus Terminators (might be missing a couple of torsos to be honest…)
1x Centurion/Praetor
1x Geigor Fell-Hand
2x Apothecary
1x Spartan Tank (needs FW Land Raider doors)
1x Dreadnought Drop Pod
1x Drop Pod 
Probably a special weapon squad or two
Probably enough for some other Centurion types e.g. Champion, Moritat

I should have 2000pts painted by Xmas which is my goal. Then I have to figure out whether I do Varagyr and the Spartan or ‘something else’.

Tuesday 5 July 2022

Two more... White Scars

Firstly... apologies for the rubbish photos. The reason for this is that I have been painting these two models on and (mostly) off for nearly 4 weeks, and I just couldn't quite face getting my lightbox set up.

Lazy I know. 

Still, now it's time to maybe take a break and build some HH models whilst I gather up the courage to start the next squad.

I take great satisfaction in completing each model. It's all contributing to reducing the mountain of unpainted models!

Saturday 11 June 2022

Deathwatch Drop Pod #1

This is a rescue Drop Pod from my collection... not my greatest work but I was trying to work with the scheme that it already had.

I have another one that will be more black and red rather than red and black ...

Monday 6 June 2022

A break in the production line (still Deathwatch though)

As I went through the process of drybrushing 20 models yesterday I baulked a bit at the thought of starting another bike or infantry model... so today's reward (for 4x full Kill Teams) I thought a transport with guns might provide a nice change.

This model is quite deceptive - I thought to myself "hey there's only half a dozen colours, that'll be quick..."

Of course I needed to do some battle damage to hide some of the rough and ready drybrushing.

Famous last words. Still, at least it's done now. Looking forward to it being an integral part of my list(s).

Sunday 5 June 2022

Deathwatch... halfway there (ish)

I'm about halfway through the army (model-wise) so a good opportunity to take a picture of where I'm at so far.

I've calculated the painted models coming to approximately 1500pts, which is great. 4x characters, 4x full Kill Teams...

Looks cool when you put them all down in one place

So that leaves to "finish":
  • 6x Heavy Intercessors
  • 3x Eradicators
  • 1x Inceptor
  • 2x Aggressors
  • 5x Terminators (plus some I think)
  • 4x Veteran Bikers
  • 13x Veterans
  • 5x Vanguard Veterans
  • 1x Primaris Chaplain on bike
  • 1x Chaplain
  • 1x Captain on bike
  • 1x Watch Master
  • 1x Captain in Terminator Armour 
  • 2x Librarians (don't ask)
  • 1x Venerable Dreadnought 
  • 1x Corvus Blackstar 
  • 2x Drop Pod
  • 1x Rhino
  • 1x Land Raider if I can finally figure out how it might work (modelling wise that is... I want something unique that leverages the Deathwatch's access to more esoteric 'stuff')
I also have in my box of unassembled Deathwatch:
Indomitus characters and 5x Assault Intercessors, 4 or so Sternguard, some Terminators, another Drop Pod and probably enough bits and pieces for another 4 DW marines. And probably some more characters (I need to build a Techmarine...).