How to Make a Monster ... Chaos Spawn

How to Make a Monster ... Chaos Spawn

Warhammer 40,000 – Chaos Spawn are one of the creepier units in the Chaos Marine army. One two many "gifts" or disappointing your patron can result in becoming a gibbering monster. Of course it also can be the fate of anyone who attracts the Ire of a sorcerer so its important to have a few around.

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Going Berserk ... Night Lords Shock Troops

Going Berserk ... Night Lords Shock Troops

Warhammer 40,000 – Khorne Berserkers and excellent shock troops, if you can get them into combat they tear through infantry with ease. Which means they're an excellent addition to my Night Lords force. In order to force sweet leadership checks casualties need to occur, these guys will deliver.

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Melee Monsters - More Black Legion

Melee Monsters - More Black Legion

Warhammer 40,000 – It amazes me that I'm working on two separate but very similar Black Legion Armies. There has been a long stretch where a Chaos force would rarely grace my table and now I have 3-4 in the works. Eight edition 40K has really brought he game back to a fun time with some really interesting tactical decisions. 

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Black Legion Invasion Continues

Black Legion Invasion Continues

Warhammer 40,000 – One of the things I like to tell people first starting out in Warhammer is to build a core force and then expand on it based on what you like. As you can see by my plethora of Black Legion posts expanding your army is almost an addiction. Every new combo you find or cool model you see eventually finds its way into your army. 

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Renegade Knight (Black Legion)

Renegade Knight (Black Legion)

Warhammer 40,000 – Knights are models that really draw my eye, they're huge and make a great centerpiece model for any force that can take them. The Forgeworld Chaos Knight kit is exceptional. The details and simple modifications to the basic model really take it to another level.

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The Others Seven Sins: Wrath

The Others Seven Sins: Wrath

Board Games – I've been so busy painting lately I've neglected to post for some time. Now that I've caught up a little posts should be coming on the regular again.

While I still haven't had a chance to get The Others on the table, I have painted the majority of the models for other people. The latest batch is Wrath.

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Scythe Expansion Characters

Scythe Expansion Characters

Board Games – Just a quick post today. The Scythe characters are wrapped up for the first expansion. These are a Scottish themed model and a Japanese themed model. The detail is ok for board games minis, but not quite enough to get incredibly detailed with the paint. The simple scheme looks great on the table next to the robots I painted before.

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Whatever Happened to ... Hell Dorado

Whatever Happened to ... Hell Dorado

Hell Dorado – Man, if there was ever a game I longed to get access to it was Hell Dorado. I remember back in 2003 when I was playing Chaos Marines for 3rd Edition Warhammer 40K and trying to figure out an excuse to buy some Hell Dorado minis for my force just so I could have them. The fact that it was a French company made it hard to get them at the time and the rules weren't available in English. The day I walked into my regular shop and saw them on the shelf I picked up two starters and the rules immediately.

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On the painting table ... Kingdom Death White Lion Armor

On the painting table ... Kingdom Death White Lion Armor

Kingdom Death – If you want to play a challenging game that has character development and civilization building Kingdom Death can scratch that itch. If your party manages to survive the various encounters with the nightmarish monsters that inhabit the world, they can scavenge the parts left over from the encounter to create gear, weapons and more to help them survive the next encounter. The cool thing about this boutique game is the core set includes miniatures for all the things you can make so you can actually build your characters as they are armed.

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On the painting table ... Talons of the Emperor

On the painting table ... Talons of the Emperor

Warhammer 40,000 – There's gold in them thar .... Well something like that. I'm working on a large force of Sisters of Silence paired with Adeptus Custodes for a client. This is an army that is almost completely gold with some red highlights. It took me two solid nights to get all the models assembled (minus the magnets for the Dreadnoughts which are to come.) It's been a little while since I had a full army build from the ground up for a completely new army. The sprues for these two armies are identical to the ones that comes in the Burning of Properso box game, so the force really consists of 5 sculpts of each model with variations on weapons. With the Custodes you can swap around the arms to get some variation but the sisters are really just mono-pose with different weapons.

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On the painting table ... Lucius Pattern Drop Pod

On the painting table ... Lucius Pattern Drop Pod

Warhammer 40,000 – Dreadnoughts in drop pods were the bane of my existence during 6th and 7th edition. Anytime I'd want to play a vehicle heavy force they'd drop in front of my line block LOS and miraculously explode a key unit almost without fail. I think this was mostly because it was so easy to use the plastic kit and move those machines across the field quickly. Paying almost double for a Lucius Pattern Pod made them rarely seen or purchased in my area. Now that Dreadnoughts can't go in a regular drop pod I feel like you might see more of these massive resin models hitting the table.

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On the Painting Table ... Hivefleet Leviathan Tyranids

On the Painting Table ... Hivefleet Leviathan Tyranids

Warhammer 40,000 – The never-ending horde of bugs continues to infest my painting station. What started out as a small force Shadow War: Armageddon force has grown into a full fledged army. now that the rules are out and Tyranids are pretty good on the table my client brought by several additions to his force.

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On the painting table ... A Knight's Tale

On the painting table ... A Knight's Tale

Warhammer 40,000 – I love Imperial Knights. The giant stompy robots are a great addition to Warhammer 40K. Not as powerful as their bigger brothers and far less cost prohibitive the Knights bring a sense of epic battles to the tabletop. The difference in scale between your average trooper and one of these makes such an amazing scene on the table.

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