Friday, 28 June 2013

Kitbashed Necromunda / Chaos Cultists

The Berks have survived a few games now, and are becoming a little more effective at what they do. Last game I rolled two 'Specialist' skills which enabled a ganger and a juve to take special weapons, so I gave them both a flamer for use in Dan's next mutie hunting scenario. 

The Space Marine conversion represents Dhecker in his mesh armour, with new power axe and bolt pistol. He received an eye injury last game, hence the eyepatch head.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Chaos Mordheim gang

A Mordheim gang for a now lapsed campaign. They're a combination of classic old Chaos Warrior figures and converted Marauder Orx from Mantic, mixed up with old plastic Chaos Warrior bits.

The one on the far right was a recast of another figure using oyumaru.

The gang used the rules for the Chaos Beastmen, and had a minotaur with them. They were quite fun to put together, but lacked any kind of missile weapons so were pretty limited in how they played.

Necromunda Arbitrator Enforcer Sergeant WIP

WIP for an Enforcer captain, for our Necromunda Capaign at Dreamdealers.

Managed to grab a gang of them for £20 at the UK Games Expo in Birmingham this year, and thought I'd grab the bargain before they're only ever on ebay for silly money.

Kitted him out with a plasma pistol and bolter. He's probably going to be widely hated.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Converted Chaos marines painted

Shot of Unit 1; made from a combination of the old plastic fantasy Chaos Warriors and Chaos marines.

I painted them with a mix of colours so the group would fit better with Unit 2.

Shot of Unit 2; All of these marines are converted loyalists, including the champion, whos just had a head and torso swap.

After painting 5 marines white and getting tired of it, I decided to indulge, and used paint from just about every pot I own. All too often I've bought an interesting, bizarre colour only to find it months later unusable in the pot (which is why I'm moving over to vallejo paints).

With a totally mixed up paint scheme the marines go quite nicely with the pirates I converted up for use as cultists, and in my head, I think of them all as renegades and deserters from chapters and warbands, each with their own story.

The guy in the middle's been bouncing around on his own for years and finally has some mates.

Filing off all of the iconography was a bit of a pain. Some of the heads are straight swaps for chaos marine heads, and some of them are the original heads (securely fastened as part of the single piece figure), where it was simpler to just glue on some horns.

Catachan parts made these marines look more like renegades.

That's it!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Converted Biker Sorceror and Biker Chaos Lord

Slowly, slowly, I am beginning to get things finished. However, I've recently got a job abroad, so I probably will have only about 10 weeks before having to put most of my miniatures in storage for a year or two. What I am not going to do is sell everything, all this stuff took me too long to put together and paint!

Dirty, scruffy Corsairs
The Bikers are based on the three Dark Vengeance Bikers, and three regular Space Marine Bikers. No Chaos Bikers have actually been used, which I like, because it makes them look a bit different.

Although I have run them as a Nurgle list lately (mainly because I wanted to try Plague Zombies), I have tried to keep the models looking unaligned  to any one ruinous power.

Two of the bikers have magnetised arms to give the option of a bolt pistol or a special weapon.

The Dark Vengeance Bikers, obviously, look the least chaosified. I left some of the feather-designed pole on the back of the bike, and use them to display icons. I painted one of each power, and just switch between them depending on which one I want for a game.

The Biker Lord is magnetised, the pauldrons can come off if necessary. Bits are from various chaos sprues jazz up the otherwise regular loyalist bike. I used some styrene tubing to extend the fork.

 After seeing Legopirate's own Dark Vengeance Biker's monitors I had a go too. I painted the monitors with gloss varnish afterwards to give them a more reflective surface.

The Chaos Biker Sorceror. He is based on the Dark Vengeance biker captain. The staff is from the Chaos Terminator Lord sprue, and the shield and skull front piece was a battle standard for the old multi part Fantasy Chaos Warriors. I gave the staff's gem a dab of gloss varnish like the bike monitors.

So, after all this time I'd finally got these bikers finished, then it occurred to me that the unit doesn't really have a suitable 'champion' to lead them and take the challenges the Lord doesn't want to accept. So, I'll be working on this donation from a friend to be the unit's champion. His name will be Merlot, and he will be an Ultramarine traitor. But for now he's mostly 'armless.