Clearing the backlog #5: Epic Necrons assembled!

The assembled Necron legion
The assembled Necron legion

I played a game with my Epic Necrons a couple of weeks ago, and since I’d got all the models out of storage to assemble my army, I thought I’d take a moment to get everything out and take some “show us your hordes” style photos.

I still have some Canoptek Wraiths and some more Immortals to paint and add to the army. I’d also like some more Monoliths but I’m not sure I can get some that are the same design as the ones I have.

Also, check out my Necron fleet for Battlefleet Gothic and my 40K Necron army!

More pictures below.

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Clearing the backlog #3: Necron Pylon

My birthday treat to myself last year was this, a Necron Pylon from Forge World. It was a fun challenge to get the paint job to match that of my other 40K Necron models, some of which are now over 5 years old, using a different palette of paints (since GW changed their paint range and I’ve started using a lot more paints from other manufacturers). But I’m very happy with how it turned out!

Clearing the backlog #2: Epic Necron Aircraft

Here are some Doom Scythes and Night Shroud bombers for my Epic Necron army. I love these models – they are beautiful and very easy to paint, and they are an absolute menace on the battlefield! So much so that I added another squadrom of Doom Scythes to bring the total up to four squadrons of flyers for my Necrons, who haven’t lost a battle since I started using them.

I’ve become a big fan of the Hawk Wargames “widgets” which are perfect for miniatures that use flight stands: simply glue the widget to the underside of the model and it will provide a high grip push-in plug for 3mm flight stand poles. The model won’t wobble during games, and the flight stand can simply be pulled from the widget at the end of your games, allowing the stand to be packed separately. And only 13p each!

Clearing the backlog #1 : Lorgar and the Bearers of the Word

I haven’t posted much in the last year or so, because of two things: first, I have been getting less hobby time due to personal reasons which I won’t bore you with, but also because it’s so much easier to just throw a photo up on Twitter.

But I really should be posting stuff here more, so I thought I’d throw up a few posts with some of the highlights from the recent fallow period.

First up, here’s Lorgar, who (as you might expect) is the leader of my Word Bearers army for The Horus Heresy:

Lorgar Aurelian, Primarch of the XVII Legion
Lorgar Aurelian, Primarch of the XVII Legion

My Word Bearers army is based on the models from the Betrayal at Calth box set, here is the test model that I painted:

Word Bearers tactical marine
Word Bearers tactical marine

After I assembled and base coated most of the army I made a decision to commission a local freelance painter to finish the army for me: when it’s finished I will post pictures, but if you check out the Facebook page on that link you will see some Work-in-progress links.

The Warships of Battlefleet Vastus

I’ve just finished repainting some of my Imperial Navy fleet for Battlefleet Gothic. The old ships (as you can see) were not painted in a consistent colour scheme, so I decided to strip them off and repaint them.

About half of the original fleet remains unpainted. I think that I will turn them into a Rogue Trader fleet: I have some old Space Fleet ships which are quite characterful and would work well in that faction.

One innovation in my painting technique for these ships was the use of Sharpies metallic pens to do a lot of the metal. It’s much faster and easier than brushing on paint, and the finish is perfect. I recommend investing in some!

More pics below the fold!

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The War Engines of Legio Crassus

Long time no see! I won’t bore you with the tedious details of why I haven’t been blogging much (too much Real Life getting in the way), but although I haven’t posted here in over 10 months, I haven’t been idle: I’ve just finished the titan legion I posted about last June:

The legion consists of four Warhounds, three Reavers, four Warlords and a repainted and refurbished Warmonger (which still needs a bit of attention as one of the Hydra turrets has lost a barrel).

with the exception of the arm weapons on the Warmonger, and the Carapace weapons on the Lucius-pattern Warlord, every single weapon is magnetised, meaning that I can customise the weapons load-out of each titan as I see fit. In addition to a lot of classic metal and plastic titan weapons, I’ve also included some of the weapons from the Defeat in Detail Cybershadows Leviathan models to proxy as various different weapons.

These titans are painted in the colours of Legio Crassus – a titan legion that was loyal to the Warmaster during the Horus Heresy. None of the titans show the corruption of Chaos – but that might change in the future! For now, they are just a Heresy-era traitor legion, and wear the Eye of Horus proudly over their metallic green armour.

More pics below.

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