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Friday, 13 March 2015

Blessings of the Omissiah: Questoris Knight Acheron Complete!

If you have been following my Twitter feed you will have seen some more WIP pics on this model (which has been playing up a bit so if you haven't seen pictures, sorry!) If not, here is the finished product!

This is my second Knight, the first being aligned with the Legio Astorum Titan Legion. This Acheron is firmly aligned with the Mechanicum!



This is an aggressive variant of the Questoris Knight, so i wanted to make sure its pose reflected that. I gave it a forward striding pose with an outstretched Flamestorm Cannon - to make it look like it was burning someones face off!!



The Flamestorm Cannon. Its S7 AP3 Hellstorm template is a bone-a-fie Legionary killer!


The Reaper Chainfist. This guy gives e re-rolls of 1 on the Destroyer Table, perfect for taking on other Super Heavies.




The red was built up fro black with 3 different shades of red. II haven't tried such a stark contrast before, but I'll definitely use it in the future. I may even transfer it to the rest of the Mechanicum force.



The fuel tanks for the Flamestorm cannon. I made these a little oily with some Seraphim Sepia Wash.


The same mild oil effect was applied to the joints and pistons on the legs. Other than that, the Knight is quite clean!!


I went a bit mad with the magnets - i used 14 in total! The shoulders, elbows, waist and fuel hose were magnetised for easier transportation.


This was a great model to build and paint and couldn't put it down (i was regularly shouted at by Mrs GunGrave for spending to much time on it!!) I also have a Knight Lancer in the wings as well that somehow  made it  onto the Acheron order....Very much looking forward to that build!

The GunGrave

Friday, 6 March 2015

Blessings of the Omnissiah: Mechanicum Questoris Knight Acheron WIP 1

I've been saving this model for a few weeks now, building up to painting it! Its been a long time since i built and painted a Knight, but I have to say, this one has been a joy to work on from the start! Its a fantastic kit!

So this Knight Acheron is going to be fighting for my Mechanicum forces. Perhaps not a Household in its own right, but certainly aligned with the Mechanicum. As such, i wanted a strong visual tie with the army, so its red and brass all over!


The red armour plates are being built up from black to red in 3 stages with an airbrush. So far the effect looks great and really gives the model some flavour!


Here's a shot of the armour panels so far. The base colours are done, i just need to wash and highlight. As with the rest of the mechanicum army, there will be minimal battle damage and just some light dust weathering. The shoulder pads and shin guards will have some transfers/heraldry on them, when forge World finally gets around to releasing a Mechanicum transfer sheet! In the meantime I'll be patient.


More on this soon!

The GunGrave

Monday, 2 March 2015

Heresy Era Death Guard: Storm Eagle Complete

Finally, Old Morty has a ride into battle! He will of course be accompanied by his DeathShroud.


The missiles were replaced by Lascannons so the gunship can switch to tank hunting duties once Morty has charged out.


Some weathering for the engine exhausts.



I struggled a bit with the cockpit canopy. It was damaged and scratched from its last owner, so a paint job was definitely needed. Went through a few colours; red, blue, but went for black. Pimped out black!


Sadly this model had a missile launcher glued to the nose of the Storm Eagle so i had to run with it. I would've got with the Multi Melta. might try to find one on eBay and switch it out if i can.


Finally the Vengeance Launchers. Not to overwhelming in terms of firepower, but will be useful at thinning out infantry squads.


Hopefully will be able to get some in-game pictures soon!

The GunGrave

Monday, 23 February 2015

Heresy Era Death Guard: Sicarian Venator Complete!

A very important addition to my Death Guard is now complete, a Sicarian Venator! Anti armour firepower is something I've really lacked for this force, relying on the 3 Lascannons in the army so far. This bad boy now provides two S10 AP1 shots a phase, which I'm hoping will swiftly end anything it looks at!

Plus it looks sexy!



The Neutron Laser. This was kept largely free of weathering to make sure it stood out.


The engine exhausts got the same weathering treatment as the rest of the armies tanks.


A bit of heat distortion for the Lascannons.


There's tonnes of detail for the Neutron Laser  along the main hull of the tank.


I haven''t had a chance to give this guy a run out in a game yet, but i'm hoping he'll be able to help me take down a few knights that have been causing me trouble lately...!

The GunGrave

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

The Sands of Istvaan 5 (3)

Its been a while since i did any work on this project, mainly as the campaign planning took a back seat for a while on the run up to Xmas and New Years. However, me and my buddies have revived it again and have been drumming up some interest for participation at our FLWGS, with about 8 interested players so far. The new start date for this campaign is now March 2015, so i decided it was time to crack on with the terrain!

Last post i had just completed these bastions. now they've had a lick of paint, but are still work In progress. The bastions and the rocks were given a coat of Army Painters Chaotic Red. I'm going to leave it at that in terms of the red, i quite like the look of them!


Some access hatches will be added to the roofs.




Heres the rocks - i dont think i'lll be making anymore of these for this terrain set, as the covering was sufficient for a 6x4.


A mate of mine alos has a FW Predator Executioner that was ruined during the build (long story) which he has donated to the project as a wrecked vehicle!

More soon.

The GunGrave

Friday, 13 February 2015

Horus Heresy Weekender 2015

I knew i had to get tickets for this event as soon as they went on sale, seem's as i'm in full Heresy mode at the moment! So me and my buddy Sam went up to nottingham and spent the weekend up to our eyes in Heresy!

I'll let the pictures do the talking (most you may have seen already doing the rounds), and theres some pictures of our 3 games we got in over the weekend as well. I didn't bother taking photos in the seminars, as the other 299 people were busy doing it!!

For the Weekender i took my Death Guard and Mechanicum!










Really excited about this new Thanatar!!










The Thanatar performed very well in this game, taking out 2 tanks and a Contemptor!










Old Morty, getting stuck in!


The GunGrave