IMPERIAL GUARD: BRINGING BANEBLADE'S TO SWORDFIGHTS SINCE M31

Friday, 22 May 2015

Maelstrom Objective Markers

So i thought it was high time i made myself some objectives. I was fed up of using colured stones and marking them with numbered dice!!

During a rummage around a long abandoned hobby shelf, i found 3 (what i assumed to be) old objective markers. I also found some VERY old Vostroyan casulty models. A little tarting up, and they would be perfect Maelstrom markers!


Getting the numbers onto the casulty models looked like it was going to be tricky, so a made some small numbered 'signs' for the casulty markers! Kinda reminds me of CSI or something!


The other 3 markers were easier to number, just a quick numbered tranfer and they were done.




This one didn't  get a numbered transfer. as 'V' is the roman numeral for 5, this Vostroyan V would serve nicely as a number 5.



Time to get them into a game!

The GunGrave

Monday, 18 May 2015

Blessings of the Omnissiah: Scyllax Guardian Automata Complete

This turned out to be a really interesting looking unit, which will go up to 8 models when i get the other squad done. They're rules gear them up as a hunter-killer unit so i guess they'll fall naturally into that roll in my games. I really only bought them because they looked cool!!




The nice bronze carapace ties them in nicely with the rest of the army.


More soon!

The GunGrave

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Vostroyan Hydra Complete

This model was a bit of a labour of love, mainly due to getting the crew right. Its been a long journey for this model! It just didn't feel Vostroyan enough for me with the crew from the original set, so i was determined to get the Vostroyan models right. Truth be told it was the gunner that gave me the most hassle, but it was worth it!



The oh-so-important crew!


The troublesome gunner! He was a plasma gunner before he was re-deployed to the Hydra! This meant a lot of chopping,hacking, filing an filling to get it right and make it fit.


This guy was easy, i just stuck him on the deck!!


Of course, everything is magnetised. He's had a few run out's and I'm glad i did go with the magnets, otherwise it'll be a pain to transport!


The GunGrave

Monday, 11 May 2015

The Sands of Istvaan 5 (4)

Progress continues to be a bit slow on this project (and the Star Scrapper project!) but I'm nearly there with this one. 

I put the finishing touches on the bunkers this week. They look a but more 'ravaged' now! Once the paint and washes dry ill get them varnished and that should be it.


There will be 3 more additions; a wrecked Rhino, Leman Russ, and Predator. I''ve made a start on the Predator. believe it or not, a mate of mine really struggled with this kit. The parts were badly warped but instead of calling up Forgeworld and asking for more parts, he tried to force it together. The results were....interesting! He asked me to try and save it, but sadly the damage was to bad.

So he said i could use it for the Istvaan terrain set! Happy days! Here's where i am with it at the moment.


Once the Rhino and Leman Russ are all wrecked up, the set will be complete!

The GunGrave

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Heresy Era Death Guard: FellBlade!

This poor guy has been staring me in the face for ages as he gathered dust on my 'To Do' shelf. I thought it was high  time to get him finished off!

This models journey has been.....traumatic. The build was a pain, so much so i wouldn't touch it for months. I had to be in a highly motivated mood to do any work on it. Overall this left me with quite a negative feel for the model...shame really, because now its don't i love it! I definitely won't be going in for another any time soon though!



The engines received the rust treatment.



The size of the main gun has to be seen to be believed! Its a monster!



The Lascannons got the heat distortion treatment.


Plenty of weathering on the tracks. I wrangled with quite a few different marking ideas for the FellBlade, but I'm happy with what i settled on. It needed a good splash of green to break up the bone shades.



The Death guard brass etch added a nice bit of detail to the tank.


finally here are some WIP shots i took along the way!



I'm keen to get this model on the table and blasting Loyalists soon!

The GunGrave

Friday, 1 May 2015

Blessings of the Omnissiah: Avenger Strike Fighter Complete!


The first fighter for my Mechanicum air support is now, finally, complete! Again, i seem to have to many projects on the go which is making everything take that much longer. It was wother the wait though. 


The converted cockpit really makes the fighter pop now its painted. I will be converting the other two in the same manner.



The Avenger is armed with an Avenger Bolt Cannon and a Twin linked Lascannon as standard. There are a few weapons options for the remaining hard points; i went with Autocannons. The primary role of the Avenger is to deal with airborne threats, so the higher the strength the better!


As with the rest of the Mechanicum force i was reluctant to weather them to heavily. All the grey though was a bit to much, so a few black streaks helped break it up a bit.


Engine details.


Same Mechanicum base to match the rest of the force.


The underside of the Avenger.


As there were quite a few options for the hard points, so i magnetised the Autocannons.


So you may have noticed that the pictures are a bit different this post. I recently invested in a new light box and lighting kit! Got this one off eBay for a very reasonable price, and I'm loving it so far! I really like the way the pictures are coming out, so i think this'll be the standard from now on.


The GunGrave

Monday, 27 April 2015

Blessings of the Omnissiah: Questoris Knight Lancer WIP 1

Yeahhhhh i kinda went Knight crazy after the Acheron was done! Not only have i got the Lancer on the go, but theres now 2 Questoris Knight Styrix on the way as well! We'll have a full blown Mechanicum household on the go in no time!

So this is how far i got before my venerable airbrush sprayed its last spray. After 5 years of service, it died, and nothing i could do would revive it. So this Lancer will have to stay on ice for a while until i can get a new airbrush and finish off the armour plates.


Never mind, i'll have a few more knights to assemble soon, that'll keep me busy!

The GunGrave