IMPERIAL GUARD: BRINGING BANEBLADE'S TO SWORDFIGHTS SINCE M31

Monday, 1 September 2014

Heresy Era Death Guard - Grave Wardens Complete

I can't say enough good things about these models, I just love them! The detail is great and they look the nuts! I wouldn't be surprised if I end up buying another 5...


I tried out GW's technical paints here, specifically Nihilakh Oxide, on the brass around the shoulder pads and exhausts. This was my first time using it, and i'm pretty pleased with the results. Theres quite a lot of brass on these models, so something to break up the brass a bit was welcome. 


Chainfist detail:


Grenade Launcher detail:


There was some 'built in' battle damage on these models, which i enhanced a bit with some weathering powders.



This unit is a welcome addition to the Death Guard army, which i'm hoping to take out for a battle very soon.

The GunGrave

Friday, 29 August 2014

Heresy Era Death Guard - VIP Additions!

Just a quick post today - the final units for the Heresy Death Guard have arrived and assembled. 

First up is a second squad of Deathsroud (a complete indulgence!)


ANOTHER indulgence, some Grave Warden Terminators. I just couldn't resist, they're such nice looking models! I gave all these guys Chainfists, as they were only a measly 5pts each!


Calas Typhon  -Great model!


Finally, the big man himself, Moritarion! It took me a while to warm up to this model. Now i'm in love with it. I just hope i can give him a paint job worthy or a Primarch!


This lot should keep me busy for a while!

The GunGrave

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Battlefleet Gothic: Heresy Death Guard Fleet Reinforcements

A few parcels arrived from eBay for my new BFG fleet the other day (eBay now sadly being the only source of ships these days) I quickly set about painting them.

First up is a quartet of Cobra Class Destroyers. Cool little ships these.


Then I got 5 Cruisers (not sure on class - think they're the ones out of the starter set) I've got 2 of these painted now.



Finally its the Big Daddy! The Retribution Class Battleship! She's a beast!


This is the fleet so far. I'm very happy that I painted them a scheme to match the Death Guard.


Now  that I have a sizeable fleet together, I just need to learn how to play the game!!

The GunGrave

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Heresy Era Death Guard - Spartan Assault Tank


A welcome reinforcement for the Death guard, a Spartan! Now this wasn't originally in my list, but after falling in love with the Deathshroud, I had to have an assault vehicle for them to ride it!

Now, I will be nicknaming this tank 'The Bastard' on account of how much of a bastard it was to put together!! Now, I've heard a lot of people moaning about the tracks on this thing, and it was no exaggeration! What a pain. However, since its such a nice tank, I'd say it was worth the effort.







Some details of the weathering:




Went with some heat distortion on the Lascannons:


Finally, I magnetised the Lascannons for easier transport. Plus the connection was a little loose anyway. 


I really enjoyed painting this guy - the idea of a second one has crossed my mind more than once!

So with the Death Guard fast approaching completion (the rest of the army has now arrived from Forgeworld) most of my attention is on my new Battlefleet Gothic fleet. more on that soon!

The GunGrave

Friday, 15 August 2014

Death Guard in Spaceeeeeee!


Something a bit different today! Me and my buddies were talking 30K campaigns the other day (which we're hoping to run soon) when the conversation strayed to Battlefleet Gothic. We talked about how awesome it would be to resolve boarding actions with a Zone Mortalis game (which we're also looking to make a board for) The excitement quickly escalated and before you knew it, we were planing our fleets!

Now i've never played before, but i'm making my way through the rules. I also had a vague memory of some ships in my mountain of bits boxes. After a 30 minute rummage i came across these bad boys! I set about painting them up straight away.

Now i know these are 'Imperial' ships and not strictly speaking Death Guard, but i wanted them to look like they belonged to them, or were somehow associated. So the paint scheme is the same as my 30K army.


Now i don''t have much of an idea what these ships are (any help would be appreciated) but i think this one is a Destroyer/Escort:


I think that this one is a Cruiser:


I do know that THIS one is a Retribution Class Battleship! She's a beauty!


Once we all have our fleets assembled, we'll be using them in our 30K campaigns!

The GunGrave

Monday, 11 August 2014

Heresy Era Death Guard - Volkite Caliver Support Squad

As my painting projects are beginning to pile up, i got this Support Squad done for the Death guard, armed with some nasty Volkite!


I haven't used them in a game yet, but i'm assured that they're highly effective!


Having loved my Deathshroud so much i went and ordered some more...whoops! They're cleaned and ready for assembly. There m-i-g-h-t be some well known Death Guard characters on the way in the post as well...

The GunGrave

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Vostroyan Firstborn - Anti-Air

After the release of the new Imperial Guard Codex (AKA: Astra Millta-whatsit) some valuable anti air support was finally made available. And with my FLGS having a sale, i grabbed 2 Hydras for £22 each! The first of which goes to my Vostroyan Firstborn. 


Pretty easy assembly, nice kit to put together. Only problem is that it goes with a generic Guard gunner and spotter. That just wont do for the Firstborn.

I've got a tonne of spare Vosties lying around, so i picked this guy as my gunner. He was originally a loader for a Mortar team. I hacked off the mortar shell and his arms (these were metal minis remember!) and made a start on the re sculpt. No im no sculptor, so im doing this is small stages. All i really need to do is rebuild the front body armour. I'll be using the Cadian arms that come with the Hydra. 


This guy has the task of being the loader/spotter. He's holding what could pass as Hydra ammo, so he'll stay just as he is!


I think this will look great when its done! More on this soon.

The GunGrave