Tuesday, 26 February 2019

WIP Roboute Guilliman - with NMM Gold Armour


I thought it was time to share my WIP Roboute Guilliman, Seeing now that he is the "Emperor of mankind" he should be wearing his new golden amour.  

I'm still trying to perfect the NMM (non-metalic-metals), I have tried 3 different variations on my Renegade Knights, I thought this style or my 4th would suit Guilliman best.  Your thoughts and comments are most welcome :)



World Eaters Renegade Knight



Death Guard Renegade Knight




Black Legion Renegade Knight (sorry for the rubbish picture)



Thursday, 21 February 2019

Warhammer 40,000 Grand Tournament 18/19 - Heat 4



Fresh back from Warhammer 40,000 Grand Tournament 18/19 - Heat 4 I'm feeling dazed.  Four good friends went with high hopes to qualify for the final, with one friend unable to make it due to important family commitments, and non of us qualified; but it wasn't the end of the world.  

It has been said to me that the events at Warhammer world can be too competitive and the people you will meet can be complete arsses.   Well I would like to set the record straight; yes the armies you will be up against will be hard "it's a tournament", in the past I have enjoyed all most all of the games I have played their, win or lose.  this time however I enjoyed all my games.   This is down to my opponents, the people you will meet are not arsses, I don't think I've come up against one yet.  This Grand Tournament Heat 4 I had an absolute blast even though I lost all my games, meeting five great new players was fab.  No I didn't through the games I just couldn't role my self out of a wet paper bag and four of my opponents kept saying "OMG I'm so sorry I've never rolled this well in my life" lol literally lol.

These events are not just great for meeting new players who love 40K but also great to meet up with players I have played against in the past, to swap war stories, see how their armies are developing and swap painting techniques.



So lets talk about how we got on.  Otty and I placed our favorite figures in the cabinet for the painting competitions and because I was running Renegade Knight I could only enter Icon of legend, I was up against Otty's scratch built Tyranid Bastion, which I beat me in the past.



Otty and I where lucky enough to get nominated for best painted armies, which I have to admit is one of my main goals when I go to a tournament.  I never expect to win because the standard of painting is so high but I really like to get nominated.   This is another reason for going to tournaments to see what other great figure painters are up to and see how they have up their techniques. 






Compared to the other cabinets I thought my shelf looked a little empty with only having six models, even though they probably took me, on and off a 12 months to convert and paint. So how did we do?


I have to apologies to Otty who didn't win, it was just my lucky day.... winning Icon of legend....


Winning Best Painted Army......


And... Knight of the Inner Circle, an award I have never won before.  To get 5 player votes and 5 army votes does not happen often, in fact all the years I have been going I have only ever seen one other person win it, so be a part of that group feels amazing. 


All these images have been taken from the Warhammer world Facebook page. please visit the other fabulous armies on display, enjoy.

Friday, 18 January 2019

The Great Crimson Fists Sale (Part 4) and finally all the rest :)


Welcome to (part 4) of the Great Crimson Fists sale, If you have read (part 1, 2 or 3) you can skip this bit :) 

It has been a 30+ year love affair but all things must come to an end.  With a sad sad heart its time to say good buy and let someone else take on the mantle of Chapter Master of the Crimson Fists.

This army has taken many years to collect and paint and it is obvious that the later painted figures are better as my painting style changed, from; table top standard i.e. just get it on the board to the later -me beginning to slow down and enjoy painting.  



10 Tactical Marines


10 Tactical Marines


10 Tactical Marines


10 Tactical Marines - I'm missing a Sergeant but a have an extra one below.



23 Sternguard 


10 Vanguard


10 Vanguard with magnetized jump packs


5 Legion of the Damned


10 Assault Marines 


10 Assault Marines 


15 Devastator Marines


10 Devastator Marines


10 Devastator Marines

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The Great Crimson Fists Sale (Part 3) Characters, Terminators and Dreadnoughts


Welcome to (part 3) of the Great Crimson Fists sale, If you have read (part 1 or 2) you can skip this bit :) 

It has been a 30+ year love affair but all things must come to an end.  With a sad sad heart its time to say good buy and let someone else take on the mantle of Chapter Master of the Crimson Fists.

This army has taken many years to collect and paint and it is obvious that the later painted figures are better as my painting style changed, from; table top standard i.e. just get it on the board to the later -me beginning to slow down and enjoy painting.  


Chapter Master Pedro Kantor and 3 Space Marine Captains




10 Honour Guard


Captain Lysander (Crimson Fists Colours) 2 Terminator Chaplains




Sorry I never got around to completing the Librarian and 2 Chaplains one with jump pack 


Tech Marine and 4 Servitors


10 Terminators  


6 Terminators


5 Terminators

Mixed bag 


10 Bikers including my converted quad bike.


We have a mixture of Dreadnoughts here I think 3 are metal and the rest plastic and one scratch built Chaplain Dreadnought 



Oh look extra bits.

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The Great Crimson Fists Sale (Part 2) Vehicles


Welcome to (part 2) of the Great Crimson Fists sale, If you have read (part 1) you can skip this bit :) 

It has been a 30+ year love affair but all things must come to an end.  With a sad sad heart its time to say good buy and let someone else take on the mantle of Chapter Master of the Crimson Fists.

This army has taken many years to collect and paint and it is obvious that the later painted figures are better as my painting style changed, from; table top standard i.e. just get it on the board to the later -me beginning to slow down and enjoy painting.  



Scratch built Damocles Command Rhino with Forgeworld Dozer Blade and interchangeable parts



2 Rhinos and 2 Razorbacks


3 Predators


Old School Whirlwinds from the original Rhino set 3 for £9.99 Bargain and yes I am that old :)


Yes your eyes do not deceive you, that is a Terminus Ultra pattern Land Raider and an Achilles-Alpha Pattern Land Raider (scratch built) 




2 Land Raider Crusaders



1 Land Raider Redeemer and 1 Land Raider 


3 Drop Pods



Converted Stormraven Gunship , looks like someone watched Star Fleet as a kid, anybody remember the X Bomber :)




2 Converted Stormtalons Gunship, I hated that model when it came out so I had to convert it.




Extra bits and some are even magnetized :)

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