Thursday, February 24, 2011

WIP Kor’sarro Khan Part 5, Finished Model

Amun Khan, leader of "Khepri's Relentless Legion"

Sorry for the delay in posts. I have been using every spare minute (almost literally) to finish this army for the St Valentine’s Massacre this weekend in Media PA. I have not had a chance to set up my photo box to take good pictures of the finished Cavalry. That being said I just (02/24/2011, 16:29 EST) finished assembling the Kor’sarro Khan model I will be using.

A few notes:

  1. I wanted to add gold hieroglyphics to the inside of the cloak, but I was running out of time, and that was going to be a seriously involved process.
  2. I like the head I crafted for my Khan, as a follower of Anubis. It's Sculpted with a Space Wolves head as a base into a jackal like shape. I also like the colors (Thanks Beltway Gamers) I picked for it, but it seems off. It could be I am biased as every model I build I add a Thousand Sons head to it…
  3. I still stink at doing power weapons, but getting closer
  4. I think in the future every multi-wound model is getting "wound counters" like the jackals here.

    I am thinking of leaving him as is after the tourney, and just building a second one (additional HQ choice) and using what I have learned to make the next incarnation that much better.

    Feedback welcome!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

WIP Kor’sarro Khan Part 4

Another Quick update,
Made the FTW Tuesday Top 10 list, if thats not enough of a reason to post more I don't know what is... 
Khan is closer to completion, I bounce around a lot, had to work on bases for my Techmarines, so I did Khan's base at the same time.

I am using "Jackals" as wound counters, with magnets built into the excellent Dragonforge base.

Feedback as always welcome..
Bikes & Attack Bikes next!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

WIP Space Marine Bikes Part 14

Just a quick update, working to finish the Bikes, Attack Bikes (photos posted soon), Thunderfire cannons w/ Techmarines, etc... I don't think I will have time to rebuild 3 fresh Dreads before the end of the month, but we shall see!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

WIP Space Marine Bikes Part 13


Finishing off the backpacks, sitting listening to a conference call for work and figured it would be a great time to post a follow up.

Worked with some wet blending and shading on "cloth" overall I think it looks better in person then the photos, but either way I like it.

Hieroglyphics are surprisingly hard to draw at this scale in metallic paints, I am finding black thinned down is fairly consistent in flow when thinned with either “Flow Aid” and or water, however metallic paints don’t seem to flow with a good amount of stability. The result is the GW Shinning Gold ends up a little more blobby then I would have preferred but it’s still better then I was a year ago.

Break down of the Hieroglyphics, which are a hybrid of correct cartouches and a 21st century modification for space, left to right on the panels:
  1. Khepri’s Eternal Legion
  2. Amun’s Horde
  3. Anubis’ Squadron
  4. 2/3/2011 completion date.

The decal is a pre-heresy Thousand Sons icon I found off some older 1996 era Space Marine decal sheets, perfectly sized for the banner top.

As always feedback welcome.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

WIP Space Marine Bikes Part 12

Closing on the finish line!

Finishing up the torsos and the backpacks…

Primarily Space Marine Assault torso’s but also mixed in Red Scorpion Vanguard Veteran and Veteran Sergeant Cullan torsos I won last year at the  St. Valentines Day Massacre 40k GT at Showcase Comics. I was overall disappointed with the quality of the Forge World casts, with a lot of bubbles, “fuzz” and miscasts.


I went through about 6 different styles of power packs for the bikers, wanting to do something unique but It was pointed out by a couple good friends that overall is pulled away from the conversion work, was too big.

Once assembly is done it’s on to the Attack Bikes!