The armorium cherub is basically a flying-zombie-baby, so I wanted to paint it to be pretty creepy. The pictures don’t really show its glowing eye, but I think the pallid skin comes across pretty well in the photos. Maybe it could have done with a more contrasting colour on it somewhere, but I guess the lack of colour adds to its undead feeling.
This arrived in my inbox a few weeks ago. My buddies at work decided to whisk me off to Warhammer World for a game before I shelve my dice for a few months, post-baby.
We had a massive table (6′ x 12′) and played 2v2 – Stark Crusaders and Ultramarines versus Death Guard and Thousand Sons. I had a bunch of units I wanted to get finished off ready for the game, but haven’t had chance to photograph. Expect some posts with those units soon. This is my 1500pts army ready to go.
It was a great game (obviously an Imperial win!) and a great experience to play in the massive game hall, and on a nice table. This is the table we had, with both armies deployed.
And a few more shots of the game…
Sneaky veterans waiting to pounce from the trees!
The filthy Death Guard advancing up the middle.
Guilliman hiding behind his Tactical marines…erm, I mean leading from the front!
Vanguard Veterans and Plague Marines in the thick of it.
The Ultramarines vindicator looking to splat someone from afar.
Sneaky veterans still sneaking!
Guilliman ‘leading’ the way!
After the game we hit up Bugman’s for a burger and pint. It’s pretty good in there, with the feel of a Dwarven Tavern about it. Good food and a few decent ales!
After a late lunch at Bugman’s we hit the exhibition halls. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone! Some of the displays are incredible. Here are a bunch of photos, but unfortunately my phone camera plus lighting and reflections don’t really do it all justice – that’s why you need to go along 🙂
You know how much I love my ‘oldhammer’ models, and Warhammer World didn’t disappoint!
The original Rogue Trader rulebook (I’ve just bought a copy off eBay!), RTB01 space marines, and the original Ork Raiders box! Brings back some memories!
Pretty sure this is the original Blood Angels army from White Dwarf back in the 90s. This is what my Blood Angels were based on before they all got stripped and re-painted as Stark Crusaders.
In case you’re wondering what I’m on about, here’s an old White Dwarf image of them.
A nice little Space Hulk diorama – that’s the original box in the background.
The classic Emperor/Horus showdown, created by Mike McVey back in ’93.
This display is two stories tall, with the tower standing at about 20 feet and it includes 5,500 miniatures. My photos don’t do it justice!
These guys were painted by the ‘Eavy Metal team. The quality is unbelievable – it’s not just the neatness, detail, sharp highlighting etc, that’s expected at this level, but rather there’s an extra level of quality to the way the paint has actually been applied. They don’t look like plastic minis that have been painted, they look like real-life marines that have been shrunk down. The power armour just look like it is that colour, rather than has been painted. I’ve no idea how they get it looking so smooth and ‘real’.
Some other random images from around the exhibition halls.
I’ve had this guy assembled for ages, but finally got around to actually painting him. He’s Sergeant Grymm, one of Captain Stratos’s close confidants and a third of his Triune.
He lost both legs and an arm fighting Tyranids. He wears the face mask after a Tyranid spat acid into his face and damaged his lungs.
And here are a few shots of him before painting. He’s got an old RTB01 body, Necron warrior legs and one arm, the head is from the current Tactical Squad box (or was it from the Vanguard box?) and since these photos were taken, I added some leg armour which are shields from the Eldar Wraithguard box. The legs were just too skinny without them!
This one’s been on the go for a while. I just needed to get some of the options – like the pintle-mounted storm bolter and hunter killer missile – finished off.
Both side sponsons, the guns on the sponsons, the turret/gun/top hatch and the storm bolter are all magnetised. And the radar/hunter killer missile atop the turret are held in place with a pin. This means I can swap out everything and change this between a Predator, Razorback or Rhino. I have the autocannon and heavy bolters for the Predator magnetised, but not painted up. If I find I want to use them, I’ll get them painted.
Oh, and to see more on the magnetising, look here.
One third of my bikes finished!
They’re also part magnetised so I can swap out one of the meltaguns for another gun, or for a regular arm holding the handlebar. And the other meltagun, which is an old single-piece metal model from the waste up, can be swapped out for a regular rider – just keeping the legs and right arm.
Thanks to the DakkaDakka painting challenge, I’ve done some more HeroQuest figures – one of each greenskin!
This is how they looked for 25+ years, before their re-paint.
These guys were fun to paint. I really like the little goblin and his mischievous little grin! Oh, and I really recommend GW’s Blood for the Blood God paint. Makes the blood on the sword and axes look really authentic. Check out Duncan’s video guide.
And finally, a nostalgia photo…