Thursday, 24 November 2011

DIY and twilight (hobby) Zone

 Ongoing DIY has seriously curtailed any hobby activity in my house for 2 weeks and i think i'm suffering withdrawl :(
So many ideas are rolling around my head and i've no way of getting them out lol.

 Still i've managed to keep the pc going so been checking the blog roll and getting even more ideas.

I would do some work at my hobby desk but as you can see it's been abandoned for some time in lew of a more parred down  nomadic form of modelling at the dinning room table.

I'm going to make it my mission to get this lot tidyed up in the new year.
And after seeing John Blanches work space over at Tears of Envy's blog i'm even moreinspiered to get cracking.

Normal Frankensurgery (tm) on models and muddy paint jobs will resume  in a few weeks when the wifes finished decorating (yep not me doing it lol) just advising role.


Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Inq28 Gunslinger, Templer psykologis, and Interrigator

 Second try seemsto work fine. Gunslingers head got a bit squoshed as i left him on the dinning room table when i packed away at midnight so he ended up on the floor :{ He'sa mix of WH and 40K bits plus some liberal amounts of green stuff and Andrea sculpt.
 Templer Psykologis. Going for an enhanced look for him. Obviousley guard vet of a psykologis unit with hallucinogenic grenades and panic inducer (the thing on his back, still stuff to do there)
 Again a mix of bits from WH and 40K sources plussome blu stuff press molds putto gooduse on duplicating some grenades.

 Interrigator wip, because the arms were so different i snipped them short and pinned them so i could rebuild the arms on him.

His right arm is pants and such a funny angle so re snipping that and may have it bent upwards. Also needs to be a smidge longer. I've also missed the pic of his back, thats the best bit lol.

C+C most welcome gents and gentesses.


Inq28 gunslinger, Templer psykologis, interrogator.

Well here's my gunslinger but the other pics are refusing to load as blogger is being a muppet. I will try to load them a bit later on before i start changing stuff on them lol.


Monday, 17 October 2011

Inquisitor warband update

 Here's the model i converted for one of my Inquisitors. Still some work to be done on him paint wise and may scratch up a slender chain sword to replace his Katana sword. He was originally a Triad Boss i got at the MK wargames show from Second City. I've snagged a pic bit dont seem to be able to add it on to this post so ill try to edit it in later.

The upper half is triad boss and the lower half if you havn't guessed is SM scout. I sculpted in his coat and tiedied up the hack job i had to do on him.

My thinking behind him is that he's a young-ish Inquisitor still finding his feet and only has a small retinue that follow him. The red velvet jacket is woven with ballistic material and also covers his body armour. The boots and combats are IG surplus as he sees himself as a lead from the front kind of guy and isn't afraid of getting into action when leading his team. He still has teh outlook of an interigator and has not yet found the balance to know when to stand back and let his team work a case initially and when to lead his team directly.

 Also love the rebreather mask on him, may add a small rebreather pack to his back to finish off his look.

All C+C welcome.

Dont forget the comp check out the post a couple of posts back untill i edit in a link. Also if your a new follower then just leave a comment to say hi as the followers list is still broken on my blog and others from what i can learn from blogger help.

Managed to add the original pic of the triad boss i used to make the inquisitor. Major bit of frankensurgery (tm) to remove his lower half and resculpt the jacket but well worth it in the end. I did have second thoughts when i was sculpting the jacket it looked ProperShite but after a grey primer was added he looked ok.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Vacform Fighter build 1

 Introducing the Arrowhead Fighter a vacform model made by Bar and inspiered by Mark Stevens Hexen Fighter for the Ma.k Universe.  I was a lucky bast**d and was sent the last form Bar had plus a Clear copy for cutting a conopy from. Pics of that some other time.
I've cut her out and put her together and started filling and sanding the joins, lots of sanding and refilling to do before she's ready for the next stage but going ok so far.

 She will be a high alt Sat killer so may be adding some booster rokets and radar detector bulges also antenna at the front as she will also have a secondry roll as a night fighter.
 Going to have an armoured hatch and small vision slits instead of a canopy as she will be flying high and going after Lazer packing milli sats in the upper atmos. she's also going to have contra rotating props to push her along and a big roket for launching against satalites and gattling to attack high alt anti grav gun platforms ( thats a gobfull)

Scale is 1/20 as all good Ma.k should be lol.
 Engine greeblys are starting to come together and i'm hopeing they will look cool on her.
The resin nose cone with greeblys peeping out.
Got to cut the cone in half for the contra rotating blades, not looking forward to that :(

More pics soon and i will also starting on my post apoc entry soon and as predicted i'm diching my other ideas for something compleatly different.
Once these are out of the way we have a super secret group build starting thats so secret i cant tell u anything about it what so ever cept it's a 1/20 drop ship and is awsome. Unless you've looked around sfm;uk lately then u know xactly what i'm on about lol.


Monday, 10 October 2011

Inq28 Character profile 1

Introducing former Arbetus investigator Sasha Diessen.
After 8 years service with Inquisitor DeKalb in and around the Stalichian sector and it's client subsectors and worlds. Diessens has proven a valuble member of DeKalbs team. Sasha first came to inquisitorial notice when stationd on Addassia a hive world in the Stalichian system, she began to exibit precognative powers in her work. When she became aware that she had begun to manifest a warptaint she immidiatly handed herself into the nearerst astropathic temple to await the next black ships with the other pore unfortunates. Being an officer of good standing within the Arbitus her situation was reported to Lord Inquisitor Stuyvesant of the Stilichian Ordo Xenos by her commander and Stuyvesant directed Inquisitor DeKalb to take charge of her case and decide if she would be of use to his group or if she was destined to join the legions of other psychics on the black ships.

 Fortunatly for Diessens DeKalb spotted the worth of her Arbitus training immidiatly and by saving her from the holding cells a certain commitment to his team would be infered. DeKalb has since been developing Sasha's precog skills and since training at the subsectors main Ordos HQ she has displayed a talent for telekenisis too.
 She uses a custom Funk and Wesseley heavy pistol thats a favored  hand weapon of Stalichian officers. This coupled with her TK and precog skills means she handels herself well in any combat situations the Inquisitor and his team come across. With her Arbitus background Sasha is often involved in investigating leads provided by DeKalbs wider network of informants and spearheading the teams initial investigations on making planet fall.
Since joining DeKalb Diessen has tried to look less like an Arbitus in civvies and more like an ordinery citizen of the Empirium to help her in her investigations. Letting her hair grow long and ditching her uniform for what ever the current style is, has allowed Diessen to develope as a top investigator and DeKalb consideres her a good prospect for more intensive inquisitor trainning in the future.

Diessen is totally loyal to DeKalb and the Imperium, being a pyschic herself she has an intrest in persuing those that are at risk of warp possesion or are using there powers to disrupt, manipulate or distroy the Imperium. Dekalb considers Sasha his defacto second and she has led many missions and raids on Xenos nests and rogue psychic cells operating in the subsector, she is totally ruthless in her persuit of these threats and instills this hard line in the other members of the team. Another side affect of her Arbitus days.

I'll try to get DeKalb done before the weeks end and his profile/fluff. Sasha's profile may get updated as i refine other characters in the team ad it affects her own profile, this was on the fly done from some random notes and a couple of short sentances in my INQ note book.
So what do you think good! bad! indiff!
PS dont forget to check out the comp in the prev post from Sunday.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

The Labs first comp

 To celebrate the fact that my Hammerstine Build got onto not one but two weekly lists of well stuff other bloggers found to there liking i'm having a little comp. My thanks to Ricalopia for including Hammerstine on his Sat7 and also Santa Cruz Warhammer's Honor roll. Check the big banner on the right if you havn't already. I do like to check out these round ups of the week as they are a great souce of blogs that are so easely missid in other peoples blog rolls without these shout outs.
 So on to the comp, see this guy on the left yep the big dude with the even bigger weapon. He's going to be joining my Inquisitors warband when he's finished but he needs a back story. Something to give him character and history and above all motivation. Whys he with the =I= and how'd he get involved, Whats that mega weapon all about (plasma, thermal, industrial las cutter?) Is he ex millitery or a gifted amature with skills the =I= needed at the time and has stuck around. You decide by writing a short background piece about him.
Name, where's he from why he's with an =I= warband if you have an inquisitor rule book then feel free to include some stats. No more than say 300 to 500 words please ok afew more if the muse takes you lol.
Email them to me at lunohoco33(at) you get the idea :) Onto the prize and as this is a writing comp of sorts it's a book, not the book in the background i'm afraid but i'd recommend that book highly. You never know when driving a tank could be useful :)

No it's The First Heretic by ADB, i went out today and perchased a second copy as i dont think you 'd wont my grubby copy and i'm only a couple o chapters in but loving it so far. I'll send it anywhere so no restrictions to UK only. If you already have this then enter anyway and if you win pass it onto someone that's never read a 40K novel or HH novel or ADB novel for that matter lol.

Just a side note that the model is from Studio McVey and it's not finished yet. Apart from the back story i need to do something to get that 40k =I= feel going with him. Added the hose on his legs and at his right sholder but thats all so far! soooooooo any suggestions on what conversions could improve him are very much welcome (sorry no prize for that lol)
So get thinking and send me your entrys, I'll run it for 2 weeks and the best one will get posted here in 3 or 4 weeks as the winner. Unless i get a shed load of entrys and i can't decide then may go to public vote. Hay it's my first comp so it's going to be a play it by ear sort of affair. Only cert is someone will get a copy of The First Heretic to read/ prop up coffey table/ replace for a bible in there local church. That's it for now i'll blog again tommorow as i've been very organised and got mondays after work jobs done today yay. 


Friday, 30 September 2011

Finished Hammerstine

Hammerstine done and packed away till needed to clense Mars or the Termite empire lol.

As he had a bum eye on the cast i did it as a well bum eye with oil staines over his face to suggest hard combat. This last pic is my fave ;)

Just another quick link some may be intrested in that was posted today on SFM;UK
It may well be on another blog but i've not seen a link posted to the instructables site and thought it may be of intrest to any budding uber terrain builders :0


Sunday, 25 September 2011

Brampton Model show 2011

clicky for bigger piccy.
Here's some quick pics of the sfm table at the Brampton Model show i attended today.

The ma.k table mostly Aluns and Erics excellent work with a couple of my builds in there to pad it out lol.

Pete's latest build and most impresive in the flesh, pics dont do it justice.

Hammerstine finished and on display, just!

Ian's moon bus dio was a star attraction.

Mangamaxs cratch built space ship, i was most impressed by this.
Hope you like um and a bit different form all the GD pics we are going to be assulted with over the next few days lol.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Hammerstine close ups

 Ok so first up is a warning when using these pop up photo tents. Do Not Open anywhere nere your models as it springs open sending your model flying and i do mean FLYING GRRRRRRRRRR. Only damage was his right arm fell of but will attempt some franken-surgery(TM) tommorow.
 Just the face to detail and some bits and bobs to touch up and i can call him finished BUT do you the blogosphere think his BFG needs to be grungier to match the rest of him?
 Bear in mind that i'm trying to emulate the artistic style of the Biz the 2000ad artist that in my opinion rendered the ABC's in there most raw and visceral incarnation. So it's gotta be grungy but not messy and i dont know if i've got that to come across in my attempt.

I'm happy over all with him as long as i get the face right and it pops when finished and on display at Brampton next Sunday. Fingers crossed :)