Sat 7 - Number Nineteen

Happy Saturday, I hope all your hobby and gaming endeavors are going well. Welcome to the nineteenth installment of what caught my eye this week.

- X'Stacy (wip and finished) from Daughters of the Emperor.
- A pestigor from A Taste of Chaos.
- Camelsonart's sisters look awesome.
- Eye of Error has finished Asdrubael's court, very nice.
- Some nice looking Khador from Fabrice Tan.
- Scratchbuilding an APC over at BoLS (I will likely do something like this for my mercs).

Happy reading! Until next round, be well.


More Liches!

Having more iron liches isn't a bad thing is it? I don't think so. These three are the Withershadow Combine, a trio of liches who graciously decided to help out the Cryxians. They bring some more tricks and sneaky bad stuff to the force, and I think they might be Asphixious' high-school buddies.
This is the brains of the operation, Maelevolus. He grants the trio Dark Industries, which is pretty nasty (if the Combine destroys a warjack it gets replaced with a shiny new Cryxian one).
I painted these three to a higher standard than most units, as they are a character unit. I am digging the very washed metal.
The whole Combine gets to roll an extra dice against 'jacks, which should help.
Another dead chick, woot! This one is Admonia.
Her power is to upkeep one spell for free, decent.
Book detail...

The third member of the Combine is Tremulus, the puppeteer. With Tremulus, I now have three puppet-spells for when I want to use my opponent's models.
At first I didn't like the puppet-skelly, but he has grown on me.

Until next round, be well.


Hell's Support Staff - Egore

Meet Egore, necrotech and genius! This squat fellow has seen one game since he has been finished, did a good job too, but it brought up a question I hoped the blogosphere can answer; can I choose what damage boxes he repairs? It could mean a lot, and as far as I can tell I can fix a couple arms and swat at the enemy with them.
And makin' scrappers is knda fun too...
I was 50/50 about this model until I started putting paint on him, then he 'clicked'. Pretty happy with the way he turned out, and he is going to get some frequent use on the table.
Until next round, be well.


Large Alien Sacks

Hive Fester got some reinforcements, some tyranid artillery. And yes, they are old school.
I am a fan of biovores. As much as I like giant killer monsters (like the other heavy support options), I am a guard player at heart, so I need some plates to drop. These guys can drop two large plates of decent anti-infantry barrage, and for less than 100 points.
The sacks were not big enough, so I enlarged them. The only other conversion done (other than the plague) was the tentacle-face, which is essential in Hive Fester.
This brings the swarm up to about 1600 points, they are growing....
Until next round, be well.


Sat 7 - Number Eighteen

Happy Saturday! Once again I have compiled seven posts from the last week that I thought were cool. Here they are:

-Kevin doesn't like his Vessel of Judgment, but I do!
-Maestro diorama from Massive Voodoo, crazyness...
-Jinn finished up his Samurai bust, it s awesome.
-A really good article on sculpting, from Massive Voodoo.
-More renegades from Rust and the City.
-SCW shows how to make a necron triarch stalker.
-A very cool Adeptus Mechanicus force over at White Scars.

What am I reading? Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds.
-Saturn's moon, Janus, decided to leave the system. It turns out that it is an alien artifact. Rockhopper, a corporate mining vessel, goes to take a look and is pulled along with it. There is some crazy political/mechanical stuff happening.

Until next round, be well.


Squirting Zombie Goodness

These fellows, who once used to hang out in graveyards looking for meat, have died and joined the Cryxian army. Once ghouls (from gw), they are now my bile thralls.
As nice as the pp sculpts are, there is only a couple poses and I don't dig the bloated waddling thing. Digging in the Box of Lost Sprue I chanced upon some ghouls, ten of them. I put them on privateer bases, cut off some hands, added some tube bits and *poof* bile thralls.
It wasn't until painting that I noticed they don't wear pants. Pants are overrated anyway...
The guy with the body (aka lunch) is the leader-guy, because he is easy to identify (and he is the only one drooling). I like these minis, they have that special "creepy".
Tactics-wise, and keep in mind I am a noob still, I think they would only work well against units. With a low pow on both the squirt and purge, there would not be much they could do to a heavy 'jack. They could melt a light 'jack (especially with Mortenebra's recalibration), and decimate a unit (twice with eAsphixious). The thought is, run them up with Corey (my corrupter) who is immune to corrosion, and send them unit-hunting. Well, we will see how it goes....
And with another bum-shot, until next round!


Sat 7 - Number Seventeen

It is Saturday. Pull up a comfy seat and pour yourself a nice drink, here are seven links from the past week.

-13th Company thunderwolves from DFG.
-Painting Munky Style has some nice looking wolves too.
-Eye of Error is up to some 'crons. The flayer conversion is nice, the scrapcrons are cool.
-A wandering friar from dieVincis, awesome work.
-Pirate Viking has a squad of Imperial agents, some nice conversion ideas...
-The Plastic Knight winners at Massive Voodoo.
-The Death Korps talks about earthshakers, (and reminds me that I got to paint mine...)

Until next round!


The Minotaur Herd Grows

This is the second minotaur herd of the Host of Change. Some are new, others are old, and one has been primed forever and was covered in dust. Now, with new bases for some, they can go smash stuff together. What had happened was, when the new minotaurs came out I picked up a box and split the existing herd in two. The great weapon wielding herd got some paint, but these guys bullied the other models on the Shelf of Shame for months.
This is my Gorebull. Not only is he the shortest, but he has the most spikes and is the oldest sculpt of them all. He was painted for a while, but now he has a nice spot in the horde.
On the topic of Gorebulls, I really hate that word. Go ahead, say it out loud, Gorebull. It can make anyone sound like they just had a lobotomy. From now on we will just use a new word that doesn't sound dumb; like Slaughterbull for instance.
Yup, the Slaughterbull does not wear pants.
This fine fellow is the champion of the herd, the Bloodkine. (Maybe the other guy should be called a Gorekine? Nah, sounds like a pickle.)
There are some issues with the plastic bulls, and I am not a huge fan of them. The back humps are a little weird, I know that real bulls have them but it looks weird on them too. And what is wrong with hooves!? Minotaurs have hooves dammit! The gors have hooves, cloven hooves help make them evil, bring back the hooves!!
See, back hump and ankles.... -.- And the hair on their backs, it seems out of place...
Moving on, the flag-waiver.
Detail of the banner. Simple and beastly.
Giant back-hump, with a crack. Can you tell I did these guys up when I was sick?
When I add more bulls, they will be from other manufacturers....
This bull is armed with two hand weapons; fists.
This retired Blood Bowl player fits right in, and he has hooves!
..growing hair in strange places...
The Mordenhiem minotaur, has feet but makes up for it by using a bag'o'skulls as a weapon. Classy.
He has got a weird chest roll. Not sure about that, but he does have a blue face...on his belt. Seriously, Mordenheim minis has some weird stuff on them.
That is it for today, until next round!