Troop Specialist

Communications and countermeasures specialist. Reckon that this traitor space marine will be a good addition into the ranks…

Bit of variety helps keep the units looking interesting on the table top.

Night Lords Update

Adding a few photos of things recently finished. Some of these have been played in games over recent times, but were probably not in finished states at the time!

Venomcrawler from the Shadowspear boxed set. Decided that I wanted a dark look to all of these daemonic engines… Liked this one so much that I’ve ordered a second one.

Arch Lord Discordant on Helstalker

Chaos Sorcerer in Terminator Armour. Really good fit for the narrative around the 19th Company and their alignment to Khorne.

Let’s get a Thunder Hammer in the mix…

Another photo of the Master of Possession but this time on a white backdrop

Sicaran battle tank known as the Sword of Aegeus. Killer of Minotaurs.

I may revisit this tank for some battle damage effects in future…

Havoc squad – really liked these miniatures, so will get some more for conversion purposes…

Master of Possession

That’s another one out of the Shadowspear box set ticked off the list and out of the backlog…

Slight tweak to the icon to bring it more in line with the Skullreapers iconography and vibe, think it worked out okay!

Herald of the Apocalypse

GW say Haarken Worldclaimer takes a heinous joy in his role as the mouthpiece of Abaddon, for it is he who proclaims the death of worlds. He does so not with some quotidian threat or hollow boast, but by driving his weapon, the Daemon-touched Helspear deep into the heart of citizen and soldier alike. He is a dark omen given form, and the otherworldly destruction he heralds is the coming of the Warmaster himself.  Right on.

Great model, spear shaft and spiky bits are a bit fragile and needed some pinning.

Really need to think about the backdrops for trying to do dark backgrounds. The colours here really don’t do it any justice.

Lightbox

It turns out that Instagram peer pressure is a thing, but not as much as the issue with inconsistency in lighting for photos. Most of the time when I want to take photos of miniatures it’s after hours. Kids are in bed and it’s dark outside. Natural light is not going to happen very often for my photos.

Painted up the new Obliterators from the Shadowspear box set, Great models!

So after some basic research I bought a Lightbox from Amazon and have been experimenting. Turns out this is not a simple thing to use and certainly doesn’t lend itself to point and click digital photography. Previously I’ve tried black backdrops and think some of my better photos have come from diffuse natural light and a matt black backdrop.

Liking the poses our of the box on these

Yet in the light box white backdrops and the exposure ramped up seemed to give the best results. I recently upgraded my phone to an iPhone 11 Pro Max with it’s fancy triple lens camera set up so there are some good adjustments and fiddling about to be had.

In addition to the Obliterators I also bought some of these Apothecary models off eBay. In hindsight I am not sure why I painted them like all the other Marines. Maybe I thought white armour probably wasn’t the best for slinking about in the shadows.

However every time I look at these guys I think that they are not ‘right’ so at some point I am going to have to revisit them and address this. They’ll probably end up getting repainted. In white. Just like every other Apothecary model. In every other chapter. Hmmm. Some research needed.

I’ve also ended up with these on the wrong sized bases. As there isn’t an Apothercary model equivalent in Chaos Space Marine army lists they’ll basically be fielded as Exhalted Champions and need to go up to a 40mm base. Let’s just say mistakes were made.

I also stuck together and painted up a couple more chaos cultists with heavy weapons. Yes one of the Heavy Stubbers is off a War Dog knight!

Legion Praetor

When I created this one I did wonder if the head proportions worked with it being an older metal part, but with a bit of green stuff I think it has worked out okay.

On reflection, the skin tone needs to be paler. Maybe I’ll do some work to address that and take some better photos.

The chainglaive wielding, jump pack equipped character will lead a squad of similarly equipped marines.

In all pretty happy with this one so far, but will undoubtedly do some more work on him.

Night Lords Champion

I’m on the fence with the parade / dress uniform winged helms. This one was already painted when I picked up the model so I’ve only made a few changes to make it fall in line with the 19th.

The Skull Reapers shun the crimson red wings of their brothers in other companies within the fallen chapter.