Renegade Chimera

I didn’t have any armour for my renegade guard, but this came up as a base coated model at a reasonable price so I thought that I would start off some armour.

Forgeworld spaced armour sides and a dozer blade for extra presence on the battlefield.

Cracked out the Forgeworld brass etch traitor guard symbols and added some of the decals from The Mighty Brush.

Pretty pleased with how it came out in the end. Might have started a little something here…

Forgeworld Emplacement Turrets

I haven’t been able to find these in a Forgeworld catalogue, but they are variously referenced as Imperial Heavy Bolter Turret Emplacements. I managed to get one base, but it came with no turret. I cast a second one and then rebased it as these have a very thick base.

They are supposed to take a Leman Russ turret but I opted for these ones from Kromlech.

They are in first Forgeworld Imperial Armour Book, where they are literally called a Turret Emplacement. Back then it was considered a Troop choice with an armour value of 12/12/11 and could be used in any scenario that allowed fortifications. It could be equipped with the following:

  • Twin linked heavy bolters
  • Heavy flamer
  • Battle cannon
  • Multi laser
  • Lascannon
  • Autocannon
  • Twin linked autocannons
  • Plasma canon
  • Missile launcher
  • Multi melta
  • Demolisher cannon
  • Vanquisher cannon
  • Inferno cannon

These models are now so old (and discontinued) that there aren’t any current rules for them.

Spartan

The Forgeworld Spartan Assault Tank is a classic design and a big hunk of resin.

This one is painted up in Skull Reapers livery, usual approach for this company of the Night Lords.

Grim and dark with some bespoke campaign markings and livery.

A mixture of corpses from different sources…

…and the obligatory skulls!

Final Claw of 2020

Wanted to end the year with some more Night Lords so here is the final claw additions of the year.

I was getting really unhappy about photographing on white because I could not get the colours to work the way I wanted them to. So I watched the McCordall video on shooting black on black, made a new backdrop for the Lightbox and had a go.

I may try and get some black velvet felt for the fabric instead, but these already look better like this. Hard to believe that the only difference between these five and the last five is that the red in the Khorne half of the company shoulder pad is a shade darker.

All the other changes came from the backdrop fabric, the Lightbox on a lower light setting and a reduction in the camera exposure settings.

Looking forwards to more photos that try and capture the grim dark nature of these guys in 2021.

These five are a load more Bolter equipped models. I was pleased with the pose of the kneeling Plasma gunner too and this one with the sniper scope.

Another of the resin cast models, still not worked out what they are.

Night Lord Claw Additions

Adding some more traitor marines into the ranks. This was one of the targets for the year and the numbers have been pretty good.

One further squad of five to add before New Year, just a little left to do to get them finished.

I am not sure where the resin sculpt for the body and back pack of this one came from, the head is one of the amazing sculpts from Liberdaemonica imported from Russia. The combination works well.

Melta gun primed and charging,,,

Looking to the skies with the flamer.

On your toes trooper!

Used to like the look of this armour mark in the Games Workshop art work, but I don’t think the sculpt does the concept justice. Maybe it’s my painting though…

Sniper Squad

These have been sitting primed on the shelf for most of the year so made a push to get them finished.

They get a stealthier version of the 19th Company livery with no brass on the armour.

Some classic poses on these models even if they have no place in 40k I really like them as miniatures.

Slight modification to the backpack of this comms specialist.

Eye lenses and sights give great contrast to these guys.

Bit of leather work on display too.

Flying the Banner for Grimdark Justuce

Enjoyed painting up the tank crew conversions and decided that I did not have enough of the earlier marks of armour in the ranks of the 19th, so added in this squad.

Also don’t have any sanctioned marines, so it’s about time to add in some red-handed models…

Grimdark justice coming to an unfortunate planet near you some time soon if you are unlucky.

Classic bolters on show…

Claw Additions

Another five added into the ranks of the tactical claws of the Skull Reapers 19th Company.

Another of the unknown resin models. Must do some research into these…

Classic original plastic space marine model head and torso…

Another plasma gunner

Blackstone Fortress Chaos Space marine model

Not so sure about this type of skull helmet but relatively pleased with how this has ended up with the crouched pose. I really wanted some more dynamic poses.

Assault Squad Part 2

Finally completed another five marines to add to those completed back in April. Another bunch of lunatics with bolt pistols and chainswords.

Forgeworld tank crew member torso conversion with some fish hook meat hook conversion work. Quite proud of this one with the hook through the skull eye socket.

Blood for the Blood God is a great addition to the paint range and I try to use it sparingly.

Second Forgeworld tank crew member torso conversion with some more fish hook meat hook and chain conversion work.

More limb augmentics on display. I am not so sure with the running gait on this one, but stuck with it.

The classic Night Lords model converted…