The abandoned Chimera is a classic Forgeworld model that was originally available for pre-order way back in 2004.
Mine is a slight variation on the original model because the tank top doesn’t feature the sandbagged top hatch of the original casting. I am not sure it takes much away from it.
The excellent waterslide transfers from the Mighty Brush feature on my take on the Imperial Guard livery and tank markings.
This was a purchase off eBay and whilst I am confident it’s a legitimate original casting, it was a bit bashed up and so there were a few repairs to it before painting, notably the hooks on the shed and spare tank tracks that were snapped off and were repaired with styrene.
I am relatively new to using weathering powders but have been really impressed with them so far.
Original Forgeworld casting was by Simon Harris.
(Product code TR-40K-S-058) was £28 when it came out in 2004. They’re going for a fair bit more than that now!
A really nice model which I enjoyed painting and which I feel makes a good addition to my Forgeworld scenery collection.
Wanted to get my hands on the new 9th Edition rules and having missed out on the limited edition boxed set (I made zero effort to get it, but was amused by the Games Workshop induced carnage), I thought the Command Edition starter set was spectacular value.
About the only downside of the scenery is that the building sections are not modular so a bit like the Ryza ruins they are what they are unless you want to take a razor saw to them and spend hours converting them.
The detail is what we have come to expect from the latest Games Workshop scenery and is fantastic makes painting them good fun.
Did experiment with some rust and charcoal weathering powders on these which I am quite happy with the results, particularly the rusted floor plates.
Some new variants on the thermo plasma or whatever they are conduit pipe sections. Simple paint job on these with Rust-oleum Gunmetal spray, detail work in greys and metallics, rust washes, gloss varnish and then oil washes. Sealed with satin finish.
Forgeworld tank traps. These are used to block the movement of enemy ground based vehicles, slowing down any armoured assault. The kit contained three sets of Tank Traps based of a Master Model by Mark Bedford
(Product Code TR-40K-S-085..) was £18 for the set back in 2006,
Shown here with a ruined pillbox from Unreal Wargaming Studio.
Finally painted all of the figures out of the Space Hulk set. It seems fortuitous that Games Workshop decided to make them al Blood Angels as they’re a great fit of the army being built. The detail in the sculpts and the models in the set are really nice.
Enjoyed doing a little bit of fine fresh work on these and adding on a few of the Blood Angel Forgeworld decals to give these characters some extra details.
I probably should have painted the Librarian in blue. Mistakes were made. Any way there are some blue details and the figure is so distinctive he’s not going to be mistaken for a standard marine,
I ended up with two of this figure due to having purchased one off eBay to see what the quality of the miniatures was like before hunting down a full boxed set. I modded the second one with a different power fist.
Genestealers. Painting made so much quicker with a bit of the purple contrast paint over Wraithbone. Properly understand the value of the contrast paints now. Saved so much time!
To treat the figures and keep it all neat and tidy I invested in some of the Feldherr Foam – there is a kit specifically for Space Hulk.
Little bit of DIY construction to make the storage compartments
I am not sure this is quite right but it is pretty close.
Great figure storage sorted! The Terminators form part of Nick’s Angels of Metatron Blood Angels force so will sit in the display cabinet with the rest of the Army.