Renegade Leman Russ

A Leman Russ new from Forgeworld was the basis for this build.

It’s the Death Korps of Krieg Mars Alpha Pattern Leman Russ with Modified Ryza Pattern Turret plus a few extra bits, like the etched brass chaos plates and some war trophies.

The Forgeworld kit provides some great enhancements over the stock tank notably the air filters and trench rail modifications. The extra details really make the model.

The Mighty Brush did the honours in providing some more of their outstanding decals (and stepping up to send out more when I needed them midway through the build).

This provides another armoured unit for my Renegade Guard, the Vraksian 352nd.

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…

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!

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…

Anvillus Pattern Dreadclaw

I have five of these Dreadclaws to paint up this is the first. The others were in a bad state and were sent off to Renew Models for vapour blasting and have just come back so no excuses now not to get these finished!

Again custom decals developed for these and pretty pleased with how they have worked out.

Might look at trying some weathering powders on some later models, but I am also painting up two drop pods for the Blood Angels using zenithal methods so we will see what a difference that makes too.

Eight Legion, C Battallion, 19th Company, Anvillus Dreadclaw No. 3

I am going to develop the grey and blue theme on the armoured vehicles as they seem to complement each other well.

Bits of bronze too, but mostly hidden from sight…

Rhino APC

I have a lot of vehicles to paint up but wasn’t really very pleased with efforts on armour from last year. My wife bought me an Element Games painting course with David Soper for earlier this year but due to COVID-19 it never happened so I have had a go.

I also had a go at making some Skull Reapers company graphics. Pretty pleased with the artwork to reality concept, but need to work on the application and varnishing stages with later models.

Suitably adorned with icons of terror, death and gore. Oh and chains.

Magnetised the Bolter turrets so that they can be positioned too.

Think that the weathering worked okay. May try some more rust and weathering powder effects on later models,

Grimdark justice in a Banksy style. I took inspiration from WW2 US Army Corp vehicle markings. This one translates as Troop Transport, Eight Legion, C Battalion, 19th Company Tank, 1st Rhino. Produced by Mondus Occulum Forge on Mars in M30.

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…

Vindicator I

8th edition has some rules for running multiple vindicators as a unit in terms of combined firepower from an artillery battery. On that basis I’m forming up a trio of indirect fire

Siege shields naturally. Regardless of the rules, they just look better.

After the attempt on the Rapier, I’ve continued the monotone company markings on the front and sides.

Will leave it as that for now and come back to add some weathering at a later point.

Another Rhino

It might be the first one that I have posted here, but this is another tactical transport for the troops of the 19th Company.

I’ve developed the insignia I trialled on the Rapier Mortar to provide some monotone chapter markings to the bullet riddled hull.

It’s not a Chaos Rhino unless it has a lot of spikes. This one has plenty, plus a fully painted interior and a few subtle mods like the I-beam front bumper.

Rapier Mortar

I’ve fancied getting some field artillery into the arsenal of the Skull Reapers to provide some means of softening up the enemy prior to assault for some time. This was base coated in black when I bought it and should be a fitting addition to the ranks now it’s painted up.

I developed a new monotone version of the company’s chapter icon. I’ve tried different means of embedding this on models over recent months and wanted to try something new for vehicles.

I enjoyed painting this one as the models had some really dynamic poses.

There were also some nice details such as on they handheld scanner which were good to pick out.

The trooper with his hand on the lever…