I bought some more of the Epic Armageddon ruins and with silicon moulds and epoxy resin cast some up to create more modular ruins from Adeptus Titanicus building on the earlier ones.
On a recommendation from Luke Fellows at Luke’s APS of YouTube fame, I placed an order with CFS. It arrived within 12 hours which is fantastic service. It turns out 1kg of 25 shore RTV Silicon only makes a few moulds as building sections take a lot of it, and I learned quite a bit in the process, mostly with parts floating up as the silicon set, needing a bit of experimentation with getting them to stick to the ceramic tile. Hot glue gun failed. Plasticene worked. I had plenty of resin, so once I had good moulds, casting lot’s of sections wasn’t an issue.
The brittle nature of the resin worked well for shattered stone work. Cast it, then break with your fingers. I did think I might need to use a rubber mallet and a block of wood, but didn’t need to in the end.
Bit more work needed to perfect the casting techniques, but I am happy with the first experiments. Oh, I should point out all of the windows needed cutting out using a needle point tungsten carbide bit in the Dremel. Wear a high grade dust mask filter like this JSP one which is my preferred choice.
When Forgeworld announced the were doing a final production run on the chaos renegades I snapped a load up which have been sat in blister packs ever since:
Having decided it was time to remedy this situation I have finally assembled them all and started painting them up. Here’s the command squad:
Plus the Enforcer squad:
I need to find the rules for the enforcers, but they’re a good looking squad.
This squad came up on the Bay of E and was a proper bargain, really well painted too:
I liked the idea of the heavy weapons team, so I’ve bought another three gun team units to convert and paint up too.
I’ve also managed to get my final 10 man squad of renegades into base coat so will get them finished off soon.
I decided to make all of my 8 marine squads up to 10 so have started adding to the ranks. Here’s a couple more Assault squad troops.
That took far too long as I have been spending time working on the eldest son’s Bad Moon Orks and the youngest’s Blood Angels, but finally finished the 5th Night Lord Havoc for the new squad
Managed to get another two of the big gun wielding marines completed, just one more to go now…
So after a fair bit of procrastination I picked up age uber hell hound and built it up. I reckon that’s quite enough dogs of war for now – lots of rebasing work still to do on the rest of the pack.
Bought some of the new Havoc Chaos Space Marines and started painting them up. They are great new models with lots of details, options for the build and spares.
Here’s the first two: