Renegade Heavy Weapons

Finished up these heavy weapons units for the Renegade Militia. Will admit that I bought them based and magnetised so it was a painting only effort.

The tripod on this Autocannon model is magnetised so the heavy weapon can be swapped for a Lascannon or Heavy Weapon as well.

Really like this foxhole model with the traitors dug in. Head and shoulders only!

Renegade Militia Updates

Really liked the Firebrand model out of Blackstone Fortress. Tricky to paint because sub-assemblies aren’t that easy on this one…

Converted firebrand with a fuel canister from Zinge Industries…

Third one converted from a 1987 Bob Olley sculpted Astronaut model. Quite pleased with this one as there is a massive difference in the quality of the modern casts.

Renegade militia sniper squad to add to the ranks of the 352nd Vraksian Corps.

Really like the Anvil Industry miniatures, sniper rifles are a bit of a faff to built but look really good once done.

Painted up the last of the Blackstone Fortress renegades. Liking the additions and weapons that are included.

Renegade Ogryns

When the original renegade militia Forgeworld models were produced I really liked them, yet getting hold of a set has only just happened. Will be interesting to see how these guys get on in combat.

More Renegade Militia

Made up another squad of renegade militia using the miniatures from the Blackstone Fortress set plus some other bits from the spares box.

The new sculpts are good ones so fine additions to the current troops.

Renegade Psykers

Managed to get hold of some of the miniatures out of the Blackstone Fortress game. These are the renegade psykers.

These are pretty cool sculpts but it makes me want to build a rogue psyker coven so I am going to look for some other models to add to the numbers.

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!

Renegade Guard

So back when Forgeworld released the Renegade Guard models around 2007 I thought they were some of the best sculpts I had seen but for various reasons I never bought any.

Fast forward to 2018 and the announcement they are going out of production I bought up a set and finally this year painted them up.

And yes they do sit well alongside the 19th Company

More to come once I get around to painting them up.

Chaos Renegades

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.

Armigers

This has been sat almost-built and I painted waiting to be finished off for months!

These are the House Liagaun colours I came up with when I invented the household. They seem to have worked pretty well across the range of model sizes so far.

So that’s a pair complete, better get on with the bigger knights at some point…

House Liagaun: Armiger Warglaive

So after the Castellan Knight Castigaitor, I bought a pair of Warglaives and set about building and converting them. I’m quite please with how this came out so will get the second one finished at some point soon.

I’m still worn on the House Liagaun Heraldry but the pair of facing dragons was chosen to be suitably in-keeping with the rest of the 19th Company.

The emerging spikes were made from a combination of whittled cocktail sticks and horns out of the Citadel skull collection box.

I used some cork for the base to represent larger chunks of stone.

The model has full articulation including the waist and upper body. I’ll take some pics of the method used for the waist when I do the second model.

Had a few thoughts about the stripe pattern on these but am quite pleased with how it turned out. In front profile, there’s not too much colour on show.