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…

Thra-Kienn Terminator Champion

Had this plastic Terminator in my bits box for a long time so decided to pull together a finished marine.

It is a further test for the fish hook meat hook experiment and there are a few more things I am quite pleased with, I am not quite so sure on: a) the head; b) the force sword; c) the spikes on the carapace; and the site on the storm bolter. I will have to solve these at some point…

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…