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…

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.

More Speed Metal

Finished the other two traitor marine bikers. Really pleased with these although the matt varnish came out dusty. I have found if you hit it again with a second coat then this can solve the problem. I may try that at some point…

Still preferring this model of bike. I think that the mudguards just work better for conversion purposes…

Long range communications specialist gear on the back of this bike.

Last of the spiked wheels from Master Crafted Miniatures. I will order some more for the rest of the bikes. I have also made 10 resin bases and have just made another 5 to speed things up on that front. I will re-use some for the loyalist Blood Angels bikes too.

Rolling Speed Death

All the bikes need re-basing to the new size so obviously the best thing to do was build three more! This is the first.

I think that I prefer the non-chaos marine bikes. They just look better. I will be doing some conversion work on the other bikes as I progress with the rebasing and repainting.

Marine Head and flayed flesh on the leg from Liberdaemonica. Bike wheels from Master Crafted Miniatures. I need more of these!

Field Radio Comms array from Anvil Industry and long-range fuel tank from Zinge Industries.

Claw Additions

Finished up the claw that went with the Sergeant I posted pics of earlier this month.

All the models posted here are part of the fish hook meat hook experiment, working much better with the finer chain.

Also featuring some grassy tufts on the bases, just for a bit of variety,

Squad Sergeant

Forgeworld Powerfist with some classic Night Lords iconography…

…plus some freehand Night Lords chapter livery on the shoulder pad I am quite proud of and the whole model came together quite well. Will be leading another claw in the near future.

Troop Specialist

Communications and countermeasures specialist. Reckon that this traitor space marine will be a good addition into the ranks…

Bit of variety helps keep the units looking interesting on the table top.