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.

Fish Hook Meat Hook Experiment

So to make some of the marines in some of the less adorned armour marks look a bit more Night Lords, I thought that I would experiment with some grim dark additions.

The plan is to use some small fishing hooks as proxies for meat hooks and variously combine with chain and other elements.

This is the first one to get the treatment, will use smaller 1mm trace chain on the next one. Concept work pretty well I think. More fish hooks will be needed.

Another fist of claws

Finished up another 5 marines for the Night Lords.

These guys are much the same as the last five.

Combination of combi-weapons, heavy weapons and bolters.

Oh and chainaxes. We do not have enough chainaxes so more of them on the way.

Also intermingling some augmentic limbs. I reckon these rag tag traitors will have needed a few of those along the way too.

Added in a standard bearer, banner comes from the Vampire Counts series.

More from the Claws

At the moment I am adding extra Marines into the 19th Company. There is no real plan here. The idea is that they are a rag tag group with scavenged armour and weapons. More to follow in future months…

This bunch loosely make up a tactical squad, but the mix of weapons clearly isn’t codex compliant. Not a problem when it comes to just needing a marine with a combi weapon or a special weapon to join a claw for battle deployment.

Tactical Claw

Another squad made up of an eclectic mix of armour types and a range of miniatures over the last 20 years – the Corvus pattern armoured marine is modified from one of the original first plastic marines.

Some closer shots of the units. A decade or more ago the thinking was that traitor marine squads should be numbered in relation to the chaos god they followed, so all my squads used to be in units of 8. In the current edition of 40k that is no advantage for special and heavy weapons so it makes sense to bring a full unit of 10.

Not really bothered with squad or claw markings. When I’m selecting miniatures for an army to play with I just select ones I fancy the look of out of the display case. That might change in future.

Still experimenting with photography. Took these ones outside on some very old concrete!

Another Claw

Painted up some more Night Lords for the 19th. This time I went for a mixture of the newer models our of the Shadowspear box set and some older marks of Adeptus Astrates power armour.

A couple of group shot photos. I think I will have to get a light box. These photos aren’t really working for me. They don’t do the colour justice.