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Post by Morbidangel » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:58 pm

Small update. No pics as of yet but will have some pics up after this weekends tournament.
Well up until tuesday, i was working on repainting my plague monks and rat ogres for my skaven. But that got put on hold due to tournament.
I decided to just field my marines but opted for a revised list with some added mobility and a bit of stronger firepower than my devestator squad seemed to muster(again due to lack of mobility most of the time).
SO i set out this week to finally finish some more marines. Well my new revised list meant i had to paint 4 models between wednesday and saturday. Glad to say that as of tonight(at 11:30 pm) those 4 models are completed. Only one of the 4 did i have do paint up from scratch, the 3 tanks were at least basecoated in my black and green, so i really just had to finish highlighting, adding details and well actually finish them.

So i got the 2 rhinos, a vindicator, and the extra sternguard model finished in time for the new list. Pretty much i dropped my devestators out of the list, and tossed in those 4 to give some transports. The extra sternguard was more of a points filler really, as what else could i take for 30 points.

SO now the first thing i got on my painting list is to paint one more sternguard. This one model will put my army at exactly 1500 points painted. After that i am at least going to finish basecoating the black on the rest of my first assault squad, and then probably finish painting my plaguemonks/ratogres units for my up and coming skaven army.

After that my goal is to hopefully liquidate some junk(i keep putting off getting pics taken) and aquire a few models to do a Slaves unit or two for my skaven army. Since they are slaves i wont be using rats at all(just a couple of whip handlers to keep the slaves in line), but i plan to mix in some gnoblars and some flagellants to make a ragged looking bunch of slaves. So that will be the bulk of what i got planned for august.
After i get my skaven units painted, i might squeeze in some more marines. If i do i will probably work on tac 4 of my battle company plans for them.

Also if i can get some extra spare fundage to get some insulation board i am going to build two display boards. One will be for my skaven army, the other will be for my marines or just a generic 40k one. But i gotta get some extra fundage squeezed into the hobby funds, without the wife realizing its missing lol.
So see you guys on sunday...as Da Machine says....To get my Geek On!!!!
Lunar Drakes(marines): 2/4/0
Total Points Painted: about 1500 of 6500

Tau, Elsy'eir sept: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 350 of 1500

Clan Sarz-Skaven: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 0 of 3k
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Post by Morbidangel » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:48 pm

Another small update.
Well after another fun tournament run, i have learned even more about my army(at least how it works for me). From the battles i fought, i learned a few pro's and cons.
The few and essential things i gathered from the battles, is the mobility definitely increased my odds of moving across the board, however in such smaller battles taking more mobility made some of my shooting suffer. So with that mobility i still need to get more mobile firepower. Also i need to get to those objectives much faster when taking them, and also need to read the rules alot more, at least i now know that dawn assault doesn't put everything else in reserves.

So now on my marine project list, i have decided to start working towards 1750 points army list so i can shoot for some of the bigger tournamnets that are held in atlanta or greenville. SO...with that in mind.heres the list i am building towards.
Chaplain with Jumppack and meltabombs
10 man assault marine squad
10 man tac squad with LC, Plasmagun, and powerweapon in a lascannon razorback(or assault cannons can't decide)
10 man tac squad with Missle launcher, Meltagun, Powerweapon in a rhino
10 man tac squad with flamer, multimelta, and combiflamer in a droppod
5 man terminator squad with cyclone missle launcher
Dread with assault cannon, stormbolter and CCW
Ironclad dread with melta and heavy flamer, in a drop pod
Vindicator with siege shield.

That comes up to 1750. I think this new list gives me more flexibility, some harder hitting units, and a cheaper HQ that can help with a counter assault, or clean up or frontal sweep. The drop pods will also give me a couple of in the enemy line options for getting objectives. My only real worry is i don't have enough troops for objective taking, but i do plan to just start living with 2 of my 3 tacs being always split into combat squads. I am also trying to decide what to take for the extra 250 points option to go to a 2k list. Torn between a land raider, or just simply 2 more vindicators. For 1850 i figured i would simply add a landspeeder tornado with the classic option of multimelta and assault cannon.

Anyways, as for the painting table. I am working on getting the one tac squad i need to paint for this list worked on, as well as the missle launcher replacement for my other tac. I also gotta finish basecoating the termies and the assault marines so i can build them up in the color scheme. I also did a combi flamer conversion which i will try to get a pic off tonight maybe. quite happy with that conversion, and well one of my fully painted sergeants got a hand replacement with the new gun.

Other than that i need to work on my skaven some to at least get the unit of plaguemonks finish and the rat ogres. And with the possibility of mordheim i am probably going to have to invest in some rats for that too, so been working on a list for the warband to get an idea of what i will need rat wise to get that list going.

now if i can simply stay motivated to paint all this stuff when i actually get a little time to paint.
Lunar Drakes(marines): 2/4/0
Total Points Painted: about 1500 of 6500

Tau, Elsy'eir sept: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 350 of 1500

Clan Sarz-Skaven: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 0 of 3k
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Post by Morbidangel » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:18 pm

Well new projects going on now.
I am building a dark elf warband for morheim. Since i am building this up from the few character models i had left over from the dark elf army box(namely the two sorceress, and an assassin). I scored me a corsairs box set up today and have begun work. Alas no pics tonight. I will get some pics up this week as i get some progress done.

So..conversion wise, this is a small 7-12 model warband that i get to build. This leaves me more room for converting and more time to paint them better. As i got at least 3 weeks before i could field them(mid september at the earliest), i got some time. SO, my plans thus far are simple. Convert the heros, while the basic corsair henchmen will be pretty stock. Also i am doing nice bases for them to represent tiled floor or marble, or some form of brick/cobble stone rubbled street.

Anyways, heres a rough list of what i am starting with. A noble, 2 fell blades, a sorceress, 1 shade, and 2 corsairs. My starting warband is 7 models to start. It caps out at 12, so i plan to add 5 more corsairs(bar that i don't mess up on the 3 legs i am using for the noble and fell blades. The 2 corsairs so far are stock models, just with appropriate weapons. The shade is a conversion of the assassin model. I plan to have just one shade in the warband, so it works. hes my sniper, and had his shuriken wielding arm replaced with a hand held crossbow. I opted to keep his gauntlet mounted dagger for looks. hes got the xbow hiding in his cloaks...looks pretty good. This was the easiest conversion.

My next easy conversion was the sorceress. I had the one on foot, well floating in air with the spirals of souls around her. Well she has a staff, and i have opted to give her a spear for game rules. I didn't like the skull on the end of her staff..so i replaced it with the spear tip of a cold one rider lance i had in my bitz box. Simple but effective weapon head swap..but it makes her more menacing with a pointed stick. She better not run or she might poke her or her opponents eyes out.

After those, the complex conversions are being worked on. My Fellblades are going to be converted from the corsairs. I want them to be a mix in look of a black guard/executioner look with that of the corsair. they will keep the corsairs cloaks, but are going to get the skirt looking armor. Debating on going with the cloth over chain look, or the chain over cloth look(look at the real execution models and black guard models). As these guys are also melee specialists, i am going to model one up with a 2handed weapon to represent a rookie executioner, and the other with a halberd to represent a rookie black guard. They will both be difficult conversions as i also gotta get there arms to meet up so they are wielding a 2hander for one, the other i gotta almost completely build a halberd looking weapon from scratch. Ideas are to use the standard bearers arm and clip the banner and add either a poleaxe head carved from plastic rhino doors, or make it more like a large wicked spear using a swords blade(or two). So these two guys are some of the hardest conversions for my warband.

Last is the noble, as i plan to mostly just make the legs look like the same chain skirts as the fellblades. for her torso i have opted to use the torso of the mounted dark elf sorceress. I have removed both her staff and her dagger, and added two swords(one short sword for looks). So far the torso piece is mostly done. I am still debating on adding dragon scales to her cloak to make it blend the corsair raiders more..or leave it as a cloak and paint a fancy design or something. So shes in work in progress still.
The three legs tonight got the fleshing out of the skirts over corsair legs. I will have to do the first real layer of the skirts tomorrow night after work and after they have dried. Small layers each night or two i guess for those skirts. Also been using some tutorials so hope that it comes out fine. If the skirts don't come out well, i will just use the extra corsair legs and blend them to match i guess.

Future plans for the army are to definitely add 2 more basic corsairs. I am still debating to either 3 more after that, but that will be after the leg issues. If i can't use the legs, i might look into snagging a beastmaster and 2 cold one beast hounds. But i might also add 3 shades.
Well thats the start of it, i am still working out a paint scheme, but that is still a few days away before i can even start painting the first few models. So guess i will work that out more tomorrow.
I promise pics this week...of some WIP of the warband and my skaven rat ogre and 10 plague monks i got painted last week.
Lunar Drakes(marines): 2/4/0
Total Points Painted: about 1500 of 6500

Tau, Elsy'eir sept: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 350 of 1500

Clan Sarz-Skaven: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 0 of 3k
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Post by greenlantern1 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:57 pm

I look forward to seeing your pics!
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Post by Morbidangel » Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:05 pm

ok update time. Got some pics of my wip warband.
Well first off, got up this morning and started to look at the first layer. Man i suck at doing full sculpts lol. That or the epoxy putty i am using is just crap for that kind of stuff. Anyways, i scratched the whole idea of the chain armored skirts for the fellblades and noble. For starters they didn't really line up very well after i added a the layer of putty to the torsos. Also i slept on it and thought about it all night and got to thinking i might just be better off not using the chain skirts and make them look more like raiders, not armored military troops. So i ended up ruining 3 pairs of legs...oh well no real loss, just means i get some extra options if my warband ever grows past 9 strong. Guess i get to either go with a beastmaster and beast hounds, or just 3 extra shades. Also toying around with the arms..i decided to ditch the great weapon on one of the fellblades and went with a sword and shield. this gives him some added protection, but the main reasoning was it was a pain to get any of the corsair arms to line up in a position to be holding a two handed weapon without a major overhaul. The other reason was the draich i had in my bitz box from a dark elf execution is the same size blade as a sword on the new corsairs. SO...it wouldn't look bit enough. Yeah for older models lol.
Heres the pics so far. I am on hold for pinning purposes as i got to aquire some new drill bits for my pin vice. Nothing small enough to pin the blade to a pole or drill thru the assassins foot. Poor thinking on my part i guess.
http://s679.photobucket.com/albums/vv16 ... /Mordheim/

Also for those who care..here are the pics of my plaguemonks and one rat ogre.
http://s679.photobucket.com/albums/vv16 ... ht/Skaven/
Lunar Drakes(marines): 2/4/0
Total Points Painted: about 1500 of 6500

Tau, Elsy'eir sept: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 350 of 1500

Clan Sarz-Skaven: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 0 of 3k
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Post by greenlantern1 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:03 pm

Very nice pics my friend! I wish you success in painting up the dark elves!
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Decimus Junius Juvenalis ca. 100 AD

"Though my guards may sleep and my
ships may lay at anchor. Our foes know full
well that the big guns never tire."

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Post by kabniel » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:15 pm

good start. i like the simple staff to spear conversion. that model has always kinda bugged me. maybe this version will be more appealing in my world. if that's the case, i'll have to steal the idea someday.

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Post by Morbidangel » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:21 pm

yeah well honestly i hate that model lol. I never cared for that sorceress model, but i didn't want to pay 15 bucks to order the avatars of war model, so i am making due with what i have. On top of that, all the art work of sorceress's in the book show them using staffs with jagged points. Also the warhammer online game had staffs that had sharp jagged points. TO me there staves should be more like spears with magical properties. Alas i didn't have anything really that resembled a staff from warhammer online concept art, or the book art, so i opted for a simple spear.
Now to start painting up the first 4 models that are finished. I am getting them primed white right now..so i hope to begin applying paint at least by tomorrow night. I already know i plan to use a darker skin tone, but i found a tutorial where a guy used bone as the base color for the elven flesh, and added a mix of turquoise and black to it as a shading mix, and then a touch of white for the highlights. Might try that, as it does give them a slightly grey skin tone that is suitable of the druichii. I am still a bit undecided on color scheme, but thinking of using a turquoise highlighted black and purple. Both seem to fit the dark elves, and i always like the brighter seagreen looking dragon cloaks.
Lunar Drakes(marines): 2/4/0
Total Points Painted: about 1500 of 6500

Tau, Elsy'eir sept: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 350 of 1500

Clan Sarz-Skaven: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 0 of 3k
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Post by Da MaCHiNE » Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:17 pm

Very nice work Bro :D
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Post by Morbidangel » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:32 pm

another update. This time with a painted sorceress.
heres the pics, they are clickable thumbnails
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anyways i am very happy with the way she turned out. My only problem which prevents her from being completed is the base. I am torn with how i should paint the base. Should i go with a more brown coloration which seems to be more typical to the fantasy ruins setting, or should i go with a more grey rubble look to the color which seems to be more modern.
Maybe i can decide better towards finishing some of the corsairs. So many choices. Also the pics came out a bit dark..guess i need better lighting for it. The colors are much brighter in person.
Lunar Drakes(marines): 2/4/0
Total Points Painted: about 1500 of 6500

Tau, Elsy'eir sept: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 350 of 1500

Clan Sarz-Skaven: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 0 of 3k
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Post by Morbidangel » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:32 pm

another update. Finished the shade. This assassin model was an extremely fast paint job..might be because hes suppose to be dark and so most of the model is the same color lol.
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Also just a teaser of the corsair models to come. Here is the backs or sea dragon cloaks. I got these done on my 2 corsairs and my 2 fellblades which are fluff wise going to be reavers or corsair captains.
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also sorry the pics are dark. I can't seem to get them brighter with the craptastic lighting and flash of my camera. I am using the brightest room in the house plus a desk lamp and the flash of the camera. Perhaps its the white background but not sure. They look far better in person and its easier to see the highlights and details. Oh well guess i will have to get some snapshots of these models when there done up at the store on the table.
Lunar Drakes(marines): 2/4/0
Total Points Painted: about 1500 of 6500

Tau, Elsy'eir sept: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 350 of 1500

Clan Sarz-Skaven: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 0 of 3k
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Post by greenlantern1 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:33 pm

Figures look real good. They should be a pretty fantastic warband!
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Decimus Junius Juvenalis ca. 100 AD

"Though my guards may sleep and my
ships may lay at anchor. Our foes know full
well that the big guns never tire."

Huron Blackheart, The Tyrant of Badab
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Post by Morbidangel » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:27 pm

WOOT for painting motivation. So..i started this warband on tuesday..and other than my noble, who is still lacking legs so i can begin painting her, i have finished the other 6 members of my warband. I also started assembling the 3 other corsairs towards the max size of my warband. These guys are just simple sword and dagger corsairs and will be a seperate group of henchmen that i slowly start adding to my warband as it grows. Since the dark elves cap out at 12 total models, i now have to decide if i should get 2 shades to fill in spot 11 and 12, or go for a beastmaster and just do some converting to have a beast hound(which i am so not sure what to use as the bases for a single beast hound).

I will take some pics of the completed warband as soon as i get the noble finished. Hopefully with better lighting.

So..its amazing what motivation can actually accomplish when it comes to painting.
Lunar Drakes(marines): 2/4/0
Total Points Painted: about 1500 of 6500

Tau, Elsy'eir sept: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 350 of 1500

Clan Sarz-Skaven: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 0 of 3k
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Post by Morbidangel » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:23 pm

alright got some more pics. These are some pics i took from the store..its much better than what i am getting at home. Anyways..this is my starting warband minus its leader, but shes getting worked on. Finally got the legs attached, so tomorrow i get to do some greenstuff to her, and then i can attach her to the base and finally get some paint slapped on. Also will have the extra corsairs worked on then too.

Here are the thumbnails In order....Shade, sorceress, fellblades and then the henchmen corsairs.
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for more pics like from the backsides and what not, just go to the link here.
http://s679.photobucket.com/albums/vv16 ... /Mordheim/
Didn't want to overload the thread with tons of pics
Lunar Drakes(marines): 2/4/0
Total Points Painted: about 1500 of 6500

Tau, Elsy'eir sept: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 350 of 1500

Clan Sarz-Skaven: 0/0/0
Total Points Painted: 0 of 3k
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Post by Da MaCHiNE » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:48 am

Very nice work Morbid,... I am impressed - well that and this warband just looks AWESOME !!!!!! I havent got a chance to start on my Vamps yet - worry not though,... They should start to see some paint starting this week/weekend. Anyway - Keep up the great work my friend. :D
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