Saturday, 23 September 2017

Tallarn Desert Raiders with Special Weapons

After a very long time, I painted some Tallarn Desert Raiders again. It was a lot of fun and there are more of them to come. And yes, the Desert Raiders with Flamers are conversions, because GW hasn't released official models yet. 



Furthermore, three of my four Chimeras are armed with twin Heavy Bolters now. In my opinion, this is a good weapon loadout in the 8th edition of 40k, is it not?



Saturday, 16 September 2017

Custodes Land Raider Conversion

As you might know, the only viable option for Custodes to get around in 40k is a Venerable Land Raider. So far so good. But if you compare the size of the assault ramp with a Custodes, the scale is really off. They virtually have to limbo dance their way to the outside! The red line marks the size of the ramp:


That's way too off and the reason why I converted this old Land Raider Redeemer respectively. As you can see, the opening became larger and the Custodes would be able to fit through (just imagine the miniature without its base).


I used the aquila from the Custodes vexilla to decorate the upper side of the ramp. And as you see, the closed ramp beacme also slightly larger than the original one.


I am quite happy with the result and the paintwork will hopefully do the rest to give it a proper look.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Talons of the Emperah: Custodian Guard

Last year I bought my first Custodes sprues but painted only one test miniature. Then, everything went silent for several months. Therefore, I am happy to have finished my first Custodian Guard Squad yesterday!




Friday, 25 August 2017

Adeptus Custodes: Venerable Contemptor Dreadnought II

Here comes my second Venerable Contemptor Dreadnought for the Adeptus Custodes. This guy is based on the Custodes Contemptor Galatus Dreadnought from Forgeworld. Sadly there are no 40k rules for the Forgeworld model yet and so I equipped him with a Kheres Assault Cannon and will play him as a normal Venerable Contemptor Dreadnought in my next 40k games.

  




I attached magnets on the left arm and therefore can switch the Kheres Assault Cannon with the Praesidium shield (still unpainted), if needed.


Finally, this "golden boy" reminds me of an old anime intro...


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Adeptus Custodes: Venerable Contemptor Dreadnought

I was no fan of the plastic Contemptor Dreadnought kit and bought one only to get my hands on a Kheres Assault Cannon. After building and painting it, I changed my mind. What a nice model!