Saturday, July 13, 2013

Thunderhawk Pt 2


  So the project is on hold for a moment as I am waiting on some Oyumaru also known as Instant molding sticks. I have two heavy bolters but I need 8. You can get them on ebay and a few other sites, here is the one I purchased http://www.ebay.com/itm/251271738205?var=550237256016&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

  I was asked to see her next too some Marines, so her ya go!

Here is a Prow view, the door on the left is a landraider door, the right is a rhino.

This is a Starboard view, The landraider door is about where it should go.

Some pics show rhinos driving off the front ramp, and it would fit!

An Aft View.

A picture from above.

  At the moment she is not glued together she is pinned with tooth pics! As for her Dimensions she is about the same size as a Forge World Thunderhawk. The folks at Warseer say the FW ones hull is about 5'' and mine is about 4''




Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Gunship Incoming!!!

   Hey fellow 40kers! So with Apocalypse just around the corner what are you all up too? Here is my latest work in progress!


 
I made all of her but the Cannon barrel out of styrofoam so far. I am going to use cardboard to put details on. The Heavy Bolters, I may have to buy or try too green stuff clone. Let me know about your Apoc projects and let me know what you think about my Thunderhawk.
 
 So till next time, For the Allfather, for Russ, and for Fenris!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New Apocalypse update!


                                                                           
    I found this pic as I was jumping around the web! Nice model, I hope that it will open and close and not need to be built one way or the other. This is going to be a great summer for Warhammer 40k Players!

Monday, June 3, 2013

The rise of Titans

                     So Buy now you all have most likely seen the July cover for white dwarf.


I am not usually a fan of large point value games, but Apocalypse has always held a special place in my heart. I would say it springs from my love of team battles. As its great fun to team up and do giant battles like you read about all over 40k, the wars for Armageddon, and the Crusade of Fire. I watched my brother Slay a Greater Demon of Khorne with a missile shot in a 5000pt 4 on 4 way back in 2nd edition. To the first Apocalypse game I ran at a flgs of 10,000 pt. That game was 4 players a side, 2,500pts each. The points were raised from 2,000 each when I saw the warlord titan in the Apoc book. I was going to bring my wolves but the hook was set as I remembered reading the comic Titan God Machine, and from there I had one month to build my Warlord.
 
 
 
   I based it off the Forge World of Graia from the Relic Space Marine game, the older history about this forge world is that its the home of the Titan legion of The Legio Astraman (AKA the Morning Stars) and I used there color scheme. The teams were Space Wolves (not mine), Imperial guard, Tau, and my Warlord Titan versus Chaos Marines, Necrons, Orks, and Renegade Imperial Guard. If you have ever seen the stats on a warlords weapons and thought WOW, then let me tell you as one Princeps to another, the stats are as nothing to seeing them put to use on the table!


Armed with Apocalypse Missile Launcher, Vortex Missle, Volcano Cannon, and Quake Cannon.
 
 
Enemy in sight turn 1
After the Titans first shooting phase our foes have lost a Monolith, Canoptek Tomb Stalker, a squad of Necron Warriors, Necron Lord, Chimra with comand Squad, Havok squad, Vindicator, Defiler, A ruin and a few other things. The Voetex Missile was a beast!
 
So what are your thoughts about a New Apocalypse?
 
So till next time, For the Allfather, for Russ, and for Fenris!! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Space Wolves Psychic Power Cards

  There are sets of  Psychic Powers Cards out for the new books, but not the old ones. So I set out to make a set for the Sons of Russ!

  My first set of cards I made was with a 50% photocopy of the powers page, then I traced Magic Cards on too card stock, then I cut out and glued the powers to the card. These worked good and I was able to make them with things around the house.

  But then a few people at the FLGS had the new fancy GW cards, and made me want to make nicer looking ones. So with a little search on the web I found these Space Wolves styled card backs (Highland_Piper from dakka dakka did the card back art!). Then I scanned the powers page and a little MS:Paint magic later I had these! To have a set of your own Just print one side, put the paper back in upside down and print the other side. A little note, put a small mark on the top of the paper before you load and print, then put it back in with the mark down! My next step is to cut them out and get them laminated at Kinko's.





  So till next time, For the Allfather, for Russ, and for Fenris!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Home Brew: Zone Mortalis Part 2

  Welcome back! I hope that you liked Zone Mortalis and are ready to go 3D!




First off you will need these tools:
1) A pen or pencil
2) A black Marker
3) A ruler
4) A razor knife or scissors
5) A pile of cardboard (I used comic book protector sheets)
6) A hot glue gun and glue sticks
7) Black spray paint
8) Grey spray paint
9) All the stuff from Home Brew: Zone Mortalis Part 1


For every Alpha Zone Tile you will need to cut...
x1 12" x 12" base plate
x2 3" x 2" end wall pieces
x2 8" x 3" inside wall pieces
x2 10" x 3" outside wall pieces
x1 8" x 2" roof piece
x1 10" x 2" roof piece

  Spray the base piece Black, if you leave some small gaps it will let the cardboard's natural brown show threw and make the tile look gritty. Then spray the other pieces Grey, Do two light layers as this will make it look as worn concrete or plas-steel.

  I start by gluing one 3" x 2" Piece 2" from one corner edge. Then Glue a 8" x 3" straight back from the inside edge of the end piece, do a right angle turn and glue in the next 8" x 3" piece then glue in the other 3" x 2" end piece. Next glue in the first 10" x 3" piece and add the other 10" x 3" piece and let dry. Once its dry Glue on the roof!


For every Beta Zone Tile you will need to cut...
x1 12" x 12" base plate
x4 3" x 2" end wall pieces
x4 6" x 3" wall pieces
x3 4'' x 3'' wall pieces
x1 8'' x 3'' wall piece
x4 4'' x 2'' roof pieces
x1 8'' x 2'' roof piece

   Spray the base piece Black, if you leave some small gaps it will let the cardboard's natural brown show threw and make the tile look gritty. Then spray the other pieces Grey, Do two light layers as this will make it look as worn concrete or plas-steel.

  I start with the 3" x 2" end piece again 2'' from a corner, then add another on the the inside edge. Add a 6'' x 3'' at a left angle. Off of there take the 8'' x 3'' and glue it at a right angle. Take another right angle and add a 6'' x 3'' piece. Take a 3'' x 2'' piece and glue it down at a left angle from there. Add the last 3'' x 2'' piece as the other wall end. Glue a 4'' x 3'' at a right angle from this end piece, take yet another right angle and add a 6'' x 3''. Take a left angle and glue in a 4'' x 3'' piece, a left from there add the last 6'' x 3'' piece. Add the last 4'' x 3'' piece at a left angle to your starting point piece and let dry. Once its dry Glue on the roof!


For every Delta Zone Tile you will need to cut...
x1 12" x 12" base plate
x16 3'' x 2'' end wall pieces
x8 4'' x 3'' wall pieces
x4 4" x 2'' roof pieces
x4 2'' x 2'' roof pieces

   Spray the base piece Black, if you leave some small gaps it will let the cardboard's natural brown show threw and make the tile look gritty. Then spray the other pieces Grey, Do two light layers as this will make it look as worn concrete or plas-steel.

Do this step in each corner...

  Glue in one 3" x 2" end piece 2'' from the corner, then add a 4'' x 3'' at a right angle from the inside edge, add another 4'' x 3'' at a right angle to come back to the edge of the tile. Add a 3'' x 2'' on the edge and from there on a right angle add another 3'' x 2'' piece, add a 3'' x 2'' piece at a left angle to your starting point piece and let dry. Once its dry Glue on the roof!



For every Gamma Zone Tile you will need to cut...
x1 12" x 12" base plate
x10 3'' x 2'' end wall piece
x4 4'' x 3'' wall piece
x2 12'' x 3'' wall piece
x2 4" x 2'' roof piece
x2 2'' x 2'' roof piece
x1 12'' x 2'' roof piece

    Spray the base piece Black, if you leave some small gaps it will let the cardboard's natural brown show threw and make the tile look gritty. Then spray the other pieces Grey, Do two light layers as this will make it look as worn concrete or plas-steel.

Do this step in two corners...

    Glue in one 3" x 2" end piece 2'' from the corner, then add a 4'' x 3'' at a right angle from the inside edge, add another 4'' x 3'' at a right angle to come back to the edge of the tile. Add a 3'' x 2'' on the edge and from there on a right angle add another 3'' x 2'' piece, add a 3'' x 2'' piece at a left angle to your starting point piece and let dry. Once its dry Glue on the roof!

   Two inches from the other end add a 3'' x 2'' end piece, then on a right angle add a 12'' x 3'' wall piece. On the other edge add a 3'' x 2'' end piece, take a right angle and add the other 12'' x 3'' wall piece. once dry add the roof!!


   I hope that these are easy to follow with the pictures and directions. I have a few ideas for how to decorate the tiles and to make doors (I use Space Hulk doors.). But that's for another post!



 

   So till next time, For the Allfather, for Russ, and for Fenris!!


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Dark Vengeance

   Well here is or new box set! Just want to point out that this was my guess on what was going to happen when I did my first read through the 6th edition book and here is where I said my thoughts!
http://blog.spikeybits.com/2012/07/new-plastic-chaos-dreadnought-picture.html
 Woot, feels nice to be right! Here is what I said...

''They talk about a battle in the time line that's new on page 176 called Dark Vengeance. Its the only thing in the time line that sounds like new fluff to me. The Crimson Slaughter Chaos marines talked about there also have a picture of there colors on page 299."


  My first thoughts are "that looks like a good hand full of dudes!" until you see the 20 guardsmen on the Chaos side. I also am not to fond of the Dark box. Should have used the 6th edition book cover like Assault on Black Reach.



The Dark Angels look great, but that's also a down side. As a astute Son of Russ I will not be to keen on this box. But as a friend pointed out when we talked about our thoughts on the new set that (as a FLGS owner) he wanted them to be very Dark Angel's like with lots of DA detail so that the box wouldn't draw as much business away from the Tactical box as AoBR did on ebay. The only model in the above picture that I dislike is the "Company Master with Power Sword". He has on way to many robes and I think it takes away from the look of a Space Marine HQ.


The first thing I saw when I looked at the Terminators is that the head's don't fit into the chests well. The cheeks over-lap the crown of the back piece. Also the Crux Terminatus looks to small. I like the addition of the Purity Seals and the studs, But other than the assault cannon I like the AoBR Terminators better. The Bikes are Super!



When I saw these bad boys My Jaw dropped! They Look Great! If you use Chaos Lords here is a group of men that could all be used as a nice HQ with a few weapon set variants. The "Helbrute" Looks cool even if we don't know what it is. I saw a neat rule to give a chaos dread on page 38, its called "It will not die". The coolest thing about these traitors is the helmet horns!



These  heretics look cool even if they repeat a few poses. My brother says there is no option to give a guard unit a Heavy Stubber so... (I don't own the Guard book) if its true then hopefully the chaos book will have real cultists again!

 "Fenris Breeds Hero's Like A Bar Breeds Drunks - Loud, Proud And Spoiling For A Fight."
                               -Grand Master Belial of the Dark Angels

 Next up we will have Home Brew: Zone Mortalis Part 2! Well that's all for now, so till the next time For the Allfather, for Russ, and for Fenris!!