Thursday, August 25, 2011

The dawn of a new project... Pre-Heresy Death Guard...and my Mk1 Land Raider

Yes... I know... I am a couple of years late to begin a pre-heresy army. It's been quite a while from the Black Library releases and the fad is fading away... there are even quite a few great Death Guard armies out there so I'm not putting anything innovative or original out...


...I just LOVE Death Guard... I love their fluff from my origins as a wargamer... I have been playing chaos from the early 3rd ed. just to be able to field plague marines... the idea of making a pre-heresy death guard army buzzes through my head since gw released the atrocity that is the latest chaos marines codex... if I can't field my beloved plague marines as chaos anymore, I will as loyalists ... !

It took me some time. It had to be perfect though... and the biggest problem was the armor. I know there are a lot of pre-heresy armies out there but most of them use the current issue of power armor. I wanted to look and feel 30K ... I wanted mk2 armor ... and the gods of Forgeworld heard my pleads...

The final piece of the puzzle was in place! Now, all my archaic looking vehicles could fit with an equally archaic looking armor. And what best way to begin my project, than my beloved Mk1 Land Raider

I know that this model has a love-hate factor to it. I definitely love it. For many years that was the iconic image of 40K vehicles (at least for my eyes) only to be overthrown by its successor... 

I had 2 major problems with this model though. its old age and the numerous layers of paint that has been applied over the 15 years of its existence in my gaming world. Step one was the paint removal. To be honest, I didn't have the best results but it got to a point that could be repainted and I'm satisfied with that. It will feature major weathering anyways so some minor paint remains will blend with that process hopefully... 

Step 2 was the conversion job... as I have said in the past, my conversions use a rather large pool of bits that come from an even larger variety of sources. Many of them are recognizable, others are a little more hard to see.. the pics don't help at all, got them with my cellphone sorry. Better pics when painted although I will post some more converted vehicles before I do that! I would be happy to answer to any questions that you may have concerning the bits. 

So there you have it, the first step on building an army I always wanted to have! I would love to hear your comments and remarks.

Music choice for today, another great desert rock band... 

Till next time...!

Monday, August 22, 2011

New project on the line...

Hello once again!!

Holidays are over for me! I had a blast this year for sure and now I'm full of a bucketload of new ideas and energy to fulfill my older ones.

One such idea buzzes through my mind for quite some time now. I have been tired to play with the same army for the past year or so, and I decided to build a new one, an army that I always wanted to play but I only recently got the resources to put it together!

It is a major project that involves a lot of conversion work. I have just finished the first vehicle of my army but I don't think that I'm going to show you just yet :P

So get a first glimpse of it, the older ones that read this might recognize it ;)

So, here you go... I'm waiting for your ideas on what this could be and soon it will be revealed :)

...and with the greek temperatures hooked to 35 degrees and rising, there is nothing better than some greek desert rock to get things going in the desert ;)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Leaving for holiday!!...

Hello people!

Its this time of the year once again where I leave everything behind and find some nice beach to spend some days... :)

Maybe I will post something from where I am but you will definitely see me again in a week!

So take care of yourselves and have fun whatever you do! :D

Summer time mood on ;)