COMMISSION: Commisar Lord

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It has been a real crazy month or so since I last posted.  My personal life has really taken over quite a bit from the business side, but the business side has been really on going too.  A few weeks ago, I took on a commission for a Commissar Lord.  The client wanted it to be in dark colours, and was really happy when it was delivered.  Here’s a few photos.  Since taking these pictures, the model was tweaked a bit, namely a nice pin stripe on his cloak, but I didn’t snap a photo after.

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Gorbad Ironclaw

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Today I have a few pictures of my completed Gorbad Ironclaw.  This model was painted over a year ago, but have finally gotten a good set of photographs to put up.  I’ve posted them to CoolMiniOrNot (click link), so please check them out there and rate him!  But because you people are so good, here’s some photos!

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Hiatus but Back

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I have been an on hiatus the last two months, from warhammer, from painting, from life almost.  It has been a really crazy summer so far, with a little bit of running around all over Canada, and a bit in the States too.  But that is all over now, and I’m back to doing what it is I do.  That means, stay tuned for updates on current commissions (I have a few on the go at the moment, I’ll post some WIP photos soon), painting, army list, battle reports…and whatever else I talk about.  Also, I have completed some of those models I was just working on for shits, and am going to be selling them locally first, then put them up onto eBay.  So if you fancy yourself a well painting mini, stay tuned even more for those updates.

Salamanders 2000pts Tournament

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I have just started running the third official Tournament of Champs in my local area.  This is something I came up with while I was working at GW and was trying to get more people into the stores for vets night.  And might I say, it has definitely been a hit, so much so that I continue to run the event even though I no longer work there, and havn’t for over a year.  The tournament is scheduled for only on 40K vets nights, and is a sweet 16 style tournament with single elimination.  Now normally this style of tournament requires a ranking system, but we have instead done random draws for games.  The winner of the tournament in crowned Champ and is given the 40K Belt (much like a UFC/WWE belt but all 40k’d up).  It’s really cool and I plan on getting some photos up on here real soon.  So I thought I would share my 2000pts list for the tourny here, and see what you all think.

Vulkan He’stan
Librarian – Null Zone, Force Dome
Tactical Squad – Powerfist, Flamer, Multimelta, Rhino
Tactical Squad – Powersword, Combi-Melta, Flamer, Multimelta
Tactical Squad – Powerfist, Combi-Melta, Meltagun, Rocket Launcher, Razorback with TL Plasma/Lascannon
Assault Terminators – Hammers and Shields, Land Raider Redeemer with Extra Armour, Multimelta
Sternguard Squad – 6 Combi-Meltas, 4 Combi-Flamers, Drop Pod
Vindicator
Predator – heavy bolter sponsons

I played my first game on Thursday for the tourny and did really well.  As I mentionned in the last post about the sternguard, this is the first time I’ve used them really and I really enjoyed the way they worked out.  Vulkan ran with them in the drop pod, and slaughtered a tactical squad that decided to drop close by.  They ended up getting charged by Dante and a couple Sanguine Guard, and they held their own and kicked the crap outta Dante, even with nerfed Vulkan.  Was a great game for me, sour game for him.  Finished 8-3 in kill points.  Let me know what you think of the list.

WIP Salamanders 1st Company – Firedrakes

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I have begun my project of creating my Sternguard.  I have decided to go with the all plastic route, and am trying to do a fair bit to make them stand out.  First off, I have cut away at some Dark Elf Corsair cloaks and have made them fit onto the backs of the marines. I’m planning on gluing the backpack to the cloak so to avoid a dramatic bulge on their backs, I shaved away the backing so that it is pretty much flat.  These guys are also the first of my marines ever, that I actually glued grenades, combat weapons, satchels and other things to.  So it really gives them a good feel.  Also, most of them have Mark VIII “Errant” armour because of Salamanders fluff.  All Salamanders are master artisans when it comes to crafting their our armour, weapons, etc. so I thought predominately, they would all have Mark VIII.  While some of them still have Mark VII, I cut some plasticard to give them that raised collar look, and I think it came out pretty cool.  Still to work on, I need to make 6 Combi-Meltas and 4 Combi-Flamers.  I think I am going to buy a Character conversion kit from Forge World then cast the combi-flamer from there…however, for the combi-meltas, I am currently casting the barrels so that I don’t need to waste normal meltaguns in the process.  I’ll be doing more work on them tonight, and this week in preparation for the Tournament of Champs, which I will discuss on here later.  Heres some photos.

Chakak Update

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Have done some more work on Chakak today.  Got a solid base for the bones, and finished off the stone.  But here’s something I’m gonna try.  I made a short video and did a 360 of the model, maybe it’s better then photos?  Let me know.

Chakak – Eternity Warden

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Thought I would keep you up to date on what’s been going on.  April has been a crazy month.  A fair bit of painting, lots of gaming and way too much family stuff going on.  But now that is all done, and I can get back into the grind of things and pump some stuff out.  To relax a bit though, I have been painting up a model I’ve had forever!  I’ve had him basecoated blue for over 2 years now, and I finally started to put some touches onto him.  I have done the skin, and started working on the stone of his weapon.

I also got some painting done with a buddy on the Drop Pod and the Predator, though I don’t have a picture.  I’ll get some photos as I start to hit them with highlights and things.