Legio MetalicaLast we left of Mors Incarnadine was complete and the Reavers were on the bench, well, I now have a complete Axiom Maniple and and additional Warlord!
|From left to right: Victorious Endeavor, Borophagus, Mors Incarnadine, Aelurodon and Hastati Lux|
I've since applied weathering powders to Metalica Primis and my next job is get the freehand symbols and transfers on the other Metalica engines.
I got a few lightbox shots of the first Maniple (apart from Hastati Lux for some reason) a while ago, I've also since drilled the barrels! Once the Freehand, decals & weathering are done I will go back and get shots of all the Metalica engines.
Knights of the Black Moon
Once the Metalica engines were finished my next job was knights. I've always liked the Knights, even the gangly classic knights from AT's first incarnation (I even have some, knocking about somewhere). So I wanted a knight household to support my engines, enter House Hyperion!
I don't know what it was about Hyperion but when the 40k scale Knight was released however long ago that was I settled on Hyperion then.
I feel like I could do a better job on the crescent moons but for now they will do. I wanted the Lancer's shields to have an energy bubble look to them so the shields are backed with clear blue plastic with Woodland Scenics water effect stippled onto them followed by a was of Druchii Violet. I'm happy with the effect and will be rounding them out to two full lances.
They've also got some reinforcements on the way in the form of a pair of Knight Porphyrions.
There will be more knights joining them soon enough, once I find both time and funds between all my other projects...
Enter the Fire Masters, infamous world burners and turncoats! A few of my friends are into the idea of AT but not the buy in cost which, I will admit, is a hard pill to swallow, so I had already resolved myself to the idea I was doing two legios (which has now upped to four in my mind, but thats a story for another day). A stroke of luck however picked me up the battleforce (1 Warlord, 1 Reaver, 2 Warhounds) for £65 on ebay! 4 titans for the price of a Warlord, I couldn't pass it up.
And now they're mostly finished! I've got the bases to finish off then its decals and weathering to finish them.
Unsure where to go with names, I started googling some of the distinctly not latin names of known Surturvora titans, namely Denala, Ashima and Su-benoth, this led me to Babylonian & Mesopotamian mythology, which gave me a nice starting point. armed with that my times are.
The flames were a bit daunting at first. Luckily the sets come with enough extra panels for practice purposes!
Other bits and bobs
So I keep getting side tracked with other projects as well, like these
And my other project on the bench? He knows nothing...
I couldn't pass up chibi none copyright infringing Jon Snow, renamed to Black Snow from Ninja Division (Soda Pop Miniatures as was). but what is the Bastard of Winterfell without the goodest boy!
So taking one of my leftover wolves from the Impact Miniatures kickstarter he now has his own non copyright infringing Ghost, which I have named Spook.
I plan to try and keep this updated a bit more regularly so, until next time...