Monthly Archives: September 2014

[WH40K] A new coat of whitewash for my Chaos Landraider

I bought a landraider kit right from the beginning. I added as much spikes from the chaos sprue as I could. I liked it at that time. But today think it looks like a freaky punk version of a landraider and I had to change that. That’s why I grabbed that tank and cutted all those spikes off. I also had to stuff some holes with green stuff. I like clean slightly battle damaged tanks for my chaos army. In order to achieve that I had do disassemble the whole tank πŸ˜€

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After I put it back together I gave it a coat of black primer. I wanted to give it the look of rusty scratched metal. The same look I applied on my shadowsword. That’s why I drybrushed the tank with a mix of squig orange and mournfang brown. In order to let this rusty layer to come through I used some kind of liquid masking tape. It was applied in small and larger areas in the tank. This stuff dries and can later be scraped off. After that followed a drybrushed layer of boltgun metal (I know it’s an old colour, but I still got some pots in my hobby crate πŸ˜‰ ). When you use this liquid masking tape it is important, that you remember WHERE you used it. I spent a lot of time searching the surface of my landraider for those areas I could scrape off. I think I found them all… but I’m not really sure πŸ˜€ I like the effect. I think one can compare it to the salting technic. I can’t use this technic because I got no paint brush equipment. In my opinion it’s a paint-brush-only-tech. Whatever, I like this liquid masking shit and I think I will use it more in the future. In order to highlight the metal I drybrushed the tank with runefang steel in the first place. Then I took runefang steel mixed with a bit water and a fine detail brush and tightened the edges of the metal areas. I highlighted quasi the borders from the metal areas to the rusty ones. This step took some time, but the result looks really nice.
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The Iron Warriors black and yeallow stripes were applied the same way I painted the yellow moons from my night goblin army. I tried to let it look dirty and battered.
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I didn’t add too much details, because I wanted this to be a quick project. I also realized, that the arms from my new fully modular chaos general fit perfectly on a faxe beer can πŸ˜€

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[WH40K] Containers for the Battlefield

We had a game of Warhammer 40K this week and a friend of mine created some cargo containers as terrain pieces. I liked the result that much, that I decided to add some containers to my own collection of terrain pieces. But I quickly realized, that cheap and nice looking container kits are hard to find out there. I’m not the scratch-building-guy, so I try to find adequate kits for those purposes πŸ˜‰ Here we have a kit from italeri, wich is available at amazon for about 20€. The Scale is 1:24 and suitable for Warhammer. This guyΒ made a nice tutorial of how paint such a container.

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It seems to be a nice Kit, but 20€ for each container results in a pretty expensive piece of terrain. Β I also found containers from Defiance Games. Those were a bit cheaper. You get two containers for about 25€.

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Not really quite happy with those kits, I found some really nice containers from playmobil, wich I borrowed from my girlfriends son for some scaling pictures πŸ™‚

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Those playmobil containers are larger than those 1:24 containers, but in my opinion they fit very well into the 40K universe. Those interplanetary cargo containers are a bit larger, because there so much stuff they have to put in there πŸ™‚ With a few modification they should be perfect. You get a set of one large and two small containers directly from playmobil for about 15€ (incl. taxes).

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I got a comment from a google+ user who uses these containers for his 40k terrain. They are defenitly affordable for 4.90€ each. He said, that those containers are comparable to a small red bull can.

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I read this comment a bit to late, because I already ordered some of the playmobil containers mentioned above.

[WH40k] First Game 7th edition

Yes, we did it. This week we played a game with the rules of the 7th edition of warhammer 40k. I hate it when the writers try to capsulate the rules in a object oriented way, because they think it’s smart, but you end up scrolling through the book in order to get the rules for some basic things like ordnance weapons. wtf?? Since when are those basic rules some kind of special rule?? What is so special about a flamethrower? Those rules need to be written in the basic shooting section!! damimt!

But apart from that, the new edition is nice to play. Especially, this new dynamic mission goal system. It is pretty cool. The important goals change from turn to turn and you never know what comes next. This makes the game totally different than in the editions before.

 

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