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[WH40K] Kitbashing an Iron Warriors KillTeam

After a nice KillTeam match with my friends, I got the idea of creating a unique team of old battle forged veterans. Luckily, nobody bought my chaos chosen from Ebay. So I decided to start with them. They look really good, very unique and characterful.

I started with the guy wearing the cool Bolter. I removed the Bolter and gave him a Plasmagun. I realized earlier, that this weapon is good in KillTeam games. He also got an Iron Warriors shoulder pad from Forgeworld to show his affiliation to the legion.
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The second man should be armed with an Autocannon. He would play the role of a sniper, maybe with the special ability to shoot at two models. Due to the lack of an Autocannon I made my own from a Heavy Bolter and a Machinegun, but it looked too massive. I shorted the barrel after some time of thinking.
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The third man was a normal guy with a chainsword, a Bolter and a Boltpistol.
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After him I thought of getting another Plasmagun carrier and I wanted to go further with the modding of those chosen. This one was challenging, because I fully changed his pose and I like the result.
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A leader was missing and this one should look great! And should, like a real Iron Warrior, wear a Servoarm. Although, there are no rules for that tool.
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The last member took some time to think about. I also had the 200 points maximum in my head, because I also want to add 10 cultists to my team. And that’s why I could not take another Plasmagun with me. So a Flamer should do it. I call him the crazy Pyro and gave him the backpack of the old chaos rocket guy to give him a lot of explosive stuff.
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I’m looking forward to play a game with them πŸ™‚
KillTeam is really inspiring and I’m already thinking of building teams for other armies as well. You don’t need to collect a huge army to have nice games. Just a small group of trained veteran characters with a lot of personality. It is helpful to have a huge bitzbox πŸ˜‰
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[WH40K] Powering up the Haemotrope Reactors!

Fuelled with the blood of martyrs…

I totally fell in love with those reactors in the first place, so I ordered a box. The intention was to combine them with my Promethium Relay Pipes. GW said they would be perfectly compatible and I wanted to see, if that is the truth πŸ™‚

After one night of cutting out plastic pieces out of their frames and having no plastic glue at hand (shame on me). I got another night assembling my new stuff. I also had a box of 40K containers and there is a lot of stuff included!!

The size of the reactors
Before I got my hands on the reactors I searched the web and nobody said something about the size of those reactors! That’s why I will provide some images to give you an idea of how big they are.
A reactor is about 4.5 inches (11cm) tall and nearly 4,5 inches (11cm) wide and 2 inches (5cm) thick. I also took some pictures with miniatures. I think they will do great on the field!

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The compatibility with the Promethium Relay Pipelines
In the first place I thought… uhh, this won’t fit! But then I saw it. They fit perfectly. A reactor has three possible conection points for a pipe and it looks great!
In the pictures you can see the difference between the two in the color. My reactors have a dark grey plastic color and the pipes are in light grey.

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The REactors fit perfectly to the relay pipelines!


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Current state of work
Until now I have one generator finished for painting. The other pieces are still unfinished. Here are some impressions.

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My current state of work.


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[WH40K] Promethium Relay Pipelines and Containers

The reason I’m not posting any news is, that I’ve become a father and my little son takes a lot of time πŸ™‚

But for my birthday I got some new stuff and that pushed a bit. And I’m willing to do some hobby stuff in the next weeks.
I got a pack of promethium relay pipelines and also some Warhammer 40.000 containers!! πŸ˜€

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Warhammer 40.000 Containers

Warhammer 40.000 Containers from source


Promethium Relay Pipelines

Promethium Relay Pipelines from source


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I could not resist and ordered a box of the Haemotrope Reactors, which should fit together with the pipelines and would give great pieces of terrain.

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Haemotrope Reactors

Haemotrope Reactors from source

Haemotrope Reactors from source


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I’ll post updates soon.

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My Haemotrope Reactors have arrived πŸ™‚


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[DZC] Battlebus

I found some time to give my battle school bus some attention. I was asked to write a post about the way I painted my resistance rides. I’m not finished yet, but this bus is almost finished.
Because you can field those busses without the platform I wanted to find a good solution to remove it. After a while I figured out, that those crates on the platforms are thick enough to house a 1 mm neodyn magnet. So I drilled three holes into them and the busses. Some green stuff helped to hide those spots. And I was surprised that this solution works really well.
I gave the bus a base color with black spray and afterwards some white spray. That helped to paint the bus with golden yellow. After that I gave it some highlights with golden yellow and sunburts yellow and subsequently I added some white.
I wanted to make the bus look old, rusty and dirty. I used a mix of rhinox hide and water to paint all the recesses. I also painted the bottom of the bus. Like all Hawk wargames miniatures this one has astonishing details. Also those resistance fighters on top of the platform have amazing details. I need to take some time to paint them.

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[BFG] New cruisers

I searched through my never ending bitz box (it’s really huge ;)) and found some old battlefleet gothic cruisers. The original painting theme is regal blue or kantor blue and white, but I wanted to try a new one.
The basecoat is black followed by white primer. I washed them with agrax earthshade and nuln oil at some areas, wich are more located to the center of the ship.
For the bow I shosed the original colors of my old fleet.

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[WH40K] My first Ravenwing Biker

This evening I had the idea to start painting one of my Dark Angels Ravenwing Bikers from my Dark Vengeance Box. And I have to say, that it is not easy to get satisfiable accents on this black color.
I started with a mix of Astronomican Grey and Chaos Black, followed by a mix with more grey. Finally I added slight accents with pure grey. I figured out, that there are parts of the model, where it is nice to use the side of the brush and other areas where it is easier to paint the accents directly with the tip of the brush.

But the result doesn’t really satisfy me. I think I have to look for a better technic. The problem with the Ravenwing is, that the primary color is black. The model is black everywhere and you just got those grey accents to work out all the details of the model.

Is there anyone out there with a good idea? I have no airbrush! I already found some technics wich use an airbrush, those won’t work for me.

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[WH40K] Preparing the containers

This is a small post, where I want to show you my progress I made witch my playmobil containers. I treat them with my rotary tool. I at first took just two or better three of them. Just to test out the possibilites. Those playmobil plastic is very tough πŸ˜€ You need to apply a bit of force to get some good results. I decided not to close the slots on top of the containers. The problem was, that the surface of the plastic is very shiny. In order to prevent some aweful glnces from the interior of the containers I applied some black pimer onthe inner parts of the containers before I glued the top cover onto them. I glued the damaged containes on bases and applied some glue water and sand on them. That’s all for now 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).

Here are some other pictures for inspiration matters. This guy also wrote a tutorial on how to paint containers. Here are some results.
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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] Some new BOOOM BOOOM

When you took a look into my small gallery you may noticed my basilik squadron. As an owner of an Iron Warriors army I couldn’t resist to add another three of them. I like big guns with a long range. I also took some old tin models and decolored them with aceton. I was surprised by the result. But look for yourself. Besides the aceton I used a metal brush, some warm water and a tooth brush to remove the old color from the models.
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The basilisks are still work in progress. I want to add some aging effects and a crew for each one. I purchased a titan tech priest to represent a member of the Dark Mechanicum who maintains those artillery machines.

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