Friday, 26 August 2016

Nestorian's Henchmen: Cultist & Spore mines

I've painted another one of the members of Nestorians retinue. This one is pretty basic, but still a pretty effective conversion. I gave it a new head from the FW Emperor's Children Kakophoni kit. The weapon have also been switched out for a gun from the Mechanicus range. The backpack is from the FW Renegade Militia kit. 

I've also painted up some Spore Mines to join the warband. These models are straight out of the box. I have three more still on the sprue. These will be getting some cables and mechanical bits to give the spore mines some variation.

Lastly I have a group picture of every finished model for the Nestorian Infestation project so far.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

World Eaters Legion Praetor

A couple of weeks ago I posted some pictures of the limited edition Legion Praetor for my World Eaters. I finished painting the model right after, but forgot to post the finished model here until now.

The conversion was quite simple. I swapped the original head, which I think looks really silly, with the scarred Empire Flagellant head. I also replaced the sword blade with a FW World Eaters Meteor Hammer from the Rampager kit.

to make this model stand out from the rest of the army, I painted it in a new colour scheme. I chose the colours from one of the newer FW books. in this book some World Eaters, like Red Butchers and veterans, have painted their armour red. This is a step closer to what they will look like in 40k, which I find fitting to my army, since I sometimes use them with the Khorne Daemonkin: codex.

Yesterday when I took these pictures I also tried to make some short videos of this model, and many others in a 360 degree view! It turned out pretty good, but I haven't found an easy way to get them on my blog. They are however on my Instagram! Follow this link to see some cool 360 degree videos of my miniatrues!

This is the picture I found on Google from one of the Forge World Books. I think I will paint more World Eaters in this colour. It really gives the army some much needed variation, and it was a fun colour scheme to paint.  

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

WIP: The Terrain for Nestorian Infestation

The first game of the Nestorian Infestation draws closer. I still have to finish the gaming board, and a couple of models. 

I've shared a few pictures and sneak peeks of the board in earlier posts and on Instagram, but now I've collected all of the pictures to show you how far I've come. 

The board consists of nine 31x31cm tiles (four tiles are the same size as one classic GW "realms of battle" tile).

The first game of the Nestorian Infestation is set on a mining world. Most of the time, the story will happen underground, due to the toxic atmosphere and lethal sunstormes on the surface. 

I have based the board on the design of Forge World's Zone Mortalis. The tiles have classic shapes from the walls on the Zone Mortalis board. When they are put together they can form a lot of different looking tunnels and corridors.

Some of the walls are made using the inside of the new GW containers. 

I did a couple of test fittings while building the tiles. This way they make the longest possible corridors with container walls on both sides. 

One of the last two tiles will have this creepy construction in the center. 

Hopefully I'll be able to start the painting process in a couple of days. 

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Nestorian's Henchmen: The Gunslinger

Another member of Nestorian's retinue is painted! 

This one is not as interesting as the last one. But I still think it looks quite cool. 
It's based on a regular Genestealer Cult Hybrid body, with Cadian boots. The arms are from the Dark Eldar Wracks kit, with guns from FW Chaos Renegade Militia auto-pistols. The head is a green-stuff copy of a FW Emperor's Children Kakophoni one. The metal pice covering the stump of his right arm is from a Mechanicum model. Enjoy!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Nestorian's Henchmen: Close Combat Servitor

Nestorian's personal bodyguard servitor is ready to join the Genestealer Cult!

This is one of my favourite models for the Nestorian Infestation project. 
I based the model on a Mechanicum torso, with two Empire Flagellants legs glued together to make the lower body. The head the Servo Skull from the Scion box. To make the model fit the Genestealer Cult theme, I also gave it the alien looking sword from the Genestealer Primus. The arms are from Dark Eldar Wracks. 

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Geneatealer Cult Giant Servitor

The giant walking baby-faced statue is completed!

The servitors head is a green stuff cast of a baby dolls face, and the legs are from a Chaos Defiler. I really enjoyed painting this model, since I could experiment a lot with glazes and washes on the metals to give the different plates a slight variation in colour. 

I have not yet decided what this model is supposed to represent. But I'm picturing this thing wandering aimlessly through the ash-wastes, so I don't really think it needs another purpose than looking creepy. The pipes sticking out of the machines mouth is the host of a Genestealer spore-hive. The Cult uses this creation, and many like it, to spread spores and Tyranid bio-gasses into the planets atmosphere in preparation for the Tyranid invasion to come. 

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Former Ordo Xenos Inquisitor Nestorian

I've been back from the holiday for a couple of days. During this time I've managed to complete Nestorian and started to paint the members of his retinue. 

The first game of the Nestorian Infestation project, that I'm working on with Bigbossredskullz, is quickly approaching. We are planning to have the first game, that will be the beginning of the story, in the end of August. I still have to paint a few more models for the project and finish the gaming board. I'm also planning to make a blog post containing all the characters that will take part in the story, both mine and the ones done by Bigbossredskullz, explaining their background and role in the story. I think the weeks before the game will be quite exciting. 

First up is Nestorian, the main character of my Genestealer Cult:

Nestorian has served the holy Inquisition for decades, hunting down the tainted xenos and those who ally themselves with aliens. 
But this was before he turned his back on the Imperium and joined the Genestealer Patriarch and his Cult. Nestorian believes that the Four Armed Emperer (the Genestealer Patriarch) is the true incarnation of the God Emperor. By joining the Four Armed Emperors Hive Mind, Nestorian believes that he will become a divine being, sharing his mind, body and soul with the true God Emperor.