Monday, January 30, 2012

Merican Lancers Tank #4 finished chassis

Here is Tank Four's finishes chassis.
I used Tamiya,MIG,and AK Interactive products to achieve this finish.
I am painting my Guard tanks with the techniques of AFV modern armor modelers.
Mig Jimenez in particular
The tow rope is picture hanging wire attached to the plastic tow rope ends.
Brass etch sprue was used to make the spare track brackets.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Merican Lancers Tank #3 finished

I worked on this bad boy all day and night and was able to finish the paint job.
Still have to Mud and Dust but I am going to wait until I have two more tanks finished.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Return of the Merican Lancers (Winter Themed Tank Company)

Well a couple of weeks ago I looked around my hobby room at all the stuff I knew I would never paint.
So I went and sold a bunch on E-bay,unfortunately for me at that time there was a tank company on sale,sooo.
Enter the Return of the Merican Lancers.
The 1st Merican Lancers was an army I made a couple of years ago which was my version of the Merican Forces during 40k.
The Merican 1st is one of the old 100,the few army unit that garnered enough respect from the Emperor to remain active under the Aquila.
They are a Terrain founded force and are some of the best equipped units in all the Imperial Guard having an HQ on Terra and enjoying close ties with the Martian Brotherhood as the Mericans were invaluable to Mars during the Age of Strife helping them secure priceless arceotech.
In return were giving the equipment which made them so tenacious in the face of the Thunder Warriors.
This Army will be a Winter Themed Tank Army with 10 Leman Russes,1 platoon,1 command squad.
The first tank underway is Number 3,because this is a standard no frills tank so to speak.
1 and 2 will be the CO and XO with special tanks
Speaking of which I never did get rid of the original banner barer,this model was always special to me.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Blood Pact Blood Priest

This is a neat model I cam up with to be the medic for the command squad.
He can also be used as a Priest if need be.
He started as a Nurgle Preacher and I did a little of this and that to make him switch gods.
The Servo Skull cable was from Dragonforge which is a must for all serious converters and scratchbuilders.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Blood Pact Penal Legion Beastmen

For my army I am using Beastmen for the Penal Legion of the Blood Pact.
I used Gors and Catachans to 40k up the Beastmen.
The Custodian is an Enforcer,I was thinking Klytus when painting their faces where you can clearly see the eyes.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Blood Pact Bloodpriest

This is a neat model I came up with to use as a priest or medic
The idea is a priest in a dirty white robe covered in blood splatter
I converted a FW Nurgle priest to use for this conversion

Monday, January 2, 2012

Chaos Renegade Chimera

I whipped up a Renagade Chimera to use as a dedicated transport for one lucky squad
I didn't go to crazy with adding stowage but I did use Forge World Khorne & Renegade brass etch and added plastic rod weld beads along the front.
Seems the Dark Mechanicus prefers function over form.
I used a base of Alclad II steel then applied masking fluid with a sponge here and there.
I then used Testors Model Master Olive Drab and sprayed over the steel.
Once touch dry I removed the mask with masking tape and rubbing it off.
It helps to take a pic of the model at the masking fluid stage to remember where you put it all.
After this step I used Burnt Umber oil paint,MIG rainmarks & powders to weather it.
I think the armor bug has bit me hard.