Warhammer 40k – Basilisk Finished!

Finished up on the Bassy today, and here she is:

Basilisk Complete

Basilisk Complete

Basilisk Complete

Basilisk Complete

Couldn’t come up with a good design for either side of the gun, so decided it was best to leave it blank. For now. If I do have some inspiration I may come back and add something at a later date.

I also got crackin’ into my next commission today, and here’s a wee sneak peak:

Next Commission

Next Commission

Warhammer 40K – Basilisk Progress

Added a few more touches to the Basilisk today:

Armageddon pattern Basilisk WIP

Armageddon pattern Basilisk WIP

Armageddon pattern Basilisk WIP

Armageddon pattern Basilisk WIP

Still think the armour needs a little bit more work, and would like to add a decal to either side of the gun as with the previous one, but am unsure as to what to do. I don’t want this to be a straight imitation of the last one, so I’m definitely not repeating the pattern. Have to have a good Thought Orgy and see what I can come up with 😀

Tanks & Fireblade Update!

Little bit of painting, little bit of modelling today. Started to fill the gaps on the Hydras with some plasticard, and to give you an idea of the gap here’s before and after:

Before & After

Before & After

As you can see the plasticard does a rudimentary job, gonna need to do a wee bit of greenstuffing to smooth the whole thing over.

I also found myself distracted by the Cadre Fireblade, that’s been sitting on the table for a wee while now, and managed to add a few colours to the chap. Didn’t really realise how much of the model is armoured, this makes things a little easier on the model and means I can dedicate more on the cloak and the sept markings. These elements more than anything help to distinguish him from any old firewarrior. Anyway enough rambling, here’s a picture:

Cadre Fireblade

Cadre Fireblade

And just because they look cool :D, the tanks again:

Tanks!

Tanks!

 

 

Tanks! Tanks! Tanks!

So the next lot of Death Korp has changed slightly as the customer needs a few of his tanks built and undercoated for a tournament this Friday. The Tanks in question are two hydras and another basilisk:

Tanks!

Tanks!

I have been struggling with these all afternoon as they are a fair bit of work to put together. The Basilisk I already knew would be a bit of trouble (primarily due to warped parts), but I never once thought the Hydras would be as much trouble as they are. The kit does not fit together without leaving some quite considerable gaps at the back sides and the bottom, which I would not expect from such an expensive kit. Usually Forge World kits fit together superbly.

So tomorrow will be spent with the plasticard and the greenstuff out trying to fix these sections, and get these tanks looking top notch (hopefully :D)

Next Projects; Harlequins, Cadre Fireblade and more Death Korp!

I’ll be starting my next lot of jobs soon, and I have a few on the go now.

First up will be a squad of Harlequins for an Ulthwe army. I’ve been given free reign on these (except bone and black masks to tie into the army). This is both good and bad, on one side I get to experiment and do what I think will be cool. On the other hand I am notoriously indecisive, which may mean it takes a while for me to settle on a colour scheme, layout etc.

Harlequins

Harlequins

Following these guys I have the next lot of Death Korp to paint. For this round we have an engineers squad with heavy flamer and commissar, to be used as a veteran squad, another Basilisk, and a standard squad of dudes. Looking forward to the engineers, as from the brief look I’ve had they are some really crackin models.

Death Korpsy Goodness

Death Korpsy Goodness

My lovely wife also treated me to some models this week, in the form of a Cadre Fireblade and a box of Fire Warriors. Having to wait until next week to get the FW means I get to focus on the Fireblade first, and I dont mean to sound like a broken record, but again, what a crackin model. Bit expensive for what it is, but the detail and character is outstanding for a plastic mini. GW are out doing themselves on the plastic clam characters!

Cadre Fireblade

Cadre Fireblade

“Mons Meg” finished!

After finishing off the at ease squad I found a whole lot of enthusiasm for the daunting task of the Basilisk. Finished the beast off earlier today and am very pleased with the results, especially with how the Aquila turned out. Cant wait to get stuck into the other vehicles that are in the army now 🙂