Wednesday, November 30, 2011

EPIC Nightbringer

I would like to introduce you to my little friend; my Nightbringer. I was going to build a Nightbringer however this model works so much better. It is a Cairn Wraith from the Vampire Counts. What sold me on the model were the three different faces it came with and the one I used really looks like a Necron Face. Maybe GW meant for this model to be used as a Nightbringer. One more model done and just a few more to do and this army will be done.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wraiths are Done

I finished my Wraiths yesterday and took some pictures today.

When I started painting this army I thought I would have it done by the end of the year. It is looking highly unlikely this will happen. I am thinking by the end of January if I don't get too distracted by my other hobbies. Enjoy the pictures.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

EPIC Wraiths "How To"

Thursday was a very productive day for me. I had nothing going on so I got to spend the day making my Wraiths for my army. My goal was to make 12 stands however I only had enough models to make 10. For today, however, I am going to show you how I made these models. They are not painted yet and once I get them finished I will show off the completed models.

So lets get started:

When I made my first stand of Wraiths I used pieces of scrap metal from older models. The problem was I didn't have much of it to use. I then decided to use some Styrene. I actually found that I could work with the Styrene faster.

What I did next was just started cutting along the side of the Styrene. I made small cuts with the angle side of the clippers facing side of the Styrene being cut off. You might need to try it a few times until you get the hang of it.

Then I cleaned up the Styrene. As you can see, the cuts I made created a nice detail to the Wraiths body. I also filed a small recess towards the front. This is where the model will be glued in place.

Now I had to cut up the model that I am using. I am using the Sergeant model from Exodus Wars. It came in the Edenite pack. I had a lot of extras and felt it was the best model for the Wraiths. I started by cutting its legs off. They I had to flatten the back of the model so it would fit into the recess I made in the Styrene. I just used a file to make this happen.

Then I trimmed the sides of the torso so that it was the same width at the Styrene. If you look closely at the model you will notice some flashing and that is all I removed.

Then I glued them on the Styrene that I cut up. You might notice that I did some shaping of the Styrene where I glued the model on. I feel it just looks better this way.

I then took the unused part of the models and glued them onto the base. The main reason I did this was to file the recess on the base. Once the glued dried I cut off the rest of the model and filed flat.

Then I cut them off the Styrene and glued them to the base. This is an important step. You might have to cut the Styrene at an angle so that the model is not looking straight down. It is up to you on how you want your models to look. I wanted mine to be at a slight angel that way they are looking down on their victims.

If you have any questions or need clarification please feel free to leave a comment and I will answer it for you.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

EPIC Necrons

It seems that Necrons are all a buzz these days, might have something to do with the release of a new codex and models. I have seen the new line of models and I must say they are really nice. With all this excitement towards Necrons I thought I would share some pictures of my EPIC Necron army. I recently just finished painting the core troops.

This is a group shoot and you can't really see anything.

This close up shows my 4 stands of Pariahs

This is a close up of some Warriors, I run 4 units of them

These are the Immortals, I have a total of 9 stands

Just of few of my Lord stands. I have 4 Lords with Immortals and 2 Lords with Pariahs

Next up for this project is to scratch build all my Wraiths. I can put 3 stands in each unit so I have to scratch build 12 stands. I have built two stands already using different techniques. I now just need to decided which style I want to go with. I will do a "How To" when I post pictures of them completed.