Friday, March 30, 2012

Nothing leaves here alive..

This place smelled of suffering and death. It had once been a thriving city of humans, now it was a ruined festering hole of twisted metal and scrap. The devourer had come to this world and the ensuing battle had ravaged the entire surface of the planet. The fates were against the humans from the beginning of the conflict and their chances of survival against such ravenous numbers were slim. Knowing their end was near their leaders chose cleansing flames over being infested and devoured.  They scorched their own world, taking the invader with them. Unfortunately the destruction of the planet’s surface revealed a hidden danger, a bunker buried under the Spurion Mountain range. It had been sealed thousands of human years ago and what it contained was unknown but its origin wasn’t hard to ascertain. The taint of the warp was strong here, whatever was contained inside the bunker the great enemy also resided within.

The Seers had foreseen dark events coming to pass, events that would affect the entire sector of space for years to come. That was why he was sent here, Phideous and his band of Pathfinders had been closest to the planet. They had to stop the bunker from being disturbed, whatever the cost. The future is ever in flux but the Seers had detected the threads of many races converging on this planet. All seeking the power that resided within the bunker, its whispers reaching far and wide.

They were accompanied by Sorelin and his Scorpion Aspect Warriors. This was to be a mission of stealth and the Shrine of the Deadly Blade was up for the challenge.  They could move almost as silently as the Pathfinders but in their aspect armour which was quite impressive. Even now the Scorpions were moving through the ruins getting into position. He couldn’t see them but he knew they were there, he switched on his optic overlay and checked that all the members of his band were in place. That was the first time he had moved in a quarter cycle. He was perched on a ruined balcony hidden in the shadows of a pile of rubble that had once been a statue of their ravaged emperor.  From here he had watched them all arriving, the humans moving through the rubble trying to be silent. And to most ears they were. The Orks had arrived next and they were far from quite, they came for salvage and slaughter. Not knowing or caring of the greater importance of this former settlement.

Sorelin broke the stillness with a message over the comm net “We have found an entrance to the bunker.” He paused for a second “It appears some of our wayward kin are arriving as well.” Phideous turned to face the Scorpions direction. A bluish purple light appeared and then quickly faded. It drew the attention of some others as well and they started moving toward the light. “You have incoming foes Sorelin, melt into the shadows.” Phideous replied as he brought his rifle scope to his eye. Humans and Orks rounded the corner opening fire and catching one of the fallen as he tried to make for an alley entrance. With their target dead the humans and orks fired into each other’s ranks. An ork on the second floor of a nearby building was lining up his missile launcher on a green armored human. Before the greenskin could fire Phideous lightly tapped his rifles trigger taking its brainless head from its shoulders. That would keep the fight even, the orks and humans would end each other.

A few moments later a voice whispered “You shouldn’t have fired you weapon Xeno , it betrayed you location." It was in rough human speech “A mistake”. Phideous didn’t make any movements other than to reply in kind “Human, your mistake was in thinking you had to come to me undetected.” The next sound was the soft purr of Wraithbone teeth gliding over their guide rail, then silence. Tear’el, the Scorpion that had laid in wait in the shadows of the room attached to the balcony took the human’s head off clean in a wide leaping arc. She completed her spin and caught the human’s body guiding it down to the ground silently. “Tear’el it appears it is time to move on.” More humans were converging on this building but all they would find is silence and shadows.

Sorry for the wall of Text .. but this is the little narrative I wrote up for the Kill Team Event this Sunday .. I finished up the last Pathfinder and look a few pictures of him and his Squad and Team.. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I would sell Haga to a Slayer such as you?

Last night I worked on the four DC sitting on my table a bit. They need to be finished up and are almost there. They still need a little more blending on their armor and the fine details finished but they are practically done. I still need to build 2 more DC to finish out the squad of 10 though, I originally was going to build these guys out of left over bits (and the bottom guy kinda is haha) but after using them more and more on the table I have really grown to like them and they deserve to be built up and painted correctly.. 8) I also finished up the other Ranger for the Kill Team game and I'll post them in their fullest tomorrow..

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It's a Hard Knock life..

Last night I worked on more terrain and a few odds and ends. I'll be playing Eldar for the Kill Team game but I'm also going to being some Guard along in case someone wants to play but have no mini's. Stormtrooper models are some of my favorite in the GW line and by far the best in the standard guard line. I put them in every list even though the really don't do much haha.. As I was looking at them I realized they are more basic then I thought. They need some more shading and a little more color but I wanted to keep them dark as they would be running in the shadows preforming wetwork duty for the guard. I need to go back and do a little touch up here and there .. so many things I "need" to do .. haha.

I was also working on a refinery of sorts .. I wanted it to have a destroyed work site feel.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Another one bites the dust..

I was going to use the Pathfinder I'm working on in the diorama for the Kill Team game but I didn't want to get him jacked up so figured it best to finish up another Ranger. I'm going with a lot of browns on this guy, different shades on his person and his cloak will be the standard grey. I started blending the browns and they are mostly done but I still need to finish up the cloak and gun plus details. Tonight I will finish him up and I want to get some terrain wrapped up as well. So far I only have a couple of hours into this guy so he's moving along quickly ..

Monday, March 26, 2012

Traversing the Stars..

This weekend I worked a bit on the Jain Zar Conversion I had started. Some good and some bad ... I worked on getting her Shoulder Guard and forearm/hand together. Worked on getting her head on her body but that is the bad part. It was a hectic weekend of sitting down getting up, sitting down getting up .. when that happens I forgot where I was and didn't notice her head is still too high. So she now has a super long neck haha ..  which now leads me to having to remove the GS I started layering on and clipping the neck and post. That will  suck but I can't stand that long neck look sooooooo I'll be breaking her apart. Blah..

I also started working on the Farseer conversion I've been wanted to play around with. I picked up the High Elf from the Island of Blood box a while back and wanted to convert it to a Seer. I've since seen a bunch out on the net so it's not that original anymore but I think it will look cool when finished.
I chopped his head off and the end of his staff. Since I won't be using the Original Jain Zar Executioner I chopped off the blade and posted it to the staff body. I'll be using a Seer head I have and I'm still in debate over the pistol arm. Right now it's a banshee arm but I might try to find a better Seer arm. If not I'll probably GS something on to it, I also sanded down his chest and will be adding runes to it for a more Eldar look.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Bolt to the Face or Blade to the head,. either way, you're dead.

The Vanguard Vets were some of the first Mini's I ever picked up for my Blood Angels. I painted one but now looking back at him he needs an update. But I do so love these sculpts and this is one of the old metal mini's. He's one heavy SOB for sure but still prefer that to unfinecast .. Why couldn't GW just fork over that little bit more cash and go plastic? Oh well.. 

I've been painting this guy up slowly in between painting other things and now that I have the Scorps done I figure I'll just finish him up so he can move on to the shelf. He's pretty close to being done I just have to finish the metal areas, mostly the sword and on the JP and some other smaller bits here and there. Normally I glue a washer to the underside of the base but since this guy has a slot I won't be able to. I guess I'll have to find something else suitably heavy to put under there! Hopefully I'll have him completed over the weekend! Speaking of which .. everyone have a good one !