Orchestrator Serron is my Kill Team Leader for our upcoming Khristmas Kill Teams event (although I think I’m going to go with Sonic Ensemble rather than Kill Team). John will be posting more details about the Khristmas Kill Teams soon I’m sure.
A picture of the painted Sonic Ensemble so far:
Been working on a few other things in between. First of which is a Spartan. I’ve got an early WIP mock-up of how the Dirge Caster / Exhaust system will look at the rear of the tank and then a more recent WIP picture of where I am with the Spartan for now.
I’ve also started on a trio of characters inhabiting the Orchestra of Sin. I’ve worked on two Sorcerers – one in Cataphractii Terminator armour and the other a simple conversion of the Dark Vengeance Lord Krannon mini. I’ve also done a mock-up of one of my Chaos Lords on Bikes – this one a traitor White Scar.
Having applied the final touches to my Plague Marines over a month ago, this one’s well overdue. I won’t bore readers with a bunch of irrelevant excuses, although I beleive a more stringent process for updating Slow And Purposeful is certainly in order. If anyone out there cares, why not leave a comment below and let us know what you’d like to see more of in our updates. As much I enjoy blogging, I’m still relatively new to this game and bringing you all enjoyable content is what I strive to do – and our followers’ collective input would be extremely helpful to us!
Since my last update, I’ve made some decent headway with the unit of Nurgle Spawn, which are gradually getting closer to completion. Here’s one I snapped last week against a beautiful Play-Doh backdrop:
Instead of painting Plague Marines yesterday, I thought I’d take a break and start work on some Nurgle Spawn conversions I’ve had in the pipeline for a while. Being that I’m not a massive fan of the actual spawn models themselves, I decided to opt for some Forge World Plague Ogryns to act as my nigh-unstoppable toughness 6 unit, which I reckon are a pretty sound alternative.
As there isn’t much scope to mix and match the parts that come with these models, I built the first three the way the sculptor intended, but, after acquiring two more from eBay, I thought adding some additional parts and green-stuff would be a great way to add some suitably-horrific variations.
With a bit of luck, I’m confident I can have these guys on the painting table as soon as next week. In the meantime, I should have the first five of my 14 Plague Marines completed to go towards the 1000 points worth of models I would like finished before Christmas.
Seems to have taken a while to get this guy finished. He initially started life as a Crimson Slaughter ‘Prophet of the Voices’ with a Mark of Slaanesh but in the couple of battles he’s fought so far he’s been a Black Legion Lord with the Spineshiver Blade or a counts-as Lucius The Eternal. Lord Vardas Soulchewer. Although I’m hoping he’ll earn the epithet Wulfenchewer against our regular Space Wolves opponent…
The mini is a Forge World Gal Vorbak marine with the head from the Slaves to Darkness Chaos Chariot kit and the claw-spear from a Hosts of Slaanesh Hellstrider.
I might need to add something extra to his base just to finish him off though.
A couple of weeks ago, I came across an interesting hobby vlog on a YouTube channel called Tabletop Minions. Its presenter, a likeable American chap who goes by the alias of Uncle Atom, updates the channel regularly with an array of painting and gaming advice, tips and some interesting musings about various aspects of the hobby.
So far, I’ve enjoyed watching these videos in my spare time. However, it was the topics he covers in the two vlogs below that struck a note with me personally.
I’ve had my first painted Noise Marine finished for a little while now but only just managed to get some photos of him that I actually like!
Took a while to find a ‘rank’ title for him that I was happy with. The Kakophoni in the Horus Heresy are split into Orchestrators and Chora which I wanted to keep for Champions and Sonic Blaster armed Noise Marines respectively, but I needed something for the Blastmaster armed Noise Marines and after some research Oktavist stood out…
Just the rest of them to paint now! Any comments, feedback, critique welcome!