29 November 2020

Blood of the Angel Part 4; The armory opens, by Medge

Welcome back to Blood of the Angel - a #BashtheBacklog project chronicling my progress to have a semi-competitive Blood Angels army. 

When this project started 9th Edition wasn't on anyone's radar, yet I write this post on the eve of the 9th Edition Blood Angels Codex Supplement release. 

A lot has changed over the last 12 months for the Blood Angels and until I have the new supplement in hand I have NO IDEA what to expect from the new army!

So what to do in the meantime? Well... guess it's time to catch up on old projects!
Anyone that's followed my Blood of the Angel or Bash the Backlog projects to date will know that I've painted a lot of Blood Angels infantry, but no armored support.

And that ends now! Prepare the Techmarines - the armory opens!

24 November 2020

For The Lion: High Speed Combat

Hi all it's Neil here with a new post about my Dark Angels that I've been paining up.  Its been a little bit of a gap since the last one but with the new Indomitus box I've started to add new units to my Dark Angels and have started up doing a Crusade force with them too.  The first unit of new marines to be painted are the Outriders who are part of the 2nd Company, the Ravenwing.

22 November 2020

Genesis of a Chapter; The Celestial Serpents

Far to the galactic north, deep within the Segmetum Obscurus, lies the Ophiuchus System. The System holds no special interest for the Imperium. Like a million other fringe systems, the Ophiuchus system is too remote to hold much strategic military importance, has no particular mineral wealth, and it's planets, whilst hospital to life, are unfit for use as agri-worlds. 

The Ophiuchus system would likely disappear off all Imperial records, lost and forgotten like so many other fringe systems throughout history, were it for it's one significant attribute - the system was home to the Caeles Anguis Adeptus Astartes Chapter, in low Gothic known as the Celestial Serpents.

Hi All. It's Medge back again, kicking off a new series (yes... ANOTHER one!) focusing on the creation of a new Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes; the Celestial Serpents. For a long time (pretty much since the 8th Edition Space Marines Codex came out) I've been thinking about creating my own Space Marine Chapter. 
The project has remained firmly on the back-burner with my Blood Angels Successor taking up my allocated "Space Marine" hobby time. Over the UK's Lockdown (part 2) I finally picked up the amazing Spear of the Emperor novel by Aaron Dembski-Bowden, and his portrayal of more tribal/barbarian inspired Space Marine Chapter operating in Imperial Nihilus really inspired me to revisit my "homebrew" Chapter idea.
Over the last few months I've also been reading the White Dwarf team's own journey to create a Space Marine Chapter; the Tome Keepers.

With all the inspiration and guidance provided by ADB and White Dwarf the fires of inspiration were lit, and got to research and scrawling ideas and notes on my custom Chapter.

5 November 2020

Xenos on Crusade: Neil the Devourer; Hive Fleet Lindworm Month 5

Hi all it's Neil here with another post about my Hive Fleet Lindworm crusade project as part of our group Xenos on Crusade project.  A quick recap, this project was to get us all playing 9th edition where we all chose a Xeno faction to take into the new Crusade way to play.  My Tyranids have been growing slowly, starting from a couple of units and now being a 75 power list with quite a few games under its belt.  This month's additions complete the outstanding models for this 75 power crusade roster, a Mawloc and a pair of Zoanthropes to reinforce my existing unit.

2 November 2020

How to Paint with Medge; The Bajing Sept - Part 1

Let's be perfectly clear... I'm not a great painter! I'm very much average, and a long way off competition worthy (for that you need fellow blogger James, despite his modesty on the subject!)

So when you read the Blog title as "How to Paint" remember it doesn't saw "how to paint well!!!"

The purpose of this series is for my to document the colours and techniques I've used to paint an army so I can come back to it later. It's also here to offer a little inspiration to the wider community out there - if you like my colour scheme but know you can do better then please feel free to borrow, adapt and tweak these recipes as you like!

Just make sure you share your work with me afterwards!

With that said... let's get into it!

1 November 2020

Xenos on Crusade: James' Craftworld Eldar - Part 4

It's been a while, huh.

Hobby burnout hit me rather hard last month, and as a result, I made very little progress on my models. Rather than ship out a half-hearted post detailing my hobby failings, I figured I'd wait and get a few more models completed for the Craftworld. 

As I mentioned, September was a real struggle for me in terms of hobby. I started on the Wraithblades with the best of intentions, but very quickly I found myself losing all impetus and decided the best approach was to take a break, reset, and come back when I felt the desire to paint again. It took about a month, but once the hobby drive was there I cracked back on, and now, two months from my last post, what have I managed to get done in that time frame?

For the Lion: Shock and Awe

Hi all Neil here with a new For the Lion post about the Storm Speeder I've painted up this month.  Its quite a short post as I haven'...