Saturday, March 18, 2017

Chaos Cultists of Dan-A-Thos

This week sees me finishing up another small 40K skirmish force. This time its the nomadic Dan-A-Thos cult who wander the ash wastes in search of victims. They are reinforced by the presence of one of Lorgar's faithful, a traitor marine of the Word Bearers. Now the whole crew is ready to spread the good news about the Gods of Chaos door-to-door.

Have you heard the Good Word about the Powers of Chaos?
These models are all primarily from the Dark Vengeance starter kit and most are simple plug-and-play models with a few that had their heads chopped off and swapped with a buddy. I think the most complex assembly was the Chaos Marine, who was easy to put together but had a lot of noodley bits to paint.

Kurzaad Clav of the Word Bearers.
Cult Leader
I gave the heavy weapon guy a new head - I just wasn't feeling
the original.
The melee component of the cult.
The vast majority of the cult are equipped for long range fighting.
The two crews ready to rumble!
Again, I really like the idea of exploring the smaller side of 40k, where one Chaos Space Marine is a highly dangerous foe and capable of influencing a whole uprising. In a similar vein, I'm super excited by the upcoming release of Shadow War: Armageddon. I hope its as much fun as I remember!


Monday, March 6, 2017

Hive Ganger Deep Space Crew Finished.

Last week was a really slow hobby week for me, at least the Monday thru Friday part. I'd just come home and flop on the couch instead of picking up a paint brush. Good for recharging, but bad for keeping hobby momentum! Thankfully, Saturday was super productive and I finished my Hive Ganger conversions.

The whole crew. Ready to rumble in the deepest Hive pit or the loneliest space dock.
I've been calling these guys Hive Gangers, but really I've been more imagining them as a rag-tag group of deep space miners/scrappers. Maybe they prospect for ore on rogue asteroids or hunt for archeotech aboard derelict starships in an interstellar Sargasso Sea. In any case, the ship's locker has plenty of weapons and they are more than ready to duke it out with anyone who gets in the way of earning a living!

This is The Foreman. He heads up any missions and gets the choicest of gear.
Bubba is the grenadier. For when things need to go "BOOM!"
Stubs is the heavy weapon operator.
Sarge is the chief of security.
Spud is the other security officer. He just joined to meet girls.
The real muscle is the mining servitor. I imagine it to be a lower tech Dreadnought - no where near as mobile but just
as crushey.

This was a fun little project that I spent waaaay too much time on. I'll be glad to not be painting Genestealer Neophyte bodies for a while, I think. Next on deck is to work on some Chaos cultists for these guys to fight.