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Battlefleet Gothic/Dark Mechanicum/Horus Heresy Ruinstorm Daemons

Battlefleet Gothic/Dark Mechanicum/Horus Heresy Ruinstorm Daemons

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Project Blog by deaddave CoG Member

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About the Project

(My Battlefleet Gothic fleets will be getting a look in! In fact, most future projects will be gothic based as I got loads of the stuff in boxes lol.) With the release of the latest Horus Heresy black book, FW introduced rules for a new type of daemon army. Where it essentially says make up the army using appropriate sized miniatures. Well I’d just bought a load of Alien miniatures from prodos games, and thought, why not use them as the basis for the army. So here we go! Then I thought I could use odd models I’ve bought over the years as stand ins as well. Will also be making additions to my Dark Mechanicum force as well.

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Remembering the late, great Alan Bligh

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Well, three years certainly went quick Mr Bligh, still think fondly of our chats at warhammer world and at various GW events. Always made the time to talk to everyone and eagerly answered questions. Even questions you probably shouldn’t have answered 😂 RIP buddy.

Remembering the late, great Alan Bligh

Thunderhawk proxies for BFG

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Got these rather nice looking ships from vanguard miniatures. Using 1.6mm welding rod that I’ve snipped down to size for the base stems.

9th edition 40k?! Already?

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9th edition 40k?! Already?

Not regretting my choice to stick with the Age Of Darkness ruleset for Horus Heresy 🤔

Old Sprue Rubble Mix

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Just filling in a couple of gaps on my round skirmish board. So started with some ground up old plastic sprue, I actually used a meat grinder for this to give the sprue a rough texture. To make the rubble mix and set it in place I poured the sprue in a pot and mixed in varying amounts of black paint, ready mixed filler, pva glue, sand and wall bonding plaster powder. Don’t ask for exact amounts, I was just winging it till I got a texture I was happy with! Then I applied cardboard edging to the board to stop spillage over the edge. I then carefully applied it to the board and tried to make it look random. With the leftovers I made some random splats that I’m hoping will work as damaged ground for the board. I’ll get pics when it’s fully dried.

Forgeworld Resin easy mould release clean

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Going to be starting this FW model soon, so thought I’d start with the washing. Over the years I’ve done the usual soaking and washing in soapy water to clean the mould release agent off. But since I got a sonic cleaner I’ve never looked back, 6 minutes in this with a drop of washing up liquid and I’ve had great results with none of the fuss. I will say, if you’re going to try this, don’t run the sonic too long. The water can get hot and warp your parts.

Mass Conveyor

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Just assembled this for my Iron Warriors fleet. In the rules it counts as two normal transport.

Dread Claws

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Flights of dread claws assembled.

Fighter/bomber bases

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Making bases for the ordnance markers. Using old epic 20mm bases to match the cardboard ones included with the game. Having to fill some of the original holes, and drill out a new one so I can fit three models on and still have a recess.

Iron Warriors Fleet

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Decided to paint up a Horus Heresy era Iron warriors fleet, so it’s a mixture of chaos, imperial and space marine ships. Have to say painting yellow sucks and doing black detailing over the top is a nightmare! But it looks good and I’m pleased with the results.

Let the harvest begin!

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Had these guys in the hobby pile for quite a long time… jackal class raiders. Or the croissants of doom! Gota say, I miss models this simple. One piece!

Scythe Class

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Started a necron fleet, so stripped and reassembled this old scythe class harvest ship. I used biostrip 20. Which has low wastage as I strip the paint in the pot as you can reuse the solution again and again.

Eldar Haven Class Spire

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Another model finally being assembled after years in my hobby pile. This time a Haven class spire for my Eldar fleet!

Ark Mechanicus and Battlebarge

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Finally got these two gorgeous battleships assembled! Forgot the joys of working with metal miniatures… I.E. wee bit of pinning on any suspect joints as bfg models are ridiculously delicate lol.

New year, new/old models

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Getting started on my Horus Heresy Era space marine fleet. So will be a combination of chaos and imperial ships.

Dauntless light cruiser.

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Picked up one of these recently, seemed almost a shame to unbox it after 20 years… almost lol.

Orkacron is finished 🥳

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Not bad for a scratchbuild that started with a polystyrene ball! Definitely pleased with the results 🥳

Rok highlight.

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Light grey highlight across the surface and voila, asteroid scenery!Light grey highlight across the surface and voila, asteroid scenery!

Roks

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Starting on my asteroid/rok fields. Starting with this grey undercoat. Then will apply a lighter grey drybrush.Starting on my asteroid/rok fields. Starting with this grey undercoat. Then will apply a lighter grey drybrush.

Nuln oil wash.

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First coat of nuln oil being applied. First coat of nuln oil being applied.

Happy little planet eater

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Starting to paint all the details with boltgun metal.