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Battlefleet Gothic/Dark Mechanicum/Horus Heresy Ruinstorm Daemons

Battlefleet Gothic/Dark Mechanicum/Horus Heresy Ruinstorm Daemons

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About the Project

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. Now also my Battlefleet Gothic fleets will be getting a look in!

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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.

Undercoats going on.

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Undercoats going on Orkacron and the Roks. Black, silver and brown sprays.

Orkacron is complete. What a slog!

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And done. Although I must say, those 175 rivets nearly finished me off lol.

175 studs on the wall...

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Well, 175 1mm rivets to drill and glue on…

Nearly there, just needs more guns!

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Now on his base, soldered to a rok. Over 40 guns glued on, got more coming in the post as I run out! Added more propulsion units, again circuit board parts with plasticard fins.

Ork Roks

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Using my lava rocks as a base. Adding epic and BFG components and propulsion is circuit board parts with plasticard fins.

Plating done and pincers on.

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#orktober 🥳

Armour plating halfway...

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Propulsion

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Circuit board spares and strips of plasticard, and voila, propulsion!

Plasticard shell.

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Working on the plasticard armour plates... it’s taking bloody ages!Working on the plasticard armour plates... it’s taking bloody ages!

Wire wrapping and the ring is on!

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Wrapping the thinner connecting rods on the orbital ring.

Orkacrons Ring

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Test fitting the ring.Test fitting the ring.

Orkacron!

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Well, this will be my Orktober project. Orkacron! A homage to Unicron from transformers. Will be scratchbuilt using anything I can lay my hands on and plasticard.

Asteroids ☄️

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The basis of my asteroids for my BFG scenery. The basis of my asteroids for my BFG scenery.

Mechanicum Explorator Fleet

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My Mechanicum Explorator fleet painted up. Using dropfleet commander miniatures. Also docked up at a spaceport.

Colours are: In order,

Basecoat: Matt Black.

Ship: Balthasar gold, Sycorax bronze,  Agrax earthshade.

Weapons and details: Boltgun metal, nuln oil.

Spot Colour: Red Gore.

Plasma Glow: Mordian blue, mordian blue/skull white 50/50, skull white.

Dropfleet/Gothic size comparison

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dropfleet models are the perfect size to fit in with BFG models 👍dropfleet models are the perfect size to fit in with BFG models 👍

Cor Tauri

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Shamelessly plugging my Cor Tauri miniature again 😂 COR TAURI 50MM RESIN MINIATURE PRIMARCH SPACE MARINE WH40K SPARTAN MINOTAURS https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F173872858916Shamelessly plugging my Cor Tauri miniature again 😂 COR TAURI 50MM RESIN MINIATURE PRIMARCH SPACE MARINE WH40K SPARTAN MINOTAURS https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F173872858916

Available here: COR TAURI 50MM RESIN MINIATURE PRIMARCH SPACE MARINE WH40K SPARTAN MINOTAURS https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F173872858916

Dropfleet Gothic...

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Painting up some dropfleet commander ships to use as stand ins for Mechanicum ships.

And done 🥳

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Sponging time!

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Another easy technique this one, sponge application. Lightly dab a sponge in some paint and sponge sponge away! Started with the darker Siena, then the bright rust after. Don’t put too much paint on the sponge, otherwise you get big splooges of paint lol.

Painting the WAAAGGGHHHH

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Easy scheme this, spray black, then mist with silver, mist with brown, then silver again, then a bit more brown. Then I highlighted some bits with boltgun metal, then a wash of nuln oil. Next will be the orange for the rust. Then to just blacken the bases.

The beginning of the WAAAGGHH

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Finally getting round to assembling my ork fleet...Finally getting round to assembling my ork fleet...

Praetorian Alien

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Ghost thirster?

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And didn’t use contrast paint.

Pencil Highlights

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Using a pencil to highlight the edges of the warhound. It’s only a subtle effect, but works well.

Duplicate post edit because I can’t delete them.

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£80 book in a jacuzzi madness 😂£80 book in a jacuzzi madness 😂

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When you can’t delete duplicate posts... post something random.When you can’t delete duplicate posts... post something random.

More barbed wire

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Made a load more barbed wire. Just corroding it in a vinegar/salt solution.Made a load more barbed wire. Just corroding it in a vinegar/salt solution.

Emplacement Complete

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Barbed Wire

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Wanted some barbed wire for my gun emplacement, so thought I’d try and make some. You can see in the pictures from start to finish. After assembling it I decided to weather it by leaving it in a solution of vinegar and salt. Have to say, it worked rather well!

Pigment

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Before and after pigment.Before and after pigment.

For crates sake 🤪

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That’s the painting and wash done. That’s the painting and wash done.

Gun emplacement

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Adding some scenery to the base of this static gun emplacement.

Thanatar and Warbot

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Adding the third thanatar for a complete squad. Also got hold of this random robot miniature from ramshackle games.

Dark Mechanicum Obliterators

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Wanted to add some obliterators to the Dark Mechanicum for a while, but needed to alter them a bit to fit in a bit more. As fluff wise I wanted them to be techpriests who had gone all gribbly 😂 so I decided to sculpt some hoods on them in green stuff. I have to say I’m over the moon with the results.

The 5000 point horde gathers!

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Well, that will do for now, got a few more units I want to add at a later date.Well, that will do for now, got a few more units I want to add at a later date.

Diddy Avatar

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Another ancient miniature I decided to add to the army was this original avatar of Khaine! An actual 28mm avatar , certainly a far cry from the bigger offerings we’ve seen from GW. As it was metal I had to start with a black base coat to create shading before the mist of white paint.

Hail to the King.

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This bad boy is the Alien King (or the rogue if you read the Alien comics back in the day). Now I will be using this as a Daemon Behemoth, which is a cross between a monstrous creature and a gargantuan creature in the rules. Can’t wait to get him on the table!

Warp cake.

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A new mechanic for the HH daemon army is that they enter the game through portals you place on the table. And it suggests making a suitable marker to represent them in game. So got myself som polystyrene half spheres and sculpted on swirly stuff using ready mixed filler. Then painted them up. And ended up with what looks like a cake.

Alien doggie.

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These miniatures were meant represent the xenomorph from the third alien film, so the are smaller than the alien warriors, but I thought they would add some variety to the daemon horde as you can’t do that much with the poses on the warrior models. Was glad the tails were already part of these minis as that meant no pinning the tails on!

Dragonforce!

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Another old miniature I’d never got round to using was the old metal chaos dragon back from WFB. It will be a stand in for the daemon shrike entry in the daemon army list, which is a flying monstrous creature. But because this was metal, I needed to undercoat it first in black before doing the white mist over the top as the metal of the miniature wouldn’t create the natural shade I got from a grey resin miniature.

Painting happy trees... I mean daemons.

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The paint scheme for this is easy.

1st step is just to mist a white undercoat over the models from directly above.

2nd. Coat model with nihilakh oxide. You will get natural shading because you only coated the high areas with white.

3rd. A drybrush of white over the whole model, building it up heavier over details you want to show more. You can at this stage also highlight some edges directly with white as well to make them stand out even more. I did this mostly on the crests of the alien heads.

Thrudd the barbarian ghost/daemon!

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Probably one of the oldest miniatures I decided to add to the army is the mighty Thrudd! He will be one of the higher ranking daemons, and I just liked the thought of a soul in the warp being strong enough to keep its own persona despite being aligned with chaos.

An actual Daemon miniature?!

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Had this guy sitting in the box for over twenty years… so thought it was time to finally assemble and paint it up!

Unicast for the win!

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My first Unicast miniature. I was amazed that this was a single piece miniature. Prodos are using wizard magic to cast something like this in one part.

Drilling alien ass.

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As I was assembling the warriors I was a tad concerned with the joint on the tails, so decided to pin each one. So many alien backsides were drilled!

So many boxes

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  • This was to be the guts of the army, courtesy of the sale by prodos games.