Wednesday, 31 July 2013

August Pledge for Lethe37I

Continuing on my elemental demonic madness, this month, I am pledging to build and paint 3 Bloodcrushers, 1 Khornate Herald on Jugger, and 8 more Bloodletters.

This will bring my Khorne section pretty much to completion (except one fk'n awesome idea I have).

I'd love to pledge more, as I am very much enjoying the challenge of this project, however, it is a tight month for me financially, so I can't afford all the models I'd love to be doing.
More next month!

I may try to do more updates this time around, more of a work in progress blog, than a big splurge at the end. We'll see if people enjoy that more. Or if I'm arsed.

Peace, Lethe37I

July Pledge Completion for Lethe37I, and some ramblings about themed armies..

Doubters and Haters beware, I actually put the nose to the grind-wheel and completed my hobby pledge this month..
So, I promised 10 converted bloodletters
and 10 mega converted plaguebearers

So, there are the pictures of my finished miniatures. Whoa whoa whoa, I hear you cry, those really aren't demons of any sort, let alone bloodletters or plaguebearers, and you would be 100% correct, so, you see, I've decided to go off on a complete mad one, and collect a themed army.

When I say themed army, what I mean is an army that is not just a collection of models, it is a unified force. The army has overall concept to bind it all together, and give me a reason for having the models that I have (and the batshit conversions that I'm planning). I'm using the same basic colour palette and the same basing for the entire army. So, even though the units are different, by having the same overall concept, the same-ish colours, and the same bases, they stand together very well as a single force.

The concept for my Demon army is thus: one of the ancient elven colonies in the old world was besieged by demons when the polar gates collapsed, and during the resultant magical shitstorm that ensued around the city, the city, and all of the demons, were utterly wiped out. The land where the city one stood is warped and tainted by such huge magical expenditure, that the very elements of the land itself fight back against anyone they see as invaders, which, for my intents and purposes, is everyone.

So, elemental I-can't-believe-its-not-demons.
All Khornate demons in my army are represented by fire and fire elementals, so, for my bloodletters, I have dryad bodies, clearly burned out husks (dark greys and drab browns, highlied up to light grey, like burnt charcoal) spouting massive brightly coloured flames from their backs and hands.
and a closeup of a single one, with its halo-esque backflame, and its massive hand-sword-fire.

All Nurgle demons in the army will be represented by earth and rock elementals, so, my plague bearers are little boulder-men, they almost look like small landslides running at you. I started with Vampire Ghouls, and sculpted a thick layer of rocklike greenstuff over the top, and then painted them up through the same browns and greys as the Emberboughs, and tried to reinforce their rocky nature with tonnes of stone, slate and pebbles on their bases, painted exactly the same as their "skin"
and a closeup on a single one (one of my favourite models)

I am sorry for the quality of lighting and camera, I did what I could!
Hope you guys enjoyed, more to come soon..


As promised at the begininning of the month, pics of the 5 Termies and 10 Havocs that I did for this month's pledge.

Additionally I also painted an Aegis Defence Line and am about 12 Cultists into my massive blog of them that I am currently plodding through.

As you may have notice, may camera however is shit to the 9th degree.

However pledge completed, no Grenade game for me #HateToBeHills.

Also for those who remember the good old days, in an odd moment of seredipity, I have home made jam pics to upload!

July Pledge: Mebrind

Pledged for July:
Land Raider Crusader

In a rush out the door at the time of posting so quick snaps on my phone (can't beat them there 11th hour pledge completions).

Land Raider:



And the pledge all chilling out together:

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you the Commanders and Cavalry of the Grand Army of the City of Manschtal!

I decided to go with the colour scheme a long time ago when I was on holiday in Wexford, hence the purple and yellow, the name of the army itself has the same meaning as Wexford, a muddy fjord or harbour.

So without further ado, I give to you:

Brother Arnulf

 Captain Lukas Helmann

 Captain Markus Helmann on Horseback (BSB)

 Captain Markus Helmann on Foot (BSB)

 General Jakob Kistler (I already had the horse painted from years ago)

 The Knights of The Order of Black Claw

 Reiksgard Knights

 The Highwaymen

I didn't pledge to do the movement trays this month, so they'll be added to August's pledge :)

Apologies if any of the photos aren't in focus, I'm not used to photographing miniatures and the lens I have isn't best suited to it either :(

Hugs and Kisses,


Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The yellow and black return!

Well well well! that was close but once again I've finished my pledge. the drop pod was a fun challenge as where the scouts its been a while since I've painted yellow and black all I can say is I didn't miss it :P

Dread Month Pledge Done

So this month I decided to get all my unpainted dreads done and dusted. 2 BA Furiosos, a BA rifleman, a Slaanesh hellbrute and Ancient Rylannor.

Furioso with dread ccw and frag cannon

Furioso with twin blood claws



Rylannor, the man himself 

All in all very please except for the rifleman who was based on a second hand chassis I really should have stripped. Thanks to Pete from GW Dublin for the tips for painting the statue for Rylannor's base.


Saturday, 13 July 2013

Ladies (hah yeah right) and gentlemen I am Pierce Sexington IV, or as most of you know me, Kris "I got touched by Dad" Wilson.

Last month I bottled on pledging because I thought I would have no time, as I would be too busy ruining people's lives in work. However, it turns our I can actually paint faster than I thought at first. And I pull a lot of sickies.

So I come before thee to state my pledge for the month. And in a (highly unusual) bout of vigor, I have already completed it.

I had declared before the eyes of God (and Vin) to complete 5 Chaos Termies and 5 Havocs for my Iron Warriors, AND VERILY IT WAS DONE! Pics to follow of them (and the rest of my Grand Company I suppose..)

Monday, 8 July 2013

Introducing.. not the Executioner. Lethe37I

Greetings Ladythings and Gentlebeasts!

It is I, the being formerly referred to as IronDruid or Brady.

Last month saw me spectacularly fail at my pledge to do 20 Cultists and 8 Chaos Space Marine, labelling me as an Oathbreaker (at least, in my Facebook profile picture), so this month, I'm going with a much more realstic pledge: 10 Bloodletters, 10 Plaguebearers, and the movement trays that the units will eventually grow to fill. Now, my pledge seems to only have dropped by 8 models, but the scheme for these guys is far far simpler, so I can bash them out much faster (so much so I actually have the 10 Bloodletters done already!)

The theme for the Army is also much more inspiring, so its easy to get excited about actually painting my figures. I'll do a more indepth post on that when I get some pictures up.

In the mean time, peace out!


July Pledges

So after a pretty successful first month we have actually managed to recruit another 5 members:
Paul Quigley, Ciaran Butler, Andy Farrell, Sahne and Kris Wilson, user names to be added later

July's Pledges:

Paul Quigley: TBC

Ciaran Butler: Warrior Priest, 2 Mounted Captains, Mounted General, BSB on Foot, 14 Knights, 5 Pistoliers.

Andy Farrell: 6 Wraiths 3 Tomb spiders

Kris Wilson: TBC

Kron: 5 Scouts and a drop pod

Mebrind: Storm talon, storm raven, land raider crusader

retnuH: TBC

Meatgrinder: 5 grey knights

Wendel: 20 zombies 20 skeletons and a necromancer

Vindur: 2 Furioso dreads, Rifleman dread, Hellbute, Relic contemptor

Brady: 10 converted 'letters, and 10 mega converted plague bearers and the two movement trays.

Murray: Three comtemptor pattern dreadnaughts

Welshman: 10 space marines, 1 storm talon. and a dread naught

Sahne: 10 Chaos Marines and a Dreadnought.

MidnightDad: 10 night lords an a rhino. Also 20 guardians built.
no. Also 20 guardians built.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

June BA Pledge Done

After a mad sprint of painting on the last day we have the finished products

Sanguinary Guard 1

Sanguinary Guard 2

Dante and Priests 

To quote retnuH, "Not just done, done enough"