Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 4, 2016

The Badab War YEG (Update March 10)

The Badab War is the largest Space Marine civil war since the Horus Heresy.  The Astral Claws were the primary chapter to patrol and maintain order in the Maelstrom Zone along with the assistance of the Lamenters and Mantis Warriors.  Over time the Maelstrom Warders became disenfranchised with Terra and sought more independent control of the Maelstrom Zone.  Motivated by greed, other factions saw a chance to strike and through a series of events the Astral Claws came under the scrutiny of Terra.  The Red Scorpions then led a contingent to bring the Warders back in line.  Secrets were revealed and treachery struck and the Maelstrom Zone spiraled into bloody conflict that involved seventeen Space Marine chapters in total.

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | April 19, 2017

Cult Mechanicus- Corpuscarii and Fulgurite Electro-Priests WIP

The WIP factory keeps on pumping out models.  The next batch is the Corpuscarii and Fulgurite Electro-Priests.  These models are similar so I decided to work on them together with the assembly line process.  These models are some of my favourites for the Mechanicus line.  They look intimidating and are quite unique looking in the 40K line of models.

Electro WIP 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | April 17, 2017

The Badab War YEG Battle Report #9- Minotaurs vs Lamenters

The Badab War YEG has moved into Phase IV and that means Zone Mortalis.  This is my first foray into Zone Mortalis and it is bloody.  I followed Thomas’ advice and stuck to 1000 point games.  The game starts off with a lot of movement and quickly degrades into a slaughter.  Badab War YEG has been a bloody affair so far and Phase IV did not disappoint.  This match is a follow-up from Phase III with the Minotaurs simultaneously assaulting the Lamenters planetside and boarding one of their cruisers.  The Minotaurs will assumed the role of attacker and the Lamenters are the defenders.

Lam Min 01

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | April 15, 2017

Skitarii- Ruststalkers and Infiltrators WIP

I thought I’d combine the Skitarii Ruststalkers and Infiltrators into one post since the models are very similar to one another.  I decided to work on these two units together to make use of the assembly line process.  I’m adding these to my Inner Circle project based from the Fall of Cadia.

Infiltrators WIP 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | April 13, 2017

Inquisition- Storm Troopers WIP

I took a weekend excursion to Seattle to watch Radiohead and I am still recovering from the weekend.  Radiohead has been at the top of my list for live shows for years and it finally became a reality.  Wow, what a great show.

Well, the show must go on and that means more WIP shots for Inner Circle.  In case you haven’t heard about Inner Circle it is a 40K painting contest that closes on May 13.   Participants can enter up to 18 units/characters and are given bonus points for a theme.  I have chosen to paint units seen in Fall of Cadia when Belsarius Cawl is working on the Cadian Pylon.  Todays installment is Storm Troopers of the Inquisition.

Storm Trooper WIP 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | April 7, 2017

Cult Mechanicus- Kataphron Destroyers WIP

I’ve included three Kataphron Destroyers in my Inner Circle list.  I’ll have to admit they have been taking a bit longer to paint than what I expected.  Thankfully I had Leadbelcher spray in my arsenal and it has sped the process up a little bit.  I painted one model up first as a template for the rest.  Once I figured out what parts to paint with yellow, black and purple the rest should fall into line a lot faster.

Destoryer WIP 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | April 6, 2017

Cult Mechanicus- Kastelen Robot WIP

The Kastelen Robot was my test subject for paint colours.  After painting Drycha I wanted to explore working with Averland Sunset some more.  Yellow can be a challenging colour so why not give it a go.  I also enjoyed Thor’s posts at Creative Twilight on his Blood Bowl team.  Thor used Thunderhawk Blue so I figured I’d give it a shot with Averland Sunset.  So come on down….

Robot WIP 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | April 4, 2017

The Badab War YEG Battle Report #8- The Angstrom Incident

My apologies for the delay in Badab War YEG battle reports.  Dave was the scribe for today’s battle report and was away for a bit.  I’ve done some editing to clean it up.  This battle report is the special mission for Phase III, which means the winner will receive three command points for their team.  It is also the third and final match for the phase.  Andrew will be commander of the Star Phantoms against Dave and his Executioners.

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | April 2, 2017

Inner Circle Update

There is six weeks left for Inner Circle and I am feeling the pinch.  I had a lot of models to assemble and with that out-of-the-way it’s painting time.  I’m going to be hard pressed to finish my list so some substitutes will have to happen.  I have loads of completed Sisters to fill the gaps if necessary.  They will have to be re-based but that’s the price I’ll have to pay for starting late.

IC 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | April 1, 2017

Tyranids- Hive Guard

Remember when Hive Guard were all the rage? Seems like an eternity doesn’t it.  I remember the rage on the interwebs about a unit being able to shoot something without line of site.  Well the game has managed to survive that “broken” rule.

HiveGuard 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 30, 2017

Sylvaneh- Drycha

#MonsterMarch has come to an end.  Thank you Swordmaster for hosting and inspiring the painting challenge.  If you haven’t done so already be sure to check out Path of an Outcast and interweb hi-5 all the participants.  I pledged to paint Drycha and this has been one of my favourite models to have ever painted.  So without further ado I present Drycha.

Drycha 30

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 28, 2017

Sylvaneth- Drycha Teaser

I have another Drycha teaser as we draw closer to the end of #MonsterMarch.  I was enjoying the photo editing and figured I would take a page out Games Workshops books and release some teaser photos.  I hope you enjoy.

Drycha B&W

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 26, 2017

Sylvaneth- Drycha Teaser

#MonsterMarch is wrapping up and I wanted to do a Drycha teaser leading up to the end of the month.  I’ve enjoyed painting this model and with the experience of painting Sylvaneth I feel that my skills have improved over the process.  I’m really proud of this model and it has been a treat to showcase it.

Drycha Face

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 25, 2017

Tyranids- Raveners

I’m glad I held out from buying Raveners back in third edition.  I wasn’t a huge fan of the sculpts from that edition.  I was starting my tyrniad army so there was better stuff to spend my money on.  Well, fourth edition comes along and some sweet Raveners were released.  Yeah, they’re super fragile in game but that’s to be expected.  They’re Tyranids after all.  All of mine are armed with rending claws so with a little luck they can deliver a world of hurt.

Raveners 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 23, 2017

Sylvaneth- Drycha WIP Pt III

I was having some modem issues so I went three days without the internet.  What did I do in the meantime?  Well, paint models of course.  We’re well into week three of #MonsterMarch and it’s time for another update.  This week it’s all about the base (thanks Rory, that song is still stuck in my head).  A big thanks to Swordmaster at Path of an Outcast for setting up this painting challenge and keeping track of all the participants.  For week three I wanted to show the progress of Drycha’s base.

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 17, 2017

Tyranids- Brood Nests

It is a shame that Forgeworld has discontinued its Tyranid terrain.  I was fortunate to bag me three Brood Nests before they went out of stock.  They came with the some neat rules from volume 1 of the Anphelion Project.  The Brood Nests could be placed down anywhere on the table during deployment.  Any designated troops in reserve could then emerge from the nest.  The Brood Nest had wounds and toughness values so it could be destroyed before anything had a chance to emerge.  That meant the troops in reserve would have to enter from a board edge.  The rules don’t exist in the current edition of the Anphelion Project but they still make great terrain pieces.

Nest 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 15, 2017

Sylvaneth- Drycha WIP Pt II

I am participating in #MonsterMarch hosted by Swordmaster at Path of an Outcast.  The project is assemble and paint a monster during the month of March.  I assembled Drycha in January so I got a bit of a head start.  The assembly of the model is easy and straightforward.  Last week I posted the base colours I applied to the model.  This week I completed all the base colours and washes.

Drycha WIP 11

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 13, 2017

Inner Circle- A Warhammer 40K Painting Event

In case you haven’t heard yet Games Workshop North America has created an event called Inner Circle.  It involves painting up to 18 units and/or characters from the 40K universe that can fit into a 2×2 area.  This was announced in April and closes on May 13.  Now that I am wrapping up my focus on Sylvaneth I will be turning my attention back to 40K.  What project do I have up my sleeve this time?


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 10, 2017

Tyranids- Meiotic Spore Mines

Hector Rex was my showcase for Old Stuff Day and he will pass the torch onto the Tyranids.  I used him for size comparison as I showcase the Forgeworld Meiotic Spore Mine.  As is with all Forgeworld models there is a high level of detail on these models.  They look good on the battlefield.  Unfortunately you will never see them on the table top for long as they are artillery that wants to blow up as soon as possible.  At least they can cheer on the sidelines.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 8, 2017

Sylvaneth- Drycha WIP

I want to start with an apology.  I originally posted on Drycha on Monday thinking that that the post was actually complete.  Well it wasn’t and shame on me for not checking before publishing.  I forgot that I started working on a draft.  I deleted the original post and decided to start over.  So now that my blunder is out in the open let’s get back to Drycha.

Welcome to #MonsterMarcha painting challenge issued by Swordmaster from Path of an Outcast.  The idea is assemble and paint a monster during the month of March.  I assembled Drycha back in January and it’s time to paint her up.  I’m really looking forward to working on this model.  The Sylvaneth is a great looking line and Drycha is no exception.  The part that interests me the most is the honeycomb.  I think it will look sharp with a brown bark so let’s have a look at some photos.

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 3, 2017

Old Stuff Day 2017

Old Stuff Day is wrapping up so I sneaking this in before the day closes.  This special day was started over at Warhammer 39,999 a few years back.  We bloggers post our wares and within a few days our posts fade into obscurity.  Old Stuff Day is a way to bring past post back into the light of their former glory.  Okay, I’m exaggerating former glory a wee bit.  I want to highlight a couple of my posts as well as give out to another bloggers post that has given me some inspiration.


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