This is the conclusion to Badab War YEG.  It is the Assault on the Palace of Thorns- the last stronghold of the Astral Claws.  This will be the first time all six participants will be in the same room together featuring The Secessionists: Jerrod (Astral Claws), Dave (Executioners), Will (Lamenters); and The Loyalists: Andrew (Star Phantoms), Michael (Minotaurs), Turkadactyl (Carcharodons).

Badab 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | May 20, 2017

Vacation Time

It’s been a week since Inner Circle and I am still recovering.  I fit in a lot of painting in a short period of time and came short of my goal.  I was aiming for the golden ticket to Dallas and came up short by two points to win the store.  I do have more to say on the event, however, I’m enjoying a long needed vacation and that includes the Roost.

Saint WIP 10

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | May 12, 2017

Adepta Sororitas- Retributors with Heavy Flamers

This is my last Inner Circle WIP post.  The big day of judgment will be this Saturday May 13.  I had these models painted a few years ago but needed some work to update them to my current standard.  For me it’s good to see that my painting skills are still improving and evolving.  I say that anybody who doesn’t think they’re paint skills are good.  Don’t doubt yourself.  Practice makes perfect.  Enter paint competitions for motivation to improve.  Read tutorials (Broken Paintbrush and Creative Twilight has loads of those).  Ask questions.  Admire the work of others.  And keep practicing.

SoB Ret WIP 1

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This post I am going to combine three Astra Militarum units into one post.  For Inner Circle I am using the Fall of Cadia as my inspiration.  The scene I am using is when Trazyn releases his collection from the Imperium to aid in the battle against Abaddon and the Black Legion.  The story references Vostroyans being released into the fray.  Conveniently I have Vostroyans in my collection.

Vostroyan WIP 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | May 10, 2017

Cult Mechanicus- Datasmith

Poor Datasmith.  His Kastelen Robots have been stealing all the limelight lately.  Move over big dogs a mean old dog is movin’ in.

Datasmith WIP 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | May 9, 2017

Cult Mechanicus- Belisarius Cawl WIP

Belisarius Cawl is an intimidating looking model.  There are a lot of tiny, fragile bits to assemble and a whole lot of surface  area to paint.  The model was fairly easy to assemble and a joy to paint.  Of course I made it difficult on myself and glued the whole model together.  It was a bit of a challenge to paint some bits but I got it done.  If you haven’t started on Cawl yet I recommend keeping the upper and lower portions separate.

Cawl WIP 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | May 7, 2017

Necrons- Trazyn the Infinite WIP

I don’t have a Necron army but I needed a model of Trazyn the Infinite for my Inner Circle display.  There’s bonus points awarded to a themed Inner Circle display and I wanted to use the Triumvirate of the Imperium (Belisarius Cawl, Saint Celestine, Inquisitor Greyfax).  I wanted to use the scene where Trazyn releases the captives heroes from his pokeball.  I had all the models I needed; except one, Trazyn.

Trazyn WIP 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | May 6, 2017

Cult Mechanicus- Kastelen Robot WIP Pt. 3

I think I am getting somewhere with the Kastelen Robot now.  If you’ve been following my Inner Circle progress then you know that the Kastelen Robot has been a problem child.  It was the first Mechanicus model I painted so I was figuring out my colour template.  Then there seemed to be too much yellow and then too much black.  I started from ground zero again.

Robot WIP 41

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | May 5, 2017

Adepta Sororitas- Canoness Veridyan WIP

Were you one of the fortunate souls to get your hands on Canoness Veridyan a few months back?  I can say with glee that I was.  What a great sculpt from some classic John Blanche art.  As a longtime Sisters player I was ecstatic to hear about this release.  After I picked her up I tucked the model off to the side since my attention was completely focused on Sylvaneth.  I was reviewing my Inner Circle list and it dawned on me that I should add Canoness Veridyan.

Veridyan Art 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | May 4, 2017

Inner Circle Update

It’s time for another Inner Circle update.  This is a way for me to keep track of my progress and decide what projects to drop and add.

Saint WIP 10

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This is the last game for Phase IV for Badab War YEG featuring Andrew and his Astral Claws versus Jerrod’s Astral Claws.  The winner of this game will decide which faction wins the phase and gain an extra strategem for the Phase V grand finale.  Andrew and Jerrod have never played a Zone Mortalis game before so let’s see what surprises await them.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | April 30, 2017

Adepta Sororitas- Eleanor and Guinevere

Now that the Saint has gone marching off my painting table it’s time to focus on her bodyguards- Eleanor and Guinevere.

Eleanor WIP 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | April 29, 2017

Adepta Sororitas- Saint Celestine

I have mixed feelings on the new Saint Celestine.  The model looks fantastic but why is it perched on two fragile scrolls?  I can’t see this model leaving my house two often based on how delicate the model is.  It looks great but I don’t want to take any chances of wrecking it during transport.  Okay, with the rant complete now let’s move onto showcasing the Saint.

Saint WIP 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | April 28, 2017

Cult Mechanicus- Kastelen Robot WIP Pt.2

I have to say the Kastelen Robot has been one of the most difficult models I have had to paint.  I decided to break up the yellow a bit more and painted the shoulder and thigh pads black.

Robot WIP 21

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | April 27, 2017

Inquistion- Inquisitor Greyfax

Now that I have some Mechanicus units painted for Inner Circle it’s time to focus on the characters.  For me it was a no brainer to paint up a scene from Fall of Cadia.  I bought the Triumvirate of the Imperium and Adeptus Mechanicus models.  I have loads of Sisters I can throw in to the mix as well.  My display will not work if the Triumvirate is not complete though.  I decided to start with the appetizer- Inquisitor Greyfax.

Greyfax WIP 1

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I’ve really enjoyed painting the Electro-Priests.  They’ve been more time-consuming than I anticipated but that’s okay.  These are some of the coolest models I’ve painted.  I’ve made some more progress so why not show it off.

Electro WIP 24

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This is the second game for Phase IV for the Badab War YEG.  All Phase IV matches will be played with the Zone Mortalis rules.  Last game featured a bloody affair between the Minotaurs and Lamenters.  That game resulted in a draw.  How will this match play out?  Both Space Marine chapters enjoy assault.  Let’s see how high-five’s they give each other.

Car Ex 01

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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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