Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Necromunda: Sector Mechanicus railings

Hi all

Just thought I would share what I have been working on. 

A whole lotta railings!! 31 to be exact. 

Sprayed black first. Then drybrushed dawnstone, then all detail painted. Then a light highlight drybrush of screaming skull. 

Yellow was done with Averland yellow (the base one) and freestyling the black lines. 

The hazards were weathered with Averland yellow in thin lines. Then the edges were chipped with a mix of Black, 2 parts Dryad bark and 1 part Warplock Bronze.  

Then a whole pot of Lahmian with two blobs of Mournfang Brown mixed in (shaken). Was painted on and wiped off straight away with kitchen roll to allow the grime/Rust effect to remain in recesses. 

Drake Seta

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Weekly Progress Report 18/02/2018

Hi all. 

Another quiet week, so have a peak. 

Hector has made a bit more progress on painting Rogal Dorn. He's continued with the base coating this week and hoping to have that done by next week and hoping to have made a start on the cloak.

Atia has been working on more Zone Mortalis tiles. 

I have been working on the railings for the Sector Mechanicus range. They are finally complete and I am pretty happy with them here is a small pic for now, I will show them all on Wednesday. 

Battle Bunnies

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Rogal Dorn


Finally, I have him, my Primarch, the final piece of my Imperial Fists puzzle (until I decide to get a new thunderhawk)!

Simon has done a fantastic job with him - I am incredibly happy with the pose and everything, he's what I expected to be: the general, the tactician - he's not a fighting machine like Corax or Curze is so I was glad he has been modeled in a more contemplative and analyzing pose like as though he is taking stock of the battle in front him and working out what the Imperial Fists next move it.

So, as you may have seen, I made a start on painting him last week and I've slowly but surely been making progress. At the moment I am still basecoating him as I want to make sure I get it right. There's some work to be done on the non-golds on him but I've planned how I'm going to paint him now:

Gold armour:

  1. Retributor Armour
  2. Riekland Fleshshade
  3. Auric Armour Gold
  4. Liberator Gold
  5. Stormhost Silver

Red detailing (cloak, Storms Teeth casing):

  1. Screamer Pink
  2. Druchii Violet
  3. Mephiston Red
  4. Wazdakka Red
  5. Evil Suns Scarlet
Bolter grip and tabard detailing:
  1. Zandri Dust
  2. Agrax Earthshade
  3. Ushabti Bone

Bolter casing and armour seals:
  1. Abbadon Black
  2. Eshin Grey

Exposed cables, gun barrel, etc.:

  1. Leadbelcher
  2. Nuln Oil
  3. Stormhost Silver


  1. Bugmans Glow
  2. Riekland Fleshshade
  3. Cadian Fleshtone
  4. Kislev Flesh

I imagine this is going to keep me busy for a while but I don't mind, I want to make sure I do this beautiful model justice!

Until next time,

Hector Cephas

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Necromunda: Yolanda Skorn

Hi all

I decided to take a break from terrain and paint a character. This is Yolanda Skorn, a Bounty Hunter from Gang War 2. 

Some of the group including me have decided to get together and collect all characters from Necromunda and the Gang War books. We plan on taking it in turns to paint these models (or bartering / swapping turns to choose a character). As I have just finished my Escher Gang; Mulieres Mortis, I decided to keep the momentum up with another model of the same ilk. 

I was thinking about painting Yolanda with the Mulieres Mortis colour scheme, but then I came to the conclusion that Yolanda would not be one to change her garb from contract to contract (especially as she is insane), so I decided to copy the existing colour scheme for her, which I think will have a nice contrast against the Reds of my Gang. 

That’s the first of hopefully many characters down. She was a great sculpt and a fantastically detailed mould. 

Drake Seta

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Weekly Progress Report 11/02/2018

Hi all

So this is what we have been up to this week:

Kaelo has been working on a huge amount of scenery this weekend. He has trimmed and primed all his Necromunda terrain from the box game. He has primed and sprayed the Moonbase Klaisus terrain with Chaos Black followed by Stormvermin Fur. He has also sprayed 24 of the Sector Mechanicus Stanchions with Leadbeltcher spray in a hope it will speed up his progress.

Hector has been somewhat distracted from his Mechanicum project due to the Weekender. He is now working on Rogal Dorn, you will hear more about this later this week.

I have found 4 hours to paint Yolanda Skorn the Bounty Hunter model. She is finished now so hopefully you will see a post with her on Wednesday. Here is a WIP pic. 

The Bunnies

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Necromunda: Gang War Two review

Hi all. 

Managed to grab one of the Gang War Two supplements this weekend. 

The Original Gang War was a great book, focusing on how to play a Campaign with great advice regarding duration and limitations. 

This book focuses on the 3rd Gang which has been reintroduced to this edition: Orlocks. It has a full list for them, as with the Escher and Goliath Gang in Book One. I foresee them being quite a durable Gang as they all have Mesh Armour with a 5+ save. 

It also provides rules for Hired Guns in the form of Bounty Hunters and Hive Scum. Neither can gain experience or purchase advancements, but they can be very helpful additions for a single game here and there.  The stat lines for the Bounty Hunters also include what appears to be a Squat Bounty Hunter stat line akin to Grendl Grendlsen. 

It also has rules for Hangers-on which includes Rogue Docs (which have a skill which gives you a second chance when you roll out of action, when assisting a friendly fighter who is making a recovery test) as well as 3 other types. 

The book also includes a Dramatis Personae (great touch) which gives you the rules for 7 Special Characters. 

There are no stats or rules for Beasts in this edition (so I expect we will see them in Gang War Three as the models are stunning and look to be finished), so that may be the reason why Slate is not in this book. 

It also has rules for the characterful Badzone Delta-7 Game tiles set. 

Great book which leaves you hungry for more. 

Monday, 5 February 2018

An apology from Drake Seta

Hi all

On Saturday I put up a summary of the seminar which I attended and I would like to apologise for incorrectly and out of context reporting the words of Tony Cottrell. This post was taken down very quickly too. I have the upmost respect for the man and think what he has done for the hobby and Forge World could be matched by no other. His presentations are brilliant and the way he interacts with his audience is fantastic. 

My personal opinion is that there was no malice or prejudice in the joke, but in written word and out of context it can be construed differently. 

I will be more careful in my comments in the future, but I believe I may be stepping back from reporting from seminars in the future and leaving it to the company itself.


Drake Seta

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Siege of Terra Seminar

Everything comes to an end. . . 

Since 2006, this project has been my favourite aspect of the GW project range. 

The Siege of Terra Dawns. . .

They decided on Friday last week who will be writing what stories of the final stretch of this story. 

Gav Thorpe & Guy Hayley. 

Angron offering terms to the Emperor from the base of the walls (that sounds cool). Not sure if this happens or if this is metaphorical. 

They are really trying to end all loose ends to enrich this final stage. 

They can’t just focus on the Siege on the wall. They need to focus on the other aspects and setups to do it justice. 

It’s very difficult to balance the scale of the conflict from a single character’s perspective. 

The conclusion of the perpetual story line. 

Guy Hayley will be writing a book with Imperial Army’s perspective on the conflict. 

The Horus Heresy will end with the Emperor on the Golden Throne. Then the Scouring could begin, with a different logo on the cover. 

Won’t confirm who will be writing the final book. 

B. Cawl is in Wolfsbane novel. 

Angron will approach the wall and issue terms to Sanguinius. 

Khan will fight Fulgrim. 

How many books? Can’t say a definite number. They should be relatively punchy on the release schedule. 

Keeler will have a role. 

The Death Guard’s fall to Nurgle will be before the Siege of Terra mini series (the penultimate). 

When The Horus Heresy series finishes, they can envision potentially doing revisit books set within the Horus Heresy timeline. Even if they are taking forward the Scouring. 

A Horus Heresy Encyclopaedia is a possibility (but would be a f**king nightmare). 

Will they look at the impact of the Siege on the regular citizens? Yes. Minor viewpoints here and there too. 

Drake Seta

Weekender Day 2

Here is a look at today's cabinet previews!