Sunday, 2 September 2012

Raven Guard BFG Strike Cruisers

As well as my 40K and Epic:40K Raven Guard armies, I am slowly building up a Raven Guard fleet for Battlefleet Gothic.

As I was digging around in the internet for ideas and fleet lists, it turned out that it was cheaper to buy Forgeworld Grey Knight strike cruisers than the GW Specialist Games ones. So with this in mind I bought 6 FW strike cruisers and a GW battle barge. Made even cheaper by ordering from Warhammer World in Nottingham to remove postage costs. This will be the core to my fleet and I will be slowly adding escorts, thunderhawks and maybe more cruisers over the next year or so. 

The FW strike cruisers required alittle converting to make them look more like the standard space marine strike cruisers, but it wasn't too difficult. I replaced the fins with small pieces of plasticard rounded off at the edges, and applied FW Raven Guard brass etching to add abit of detail. I also magnetised the stands. 

One down, five to go...

Monday, 27 August 2012

Raven Guard Rhinos

After a short break from painting and modelling, my paints are back out and my fingers are covered in super glue! On my painting table at the moment are a squad of scout bikers and assault terminators.

In the meantime here are some pictures of my Tactical Squad Rhinos from a recent game. These were built with Forgeworld Raven Guard doors and brass etchings.

MkVI marines disembarking

Next up Raven Guard BFG!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Epic Terminators

Quick update today. I have just finished painting up my Epic Raven Guard Terminator detachment. Next up is a Tactical detachment to complete my Battle Company. 

Epic Terminators with a 40K Marine for size comparison

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Warlord Titan Semper Invictus

Here is my first painted Epic Titan, Semper Invictus, a Lucius pattern Warlord Titan painted in the colours of the Legio Gryphonicus (War Griffons). I have tried to emulate the mottled grey scheme shown painted here on a Forgeworld Reaver Titan. I also have a pair of Epic Forgeworld Lucius Warhounds awaiting construction and they will be painted in the same scheme, might end up with a full Titan Legion at this rate!

In the pictures Semper Invictus is escorted by Thunderbolt fighters from the 181st Imperial Navy Fighter Wing. These have coincidentally been painted in a very similar paint palette, but these have been based on a Luftwaffe scheme for the Messerschmitt Bf 109. 

Semper Invictus advances supported by the 181st INFW

Monday, 30 April 2012

Raven Guard Drop Pod Hazard Stripes

The first drop pod is now basecoated and all taped up ready for hazard stripes to be painted on. It was abit of a hassle, but it should add some much needed colour to my army.

I have painted one door to get an idea of how it will look when its finished. The rest will be batch painted.

After the hazard stripes have been painted, it will just need a few touch ups with black, the yellow stripes weathered with a small amount of Vallejo Black Grey, to make it look used. Then I can start chipping the outside panels with boltgun metal and adding the Raven Guard decals. Then time to crack open the FW weathering powders. More pictures to follow as it gets painted...

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Raven Guard Scouts - Combat Blades

The first few of my combat blade scouts are finished! I will have at least 10 of these guys in my army, and many more scouts with shotguns and sniper rifles. The goal is to hopefully be able to field the full 10th company as well as a full battle company, so I better get back to painting!

Here is a sneak peak:

Back to the painting table! More to come soon...

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Epic Thunderhawk

So yesterday my Epic Raven Guard were deployed for the first time in a 2000pt game vs. Orks. Which meant the night before I was maniacally painting up my Assault Marines, Thunderhawk and Thunderbolt fighters.

A few photos:

Raven Guard Thunderhawk & Thunderbolts of the 181st Imperial Navy Fighter Wing

A Vindicator Line-Breaker Squadron supports advancing Tactical Units

Whirlwind Fire-Support

Unfortunately for me, a rather reckless and unlucky assault from my Thunderhawk loaded with Assault & Devastator marines failed to stop an Ork horde at the end of Turn 1, leaving me with a rather small fighting force for the rest of the battle.

The Dead Pile at the end of Turn 1 :(
The Raven Guard have requested Titan support for the next battle, lets hope that goes better.