Instagram progress!

So, real life is in the way again. Der H is approaching his last (Der H:   “hopefully...”  ) post grad exam, and Brother Handro is merrily churning through thousands and thousands of points of Sons of Horus before Decembers  Scouring of Melos event in Stockport. 

This will be our first ever event weekend - late to the party as ever - and will see Brother Handro’s SoH and Der H’s EC battle it out with 18 other North-West heresy fanboys. Having played some of these guys before we’re expecting tough competition. The whole thing is organised by the Road to Terra guys; they’re awesome guys so check out their podcast.


There has been some! 

Brother Handro has been merrily painting his SoH. 33 infantry this week, and 33 to go....(Brother Handro:   “....and the vehicles” )


Meanwhile, Der H has been assembling Phoenix Terminators....after the mammoth task of relocating his modelling desk out of the city of Rapture...aka the basement of damp.... 


Hopefully it all come together for December! 

Check out our pages on Instagram:

@brotherhandro and @thehobbybutterflies 


Brother Handro & Der H 

WIP - IIIrd Legion Librarian

During the hobby day this week I made  start on my IIIrd Legion Librarian conversion.

A relatively simple conversion, it’s a few pad changes, a Phoenix spear, and a new (god specific) summoned daemon.

The work so far is all around that daemon and the associated flame effect. 

Brother Handro helped me with the choice of flame colour, colour therory suggesting green (Der H:   “Good shout Brother!”  ) 



Earlier stages!



Near completion.


I aimed for a bright green flame at the claw, with a fade to black smoke around the daemonette. This merged with her robes, also black, and provided a clean backdrop for the silver armour and pale skin. 



Still needs some work, but it’s getting there!



Der H 

WIP - Lucius (aka by the Almighty Emperor, painting!?)

It’s finally happening, Der H is painting something!

Today saw a flourish of progress from both Brother Handro and I - more on Brother Handro’s progress another time!

Lucius is more than just purple! 



An early wash saw me set me off slowly - needing to let washes dry has delayed many a project!



Other projects always need some paint too!



Not much in the way of WIP pictures - I often think models look much worse before they look better - but here we are with all colours blocked out, just waiting a few more details, highlights, and other finishing bits!


Stay tuned for the completion in the next week or so!!

Der H

Ork Bosswagon Conversion

Wherein Handro attempts to mount a Battlewagon's track assembly to a Trukk chassis...

Taking shape...

Taking shape...

Unsurprisingly, the Ork Trukk isn't designed to take a Battlewagon's track assembly, providing only the notches for its own two rear axles. I used the axles, judiciously cut up and fully pinned for sturdiness but also carrying most of the track weight, seeing as the tracks don't make much connection to the body. I then finished off the transmission with a length of plastic rod.

Underneath view showing transmission and axle assembly.

Underneath view showing transmission and axle assembly.

You may know that the Battlewagon's front wheels are the 'big' size, like the rear two sets on the Trukk. This means you have to use the 'big' size on the Trukk's front axle to match the track assembly, as the tracks cannot be mounted high enough to accept the 'small' wheels due to the flatbed. I couldn't find an ideal way of mounting the 'big' wheels beyond greenstuffing them to the axle and using copious amount of superglue. It holds!

Extended flat bed assembly.

Extended flat bed assembly.

The rear bed extension was simply a task of sawing a flatbed from another Trukk (wait for my upcoming Buggy conversions!) and gluing it to the end of this one, greenstuffing the gap and gluing in a couple of sprue braces underneath for strength. Voila, a Trukk that looks like it might carry more than three Boyz!
Then you're able to glue in two sets of side panels. I filled the gaps in front of them (personally I think the boarding planks look too big, and they aren't a thing in 8th anyway) with sawed-off boarding plank pieces.

Front view...plenty left to do!

Front view...plenty left to do!

The front as yet lacks much detail beyond the cut down Dakkajet top plate, a nice feature I found in an image search. Kudos to whomever came up with that idea. It will be getting some form of ram and/or front plate, headlights and then a sprinkling of gubbinz to make it feel lived in. A gunner might help too. Watch this space!