Monday, September 10, 2018

HALT!!! HAMMERZEIT!



Progress on my kill team has slowed down to a crawl, as work and real life suddenly have reared it's ugly head after summer vacation.

I have managed to build a fifth member for my kill team though - the squad zealot and chaplain in training, armed with a mighty heavy thunder hammer. I almost changed the head of the hammer as it's just so ridiculously oversized, but in the end I decided to keep the thing out on account of it's utter badassedness. The crew is sorta kinda battle-worthy now, clocking in at 85-isch points. I will make a few more marines though to have some options when fielding them - namely a sniper and a heavy gunner.





Here's the whole kill team in all it's glory. From left to right:

Battle Brother Komeda (combat specialist), Battle Brother Desplat, Sergeant Dukas (leader), Battle Brother Silvestri and Battle Brother Zimmer (zealot).



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    1. You’re seriously the first one to get it!

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    2. Eagerly awaiting the newcomers ! :)

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    3. Battle Brother Steiner will be next!

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  2. They look quite threatening, awesome

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    1. They’re not called the Deathwatch for nothing

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  3. Wow those look incredible! Absolutely top notch work, well done!

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  4. Not normally a fan of Deathwatch in general, but damn these look good. (I like the large hammer, for some reason it suits the pose better than if you had used a smaller head.)

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    1. Thanks Dai. Yeah - the hammer lends him a certain heft.

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  5. These are sublime! When fixing the marines to the cork underfoot, did you pin them or just superglue them on?

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    1. Cheers! I just superglue them to the cork - the bond is really sturdy so there’s no reason to pin them.

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  6. That looks superb. The hammer is just right.

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    1. Just rightly over-the-top... ;-)

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  7. These guys are gorgeous. Such a strong colour palette, and the weathering is sublime. Each one has such a great sense of character. The Deathwatch bits look so good on the Primaris frames as well.

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    1. Thanks Ross!

      Yeah - it's almost as if they had the primaris in mind when they did the deathwatch marines...

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  8. That's a beautiful model, man! Love the colours, and the helmet is perfect for a chaplain.
    And to be honest, that hammer is not so disproportionate. It might be ridiculous on a normal marine, but on a primaris it looks like a thunder hammer resized for them.

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    1. It still is a bit ridiculous, but it works!

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  9. I absolutely love your blacks, how do you usually do them?

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    1. Cheers mate! Basically I spray the model black and then give it a semi zenithal spray of grey. When that’s dry a nuln wash follows and then the palets are painted black, leaving the rim grey as a highlight. I then higligt with administratum grey and light gray. To top it off i give it all a light glaze of guilliman blue to give it a cooler tone. It’s a bit less straightforward than that of course, but it’s more or less how I do it.

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  10. "Halt!!! Hammerzeit!" -- preparing for the new political realities in Sweden, are you? o_O

    Seriously, though: The Killteam is looking fantastic, and the chaplain in training is such a brilliant model, with that grounded, static pose. Maybe my favourite so far, and one of the very few models where the Reiver skull helmet really works. Fantastic work all around!

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    1. Gods. Don’t get me started on the election...

      Cheers Krauty! I’ve been looking for a way to incorporate the reiver helmets on a model and this seems to be the way to go!

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