If you've been following the ongoing Project War Hounds section of this site you would have seen the evolution of War Hounds from one picture in the Horus Heresy Book 1 Betrayal, to a force which over all I'm pretty happy with colour scheme-wise.
The one official picture we have is of a Veteran, so back tracking to the rank and file has been an adventure. The War Hounds later became the World Eaters, but were actually very different from the World Eaters apart from their reputation for brutal suppression... and that whole loyalty thing!
Working on the Tactical War Hounds, the backbone of any Great Crusade era army, has meant some deviation from the official picture and even completing the sergeant today made me make some adjustments to the Marine I had already done...
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Here's the first of the Vexillas which will be carried by each of my War Hounds squads. What do you think?
Do you use the Vexilla in combat? Have you found it handy? What's the best way to use it?
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If you've been patiently following the progress of my War Hounds Legion Sicaran tank - well I have some good news... it is nearly done. Having all but finished the body and today the weapons, this is on track for being completed in the next few days. If you haven't made a Sicaran before, let me tell you there is a lot of work in it - but considering it's size and killing power you'd want to take it steadily anyway.
With just the super-detailing to go here's hoping I don't totally stuff it!
When my review of the Sicaran Battle tank from Forge World (and the questions raised about Forge World as a whole) hit Bell of Lost Souls in November it caused an absolute storm! Some people were unable to think that Forge World could possibly produce substandard product AND charge a premium for them.
That being said, my progression with that very Sicaran Battle tank kit has progressed somewhat and is nearly done. Considering I teased it earlier on the Project: War Hounds page, I thought I'd show you this almost completed turret to my first War Hounds legion vehicle!
What do you think? Look like it's heading in the right direction?
Notice I also added Great Crusade era markings having trawled through the 3 Horus Heresy books to find out where icons were placed and why. Having those kind of icons on the gloves (especially with MKIII) seemed to be very popular.
Earlier this week I posted one of the newer War Hounds Space Marines I'd finished - well today there is another one! This guy has a few new features not seen on any of the other War Hounds so far, so there was a bit of tinkering to make everything fit, but he came out just as I'd hoped - menacing!
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It's been a little while, but after some experiments with washes and the Macragge Blue spray, continuing to do the War Hounds Space Marines doesn't seem as much of a chore.
As such, here is the latest addition to my War Hounds force, a marine encouraging his Brothers forward!
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Miniatures that fit into current Project Blogs are linked below. For the rest
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From the sheen to the texture, it's exactly the same. Bad news is the spray cans are limited so get in now... just not at my store - i'm off to buy all of them!
If you've been following the Project: War Hounds section of this site there hasn't been an update for a while.
As other projects and life get in the way, my fledgling force of Tactical Pre-Heresy War Hounds Space Marines just slowly bubbled along - but today I can show you a mini that's been coming along for a while. For the keen of eye, this is the first War Hound with a Bolter. I had considered long and hard if I would use Bolters at all, as it seemed pre-Heresy and certainly pre-Imperium Space Marines used Volkite weapons. After must consultation and finally word from Forge World, it was ascertained that in fact Bolters were used in those fledgling years... I'm still not sure I agree with that, but there you go!
Forge World have previewed the latest in their Horus Heresy Character Series, this time it's Kharn The Bloody, Captain of the World Eaters 8th Assault Company
He comes with alternate heads and alternate weapons and bares a strikingly similar pose to Angron, his Primarch.
In seeing the pictures I wasn't amazingly impressed, but having watched the video (below) I'm actually thinking that one in my War Hounds force might be a bloody good idea...!
Squeezing as much painting into the short time we have between work and family and sleep can be a challenge, but at least those of us in Australia have the weather on our side.
Yesterday was 35 degrees celsius/ 95 degrees fahrenheit which meant in a very short amount of time I could get a whole lot done.
I was able to get all of the blue & white based, shaded and highlighted on my next War Hound Space Marine done plus most of the base colours on all the other parts - as much as hot weather sucks, it's great for painting!
Word of Warning: Do not put Citadel Finecast in the hot sun to dry - it will melt!
If you're using MKIII Iron Armour in your Space Marine force then you HAVE to get the MKIII Power Weapons Set from Forge World.
I wasn't sure at first, but ordered it on spec and I'm incredibly glad I did.
Not only do you get a variety of close combat weapons, including the rare Volkite pistol, but you also get a number of MKIII arms in non-standard poses - a must for the pretty static looking MKIII minis currently available. You also get a whole lot of MKIII forearms if you want to get all choppy-choppy with them!
There's also a very cool two-handed chainsword!
The set really is value for money if you're into MKIII Iron Armour even if it's just for conversion bits, characters or an assault force (the power fists are very nice!).
Do you use MKIII Iron Armour? Have you used this set? Let us know as we're pretty happy with it...
If you've been following the War Hounds Project Log you would have seen that recently I started on the War Hounds Contemptor. I've learnt a lot from this kit and probably more about the War Hounds iconography than I needed to do when I was just doing troops.
Project: War Hounds
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