Dienstag, 31. Juli 2012

Rust or Decay...

Yes, another WIP update for you!

This time a Death Guard Terminator with Reaper Autocannon, painted by our favorite Pirate Viking Jeff:

Check out more at his blog!

Montag, 30. Juli 2012

Honour your Chapter!

Rule #2 – Double Tap!

Yes, that's right, this week we have two prizes for two lucky winners!

Fantasy Flight Games sent us two copies of the brand new Honour your Chapter supplement for Deathwatch!

The brethren of the Deathwatch are the champions of humanity, the elite of the elite, and the very best the thousand and more Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes can produce. But while many Battle-Brothers are drawn from the most well known Chapters—the Blood Angels, the Space Wolves, the Ultramarines, and others of the First Founding—still more hail from lesser known bodies, the Successors of the great Legions. Some of these Chapters are every bit as famous as their celebrated progenitors, while others are all but unheralded. Nevertheless, all are heroes. 
Honour the Chapter is a supplement for Deathwatch that provides a wealth of options for players interested in characters drawn from Chapters created during the Second or subsequent Foundings. This comprehensive tome contains new character creation rules, a wealth of relics unique to each Chapter, and plenty of guidance and adventure seeds for Game Masters.

Make your contribution until monday 6th of August 12 pm EST and you are in the drawing for this prize!
And of course if you already made a contribution you are in the drawing, too.

Sonntag, 29. Juli 2012

Crusaders! Assemble!

So, you have been hanging around here for quite a while, you looked at the WIPs and you thought:"Well, pretty cool, but what is actually in the army? That can't be all of it, can it?"

Fear not! Of course we have only shown a portion of what we have!

Here is a little list of what you can expect to get if you are the lucky one:

Abbadon the Despoiler (painted by Studio Giraldez)
Typhus (painted by Mike from SCWH)
Kharn the Betrayer (painted by yours truly)
Lucius the Eternal (painted by HakoMike)
Thousand Sons Sorceror on Disc of Tzeentch (custom built and painted by Master of the Forge)
Lord Zhufor (painted by Jake S.)
Lord on Bike (painted by Nicole S.)
Nurgle Lord on Palanquin
(painted Jake S.)
Lord with Jump Pack (painted Jake S.)

5 Death Guard Chaos Terminator (painted by Pirate Viking Painting)
5 World Eater Terminators (painted by yours truly)

2 Nurgle-dedicated Chaos Dreadnoughts (painted by Jake S. and MrJustin)

10 Thousand Sons + Rhino (custom built and painted by Hephesto)
2x 8 World Eater, one with Rhino (painted by yours truly)
10 Death Guard + Rhino (Painted by Goatboy)
2x 8 Death Guard (built by Michael C. and painted by Dave M.)
10 Noise Marines (built by Keef and painted by HakoMike)
5 Black Legion Marines with Rhino (painted by Mark W. and Area52)

4 World Eater Bikers (painted by yours truly)
6 Black Legion Bikers (painted by Kyle v. T.)
2 Chaos Spawns (painted by Geek Nation Tours and yours truly)

Black Legion Land Raider (painted by Nicolas R.)
World Eater Land Raider (painted by yours truly)

KR Multicase Army Bag
6th Edition Codex Chaos Space Marines (as soon as it is available)
Black Crusade 2012 T-Shirt (featuring the Abaddon Artwork)

After all, this is not a definite list but just the contributions people promised us. So please don't sue us if there are any changes :)
There are some additional things we are working on, and the extension of the campaign will help us getting more stuff.

But seriously, even without any further upgrades this force is easily worth over 4500 points and for sure a more than solid base for any Chao Space Marine army!

You got Wrecked!

And time to announce another winner!

The Wreck Age bundle kindly donated by Hyacinth Games goes to...

... David Millest form the UK !


Kraken Unleashed

The fun part of running a campaign like the Black Crusade is too see what exciting ways people find to help us!

Dave Taylor (you know, as in Dave "my armies are featured in the White Dwarf" Taylor) has been a strong supporter of all of the campaigns. This year he decided to support us in a very special way:

So, after three and a half years of photographing the models I've painted and tapping away at this keyboard, this humble blog has passed two pretty big milestones. For that I want to thank you all!
All 1,514 Blog Followers! I want to thank you all for your support, and over 1,000,000 page views!
To celebrate I've decided to give away my Tyranid army. I've never shown this army on my blog, as I painted it around five years ago. You may have seen it, however, in the 40K 5th Edition rulebook (photo below). There's roughly
1,500 points of Hive Fleet Kraken goodness that has never been played with, but has made a trip to the UK for photography ; )

Well, it's pretty simple. Here are the three steps to victory:

A) Donate $5 or more to the Black Crusade 2012 by the end of August 5th. You can check out their cool charity project here. Please put your "blogger name" in the comment section of your donation.

B) Be a follower of this blog, and leave a comment at the bottom of this post that promotes your favorite toy soldier blog (not this one, but someone else's). That way we can work together to build all blog traffic : ) Again, you need to do this by the end of August 5th.

C) Sit back and relax. Once I'm back from vacation I'll be checking in with Falk (from the Black Crusade and Tabletop Fix) and cross-referencing the entries with "blogger names" and so on. Once I have all that squared away I'll put up a new post and let everyone know when the random drawing will be.
So if you would like to get the chance to win another completely painted army, head over to Dave Taylor Miniatures! If you are already a supporter of the Black Crusade you can of course just complete step B to be in the draw,

Samstag, 28. Juli 2012

Attention! Important News!

Hello everybody,
we have to make a very important announcement:

We will extend the deadline for contributions to the Black Crusade! The new date for the final drawing is the 31st of August!

Why are we doing this?
No worries, the army is actually mostly done. And it is quite a force! We will tell you something about the composition tomorrow.

But we realized that the timespan between our deadline for painting and your deadline for contributions is too small. Basically we are just starting to show all of the finished stuff now when you have almost no longer the chance to get your lots :)
And if we extend the campaign we will be able to promote the Black Crusade at GenCon, thereby raising even more money for the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund.
Never forget: This is what it is all about!

So we agreed that it will be better to have more time to showcase the products of our labor.

Of course we will have more weekly give-aways (so you should actually be glad that we are extending the deadline :) ).


The Black Crusade 2012 Team

Freitag, 27. Juli 2012

The Earth Trembles!

Today I have another very nice WIP picture for you:

A Black Legion Land Raider painted by multiple Golden Demon Winner Nicolas Rouanet from France!

He says:
"I've slightly changed the gold and black color scheme by choosing a dark green color instead of black."

The Land Raider will be the personal ride of Abaddon himself.
(Yes, of course there will be an Abaddon in the army. After all it HIS Black Crusade! And he will be painted by another amazing painter. Small hint: He normally paints studio versions for Infinity ;) )

Follow his progress at his blog MINIATURE PAINTINGS BY JUAN!

PS: 10.000+ page views so far. Not bad ;)

Donnerstag, 26. Juli 2012

Iron Nurgle Warriors

Hey hey hey, just a little reminder:

The Pirate Viking Painting special offer is still available!

Jeff is selling his awesome Nurgle Iron Warriors army, and if you buy this amazing, unique and very well painted 1670 point army, he will contribute 100 $ back to the Black Crusade in your name! That means 100 additional lots for you in every drawing from the point you bought this army! Perfect win-win :)

Check out his offer here!

Mittwoch, 25. Juli 2012

Feel the Rage!

And here we have some more of the World Eaters I am contributing:


The second squad is armed with Anvil Industry Auto-Scythes. I love these weapons for two reasons: first, they look amazingly aggressive, and second, rumors say Berserkers might get an option to take Boltguns in the new codex and the Auto-Scythes work very well both as Boltguns or Bolt pistols.

Further I am building a squad of 4 Berserker Bikers. Bikers are not really the first thing that comes to mind if you think about World Eaters, but Anvil Industry also offers Chain Glaives which immediately gave me the vision of high speed beheadings on a plain of bones :)

Anvil Industry kindly provided the bits for these conversions for free! Check out their whole range of high quality products at their homepage!

Unavoidable Change

Hephesto has finished the Thousand Sons squad!

Check them out over at Hephesto"s Forge!

Dienstag, 24. Juli 2012

What a Wreck-Age!

this week we have another very exciting give-away for you!

Our friends over at Hyacinth Games kindly donated a set of their whole range of Wreck-Age miniatures!

Imagine for a moment: A Sci-fi world based on the premise that the rich and powerful have abandoned earth. 150 years ago, a mass Exodus of Seed Ships left a polluted and war-ravenged Earth to seek out distant habitable planets. The billions left behind were forced to fend for themselves, fighting internal as well as external forces. Now, over a century later, there are only a relative handful left. The population levels of Earth mimic that of the Stone Age, and in some cases, so do the inhabitants. Technology is scarce, and true knowledge is even more-so. History is passed down by word-of mouth, or gleaned from found data sources.

Check out more about Wreck-Age and Hyacinth Games at their website!

This bundle does not include just Boars loaded with explosives and all kind of other post-apoclayptic fun, but also the Kickstarter-exclusive Staker model and the AdeptiCon-exclusive Drifter Chieftain!

Make your contribution until sunday 29th of July 12 pm EST and you are in the drawing for this prize! And of course if you already made a contribution you are in the drawing, too.

Montag, 23. Juli 2012

I packed my bag...

Time to announce another lucky winner!

One of those cool Bolter and Chainsword army bags goes to....

Ryan Thomas from a land down under!


Samstag, 21. Juli 2012

Blood for the Blood God!

And some more pictures of my World Eaters. Those pics are actually already a bit older, by now I am halfway through painting. I will paint two squads of 8 (of course 8!), each with two Plasma pistols, icon bearer and a champion with power fist.

I mixed bits from normal Chaos Space Marines, Berserkers and Possessed to get a unique look:

I'll show you some pictures of the second squad next week.

Dienstag, 17. Juli 2012

A Part of the Great Scheme

Time for another WIP update!

Hephesto sent us a picture of his Thousand Sons for the Black Crusade:

Check out the full post over at his blog, Hephesto's Forge!

Montag, 16. Juli 2012

Ready your Bolter and Chainsword!

Hello everybody,
I am happy to announce another very special weekly give-away:

The Bolter and Chainsword community donated an awesome Army Bag! It is the same as in the picture, but all black:

You can check out more details about the bag here!

Make your contribution until sunday 22nd of July 12 pm EST and you are in the drawing for this prize! And of course if you already made a contribution you are in the drawing, too.

And of course visit Bolter and Chainsword, the best place to discuss everything in Power Armor inclusive the traitorous Legions of Chaos!

Donnerstag, 12. Juli 2012

"Attack" is the Only Order Worth Remembering!

Hello again,
some of you might already know that it is my task to paint up a whole bunch of World Eaters for the Black Crusade. At the moment I am planning to contribute Kharn, two squads of 8 Berserkers (one with a Rhino), 4 Bikers and 5 Terminators with a Land Raider. 

Today I would like to show you a first preview of the Terminators. I couldn't resist the urge to buy the Forgeworld Conversions set for them:

They are supposed to be the personal guard of Lord Zhufor (who will be painted by somebody else). Initially I was only going for 4 Terminators so they will all fit into the Land Raider, but then I realized that there is no point not to include the 5th guy, especially because some people don't like to play with named characters anyway.

I equipped two members of the squad Lightning Claws, mainly because I think those are the best close combat weapons you can get (I hope that's still true in 6th edition :) ).

For maximum close range firepower I added a heavy Flamer/Chain Fist combo and a Combi-Melta.

The fifth member of the squad carries an icon and is armed with a Combi-Flamer:
Next step will be to tidy up the miniatures and prepare them to get a basecoat. 

For their ride I am using a loyalist Land Raider (because I've had on sitting in a box) and converted it. I added a crew member firing with a Plasma pistol (inspired by the Forgeworld Cadian Vehicle Crew)

Most complicated work will be to replace all of the Aquilas on the tracks with something more appropriate:

All Your Base Are Belong to Us

Hello everybody,
just posting a quick instruction how I painted the awesome Bone Field bases from Secret Weapon Miniatures we are using for the Black Crusade. My apologies for the random picture quality...

Step 1: Abbadon Black

Step 2: Baneblade Brown

Step 3: Tallarn Sand

Step 4:  Ushabti Bone + Agrax Earthshade

Step 5: White Scar

Step 6: Water Effect ( I use Vallejo)

Special step for World Eaters: Tamiya Clear Red

Or for Death Guard: Tamiya Clear Green