Inquisitor warband ‘Silence of the shroud’ (Ordo Hereticus), part 1

Inquisitor warband ‘Silence of the shroud’ (Ordo Hereticus), part 1

I’ve got some great new for you guys today, after months of planning, reading and researching, I’ve finally decided to start my own inquisition warband (something on the line of a Inq28). I’ve been wanting to get into the 40k range for quite a while now, but due to my lack of faith with my Chaos Spacemarine collection (and keeping up with the rules), I’ve been put off from properly going into it. 

However, three months ago I’ve been reading the first of three white dwarf issues on the Gathering storm release, and the Blanchitsu article on the Pylgrim collections. Both of these gave me an idea for getting back into Warhammer 40k, by making a Inq28 style warband! The first obstacle was how to approach this project, I needed a source of lore on the imperium and its many aspects of culture and organisations. That’s when Codex Apocrypha Imperialis came in, with its source material spanning three decades of lore, it was a great starting point for research.

Now I had to see what organisation I wanted to approach on for my warband project. At first I was considering doing an Ordo Malleus warband, but I wasn’t keen on the Grey Knights Terminator kit. If I did go with it however, I would have based it on the Brotherhood of Steel squad lead by Paladin Dance (possibly using the Grand Master Voldus model as he has a great beard similar to Dances beard). Next was the Legio Cybernetica, however I wanted to have a diverse warband of characters that aren’t all the same. 

Eventually, after much research I came to the conclusion of choosing the Ordo Hereticus as my chosen theme for the warband. I like how the Ordo hunts down Wytchs of the imperium in the hive city’s of imperial worlds, which fitted well with having a small warband being deployed in a crowded world. After the theme was chosen, I had to start planning on what kits I wanted to include into my warband. 

About three weeks ago, I bought a new Horus Heresy book, The Master of Mankind (so far from reading it, I’ve really enjoyed it, I recommend getting this book if your interested about the Emperor, Sisters of Silence and the Custodies). As I started reading through the book (no spoilers), I was fascinated by the Sisters of Silence way of communication and personality. Luckily enough, the new plastic kit for Sisters of Silence was recently released, so I’ve decided to use three of them for the warband (however, they’ll also be a full 5x squad for another subject in the future).

Finally, I needed my inquisitor for the warband to lead them into the hunt. It just so happens that an inquisitor was released for the first part of the Gathering Storm series. So this week I’ve brought both the Sisters of Silence and the Gathering Storm kits from my local GW shop (I had a nice conversation with the manger about an idea of making the Sisters of Silence squad with swords as female liberators).

Now that everything is coming together, I’ve been working on my kit bashing skills to create two models for the warband. So without further or do, I present to you the first two (three ish) members of the warband. Enjoy!

Salvador the Haffling and Crunch the Servitor


Inquisitor Heralock the ‘Silence’, leader of the ‘Silence of the shroud’

Currently I haven’t produced any backstory for these two models, but rest assured they’ll be coming pretty soon. I have another six models to add into the warband, so there will be plenty of suprises instore for the series.

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Thank you guys for reading this first post of a series that I’m currently working on. This project was inspired by the lore that I’ve been looking into as a source of inspiration, as well as the monthly White Dwarf. As well as being inspired by two bloggers who I follow to see their warband projects. Below are the blogger who inspire me, and I recommend checking out their posts on their warband projects if your interested.

  • Imperialrebelork, The chapel project.
  • High times on the eastern fringe, InQ28 Chapel warband.

If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

Have a great day!,

-Bjorndovah

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Rage of the forest spirits

Rage of the forest spirits

A recap of the first part of the war for the Whitebark Clan Glade:

Corruption and chaos spreads across the realms by the tides of unified Chaos forces, many would say this was the end of prosperity forever.

Many had fallen or even tainted by the taints of the laughing gods cursed influences. Even legends of old were no match in the Age of Chaos.

However, some have not yet given up hope for the lands they protect and sacrificed for. Especially the Whitebark Clan, who have guarded their sacred glade home for centuries, even if it’s now half the size of the once bountiful and vibrant woodland that it used to be.

But as the saying goes, all things must come to an end, Clan Skelnix was the hammer that ended the stronghold. A great defeat at the hands of Scarrus the Right Claw ensured victory from his attempt at opening the Wormhole for his master, Verminlord Sektretch

Duke Cuirithir retreated, dragging his broken ally treeman back to the glade household, unable to stop the ritual. Only this isn’t the end for the Whitebark Clan, as the Duke retreated from the scene, his eyes and spirit flared with unstoppable rage like a ignition of some sort of deeper energies within him. He may have lost the stronghold, but not his home, not until he rips the Warlord with his own iron bark claws without mercy.

It’s time for nature to strike back at the Chaos tainted creatures and restore the realm to it’s purer life. 

This is the sylvaneths war, and no mercy will be offered.

More information on part two of the path to glory inspired story coming soon.

AoS Project update [20/3/17]

AoS Project update [20/3/17]

Lately I’ve been put off painting my AoS collection and my Word Bearers warband, due to my motivation energy being focused on my course work. It’s been tiring trying to do both, as my course work is gradually taking a lot of my spare time and energy to get it all done for deadline.

As of late, I’ve been trying to post more art based posts that are from my my course work, which has helped me post content on the blog without having major gaps in the month. Once the Easter holidays comes around I’ll be able to return to getting more projects done.

The last time I’ve posted an update on my entire collection progress, I’ve had a lot on the go, alternating between each faction to gain motivation without the repetition of boredom. This time however, there’s been big changes in terms of planning each faction that I’m currently working on, as well as some being abandoned for lack of progression.

Below are what I’m currently working on.

Keys: 

✔️= completed

(*) = current progress

Stormcast Eternals and (?), Lords of the Pisces

  • Lord Celestant on Dracoth (currently being painted)
  • Lord Relictor (currently being painted)
  • Questor Knight ✔️
  • 5x Liberators (Basecoated)
  • 5x Liberators (Not basecoated)
  • 5x Liberators (Not basecoated)
  • 3x Retributors (Not basecoated)
  • 1x Retributor (Need two more models for minimum unit)
  • 3x Prosecutors (Not basecoated)
  • 5x Judicators ✔️ 
  • (?) to be decided 

Khorne Bloodbound, Axes of Skarbrand

  • Mighty lord of Khorne (Currently being painted)
  • Bloodsecrator (Currently being painted)
  • Bloodstoker (Currently being painted) 
  • Slaughterpriest (undecided for faction) ✔️
  • 10x Bloodletters (Currently being painted)
  • 8x Blood warriors (Need two more models for a full unit)
  • Khorgorath ✔️
  • 25x Blood Reavers (Not basecoated) 

Combined Nurgle army, Stagrot Warband

  • Great Unclean One ✔️
  • Nurgle Sorcerer ✔️
  • Lord of Plagues ✔️
  • Harbinger of Decay ✔️
  • 2x Chaos Spawn ✔️
  • 10x Chaos Warriors ✔️
  • 2x Beasts of Nurgle ✔️
  • 10x Plague Bearers✔️
  • 3x Plague Ogres ✔️
  • Bray Shaman ✔️
  • Harbinger of Decay (Not basecoated)
  • Harbinger of Decay (Not Basecoated)
  • 5x Chaos Knights (re-based in progress)

Flesh-Eaters Court, Liverbone Court

  • Abhorrent Ghoul king on Terrorgheist ✔️
  • Ghoul king ✔️
  • Ghoul king (Basecoated)
  • 3x Crypt Horrors ✔️
  • 3x Crypt Horrors (Basecoated)
  • Crypt Haunter Coutier ✔️
  • Crypt Haunter Coutier (Basecoated)
  • Crypt Infernal Coutier (Not basecoated)
  • Crypt Ghast Courtier ✔️
  • Crypt Ghast Courtier ✔️
  • 10x Crypt Ghouls (Currently being painted)
  • Varghulf Coutier (Kit bash process)

Combined Skaven army, Clan Skelnix

  • Verminlord Corruptor ✔️
  • Screaming Bell ✔️
  • Warlord ✔️
  • Warlock Engineer ✔️
  • 6x Packmasters ✔️
  • 3x Rat Ogres ✔️
  • 3x Rat Ogres ✔️
  • 12X Giant Rats ✔️
  • Hellpit Abomination ✔️
  • Plague Priest ✔️
  • 20x Stormvermin (Currently being painted)
  • 40x Clan Rats (re-basing in progress)
  • Warlock Engineer (re-basing in progress)
  • Warlord (re-painting)
  • Doomwheel (re-painting)
  • 4x Weapon teams (re-basing)
  • Greyseer (re-painting)
  • Assassin (re-painting)

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If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

Hope you all have a great day,

-Bjorndovah

Titans Return: Soundwave (a rambling of a Soundwave fan)

Titans Return: Soundwave (a rambling of a Soundwave fan)

If there’s one thing I love most apart from table top hobby, it’s big metal alien robots from another planet. Or to be more specific, the Transformers franchise!

I still love the franchise even to this day, although I’m out of the loop when it comes to the latest releases and tv shows. But what has been on my mind since my younger days is that I seriously wanted a toy of G1 Soundwave. It got so bad that I’ve even considered it in my bucket list before I die, just to have Soundwave on my shelf would be an achievement in itself.

But now it’s finally happened, after nearly 15 years of waiting and searching, I’ve finally got Soundwave!

Ah yes, the alt mode of a giant caset player, nobody will notice how big it is…

The toy itself takes a lot of inspiration from it’s G1 origins, from the chest function, to the way the toy is designed. The visor colour is the exception, as originally Soundwave had a red visor. But I’m guessing the yellow is more contrastable than red compared to the dark blue body. 
The caset storage function is a nice gimmick in my opinion, it would have been even better if Ravage and Rat Bat were included in the set 😥.
Poseing wise, the toy certainly gets it right in the way you can pose the toy. I’ve gone for the cowboy style shooting pose, which looks great for Soundwave (if he wasn’t a Uncharismatic bore). 

I don’t what else there is to say to be honest, I’ve certainly enjoyed having sound wave in my collection. Now that the new film is on the horizon (which I’ll certainly not watch for my sanity), I might possibly buy one of the dinobots, the design on those guys are pretty sweet. 
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I hope you guys have enjoyed this post, if you want me to do more post like this one on my TF collection, post a comment below if your interested. Also, if you have any questions, post it in the comment section and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

Have a great day guys!,

-Bjorndovah

Hull trip, part 2: The Steel Works museum

This final part is photos of my second visit in Hull, however I couldn’t take photos at the last location due to no photography premise. However, seeing a few of Francis Bacons art works was very emotional for me, it’s unbelievable that I got to see the actual few canvas works he did.

Anyways, here’s part two on my art research photography, enjoy!

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I hope you guys have enjoyed the final part in my photography research work. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

Have an awesome day today,

-Bjorndovah

This week I went on a trip to Hull to collect some primary and secondary sources for my course work. I’ve visited three places in order to collect these requirements, the first being The Deep.

I thought I might share (a lot of) photos of the day I went to The Deep in Hull. Enjoy!

[warning: some images my upset some viewers, as well as those who don’t like fish]

Aquarium coral, bones and other items

First we were shown items which was kindly displayed for photography and for visual sketching. 


The main attraction

As expected, I went around the main attraction to take photos of aquarium life. There was a surprisingly a lot of sea life to look at, including my personal favourite, a wall lodged with fossils.

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I hope you guys have enjoyed the post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

Have an awesome day guys,

-Bjorndovah


A Chaplins duty

A Chaplins duty

A new day is dawning for Warhammer 40k with the release of the third instalment of the Gathering Storm trilogy. The Primarch of the Ultramarines has returned from his long frozen stasis, and he’ll be seeing a very changed imperium that’s a shadow of its former glory. But not all is as it should, for this primarch has many enemy’s from various Xenos races and heretic factions. None more so than the arch enemy of the 13th legion, the Word Bearers.

Since 8th edition is rumoured to be coming this year, I thought it was finally time to dust off my wasted Chaos Space marine collection and bring them back to a professional quality. This means I’ll need to paint strip all the thick covered models, as well as creating a fresh new paint scheme in colours of the Word Bearers.

Not only will I’ve redeemed myself in the eyes of Lorgar’s undivided blessing, but also redeem my worst hobby sin since my first box of Chaos Space marines way back in 2009! Hopefully, I might finally get some room in my storage shelves, or as I would put it ‘the Labyrinth of plastic hoarding’ 
This won’t affect my current work on my AoS army’s, since I don’t need to paint them yet until half term arrives. Boosting my enthusiasm to get deadlines done for table top wargaming.

Here’s the my plan on each phases on what I’ll be doing for my Word Bearers warband.

Phase 1
* Paint strip all my chosen marines to a standard that can be spray painted, to a layer that doesn’t deform the models. [completed]

* Paint all the models with a colour scheme that’s close to the lore depiction of the Word Bearers legion. [WIP]

* Do the same process again to another five Chosen marines to create a full ten man unit or two separate units

Phase 2
* Add Chaplin and Terminator lord to the warband.

* Add two units of MKIV/ or MKIII power armour marines as Troop units, rather than the current spike horned marines.

* Add a Contemptor Dreadnought into the army.

Phase 3
* (Undecided on wether to take the paint layer off) Rhino added to the army

* Add a predator tank to the army 

* Add land Raider to the army.

If you guys have any tips or advice for fielding of painting Chaos Space marines, post me a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thank you!

-Bjorndovah