Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 7

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 7

Welcome all to my ongoing blog post series for my 8th edition army collection. Today, I’ll be showing some photos on my progression on my bike squad and Land Raider Crusader. So sit back, have a cup of tea or coffee and pray to the Emperor! I hope you enjoy this post!

This post series has now reached to part seven (as a Nurgle marine fan, I’m humbled to reach this sacred number. Papa Nurgle would be so proud 😭), a lot had progressed for this collection since the start back in April. With only three more units left to paint, I think I might be able to finish these units before half way through the summer (fingers crossed 🤞). Once these units are complete, I’ll show you guys the full army as an end of 1st season post special!

Now onto the current progress photos, first up is my unit of bike squad. These guys were originally part of my old Space marine collection, the Sons of Shiban. Now that they have been scrubbed off of the old paint and given a fresh coat, they don’t look too bad.

Ravern Guard? Nooo! Actually, I’m working on painting the shoulder pads White to fit with the units designation as a fast attack unit. ‘White on black? Wouldn’t that be difficult to paint?’ Well not exactly, I have a technique that I used for the Land Raider Crusader to create a consistent white paint layer using several layers of silver as a basecoat.
Finally, the Land Raider Crusader is slowly developing from painting, so far looking really promising. I’m hoping to get this model done in about two weeks time as a deadline for it. 

That’s all for now for my model progression development. Sadly I wasn’t able to put a continuation to my narrative story behind my Black Templars company. However, there will be a narrative backstory conclusion in my season final post for this collection. Until then, I hope have enjoyed this post, and I’ll see you guys for part 8!

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

Have a fantastic day!,

-Bjorndovah

First day painting at my local GW

(Before I talk about my thoughts on my first day painting at my local GW, I would like to update you guys on yesterday’s post. After re-editing existing posts that were affected (see previous post if you haven’t yet), I can now officially say that everything is back to the usual progress.) 

Today I’ve attended my first painting session at my local GW store, something I thought I would never be able to do. My social anxiety has been a thorn at my side for a really long time since my teenage years, this was due to me being in very negative social circles and depressing younger days at school. This has affected me in a lot of ways, mostly because I don’t have a lot of friends or social colleagues to meet and socialise with. In recent years I’ve tried to break this cycle by trying different way to communicate with my colleagues at college, however, that ended up being a dead end. 

Only recently have I been trying to push myself to build up my confidence to go to my local GW, and be involved with the gaming community. Wether it’s just painting my models or playing casual games of 40k/ AoS, just being there to get involved would be a big step for me to be more sociable with like minded hobbyists.

Today would finally be the day that I pushed back my anxiety and went in my local store to paint some models. I’ve had a really good time painting in the store, whilst there wasn’t much people to talk to apart from the manager. From my painting session, I was able to paint the base layer and highlights for my bike squad for my Black Templars collection. Whilst I can’t show you guys a picture of the squad for now (due to the models looking untidy), I will be posting a pic of the squad tomorrow.

Overal, it’s been a really fun experience painting at my local GW, which has helped my confidence after this visit. Although I wasn’t able to find anyone who would be interested in a game of 40k 8th edition. Funnily enough, the store is actually same store that I visited when I first got into the hobby eight years ago. Times have changed for the store over the years (shame they don’t have the Ork Stompa on display anymore, that model was a marvel to look at).

Anyways, back to the subject, I’ve had a great time visiting my local GW store again to get back into the social aspect of the hobby. Hopefully, if things improve for my confidence, as well as finding an opponent for AoS/ 40k, I’ll be able to do some written battle reports in the future!

Until then, I hope you have enjoyed this post, and I’ll see you guys next time!

-Bjorndovah

Blog post update

Well, I think I might have made a big mess up. You guys might have noticed that a few of my recent posts have lost media photos from blog posts including my Black Templars collection and my Flesh-Eater Courts post. This was sadly due to my inability in thinking that removing unused media photos that I didn’t need to use anymore, from the media option would retain the attached photos on the posts. Which resulted in deleting the photos from the post that I’ve attached to.

Thankfully it’s nothing too major to worry about, but it’s still disappointing that I’ve lost photo progress from past posts. All the posts that are affected will be updated. I apologise for this error.

Hopefully things should be running as normal once I’ve updated all the affected post by tomorrow (gah more work 😑)

On the bright side, I’ll be doing a blog post on my first day painting at my local GW. I’m excited to see how it goes, hopefully I’ll be able to find soneone to play 8th edition with if I’m lucky!

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Anyways, I hope this post wasn’t too depressing to read. Have a fantastic day guys!

-Bjorndovah

Inquisitor warband, Silence of the Shroud (Ordo Hereticus) part 4

Inquisitor warband, Silence of the Shroud (Ordo Hereticus) part 4

My name is Malhett, and I’m the last of the original son’s of Prospero. The day when Prospero had fallen was the day my legion died by the wolves of Fenris. They mercilessly slaughtered my brothers with their incessant pride like a pack of hungry wolves, ready to tear our throats with savage satisfaction. Me and my brothers couldn’t hold the ‘Space Wolves’ at bay, so we we fled to the safest way we could. Our options were limited, we would never be able to reach our primarch in time as back up, nor would we be alive if we stayed on our dying world.

Our only option was to flee on our arcane craft away from Prospero. At first we left our planets orbit with ease, but then the wolves followed us with their weapons armed and loaded. Our craft was hit as we we’re about to jump into warp space, making our ships course go off its projected path way by the navigators. Thankfully we were able to exit the warp, and came out into the solar system to holy Terra itself. We might just be able to warn the Emporer of Horus’s betrayal and our Primarchs innocence in time.

But we were too late, 9,000 years later………

My memory after warp transition was hazy, I can only remember being knocked out after our ship was surrounded. The onboard incomes were humans of Terra, but bear iconography that I’ve never seen before. My last memory of the event before I became unconscious was seeing that symbol, an single ‘I’ in red with a skull in the middel of the icon.

My brothers and I were interrogated for what felt like an eternity from our captors interrogation attempts. All of my brothers onboard the ship had died from interrogation, except for me, the last son of Prospero.

8,000 years later, I was proven to be loyal to the Imperium and the Emporer. However, the sins of my legion are hung upon my shoulders and must pay the price for its heresy. I was assigned to join an inquisition warband named ‘the Silence of the Shroud’, lead by Inquisitor Heralock. My role is simply to fight until I fall on my last breath, to atone for my legions heresy.

However, if I do not die in battle, a worse fate will befall me by the ‘change’…….

Bearing the legion symbols of a forgotten age, Malhett is a rusting relic that will never be remembered once he finally falls. Either by a killing blow from battle against the Imperiums enemies, or be consumed by the ‘change’ and become a warp tainted monstrosity.
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I hope you have enjoyed this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorndovah

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 6

Black Templars, 8th edition collection part 6

Today’s post will be a short one, as there’s not much to explain on my WIP model painting, as well as being very busy with other stuff. So there won’t be any narrative story today, nor any exposition on my process work. I hope this won’t be too much of an inconvenience, I’ll be back to the usual standard next week when things get sorted.

These models are still WIP, but I thought I would show you guys what I’ve done so far with the project. Enjoy!

My first flyer for the army, the Stormhawk Interceptor will provide my force with air support, which will be handy against enemy shooting units that try to weaken my close combat squads.
Transporting my Crusader squad to battle, the Land Raider Crusader is a perfect choice for any Black Templar fanatic.

Finally, we have the Chaplin of the Darkstar crusade company. 

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

-Bjorndovah

Chaos Space Marines: Death Guard army

Chaos Space Marines: Death Guard army

Today I thought I might try something different from the my usual content, and show you guys my upcoming project that I’ll be starting after I’ve done my Black Templars force. It’s early stages for planning this army, as there’s a lot of decision making for how I’m going to build this army. So far, I’ve just about unlocked the patrol detachment, which only needs a compulsory units of one HQ and one Troop choice.

Death Guard force list

  • 1x Daemon Prince of Nurgle
  • 1x Chaos Lord of Nurgle
  • 1x Hellbrute 
  • 7x Plague Marines
  • 7x Chaos Space Marines
  • 1x Defiler

The leader of the army detachment is led by a Daemon Prince of Nurgle.

 My second HQ choice is a Chaos Lord with the mark of Nurgle, armed with his plasma pistol and filth encrusted blade disease.

The first troop unit consist of seven marines, seven being the lucky number for uncle Nurgle!

 Beside my first troop choice is unit of seven Plague marines, which are a kit bash unit I did years ago when I disliked the official resin kit. This was before the new iteration were released in plastic, which look disgusting and horrendous for all the right reasons.

Ah yes, this model was the bane of all models that I had to paint, so many repaints and colour schemes were used on this model. Thankfully, those days are far behind me now that the Defiler has finally been painted.

 Finally, we have the Hellbrute 

Whilst I do have a playable Death Guard army for 8th edition to play for smaller games, it’s far from ready in my honest opinion. There’s still a lot of areas that need sorting, including finishing off re-basing/ painting models, what units I want to add to the force, and finally getting a copy of the rules for Chaos. Therefore, I’ve got a lot to sort out before I can even play this army, 

But for now, I’m impressed with the amount of models I’ve got that are nearly completed, which gives me hope that my Chaos army can finally be used after years of neglect.

I’ll let you guys know more about this projects progress in about a months time, hopefully that’ll be enough time for me to get my current project done. Speaking of which, my next post on my Black Templars will be released either this Sunday or Monday, depending on how the weekend goes for me.

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I hope you guys have enjoyed this post, if your interested to see more about this project, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

I hope you have a fanstastic weekend,

-Bjorndovah

Where’s last weekends content?

Hi guys, I just wanted to post a short post to explain why there wasn’t any content last weekend. Anyone living in the UK will know that the weather has been terribly hotter than usual, our grey sky’s were banished by the suns light. 

Whilst many would be glad that the weather is finally warm and sunny, for me however, it was horrible. My motivation and enthusiasm was sloppy due to the heat, so I couldn’t get anything done for painting wise. This has also sadly delayed my progress for completing my Black Templars collection deadline before the release of 8th edition.

On the bright side, at least I didn’t have to do anymore paperwork!

The plan now is that I’ll see how tomorrow will be like for weather wise, if it gets cooler than I’ll be able to get back into my painting schedule. Alternatively, if the sun decides that it hasn’t melted humanity enough yet, then I’ll post my plans for my army detachment for Warhammer 40k 8th edition games. 

Either way, there will be posts at some point in the weekday this week, Which I intend to publish (even if the sun turns me into a steamy ghoul steak).

Anyways, I hope your all enjoying the weather today, and I hope you have a great day!

-Bjorndovah

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