Monday, 29 February 2016

Everyone's at it! First Video Blog

Hey guys and Girls, Tom here with a quick post 

Watching the work of some of the other Code guys got me inspired so I decided to have a little mess about with some apps on the IPad and managed to pop a small video together. Have a watch if your so inclined, I apologise it's a little rough around the edges but it's a learning curve and feed back is greatly appreciated :) 

Cheers all 


Tuesday, 16 February 2016

40K Imperial Guard Tanks Showcase - 19th Dicers

Evening All,

Doc back with another block rocking beat......

Eh no back with another blog posting video...

Ok give up with the crappy jokes already.  Tonight I want to showcase my finished tanks for the first two games of The Cypra Incident.  Really happy with the end result and enjoyed the weathering process immensely.

Before I launch into the new stuff in case you haven't been following the progress on arming for the Cypra Incident please click here.

Ok first off a few photos for new models I have finished alongside the tanks:

I have another 26 models on the go at various stages.  I am using a mixture of models to represent the army from cultists, forgeworld, catachan guard and necromunda figures.  I think this creates the feel of an army on the verge of turning away from the imperium having been abandoned on backwater planet.

Next up is the main showcase video for the tanks.  This time I have gone for a showcase video as opposed to a picture of my shiny head (thanks INNERMECH!).  3 of these tanks are old models which have been stripped and re painted which has worked really well.  Hopefully this will be the last time I repaint them!

As always please leave your comments and suggestions for improvements.


DOC out

Sunday, 14 February 2016

30K First Legion Dark Angels Showcase Video

Hi All,

Today is my first ever attempt at a post under the watchful eye of DOC! and also our first attempt at a showcase video.

I have spent the last couple of weeks working on my first legion for 30K and have tried a number of new techniques including OSL, Weathering, Sponge Weathering and airbrushing.

When painting black it is a reverse shading effect by painting the lighter colours on the underside in this case I sprayed vallejo dark sea grey followed by vallejo light grey and blended it vallejo black.

The bases were my first attempt at a Mars effect using forgeworld "Rust" weathering powder.  I felt
the bases were a great contrast to the darker colour scheme of the first legion.

Enjoy the video and please comment below as I would like to understand how to make them better!

We will be doing more showcase videos here on Code40K so please click subscribe on our new youtube channel.  Doc has already put a couple of videos for you to enjoy.



Monday, 8 February 2016

Horus Heresy Weekender Feb 2016 - Round up from around the interwebs

Hi All,

This weekend GW held its Horus Heresy weekender and lots of cool new stuff has been revealed along with a Heresy themed Golden Demon.  So I read loads of blogs, facebook groups and so on.   So I thought I would share a few links for you all so you can get a good round up of the weekender.

First up Golden Demon entries may fave is:

Pre-Knight Errant Nathaniel Garro by Drake Seta

Golden Demon Entries

Next is Seminar information from Battle Bunnies: (Amazing coverage by Lady Atia, Drak Seta and the other bunnies! Thanks all!)

Knights Errant and The Silent War

God Machines of the Mechanium

Art of the Heresy

Retribution Seminar

The Solar War Seminar

Inferno (book 7 Seminar, Prospero Burns)

New Models:

New Model Seminar

Mechanium Battle Automata

Wow a new flyer (The Stormbird)

Iron Circle (Sweet as!)

More new stuff

The new Knight!

The Latest diorama incorporating many of the new models above:

New Board

Alternative new board


Updated Legion rules

Shattered Legion and Black Shield rules

Dark Angels, Blood Angels and White Scar rules

Mastodon rules

Enjoy the newness and thinking how skint you will be!  Thanks to all the bloggers above and hope this helps your traffic!



Sunday, 7 February 2016

Video Blog - Painting Update - The 19th Dicers Guard Regiment

Hi All,

Doc here back with video number 2 for the blog.  So today I have put together a video update on my progress on the guard regiment the 19th Dicers.  There have been quite a few posts on the Cypra Incident already.  If you are interested in learning more please check these posts out:

Launch Post

Orks Introduction Post

Ork Bikers Post

Taurox Building Post (Video)

Before I show the video here is a couple of stills for the work in progress of the guard:

So here it is second go.  The still the video has decided to use as a preview is scary lol!  Anyway feedback is always welcome and I hope you enjoy it.



Friday, 5 February 2016

Skitarii shenanigans

Very quick post!

I finally pulled my finger out and attacked the skitarii boxes my wife got me for my birthday. Last year. In May. 

I painted 5 guys when I first got them and when I returned to them I realised I'd totally forgotten how I did the scheme! Oh was fun experimenting. 

Love these guys loads though and am happy to have actually finished a force up to a reasonable standard ( I lie actually I still have one walker to paint....) 

I'll do a grouper group photo at some point. 

I finished the other 5 guys for this squad last but haven't photographed them as of yet.

This squad I tend to run as my warlords unit unless I run them alongside my knights.

Finally my dune walker.....pretty proud of this guy as I managed to hammer him out in one day as a bit of a personal challenge.

Having relatives that live in the desert is great for finding basing materials. 

Yes that lizard is real. Yes it was dead when I found it!

As ever, thanks for reading - sorry this post has been a little short and sweet, I'll try and do better next time!

Later all :) 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The Great British Build off - Heresy Arms Race - The Mechanicum

The Mechanicum
So heres my initial offering to the Code40k's group effort to try to get into 30k in a big way. I've plumped for a double helping of Heresy goodness. Since the 1st Heresy Book dropped I've been adding to a slow and steady Sons of Horus army but for this project I am concentrating on The Mechanicum.
Theres nothing more awesome than Big Robots kicking ass and since these dropped from Forgeworld I've been looking to get some. I am a big fan of the whole grimdark, almost steampunk aesthetic these guys have and I'm looking forward to getting them all built up so I can get some paint on them & get some games in. Heres a few I've built up recently: -

 Thanatar Siege Automata

 Myrmidon Destructors (3 more to build)

Thallax Cohort (13 more to build)

I'll post up as I add to the army and touch on potential army lists as I work to be game ready.
Still no idea on colour schemes but once I've decided i'll probably dive right in on the big fella, stramngely I find the bigger models easier to work on!
Until next time
LukoDakka out