Monday, March 28, 2011

Scratch Built MK 1 Land Raider (Pre-Heresy)

For my Night Lords project, I want to spice up the army by adding something special and rare nowadays in the 41st millennium. And my thought immediately focused on a Space Marine vehicle; a MK 1 Pre-Heresy Land Raider. I found a scratch built template in a Yahoo! group and started to work on it right after. Unfortunately, unlike the previous scratch built titan, this template provides no instruction on how to build the LR. You have to use your wits and a bit of creative touch to finish it. But overall its not that difficult; hey if I can do it, most of you most definitely can! Feast on the pictures below.

I got these LR doors from Forge World, solely for this project. A bit pricey for a scratch built but I want that Night Lords look to it, so what the hell!

Below is the LR construction, phase by phase.

So what do you guys think? This will work great for those building a pre-heresy army. I will post more pictures once I finish painting it. I've posted the template on the Download section (upper right side) Laters..

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Night Lords Update

I know its been 4 weeks since my last blog entry, but seriously I've been hobbying especially with my Night Lords and just don't have the time (more like lazy..) to update my blog. As mentioned in my previous blog entry, my Night Lords will be loosely based on the Blood Angels Codex since I wanted this army to fit the fluff as per the Soul Hunter novel. Here's the current army list, 1750 points strong:

Night Lords 10th Compaby (Soul Hunter) 1742 pts

The Exalted - Astorah the Grim


Talos, the Prophet - Sanguinory Priest, Power Weapon

Atramentar - 5 Assault Terminators, 2 SH,TH

'Seventh Claw' Tactical Squad - 10 Tactical Marines, Flamer, Meltagun

'Sixth Claw' Assault Squad - 9 Jump Assault Marines , P.Fist, Infernus Pistol, Meltagun


'First Claw' Elite Squad - 7 Vanguard Veterans, Sergeant with Power Weapon, 2 Power Weapon, P.Fist

Storm Raven Gunship

Predator - Twinlinked Lascannon , Sponson Heavy Bolter

Land Raider 'Storm's Eye' - Multi Melta

Rhino 'Carpe Noctum'

Well, not your everyday cheesy list, but I think its playable and can be a competitive list and most importantly I really wanted it to fit the fluff from the novel. I was thinking of fielding Baal Preds in this army but then again Night Lords don't have access to that vehicle. The Stormraven however can be utilized since it was mentioned in the novel that Septimus (the Legion serf) piloted a drop ship that was similar to the Stormraven.

Moving on, this is Talos the Prophet, former Apothecary of the 10th company. I did some conversion using a Chaos Warrior back, Space Wolves power weapon, and some bits from the Vampire Counts zombie sprues. The fur on the shoulders were sculpted using epoxy putty. I'm quite happy with the result, probably it was not the best but I think its tabletop quality.

More pictures below.

'Seventh Claw' Tactical Squad

'Atramentar' Terminators

'Carpe Noctum' Seventh Claw Rhino

Well, that's my update so far. I'm ecstatic with my current progress and can't wait to see the Night Lords in action. Oh, I'll be going back to Malaysia from 3rd April till 14th April. Hope to see you guys soon, and hopefully I can finish this army by then. Death to the False Emperor!


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