Monday, 31 January 2011

Daily Heretic: Whit's Sons of Horus

It's always great to see players going the extra distance and still building older marks of armour without using the new Forgeworld kits. Whit has put together this Mk II Son of Horus using various parts across the GW range.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Daily Heretic: BulldogUK's painting skills meet Bigdaddy's Knights

BulldogUK has posted some lovely pictures of a couple of knight commissions he has taken on.

Check out both knights here.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Daily Heretic: Big Daddy's pre-Heresy legions

You've likely seen his work in various forums - be it Imperial Knights, Jetbikes, Mechanicum... but now Big Daddy has started to give us a look into his collection of Astartes legions. Check out his growing selection of images here.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Daily Heretic: MkII Word Bearer

Lamenter, true-scale extraordinaire, continues to deliver impressive pre-Heresy models. The latest model to whet our appetites is a MKII Word Bearer, incorporating the new Forgeworld armour parts with his greenstuff skills.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Daily Heretic: Dobermann's Iron Hands

Dobermann has recently begun converting his Iron Hands army to pre-Heresy, with plenty of eye candy over at his blog. Making full use of the resources from Maxmini and Forgeworld, he has begun converting a new assault squad to suit the ancient feel of pre-heresy armour.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Daily Heretic: Space Wolves Grey!

Adam over at Space Wolves Grey has posted some excellent models of pre-Heresy Space Wolves, including a customised Space Hulk Librarian. I particularly like the choice of colours for this army as they really capture the pre-Heresy feel of the force.

Check out his work over at Space Wolves Grey.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Iacton parting with his Primarchs

Every pre-Heresy fan should have seen his models before - if you haven't, then catch up! Both a Golden Demon winner and regular in the Great Crusade hall of fame, Iacton has been inspiring us with his work for several years. Now is the chance to acquire some of his fantastic work!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Stormraven Gunship

Games Workshop finally unleashed their worst kept secret of 2010 - the Stormraven Gunship models. A preview of various images, alongside the new Dreadnought kit can be seen on today's hobby article:

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Fiction contest entries

Over at the Great Crusade forums, the entries for the latest fiction contest are slowly being unveiled by Shroudfilm. With over 45 entrants, there's over a month's worth of short stories to look forward to!

Friday, 14 January 2011

Daily Heretic: Knights!

Long thought to have been buried with old Epic rules, Imperial (and Eldar) Knights are single-man piloted robots, akin to Titans but much smaller. Their often mislabelling as Titan has undoubtedly lead to a few oversized models appearing over the years, but King Fluff seeks to fix this over-scaling in a world of hyperbole.
Over on Warseer, you can follow his efforts at creating a new breed of knights, cunningly re-sculpted from the Blood Slaughterer chassis.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Daily Heretic: Recon marines

In the Collected Visions artwork, there are numerous illustrations of 'Recon' marines. They range from what we know now as scouts, to fully power armoured astartes. Some are geared with what appear to be Las carbines, some with communications gear. This may be another case of artistic license, but the range of pictures suggests something more.

Such units don't exist in 40k, largely due to scouts filling the role. In the 30k era this is not necessarily the case. Regardless, just one picture of something novel is enough to inspire people. In this case, it has.

Over on the Great Crusade forums, there's an ongoing showcase of people's Recon marines. Check out their work and show us your own! Pictured here is one of Ilmarinen's White Scars.

EDIT: It seems my hint of a competition in the thread has turned into an official competition. Get to work Heretics!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Daily Heretic: Biscuit's Word Bearers

Biscuit has been blogging his new Word Bearer army over on Warseer. He aims to produce 1,000 points of pre-Heresy marines from his chosen legion towards a campaign with his friends. Check out his blog for more pictures and offer some encouragement!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011


Following the excited response to a converted model from Will Hayes' collection, it seems Forge World made full use of his efforts and have now released his MkV-styled Terminator model as Tyberos from the Badab War.

From the Forge World Tyberos page:
Tyberos was presumed to be the commander of the Carcharodons Chapter during their unlooked-for and savage intervention in the Badab War, leading his Terminator-armoured brethren in bloody assault after bloody assault from the notorious battle barge Nicor. Tyberos gained a dark fame for his brutal combat prowess and the two unique power weapons with which he carved a path of mangled and shredded corpses through the Secessionist forces. Known as ‘Hunger’ and ‘Slake’ these ancient relic-gauntlets, which combine barbed power blades with an inner maw lined with vicious teeth, are of a pattern and manufacture unknown to the Adepts of Mars.

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