Basing the Inquisitorial Stormtroopers ‚Äď Tallarn

I have some Daemonhunters Inquisitorial Stormtroopers which are based on the Cadian Kasrkin I decided many years ago to add a unit based on the Tallarn.

I had done some more work on them, but never got around to photographing them for the blog or website. As a result I had forgotten how much progress I had made with them. I painted their bases.

I drybrushed the bases with Citadel Ushabti Bone, which is a replacement for Bleached Bone.

Check out the workbench feature on the Inquisitorial Stormtroopers (Tallarn Blister).

Avro Type 694 Lincoln

This Avro Lincoln was on display at RAF Cosford.

Avro Type 694 Lincoln

The Avro Type 694 Lincoln was a British four-engined heavy bomber that first flew on 9 June 1944. It was developed from the Avro Lancaster, and the first Lincoln variants were initially known as the Lancaster IV and V. The Lincoln was the last piston-engined bomber used by the Royal Air Force.

The Lincoln was a larger and more powerful aircraft than the Lancaster. It had a wingspan of 112 feet, a length of 76 feet, and a height of 23 feet. It was powered by four Rolls-Royce Merlin 85 engines, which gave it a top speed of 330 mph. The Lincoln could carry a bomb load of up to 22,000 pounds.

Avro Type 694 Lincoln

The Lincoln entered service with the RAF in August 1945. It was used operationally in the Far East during the Malayan Emergency and the Korean War. The Lincoln was also used by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the Argentine Air Force.

The Lincoln was retired from RAF service in 1963. A total of 607 Lincolns were built. The Lincoln was a successful aircraft and was a valuable addition to the RAF’s inventory. It was a capable bomber that served the RAF well for many years.

More photographs of the Avro Lincoln at RAF Cosford.

The Mines of Vertigus II

In the entrance hall of Warhammer World is a large diorama of Ultramarines defending an Imperial facility against an overwhelming Necron force, entitled the Mines of Vertigus II.

The Mines of Vertigus II

White Dwarf #456 has six pages on how the diorama was put together.

What interested me was the railway, and this is what the article said about the railway.

The railway is made from the tracks that come on the Tectonic Fragdrill. We used a lot of them! The carts are Munitorum Armoured Containers with their roofs cut off. They were then mounted on the wheels from the Galvanic Servohaulers kit. 

Alas due to the glass cabinet and lighting I was only able to make this shot.

More photographs from Warhammer World.

Standard Beaverette Mk IV

Standard Beaverette Mk IV

The Standard Car 4×2, or Car Armoured Light Standard, better known as the Beaverette, was a British improvised armoured car produced during the Second World War.

Standard Beaverette Mk IV

Beaverettes were manufactured as a ‘stop gap’ measure when invasion threatened in 1940, using the chassis of civilian saloon cars. These armoured cars were only ever issued to the Home Guard and RAF airfield defence units.

Standard Beaverette Mk IV

With the Mark IV Mk IV, the glacis armour was redesigned to improve visibility.

Standard Beaverette Mk IV

The Tank Museum acquired a Standard Beaverette Mk IV in 2018. It underwent restoration before going on show.

The Standard Beaverette Mk III at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. 

I have an old SDD 15mm model of the Standard Beaverette Mk I.

Britain’s Final Defence: Arming the Home Guard 1940-1944.

Shading the Typhon more

My latest model for my Imperial Fists Horus Heresy force is the Typhon Heavy Siege Tank.

The Typhon Heavy Siege Tank was released as a plastic kit for The Horus Heresy. I’ve always liked the Forge World resin model and so was pleased to get one of the new plastic kits for my Imperial Fists force.

Having started constructing the model, I finished putting it together. The next stage was a white undercoat. I then gave the model a partial base coat of Army Painter Desert Yellow. I then gave the model a base coat of Army Painter Daemonic Yellow. I painted the bolter and the exhausts using Citadel Leadbelcher. It was then onto shading the model.

I did some more shading using Citadel Reikland Fleshshade Shade and Citadel Seraphim Sepia Shade and Citadel Nuln Oil Shade on the exhausts.

I used Citadel Seraphim Sepia Shade on the main weapon.

Once that shade was dry, I used Citadel Nuln Oil Shade on the engine vents and the exhausts.

I then used Citadel Nuln Oil Shade on the wheels as well.

I also used Citadel Agrax Earthshade Shade on the tracks, forgetting that I should have done a heavy drybrush of Gorthor Brown first.

I will need to do that, and then use Citadel Agrax Earthshade Shade on the tracks.

See the workbench feature on the Typhon Heavy Siege Tank.

De Havilland Mosquito

This De Havilland  Mosquito was on display at RAF Cosford.

The de Havilland Mosquito was a British twin-engine, shoulder-winged, multirole combat aircraft that was introduced during World War II. It was unusual in that its frame was constructed mostly of wood, which made it faster and more manoeuvrable than other aircraft of its time. The Mosquito was nicknamed the “Wooden Wonder” and was one of the most successful aircraft of the war.

Films starring the Mosquito.

633 SquadronA WWII Royal Air Force squadrom prepare for an important and dangerous mission…to demolish a Nazi-run munitions factory deep in the fjords of Norway–an installation which is a source of fuel for German rocket-launching. Based on the novel by Frederick E. Smith.

Mosquito SquadronQuint Munroe loses his oldest friend, Squadron Leader David Scott on a mission to destroy a group of German V-1 launchers, and Quint must break the news to his wife Beth, with whom Quint had once been involved.

The Mosquito was originally conceived as an unarmed fast bomber, but its speed and agility made it ideal for a variety of other roles. It was used as a low- to medium-altitude daytime tactical bomber, a high-altitude night bomber, a pathfinder, a day or night fighter, a fighter-bomber, an intruder, a maritime strike aircraft, and a photo-reconnaissance aircraft. It was also used by the British Overseas Airways Corporation as a fast transport to carry small, high-value cargo to and from neutral countries through enemy-controlled airspace.

The Mosquito was a highly versatile aircraft that was used in a wide variety of roles. Its speed, agility, and range made it an ideal aircraft for a variety of missions. The Mosquito was a major factor in the Allied victory in World War II and is considered to be one of the most successful aircraft of all time.

More photographs of the Mosquito at RAF Cosford.

The De Havilland Mosquito B35 at RAF London.

Buy the Airfix A04023 de Havilland Mosquito model kit.

Tracking the Deimos Predator

The Predator is perhaps the best known and most widespread variant of the basic Rhino chassis. Augmented with superior armour and firepower, it entirely sacrifices the Rhino’s troop transport capacity in favour of ammunition and generators for its formidable weapon systems. 

Having got this kit for Christmas, I started putting the model together. For painting I kept the sponsons separate and I can easily remove the turret as well. I gave the model an undercoat of Citadel White Scar. I gave the model a couple of light coats of Daemonic Yellow. I  painted the main weapon, and the exhausts, with Leadbelcher. It was then onto shading the model. For the next stage I used some Citadel Layer Yriel Yellow. I took a large brush and gave the model, what I would call, a heavy drybrush. I then did some more drybrushing some lighter yellow paints.

The next stage was to affix the tracks to the Predator.

With the tracks for the Predator I gave them a spray of Mechanicus Standard Grey, this was followed by a heavy drybrush of Gorthor Brown. The tracks, once dry, had a wash of Agrax Earthshade Shade. After painting and shading them, I drybrushed them lightly, first with Leadbelcher. I then did a very light drybrush with Terminatus Stone.

The tracks were removed from the sprue and using superglue they were attached to the Predator.

You have to be careful when attaching these, as they are specific to each side of the Predator, but they do attach to the Predator quite easily.

See the workbench feature on the Deimos Pattern Predator Battle Tank.

Black Templars Stormhawk Interceptor

Stormhawk Interceptor
Black Templars Stormhawk Interceptor at Warhammer World

The Stormhawk Interceptor is a heavily armed air superiority fighter and gunship used by the Adeptus Astartes. It is a close relative to the Stormtalon gunship, but is more specialised for air-to-air combat. The Stormhawk is equipped with a powerful las-talon, twin assault cannons, and a skyhammer missile launcher, making it a formidable opponent for any enemy aircraft.

The Stormhawk is also highly manoeuvrable, making it an excellent dogfighter. It can easily outmanoeuvre enemy aircraft, and its powerful weapons can quickly dispatch them. The Stormhawk is also capable of operating in both void and atmospheric flight, making it a versatile asset to any Space Marine force.

When deployed in large numbers, Stormhawk squadrons can quickly overwhelm enemy air defences. They are often used in Vehemence Attack Patterns, in which they dive down on their targets at high speed, unleashing a devastating hail of fire. The Stormhawk’s golden haloes of flares are a signal that whatever planet the skies are over, they belong to the Emperor.

It is armed with a las-talon, twin assault cannons, and a skyhammer missile launcher and is protected by a layer of ablative armour.

The Stormhawk Interceptor is a powerful and versatile aircraft that is an essential asset to any Space Marine force. It is a fearsome opponent in air-to-air combat, and its ability to operate in both void and atmospheric flight makes it a valuable asset in any campaign.

Painting the barricades

I had been thinking about getting the Mekyboy Workshop kit for a while. So on a shopping trip to my local games shop I decided to make an impulse purchase and buy the box. Well it was nearly 30% cheaper than on the GW site.

Having cleaned the plastic parts I gave them a Corax White undercoat. I then started painting the basecoat across the scrap piles and barricades using a combination of Base and Contrast Citadel paints. I continued to paint the different barricades, using, as before, Base and Contrast paints.

I used some Citadel Cygor Brown Contrast paint on the barricades.

I think it may have been a little too dark for the effect I was trying to achieve.

I think I might do some drybrushing with Gorthor Brown to brighten it up a bit.

More on the various parts from the boxed set.