View Full Version : Spikyjames does Horus Heresy

30-05-2013, 17:50
Hi all,

Well I've decided to close my marine thread for a bit as I'll be concentrating on painting Heresy stuff for the foreseable future and thought it'd be an idea to have a single log dedicated purely to that.

So, what's coming up?

Well I'm planning on attending the HH Betrayal campaign weekend at Warhammer World at the end of August and for that I require a 3000 point force along with some smaller lists for some of the other games, right now I've built my lists and have a bit of a plan for what needs to be done. As part of the weekend the 3000 point game is actually a doubles game (6000 in total) so I'll actually be painting the best part of 4000 points of World Eaters(WE) as the lad who I'm going with actually owns the previous WE army I painted and it needs a bit of fleshing out to make up the remainder of the points.

Stuff that that I have planned so far;

Legion Champion

Contemptor Dreadnought Talon (2)
Rampager Squad (8) including Land Raider Phobos
Destroyer Squad (10) with Jump Packs

2x 20 Man tactical Squads

Heavy Weapons Squad (8) Autocannons
Spartan Assault Tank
Typon Heavy Siege Tank

Along with this there will be a Mechanicum Cohort, some more Heavy Weapons guys and potientially a Fellblade :D

I'm also doing some Sons of Horus as part of my ongoing commission work so I'll start the log with a few pics of some of the stuff I've done for them;

Most recently finished;
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/Sons%20of%20Horus/DSC_0108_zpsb0c35720.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/Sons%20of%20Horus/DSC_0108_zpsb0c35720.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/Sons%20of%20Horus/DSC_0110_zps4dd4dc76.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/Sons%20of%20Horus/DSC_0110_zps4dd4dc76.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/Sons%20of%20Horus/DSC_0111_zps05713a68.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/Sons%20of%20Horus/DSC_0111_zps05713a68.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/Sons%20of%20Horus/DSC_0112_zps46ad14f4.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/Sons%20of%20Horus/DSC_0112_zps46ad14f4.jpg.html)

And the Justerian that were finished just before this;
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/Sons%20of%20Horus/DSC_0084_zps322a0f6a.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/Sons%20of%20Horus/DSC_0084_zps322a0f6a.jpg.html)

So that's it for now, keep an eye out for hopefully constant updates, next up will be Abaddon followed shortly afterwards by Loken.

Thanks for looking.


the damned artificer
30-05-2013, 19:24
Well that sounds awesome :D Looking forward to the WE madness unfolding ;) ANd lovely SoH too mate :)

30-05-2013, 20:27
The Contemptor looks great - but why use the DG one?

30-05-2013, 20:58
The Contemptor looks great - but why use the DG one?

Because the Sons of Horus one isn't out yet?

Seriously tho, the extra tubes and studs are close enough to the tubes and spikes on the Justaerin to tie-in nicely. Also has more subtle trim than the Relic Contemptor patterns (the knees and crotch are the only parts of the Relic design I don't like).

30-05-2013, 21:58
Nice! ill be watching James! :)

30-05-2013, 22:05
I am going to follow this!:)

30-05-2013, 23:12
Thanks everyone, glad you like the start of the log.

@Squallum, Yeah, there's currently no Sons of Horus contemptor, so I was sent this one to do, I'd imagine when the actual mini does come out I'll do one of those as well.

And as promised, got Abaddon done, quite pleased on how he came out, not so keen of the pic though :(

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/Sons%20of%20Horus/DSC_0002_zps4f74f0c6.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/Sons%20of%20Horus/DSC_0002_zps4f74f0c6.jpg.html)

Loken next, then lots of World Eaters!


31-05-2013, 10:15
I'm actually going to the campaign weekend as well so il definitely be following this log. Looking forward to seeing how your army turns out. You've a lot of painting to do. But you do seem to just churn em out!

Garanaul the Black
01-06-2013, 00:06
Another Spikyjames plog? Awesomeness!

Great work as always! What is your recipe/technique for that black? It looks great!

01-06-2013, 17:02
Thanks all,

The black is fairly basic;

Abaddon Black base
Mechanicus Standard Grey First edge highlight
Administratum Grey lined on the upper edges
White Scar extreme highlight on the very highest edges.

Fairly simple as far as colours go, just needs a good brush and a steady hand to get right.

Well Loken is finished now and that's pretty much the end of the SoH for the time being, rest assured there will be alot more later in the year once the World Eaters have been amassed.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/Sons%20of%20Horus/DSC_0008_zps8503fc31.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/Sons%20of%20Horus/DSC_0008_zps8503fc31.jpg.html)

There will be painted World Eaters by the end of next week :D


Horus Lupercal
01-06-2013, 17:28
You know in going to ask how you did your green don't you ;) lol.

Abby looks great and the Contempnator looks awesome too, will use the same one for mine I think!

01-06-2013, 17:35
Thanks mate,

Thought that might come up at some point, the green's a mix of Warpstone Glow and Lothern Blue, about 1-2 mix.

Yeah, the dread works really well, the Death Guard symbols came off pretty easily.


01-06-2013, 21:54
I love the Dreadnought painted in Justaerin colours.

02-06-2013, 01:08
Really wonderful work, james, once again. Just spent some time today going through people's work from the last few months and your pre-heresy stuff has been fabulous. I'm curious what everyone thinks of the Abbadon and Loken models though. Seen loads of people's take on them now and none off them, no matter how beautifully painted, have quite sold me on the models. There's just something slightly off about Abbadon's pose to me, and I'm really not convinced by Loken. Is it just me, as apart from them I've thought FW's pre-heresy releases to have been damned near faultless?

02-06-2013, 12:48
Instant subscription hah

16-06-2013, 12:01
Well it's been 2 weeks and no updates, I have been painting and have managed to finish the first tactical squad for the World Eaters;

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0011_zpsb1d57cf0.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0011_zpsb1d57cf0.jpg.html)

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0012_zps52fefe69.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0012_zps52fefe69.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0015_zps2926ab57.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0015_zps2926ab57.jpg.html)

I'll be getting on with a Rampager Squad and Legion Centurion next.

There will be more pics on my blog over the next day or so.


16-06-2013, 13:31
Two weeks with o updates and then twenty marines all finished. I wouldn't grumble about that. They look great, love the chain axes.

21-06-2013, 20:12
Thanks mate, not been quite as productive a week this week.

Couple of pics of the 2 Rampagers I've managed to get done and a (hopefully) better pic of the Sergeant.
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0050_zpsa21d1b6e.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0050_zpsa21d1b6e.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0051_zps7b9083e2.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0051_zps7b9083e2.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0052_zpse68b9945.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0052_zpse68b9945.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0053_zps79774d24.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0053_zps79774d24.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0022_zps3806566e.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0022_zps3806566e.jpg.html)

More Rampagers coming over the weekend.


Short Bearded One
21-06-2013, 20:27
Looking beautiful.
Really looking forward to the Mechanicus however.

21-06-2013, 23:56
Lovely work. :)

Inquisitor Engel
22-06-2013, 00:42
Really like the nice, clean off-black on those Sons of Horus. Well done!

22-06-2013, 10:58
Love em James! :)

26-06-2013, 21:17
Thanks guys, finished the Rampager squad now;

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0056_zps3e2dfafd.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0056_zps3e2dfafd.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0057_zps9680508d.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0057_zps9680508d.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0059_zps6bc10c16.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0059_zps6bc10c16.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0062_zpsb4c14671.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0062_zpsb4c14671.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0064_zps4f5bc329.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0064_zps4f5bc329.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0066_zps054b0f8c.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0066_zps054b0f8c.jpg.html)

And the whole squad together
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0068_zps4e3e98b0.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0068_zps4e3e98b0.jpg.html)

Legion Centurion up next along with the first Contemptor.


09-07-2013, 15:39
First Dread is done;

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0002_zps4e8e5762.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0002_zps4e8e5762.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0003_zps77e8a35b.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0003_zps77e8a35b.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0004_zps72daff18.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0004_zps72daff18.jpg.html)

Autocannon Squad
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0002_zps1076acec.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0002_zps1076acec.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0008_zpscdd2805c.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0008_zpscdd2805c.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0007_zps62b69596.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0007_zps62b69596.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0006_zps53982eb0.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0006_zps53982eb0.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0005_zps699bc2cf.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0005_zps699bc2cf.jpg.html)

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0001_zps2bbdfebc.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0001_zps2bbdfebc.jpg.html)

I'm now working on the 2nd massive tactical squad. I'm also starting to update my Blog with a few WIPs and stuff, the first walk through talk through will be up in the next 24hrs.


09-07-2013, 15:59
Lovely work, james. The dread is awesome and your blood and gore is perfectly judged. Looking forward to your guide and learning more about your process. :)

09-07-2013, 20:44
Great stuff as always mate - love the centurion in particular. The pose is perfect!

Just finished reading Betrayal so really enjoying seeing this force come together.



09-07-2013, 23:08
Loving the blood splatter on the dread. Really hard to get realistic looking blood effects but your's is one of the best I've seen

09-07-2013, 23:29
Thanks for the feedback guys.

I've done the tutorial on my Blog now :D


10-07-2013, 00:36
Lovely work, can't wait to see this army in August :)

10-07-2013, 01:02
I've lurked on a few of your threads, so just wanted to say how much I love your models. The green armour on Loken is especially nice.

I just cannot figure out how you produce such quality at the speed you do. I can't help but envisage a husk of a man plumbed into the painting equivalent of the Golden Throne, just mass producing high quality space marines 24 hours a day, whilst fed the souls of lesser nerds. :)

10-07-2013, 19:02
Impossible brutality is all there was, is all there'll ever be...

10-07-2013, 23:26
Nice work James! And thanks for the Tutorial! :)

18-07-2013, 17:09
Thanks everyone,

@ewar, yeah, sometimes I feel like I'm stuck in the seat.

Always work to deadlines, it makes you get things done faster :D

It really does :D

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0001_zpsfe4093fc.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0001_zpsfe4093fc.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0003_zpsc7db3cda.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0003_zpsc7db3cda.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0006_zpsab146ac2.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0006_zpsab146ac2.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0007_zps1f55fb04.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0007_zps1f55fb04.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0008_zps0cb13090.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0008_zps0cb13090.jpg.html)

And the squad Sergeant
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0004_zpsb02c7966.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0004_zpsb02c7966.jpg.html)

Not much left to do for the Betrayal Campaign weekend now, just 3 tanks, a contemptor and 11 marines.

Here's what's next;
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zps69a2978c.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zps69a2978c.jpg.html)


18-07-2013, 17:32
You paint much too fast and well for us mere mortals to keep up. The latest additions look fantastic as we've come to expect from you.

18-07-2013, 17:57
I LOVE that sergeant! Great choice of head for that pose, works perfectly with the WE scheme and all that gore. :)

18-07-2013, 22:02
Love them james! :)

18-07-2013, 23:29
Jeez that's a lot of marines in such a short time - you truly are a panting machine mate! Army is shaping up very nicely!

Anything else fancy planned character wise? Maybe a tasty little Kharn conversion? :)


18-07-2013, 23:55
Thanks all,

Not really got any special stuff planned, the only other character will be a Praetor.

Just got the weathering to do on the Land Raider now :D

Will be moving on to regular marines for myself after this, right now I'm thinking Sons of Guilliman, am open to suggestions though.


19-07-2013, 00:46
Are you not a bit tired of painting white and blue though, James? :) If not, they've got a wonderful scheme which I'm sure you'll do justice. Out of interest though, have any of your multitude of marine armies ever been homebrew? Can't recall if I've ever seen you do one.

19-07-2013, 00:59
I like CmDantes suggestion with the kharn conversion! That i would really like to see!

19-07-2013, 08:32
Are you not a bit tired of painting white and blue though, James? :) If not, they've got a wonderful scheme which I'm sure you'll do justice. Out of interest though, have any of your multitude of marine armies ever been homebrew? Can't recall if I've ever seen you do one.

Ha, for some reason I tend to go through phases of painting the same colours for a couple of different armies, the new marine army will have a bit more time taken over it though and will be clean.

I've done one home brew army, my Sons of Proteus a while back. http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/library/Sons%20of%20Proteus?sort=3&page=1 they really were a nice army, the next will be of a similar standard.

I like CmDantes suggestion with the kharn conversion! That i would really like to see!

I've seen quite a few done already, some of the best ones are done using the existing Kharn model, seems much easier to trim etc. now that he's finecast.


19-07-2013, 13:23
And here's the next instalment;

The ride for the Rampagers
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0006_zpsc833e7d0.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0006_zpsc833e7d0.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0007_zpsaf9d1dde.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0007_zpsaf9d1dde.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0008_zpsf5aec839.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0008_zpsf5aec839.jpg.html)

Going to delve into my box and see what takes my fancy next, it needs to be something I can get done in a day or so as I'm moving house next week and have a fitness event next Saturday so there won't be any updates for a week or so after Sunday.

Here's my choices;

10 man Destroyer Squad with jump packs

I don't want to do the Praetor just yet as he'll be a little reward for getting the whole lot done, I could do some of the Destroyers but would like to keep away from infantry for a bit, both tanks are rather larger than the Land Raider so will take a bit more time. I think it's going to have to be the Contemptor, he'll be armed with dual CCW+Heavy Flamers and a Cyclone missile launcher (although I think it's a Havoc in the Betrayal book).

Any thoughts?


19-07-2013, 13:48
Ah, yes. I remember them now. :)

Firstly, can i just reiterate how much i hate the fact you can even contemplate painting ANYTHING on that list in the space of a day. :p As to which one to do, you've already ruled everything but the contemptor out, haven't you? ;)

19-07-2013, 15:16
Yeah, pretty much, I've just given him a wash and scrub with toothpaste (not sure where I got that but it seems to work), he'll be getting built and primed once I've picked the minion up from school.

I reckon the big tanks will take a couple of days a piece from build through to finish, the squad should take around 4 days and the Praetor, well it really depends on how I'm feeling when I do him, probably another day. So 9 days max when the Contemptor and the house move are done :D


19-07-2013, 19:53
You smashed that out quick! Looking good. Good luck with the move.

19-07-2013, 20:04
Thanks mate :D

So, here's the Contemptor built, he'll be getting a bit of primer shortly.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zps133eda09.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zps133eda09.jpg.html)

All weapons are magnatised. You'll notice the base next to him, all that's been done to it is a few pieces of resin from various gw basing kits and some barbed wire stuff. One of the things that always used to bother me about the resin in the basing kits is how think the bottom parts generally were, all I've done to alleviate this is build up the rest of the base with polyfilla, this also adds a nice bit of texture to the base which is great for bigger bases. All I'll do to this before starting to paint it is add a layer of sand.

Some of you may also notice the mkVI helmet on the base as well, what colour do you think I should paint it?


Short Bearded One
19-07-2013, 22:58
Imperial Fists would be my suggestion. A bit of yellow will add a nice contrast to the base but not be too overpowering.

21-07-2013, 11:38
Thanks mate, unfortunately I went for something a bit duller, just a random black helmet, I'm sure I'll come up against Raven Guard at some point.

Well the Contemptor is done;
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0009_zpsf2ddb61c.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0009_zpsf2ddb61c.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0010_zpsd13db909.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0010_zpsd13db909.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0011_zpsad96817d.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0011_zpsad96817d.jpg.html)

And a complete army shot so far;
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zpscd751010.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zpscd751010.jpg.html)

As I've mentioned earlier I'll be taking a break for the next week or so as I'm moving house this week, I do have a bit of time off of work afterwards though so will be cracking on again soon enough.

Thanks for looking


21-07-2013, 13:04
just wanted to say I love all your work spiky. spent many hours browsing your logs and photobucket, very inspiration. I think you (and rev) build and paint some of the best looking Space Marines around. excited to hear you'll be doing regular marines again, I have two thoughts, fisrt - Blood Angels! there are just so many nice bits available in their range, would love to see how you put them together, you could even convert/kitbash all your own versions of the HQ characters. second - you could go the other way - limit yourself only to the standard plastic, commander, command, assault, tactical and dev squads and push to built something unique... whatever you decide im sure it will be awesome! peace

21-07-2013, 14:20
Look great james!
Would love to see this army IRL!
To bad i cant come to the heresy weekend....

21-07-2013, 22:41
Tremendous stuff mate! The army looks excellent and pulled together in an impressively short time too!

The Land Raider looks great, but I can't help but think the sponsons should be blue - at the moment it's a little white.

Good luck with the house move and I look forward to seeing you back at it soon.



21-07-2013, 23:18
Thanks guys,

@jimmy101, thanks for the kind words, I've done a bit of Blood Angels before, as a chapter they're really not to my taste, I'll be doing something similar to your 2nd suggestion.

@Darkritual, Thanks, would definitely be good to see you over at the Campaign weekend.

@CMDante, I though the exact same thing when I finished it, it may well be something I go back and add at a later date, there will be a bit more blue on the 2 bigger guys.


22-07-2013, 00:00
Pffft, that was TWO days, james! You're slipping! :)

Lovely work once again. Do think you should have painted the helmet on the base a different colour though. It blends in far too much and a large base like that could do with a little splash of colour to provide some interest. :)

22-07-2013, 20:19
Loving the work, got my heresy stuff Sat here but just haven't got the drive to do them justice

23-07-2013, 02:34
Great stuff James:D

23-07-2013, 12:58
lovely work fella, as always. Looking forward to your next update with much anticipation.

06-08-2013, 21:45
Hi all,

It seems like it's been a while but I have moved house and jobs since the last post :D

Here's what I've managed to get done though;

Destroyer Squad, a few small conversions in here
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0032_zps4f8a0650.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0032_zps4f8a0650.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0031_zps73b206ff.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0031_zps73b206ff.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0030_zps81cc197d.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0030_zps81cc197d.jpg.html)

And my Praetor
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0017_zpsfbd3d38b.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0017_zpsfbd3d38b.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0028_zps058fa2b5.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0028_zps058fa2b5.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0029_zps21e5e7ff.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/DSC_0029_zps21e5e7ff.jpg.html)

Really love the look of this guy.

Sorry about the pics, due to the move I've not really had a chance to sort out where the best place to take them is in the new place, going to have a crack at the lightbox again once I get it set up.

That's all the infantry for my army for the Betrayal campaign weekend at WHW, I've just got a Spartan and a Typhon to do now, so not a lot left :D


06-08-2013, 23:58
Wlecome back, james. Hope the move went smoothly and you are enjoying your new job. :) Destroyers look great, but that praetor is lovely. The gold on it is stunning. :)

07-08-2013, 01:29
I really dig the addition of the mohawk. I feel more models need to look bad ass.

07-08-2013, 11:55
Wonderful! the subtle conversions and alterations are excellent. I'd love to see a brighter picture of the Praetor.

07-08-2013, 13:06
nice work spiky! Though could we get photo's with a little more light of that preator? I think the poor lighting isn't doing the tones it seems to have justice.


07-08-2013, 13:08
The World Eaters pre-heresy look is awesome in itself, you really do it justice.

07-08-2013, 21:57
Thanks for all the replies guys.

I'm going to play about with my pic set-up over the next week or so, I'm sure I'll find the right place to take them soon :D


Rusty Magos
08-08-2013, 07:06
Fantastic stuff!

I've always been a big fan of your work but your latest stuff is particularly inspiring! That preator looks amazing!

08-08-2013, 22:24
Thanks mate, although I'm going to go back to bright and clean for my next army, regular 40k though.

I've finished the Spartan now :D
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zps3ba9af96.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zps3ba9af96.jpg.html)

Got these guys built
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zps5a5765b4.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zps5a5765b4.jpg.html)

Going to put some paint on them whilst I'm waiting on the primer drying on the Typhon.


Short Bearded One
09-08-2013, 04:43
Uha! Looking forward to seeing some paint on the Thallax!
With FW just releasing the Mechanicum bits they previewed months back I'm about to enter 30k myself... Or is that how much debt I'm going to be? :P

09-08-2013, 20:02
Cracking work on the Spartan and everything else, james. :) Really looking forward to see you tackling the thallaxi as, despite REALLY wanting to, I'm not sure I like the FW Ad mech stuff so far. I hope it's just the way the official FW paint jobs are done, as I liked the looked of both these guys and the new castellax thingy before I saw them painted up, and then not so much afterwards. The Magos however is awesome, so I hope you pick up one of them as well. ;)

09-08-2013, 23:04
Thank guys, well here's a rather crappy pic of them, I'll get a better one in the morning;

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zps46b4f2bc.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zps46b4f2bc.jpg.html)

and here's what's coming up next;

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zps9cf78b72.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zps9cf78b72.jpg.html)



Short Bearded One
09-08-2013, 23:19
Looking forward to better pics. Really liking the gloss facemasks :)

10-08-2013, 00:25
You are just smashing through units at a rapid pace. I imagine you will have one impressive finished army in time for the event in two weeks. I doubt mine will be finished though.

10-08-2013, 08:02
The spartan is exquisitely done. Looking forward to seeing the completed typhon.

10-08-2013, 22:38
Thanks guys,

Here it is
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zpsb15772df.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zpsb15772df.jpg.html)

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zpsd389bdf8.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zpsd389bdf8.jpg.html)

Going to do 6 more Thallax next :D



Short Bearded One
11-08-2013, 00:25
Yay! I didn't like them when they were first released, but they're really growing on me now. I just wish FW would release weapon upgrades for them...
The LR is great too, a big box of death. The ratio of blue to white seems much better on this one compared to your earlier one.

11-08-2013, 13:42
The speed you are churning these out is frightening/disgusting! Very envious of what you have produced, a great looking army. Looking forward to seeing it all done and on a table

12-08-2013, 19:03
Its incredible how fast you can paint these minis at such a high level. Keep on going, I love this log!

13-08-2013, 00:23
Thanks guys, the comments are really appreciated;

got some more done;
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zpsa9c1f801.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zpsa9c1f801.jpg.html)



13-08-2013, 02:15
You paint so god damn fast! Its hard to keep up with the updates ;)

They look fantastic mate. The ordo reductor squad is fantastic, you weren't tempted to convert some heavy weapons for them though?

13-08-2013, 09:43
I am simply amazed at the speed you have churne these out at. The reductor squad look splendid and the typhon is beautiful.

13-08-2013, 10:52
Thanks guys, that's what deadlines do for you!

The Mechanicum are actually for somebody else, I'm sure there will be heavy weapons added in time.

More stuff to come soon.



13-08-2013, 21:11
I was asked on another Forum to get a pic of them all together, just under 2.5 months work;

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zps714b258f.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/null_zps714b258f.jpg.html)

I'll get a pic with the rest of the World eaters I've done in a couple of weeks after the Betrayal Campaign weekend.



Short Bearded One
14-08-2013, 03:11
The Mechanicum are actually for somebody else, I'm sure there will be heavy weapons added in time.

Can that somebody else be me? ;)

14-08-2013, 09:21
looking excellent fella, the force is very imposing on the table top!

14-08-2013, 09:39
The Mechanicum Thallax Cohort look amazing, and the world eaters look just as good. Lovely work: the army shot is pretty cool too! Are you planning on doing a Magos Dominus as well?

14-08-2013, 22:16
Great work james!! :)

14-08-2013, 22:21
Thanks guys, much appreciated.

Unfortunately the Thallax are for a friend. :D


15-08-2013, 19:49
Army looks great mate. I think the extra blue on the most recent couple of tanks really makes them fit better with the rest of the force.

Any plans for more ad mech?



15-08-2013, 20:10
nice army buddy its a brave man that paints white armour :)

15-08-2013, 22:46
Thanks guys,

Yeah, there will be plenty more Mechanicum to come.


20-08-2013, 17:45
So what's coming to Spec Ops mate? Or is that a closely guarded secret? :)

20-08-2013, 18:54
so i only have one word that pretty much sums up this whole thread. YUM

24-08-2013, 20:29
Check this out.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/null_zpsaa56fd1b.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/null_zpsaa56fd1b.jpg.html)


24-08-2013, 22:48
James that looks incredible! Pleased?

25-08-2013, 09:03
Thanks mate, yeah, probably one of the biggest armies I've done that I've seen on the table like this.

Mega Nutz
25-08-2013, 09:22
Very imposing!

25-08-2013, 12:06
Thanks mate, yeah, probably one of the biggest armies I've done that I've seen on the table like this.

It's amazing, especially when you churned everything out in such a small time frame! What's your plans for them now?

25-08-2013, 12:41
Wait for the next set of characters and special units I presume?

25-08-2013, 18:00
Can we get some close ups? It seems like there are a few units on there that we haven't seen yet.

25-08-2013, 18:48
Thanks guys, yeah there will be a slow trickle of stuff for this army now.

Angron will be around soon.

Managed to pick up best army at the Betrayal weekend :D

Really chuffed.

I'll see what I can do about more close ups.

25-08-2013, 20:11
Well done buddy. A well deserved win for sure.

Good seeing you at the weekend. I shall have my a imperial Fists finished for the next event!

26-08-2013, 03:01
Congratz James! Well deserved!
Would really like to see some close up shots of the whole army :)

26-08-2013, 11:10
Hi James, I've been a longtime admirer of your painting blogs and I've been very curious as to where the bare heads for your World Eaters came from, they add an insane amount of character.

Thank you

26-08-2013, 11:52
Thanks guys,

For the most part the bare heads are just regular marine heads.


20-10-2013, 14:53
Hi, WOW those look great!
Could you please maybe make an painting tutorial how you did your world eaters???


20-10-2013, 15:41
He did a tutorial on his blog a few months back: http://spikyjames.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tactical-marine-walk-throughtalk-through.html

20-10-2013, 16:03
Yep, sure did.

In other news, there will be more Sons of Horus coming up in the next month or so :D


21-10-2013, 09:04
Oh sorry hadn't seen that (cries) but the tutorial looks great!

01-02-2014, 21:19
Got Angron done, iPhone pics;

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/3DC15819-FBCE-4801-AAC6-FFC0F80A897D_zpsymirebwb.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/3DC15819-FBCE-4801-AAC6-FFC0F80A897D_zpsymirebwb.jpg.html)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/spikyjames/PH%20World%20Eaters/F5202007-4EF0-4338-BFA2-D58CEC8D9193_zpsbqmhz7lg.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/spikyjames/media/PH%20World%20Eaters/F5202007-4EF0-4338-BFA2-D58CEC8D9193_zpsbqmhz7lg.jpg.html)


01-02-2014, 21:30
Looking great mate!:D

Still Standing
31-03-2014, 23:47
Keep it coming James, your army looks amazing so far! Lets see some more of the Mechanicum allies. :)