View Full Version : Crandall's Log of Everything

13-06-2008, 20:39
Well So many times I have posted logs and not finished them. I usually have a great idea for an army and have another one before I finish my previous army so logs die and armies become unfinished. So instead of cluttering up warseer with loads of unfinished logs I have decided just to stick everything I do from now on in this one thread.

My latest army idea is 'The Sons of The Phoenix' Space Marine army. I have posted these on B&C but will post here for now on.

You may have already seen my quad bike. I am planning on some trikes and an attack bike.


Here is a pic of my command squad and HQ. Sorry for the bad pic. C&C welcome.

The company champion is almost painted. He just need sharper highlights on the black.

13-06-2008, 21:52
Nice job , would liek to see mroe progress on this :) .

Nice idea for the standard , love the look of the high elf stuff incorporated in your marines.

Good luck !

14-06-2008, 15:38
Thanks. Here's the company champion in all his glory.


15-06-2008, 12:54
Just a little something I came up with for fun.


16-06-2008, 01:28
ha HA! love your converting work, some pretty solid stuff there man.

16-06-2008, 02:10

this should totally be an objective marker!!

other than that, everything is looking pretty solid.

16-06-2008, 03:36
Is he reading the new 40k rulebook? lol


16-06-2008, 08:32
I am thinking of making a little diorama with him and another space marine walking a dog. I am a bit disappointed at my lack of green stuff skills on this one but I have neatened him up since that pic.

Foolish Mortal
16-06-2008, 12:12
Loving your conversion work - especially the Marine reading - excellent quirky idea & well executed.

Also any chance of a tutorial for the quad bike? - I've always loved the idea of these.

16-06-2008, 14:38
This thread has a very nice quad bike tutorial. http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=139322

The only difference on my bike is that I have a terminator body back half between the two rear wheels and I used plastic tube to mount the front wheels.

Foolish Mortal
16-06-2008, 19:11

Cheers for the link - may have to give it a go sometime.

21-06-2008, 15:31
Some more updates. I have used the new inks for the first time and have painted up this bloodletter. I am planning on maybe starting a Khorne Daemon's army. I am happy with how this guy turned out. I have had a box of bloodletters for a while now and will get the rest painted up at some stage.


The son's of the phoenix are getting some attention too. Here is a WIP trike.


And here us very early progress on the attack 'bike'.


The chapter master is about 50% painted and the standard is about 10% done. I will post pics of those two when they are done.

20-07-2008, 11:32
It's been a long while since my last post.

The command squad isn't getting anywhere fast. To be honest I find the colour scheme a bit boring. I have also decided to put the space marines on hold a bit until the new codex is out. In the mean time I will be working on more daemons.

I have nearly finished my first 8 bloodletters and I have also converted this.


20-07-2008, 17:50

"Hey wait a minute, no shooting after having run...who they think they are these games developers? D*## pointy eared alien lovers";)

Great figure! Can't wait to see it painted.

Oh and rated. :)

24-07-2008, 21:16
Just a test scheme I have done using the new inks. May make a couple more guys using this scheme.


22-08-2008, 22:34
I have several pics for updates which I'll get on now but just to give you something here's in the brass scorpion I've been working on. I'm not sure whether to include the leg plates or not as I want it to have a mechanical feel and the bare legs and claws represent this better IMO.


23-08-2008, 22:53
Here is my skarbrand conversion. I do have better pics on my comp but it's buggered so I took a new one for another post and thought i'd share it here too. I will post better pics when I can.

The axes are form the minotaur lord model and the armour is from the defiler. I also use horns from csm helmets.


24-08-2008, 14:28
Your Skarbrnad looks nice,but there's one problem...He as his wings ripped apart from when he was thrown sky high by Khorne...

Here is mine,Hope you don't mind that i'll post it here.

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/5250/img0667ym6.th.jpg (http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0667ym6.jpg)

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/5671/img0668vv4.th.jpg (http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0668vv4.jpg)

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/6282/img0666un8.th.jpg (http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0666un8.jpg)

And for his Axes i still wait to have these swweeet baby's into my mailbox.

04-09-2008, 19:39
Yeah I know his wings were ripped apart. Mine do have various holes in them but those balrog wings are far too nice to rip apart. Also I may use this guy as a bloodthirster too.

Nice conversion. I love the khorne symbol on the chest.

01-10-2008, 19:58
Updates! No seriously..

I am concentrating more on my spartan space marines at the moment but I still have daemons to paint so I'll try and cram it in.

I do have 15 bloodletters painted.

http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/442/dscf0001ak6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

I have basically given up on an army of the Sons of the Phoenix but I still want to get the command squad done and maybe get a nice base for them. The Chapter master guy is nearly done.

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/6532/dscf0002xg4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

14-10-2008, 15:58
awesome stuff Crandall... simply awesome!

29-10-2008, 16:09
Just a small update. I've started working on my brass scorpion. So far i've just done the brass areas. I think he'll only be brass, siver, black and red so hopefully I will have him finished soon.

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/9020/p1080794dt9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

07-11-2008, 21:32
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/6532/dscf0002xg4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)[/QUOTE]

Some really nice conversion work on this guy. Love the sword!

22-11-2008, 22:01
Although updates are slow I am still working as hard as I can on these guys. I have finished skulltaker.

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/3811/p1090093dd8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Col. Wales
02-03-2009, 23:20
Simple its skarbrand just before he was sent atmosphere skipping by Khorne...

01-07-2009, 20:54
A really really really long overdue update.

I have been tempted to start a small crimson fists army but this will be a slow project and i don't plan to paint them until everything else is finished first.

Let's start with this. The web direct space marine on a nice display base from dark art miniatures.

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/3504/p1110001j.jpg (http://img16.imageshack.us/i/p1110001j.jpg/)

Also using one of their lovely bases is this crimson fist dreadnought.

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9342/p1110003.jpg (http://img197.imageshack.us/i/p1110003.jpg/)

Also for the crimson fists is this terminator sergeant.

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/4416/p1110004.jpg (http://img244.imageshack.us/i/p1110004.jpg/)

01-07-2009, 21:04
I've also started an ork army which i'm painting at quite a good pace which is rare for me. So far I have the flash gitz.

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/1543/p1110006.jpg (http://img197.imageshack.us/i/p1110006.jpg/)

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/7877/p1110005m.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/p1110005m.jpg/)

And I'm using all the Orks from the black reach box. I've completed the warboss.

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/7879/p1110007.jpg (http://img188.imageshack.us/i/p1110007.jpg/)

I also made a shadowsword because it's cool!

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/1293/p1100001.jpg (http://img406.imageshack.us/i/p1100001.jpg/)

11-08-2009, 16:01
I have finished painting the crimson fists dread. This is my first attempt at sharp contrasting highlights, so it's not perfect but I will keep practising.

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/402/p1000011v.jpg (http://img41.imageshack.us/i/p1000011v.jpg/)

I have had these finished for ages but never got round to taking the pictures for them.

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/3950/p1000010.jpg (http://img405.imageshack.us/i/p1000010.jpg/)

My daemon army does seem to be very slow moving but I do have a FW Daemon Prince to paint next.

29-08-2009, 18:46
I am currently working on building the Rynn City Gates/Imperial Cathedrel whatever GW calls it. This is what I have so far.

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/2636/p1000239.jpg (http://img408.imageshack.us/i/p1000239.jpg/)

29-08-2009, 19:15
I'm moving these thread to the new Random Project Logs Forum.


29-08-2009, 20:44
Awesome thanks

12-09-2009, 20:02
Here's an update on the terrain piece. I think it's shaped up quite nicely. Not sure how i'm going to go about painting it yet and I still need to work on a base for it.

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/537/p1000244.jpg (http://img402.imageshack.us/i/p1000244.jpg/)

18-09-2009, 08:42
I really liked the crimson fists dread. great work with the highlights. did u finished that marine reading a book? id really want to see him all done...

my log can be find here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=218145)

cheers :D

21-10-2009, 21:18
I never seem to get round to finishing off that marine reading a book. He just needs highlighting and a base now. I'll put him on my to do list.

I've been busy working on this fella, he's still very much WIP in some areas.

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/6740/p1000277.jpg (http://img196.imageshack.us/i/p1000277.jpg/)

I've also made a full terminator squad for the fists.

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/606/p1000270if.jpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/p1000270if.jpg/)

And a couple of hells angels styled bikers.

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/5656/p1000275iw.jpg (http://img34.imageshack.us/i/p1000275iw.jpg/)

11-01-2010, 20:10
Not posted anything for a while. I've been working on a few pieces of terrain.

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/1966/p1000299d.jpg (http://img263.imageshack.us/i/p1000299d.jpg/)

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/4298/p1000298p.jpg (http://img85.imageshack.us/i/p1000298p.jpg/)

I am going to spend more time working on my Daemons. Starting with the FW Herald.

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/3627/p1000297w.jpg (http://img138.imageshack.us/i/p1000297w.jpg/)

11-01-2010, 22:02
I really love your terrain pieces, I would like to know how your planning on basing that big ol' cathedral :D

12-01-2010, 18:06
I really love your terrain pieces, I would like to know how your planning on basing that big ol' cathedral :D

I'm just going to use a 3' by 1' piece of MDF. If I have enough imperial city floor I may use it to make steps.

25-01-2010, 19:32
Look who's finished:

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/2668/p1000301vr.jpg (http://img3.imageshack.us/i/p1000301vr.jpg/)

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/4186/p1000300.jpg (http://img251.imageshack.us/i/p1000300.jpg/)

Also here's some updated pics of Skaarbrand. He still has a lot of work to do and i'll possibley make his wings more tattered and holed.

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/1011/p1000303w.jpg (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/p1000303w.jpg/)

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/3631/p1000302.jpg (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/p1000302.jpg/)

15-02-2010, 17:24
Here's a couple of completed pics of my herald.

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5189/p1000306t.jpg (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/p1000306t.jpg/)

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/4199/p1000305.jpg (http://img716.imageshack.us/i/p1000305.jpg/)

Straight off the painting desk are another squad of Bloodletters. I will post some better pics and some pics of other models up sometime soon.

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/5634/p1000311g.jpg (http://img168.imageshack.us/i/p1000311g.jpg/)

21-02-2010, 19:33
Here's a few pics of my finished Daemon prince

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9797/p1000315d.jpg (http://img19.imageshack.us/i/p1000315d.jpg/)

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/3351/p1000313.jpg (http://img716.imageshack.us/i/p1000313.jpg/)

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/4204/p1000312d.jpg (http://img40.imageshack.us/i/p1000312d.jpg/)

21-02-2010, 19:41
Here's a better picture of the bloodletters

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/157/p1000317.jpg (http://img713.imageshack.us/i/p1000317.jpg/)

I'm currently working on a sternguard squad for my crimson fists:

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/8386/p1000318u.jpg (http://img202.imageshack.us/i/p1000318u.jpg/)

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/7092/p1000319l.jpg (http://img294.imageshack.us/i/p1000319l.jpg/)

21-02-2010, 19:56
eehhh? why blue highlights? looks weird :)

21-02-2010, 21:39
because they are crimson fists

21-02-2010, 22:20
duh... slaps himself in the face :P right! :D

22-02-2010, 09:17
The armour might appear black in the images but it's actually a very dark blue

22-02-2010, 19:41
that makes sense then :D

27-04-2010, 21:30
Just a small update. I have made a soulgrinder for this army. I liked the knight titan look people have made for defilers so tried it out on this guy.

http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/5287/p1000331r.jpg (http://img145.imageshack.us/i/p1000331r.jpg/)

Last month i also made some bloodcrushers.

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/7425/p1000328u.jpg (http://img175.imageshack.us/i/p1000328u.jpg/)

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/3931/p1000329b.jpg (http://img684.imageshack.us/i/p1000329b.jpg/)

30-04-2010, 21:48
I have finished my razorback.

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/8192/p1000336a.jpg (http://img25.imageshack.us/i/p1000336a.jpg/)

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/7185/p1000335c.jpg (http://img263.imageshack.us/i/p1000335c.jpg/)

05-05-2010, 14:04
Two more sternguard veterans

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/8461/p1000345c.jpg (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/p1000345c.jpg/)

and the squad of sternguard together

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/7879/p1000346a.jpg (http://img263.imageshack.us/i/p1000346a.jpg/)

This is my command squad.

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/1246/p1000344t.jpg (http://img87.imageshack.us/i/p1000344t.jpg/)

I also decided to build a captain with jump pack, storm shield and relic blade. It seem slike a popular choice with SM players so I'd like to try him in combat.

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1042/p1000347x.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/p1000347x.jpg/)

13-05-2010, 18:38
Here are 4 of my vanguard veterans:

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/8265/p1000350p.jpg (http://img718.imageshack.us/i/p1000350p.jpg/)

22-06-2010, 17:57
Just a quick update. Here is the first land speeder for my Crimson Fists

http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/8308/p1000478b.jpg (http://img704.imageshack.us/i/p1000478b.jpg/)

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/3859/p1000477.jpg (http://img821.imageshack.us/i/p1000477.jpg/)

18-07-2010, 15:09
Hey there
just been browsing your log. There are some really good models here.
I was wondering where you got the flaming sword you had on your sons of the phoenix commander?


27-07-2010, 23:26
Sorry for the late reply. That would be:

Empire Wizard Flaming Sword (http://www.bitzbox.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=22_68_141&products_id=2400)