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Title: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (more plague marines )
Post by: Diablo Jon on February 03, 2016, 07:51:26 PM
Hi Guys,
           long term lurker who has finally joined up really impressed by the great stuff people post up and thought I'd add my own humble efforts by way of an introduction.

 I took stock of all my half done projects last Christmas/new year (don't we all :) ) and realised I had a lot half finished things knocking about the man cave. this realization has been coupled with a re-igniting of my interest in the 40k background so I decide to try and finish up a few 40K armies I've had knocking about. Then I decided to go a bit further and set up a blog and make an attempt to flesh out the background for the armies as I painted them. In the end I've ended up with a project I've called the Diablo Crusade.

Thought I'd run this thread alongside my blog. First up some random musings on what I'm trying to achieve for those interested

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/2/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/2/)

then a bit of back ground fluff for the Diablo Crusade

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/the-diablos-crusade-a-history/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/the-diablos-crusade-a-history/)

My first army that is coming to completion is the 888th Khorne's Own Traitor Guard

First some back ground fluff and an army list for those interested in such things

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/888th-division-khornes-own/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/888th-division-khornes-own/)

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/888th-khornes-own-traitor-guard-1000-point-army/  (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/888th-khornes-own-traitor-guard-1000-point-army/)

Right that's all the wordy crap out the way so on to a few pictures

Traitor tank (made out of a 1/48 soviet KV-2 tank)
(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/wp_20160123_14_31_27_pro.jpg?w=689&h=387)

Traitor squads (converted from Ramshackle games Iron Brotherhood miniatures)
(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/wp_20160123_14_29_59_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/wp_20160123_14_28_38_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/wp_20160123_14_26_11_pro.jpg?w=840)

Traitor fast attack in APC (Ramshackle games Rehbok APC)
(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/wp_20160123_14_34_43_pro.jpg?w=840)

and some daemon support in the form of some ebay rescued Bloodletters
(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/wp_20160201_14_51_24_pro.jpg?w=840)


Lots more pictures and info on my Blog for those interested https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/)

Cheers Jon









Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Ramshacle Iron Brotherhood)
Post by: Diablo Jon on February 04, 2016, 06:46:54 AM
Hi all,
        another edition to my traitor guard infiltrating tank hunters

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/wp_20160203_11_22_19_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/wp_20160203_11_21_40_pro.jpg?w=840)

More info on my Blog https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/888th-tank-hunters/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/888th-tank-hunters/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first up Traitor Guard)
Post by: killshot on February 04, 2016, 11:13:03 AM
Nice work
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first up Traitor Guard)
Post by: Suber on February 04, 2016, 11:49:34 AM
Cool Blood Pact! (well, or Tritor Guard, hehe). I like them!
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first up Traitor Guard)
Post by: Diablo Jon on February 04, 2016, 04:45:51 PM
Thanks guys  :)

erm yes there may be a touch of Blood Pact in there.................but I guess that's what you get for being the poster boys for non-Marine Chaos in the universe.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and all that :D
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first up Traitor Guard)
Post by: Elbows on February 04, 2016, 05:13:00 PM
Cool, it all looks the part.  Looks like some of the old Wargames Factory troopers would fit in with your aesthetic.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first up Traitor Guard)
Post by: Diablo Jon on February 04, 2016, 10:15:58 PM
Cool, it all looks the part.  Looks like some of the old Wargames Factory troopers would fit in with your aesthetic.

Yeah I always quite liked the Wargames Factory shock troops I was hoping to use them as a "not Death Korps of Krieg" army (with some weapon swaps). Problem is those miniatures have become quite hard to get hold of now since Wargames Factory got in to bed with Warlord Games. Hopefully Warlord will re-release them at some stage.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first up Traitor Guard)
Post by: Diablo Jon on February 05, 2016, 06:48:56 AM
Managed to take a photo of the 1000pts I've painted so far

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/wp_20160203_11_27_46_pro.jpg?w=840)

Currently working on a new Arch Heretic to lead my traitors based on a fantasy Khorne Champion. More info on my Blog

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/888th-the-full-army/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/888th-the-full-army/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first up Traitor Guard)
Post by: Diablo Jon on February 06, 2016, 07:27:07 AM
Working on my Arch Heretic for my traitors thought I'd share a WIP. Old Khorne champion with a new arm and head

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/wp_20160205_19_58_34_pro.jpg?w=572&h=1017)

bit more waffle on my Blog https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/02/06/arch-heretic-wip/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/02/06/arch-heretic-wip/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (with added field defences)
Post by: Diablo Jon on February 08, 2016, 08:08:32 AM
Finished up my Aegis defence line which has been laying around in my half done pile for a while.

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/wp_20160203_11_32_03_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/wp_20160203_11_32_49_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/wp_20160203_11_33_29_pro.jpg?w=840)

more on my blog for those interested  https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/field-defences/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/field-defences/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (with added field defences)
Post by: Diablo Jon on February 09, 2016, 06:52:33 AM
Some more field defences for my games this time the Wall of Martyrs - Imperial Defence Emplacement

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/wp_20160203_11_30_56_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/wp_20160203_11_31_06_pro.jpg?w=840)

more on my blog for those interested  https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/field-defences-ii/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/field-defences-ii/)

Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Finished Arch Heretic)
Post by: Diablo Jon on February 10, 2016, 06:56:01 AM
Got my Arch Heretic finished up last night

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/wp_20160209_21_59_59_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/wp_20160209_21_56_18_pro.jpg?w=530&h=942)

more on my blog for those interested https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/arch-heretic-of-the-888th/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/arch-heretic-of-the-888th/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Finished Arch Heretic)
Post by: Vindice on February 11, 2016, 06:40:55 AM
Gorgeous weathering on those scenery pieces.

Minis aren't half bad either :)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Finished Arch Heretic)
Post by: Diablo Jon on February 11, 2016, 05:53:22 PM
Thanks Vindice appreciate the nice comments.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Finished Arch Heretic)
Post by: galatea77 on February 14, 2016, 11:23:39 AM
very nice, chock full of character ! always good to see a unique army !
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Finished Arch Heretic)
Post by: Diablo Jon on February 14, 2016, 08:49:45 PM
very nice, chock full of character ! always good to see a unique army !

Cheers mate plugging away at my next army some Imperial guard.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Imperial Guard Armoured car)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 01, 2016, 06:42:49 PM
Ok so having finished my first army for the rebels it's time to start on my first regiment of imperial guard for the imperial crusade army. I 've started with a light infantry regiment the Redroran Rangers. If your interested in the background or the army list there's some stuff on my Blog here

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/the-redroran-rangers/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/02/16/the-redroran-rangers/)

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/1500pts-redroran-rangers-army-list/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/1500pts-redroran-rangers-army-list/)

Mean while my first unit for the army is a Skunk-Bear armoured car converted from a £5.00 1/43 diecast I picked up at The Works shop here in the UK

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/amd-35-panhard-178-6eme-cuirassiers-1ere-dlm-1940-diecast-armoured-car-ex-mag-ex07-p.jpg?w=610&h=463)

and turned in to this

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wp_20160225_012.jpg?w=611&h=344)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wp_20160225_014.jpg?w=609&h=343)

A couple more pictures and some background and stats for the Skunk-Bear armoured car can be found on my blog here for those interested

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/skunk-bear-armoured-car/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/skunk-bear-armoured-car/)

Cheers Jon
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard armoured car)
Post by: von Lucky on March 01, 2016, 09:26:28 PM
I liking the look you're achieving with this project. The repurposing of larger scale models is taking me back twenty years.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard armoured car)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 01, 2016, 10:20:03 PM
I liking the look you're achieving with this project. The repurposing of larger scale models is taking me back twenty years.

Cheers.

I wouldn't dream of using 1/43rd with 28mm WW2 historical stuff because it would look oversized but in the dark future apparently everything is a bit oversized so it seems to work quite well. :D
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard armoured car)
Post by: von Lucky on March 02, 2016, 06:50:40 AM
It's also easier to pop out the cupola with your chainsword so you can wave it around.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard armoured car)
Post by: Elbows on March 02, 2016, 07:56:38 AM
Awesome stuff.  Oddly, when I read the update I thought to myself "wouldn't it be cool to do a South African themed Imperial Guard force?".  I was surprised to the see the French armored car.

Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard armoured car)
Post by: commissarmoody on March 02, 2016, 11:59:40 AM
Cool conversion. I will have to check out your blog
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard armoured car)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 02, 2016, 07:31:45 PM
Cool conversion. I will have to check out your blog

Thanks feel free  :D
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard armoured car)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 02, 2016, 07:33:45 PM
It's also easier to pop out the cupola with your chainsword so you can wave it around.

very true it ain't 40k without a bit of

(http://scottthong.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/drivemecloser.jpg)

 :D
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard armoured car)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 02, 2016, 07:41:34 PM
Awesome stuff.  Oddly, when I read the update I thought to myself "wouldn't it be cool to do a South African themed Imperial Guard force?".  I was surprised to the see the French armored car.



Now that would be cool Leman Russ Oliphants and Chimera Ratels

(http://moderndrawings.jexiste.be/Site/Site/Pictures/1-Drawings/Ground/South-Africa/Wheeled-Vehicles/Ratel-90-FSV/p1.jpg)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard armoured car)
Post by: commissarmoody on March 02, 2016, 09:53:20 PM
The I do remember the Italian army has a heavy armored car with what I believe is 105 or 120 cannon on it. The name escapes at the moment buy it looked pretty cool.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard armoured car)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 02, 2016, 10:06:24 PM
The I do remember the Italian army has a heavy armored car with what I believe is 105 or 120 cannon on it. The name escapes at the moment buy it looked pretty cool.

The B1 Centauro

(http://www.strategic-bureau.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/B1-Centauro-100-506x349.jpg)


Big armoured cars/wheeled tanks do look cool.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard armoured car)
Post by: commissarmoody on March 02, 2016, 10:13:50 PM
That's it!  :D
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard armoured car)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 03, 2016, 09:51:58 PM
Right got my first squad of guardsmen finished. These guys are the Redroran Rangers elite light infantry types. Just another 65 to go  :?

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wp_20160301_21_23_08_pro.jpg?w=620&h=349)   

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wp_20160303_20_12_18_pro.jpg?w=627)

a few more pictures and rambles on my blog for those interested here https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/first-redroran-ranger-squad/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/first-redroran-ranger-squad/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard armoured car)
Post by: commissarmoody on March 03, 2016, 10:39:13 PM
Not a bad. Nice to see those figs being salvage and being used
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard armoured car)
Post by: JoeRugby on March 04, 2016, 03:01:06 PM
Really enjoying so far Diablo Jon.

Really tempting me to have a go at a blood pact force
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard armoured car)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 08, 2016, 06:48:09 AM
Really enjoying so far Diablo Jon.

Really tempting me to have a go at a blood pact force

Go for it so much fun in Blood Pact. I like CSM but human renegades are much more fun to model IMO.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard infantry)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 08, 2016, 06:51:07 AM
Second squad up working on the command squads now

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wp_20160301_21_25_13_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wp_20160303_20_13_57_pro.jpg?w=840)

more on my blog https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/second-rangers-squad/

Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard infantry)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 13, 2016, 07:28:25 AM
I managed to get one of my special weapons squads finished these are the sniper rifle armed guys. I love how finished Imperial guard armies look but painting up mass infantry using a production line can be a bit of a grind.  Still 26 down and good progress is being made on the three command squads to get another 15 finished.

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wp_20160303_20_14_57_pro.jpg?w=840)

more on my blog for those interested at https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/03/13/special-weapons-squad-1/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/03/13/special-weapons-squad-1/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Imperial Guard infantry)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 16, 2016, 10:05:14 AM
Took a break from guardsmen to knock up a wall of martyrs bunker for my games

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wp_20160312_19_01_46_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wp_20160312_19_04_26_pro.jpg?w=840)

a few more pictures on my blog here https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/bunker/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/bunker/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Bunker)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 20, 2016, 09:08:25 AM
Finished up my three Ranger command squads just some mortars, a special weapons squad, two more infantry squads and another armoured car to go  :? feeling more like an endurance test than hobby right now  ;)

Company HQ

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wp_20160318_13_46_13_pro.jpg?w=840)

1st platoon HQ

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wp_20160318_13_47_54_pro.jpg?w=840)

2nd platoon HQ

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wp_20160318_13_49_19_pro.jpg?w=840)

more pictures and ramblings on my blog for those interested here

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/category/redroran-rangers/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/category/redroran-rangers/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with ranger command squads)
Post by: JoeRugby on March 20, 2016, 10:08:16 AM
The Guard are looking good.

Good luck getting them finished, maybe take a break from production line for a bit and focus on something more individual?

That normally gets me through the Wall.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with ranger command squads)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 21, 2016, 06:50:08 AM
The Guard are looking good.

Good luck getting them finished, maybe take a break from production line for a bit and focus on something more individual?

That normally gets me through the Wall.

Cheers Joe I'm soldiering on (no  pun) with the guard because I know my next project is my Malal/Malice chaos cultist army full of spawn, mutants and assorted chaos goodness so it's giving me motivation.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with ranger command squads)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 23, 2016, 07:56:26 PM
Right finished up my Storm trooper squad for my ranger army using some Anvil Industry Afterlife miniatures

(http://anvilindustry.co.uk/image/cache/data/AFTERLIFE/PCR-Commandos/commandos-500x500.jpg)

A few head swaps and added bits latter

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wp_20160321_19_17_27_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wp_20160321_19_18_36_pro.jpg?w=840)

A couple more pictures and some waffle on my blog for those interested

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/storm-troopers/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/storm-troopers/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with ranger storm troopers)
Post by: Diablo Jon on April 03, 2016, 06:03:43 AM
Got these guys done before heading off on a nice family holiday to Cornwall (head is full of Arthurian legends now and after visiting Tintagel I'm desperately trying to avoid the urge to buy Romano British miniatures >:D).

The mortars are for my Rangers command platoon and use some the excellent heavy weapons arms from Victoria miniatures.

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wp_20160325_17_24_15_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/wp_20160325_17_25_39_pro.jpg?w=840)

As usual more pictures and waffle on my blog here https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/03/26/rangers-mortar-squad/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/03/26/rangers-mortar-squad/)

Based coated another two ranger squads yesterday so they are the target for this week and then that just leaves a six figure special weapons squad and a another (but different version) of my homemade Skunk Bear armoured cars to pass the finish line (phew)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Ranger mortars)
Post by: Suber on April 03, 2016, 02:45:07 PM
Nice combination of bits, I like what I see :)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Ranger mortars)
Post by: Hupp n at em on April 03, 2016, 02:57:45 PM
Nice combination of bits, I like what I see :)

Agreed, enjoyed spotting thise Defiance Games trooper helmets.  :D
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Ranger mortars)
Post by: Diablo Jon on April 03, 2016, 04:38:26 PM
Thanks guys I do like mixing and matching bits to try and get something unique.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Ranger mortars)
Post by: Diablo Jon on April 11, 2016, 05:47:12 AM
OK so the last two ranger infantry squads are done and I'm down to a six man special weapons team and another kit bashed armoured car to hit the finish line. Not much to say on these guys really bog standard infantry with anti-armour weaponry.

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/wp_20160409_11_32_43_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/wp_20160409_11_36_06_pro.jpg?w=840)

more on my blog as usual https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/ranger-squads/
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (2nd Guard armoured car kitbash)
Post by: Diablo Jon on April 17, 2016, 07:11:51 PM
Completed my second Skunk-Bear armoured car for my Rangers this time the CS version

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/wp_20160413_008.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/wp_20160413_003.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/wp_20160413_009.jpg?w=840)

More pictures and fluff on my blog here https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/04/16/skunk-bear-cs-armoured-car/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/04/16/skunk-bear-cs-armoured-car/)

So close to finishing this 1500pt army now just six miniatures to go  8)

Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (2nd Guard armoured car kitbash)
Post by: noigrim on April 17, 2016, 08:03:16 PM
Cool!
You could use the missile one as a manticore and the other as a xhimera or that horrid "taurox" thing
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (2nd Guard armoured car kitbash)
Post by: Diablo Jon on April 18, 2016, 06:40:29 PM
Cheers Norgrim. I could use the armoured cars as "counts as" vehicles but as I still play 4th edition 40K I'm using the old Vehicle Design Rules (VDR) to give them their own stats (see the blog post below)

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/skunk-bear-armoured-car/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/skunk-bear-armoured-car/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (2nd Guard armoured car kitbash)
Post by: noigrim on April 18, 2016, 09:31:14 PM
Nice, I remeber putting lascannons on leman russ sponsons back in 2nd
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (2nd Guard armoured car kitbash)
Post by: Elbows on April 18, 2016, 09:36:09 PM
Very cool.  Have you considered the Buffel or whatever armored car?  Weird with a V-shaped hull, and someone on this board makes an MDF kit of it. It would almost fit your sand-troopers aesthetic.

(http://data3.primeportal.net/apc/chris_baxter/buffel/images/buffel_16_of_40.jpg)

Keep going, you're crackin' along on this project!
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (2nd Guard armoured car kitbash)
Post by: Diablo Jon on April 19, 2016, 05:38:55 AM
Cheers Elbows always looking for alternative vehicles for my 40K armies. While I love the idea of STC vehicles in 40K it just doesn't sit right, in my mind, that across a million worlds and different human cultures of the Imperium they all use the same two dozen vehicles. Forge world does some good stuff in that respect but most is way out of my budget. So for someone like me who likes kit bashing and isn't a competition gamer the VDR rules are a great add on to my 40K games. 
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (2nd Guard armoured car kitbash)
Post by: Diablo Jon on May 02, 2016, 07:06:35 AM
So the Redroran Rangers 1500pt army is finished (yay :D)

I completed the last squad the special weapons squad from the command platoon

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/wp_20160430_19_43_32_pro.jpg?w=840)

and the whole army looks like this

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/wp_20160430_19_50_01_pro.jpg?w=840)


(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/wp_20160430_19_50_09_pro.jpg?w=840)

for anyone who is interested you can follow the process of creating this army as well as background fluff and army list on my blog here

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/category/redroran-rangers/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/category/redroran-rangers/)

So I started this 40K project in January with a view to finishing off a lot of half (or less) completed projects I had laying around the man cave and having reached the beginning of May I've now completed two useable 40K armies I think this may the most productive I've been in years.

Next up opponents for my Ranger army I'm back to Chaos (sort of ) with the Brotherhood of Spite....
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Imperial Guard Ranger army finished)
Post by: von Lucky on May 02, 2016, 08:15:31 AM
Congratulations - always satisfying when you finish of things and they're useful.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Imperial Guard Ranger army finished)
Post by: Diablo Jon on May 02, 2016, 11:06:41 AM
Congratulations - always satisfying when you finish of things and they're useful.

Yeah. I think I started modeling these guys about two years ago then got distracted (as I'm prone to do) and they spent the next two years staring accusingly at me from a shelf in my man cave......It's nice to have finally got them finished.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Imperial Guard Ranger army finished)
Post by: von Lucky on May 02, 2016, 09:08:52 PM
That's why I usually put those guys in a box, inside a crate and shove it into a cupboard to keep them out of sight.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Imperial Guard Ranger army finished)
Post by: byam on May 03, 2016, 11:35:15 PM
well done, are these only the defiance games minis or are there other bits in there?
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Imperial Guard Ranger army finished)
Post by: Diablo Jon on May 04, 2016, 04:31:18 AM
well done, are these only the defiance games minis or are there other bits in there?

*The legs, bodies and most of the arms are from the old Defiance games USMC (kept the guns added GW lasgun barrels to them)
* helmeted heads are from Anvil industry (though they no longer seem to produce them)
* beret heads are crooked dices 7TV range
* Loads of extra GW parts from my bits box (Catchan heads, heavy weapon, back packs)
* some arms from Victoria miniatures (mostly heavy weapons crews)
* some officer arms from Hersey miniatures (officer accessory sprue)

probably a few other random parts from bits box to.   
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Imperial Guard Ranger army finished)
Post by: Diablo Jon on December 04, 2016, 08:30:27 PM
OK it's been a while since I updated this thread but I finally have something new to add to this project at last. I finally got around to painting up the miniatures I got from the Return to Colony 87 kickstarter. So I've assembled a planetary governor and his retinue.

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/wp_20161203_17_06_31_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/wp_20161203_17_07_06_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/wp_20161203_17_07_50_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/wp_20161203_17_08_42_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/wp_20161203_17_08_56_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/wp_20161203_17_09_16_pro.jpg?w=840)

More for those interested on my Blog here

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/governor-cletus-and-retinue/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/governor-cletus-and-retinue/)

Cheers Jon
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Colony 87 miniatures 4/12/16)
Post by: 3 fingers on December 04, 2016, 10:34:50 PM
Those are awesome love the 2 guardsmen. :)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Colony 87 miniatures 4/12/16)
Post by: commissarmoody on December 05, 2016, 01:11:09 AM
Nicely done
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Colony 87 miniatures 4/12/16)
Post by: JoeRugby on December 05, 2016, 06:43:02 PM
They look great dude :)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Colony 87 miniatures 4/12/16)
Post by: Diablo Jon on December 05, 2016, 08:33:07 PM
Thanks guys  :)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Colony 87 miniatures 4/12/16)
Post by: axiom on December 06, 2016, 05:16:11 PM
I love the Governor and his retinue! His face is really nicely done :) The ceremonial guards are a nice pair of conversions. Do you have more of the household planned?
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Colony 87 miniatures 4/12/16)
Post by: Diablo Jon on December 06, 2016, 06:28:53 PM
I love the Governor and his retinue! His face is really nicely done :) The ceremonial guards are a nice pair of conversions. Do you have more of the household planned?

Thanks axiom. I've been thinking about a few more courtesans and have been looking for miniatures a few I've found I think might fit with the theme

from Reaper

(https://www.reapermini.com/graphics/gallery/4/60161_p_1_dks.jpg)

(https://www.reapermini.com/graphics/gallery/4/60136_p_1_mj.jpg)

(https://www.reapermini.com/graphics/gallery/4/60112_p_1_mj.jpg)

(https://www.reapermini.com/graphics/gallery/4/60087_p_1_mj.jpg)

(https://www.reapermini.com/graphics/gallery/4/IG_776_1.jpg)

(https://www.reapermini.com/graphics/gallery/4/IG_1518_1.jpg)

and from Blackhat's Colbalt range

(http://i1.wp.com/www.blackhat.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/COBC102.jpg?resize=381%2C408)

(http://i2.wp.com/www.blackhat.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/COBC182.jpg?w=203)

Might not happen anytime soon though as I'm now knee deep in sisters of battle for my latest army.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Colony 87 miniatures 4/12/16)
Post by: axiom on December 06, 2016, 07:12:32 PM
Excellent figures. I really like that Reaper hooded mystic type.

A word of warning, the Black Hat human trader is massive!! I have him and he towers over most figures!
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Colony 87 miniatures 4/12/16)
Post by: Diablo Jon on December 06, 2016, 08:20:52 PM
Excellent figures. I really like that Reaper hooded mystic type.

A word of warning, the Black Hat human trader is massive!! I have him and he towers over most figures!

ohh thanks for the heads up. I figured as they were an old range they'd be on the smallish side...
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Colony 87 miniatures 4/12/16)
Post by: Diablo Jon on January 02, 2017, 11:00:55 AM
Happy new year guys.

I've decided to start a new gaming board for this project in 2017 a nice ruined city to scrap over.

A bigger post on my Blog here for those interested

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/building-a-battlefield/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/building-a-battlefield/)

The long and short of it is, after much consideration, I've decided to go with (mostly) laser cut MDF for this project. I've never used any MDF scenery before so its a bit of a learning curve but here is my first effort in the form of some shipping containers.

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20161230_15_46_19_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20161230_20_05_14_pro.jpg?w=840)

this is going to be quite the involved project so I'll use this thread to try and keep me going by posting updates when I hit the proverbial wall. :)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (MDF scenery 2/1/2017)
Post by: von Lucky on January 02, 2017, 12:15:18 PM
Nice weathering - definitely heading on the right course :)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (MDF scenery 2/1/2017)
Post by: Diablo Jon on January 02, 2017, 12:22:57 PM
Nice weathering - definitely heading on the right course :)

Cheers one thing about the MDF is its pretty flat and smooth with no real surface texture other than a few laser cut lines so I think you need to try imply texture with the paint effects you use. I'm not sure if I'll get it right but it makes for an interesting challenge. :D
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (MDF scenery 2/1/2017)
Post by: Malebolgia on January 02, 2017, 12:35:49 PM
Good containers 8)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (MDF scenery 2/1/2017)
Post by: Dr. The Viking on January 02, 2017, 12:42:13 PM
I really like the creativity you display in this thread. That is inspiring and the results are great!

What sort of games do you play? Bog standard 30k or something else?
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (MDF scenery 2/1/2017)
Post by: JoeRugby on January 02, 2017, 03:20:32 PM
Great weathering dude :)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (MDF scenery 2/1/2017)
Post by: Diablo Jon on January 02, 2017, 05:27:06 PM
I really like the creativity you display in this thread. That is inspiring and the results are great!

What sort of games do you play? Bog standard 30k or something else?

I'm stuck in a time warp still playing 4th edition 40K with a mix of 3rd, 4th and 5th edition codex. I dropped out of 40K for a while and when I got back into it I just didn't see the point in buying a new edition and a load of codex books. Also if I'm honest I'm not overly into all the flyers and super heavy vehicles that seem to be in vogue with todays 40K. Mostly I play solo games when I play (occasionally roping in my son) but If I'm honest I spend much more time painting and modelling than I ever play these days.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (MDF scenery 2/1/2017)
Post by: Diablo Jon on January 03, 2017, 10:06:35 PM
Some more MDF terrain. This time some field defence barriers

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170103_21_05_40_pro.jpg?w=840)

and a comparison with a GW Aegis defence line piece

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170103_21_17_57_pro.jpg?w=840)

more on my blog for those interested here

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/01/03/building-a-battlefield-2/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/01/03/building-a-battlefield-2/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (MDF scenery 3/1/2017)
Post by: Diablo Jon on January 07, 2017, 12:13:00 PM
Small update I ordered some more MDF bits including a 4x4 gaming board from TT combat. I'm really impressed with this product for the price. More on my Blog here

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/01/07/building-a-battlefield-3/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/01/07/building-a-battlefield-3/)

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0965/1274/products/gb-gaming-board-01_1024x1024.jpg?v=1441273548)

I now have 16 1x1foot gaming tiles, a load of bare MDF scenery and a bucket of model rubble to start creating my city fight board

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170106_20_58_03_pro.jpg?w=840)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (starting my city fight board 7/1/17 )
Post by: Diablo Jon on January 08, 2017, 09:30:46 PM
First 1x1 tile of my city fight board is finished 15 more to go.

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170108_17_02_28_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170108_17_02_47_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170108_17_03_06_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170108_17_03_28_pro.jpg?w=840)

and a WIP shot of my first 8 tiles

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170108_17_04_04_pro.jpg?w=840)

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/building-a-battlefield-4/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/building-a-battlefield-4/)


Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first tile city fight board finished)
Post by: Predatorpt on January 08, 2017, 10:07:53 PM
Damn, I don't know how I missed this thread before. An overall excellent work!
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first tile city fight board finished)
Post by: Diablo Jon on January 09, 2017, 06:33:44 AM
Damn, I don't know how I missed this thread before. An overall excellent work!

Thank you sir  :)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first tile city fight board finished)
Post by: dijit on January 09, 2017, 08:12:57 AM
Damn, I don't know how I missed this thread before. An overall excellent work!
ditto! :)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first tile city fight board finished)
Post by: TheMightyFlip on January 09, 2017, 08:54:43 AM
Awesome work  ;)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first tile city fight board finished)
Post by: Diablo Jon on January 09, 2017, 07:06:52 PM
Cheers guys appreciate the nice comments  :)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first tile city fight board finished)
Post by: Dr. The Viking on January 09, 2017, 09:47:58 PM
Too much good! I feel I must lay down what I am working on and make this sort of thing instead. That is the effect on me of this thread.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first tile city fight board finished)
Post by: Muzfish4 on January 13, 2017, 06:39:43 AM
Great thread - really nice work here.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first tile city fight board finished)
Post by: Diablo Jon on January 14, 2017, 09:19:57 AM
Too much good! I feel I must lay down what I am working on and make this sort of thing instead. That is the effect on me of this thread.

Greta thread - really nice work here.

thanks guys
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (some furniture scatter scenery)
Post by: Diablo Jon on January 14, 2017, 09:24:08 AM
Just a small update I've been painting up some furniture to scatter around my ruined buildings

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170113_19_33_01_pro.jpg?w=840)

more here with some waffle on my blog

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/01/14/building-a-battlefield-4-2/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/01/14/building-a-battlefield-4-2/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (furniture scatter scenery added)
Post by: von Lucky on January 14, 2017, 09:10:40 PM
Very effective (and a nice concise blog post). I see rubble in 28mm (and 6mm and 15mm buildings when the rules allow it) as trees on a piece of terrain to move around to fit the miniatures. Very effective painting and weathering, nice one.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (furniture scatter scenery added)
Post by: Diablo Jon on January 16, 2017, 09:16:58 PM
Very effective (and a nice concise blog post). I see rubble in 28mm (and 6mm and 15mm buildings when the rules allow it) as trees on a piece of terrain to move around to fit the miniatures. Very effective painting and weathering, nice one.

Cheers mate.

Another tile of my city fight board finished first of my ruined MDF buildings.

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170113_19_47_00_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170113_19_47_52_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170113_19_47_31_pro.jpg?w=840)

more on my blog here for those interested https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/building-a-battlefield-6/  (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/building-a-battlefield-6/)



Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (MDF ruined building added)
Post by: JoeRugby on January 16, 2017, 11:12:10 PM
They look awesome

Surprised you got them from black cat so quickly, my last order from them needed a PayPal intervention.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (MDF ruined building added)
Post by: Diablo Jon on January 16, 2017, 11:42:07 PM
They look awesome

Surprised you got them from black cat so quickly, my last order from them needed a PayPal intervention.

yeah well I won't say I wasn't worried but everything I could find on the net suggested Black Cat had sorted themselves out in the last few months so I kept the order small and they came through which is good because they have loads of cool bits and pieces.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (MDF ruined building added)
Post by: Diablo Jon on January 17, 2017, 09:35:00 PM
Tile three of my city fight board is finished another ruined hab building

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170113_19_48_22_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170113_19_48_46_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170113_19_48_30_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170113_19_48_57_pro.jpg?w=840)

working on some more road tiles now.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (MDF ruined building added)
Post by: Dr. The Viking on January 18, 2017, 05:25:42 AM
Fabtatastiq!
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (MDF ruined building added)
Post by: Diablo Jon on January 20, 2017, 06:40:02 AM
Three more tiles on my city fight board down. This time road tiles.

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170113_19_43_42_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170113_19_45_31_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170113_19_46_27_pro.jpg?w=840)

And a shot of the first six finished tiles altogether

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/wp_20170113_19_49_40_pro.jpg?w=840)

more on my blog here for those interested

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/category/city-fight-board/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/category/city-fight-board/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first six city board tiles finished)
Post by: Diablo Jon on February 08, 2017, 06:45:47 AM
work on my city fight board has slowed but is continuing the latest tile is finished. I'm imagining this as some sort of ruined office block

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/wp_20170123_19_56_10_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/wp_20170123_19_55_29_pro.jpg?w=840)

more pictures on my blog for those interested https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/building-a-battlefield-10/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/building-a-battlefield-10/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first six city board tiles finished)
Post by: tomcat51 on February 08, 2017, 03:25:08 PM
I'm going to steal all your ideas and I'm not even sorry. Excellent thread.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first six city board tiles finished)
Post by: Diablo Jon on February 08, 2017, 05:14:14 PM
I'm going to steal all your ideas and I'm not even sorry. Excellent thread.

lol

Thanks. Steal away lord knows I've stolen enough of other peoples ideas off the net...
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first six city board tiles finished)
Post by: Michka on February 09, 2017, 01:09:19 AM
These tiles are fantastic! So much awesome. The attention to detail is wonderful.
(Why is it I always find a new rabbit hole to explore, I.E. your blog, when I have no time?)
What size are the tiles? How wide are the roads? 
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first six city board tiles finished)
Post by: Diablo Jon on February 09, 2017, 06:30:57 AM
These tiles are fantastic! So much awesome. The attention to detail is wonderful.
(Why is it I always find a new rabbit hole to explore, I.E. your blog, when I have no time?)
What size are the tiles? How wide are the roads? 

Thanks tiles are 1 foot x 1 foot (30cm square roughly) roads are 6" wide
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (first six city board tiles finished)
Post by: Diablo Jon on February 12, 2017, 08:35:37 AM
Another road tile finished which puts me half way through my city fight board (eight tiles down eight to go). I wanted something that said 40K on the board so I created a street of heroes employing old 2nd edition plastic mono-pose Space marines I bought on eBay for a few shekels

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/wp_20170123_19_56_36_pro.jpg?w=768)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/wp_20170123_19_56_28_pro.jpg?w=768)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/wp_20170123_19_56_49_pro.jpg?w=768)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (city board tile 8 finished)
Post by: blacksoilbill on February 12, 2017, 12:42:52 PM
Great stuff! Looking really good.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (city board tile 8 finished)
Post by: Diablo Jon on February 12, 2017, 05:35:13 PM
Great stuff! Looking really good.

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (city board tile 8 finished)
Post by: Dr. The Viking on February 12, 2017, 07:54:27 PM
Brilliant additions!

I hope to one day make something similar.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (city board tile 8 finished)
Post by: Diablo Jon on February 15, 2017, 05:34:29 PM
OK work on the city fight board has slowed a bit due to a lack of funds. I have a few small pieces to work on but I need to purchase some more building to finish the board. I needed something to keep my interest going while I wait for next payday. I already had one army based up for city fighting (my 888th renegades) and had initially planned to build another Imperial guard style force as opposition however as noted I'm short of funds  :(. Digging around my lead pile I found some Dark Angels who had been used in a none to successful experiment with the Army Painter dip. With a bit of work, some new bases and an attempt to rescue the original paint jobs, I was able to build a new force to join the Diablo Crusade and battle it out across my ruined city with the traitorous 888th. I give you Task Force Retribution 

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/wp_20170212_16_50_26_pro.jpg?w=682&h=384)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/wp_20170215_16_17_00_pro.jpg?w=768)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/wp_20170215_16_17_17_pro.jpg?w=768)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/wp_20170213_20_13_42_pro.jpg?w=768)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/wp_20170212_16_52_46_pro.jpg?w=768)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/wp_20170212_16_53_35_pro.jpg?w=768)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/wp_20170212_16_53_11_pro.jpg?w=768)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/wp_20170212_16_51_25_pro.jpg?w=768)

Not my best work but serviceable and more importantly cheap  :)

More info for those interested here on my blog https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/category/dark-angels/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/category/dark-angels/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Now with Dark Angels)
Post by: TheWorker on February 16, 2017, 10:24:57 AM
Really lovely paintjobs and conversions. I'm also impressed by your cityfight board. I especially like the scatter terrain of the knackered sofas and mattresses and things. Even worker drones in the Grim Dark Future have beds! Well. Sometimes.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Now with Dark Angels)
Post by: The Voivod on February 16, 2017, 01:23:54 PM
My 40k is gathering dust, but pics like this do make me nostalgic to it.
Some day I'll get to painting it again...
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (Now with Dark Angels)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 03, 2017, 05:59:00 PM
Another update on my city fight board with another road tile finished. I gave this one a ruined public transport shelter for a bit of interest.

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20170225_15_39_46_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20170225_15_39_59_pro.jpg?w=840)

I've also built some scatter terrain in the form of some rubble barricades (unlike most of my city fight board this pieces are free standing so I can move them around as it suits).

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20170225_15_40_35_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20170225_15_41_05_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20170225_15_41_46_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20170225_15_42_34_pro.jpg?w=840)

more on my blog for those interested here

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/building-a-battlefield-12/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/building-a-battlefield-12/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (more city fight terrain)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 13, 2017, 08:18:19 PM
Two more tiles for my city fight board finished

First up a ruined planetary government admin building

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20170308_20_14_41_rich_li.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20170308_20_13_02_rich_li-1.jpg?w=840)

and an Imperial shrine building that by some emperor born miracle has survived any major damage

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20170308_20_19_20_rich_li.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20170308_20_20_01_rich_li.jpg?w=840)

more pictures and info on my blog, for those interested, here

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/03/12/building-a-battlefield-13/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/03/12/building-a-battlefield-13/)

Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (more city fight terrain)
Post by: Dr. The Viking on March 13, 2017, 09:05:18 PM
Lovely!!!

Love the easy chairs littered here and there  lol
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (more city fight terrain)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 13, 2017, 09:23:05 PM
Lovely!!!

Love the easy chairs littered here and there  lol

Even space marines need a place to park their bum for a 5 minute breather during a firefight  :D
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (more city fight terrain)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 27, 2017, 05:41:48 AM
So the city fight board is on hold until the rest of my MDF buildings turn up (taking a worryingly long time if I'm honest) in the mean time I've gone back to finish another long started never finished 40K army this time a Lost and the Damned army dedicated to the outcast god Malal (or Malice). The background fluff for this army can be found here

 https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/kegreon-iii-and-the-brotherhood-of-spite/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/kegreon-iii-and-the-brotherhood-of-spite/)

So like a lot of my projects I have some stuff for this army finished, some not even started and some half finished here are a few pictures of the stuff that is finished

1st a cultist unit converted from WFB flagellants

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20160502_14_13_44_pro.jpg?w=840)

A Giant Chaos Spined Beast

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20160502_14_11_04_pro.jpg?w=840)

and some chaos spawn

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20170322_19_53_54_pro.jpg?w=840)

More pictures and waffle on my blog for those interested here

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/category/brotherhood-of-spite/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/category/brotherhood-of-spite/)

lots more to come for this army in the form of mutants, demons and cultists
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with added Malal)
Post by: Hobby Services on March 27, 2017, 03:04:28 PM
Ah Malal, the best of the Chaos Gods.  Where's Kaleb Daark gotten off to?  :)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with added Malal)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 27, 2017, 08:38:10 PM
Ah Malal, the best of the Chaos Gods.  Where's Kaleb Daark gotten off to?  :)

Well it depends he is either an Arch Heretic

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20170327_19_07_00_pro.jpg?w=840)

or has ascended to Daemonhood

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20170327_19_00_08_pro.jpg?w=840)

more here https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/03/27/brotherhood-of-spite-hq-choice/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/03/27/brotherhood-of-spite-hq-choice/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with added Malal)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 28, 2017, 05:47:14 AM
Another heavy support choice for the Brotherhood a Defiler War shrine

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20170322_19_52_06_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20170322_19_52_59_pro.jpg?w=840)

more on my blog here https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/brotherhood-of-spite-heavy-support-3/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/brotherhood-of-spite-heavy-support-3/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with added Malal war shrine)
Post by: Diablo Jon on March 31, 2017, 09:42:11 AM
Another unit for my Malal cult army big mutants converted from GW ogres and Chaos spawn kits

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20170322_19_56_17_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/wp_20160502_14_03_47_pro.jpg?w=840)

more on my blog for those interested here

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/brotherhood-of-spite-elites-1/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/brotherhood-of-spite-elites-1/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with added big mutants)
Post by: von Lucky on April 07, 2017, 07:36:23 AM
Nice crisp painting. But that eye! Not going to get many swipe rights.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with added big mutants)
Post by: Suber on April 07, 2017, 08:50:22 AM
Hey, I missed these. Wow, they are all full of personality. Terrific ones!
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with added big mutants)
Post by: James Holloway on April 07, 2017, 09:01:12 PM
Superb! The Chaos Spawn and Flagellant kits are both great sources of conversion parts, but apparently I'd been overlooking those ogres until now.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with added big mutants)
Post by: Dr. The Viking on April 08, 2017, 07:07:46 AM
Lovely mutants!  Especially the drooping eye guy lol

And I also like the Malal theme.


If I can just add a bit of C&C I think perhaps you could achieve more by adding a bit of grime and filth to them. They look almost pristine. Between the traitor guard you posted first and these, the traitor guard wins out because of the nitty gritty look in my opinion.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with added big mutants)
Post by: Diablo Jon on May 09, 2017, 05:43:32 AM
A belated thanks for the feed back guys


If I can just add a bit of C&C I think perhaps you could achieve more by adding a bit of grime and filth to them. They look almost pristine. Between the traitor guard you posted first and these, the traitor guard wins out because of the nitty gritty look in my opinion.


Its a fair comment were I starting the army from scratch I'd probably go more grime and grit but I'm to far in to want to go back know. I'm already planning my next Renegade army and the test pieces are a lot dirtier and less uniform.

I've finished up another unit for my brotherhood army this time 20 mutants converted from plastic cultists and chaos spawn bits.

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/wp_20170506_20_09_30_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/wp_20170506_20_10_35_pro.jpg?w=840)

more on my blog here https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/category/brotherhood-of-spite/

that leaves 5 daemons and two man 10 cultist squads to go.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with added mutants)
Post by: aliensurfer on May 09, 2017, 07:57:54 PM
Loving this - and your blog  :-*
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with added mutants)
Post by: Diablo Jon on October 21, 2018, 07:15:27 PM
Ok along time since I posted on this thread. I lost my enthusiasm for 40K a bit and got distracted by other projects so this one just sort of drifted. Recently I got drawn back in by the UK release of Warhammer 40K Conquest Magazine. The chance to pick up some cut price miniatures with a magazine at my local news agents was to much. After a couple of magazines I took the plunge on the 8th edition mini starter set called First Strike and I'm hooked again.


I really like the (relatively) new Death Guard so I've painted up the three man mini unit from the starter set and thought I'd share a few pictures


(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/wp_20181021_14_48_45_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/wp_20181021_14_47_36_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/wp_20181021_14_48_05_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/wp_20181021_14_48_34_pro.jpg?w=840)

more pictures on my blog for those interested

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2018/10/21/death-guard/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2018/10/21/death-guard/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (after a long break some Death Guard)
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on October 22, 2018, 08:58:36 AM
Nice, if you can call Nurgle nice.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (after a long break some Death Guard)
Post by: Tungdil on October 22, 2018, 09:09:41 AM
Cool figures! I think the poor chaps need a holiday . . .
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (after a long break some Death Guard)
Post by: Diablo Jon on November 03, 2018, 08:40:35 AM
Another unit from the First Strike mini starter set this time Primaris Space Marine Reivers. These will be the starter of a new Primaris only Chapter, I've tentatively named Crimson Templars,  eventually but for now I'm just trying to get everything in the starter set painted so I can have a few learn the game skirmishes.

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181031_20_22_13_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181031_20_22_48_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181031_20_24_02_pro.jpg?w=840)

more on my blog for those interested

 https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2018/11/02/primaris-space-marine-reivers/
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Primaris Reivers )
Post by: von Lucky on November 04, 2018, 03:00:21 AM
Good colour choices and nice painting. Tempted by the set, and it seems to be pretty good value.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Primaris Reivers )
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 04, 2018, 10:10:30 AM
Nice bold colours.

Trying to resist New 40K marines.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Primaris Reivers )
Post by: Diablo Jon on November 11, 2018, 12:33:09 PM
Good colour choices and nice painting. Tempted by the set, and it seems to be pretty good value.
Nice bold colours.

Trying to resist New 40K marines.


thanks guys.

Yes I bought the start set with a view to getting my 9 year old Nephew a game or two, he is always fascinated by uncle Jon's soldiers when he comes to visit, seems like the perfect price point for such ventures.


Next up the Poxwalkers from the starter set. I really like these miniatures ÖI mean how can you not love Nurgle plague zombies? I tried to make them look as gross as possible and used a lot of ink washing on these guys I also used gloss varnish at the end on some of the more oozing slimy bits.

I now have the last Primaris unit to finish and the whole starter set is done. Thanks to the Warhammer Conquest magazine I was able to double up on my Nurgle model count on the cheap. However because I donít like the idea of duplicate minis I converted the second two batches of easy build units they are now ready for painting at some point.


(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181107_19_17_14_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181107_19_18_11_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181108_13_03_37_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181108_13_03_11_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181107_19_19_30_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181108_13_37_14_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181108_13_37_48_pro.jpg?w=840)


more on my blog for those interested  https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2018/11/09/poxwalkers/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2018/11/09/poxwalkers/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Poxwalkers)
Post by: von Lucky on November 12, 2018, 08:52:00 AM
Nicely done. I like the lasguns that are now clubs, as it begs the question - what happened to the previous owners?
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Poxwalkers)
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 12, 2018, 09:51:17 AM
Nicely done. I like the lasguns that are now clubs, as it begs the question - what happened to the previous owners?
They are the previous owners, I do not know about you, but I have difficulty using a toaster when I have a cold. ^__^.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Poxwalkers)
Post by: Diablo Jon on November 12, 2018, 05:34:17 PM
Nicely done. I like the lasguns that are now clubs, as it begs the question - what happened to the previous owners?

They are the previous owners, I do not know about you, but I have difficulty using a toaster when I have a cold. ^__^.


Yes I had the idea that they where the owners of the las-guns but once the Deathguard had deployed some horrible poison plague gas they became Poxwalkers and used their las-guns as a big old clubs.. :D
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Poxwalkers)
Post by: Diablo Jon on November 19, 2018, 06:35:27 AM
So this the last unit from the First Strike box set the easy build Primaris Intercessors unit. Not to much to say about them really they are nice, if limited, miniatures I painted them up to match the other Primaris from the box set in my own colour scheme.

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181115_19_29_34_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181115_19_29_39_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181115_19_29_49_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181115_19_29_58_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181115_19_30_27_pro.jpg?w=840)


and a picture of the whole starter set painted

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181115_19_33_28_pro.jpg?w=840)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Primaris Intercessors )
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on November 19, 2018, 06:38:05 PM
Nice.

So that is the First Strike box. Must resist (even though it is not much more than the price of a couple of figures).
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Primaris Intercessors )
Post by: Diablo Jon on November 20, 2018, 06:35:26 AM
Nice.

So that is the First Strike box. Must resist (even though it is not much more than the price of a couple of figures).


Its a nice little starter set 15 miniatures, a small play mat, a scenery piece, a mini rule book and accessories for less than a box of primaris marines is a pretty good deal.
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with Primaris Intercessors )
Post by: Diablo Jon on November 25, 2018, 05:33:21 PM
Another addition to my slowly building Nurgle army a Myphitic Blight Hauler. cool little mini that was really fun to paint

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181125_10_44_16_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181125_10_44_46_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181125_10_44_56_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181125_10_45_28_pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/wp_20181125_10_45_41_pro.jpg?w=840)

more on my Blog, for those interested, here https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/myphitic-blight-hauler/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/myphitic-blight-hauler/)
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with cute little daemon engine )
Post by: tomrommel1 on November 26, 2018, 10:40:59 AM
nice figures
Title: Re: Diablo Jon's - Diablo Crusade 40K Project (now with cute little daemon engine )
Post by: Diablo Jon on December 14, 2018, 08:01:48 PM
Another three easy build plague marines with some  head and weapons swaps on my slowly expanding Death Guard

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/WP_20181208_16_53_51_Pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/WP_20181208_16_54_21_Pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/WP_20181211_20_04_56_Pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/WP_20181211_20_06_03_Pro.jpg?w=840)

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/WP_20181211_20_06_11_Pro.jpg?w=840)

everything I've painted so far in a group shot

(https://diablocrusade.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/WP_20181208_16_55_50_Pro.jpg?w=840)

more on my blog for those intrested

https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2018/12/13/more-plague-marines/ (https://diablocrusade.wordpress.com/2018/12/13/more-plague-marines/)