Wargaming Projects by Nedius


Napoleonic Imperial Guard - Las-musket

Posted by Nedius on October 11, 2010 at 3:34 PM Comments comments (6)

Well, I've been getting back to the project I originally started this webpage for - my Napoleonic Imperial Guard.


I've been playing around with the design of the lasgun I want them to carry. Here is the Brown Bess flintlock musket - the weapon the Napoleonic British army carried (rifles aside, of course).



And here's a lasgun.




I need to turn one into the other. 


Now, given that these are supposed to be Imperial Guard, not just sci-fi Napoleonic, I prefer the idea of a' musket-like lasgun' to a 'lasgun-like musket', so it should be more of a lasgun than a musket. So, rather than use the Empire Hangunner muskets and convert them into a lasgun, I'm choosing to start with the lasgun and convert it to look more like a musket.


The main features of the musket are the top mounted barrel and the long length. As such, I've come up with three concept designs that I'd like your opinion on.




A. This is the simplest design - simply an elongated lasgun. It is clearly a lasgun, but with the musket like length.


B. This is the most 'musket-like of the three. It has the length, the top-mounted barrel and a musket like muzzle - straight cut with a small bayonet mounting/sight.


C. This is a combination of the upper two designs. The lengthened, top mounted barrel, along with a lasgun like muzzle.


Anyway, I'd like your opinion on which is better, or what alternatives could you suggest?


Please, let me know! Thanks!


Iron Warrior Dreadnought Commission

Posted by Nedius on August 14, 2010 at 3:43 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello again!


Firstly, congratulations to me! I'm now married! :D

Next, I thought I'd post something a finished just before the wedding got fully underway!



It's an Iron Warrior Dreadought that I've converted as a commission for a friend at my local Games Workshop.

More photos can be seen in my new Commissions Gallery.

Genestealer Trygon - Base detail

Posted by Nedius on February 4, 2010 at 5:11 PM Comments comments (0)

I've been adding more detail to the base of my genestealer trygon. So far, it's gone pretty well!


For full pics, go visit my tyranid gallery. 


I've added a guardsman, clinging desperately to the gantry whilst a genestealer clambers after him. Still finishing off to do, but not bad so far!

New Tyranids - classic genestealer and magnetised Trygons

Posted by Nedius on January 17, 2010 at 8:39 AM Comments comments (0)

Classic Genestealer Trygon

Well, since I got my new trygon, I've been having so much fun!

With the first of my two trygons, I have made an addition for my classic genestealer army. Here it is!

It's been made in much the same way as my classic genestealer carnifexes. The back was cleaned and resculpted, the claws created from bits from both trygons, the scything talons are from the tyranid warrior set (they look smoother and more like extended stealer claws, linking them with my other fexes, lictors etc.

However, my real joy came in building the base...

For full pics, just head over to my Tyranid Gallery.


Magnetised Trygon

As I've learnt from my carnifexes, magnetising is a great thing. So, here is my magnetised trygon. I hope to get an extra head so  can use this model for all three kinds of trygon/mawloc, depending on how I feel. It's also a bit more future proof - as I need to go back and rebuild a bunch of my old fexes...



For full pics, again just head over to my Tyranid Gallery.

Space Hulk and Genestealers

Posted by Nedius on January 7, 2010 at 9:27 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello all!


I've been plodding along with this project, but it's still well underway!


On tuesday, I spend a good three hours and five cans of black spray undercoating all the board sections I have got finished so far. IT was VERY cold and damp - far from the ideal conditions, but eventually I got it all done! I've even begun adding the main colour scheme! Pics soon, I promise!


For the moment, however, I've added some new images to the Space Hulk Gallery, offering a glimpse of some of the interior detail I've done since my last batch of pics!





One of the reasons for the slow progress on my is that I'm also working on my genestealers! Am waiting with baited breath for my pre-ordered trygon so I can make a genestealer tyrgon! Anyway, here's a shot of a concept base I'm working on. I want to make a full squad of genestealers on a set of bases that can be placed together to make a fully enclosed tunnel, open at one end, so it looks as if they are charging down a corridor towards you. I want to make a presentation plinth that is hinged so the two sides of the 'corrdior' can open up to reveal the squad inside.


Anyway, below is the example I came up with.




As ever, more pics can be seen in my Tyranid gallery.


Of course, feel free to leave comments on any of the pics!

Genestealer Lictors

Posted by Nedius on December 12, 2009 at 3:36 PM Comments comments (0)

Here he is!

He's another member of my classic genestealer army, and my first attempt at anything smaller than a carnifex.

If you want to see some more pics, head over to the tyranid gallery!

Genestealer Heads

Posted by Nedius on December 2, 2009 at 5:16 PM Comments comments (0)

Genestealer Tyrant and 'fex heads

These are the heads for my genestealer carnifex and tyrant. The plates on the top have mostly been removed, and greenstuff has been used to bulk out the side of each head to give it a more 'stealer like apperance. Noteable is the subtle veins on the top 'fex head - done by Ben, a local at the Cambridge Games Workshop, and the veins on the tyrant head, done by me after Ben showed me how!

These are very much prototypes, although I'll still paint and use then with the current models. I'm already working on an alternative tyrant head, with a wider mouth and a ribbing usually seen on the backs of my genestealers shwoing through on the sides of the head.

As ever, more images can be found in the tyranid gallery.

Whilst you're in the photo gallery, check out some of the other gallerys - my Space Marines, Space Hulk terrain and Imperial Guard!

Genestealer Tyrant

Posted by Nedius on November 28, 2009 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Hello again,

I'm now well on the way to finishing off my Genestealer Tyrant - I've paused for the night to let the existing greenstuff dry.

So, here is it:

This is still WIP, and full pics can be seen in the Tyranid Gallery!

Genestealer Carnifex 2

Posted by Nedius on November 19, 2009 at 5:34 PM Comments comments (0)

Another 'Stealer Fex!

Well, I've not almost finished my second 'Stealer fex!

For full details, go look at the Tyranid Gallery!

It's been a full build. And just as a teaser, I'm also working on a genestealer tyrant!

I'm back!

Posted by Nedius on June 24, 2009 at 3:23 PM Comments comments (0)

Yay! I got my computer back!

It's been out of action for two weeks, so I've been quite quiet! However, I put that time to good use and now I have this to show for it!

Head over to the Tyranid Photo Gallery for more pics!

I've also been getting on doing some 3D space hulk terrain, and beginning to paint my many, many, MANY genestealers! Hopefully more pics to follow soon!