A look back at old Space Marines

Vongutenbooms RT Space Marine Army

So today I have busted out my RTo1 Imperial Space Marines after I found this video today that made me very happy. Sort of a tribute to all the old Space Marines that have come and gone, but not forgotten!

I had never seen Codex Compliant but I think I am a fan now! Check out this special episode devoted to old SM

I have a few old Rogue Trader army’s languishing in their storage boxes, I even have some still on the sprue (…gasp!) no but really I had been saving them for a rainy day project… but with GW’s currently release scheduled I can’t keep up this year! It physically broke me with Necromunda AoS2 and Adeptus Titanicus and Killteam hot on there heals not to mention Shadespire what broke me was Speed Freaks I went that’s enough! I love you GW but calm your tits already! I bought the SnasdakkaBoom wagon as it was the coolest looking Ork vehicle I have ever seen in a box set! I regret not getting the game but I had to draw the line some where… I have 7 Adeptus Titanicus titans waiting for me to build them and those are time consuming as all hell!

… deep breath back to old Marines

Imperial Space Marine Squad

This is still my favorite thing I have ever bought in my 30plus years as a hobby gamer! It was the very first plastic box set I got when I was 10 yrs old (this one I bought isn’t the original one that one was built years ago and they are part of the devastator squad in the photos I posted this one is still waiting for an inspirational idea!) and then I’ll build it! πŸ˜€

Space Marine Devastator Squad

Space Marine Tactical Squad

I still love the beak marines they will always have a special place in my grim-darkened Heart πŸ˜‰

Space Marine Chaplain and captains, Medic

I like some of the old lead marines especially the chaplain! That grimace the skull shoulder pads the power maul!

Space Marine Dreadnought

The old Dreadnought is a little goofy and a bit dated he has not stood the test of Time as well and I must say the 2nd ed Dreadnought vastly improved the whole model and is still the base of all the current line Dreads!

Imperial Space Marine Mk1 Rhino

And Who could forget this classic beauty markI Rhino’ the work Horse of the Rogue Trader Imperium! One of my hurtles, do I repaint models I painted 30 years ago or do I paint new ones so I sill have a 10 man jump pack squad imperial space marines on jet bikes and at least 20 more Beak marines on sprue in a bag all need painting! Maybe I will just add to my blood Angels army and just make it a bigger RT army πŸ˜‰

Any way sorry for the Nostalgia trip down memory lane just had that on my mind since AdeptiCon when I played in the 2nd ed tournament! It was a blast I will consider it again if it’s on the schedule next year!

Well see you in the wasteland or on the battlefield!

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Miniatures, Terrain, Painting, Tutorials and more.

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Adepticon 2019

Wow I’m having a blast a my first Adepticon ! it’s better than what I expected!

I want to thank Jeremy Olsen from Empire of Ghosts for Hosting an Awesome Necromunda tournament his terrain is amazing I have seen it before online and I have even used some of his ideas for inspiration for my own terrain.


I took best painted army in the Thursday night tournament which took me by surprise I thought there was at least two better looking then mine. but players choose which gang they think is the best painted I’m super happy right now I’m so excited I can’t sleep right now I up at 2:45am doing this post and painting minis for Saturday night game because I can’t sleep o.O

Some photos of the brilliant terrain tables!

And some close ups of my favorite terrain features

well I need to touch up both my epic ork Army and My 2nd ed 40k Ork army for my next games, I’ll will post more this week from Adepticon! Best part was getting to go to the Forge World GW Both! so much awesomeness was bought,I got my “Event only” Space Marie captain some Necromunda weapons upgrade kits and new bounty hunters! and much more. well that’s it for now. And I’ll see you in the wasteland… or Adepticon ;P

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I’m have trouble picking my army’s for AdeptiCon!?!

This year will be my first AdeptiCon and I’m super excited! I’m going with my two best mates from the game club I’m in, and we are all signed up for GW games from Adeptus Titanicus, to Net-EA, and Necromunda and a few panels! And a lots of pick up games! πŸ˜‰

I think I will bring a least one Epic army as I’m signed up for 2 games of Net-Armageddon or Net-EA for short. I’m considering ether Blood Angels or Emperors Children for a second army choice!

For killteam Im considered Rogue Trader Blood Angels or Orks or both if there’s room! πŸ˜‰

Fantasy Orks for pick up games of

Frost Grave

And my Orlock gang for both my Necromunda after Dark games!

I would love to bring my House Esher but there not fully done yet and I only want to bring fully painted models!

The hardest thing has just been trying to make well rounded lists so I don’t get horribly murdered on the battlefields!

I’m not a skilled tactician so I tend to cover both offense and defense πŸ˜‰ or just take models I like regardless of effectiveness;)

If your going to AdeptiCon I will be very easy to spot from across the room it’s hard to miss a 10″ tall black Mohawk —(:p so come say hi I’m always willing to talk at convention especially if you want to talk about table top war games πŸ˜€

See you in the wasteland … or AdeptiCon which ever comes first ;P

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AoS Soul Wars Terrain

GW Terrain kits

Finally settled on a paint thyme for my Games Workshop Terrain kits. I really like the colour scheme That GW went with for the the Nighthaunts army, so I thought I would try to do a whole table worth of terrain that matches the Realm of Death where the Nighthaunts hail from near Shyish Nadir.

GW Woods

I wanted the terrain to to have a ghostly feel to it and reflect the midnight blues and ghostly greens. To accomplish this I used the Citadel Paint APP and Citadel paints and washes and I used their approach for Teal,

Rocks and stone walkways. I start with a ‘Base’ of (Stegadon Scale Green) then a ‘Shade’ of Coelia Greenshade) then drybrush a ‘Layer” of (Sotek Green) then a light drybrush ‘Layer’ of (Temple Guard Blue) and finally my own touch I add ‘Dry” (Hellion Green) this I drybrush just the highest edges for a little more pop.

Grimghast Reapers on GW Hill

The Trees and wood arepainted w/ Rattle can of ‘Army Painter White’ then use Citadel ‘Technical’ (Nihilakh Oxide) using a wet pallet and adding just a dab of water to make it flow in the cracks better, then when its good and dry, drybrush ‘Layer” (WhiteScar) on the raised areas. When that’s done I used ‘Shade’ of (Coelia Greenshade) in the knotholes and the base of the trees for a shadow effect.

For open ground I have been using ‘Layer’ (Dark Reaper) then ‘Shade'(Nuln Oil) then when dry I lightly drybrush “Layer’ (Ahriman Blue) then finish with a realy light brybrushing of ‘Dry” (Hellion Green) and i link it kind of ties the colours together in an OK fashion πŸ™‚

Steelhart’s Champions in Garden of Morr

I really Like the Garden of Morr set, I’m just sad its taken me 2 years to final start painting the darn things. I’ve had them just rattle can gray for ever. The roofs of the crypts got painted with ‘Layer (Hashut Copper) then ‘Shade’ of (Agrax Earthshade) then i came back later and did oxidization with ‘Technical’ (Nihilakh Oxide) in light streaks then light drybrushing on just the raised areas and highest points w/ ‘Dry” (Hellion Green).

I still need to paint all details the grave stones and other details, hopefully soon. So i have also been trying to get my miniatures bases more in thyem with my terrain as well, as seen here my Steelhart’s Champions from ShadeSpire i gave their bases a ShadeGlass glow from the cracks in the bases, I really like the effect it give them.

GW Woods, Garden of Morr

Once I Finish all my Realm of Death terrain I will try to do them Real of Metal! using the descriptions from the AoS back stories and some insperation from the Art in the books I think i can do some interesting things!

thanks for stopping by. See you in the Wastland!

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Sector Mechanicus Galvanic Servohaulers weathering

Hello and happy New year everyone!

So over the holiday I got some new MiG Weathering paint the brush able/ air brush paint , and some AK-Interactive weathering brushes. I got Dark Rust(A.MIG-041) medium rust(A.MIG-040) And light rust(A.MIG-039)

So I tried to recreate the 1950’s teal paint that all industrial Machines of that time seem to have. So I did a base coat of Thunderhawk Blue then Temple Guard blue, then using the AK weathering brush 576, lightly stipple the dark rust on first in random locations and near cracks or joints or edges. Next I use the medium rust and stipple around the dark rust trying to make a edge affect . Then a spattering of light rust just at the edges of were the rust meets the blue paint so it looks like newly formed rust that’s eating away at the existing paint. And finally i finish the rust look with GW Brown ink (Agrax Earthshade) but any brown ink would work to help take the brightness of the blue down and darken the rust a bit. . . . (Update you can see the difference of how bright the blue looks before I darken it with the brown ink , in photos 2 and 3 you can see I have painted the oil drums in the same blue )

I very happy with the results the brush works very well for laying down a random rust effects and can do oil streaking and water and grime stains very well. Also I feel the MiG rust paint works very well straight out of the bottle I used my wet pallet for all the paints I used on this GW tractor from the Sector Mechanicus Galvanic Servohaulers.

I’m very happy with the final results and can’t wait to finish painting the other pieces of the set like this.

I think it will make a perfect edition to my Necromunda and Killteam boards !

Thanks for coming by, See you in the Wasteland!

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Hired Guns & Hangers-On

Necromunda is an unsavory place with all manners of insidious things lurking in the the shadows of the Underhive, so why not take back up!?! If you have the coin or credit to bring more muscle to get the upper hand why wouldn’t you get some cheap help! like “Hive Scum” or if your doing well how about Bounty Hunters that have a variety of skills which can be picked from or just randomized, or if your gang is well established you could get bounty hunters with great reputation for destruction and death. Or even a named Bounty Hunter!Vongutenboom.wordpress.com

Rogue Doc, Servo-Skull, Dome Runner,


Rogue Doc, Servo-Skull, Dome Runner,


Bounty Hunter, Slopper, Phyrr Cat- (Augmented),


Bounty Hunter, Slopper, Phyrr Cat- (Augmented),

There are quite a few bounty hunters with legendary reputation and there names are known throughout the underhive!


Mad Dog Mono, Gor Half-Horn,


Mad Dog Mono, Gor Half-Horn,

you So I like the idea of hired guns and hangers on in the Necromunda Universe because they adds flavor to that universe, Besides the gangs ,other people and creatures trying to scratch out a living in the Underhive. These allow you to interact with some of these that dwell in the depths of the hive. Above are my versions of some of these hired guns and hangers on for my campaign allies.

My favorite kit bash I’ve done in awhile has to be my Rogue Doc’ (He is built from a plastic chaos cultists body, Skitarii head a 2nd edition Eldar las-pistol a Astra Militarum tempestus scions medic arm, and I think i used someone kit from a Gray Knights sprue.)

I do like that you can make them however you like there no wrong way to make hive scum any GW bitz can become a model.

As for the Forge World bounty hunters there very nice models but with resin models they really need to be washed with warm water and clean off a lots of flashing and resin sprue before you can glue them. So I have not assembled all my bounty hunters yet I will in time! πŸ˜‰

but that said they’re totally worth it in game I have pulled off some amazing knock out with them Gor Half- Horn, he is lethal in close combat or at short range especially if you are willing to risk a wound to max overcharge his Plasma pistol it gets him a strength 7. and -2AP with A Damage of 3 .

any how I still have plenty to do, those Sector Mechanicus building aren’t going to paint them selves! πŸ˜› I’ll cover some more bounty hunters when I finish them. And with that I’ll see you in the wasteland!

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Necromunda gang Orlocks

I can’t wait any longer I need to post my Necromunda gang , so with out further a-due, meet My Orlock gang “Orange 9mm” …named after the hardcore band of the same name! ;P


Hawk, Deacon, and Dax

So you may notice i have painted the front ark in with caution stripes the leader in a yellow orange mix champions in orange & black, gangers in yellow & black and juves green & black. And I put names on the back of their bases.


Hawk, Deacon, and Dax


Brother Zug, and Zag


Brother Zug, and Zag


Slag, Diesel, and Rust


Slag, Diesel, and Rust


Vuve1 and Juve2


Vuve1 and Juve2

So I finally after much pondering I picked a paint scheme for my Orlock gang, black base , orange accents , dark blue/black shirts and purple/blue arm bands. And lots of metal and rust! ;p

You may have noticed my juves don’t have names or coloured hair That’s because they have to earn that in combat by getting experience and leveling, then they get that Honor πŸ˜‰

There not done I will still do more highlights and edge work with metallics and what not, but this will do till the league is over I will have them done and ready for this coming Adepticon.

This week I’ll post my hangers on and my finished bounty hunters in my next post!

Thanks for checking them out and I’ll see you in the wasteland!

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Welcome to my under hive

I’m almost ready to post my gang and someone bounty hunters and hangers on this weekend. Just a little more paint is required. In the meantime here is the set up from my last League game. My terrain is getting more to where I want it, i still have plenty left to paint, just sitting in a box waiting for me to slap paint on!








So far my favorite pieces are the two building / storage rooms I made from new and old Necromunda doors and bulkhead and walkways and a bit of plastic scrap! Which can be seen in photo #5 and in photo #7 and a part of one in #2 if you want to take a closer look. I still want to have more second level building and walkways maybe even a few 3 story structure!

Well here’s hoping I finish my Gang and post it this weekend!

Thanks for checking it out and I’ll see you in the wasteland!

——-(Added after my original post!)——–

#8 FLG urban Chaos 4”x6” Mat

#9 FLG urban Chaos 4”x6” Mat I tick of our game clubs mat

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Behold my Beholder

So I’m not much for painting Dungeons and Dragons figures these days but I really like the Wizkids line of pre-primed minis for D&D, there are of a good quality plastic rubber mix some what ridged but still flexible! Plus it’s nice to be able to open one up and just start painting! Something I have been missing in My GW model kits I am a little annoyed about GW’s new approach to model kits, are to many pieces and options it took me 2 weeks to get just one Adeptus Titanicus Warlord titan assembled and base coated! This took me just 3 hours rounded up, to paint from pulling it out of the package!

I was inspired by a photo of a burning log for this paint scheme and went with cool colours for the eyes to give a nice contrast from the body’s colour.

What also impressed me was how well it took to watered down GW paints the base coat whet on very quickly, think it was less the 10 minutes! I like using a wet pallet to get the best paint consistence so I have better control over where the paint can go.

Here are some in progress photos so you can see it with out the eyes and main eye Veins and shadowing!

Not sure if anyone will be that keen on a brightly painted Beholder but I like it! πŸ˜€

Any way thank you for checking him out leave a like if you dig him! πŸ˜‰

And I’ll see you in the wasteland!

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