Varagyr Wolf Guard Terminators WIP 07

With the arrival of chain axes from Forge World the Varagy are nearly there, just awaiting some chain sword arms now. The proportions of these axes are so much better than those used previously, not just in that the hands scale better with the armour but the scale of the weapon itself.

Until Next Winter…

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Varagyr Wolf Guard Terminators WIP 06

Revisiting the WIP progress Varagyr Terminators and considering their ‘in-game’ application both squads are receiving updated weapon loadouts and increased numbers. This beings with the addition of four further Varagyr Terminators.

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The four additional Varagyr have should pauldrons modeled to match those in Inferno, Book VII, by Forge World. The spikes (kindly given to me by another) are from the Slaanesh Greater Daemon by Forge World. The spikes have been added to each pad in threes. Top knots to match the Visions of Heresy artwork have been obtained, through the careful cutting of ork heads.

Frost Claws have been created by clipping the talons from the plastic claw supplied with Geigor Fell-Hand and used to replace those on the lightning claws. Additionally the leather pteruges have been trimmed to form a base for greenstuff fur.

The four additional terminators are equipped with chain fists, frost claws and heavy weapons to bring greater flexibility to the proposed squads. The Reaper Autocannon and Heavy flamer each having their merits.

The four additions compliment the previously constructed Varagyr, increasing each squad to number seven models.Those without weapons below will be equipped with Frost Axes and Frost Blades in due course.

The axes and swords previously used on the models, as seen on earlier Varagyr posts have been removed as better options have been found and will be shown in future posts.

One of the Varagyr Thegns has been equipped with a particularly fine Thunder Hammer, taken from the Limited Edition Cataphractii Praetor.

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Until Next Winter…

Forge World Preview: Varagyr Terminator & Future Kits

Had the absolute pleasure of attending the Forge World Studio Open Day today, great to catch up with the designers and see some of the fantastic new kits coming out… it’s a shame the space wolves offerings aren’t among them.

Had a lengthy chat with Rob MacFarlane the sculpter and designer for the Space Wolves Legion, he has confirmed the following releases:

  • Varagyr Terminators (full kit of 5)
  • Deathsworn (full kit of 5)
  • Praetor
  • Hvarl Red-Blade
  • Grey Slayer Upgrade kits, potentially five different kits with mixed weapon options.

No mention of Priests.

Rob had a singular Varagyr Terminator with him today:

 

This is a 3D print of a model which is essentially complete. I personally am not keen. I think the model has a lot of very strong positive elements, love the lower grieves in the style of Russ’ and the furs mimic those i have done on my Varagyr conversions, love the top knot and the concept of the knot-work… However the head position, and model posture is terrible, the coarseness of the detailing, particularly the hair, fur and knot-work is not to my tastes and reminds me of 80’s comic barbarians.

The concept art for the Space Wolves Terminators is rich and plentiful:

I hope that the final models will look better than this, but i am not hopeful, likewise i hope that the Deathsworn, Hvarl and other kits are to a finer quality.

Until Next Winter…

 

Vlka Fenryka 6000pts

Time seems to have passed at a such a considerable rate since this project was begun in April of 2016, so much so that a ‘whole army’ picture has failed to happen. So having broken the 6000pts threshold (6081pts to be exact) the warriors of the Rout have been assembled!

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Personae Dramatis:

  • Leman Russ & Russ’ Wolf Kin
  • Praetor (Cataphractii)
  • Legion Command Squad (Cataphractii)
  • Speaker of the Dead (Cataphracii)
  • Hvarl Red-Blade
  • Centurion (Tartaros)
  • Legion Terminator Squad (Tartaros) & Spartan Assault Tank
  • Legion Terminator Squad (Tartaros) & Spartan Assault Tank
  • Rune Caster
  • Veteran Squad, Apothecary & Rhino
  • Centurion
  • Veteran Squad, Apothecary & Rhino
  • Speaker of the Dead
  • Deathsworn & MkIIb Land Raider Phobos
  • Contemptor Dreadnought Talon
  • Legion Dreadnought
  • Leviathan Siege Dreadnought
  • Grey Slayer Pack & Rhino
  • Grey Slayer Pack & Rhino
  • Grey Slayer Pack & Rhino
  • Predator Strike Tank
  • Sicaran Battle Tank

All of these units, their construction and their painting have been included within this project log, easily accessible from the Navigation section of the sidebar.

Until Next Winter…

 

Terminator Priest of Fenris: Speaker of the Dead WIP 02

The Speaker of the Dead has been equipped with a Great Frost Blade.

The blade has been carefully built from a two handed heavy chain sword, the guard has been lengthened using parts from a second heavy chain sword, the hands, arms and the actual grip of the sword are from the Ltd Ed Praetor tribune, albeit shortened in length to suit the modified guard and the spacing of the hands. The arms have been trimmed at the shoulder to fit the modified torso and the Tartaros shoulder guards carefully filed back.

The arms have been topped with Cataphractii lower-pauldrons, the upper pouldron will sit over these. The arm joint has been filed in with sculpted fur in lieu of leather pteruges.

A volkite charger has been added to his belt, using a handle and chains from Geigor’s boltgun. This has been complimented with a wolf pelt claw, also from Geigor.

Until Next Winter…

Varagyr Wolf Guard Terminators WIP 05

Progress continues on the Varagyr Terminators, aiming to have two squads operational within the not too distant future.

Built a second Thegn to lead the second squad, again armed with a Frost Axe and Frost Sword.

To keep some versatility within the squads, each will have a singular Cataphract wielding a Chain Fist and Frost Claw, bringing some anti-tank ability and the option for at initiative re-rolls.

Until Next Winter…

Varagyr Wolf Guard Terminators WIP 04

Building in options, as well as increasing the Varagyr to a ten model squad, has produced the combination of Chain Fist and Frost Claw. The Frost claw is a standard Cataphractii lightning claw with the talons removed and replaced with those from Geigor’s claw to make them distinctive from other lightning claws.

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The remaining four squad members should follow shortly.

Until Next Winter…