And with the arrival of the new computer comes... pictures!
First off, I figured I'd try basing the fisticlaws juggerlord with some skulls. Still have to flock the base and paint the skulls, but he looks a bit more in line with the skull-strewn base of the axe juggerlord, now. Well, actually a bit cooler, perhaps, what with the skull-spikes and the half of a much larger skull added...
I've also tired of removing vehicles and saying "this area counts as difficult terrain, all right?" so have made quite a few vehicle exploded area terrain pieces:
Forgefiend and... 60mm.
Rhino, Rhino Mk. 1.
Predator, Vindicator (can be Rhinos of course, and vice-versa for prior bases).
I also created a Portalglyph, for good measure. Still needs a good amount of GS.
Did a head swap on my 6 homemade oblits who are in varying stages of painting, thanks to having acquired some dark eldar bits recently, and so added in the perfectly-sized Talos/Cronos heads to the Oblits...
Additionally, threw together a squad of Noise Marines. Used Instruments from my spare daemons bits as sonic blasters, and made blastmasters in two different ways: sticking the largest dragon head from the chaos vehicle sprue on ork shootas, and adding a dirge caster piece to the one basic sonic blaster that came with the original noise marine squad (pre-finecast upgrade kit). Also made a doom siren for my squad champion with another dirge caster.
With the Noise Marines I already have from a while back, this puts me up to 2 full squads of 10, plus a noise champ who can be subbed into a ccw squad of my normal marines to signify that they're melee-oriented noise marines instead.
Other squad. I want to make alternates for the icon bearers, in case I don't want to have to spend those points. Seems like a useful option. I have a few unassembled CSM sitting around, but think I've run out of instruments, so it may wait a little while.
The champion leading a squad of volunteer CSM/Noise Marines, alongside my half-painted old noise champ model that I've converted heavily but have yet to repaint--aka Lucius.
Finally, I've painted quite a bit of the Daemon Prince with Black Mace. Not exceedingly happy with how it's turned out, but am content.
He's a bit more "bright green" than I wanted, not the otherworldly blend of blue and green I was hoping for, but he'll do. I also feel that the bright white of the tail and the light blue of the staff are a bit out of place, so since I've taken this image I've repainted the staff to resemble the tip of the tail, tying it in to the theme more strongly and eliminating one color element from the mix (plus throwing a very watered down wash on the tail tip to tone it down a little).
Still not entirely happy, but I haven't given up on the project or thrown my hands up and pronounced it finished yet.