Genestealer Magus

I’ve been a fan of Genestealer Cults since I started the hobby back in the early 90s, so I was thrilled when they got their recent plastic reboot. Now I’ve finally found the time to start work on this army, theoretically trying to get a 100 Power list ready for an event at the end of October(!).

I don’t want to do as many LEDs in the GSC army as I have in my Imperial Fists and Crimson Fists – mainly for reasons of time and expense – but there definitely will be some lighting effects scattered around. This Magus for example! My main influence for this model is this classic Mark Gibbons drawing. MG is one of my favourite Warhammer artists, and I’ve always loved this picture.

I’m planning to upload a LED Tutorial for the Magus (and psykers in general) in a few weeks, so stay tuned. In the meantime, if you’d like to read some of my Genestealer Cult related fiction then you can find a bit over on my writing website.

The Church of the Astral Ascension | The Enforcer and the Neophyte

The Next Intercessor

I’ve made a start on the second Intercessor squad from Dark Imperium.

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Nothing particularly special to note about this one, although I am pleased with how it turned out. I’ve just noticed that none of the models in the second Intercessor squad are in firing poses, so unfortunately I don’t think there will be the opportunity for any LED muzzle flashes in this squad.

Primaris Captain with Plasma Pistol

I have finished work on what is possibly my most complex model to date – the limited release Primaris Captain with plasma pistol and interchangeable head!

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As you can see the plasma pistol is always on, but the helmet with the LED eye lenses and the bare head (without LEDs) are “hot swappable”. Check out the video below.

Primaris Space Marine Captain with LED effects from Bob Hunk on Vimeo.

This was achieved by hiding a transistor socket in the neck which the legs of the LED could then slot into easily. Now I’ve shown this works, I’ll probably use this technique again in the future.

Necromancer with Lantern

Contrary to what the rest of my blog might suggest, I’m not just interested in Space Marines…

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Here’s my Necromancer, Wilhelm Von Lichenfels, with LED lantern, for my growing Age of Sigmar Grand Alliance Death army. When complete this army will be half Deathrattle – led by the Necromancer and a Wight King – and half Flesheater Courts. I’ll show more of the army on here at a later date.

Primaris Lieutenant with Power Sword

I have finished the Primaris Lieutenant with power sword from the Dark Imperium box.

I’m very pleased with how the power sword turned out. It was definitely one of my most fiddly LED conversions to date. As there was a bit of trial-and-error involved I didn’t take photos to make a tutorial this time, but now I’ve perfected the process I will do when I make the next model with a power sword.