Friday, 28 October 2011
Back in 2009 when I was making my second army I was really disapointed with the allied tau race models. I also didn't want to buy vespid as I was broke and they were expensive. So I made my own! I used the countless fusion blasters I had lying around and the spare grenades to make my own jump packs. I left off the shoulder armour to reduce the armour save and made some neutron blasters. Forgive the paint job, I was still learning. . .
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
I just put in an order for this sweet model and some arms for him. From what I understand the Mortis Pattern can take two TL autocannon arms and a cyclone missile launcher. I plan to make the launcher out of typhoon bits I have lying around; I'm sure it will fit and will also save me $15 on an already $80 project. I haven't bought a 'new' kit from GW in a very very long time and my first order from Forgeworld ever is this one. I can't wait for it to come in and get to work. . .
I must say that the psyker battle squad is so awesome of a unit and idea. A unit that can truely alter the leadership of enemy units effectively and at range. Maybe something like that exists but I have yet to see it from another codex (I know markerlights but I said effectively). I've used this unit in the last handful of games I've played and I have yet to be disapointed. They do not so much make back their points but they save my other units from so many charges and shots. I realize they can shoot a blast but I always save the squad until last to fire and their moral ability is just so much more effective than a few kills. Again, I love this unit for the tactical variation it introduces to 40k. . .
Monday, 24 October 2011
Sunday, 23 October 2011
Author: Korpsman Keled Wolfe
Subject: Mission Completion Report
Location: Segmentum Obscuras
Sector: Calixus (Scintilla Sub)
Tithe Grade: Exactus Extremus
My Lord Inquisitor,
We landed on Scintilla with little incident. . .
Friday, 14 October 2011
The Argonaut-varient land speeder was created in M38.657 on the forge world of Aritek. The adept Primalus had a shortfall of the materials required to create the anti-grav plating which provides the land speeder with it’s low altitude flight abilities. The A ground-based land speeder variant was thereby created in an attempt to fulfill the battlefield role of a light assault vehicle. It was quickly realized that the lack of anti-grav plating and the systems required for it greatly increased the available cargo capacity of the vehicle. Though falling out of favour in the eyes of many of the Astartes, the Night Hawks found this new variant to compliment their combat doctrine almost perfectly. The drawback of being ground-based was of little concern as the Chapter utilized them as a long-range support vehicle capable of carrying their much needed supplies; the benefits far outweighing the costs. The reduction in materials required to construct the variant also weighed heavily in its favour as the Chapter already devoted much of its resources to bikes. . .
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Here is the lower hull! I moved the guards around the hull mounted stubber forward to better hide the mechanism. I also added the sponsons, some green stuff on whatever those things are at the front of the tracks on IG vehicles (you know what I am refering too), bondo'd the crap out of the model and added lots of fixins. . .
Saturday, 8 October 2011
I've got the 3 speeders painted with a base coat (actually the first thing I used my airbrush on). All of the trimming (eagles etc.) are going to be dhenab stone with bolt gun metal doing the shoulder trim on the left pauldron. . .
The right pauldron is going to be coloured in variable colours to mark the company the marine is from. This will also be useful to mark squads. I think my 'force' will just happen to be made up of biker marines from 3 seperate chapters. The command squad will of course be from the 1st company as per the fluff. The little bits of colour also make it look more visually appealing with a bit of diversity between models (I really like the different helm colours the blood angels employ).
It was a big hurdle to start on these (as starting painting projects is for me) but now that I'm on my way I think I'll have them nearing completion by next weekend.
Friday, 7 October 2011
Thursday, 6 October 2011
I bought some Ogre Kingdom Bulls online for a really good price and made an attempt at converting something suitable for an ogryn. Now I'm not a green stuff master so I couldn't attempt shirts and such like I'd seen on a few cool models before, but I tried to give them enough of a look so that they would appear to just be near mutant humans fighting along with the army. . .