Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ogryn (2)

I was able to finish up my Ogryns this afternoon. There are a few small details I may still address. I think the front stomach plates need something, I'm just not sure what. Maybe an army badge or the standard Imperial Aquilla; maybe some graffiti.

Well that's it for now. As usual c&c is welcome and encouraged.

The war goes on,

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

HQ Command Squad (4)

After a final push I have finished my first Command HQ squad and I am quite happy with the way it came out. I learned a ton about how I want to proceed with the rest of my army.

Here's the points breakdown:

Company Commander

Plasma Pistol, Power Fist, Carapace Armor

4 Veterans Vox Caster, 3 Plasma Guns, Carapace Armor
2 Bodyguards Laspistol, CC Weapon, Carapace Armor
mounted in Command Chimera HF, HF, Extra Armor

The war goes on,


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ogryn (1)

I have fallen out of paint mode already and got bit by the Ogryn bug. I went to the WHF Ogres for the base models. The bodies offer very little variation but in my opinion they are better scaled to your average guardsman than the metal 40K Ogryn models. It's a stretch to think you could fit 6 of the WHF Ogres in a chimera, it's impossible for me to even imagine fitting six of the metal ones.

I was able to do some modeling with both pro-create and plasticard on these. My skills are not where they ought to be but I am happy with how things have turned out. I threw the gut-plates on their heads to use as helmets. Also the weapons are all from the Ork Boys box set, the hands are a perfect fit.

For the armor plates, I cut out the rough shapes with plasticard and then cut slits to allow the material to "bend". Afterwards I went back and filled all the little gaps with green hobby filler.

Yet another can of fuel for the 40K fire!

The war goes on,

Airborne Troops (1)

After completing my guide to painting Splittermuster camo, I decided to keep going and work on a secondary unit of my army. Based on Steel Legion models, this force will consist of a basic infantry platoon (ie, command sqd, 2 inf sqd, hvy wpn sqd) that will be completely mounted in Valkyries. In larger battles they will serve as a sort of MIKE force, supplying relief to units being overrun. Serving under a second HQ choice, this force can also roam the field looking for objectives to capture/hold. Another use would be to start in reserve and act as a flanking element.

I am almost finished with the other 5 troopers in 1st Squad. Sadly I have not opened my new basing kit yet...but soon. More to come.

The war goes on,

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Busy, busy, busy

Alas, I have been absent from the front lines as of late. I received my ginormous Gale Force 9 Master Basing kit today. That means I can finally finish up my Command HQ squad and start focusing on my latest random squad...Steel Legion. I am painting them up to be used as an airborne strike force. For a hint as to how I am painting them, see my previous post.

The war goes on,