Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Ultramarines VS Thousand Sons

Here is a bunch of shots of two of my finished Ultramarines from the second tactical squad. Both these fellows had their tabletop baptism against some Chaos- Thousand Sons this past weekend. Playing a couple games against Scott over from the Citizen Nick Hobby Center.
While my three tacts squads held their own in our small 300 pt skirmish (It was at least a close match as we ended up with the same number of wounds left on the table) The second game was a complete blow out for Scott's Chaos horde. I sure could have used that 3rd Plasma Gun!. Thanks to Scott and Art for hosting. You can read all about it over at Scotts blog- Here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Tact Squad #2 , in progress

Here's a bunch of Space Marines assembled and ready to be primed. Here is my commander in Terminator Armor with Storm Bolter and Power Sword. He deep strikes with Assault Marines in my 1000 point army,

Regular Commander w/Power Weapon and Plasma Pistol
from Commander Box set.

Front Row: Marine Vet, Plasma Gunner, Sarge,
Back Row: Marine w/Bolter X 2, Commander w/ Plasma Pistol, Power Axe
Marines from Tactical Squad Box.

Marines with Bolters and Bayonettes

Another shot of Commander, 3 Marines with Bolter and Bayonette and a Standard Bearer with a Bolter and Banner- note, the shaft of the banner ends in a knife so its also his close combat weapon. The banner also is removable so I can switch it out...I have 3 or so I want to make before I glue on the one that comes out best.

Here is another shot Tact Squad 2's Sarge, Plasma Gunner, and Beak Helmet with Bolter and Knife, I am really liking these three models.

These guys are about ready to be primed, the commanders need a primer touch up. everybody still needs Backpacks..those go on last after I get the models primed and base coated. I still have to add things like purity seals, ammo pouches, grenades, etc to many models..and I still need to build the Marine with the Missile Launcher. Should get into priming over the next couple days.
then I will probably bang out the rest of the paint on "test rhino", before I start base coating these guys.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Works in Progress

Wow, havent gotten a ton of late due to life getting in the way. Working on my *test* Rhino APC which was bought prebuilt and primed on ebay. After not liking my first drybrushing paint attempt. I decided to strip it. Turns out it was primed with several coats of laquer spray that won't come off but flaked off in chunks. One top of the tap the 1st coat was dayglow orange. The result is that this thing is getting the heavy battlescarred treatment due to what I am working with, a extremely rough and pitted finish. It's coming along pretty well just slow. I also was experimenting with making extra armor out of plasticard using the photo of the Forge World reiforced armor as a guide as well a template someone from AWC sent me.
Somehow there is disconnect for me, as I cant get it to look right using the template it's a bit different than what I see in the FW photo. I'll have suck it up and buy some pricey Forge World armor to use as a guide. frustrating I spent two nights working on this.

Finished up a few other of my space marines and have been digging into my second tactical squad box. They are coming along real well. Not to mention I have been fooling with my WFB Empire General Boxes to..need to get my 1000pts of 40k done 1st...getting there. will post pics later.


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