Monthly Archives: October 2011
Here’s the almost finished Sternguard Veteran squad. I do need to use a bit of green stuff in the shoulder joint of the Sergeant to fix my mistake with the magnets, and then drill out the barrels on the weapons (when I get a smaller drill bit).
I’m pleased with how the templar stuff worked out, with the weapons covering all of the Templar specific iconography. I’ve played around a bit with the combi-weapon guys space arms. I’m not too fussed with the guy carrying the spare ammo, though he doesn’t look bad. The guy with the auspex is pretty pleasing.
The Sergeant has been very heavily magnetised with all of the pieces from the Commander kit. The plan is for both the Sternguard and Vanguard veteran Sergeants to be able to be used as Commanders as well – in my mind there’s very little difference between the most senior sergeants in the Chapter and the most junior Captain anyway. Again, happy with how this guy has worked out with the backpack options as well as a very good variety of weapons.
Anyway, enough of the rambling. Here are the pictures:
Here’s the next stage of the Death Company kit bashing and magnetization.
First, the whole mob with bolt pistols and chainswords:
Power fist guy:
Well, this finishes up this model, which includes my first attempt at magnetizing for the jump pack. Didn’t get that part quite right, which is why it sits a little funny, but overall the effect is good.
I’m happy with how the white armour has turned out, and my highlighting seems to be getting better.
Well, here commences the kit bashing stage of the army. I’ve been collecting some bitx for a while, with the intention of using the parts from my Battleforce to marke up:
5 Death Company Marines
5 Vanguard Veterans
5 Sternguard Veteran
1 Sanguinary High Priest (Counts as Corbulo)
5 Assault Marines; and
10 Tactical Marines.
I got the following extra peices from bits stores:
Sang. Guard Wings, Jetpacks, Legs, Heads (Exc. Death Masks) and Shoulder Pads
5 Extra Death Company Legs
2 sets of Devestator accessories (scrolls, seals, etc.)
5 Extra Tactical Legs
2 Black Templaer torsoes
Command Squad Shoulder Pads (inc. 5 with Terminator Honours)
Space Marine Commander kit.
Here’s what it ends up looking like when all snip’ed off and stored in seperate piles:
What I’ve done now is put together the legs and torsoes. I had just enough legs, but managed to be significantly flush with torsoes. Plan with these is to make the heavy weapon options interchangeable on the tactical squad (maybe even the heads as well so the models can go to Devestator Squads). I think I may even get an extra 5 Tactical Marines out of my left over pieces.
These are only blue-tacked together at the moment, which is why the toroes look a bit high. I’m after any feedback as to the combinations – not sure if in mixing the standard tactical and assault marine peices into the elite units has worked out or not. Plan for those legs is to paste on the purity seals moderately heavy handedly to make them blend in, but I don’t want to get too far into that yet. Sternguard will have a few of the front sashes put on, as well as some scrolls on their weapons to make them stand out.
Anyway, here they are:
Death Company, then Sternguard, then Vanguard.
It’s amazing just how much Warhammer can get done when it’s assignment time.
Here’s the Sanguinary preist with the armour finished, and half of the other details basecoated (still a few to go, but it’s starting to take form). The jump pack isn’t finished – I got sick of painting whote and moved on to something else for a change.
Next on the agenda is a Sanguinary priest. I picked up one of the old metal models off e-bay (sans left arm) and have kit bashed it with some components from the Death Company kit. This guy is intended to work with a large assault squad, and has just the basic bolt pistol. I intend to magnetise the back pack and enable it to be changed out with the original Apothecary backpack so he can go with a tactical squad as well, which will be my first go at magnetising models. The plan for the army is to do quite a few magnetised components for the Death Company, Vanguard Veterans and Sternguard Veterans. In essence, I’m a cheapskate and want to get as many different options for my money as possible. The current intent is to kit bash the Sternguard and Vanguard using leftover bits from the Death Company and Sanguinary Guard, supplemented by some extra purchases from bits stores on e-bay (legs in particular). I’m thinking about making the Vanguard and Sternguard Sergeant models as backup Captains as well to give the force a bit of variety in HQs (although I’m fairly HQ strong at the moment).
Anyway, here’s the pics of the Sanguinary Priest. I chose to use the bolt pistol from the DC kit with the Grail on it as well as the DC Jump Pack with the Grail and blood drops to try to get a more Sang. Priestly Blood Angels look to the model. Having pored through all of my collections of spare shoulder pads, I’ve picked the Sanguinius holding the Grail as my S. Priest emblem for the Chapter, which I will also use on the High Priest model (counts as Corbulo) which I’m just starting to put together the conversion pieces for now.