My first squad of straight marines. Aspiring Champion with a plasma pistol and power fist, marine with a plasma gun, and another marine with an autocannon. All my Iron Warriors have the Iron Warrior torso and shoulder pads.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Thought I would post some pictures of my Iron Warriors I just finished. 10 Havocs. I figure having jump packs during a siege could really be useful. But I did find out that it is really annoying to paint caution stripes on a curved surface. Well 60 more to go.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I put together 30 Early Imperial Roman Legionnaires by Warlord Games. I was a little surprised how small they are (as you can see in the picture below) but the quality and detail was
very good. I was pretty impressed by how easy they are to get off the sprue. I didn't have to use any tools at all and they popped off the sprue without causing any damage to the pieces. I had enough parts to build 3 command models (centurion, signifier, and musician), 17 models with pilums, and 10 with gladius.
Just finished some Rogue Trader terminators. Painted them as Iron Warriors. I went with a dark metallic color instead of the bright silver that is a common color for Iron Warriors. I actually prefer the old Rogue Trader terminators compared to the newer metal or plastic ones.
I decided to paint the warning stripes on the side of all of the shoulder pads to add some color to what really turns out to be a pretty monochrome color scheme. Makes them look a lot better without having to spend a lot of time doing it.
Below is the classic terminator sergeant with the correct arms. Probably my favorite terminator model.
The old school heavy flamer. Really cool looking. I decided to go with two of these in my squad. Not really the most effective weapon but I guess it would make sense for an army that is supposed to be all about laying siege to people.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Ok, so looking back on February it was a pretty good month. I finished an entire army of Chaos Space Marine Black Legion for Warhammer 40k. Not bad for 28 days. Over 2500 points of models and they look pretty good. No vehicles but pretty good.
I didn't finish the dreadnought because I still haven't ordered it from Forge World so I guess that is a pretty good reason why I didn't finish it.
I am looking forward to March but I will probably get almost no painting done this month. I have two term papers due. One on the 14th and one on the 21st so that will just about ruin the rest of the month for me. Gotta love grad school. Anyway probably will get some stuff done. Right now I have 14 terminators almost finished for my Black Legion so these will probably get done next week.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
10 Black Legion Raptors. All have the old Rogue Trader jump packs on. I had a bunch of these and did not really like how they looked on loyalist Space Marines so I decided to stick them on my Chaos Space Marines and I really like the look. I have never been a big fan of the Raptor models themselves so I decided to go with just normal Chaos Space Marine models for these. Just like the rest of my army they are all sporting the Black Legion shoulder pads from GW.
I like this guy just because he has a Raptor head so he looks a little different than the rest.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Well I just finished my first 3 tactical squads for my Black Legion. So that makes 30 miniatures painted in the first week of February. Not bad and it has me on track to finish all 3000 points by the end of the month.
Below are all the pictures I took. Should be 15 of them. Hopefully I will have two more squads finished tomorrow.
This is the first tactical squad. Consists of 10 Chaos Space Marines with an aspiring champion with a power fist, marine with plasma gun, and a marine with a missile launcher.
Tactical squad 2 has 10 marines with an aspiring champion with a power sword, marinw with meltagun, and a marine with an autocannon. The meltagun in this squad comes from the old Fabius Bile boxex set. Just something a little different.
The last tactical squad is another 10 man squad with an aspiring champion sporting another power sword, marine with meltagun, and a marine with a missile launcher.
Monday, February 1, 2010
Well I had a pretty good January. I finished 102 models including 10 pieces of terrain. I almost finished the the rest of the planned miniatures for January, which will all be finished in February, but got side tracked with getting the Black Legion prepped and ready for painting. I have a couple nice LOTR miniatures I have been working a little on and they should be finished sometime this week too.
So right now I have all of the black legion primed and the bases are finished. I will take a picture of them tomorrow and post them up so you can see what they look like before I really start getting down to work. I am actually hoping to have all of them finished by the middle of the month.
All I am waiting for now in order to have them completely assembled are four sets of black legion shoulder pads. Ordered them last week and they should be here before this week is out. After that I will probably order the dreadnought from Forge World in a couple of weeks.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Ok, Black Legion is going to be my project for next month (as long as I do not get sidetracked by Lord of the Rings miniatures) so I thought I would post some pictures of my Abaddon conversion I did several years ago. This guy is going to be my captain in terminator armor.
Not sure what got into me in order to actually do this conversion but it is an Abaddon body with Dragon Ogre arms and an old metal head from a bloodletter I had hanging out in the bitz box.