Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Anyone call for Artillery?

So here is my Master of Ordnance for my Company Command Squad. He shares some of the same gear and uniforms as the Platoon Commander and Trooper to his left and right resepctively. He's still wet from a badab black wash, but wanted to get him up here. Once he's finished and dried, I'll get some other shots up here. The ammo in front of him is from the resin bombs and booby traps that GW put out a bit ago.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Manticores on Medusa?

Here is a quick update, a few shots of my Manticore, and some WIP of the Co Command Squad and some mortar teams.

First, I'd like to thank Raghnall, of Guardians of Mankind for his suggestion of Testors Dullcoat for my army. I used it on my stormtroopers and it worked great. Thanks!

OK, now onto the Manticore.

She needs more detailing, but could be used on the table today. I thought about magnetizing the Storm Eagle Missiles, but decided against it based on difficulty. What I did was glue a small piece of plasticard onto the rear missile rest so that it would slide inside the missile and hold it in place. It works good, although the missiles can be a bit wobbly with rough handling.

Next the company command squad.

You have Col Straken, a Lascannon team (BS4!) a sniper, a medic, and two body guards.

Next we have 3 mortar teams that are very WIP.

So that's it for now, plans include a Vendetta for some additional anti-tank, and a pair of hydra's. Sorry about the picture quality, my main computer is being used for WoW and off-limits for me. Also the last few pictures were taken with my phone....

Monday, December 05, 2011

Captain Smith I presume?

Here is a couple of shots of Capt Smith, who has been reduced to a Platoon Commander as Col Iron Hand Straken (or more likely a twin brother) will be taking command of the regiment. Nothing seems to bother Captain Smith, not even the loss of his left arm. I would be careful not to spill his coffee however.

He needs a bit more work, but is definately "table-top" ready.

Friday, December 02, 2011

"Iron Hawk" Ready for Lift-off

Here is the nearly finished Valkyrie, Iron Hawk. She will be one of many I expect for this Army, as I love the model and dislike Leman Russ tanks. This is also appropriate for a regiment that was forced to leave much of its equipment behind when it left Medusa V. The right rear fuselage section was replaced in haste as the crew and hurried to make the last lift off of Medusa V. Had the repairs failed, the crew and passengers would have been stranded and met a horrible end as the warp storm engulfed the planet. The crew has since refused to have it fixed, and keeps it the same grey paint scheme as the unfortunate donor craft. She has been in a few scraps of late and has a few bolted on repair plates.

Gotta love those long barrelled heavy bolters!