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The Falcons of Ruin

So I finally finished a 500 point force of Primaris Space Marines.  Here are a few images of my Falcons of Ruin, who are not a Raven Guard successor chapter.  If they were, per the FAQ they could not take the Raven Guard Warlord Trait.  So they are a special detachment of Raven Guard, with a camouflage color scheme.

The current status of the Falcons of Ruin.
Recent posts

Sector Imperialis - Realm Of Battle: Complete!

Its finished!  In the top right corner you can see the edge of the XL pizza bag that I will be using to carry it.

Let me know what you think.

Trying Something Different (Urban Camo)

So I am trying something different.  I'm using my airbrush and some Model Air (US Navy) Paints.  I made a template for the brown to add some patterns.  So far I think it looks pretty good, but that could change a lot with shading and details.  Let me know what you think. 

WIP Dagobian Russ Tank

So, about a year and a half ago, I designed and printed and eventually fielded 3 counts as Leman Russ Tanks.  You can take a look here. I enjoyed the process of making them, but they were so different, my opponents needed constant reminding of what my vehicles were.  I decided that the only way to fix this was not only to redesign the tank, but to ensure it retained essential elements common on Leman Russ Tanks.  Later I decided that it should be an upgrade kit that required a Leman Russ kit.
I really don't like the side sponsons of the actual kit, and also felt the track pattern was odd.  So as you can see in the images below, I've lowered the track line, and mounted the side weapons above the tracks.
Let me know what you think.

The reset bolt head details are missing on the right side.  Bad print. 

I've been thinking about a turret mod, but I'm not sold on it yet.  This one's fit is slightly off, as often happens as I work though these problems. 

I'd have li…

Making a Dagob-4-H Pattern Chimera

This post will show you how to make a Dagob-4-H pattern Chimera from a standard kit and 3D printed parts.  This is an intermediate level conversion, and should not be undertaken without careful consideration.

This is the painted version of the modified Chimera.  It looks unique, but is still recognizable as a Chimera.

Below you can see the painted one and an unpainted version.  Helpfully, the 3D printed parts have been printed in red PLA.

So what do we need?  One full Chimera kit, and 3 printed pieces.  The .stl files can be found here.

Open the kit and remove the following components.  While a razor saw, like the one shown below is not required, the conversion will be much harder without it.  Also, razor saws are very, sharp.  Some might say they are as sharp as a RAZOR.  Please be careful when cutting.

Starting with the rear hull top, we will cut off the two triangles in the rear as shown below.

Once they are removed, the piece will lay flat.  We will now remove the front half.


Another Ruined Building Completed

Or should it be "Another Building Completely Ruined"?  90% of this building is from 3D printed panels that I designed and printed at home.  The deeply set windows were designed when I was trying to resin cast the walls, but at the quantities of resin I was using, it was more expensive to cast a wall than it was to print another.
My collection of the Space Marine Heroes, including one from Japan, (Thanks Nick!) and a few easy build Primaris Space Marines volunteered to show off the new building.  And a Raven Guard Dreadnought wandered into the first floor.
My favorite part of this building is the staircases.  I used cavalry bases for the treads and the size is perfect for minis.

Some WIP Images
Raw materials - About .5lb or .25 kg of plastic and 20 hours of printing.
Assembled, but un-ruined.

First layer of paint.
Did you like this building and want to see more? Let me know in the comments.

Battle for Oteck Hivesprawl Sector A1

It was a bloody fight between the (mostly) Black Legion and a Blood Angels Successor Chapter, the Angels Encarmine.  Sector A1 of the Oteck Hivesprawl was deserted, and the armies would soon learn why.
I played an Actual Game!  And I got to use my Realm of Battle Sector Imperialis board.

We played with the Genestealer Infestation rules from the Vigilus campaign book, and let me tell you, them Blood Angels just got madder after fighting though them.

We used a mission from Chapter Approved 2018, with 5 objectives and earning victory points each turn.

It was a good game.