Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Celestial Lions and Carcharadons

In a moment of inspiration I've made the foolish decision to start 2 new SM armies...why? Because of White Dwarf, that's why...

This month I was struck by the excellent image of Chaplain Grimaldus and an unknown Celestial Lion fighting back to back against some Orks. Celestial Lions have a cool back story (have a read on the 40k wiki if you've got a spare moment) I even purchased ADB's novella about then (also worth a read!).

Their armour is gold and blue which poses a problem. Gold is quite an ostentatious colour and I'm concerned they'll look too gaudy if not done Well. I've ordered some more Valejo Air metallics to help me out in this and I'll get some pics up soon.

The other development is on my old C:SM armies have been consolidated into two sets. My Carcharodons now make up the bulk and have been reinforced with a Land Raider, 2 Storm Talons, Assault Squad and two terminator squads. The rest of the army is made up of tactical squads and scouts whilst almost all of my jump pack marines are in a box waiting for the widely rumoured Raven Guard supplement for the new Codex: SM. 

Carcharodons are a speed painting wet dream as they don't really do embellishments or excessive detail according to the fluff. That said, I've done some free hand sharks on their shoulder pads which take a bit of time...

I'm on my summer break now (love being a teacher at times) and as my fiancée is now at work I've got loads of hobby time ahead of me!

Celestial Lions
Grey Knights
maybe get in WHFB...

I'll put some pictures up later.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Man-cave and Carcharodons

I bought house recently and managed to persuade my fiancée to let me have the 3rd bedroom as a man-cave. It's a work in progress but this is what I've managed to sort out so far...

The move out of London has meant I have a but more spare cash so I've treated myself to some more goodies. Despite offering 30% discount, I won't be ordering from TotalWargammer again. It was 5 weeks to deliver my new Eldar and even then my rangers and Illic Nightspear were left out. As such I've gone back to triplehelix wargamming. I was flicking through the Badab wars books and was rather taken by the Carcharodons - as such in going to knock out a force using bits from the Flesh Tearers army I was piecing together. I bought a Land Raider, 2 storm talons, a tactical squad and some assault terminators as well as Tyberus from FW. It comes in at about 1750pts with my scavenged bits.

Below is the Crusader that in going to use as a command vehicle...

I know it's another SM army but there wasn't much else that took my fancy at the moment!