Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Armies on Parade

Two years ago I won my local AoP competition with my Celestil Lions board. Admittedly I was the only person who entered (though word is 2 people turned up, saw mine and didn't bother to enter...) but I don't care I have a medal!

Okay, I do care a bit. That's why I'm trying again this year. I've settled on my Ultramarines as they are in vogue at the moment, and I'm going to set it on Calth, at a muster pre treachery. With rumours of the new 30k box set I hope that will sway public opinion in my favour.

I want to have as many of my coolest pieces on the board as I can so I'm going to have to use vertical space in order to achieve this. I plan on building a raised landing pad at the back which will have a bridge leading into the corner of a fortress. The landing pad will have my Thunderhawk, Guilliman and his honour guard. Manning the fortress tower will be my scouts whilst the master of signals will stand next to a comms relay and a Mortis dreadnaught. On the fortress wall will be my tactical squad marching down to the vehicle bay whilst manning the wall will be my rotor cannon squad. In the vehicle bay which will occupy the front left corner I'll have my terminators infront of the Spartan and my Sicaran next to that. I'll place my other characters scattered about the board. I want to try and get my Fire Raptor on the board, I thought about a 2 tiered landing pad but that might be a stretch...

As ever, I'll let you know how it goes.

Monday, 17 August 2015

The Thunderhawk lives!

A while ago my kit bashed Thunderhawk took a 7ft nosedive off of a shelf. As you can probably imagine, I was gutted. It took a long time and a lot of work to build what became known as the Epsom-pattern Thunderhawk Gunship (a variant on the original GW Nuneaton pattern Thunderhawk). After this catastrophe I completely lost interest in the project until last week when I picked it up and had a good look at the various salvaged pieces. Since then I've spent about 12 hours fixing it and painting and now it's finally ready for show!

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Legion Seeker Squad

I finally got round to finishing these guys off after they've sat in my 'Ultramarines' box for nearly a year...The role of the Seeker squad, in the fluff at any rate, is that of headhunter, they are designed to go after the enemy HQ and put them down as quickly and as brutally as they can. 

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Roboute Guilliman

Last week I was able to finish Guilliman after about 10 hours of grief. It took a long time to get into this model which is a shame because I usually really enjoy painting Primarchs. I think the pressure of 'this one is going to be used on the table' was on my mind as I started and it was a real mental barrier! I started off by spraying him Macragge Blue and took it very slowly from there...