Sunday, 25 November 2012

The numbers are increasing

I have at last managed to get a lot of my models build and under-coated. this has given me a solid base to get some serious painting done.

I bought the limited edition dark vengeance box set and here is the tactical squad from it:

They just need a ride now!

and like Boss Bloodtoof (who steals all my good ideas) i am a big fan of drop pods. i have 7 at the moment and intend to build a full drop company. here is the 1st tactical squad and their drop pod transport.

and with DOC copying my tactics with his crafty bike purchases, this one is one of the Ravenwing that I converted to my chapters colour scheme.

not sure what to paint next, terminators more bikes or so Dark vengeance characters.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

A New Hope

Hi All

I've been collecting and painting my space marine chapter, The Thunderbolts, for about 10 years now. In all that time I've amassed a lot of models, most of which are built but unpainted as I am continuosly flitting from one project to another. Several years ago I bought a drop pod army but never got round to getting it done, so I've played a variety of vehicle and infantry lists over the years with reasonable success but always in the back of mind was the idea that if only i had more pods built I could field that list I've always fancied. With next years tournaments just around the corner and  with the new rules in mind I've written a new version of the drop pod lists I want to try and have started painting the models I'll need to fill it.
First up is a new commander, a mighty hero of the chapter who will lead them to inummerable victories over the forces of darkness!! (or at least I hope so)
This will be my Chapter Master (counts as Pedro Kantor) enabling me to field the awesome Sternguard Veterans as scoring units, should be able to drop on or near an objective, clear it with Pedros help and their cool ammo options and then also move in and hold it. (best laid plans and so on....)
Anyways, more to come in later posts revealing my new list ideas, for now here are a few pics of the finished Chapter Master (yet to be named) counts as Pedro Kantor.
The banner is my second attempt at hand painted and I'm pleased with the result.
As usual all comments and critiques are welcome.

Boss Bluddtoof


Saturday, 3 November 2012

Pre Heresy Death Guard The Start

Hi All

DOC back to 40K post...

So my last post i talked about playing SAGA for a change up from 40K.  So with the release of 40k 6th edition it drew me back in again.  The rules are the best set yet in my opinion.. and the rulebook is far easier to interpret.

So with money short at the moment, this new project started with the aim being how can you get the most use out of your models for your buck?  For years ive dabled with CSM but not really got the project off the ground.  I had been given a load of chaos stuff by Red Mist years ago but not got round to it.  It also seemed an appropriate project given the rumours (at the time) of the impending release of the new chaos codex. 

So the Code Crew went off to Games Day UK and extremeluko picked up the forgeworld book betrayal featuring the first pre heresy lists and primarchs.  I picked up Dark Vengeance  and it was if the penny had dropped at that moment.  Why not paint the core of the army so it could be used as a Space Marine Army, A CSM Army and be used as a Legion List from forgeworld. 

So i decided to paint some test models. I started off with the idea to have a go at a Word Bearer, Alpha Legionaire, Thosuand Son and Death Guard. All in pre heresy colours. I abandoned the Word Bearer and Alpha Legion guy early they were just not doing it for me. The other two i completed.
Obviously from the title i plumped for the Death Guard and the test model is shown below:

So now ive finnally decided its full speed ahead...  Both the Marines and CSM from DV will be painted in the same colour scheme.  The DA symbols will be all carfeully scraped away.  As cash is tight i will be stripping old models and re building them to paint for this Army.  Ebay will also be my best friend as i look to build this army towards SVA13 next year.  Some pics of my work desk:

I picked these up off EBAY:

More pics and explanation of painting to come stay tuned.