Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Red Scorpions: Basing progress and the move to 32mm

I decided since I was building the army from scratch I'd follow the most recent direction from Games Workshop and have all power armoured marines on the new 32mm bases. I was a little sceptical at first, but stood upon them, it does make a huge difference in the overall aesthetic. 

Raiding the bits box

I decided to leave some blank as otherwise it can make the army look too cluttered
Once they were attached, I PVA-ed a nice covering of Aquarium Pewter Sand from Pets at Home and left them to dry. Tomorrow, I'll touch up any bits that I've missed but so far so good!

I've allowed enough room around some of the basing to let the bits show through

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Red Scorpions: Drop Pod completed & plastic Librarian conversion

I hate painting these things. So much so, I bought this one cheap on eBay but it had the doors glued shut. About ten minutes with some super-glue remover and it was opened and could be repainted. The crew centre bits are missing from it, but that's something I could add to it at a later date if its emptiness starts to annoy.

Also while rummaging through my bits box, I decided to build another plastic Librarian. The other one came out well but went with the Blood Angels, so this one is his replacement. I'm happy with the how its come out.

Librarian conversion

Thursday, 26 February 2015

News Update: House of Paincakes

Very very short, quick announcement - as of this coming Saturday, I shall be a regular contributor to the House of Paincakes main blog. I'm starting off with a series of posts on campaign creation with more narrative based topics to follow. You can find them over here at www.houseofpaincakes.com.

More Red Scorpion progress to appear shortly!

Friday, 13 February 2015

Red Scorpions: Sicaran progress and an idea of what is to come

Little hobby progress to report recently as work has been very busy, but I've got the Sicaran built and primed and have now started on the painting. I absolutely love this model but the size of it is perhaps what has surprised me more than anything. Above is the model with the Land Raider, which is a model everybody in 40k gaming is familiar with. Its very nearly as long, easily as wide and slightly higher (even when you count in the guy with the multi melta on the Land Raider). Its a great model and I can't wait to get it finished and on the tabletop!

Also, in the coming weeks I'll have news of a campaign I'm starting up with a few friends, along with a gaming table project that I'll be starting, an Undead team for Blood Bowl that needs painting and maybe also some interesting news of where else you can read my postings.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Red Scorpions: Land Raider Redeemer

Here is my Land Raider Redeemer, as promised. It has quite a few conversion bits added to it to make it a bit special. It uses the Forge World Grey Knight Redeemer assault launchers and side Flamestorm Cannons, Forge World Extra Armour (which they don't sell any more - thank you eBay!), the centre section of a MKIIB Land Raider (also Forge World) and finally Forge World Red Scorpion doors. So quite a lot of Forge World. Oh, and a guy with MK4 helmet manning the multi-melta (which snapped as I went to take the pictures, so it'll be fixed by the time you're reading this).

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