So here’s my finished Imperial Guard Armoured Battlegroup – 1850pts in 13 tanks (well, 12 tanks and a sentinel) and one infantry model.
I took this list to ACT masters last month, and did rather poorly (2nd last out of 14, with 3 major losses, 1 minor loss, and 1 draw), only coming out ahead of my friend who also brought an armoured battlegroup (and who also got joint best sport, so congrats to him!). However, being able to throw 12 tanks at people was fun 😀
So I actually finished this about a month ago, but I kept getting distracted with new things and computer games and so on that I haven’t posted anything up for a month. To make up for it, there will be a few posts this week before I take (another) break over Christmas.
Anyway, the display board I started earlier is now done and painted. From the initial pics in the previous post, I added the roadbase (which is sandpit sand) and have painted it up (including giving the buildings I already had done a quick light brown/sandy-coloured drybrush to give them some definition).
Giant space marine stands guard
All the extra bits are magnetised onto the base, so they don’t go sliding everywhere, but so I can also remove them for storage and to use as separate terrain pieces (sorry – forgot to take photos of the magnets. Just take my word for it, please?).
Notice pillars and 2nd edition space marine statues
The terrain has already made an appearance a while back, but I’m still very happy with the poster/notice pillars and space marine statues.
I recently bought the Trumpeter 06609 kit, which is 1:35 scale German 17cm three-part ammo for the K Gr.37 field artillery. This was recommended by Marty_ on Warseer, and it looked good in his pics so I nabbed a pack off ebay to try.
I’ve recently been madly assembling converting, and magnetising some new tanks for my Imperial Guard, so I thought I’d show them off – particularly my converted Colossus and Salamander. More pics in the rest of this post:
I’ve been updating some of my Deathwatch space marines so that they’re a bit more consistent – sternguard and veterans get nicer shoulder pads (the metal ones from Games Workshop), sternguard with their special issue ammo get the deathwatch boltguns with ammo selectors (also from that kit), normal marines get standard boltguns and plainer Inquisition shoulder pads, and veterans get forgeworld boltguns.
Thus, I’ve changed out Kantor’s bolter for a forgeworld one.
Dorn’s Arrow goes pre-heresy
Similarly, I’ve swapped out the Librarian’s bolt pistol for one from forgeworld as well.
Forgeworld Bolt Pistol
Along with this, I’ve redone the apothecary I did ages ago for a Deathwatch RPG campaign, so that now his gun is magnetised and swappable for a bolt pistol (since apothecaries don’t get special ammo in 40k, if I ever actually use an apothecary in a command squad that is), and given him a nicer shoulder pad.
Shoulder Pad (I went a bit overboard with the wash though…)
I also edge-highlighted his reductor arm in white, to make it pop a bit more (as it looked a bit too grey before).
Re-highlighted the reductor arm, to make it a bit more white
As I promised last week, here are the painted photos of my Salamanders Movie Space Marines. I also did up a Vulkan conversion for them, although he’s a lot plainer and cleaner than the standard-sized Games Workshop model.
My view of the Salamanders chapter is that of pragmatic steadfastness, with individual members being largely self sufficient (hence being able to maintain their own wargear). They wouldn’t go over the top with extras – good-quality, working wargear would be the priority, with only a little ornamentation for more important members (or those with a bit more time on their hands).
I’ve always been a fan of clean-looking space marines too, rather than those with lots of “bling”, and I hadn’t painted much green (and still haven’t since then) so Salamanders were my choice of chapter.
More photos below (like last week, sorry for the smallish sizes – I should really do a re-shoot of these figures):
I did these ages ago, but I kept forgetting that I had pictures of them to post up. So, finally, here are my artscale Space Marines, which I modelled to use as Movie Space Marines (where one tactical squad in a rhino is 1500pts!).
Inspired by various other modellers, but most notably Lamenter and Apologist (with his Praetors of Calth, Imperial Fists, and Sons of Horus), I decided to give the Artscale/Truescale/Big Space Marine craze a go. These have long since been finished and painted as Salamanders, but here are the unpainted shots of my 10 “biggerised” space marines.
Sammael the Grotslayer (previously known as Sammael, Master of the Ravenwing)
Here are some photos from ANUCON2013 which was held last weekend! Sorry there aren’t as many compared to previous years – I forgot my proper camera on both days (silly me!) and had to make do with my phone’s camera, which was less than ideal.
I took about twice as many photos as there are in this gallery, but the others were all either horribly out of focus, horribly washed-out or under-exposed, making them practically useless. Apologies to anyone’s army who doesn’t appear here – I did take pictures of nearly everyone’s stuff but the quality of my photos left a lot to be desired.