Salamanders Movie Space Marines (and Vulkan)

Movie Space Marines advance!

Movie Space Marines advance!

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):

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Artscale Movie Space Marines

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!).

Big Marines!

Big Marines!

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.

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More buildings!

So I recently got a package with a lot of packing polystyrene foam – about three times as much foam as actual product I bought – and, with it being in reasonably good condition and in intact sheets, I decided to slap together a few more buildings in the same style as my previous ones. They’re not finished yet – I still have to do all of the balsa wood detailing (supports, doors, windows, and the balcony railings on one). I did get a little more ambitious than last time though, with a few taller builings and some areas for models to actually stand on this time.

More little boxes

More little boxes

This time around, I’ve tried to be a bit better and take more photos as I went… it kinda worked, but I forgot to take photos as I was doing the tiled roof. Oops.

Anyway, some in-progress shots and comments in the small gallery below:

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Photos from ANUCON2013

Sammael the Grotslayer (previously known as Sammael, Master of the Ravenwing)

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.

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Back with new Space Marines

So, after my unplanned two and a half month long hiatus – due firstly because I was finishing my thesis, and secondly because I haven’t had internet for the past week – I’m finally back. I’ll try to get some photos of recent stuff I’ve finished done and uploaded, but no guarantees (since ANUCON2013 is coming up in a week and a half).

And there are new Space Marines.

Space Marine Codex 2013

Spess Mahreens!!!!!!!! (from www.games-workshop.com )

So, I’ve seen the new book, and although I’m slightly underwhelmed (yay… a couple of new toys to go with the new kits and a much-needed revamp of Chapter Tactics) I think it’s generally a good codex. More of my two cents follows…

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Victoria Miniatures: Female Troops Test Scupts (aka Luke has another ‘shut up and take my money’ moment)

So, the highly talented Victoria Lamb (her shop with her already released stuff is here) is scupting up some female trooper versions of her very nice multi-part troopers…

Female test scupts from Victoria Lamb (link to DakkaDakka thread)

Part of me is very glad that they’re not actually done yet, so I haven’t spent any money yet.

Another part of me is very impatiently waiting for them to be released.

Gah!

Gah!

Guess I better start saving up…

Photos from Flight of Truth (Istvann III Phase 2 Legendary Battle)

You shall not pass!

You shall not pass!

Here’s the second of four legendary battles which we played during our Istvann III campaign (however, I don’t have photos of the last one).

The second battle is “Flight of Truth”, with the loyalists (played by Rudi’s guardsmen) attempting to get one of three “voices of truth” to the shuttle and escape. It’s a 1000pt game on a 4×4 foot battlefield, with infantry only. The brave loyalist Imperial Army are faced by my own bi-polar Alpha Legion Terminators (who cunningly painted their armour so they don’t match any space marine legion, adding to the confusion – they ended up playing on both sides during the campaign).

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On the Workbench: Napoleonics and More Napoleonics (and some random stuff too)

Stuff I'm Painting Right Now: Infinity Nomads

Stuff I’m Painting Right Now: Infinity Nomads

Here’s what I’m working on right now: trying to madly finish the last couple of miniatures for my Infinity Nomads. Above are two zonds (Nomad Remotes) – the front one has its black and red areas finished, whereas I’ve just done base-and-shade on the back one.

Why am I trying to finish the Nomads rather than continuing on with more Napoleonics?

Corregidor Jurisdictional Command Starter Pack (from http://www.infinitythegame.com/infinity/en/2013/miniatures/jurisdictional-command-of-corregidor/ )

Yeah, these guys are coming out. I had a “shut up and take my money” moment as soon as I saw them (dammit!).

Stuff that’s in the pipeline:

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