Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Circle of Life

You can't buy an army without breaking the bank.  Is that how it goes? Well, I have a fair number of extras so before I go crazy buying new(ish) minis, I figure I ought to pad the 'ol PayPal account.

In the incredibly unlike event a person reads this blog-post in the next 10 days, the items for sale are listed HERE.

Among the treasures for sale, some very old school Space Marines.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Necrons, old school of course.

I love metal minis.  I'm sure it's because I grew up with them, and the look and feel and weight all seem more 'right' than with any other common material.  I have grudgingly accepted plastic as the material used by GW. If metal isn't an option, plastic is certainly a better choice than resin, which was just always awful.

8th edition teaser article was about Necrons, I dug mine out.  My son has a proper Necron army, but these guys are mine.

The whole cadre.

Necron Lord (whatever they're called now) and four Immortals.

We're going to keep calling these 'Destroyers', because close enough.

A couple of these bases are resin casts, but it's so hard to tell which, it doesn't matter.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

Ultramarine Rogue Trader Bikes and 2nd Edition Predator Annihilator

The Ultramarines have been getting a big boost lately as I've managed to finish a nice assortment of models that have been half-done or not done for ages. 
The Heavy Bike has been done for a long time, but it was pretty lonely (and vulnerable) so now it's got five pals.

This might be my favorite tank now. I rotated the top-piece (requiring a bit of stressful chopping up of the tank underneath) so the turret sits at the back of the tank rather than the front. While certainly less practical, the look references the original Predator model. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

We Ride!

Since I just bought Astra Militarum, I decided I'd work on my Rogue Trader Ultramarine army.

After years of rattling around in my bits box, I decided it's really time to build and paint this bike squad. The old "Vincent Black Shadow" bike minis are pretty cool. In fact, they are my favorite of all the Space Marine bike designs, despite being the smallest by far. 

Due to a shortage of right arms, two of these bikers are holding bolters. One of them, the sarge, isn't even holding the handlebars (he's that good.)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Vanguard Vets Double Trouble

Both of these squads, if played as outfitted, are stupid expensive point-wise.  Do I care? Not so much. Look how cool they turned out!

Rogue Trader Era Ultramarines.  Power Axes x4, Power fist for Sarge.
255 pts

Mentor Legion Vanguards Vets.  Twin Lightning Claws x2, Lightning Claw & Storm Shield x2, Sargent w/ Twin Power Fists.
330 pts (!)

I'm looking forward to fielding both of these squads, even if they chew up too many points to be competitive.