Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Very Very Variant

I love terminators and I also love weird old 40k models. I originally collected this squad because I wanted my army look more modern than the 'beakie' armies which were just being phased out in favor of the flat faced stormtrooper looking models we now call MkVII armor. Mentors were all about cutting age technology (by Imperial standards, anyway) so I collected a couple squads worth of Mk VIII armor plus a very rare Captain in Mk VIII armor for the same reason.  They're all terribly old fashioned now.

 Very distinct from the standard terminators, yet obviously terminators. I have to admit, I don't see how a person would fit in these suits, but that's just a minor detail.

While no longer modern looking, they are still very cool models.

To become a Sargent in this squad, you have get your power fist arm surgically removed and replaced with a power sword arm. Painful, but worth it.  I just did this conversion so the squad could have a properly outfitted sarge.

1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

Chopped of a storm bolter and replaced with an rogue trader vintage assault cannon. This is one of my first conversions ever, done years ago, and it looks fine.


Forward, march!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tank Hunters

One of the first things I bought when I got back into 40k late last year was a squad of Sentinels.  They were missing the bars that enclosed the cab, so when I saw a set of 3 armored Sentinel upgrades on Ebay, I snatched them up.  I also bought 3 Sentinel Lascannons and mounted them with magnets.  My weapon options include 3 Lascannons, 2 multilasers, and one Heavy Flamer.  Basically an anti-tank choice or an anti-personnel choice, depending on the army I'm facing.

If you know me you know I'm a fan of older models most of the time. The guard Sentinels are a big exception. These current models are easily the best version of this unit in the long history of 40k.  I'm keen to use them ASAP.

I cooked up a simple back-story for the squad last night.  Units 1 and 2 are piloted by a couple of hardened veterans, but unit three is always piloted by a rookie because Unit 3 pilots don't live very long. That's why Unit 3 is so beat up.

This Alt-Terminator got his Power Fist chopped off and replaced with a s Power Sword so he can be a legal Sarge. It worked better than I expected.