BIG update time.
Boltgun Scout Squad 2 - 5 metal and 1 plastic dudes. The plastic dude was painted up as the Sergeant because he's got the white skin. And yes, that's the metal Missile Launcher Scout. Jes Goodwin did a great job on the metal scouts, but I hope he didn't do the ML dude because it suuuuuucks in comparison. Heck, I'm not a fan of Scouts using a ML, but I had the model and my goal is to paint like crazy to get an army ready for the table and the score on the ETL. If I ever use this guy, you'll know about it.
Shotgun Scout Squad 3 - 4 metal and 1 plastic. Again, the Sergeant is the plastic one. He's also close to mustering out of the 10th Co (see his black eyes?)The arms come from the Scout Bike box and there was a bit of fortune here: I had a spare torso and legs, but not arms for a shotgun. Scounging for bitz, I came up with the "the Sergeant is throwing a grenade, look out!" pose. That or eBay for bitz, and if I'm going that far why not just buy another metal scout? Nah, let's make the Sergeant different than the rest, in pose and substance (literally).
Assault Squad 7 - To my surprise, I only took one completed shot of the squad (and I'm not going back for more). The pic shows the varied locations I placed the Assault icon as an answer to my own question in post 15 above. It should be obvious in this pic that one marine has the Deathwatch pauldron. Man, I bought that pack years ago and it's just cool to have a dude or two represent their service. Before the Sternguard plastics came out, I set aside soem bitz to make a plastic squad with the bolters from the metal set. That idea may be going the way of the Dodo though ...
Sniper Scout Squad 7 - 5 metal scouts. This has to be the most boring squad I'll ever own due to the static poses. I mean, that's the way it was back in the day. So, as much as the current Scout models get some grief, the varied poses keeps them fresh. Needless to say, like the other squads, odd-man-out is the Sergeant. Unlike the Ninja Squad's Sergeant, I decided this squad will be lead by a dude close to transferring out of the 10th Co, hence his solid black eyes. Maybe it's just easier to paint ...
Chapter Master Shrike - Metal Vanguard Veteran w/ RT-era Jump Pack. I've told this dude's story elsewhere. Want to hear it? Hear it goes: I am not a fan of the current Shrike model. Needing to be a special snowflake for my army, I wanted a model that used Corvus armor and this guy was it. Being metal I had to cut/shave off the right arm. Since only the Space Wolves had Lightning Claws worth a darn, I got a pair and did some chopping. Well, clearly I could have used the current VV LCs for this model, but I already had the work done back in 2012-ish, so I stuck with what I had for the sake of histoy. The Jump Pack will be replaced by a Dark Fury pack I got off eBay But that'll be for another time. I'm thinking a full white JP, what do you think?
Captain - Korvydae? Nah, coincidence. This is the Games Day 2008 dude Since my single-thruster pack did not make it in time, I settled on a regular Jump Pack. I deliberately kept the pack from of embellishments because I really want that single thruster on him! I looked around the internets and found several versions with a helmet on, but decided against that in order to keep the model as whole as possible.
Land Speeder Tornado "Darkwind" - That's right, the "unique" vehicle from the Kauyon expansion. IAfter reading the booklet and studying pics, I decided the crew was to come from the 7th Co, thus the purple trim. Obviously, that means the crew was also Tactical Marines. Since the vehicle is Unique, then the pilot is the Sergeant from the Squad. If I may try to be humble, I think that detail really gives the Speeder some character. I also decided to shave off the aquila on the front cowling and use a big Chapter badge. Having some FW brass of the aquila allowed me to place three small ones: 1 up front and 2 on the side of the intake vents.
Venerable Dreadnought 2 - FW model with two FW Autocannon arms. As you will see, these were magnetized because if there is any model in the Space MArine line that should be magnetized, it's Dreadnoughts. They've just got way too many options to keep static, in my opinion. Admittedly, that opinion was formed after I build four Dreads for a previous Chapter in order to accommodate my need for variety. In keeping with the Codex, the number 2 reflects he is the 2nd Dreadnought, while the Roman numeral "V" declares he is part of the 5th Co. So, yes, Solaq has a Ven Dread in his Company! Still, thinking on a name for him.
Again, sorry for the quality of the pics. I swear they look better IRL.
Thank you for looking!
Edited by Race Bannon, 05 May 2017 - 05:33 PM.
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