A solem and holy Candlemass to all you Imperial Citizens out there. And a happy 'whatever foul and depraved worship day' to all Choas and Xenos filth too
Last post before Christmas and possibly the last for the year too with the way things are looking sleep-wise at the moment. Not a lot this weekto show off. Got the rest of the Tactical squad finished finally thanks to some choice heads from a mate finaly turning up:
Nothing too flash but I am really happy with the Comms operator on the left. Here's a close-up:
Just adds a little character to the unit, and if I ever run a Kill Team, I've got that specialist sorted. The antenna is the prow armament off an Imperial BFG ship
The squad all togther:
Still more detailing and cleaning to do on the whole unit but at least it's got 10 members now. You may notice the Sarge now has a Techmarine shoulder pad in place of his clan badge. I'll be giving the squad sergeants these pads and when (IF!!!) I ever get around to painting them I'll be doing the skull red to denote sargeant status (not that hefting a massive axe doesn't mark him out enough). I was toying for a long time with going the Codex Astartes route and giving the sarges red helms and white to denote Veteran status, like I did on a my previous army (see first page), but in the end I thought it would brake up the unit too much. I'm not going as gothic with this army as I did on the last.
There's also been a little more work done to the Iron Father. He's now got a fist-mounted plasma-array (will count as plasma cutter in-game):
I'm still soooo happy with where this guy is going. He's currently sitting at 40 seperate parts (inc. base model) plus plasticard. No greenstuff yet but I'll be keeping that to a bare minimum, just patching and filling. I'm now looking into what to do for the servo arms, scanning the GW and FW range for the choicest parts, and also looking at doing a little work to the axe. I'm thinking of going along the lines of the Custodes weapons and mounting a bolter in the head of the weapon. I've got a cog-toothed blade spare so I'll do a test before I take clippers to the Iron Father proper.
Since I've gone so all-out on this guy I'm looking back at the previous models in the army and they're looking kinda bland or just "not right." The Tactical squad is still WIP so I'm gonna give them a bit of tech-bling and maybe some armour detailing in plasticard like what I've done with the Father. The Librarian I'm still really happy with but I think he just needs a bit more "something" to bring him up to the same aesthetic as his commander. Just a few additions, no other changes as I still love his pose ect... maybe a head-swap... maybe. The Techmarine Gunner for the Thunderfire is another matter entirely. I now hate him. He's too chunky and awkward, his fist-mounted weapons look weird and he's not 'techy' enough. Gonna rip him apart and start fresh using standard Mk X armour, not Gravis variant. Thinking maybe the Captain model as a base so I can keep the tabbard look going from the Iron Father.
Anyway, enough musings and rantings. Happy holidays to all and see you soon with more WIP.
Edited by PowerHungryMonkey, 23 December 2018 - 09:26 AM.