I'll be aiming to try and keep the blog ticking over with regular painting updates and also include the occasional write up of events and stuff I've been to, so for this week it's another painting update.
I've managed to get a fair bit done this week, I say a fair bit, that roughly translates into 5 marines which isn't actually that bad considering I work full time as well. First up are a few more Sternguard for the Fire Hawks, that's the squad up to ten now. If you're wondering where the bits come from, here you go, the Crests, Tabbards and weapon parts are all from Anvil Industry and the Fire Hawk shoulder pads are from my friend Ben over at Master Crafted, really pleased with the shoulder pads the accuracy and detail is some of the best independant stuff I've used, easily up to FW standard if not better, and he can produce any symbol you want, within reason.
I've also painted another couple of World Eaters, I've added a bit more blood to these guys, I want to try and ensure each one is a bit more individual than just a marine in white and blue armour, so they'll each have varying amounts of battle damage and blood etc. It might be quite a task though as the army list I'm currently building to has 40 marines in it.
For game play due to the fact I tend to play the majority of my games at tournaments the World Eaters are going to be played using the Space Wolves Codex, I will however try and ensure that it can be broken down to fit into the Legion army list for club play.
With the first of the pair I tried to capture a little bit of brutality in the blood, he's obviously smashed somebody in the face with his head aswell as placing his bolter in some unfortunates mouth prior to pulling the trigger. Hopefully that translates and I've got the blood in the right place.
With the next guy I just wanted to add a bit more gore overall, hopefully I've managed to capture the brutality of the World Eaters, this will probably be the largest amount of blood that will be applied to an individual, I will be working to try and make sure blood will be placed in appropriate places as the army progresses.
I've got the rest of this squad ready to start and I'm currently in the process of building the rest. At the minute I've got a mkIII squad built, some Cataphracti terminators and a jetbike waiting to be based along with a Contemptor Dreadnought and Demios Rhino still sitting in their bags along with a few other bits. That leads me on to the army list, as I mentioned earlier in the post, it'll be based on the Space Wolf codex for general game play as I think it suits the theme pretty well, it looks something like this;
- Rune Priest
- 5 Wolf Guard, all terminators, 2 combi plasma, assault cannon, wolf claws, frost axes etc.
- Venerable Dreadnought, assault cannon
- 10 Grey Hunters, powerfist, 2 plasma, wolf standard
- 10 Grey Hunters, power weapon, 2 plasma, wolf standard
- 10 Grey Hunters, power weapon, 2 melta, wolf standard, rhino
- 10 Grey Hunters, power weapon, 1 flamer, 1 plasma, wolf standard
- 2 Land Speeders, multi meltas
- 2 Land Speeders, multi meltas
So that's all for this weeks post, I'll do the review of the Eavy Metal Masterclass I attended for next week.