Up tonight in this snowy blizzard working on some UM heresy. Here is a Vet Sgt that's in the making. Shield needs to dry a bit before I can clean him up. Rest of the squad is built too but they are generic and thus not worth a picture. These guys are going to be red marked.
Shield is that top turret hatch that comes in two pieces (included for tons of imperial vehicles). It was shaved down and then given a greenstuff outer skin for smoothness and the patch the middle seem. Took maybe 5 minutes, super simple.
Finished up a land raider phobos (mars pattern because I didn't feel like forgeworlding) for my 30K UM. Nothing special, but I did snag two sets of recast UM doors off eBay for 12 bucks. Next up is a five man plasma squad and then a red marked vet squad.
Busy sleepless night, finishing up a bunch of stuff.
First, dkok. Nothing special, just basic tabletop nothing more.
Then did my Tartarus Terminis for my 30k UM. Not a lot of detail on these models I must say. Once the decals are on and I add some white frills, they should pop a bit more.
And now a 5 man legion support squad with plasma.
Next I finally got around to doing my primus medicae special model. Gotta say, not a pretty model. Lot of clunky detail that didn't help the aesthetic or his size. But it's done. Did like how the blood packs came out on the back. God bless ardcoat.
And I added to that Sgt with the shield I posted earlier. Must admit, I really think this was a cool idea if I can gush over my own thing. OK back to being moderately humble...
My roommate and I are splitting the overkill game, with me taking the DW and him the cult. The rhino will be used for my 30k UM (I decided to not use the true forge world due to money and not wanting to wait) and was payment from a guy for painting two assault bikes. Then the MKIV squad was a spur of the moment purchase after a friend had two of these bad boys left over and I now needed a vet squad to out them on...
OK so the last vet squad I did (still only half painted) is no longer going to be red marked. Instead the motley band of vets I threw together last night shall be instead. As such, I wanted to each guy to be a bit unique,a mix of armor marks, weapons, heads etc. The Sgt is similar to the last one but a bit more extravagant. He too got a special shield, cut down from a custodes shield to show the ultima symbol. Still needs cleaned up a bit but what do you guys think?
Thanks man, they were fun to paint but stressful. I've gotta stop getting roped into these commissions (I can't ever say no haha). But work on models has been slow, I'm in one of those patches were I just can't get motivated to paint.
I do however have something for you guys. Our stores 1 year anniversery is coming up and any of you have been around GW stores knows we take it relatively seriously. So in celebration, our manager "commissioned" me to whip up a model for a give away at the party. I give you "The Giant Party Scene". WIP
The giant has a noise maker in his mouth, shades on his eyes, and 1 year chain around his neck.
The crew yelling "Surprise!" From behind the couch (The sign/lamp will say the same). The candles in the cake are arrows.
And Slamedbro with a passed out gnoblar in front of the keg.
It's like the giant kit was made just for this occassion!
I must say I've been a bit lazy when it comes to painting recently, especially on gw models. That being said, a bunch of the guys at my shop (the gw manager included) have committed some heresy and started flames of war. We have a US airborne player, two russians, and a German (the manager himself) so I went a different way and chose the Brits. I wanted them to be a more elite brigade so I chose to represent the Guards Armored Division. My infantry is drawn from the 1st Battalion Welsh Gaurd, 32ND Guard Brigade and I've painted up a company of them thus far (still needs a matte varnish and basing). The artillery is from the 55th (Wessex) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery and so far only holds two 25 pdr guns and command. I just bought two 6 pdr anti tank guns today that will be representive of the 21st Anti-tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Next will be more guns, some mortars, and then some tanks. So here ya go...
Full army shot, as it stands ~950 pts.
Company Command Team
Field Artillery Command Staff (needed a table stand in so I made a tree trunk with maps haha)
25 pdr gun
Infantry rifle/MG team
And two shots of my game today. I ran the guard company out of the market garden book with 4 full platoons and command, two armored platoons (2 Shermans and 2 fireflys each), 2 25 pdr guns, and a platoon of US airborne in support (I borrowed these and the tanks from my roomate). He was playing Soviets and ran an all tank list, some 25 or so in total. The game ended in stalemate with all of his T-34s in smoking ruin while his stronger tanks survived on the other flank.
It's blood for the blood god highlighted with the red gem paint on the drippy bits and then hand painted gore on the cloth itself since blood kinda looses it's shine on cloth.
And flames of war is actually super simple mechanics and quick to learn. Special rules up the complicated level but still on the easy side as far as most games go. You can get started for ~150 bucks for a decent sized force too depending on what you want to do, especially with the use of other companies models (read:plastic soldier company). Other party models are completely compatible as long as theyre in scale (15mm) and battlefront actually has no problem with people using them.
Oh, I really like the way you've used those technical paints together, I'm totes stealing that. I do have a couple of FoW models lying around, just a couple of tanks I took a fancy to. I'll have to think about taking it up after I paint them.
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