Thursday, January 9, 2014

Getting ready for the big game

This Saturday, we have a huge game of 40k going on.  This is not Apoc, just a 8-man, 3000 point per person battle.  We're doing Chaos vs. Imperium.
I will let you know how it goes afterwards.  For now, here is a pic of my army.  I still need to remove about 100 points, most likely just the chaplain. 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

White Scars Standard Bearer Painted

     I got the standard bearer for my Bike Army finished!!!   Essentially the same procedure for converting this guy as I did for the Champion.  I didn't like the banner that comes with the Command Squad box because it looks too static.  It's made to hang straight down, and this guy is driving too fast for that.  So what I did was to take a piece of the brass rod from my pinning set and cut is to length for the cross bar that the flag hangs from.  Then I added glued it in place, and added a HUGE drop of glue where they meet so it would hold as long as possible without breaking off.  I have a better ideas for the actual banner to come.  After that, it was the standard paint job.  Here are the other pics I took.

     I have a sheet of Banners that are printed on canvas.  I'm going to experiment with gluing them in a dynamic pose and then get one on the bike.

     Thanks for checking it out.  The other two dudes are coming along nicely and should be up soon.  My work is shut down for the 3rd shift starting at midnight.  If they call off everyone tomorrow, I'm gonna get them BOTH painted!!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

White Scars Champion Painted!!!

     I had a little time over the break.  Between family and parties and friends and a sick wife and getting my face drilled at the dentist, I managed to finish the champion for my command squad.

     Pretty basic conversion using standard biker legs and the bits from the command squad for the top half.  I did have to chop off the bottom of the torso that hangs below the belt so he could fit.  Now the little shrine belt buckle thingy sits right on top of the gas tank.  Other bits I used were from the old metal Scout Bikers including the Shotgun in a holster on the front wheel and the gear on top of the rear wheel.

     The fairing in front of the handle bars is from the White Scars Commander bike, and the Plasma Talons are the actual bits from a Dark Angels Ravenwing Command Squad.  (I showed how I modified them to fit on a standard bike fairing in an earlier post.)  I also have been mounting the antenna/skull thing on the right side of the seat instead of behind it.  I like the lower profile and having it at an angle, too.

     I'm certainly hoping the rest of the squad will be easier to paint since they have fewer details.  However, I have a feeling I might need to magnetize a few arms here and there to get all the options I want.  Next up is the Standard Bearer.  I can use my custom made cloth banner with him and I hope it turns out looking as good as the rest.

     Here is my HQ for the Dark Angels list so far....

     Thanks for checking out my stuff!!!