24 December 2009

Last project for 2009!!

Well it's been a rough 2 weeks.  My laptop broke and took everything with it, and with the holidays I don't feel like looking at it.  But I managed to get myself to finish one last project before the years end.


Here's my completed DH Stormtrooper squad.  These guys will also play as my ST's in my IG army as well, so they are actually duel hatted but hey as long as they the Emperors enemy's that's all that matters.

On a final note for the year,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!   

See you all next year.

12 December 2009

Horus Heresy

This is one game I'm going to have to buy! Coming from a small town in the frozen wastes of Wisconsin getting Updates to or new models for 40K as a kid was always put off until we visited the "Big" city.  Needless to say that wasn't very often.

And when we did go the 2nd problem was that the friends and I always needed (read wanted) more than what we could buy.  16 years later and I have a wife, a car payment and responsibilities that still keep me from getting everything that I need (want) for 40K.   But the Horus Heresy board game is going to have to be one of next years purchases.

On the thirteenth day of Secundus, the bombardment began…

In the greatest betrayal the universe has ever known, the Warmaster Horus – once humanity’s greatest general, now corrupted by Chaos – has turned against the Emperor and hurled the Imperium of Man into ferocious civil war. The galactic conflict has risen to its climax. The Warmaster’s ruinous legions have assaulted Holy Terra itself, the Emperor’s seat. Here the fate of humanity hangs in the balance during the greatest military campaign ever seen.

In the Horus Heresy board game, this legendary battle unfolds across the razed plains of Terra and in the frozen orbit above. Deadly fighting ranges from the Emperor’s golden Inner Palace to Horus’s flagship, the Vengeful Spirit. Taking the side of either traitor or loyalist, two players control either fearless Space Marine legions or deviant Chaos Space Marines, mighty Titans, Imperial Armies both loyal and traitorous, and a fearsome array of other units, including the Emperor and Horus themselves....

Horus Heresy includes over 120 detailed miniature models including 10 plastic terrain pieces, and more than 200 cards to bring this sweeping conflict to life on a stunning map of the war-torn Terra.
 Horus Heresy Boardgame at Fantasy Flight Games

Just reading that gets the blood pumping, wanting to prepare the mighty forces of the Imperial Army to defend Terra.  Now all I have to do is convince the wife and hide the money...


07 December 2009

Stormtrooper Sgt (part 2)

Well I did a little more work on the ST Sgt over the weekend as you can see below.

I removed the powersword and replaced it with a PF that I had in my bitz box.  The PF is actually from the original SM box from way back when and originally had 2 missles on the back.  Those were carefully removed so that they can be used later.

As you can see the highlighting on the fist is a little different, in my mind I envisioned the red highlights to actually be part of the armor color and the grey highlights are just that, highlights.  I still need to paint the unit numbers on, but I need to buy a new bottle of white paint as mine was left next to the heater yesterday and has become a brick...

05 December 2009

Hvy Wpn Squad completed

Just to show that I'm actually making progress... and to give myself a kick in the arse to get back to painting.  Here is my finished heavy weapon squad.  We had company the past week so my hobby time was non existent.

The bases are pretty crappy, but I needed these guys done by tomorrow so I just threw them onto whatever I had lying around.  I've also almost completed the Stormtrooper Sgt. from last post.  He took a little longer than I had planned because I removed the power weapon and replaced it with a power fist.