Monday, 28 April 2014

Astra Militarum – Models I can’t use anymore!

Among the changes to this codex, a number of models were rendered, well useless..

Not “this unit is crap now” but either “this unit doesn't exist anymore” or “this unit cant have that weapon anymore”

sadly this has affected a couple of models I’m quite fond of.


Obviously everyone knows Marbo is gone. now I'm a bit miffed form a gameplay point of view cos he was good fun, but i am not honestly that cut about regarding my model, its not my best conversion or paintjob.. still, it’s a model i just cant use now.


Now these I am miffed about, these are still some of my favourite models, my priests, I took em when they were crap, and now they aren't I cant use my models, – the eviscerator inst an option for them anymore and they come with an autogun not a shotgun. – by the way, good luck finding the autogun in the codex, it isnt there. nor is it in the BRB. I found a line in something that said it was the same stat line as a lasgun, so meh. shame.


Also quite sad about these two. these were my company command bodyguards. sure they could be platoon sergeants, and most likely will be as I put together a blob squad, but that’s not the point, – I don't want to have to get a frankly horribly ugly box of ogryn to use as a bodyguard. I cant see the benefit of that as the nork deddog model is oop. I guess they are hoping that this move will make us buy the box set. If only someone would explain to them that what makes us buy box sets is good models combined with rules….

On the positive side… anyone else interested in sergeants with boltguns?

Anyway, that's what the new codex has taken form me, – oh and I need to repurpose a few things obviously as primacy changes codex to codex.. but that's another topic.

What is most notably missing from your army now? apart form its name that is :)

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Astra Militarum Taurox Prime Halftrack conversion

So this is what I went with after consulting the hivemind.


I reshaped the wheel arch and added a mudflap.


The front profile will change, some pieces are not yet attached for ease of painting, and most of the weapons are magnetised.


I say most.. I have a habit of magnetising a full set of weapons then only running it in one configuruation but codex changes still make this valuable (for instance if i paint some already magnetised rocket pods, my expensive low capacity vendettas can be valkyries)


There we go, one slightly less goofy looking (imho) APC.

Thanks for the input chaps.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Astra Militarum Taurox – Halftrack Question

Quick question as i sit here pondering and building..

One big one..


Or two little ones?


I think i lean towards the two little ones, but not sure enough to plough on with the glue as the wheel arch looks less accomodating to two, but the body of the vehicle is more balanced….. thoughts?


I’ll post my thoughts on the kit once it’s together, for now, I'm working out the magnetisation.. 

Friday, 18 April 2014

Arbites Enforcer WIP Paintjob

So I thought I'd share unfinished work, something i don't do often enough, usually by the time i post I'm “done” whether i could do more or not.


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Secret point score objective markers

And the usual rambling apology/explanation…


Let’s begin with these.. not happy with the paint, but they will server, it was all a bit too turquoise in the end and I didn't have the patience to fix it..

Where have I been the last few weeks? well nowhere really. i got a bit busy at work, and i lost my mojo a bit, I was trying to push my painting at the same time feeling frustrated with what i was doing, so its time for a freshen up, and a refocus, and a bit of a harder push. yeah, i know.

I was burning out on wolves, but they represent the biggest pile of unpainted plastic I have so i felt I “had” to make progress… never a good thing for a hobby.

I also had to play through the new module for Shadowrun returns :) oh and play through Jagged alliance back in action a few times too, just to make sure :) Yes. I am that kind of nerd.

Don't get me wrong, I still feel that I need to make progress on the wolves, but I'm trying to rekindle the joy. that starts with finishing the display piece I was working on, segues into working on another display piece or two, and is accompanied by picking up a scion and a taurox box to see if i could make them less ugly. I think my biggest issues with what GW have shown is the paint, so its time to test that, plus they would have to fit with my Kasrkin and Elysian/Cadian army.

Anyway, yeah, this is how these work:

DSC_8417 DSC_8418 DSC_8419

All done with magnets. :)

I’m in for a busy Easter but I'll try to catch up with some content.

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