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Friday, 13 March 2015

Blood angels Tactical Squad finished – last few guys!

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Finally finished this group, Took a wee while among other hobby tasks, but there it is.

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These three were the last models, the Sarge and the special and heavy weapon guy. Three flamers templates from 1 tac squad, at str 3, 4 and 5.

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Heavy flamer guy, getting more comfortable with these now- don't get me wrong, these aren't “display” models, they are tabletop, but the blajnce of speed and result is getting there.

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Sarge, hand flamer and power sword. yeah, it’s that kind of tac squad.

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This guy feels oldschool. I miss beaky lids. so glad theres a bunch in this box.

So that’s a tac squad done. it’ll be a while before I do another full squad, though I might make a smaller one with melta/inferno.

3 comments:

  1. Doh, ate my comment. I used to think beakie lids were silly, and now I kinda of like them too. Nice job on the squad. Flamers looking great!

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  2. Yeah Beakies aren't my cup of tea, not after FW solidly introduced the MkIV and its many variants!

    Great work as always, even for a speed job. With Pod, the squad looks very tidy.

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  3. Thanks for the comments guys.

    For me, the beaky lids were always a big part of what made the GW Sapace Marine unique and I was very sad when the diluted the uniqueness of that original vison with a more standard sci-fi "menacing helmet".

    The shape evokes the 14th century plague doctor mask, and gives the marines a much more sinister aspect - emphasising the early RT era grimdark flavour that first attracted me to 40k - it's the main reason my marines are seldom "clean" and brightly coloured, and if there is a beaky lid, I'll use it :)

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