Sunday, April 24, 2011

Random Sunday shot - 1st Squad of my refurbished Space Marines

Here is the first squad of my small Space Marines force.

I can't remember which edition of figures these were, but they came with heads attached to the torso and gems on their aquila instead of skulls. The sergeant figure is a Dark Angels veteran sergeant figure.

My plan is to have three 5-men combat squads, each with a sergeant holding a close-combat weapon and a bolt-pistol, three troopers with bolters, and a trooper with a heavy weapon. The first squad has a heavy-bolter, here a bit I bought off ebay, so the parts don't really fit exactly. This is my favourite version of the heavy bolter.

I have painted them in Dark Angel green, and you may or may not be able to see that the arms of the heavy-bolter trooper is not an exact shade to the rest of his body. Still, it's close enough, given how more than a decade separates the two bottles of paint used.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Refurbishing my Space Marines

I am almost done refurbishing my small Space Marines force.

This Terminator was actually part of my first Space Marines army, which I started about 20 years ago - the tab on this mini reads '1989'.

It was originally painted in white with gold accents, but I have repainted it in the Dark Angels Green with white accents, to match my second army, and rebased it on a 40mm round base, atop an actual piece of stone I picked up on the way home one afternoon. It will be joined by four other Terminators that I have bought off ebay.

This mini has a total of 8 skulls sculpted on it.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Random Sunday shots: AT-43 Kolossus as Space Marine Dreadnought

I bought a box of Rackham AT-43 Kolossus to 'convert' into a Dreadnought for my small Space Marine force, and after three weeks and the purchase of additional bits, here it is!

Well, it's not really a 'conversion', since all I did was to paint it the same colour as my Marines, and put on some 40K bits...

In this view you can see all the three bits that I added: a scroll thing on which I wrote the word 'DEATH' (my Marines have an unhealthy obsession with the subject...), a purity seal (instantly converts almost anything to a 40K item), and the skull decal (like I said, they seem obssessed...). The left side of the Dreadnought is totally unadorned.
The base is a 60mm resin base.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Random Sunday shot: Mule train

I bought and painted these 25mm pack mules from Mega Minis a long time ago, but it's only this last week I finally based them on 40mm round bases.

I hope to use them in a skirmish game soon.