Monday, 25 August 2014

Oh Dear....I've Done It Again!!!

It's been a while since I posted but I've started a new position which sees me doing a lot of moving around...and then I get bored with a Wi-Fi connection (which is dangerous)...and buy stuff.

Hence I now have another 40+ Praetorians to paint up.

As mentioned in an earlier post, these will be painted up using a pseudo Rifles scheme with the intention of them being Veterans so they stand out from the standard Redcoat trooper.  Kind of like companies of the better trained and equipped  95th and 60th Rifles being attached to Line Regiments during the Peninsula Campaign.

The challenge awaits, but update phots may only be posted on Saturday nights.  I'm thinking Caliban/ Dark Angels Green for jackets and trousers with Castellan Green for epaulettes and webbing.  I'm undecided for the helmets at the moment.  I will probably go for a wood effect on the lasgun furniture for a Baker Rifle feel.

The Curious Constructs bikers will be painted up in the same scheme.


Saturday, 12 July 2014

I'm A Sucker for Steampunk!!!

Well, this  second Col Gravis Kickstarter is six days old and I'm sad to say I was only backer number two!!  I wasn't quick enough to be the first.

I'll be eagerly awaiting my initial two batteries (approx arrival Dec) but what weapons to go for?

I'm liking the flak concept as a possible Defence Line stands in/ counts as.

How about a Colt revolver inspired cannon?

The basic Heavy Calibre machine gun.

Plus, future platforms may provide some Ork Mek Gun goodness.  I still have the Tesla cannon barrels from the first KS left over and they can be suitably Orkified.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Hmmm...Bits for new Orks. Ramshackle Games Kickstarter

I couldn't resist and have dropped a pledge for this bad boy from Ramshackle.

What it ends up as depends on the new Ork Codex so either Trukk/ Battlewagon base or not so much a looted Leman Russ but one knocked together by a Mek after seeing a Russ in action.

Should be available in August so that's another project in the bank.

Friday, 25 April 2014

252 Original GW Praetorian models

In answer to a question I was asked, there are 252 metal GW Praetorians in my army.

I considered trying to fit in the Mordians and Vic Lamb Highlanders but, that's a no go.

Basically enough for 3 full platoons (Command Squad + 5 Squads) and an Armoured Fist Platoon (Command + 4 mounted Squads).  Some models left over for Heavy Weapon Squads and one 3 melta Special Weapon Squad.

Company Command Squad with the metal Bone 'Ead as Nork Deddog.  I'm considering gluing on the Commissar Cap and Loudspeaker from the plastic set to this model.   Curious Constructs Tank Commander is sitting proudly in the turret.

Showing my age again.  I can remember when I thought that was a nice colour scheme.  Someone has a date with a Dettol bath before becoming the Army's Enginseer.

 1st Platoon
  2nd Platoon

  3rd Platoon

 Curious Constructs Heavy Weapon pieces...

...led by the Bombardier.

Armoured Fist Platoon

 My original Rough Riders converted from Rogue Trader models.

Full squad of 10 Vic Lamb miniatures. 

 I used to use the bods above as Storm Troopers but I will probably re-cat them as Veterans

I'm an Iron Maiden fan don't you know.  This banner is NOT hand painted!

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Production Line Day 11..and BOOM!, they're done.

As per the title, all 39 complete.

Time to add them to the spares from previous projects and see how they fit in with the rest of the army.

What else needs to be done?

1. Finish Tank Commanders
2. Finish Scions
3. Build Hydra
4. Await delivery of Pask.
5. Finish Rough Riders
6. Finish Motor Bike Squadron
7. Finish off Highlander's kilts
8. Fight the urge to buy the Hammer of Cadia box!

plus so much more!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Production Line Day 10

Staying motivated and with the help of what looks like a bunch of Dog Toffee weather today, I should have these fellas finished.

Weapon casings, uniform eagles and buttons, chinstraps and helmets and that's another 39 Guardsmen ready to muster.

Now should I pick up any more, I may do some Rifles green troops.  Keep Heavy Weapons out and each Platoon can have a squad as an attachment.  Something along the lines of how the 95th and 60th were used in the Peninsula. 

Or could that be how I paint up my Veterans.....?

That's how new projects are born.....

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Production Line Day 9

Slow progress yesterday but as a plus point I have now seen the latest Muppets movie.  Some weapons basecoated and those will be finished off over the course of today.  Time to paint cuffs and scabbards as well.