Sunday, July 24, 2011

First Company taking shape

Here is a quick update, of what I have been up to lately.  The first two squads are almost complete.  They just need to be based with some sand and they'll be ready for priming.  Unlike most lists I've seen floating around the internet, I actually like the assault cannon on my ranged terminators.  Don't get me wrong I have plans to include two CML in my list but I just don't like the thunder hammer cyclone missile launcher spam that I'm seeing everyone use. 

As some of you might have noticed, these are a mix of regular terminators and AoBR terminators.  I have a total of 25 terminators in various stages of assembly on my desk with 10 of them being AoBR and the other 15 being regular or assault terminators.

I have also done some work on one of my 1st company dreadnoughts.  I just love the look of the regular Forgeworld dreadnought.  In my opinion, the FW dreadnought has so much more character than the standard plastic dreadnought without being too gaudy like certain chapter specific dreadnoughts.  Weapons have been magnetized so I can exchange them at will, also the helmet has not been glued yet so I can paint it separately from the sarcophagus.

Last but not least is my Belial count-as.  Definitely going for the thunder hammer / storm shield version to make him more survivable since he lacks an iron halo or eternal warrior.

I wanted to make him stand out from the standard metal space marine terminator captain so I added the pauldron to his left shoulder pad, and sealed the banner slot at the back of his armor with brown stuff.  I also shaved the skull from the storm shield and added Red Scorpion brass etching to it, added one more power cable from the storm shield, added some height to his boots with plasticard and raised him on a bigger salient rock just so he didn't seem that small when compared to the other terminators.  My real goal is to get Forgeworld's Lufgt Huron in terminator armor and use him as the base for a major conversion of my Red Scorpions First Company Captain.  Let me know what you think.  See you with an update in a couple of days.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

First Post for the First Company

This is my first attempt at a blog.  I've always had a soft spot for the Dark Angels, they were my first 40k army.  Actually I built an Angels of Absolution army that I still have and plan to update whenever the next Codex Dark Angels comes out.  But this time I wanted a Deathwing army, only I wanted to make it my own, something slightly different from the standard DW armies out there.  So I decided on an army that's been done many times over but I've never seen done like this: the Red Scorpions first company.  With their predilections of employing apothecaries in most of their squads, a terminator apothecary for the 1st company command squad seems like a perfect fit.  Here is the beginning of my new army and my new blog.  Hopefully you'll like the "Stingwing"