18 Jul 2009

Done, Done, Done and PIP

So I thought I'd do a post for each completed squad, so that I could track my progress via the "Done" label on the right, but it seems I'm too lazy, so I'm just going to lump these three squads together. Two were painted at the same time anyway, and the painting points total will do just as well for tracking purposes.

I do have the majority of one more squad of Cadian hybrids done, but haven't gotten round to finishing the flamer-guy and the vox-caster's head due to my Paint or Die 2 competition entry taking up the entirety of my (meagre) hobby time.

Anywho - on to the good bit: Piccies!

Attention! Squad:

2nd Squad, 1st Platoon:

And Penal Legion:

So next on the bench are the final elements of the 2nd squad of 2nd platoon, then these guys:

Once they're done, I'll have two troops choices, so I'll be concentrating on getting the company command to a minimum standard so that I have a minimum strength force (of 60 models, sigh...)

Catch you later!

19 Apr 2009

WIP: Heavy Bolter Teams + Converted Cadians

Hello again guys. So... Heavy weapon teams. I have to admit, I did try the diagram I drew on my previous Planning post. It ended up rather fail - then again, my compass wasn't designed to take a hobby knife... I got the two circles of plasticard out ok, but then had to cut out the base for the models as well. In the end, it ended up looking a bit messy and had taken me four hours... not an efficient use of time. So, I plumped for 40mm bases (because I have tons of them) and I think they turned out quite well. In the end, I'm only likely to play friendly games anyway. If someone has a problem with that, I can just plump the whole model on a 60mm circle for measuring purposes.

So here they are:

I apologise for the bad picture quality - my camera cut out half-way through the shoot. That means you don't get to see the other sergeant and flamer guy to the right of that picture or the way the rifle-armed models on the hw teams are magnetised so can be removed for wound-counting.

I also have these guys:

They're being prepared for the ATTENTION! Contest started by Equinox over on his blog.

The rules demand mostly GW models (though conversion is ok), and that the squad be a legal choice in the new codex. I'm pretty sure these guys should be ok: 10 men, sergeant, grenade launcher and vox. They're missing three heads, but they will be attached when my next pig iron order comes through.

As I have a grand total of 30-odd cadians, I'm thinking I'll buy some spare heads and get neck twisting. They will be a platoon attached to my main army from a different Helghan battalion to explain the difference in uniform.

Cheers guys!

8 Apr 2009

Helghan progress (better pics)

Quick one: I'm late for dinner...

Sergeant and squad:
And a hint of things to come...