Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Project Crimson Fists: A few things built recently

Below are a few things I built recently for my ever-growing Crimson Fists army. I built a couple Landspeeder Storms with multi-meltas, because outflanking/deepstriking multi-meltas are cool. These Storms are great models, very dynamic and pretty easy to build, even with all the parts. I also built a unit of 5 Scout Bikers. One of these has a plasma pistol and a couple Astartes Grenade Launchers are included for some outflanking rear shots on transports. Three of these I had the old metal models laying around so I bought a couple of the new versions and mixed and matched the bits to customize them a little. I also included a couple pictures of droppods that I built just so I could have 3. This will allow some options with army lists so I can have 2 pods drop at beginning of game. I really like this in some situations.

I recently finished building 2 Landraider Crusaders that are magnetized and can be changed into Redeemers in seconds. In hindsight I should have looked around online and found someone's tutorial on this, but it went kinda smoothly. I will post pics of this on my next post with what little instruction I can offer.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Selling Some of My Rare/OOP Models - Link

I decided to throw up the ebay link to the models I posted last week. I finally got around to listing them.

Next post I promise to show some actual hobby stuff.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Selling Some of My Rare/OOP Models

The time has come to sell some more models that I like, but don't have time for. My want for newer models and my current army building has lead me to dig out some of the below models to sacrifice. Check out what I have below, all will be hitting the ebay in a couple days. I will post a link when they are put up. I have been procrastinating on this for a while because I hate the ebay and all the hassle with selling so many different items. Oh, and the constant percentages of money they take with fees. But oh well, it is a necessary evil if I want new bits. However, if anyone wants this lot or some of these before I put them on shoot me an email.

Usually, I wouldn't stoop to trying to offload these models on the blog, but I really need some new m0dels, and I do get tired of Ebay.

Monday, November 2, 2009

FTW Collaborative: Must-Have Unit

I thought this would be a good time to start participating in the FTW Collaborative posts. My must-have unit has to be Plague Marines when playing Chaos. Not only is the fluff and models great, the rules aren't half bad either. My love for Plague Marines started back in 3rd edition with the codex having Nurgle-specific rules(I miss the Legion specific rules). Now, when playing Chaos I always try to squeeze in two units of 7 Plague Marines riding in a rhino. Usually, one of the units has 2 meltas, a champion with powerfist and Icon for deepstrikers or daemons. The other unit is usually the same with the exception of having 2 plasmas. I find these units work great for many roles. They can sit on nearby objectives, race to further away objectives, and doubleteam with other units from the army(like Khorne Berzerkers) to make a formidable one-two punch. Plague marines being T5, Fearless and Feel no Pain makes them very hard to remove from cover unless your opponent dedicates a sizable portion of his army to remove them with lots of shooting or a very good assault unit(Blight Grenades help against these).

Below are some pictures of the DeathGuard army I have been cataloging on this blog. I have recently been working on other projects instead of painting this army. I want to get back to the painting, but now I'm living with my mother-in-law(so not as much space as really needed for my painting) and my 19 month-old daughter loves my models, so very difficult to paint while she is sitting on my lap playing in my brush water.

I hope to get in on some more of these collaborative posts in the future. This was fun just talking about I unit I do love to see hit the tables. Soon I hope to be posting some things I am building for my ever-growing Space Marine army.