Saturday, November 14, 2009

Humble Beginnings

Finished constructing the last of my initial investment. 495 point force ready for fielding in next Wednesday's Escalation League at Astral Games. I will chronicle my steps towards making this a noteworthy 2500 point, fully painted army.

Details on the specific chapter will be forthcoming, as I haven't decided much beyond a basic colorscheme (bone and dark blue). I think the likeliest would be a Second Founding chapter of the Dark Angels, or just a generic Space Marine chapter.

So far as the general tactics I'm wanting to use, I am planning on fielding very strong close-combat units (vanguard veterans w/ jump packs and dual lightning claws) backed up by a wall of bolter fire, with Dreadnoughts suppressing their vehicle units.


  1. SWEET!

    damn it, I can't figure out how to follow your blag just with my blogspot login... >.<

  2. Really good conversion work there, subtle and full of character. For smoothing greenstuff joins like the ones on your commander, I recommend a paint shaper. It's also sometimes called a clay shaper. It's basically a silicone nub on the end of a brush handle. Get it a little wet or put some KY on it and run it across malleable greenstuff for some smoothness. Here's a link:

  3. Wow. tyvm! I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out how to get the green stuff to behave =D I've been putting off priming my commander because I wasn't too happy at how the green parts looked all tacky...