Saturday, 22 February 2014

Forge World Legion Reconnaissance Squad

Well... Forge World (or should I say Forge Wolf, wolfwolfwolf) doesn't actually have much specifically Wolfy to offer me. 

But with the ample spare parts a box of Grey Hunters provides I can make these Recon Marines into stealthy Grey Hunters... or proxy Scouts if need be.

The wolves need more plasma to deal with those pesky Tau crisis battlesuits...

The beginnings of a 10 man squad, probably to be led by a stealthy Wolf Priest with Saga of the Hunter.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Land's Speeder

Dreadnought, courtesy of Protocol-9
About 9 months ago I decided I wanted to paint a Space Marine army. Warhammer Fantasy had been a passion for me in my teens. I met some of my best friends at my school’s Warhammer Club ( those same friends and I later went on to run it) and have fond memories of visiting Games Day and painting everything from Lizardmen to Epic 40k, Gorkamorka and Battlefleet Gothic.

Now that I have disposable income - what better way to dispose of it? It was easy to persuade a friend at work to join me on this escapade and so we set out to make modest, 500 point armies. Nearly a year later and we have several thousand points each... I should have seen this coming.

I chose Space Wolves as my army because I approved of their shamanistic ways, have a thing for vikings and because out of all the chapters (save Salamanders) they are definitely the Good Guys in an unrelentingly grimdark setting. We wolves ignore the dictates of the Codex Astartes and the Inquisition and do our own heroic, axe-wielding space-viking thing. Wolfwolfwolf!

Here are some shots of one of my recently completed landspeeders, tarnished and barely functioning but proudly bearing the marks of a thousand conflicts (given the nature of landspeeders… maybe just a handful of conflicts).

I chose to leave off the iconic Space Marine pauldrons from these speeder pilots. Excessive shoulder pads just get in the way in the cramped cockpit. It's probably based off the Ford KA STC.