The first of many

well, for my return to the blogsphere, i’ve decided to use the most predominant of my interests as the first post; Warhammer 40k Figurines. So sit back and enjoy.

first up, the now almost completed 2nd Tactical Squad. the only things left to paint up are the faces of the sergeant and the 2nd in command and to decide what goes upon the banner. i have acquired a devastator set and now my squad is now fully armed with a melta and a multi-melta. after i plated a few games with the previous list, i’ve made changes to the entire strike force and my sergeant no longer sports a power weapon as my playing style negates the use of melee weapons as i prefer guns over blades. this squad is now adapted to be the forward advancing squad hence the meltas.

Backpack Ornaments for all 😀

and this is the also nearly completed 3rd Tactical Squad. once again, the faces and banners are yet to be painted as well as to find a “hood ornament” for one of the marines. i’ve seem to have used all of mine. this squad is the support squad and brings plasma firepower to bear for the task of carrying out violent arguments with the enemy’s heavy infantry and tanks.

i’m rather proud of the tone of bone i achieved through various trails and errors

this is the HQ. after playing a few games, i have decided to rip of his storm shield and power weapon and to replace them with a lightning claw and hellfire boltgun. he has also been downgraded to a Captain instead of a Chapter Master as i saw better use of the points instead of having an orbital bombardment for 25 pts. he now advances with the 2nd Squad to give them support with his bolter (which has made him infinitely less useless as he now shoots) and to give them an edge in close combat with his lightning claw if an enemy so much as dares to assault them. the servo skull (as i believe it is called, please correct me if i made an error) is there to represent the fact he has an Iron Halo which gives him an invulnerable save. and the fact it looked good 😀

the dreadnoughts are now fully completed. on the left is Brother Marbas encased in his Ironclad Dreadnought body. on the right is Brother Gadreel within his Dreadnought body. not much have been done to these two except for some highlights which might be a tad difficult to see.

and now, for the recently procured units. i’ve bought the remainder of the units required to make up my 2000 pt army which included a drop pod, a Land Raider, a Terminator Squad, 2 Land Speeders and a Thunderfire cannon. the pictures of the rest will be posted soon. excluding the TFC which i hate to the ends of Earth. the damn metal figurine of the cannon itself does not fit together is any semblance of being fused and i’ve toild countless hours filing and filling cracks and holes with the green stuff to the point of frustration. i really hope Games Workshop releases a Fine Cast TFC so that i can chuck the metal one at people who displease me. its be called by my friends as the TFC, The F*****d-up Cannon. pardon the language but the both of us with our combined might still couldn’t put it together

Deathwing Terminators WIP. the highlighting took forever to do but it results make it all worth the effort. i chose to do the Deathwing over the conventional Guardians Of the Covenant scheme because it matches up with the fluff and i like the colour scheme.

and here is the same Terminator fully painted up and equipped with his Assault Cannon which would soon be magnetized as i will switch between the Assault Cannon and the Cyclone Missle Launcher from time to time and depending on the game. the colour scheme of the shoulder pad kinda reminds me of a candy cane which makes me chuckle when i see it.

and here is the mighty Land Raider

and update with pictures of the Drop Pod, Rhinos, Thunderfire Cannon and Land Speeders would be up soon 😀


About Manfred Tham

Manfred can typically be found hiding from people behind his computer screen or a tall pint. However you can easily contact him in any given video game where he will either insult you or be really nice to you. In addition his nerdiness transcends the digital plane when he partakes in the arcane rituals of rolling dice in both table-top and board games. Disregarding the countless hours he has logged into games, Manfred loves nothing more than cooking food to satisfy his craving for Northern European cuisine or to sip away from the many bottles of whiskies he fondly defaults to. Manfred is also what is commonly known as a “metalhead” with a penchant for both symphonic and power metal. Manfred summarises his life philosophy with a quote by Samuel L.Jackson, but it has been redacted for being far too vulgar.

Posted on May 31, 2011, in Warhammer 40k Figurine Painting and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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