Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"Like Ghost from the night"

           In an attempt to keep myself motivated with this blog I've decided each week i'm going to try to post something of my work. Last time i posted a picture of my Pardus 8th armored Salamander (still unnamed by the way) that i had bought from Ebay.

Having shown the pictures to Pwnzilla 789 and Renegade09, I felt that i had not truly accomplished what i set out to do with this dream vehicle of mine. So one bright Saturday afternoon i tore apart the Salamander and put her back together.

The new design was based upon the Set-Back Chimera popularized by "The back 40k" blog that i had used on his tutorial to build my own set back Chimera that had been given to me for my birthday. The new Chimera has been built and assembled. She turned out really nicely and i hope to get her painted up soon.

Another key step that i accomplished was finishing my two Tanith heavy weapons teams (HWTs) of 3. With those now accomplished I have tidied up the last of the models I need to run my Tanith force.

While building the HWTs I was able to make another few figures to finish up my own verison of Ibram Gaunts Company command squad. These characters are left to right including Ana Curth, Gaunts aide, the priest, and his body guard. Im not sure i'll ever get the chance to run them as a command squad but the idea of two command squads is hard to pass up in a 2000+ point game.
With classes started up again and all three of us headed back to school im not sure how many updates we will be able to get in. So i hope you all can encourage us and keep us rocking.

Till next time keep rolling those dice and may the odds be ever in your favor!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Farewell to Summer, Hello to modeling projects!

In the Grim dark future of the 41st millennium there is only war..

        Of course anyone that has spend time in the warhammer 40k universe will tell you that but you came here to see what has been going on with our blog lately. First off we must apologize for the lack of updates since January. With starting spring semesters and one of our own going to a Masters program the time to update the blog has become lessened over the course of 2014. This summer has also seen no reprieve from work, school, and other real life activities that have kept us from updates.

This article has been a weird place holder for some time now. At first we were going to do product reviews on a few items that we bought. We also discussed reviewing other games and Role playing games such as Fantasy Flights Games (FFG) Edge of the Empire. None of us felt that we could get the time to write what we truly wanted to say out.

 My Tanith Heavy Weapon teams have been stripped and are nearing completion of being redone fully. Having looked over them this summer, i felt that they were not up to the standard that i held for the army and decided to strip them and redo them. This summer also saw some birthday money, so i bought this eBay rescue job. She wasn't much to look at but a little tough love and care she was able to be transformed into a vehicle i had wanted for a while. My own Salamander Command Vehicle from the IA:1 2nd ed series.

The Ebay photos
  She arrived just as she looked in the photos and when i finally had the time post birthday experiences i quickly dove into making her shine. Pwnzillia and Renegade both showed up for my birthday which was a welcome occurrence as we hadn't hung out in a long time since i had graduated last winter. They surprised me with another chimera tank new in box so i'll be adding a 3rd chimera to my armored force. Now the question is should i make it a normal chimera or a set back chimera? Ideas? Discussions? Let us know below!
Primed and ready to be painted

Finished pics of the Salamander. Im thinking of naming her "Sally" but one of my brother's friends has recommended "Death Machine." What about you guys? What should this beasts name be?
Side View
Front View

Side View

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