27 June 2012

Assault Marines The first 5

Well I have finished the first 5 of my 10/12 Assault Marines for my Mantis Warriors army.  This set of 5 has the Sgt with a Power Fist, and 1 of the other Marines with a Plasma Pistol. I am holding off on basing them until once I have most of the army completed, or at least the rest of the squad.

The Assault Sgt
 This is the first Squad that has the custom shoulder pads that I made, I think they turned out alright.

Shot of the 5 Squad Members shoulder pads

All 5 together

Also the army painter army green paint was a spot on match to the primer, looks awesome and works great.

Like always questions and comments are always welcome.

23 June 2012

Saturday Snapshot

The five Assault Marines have been finished up, and I have only the right shoulder pads left to finish up on the Assault Terminators.  I'll be making a post later this week with pictures of the Assault Marines.  I have been starting to gather the bits together to build another five or six Assault Marines.

Continuing with my Space Marines
I am also painting another 3 Defiance Games Marines, which once completed will give me a total of 9 built and painted, In the second photo you can see in the lower left corner the Defiance Games Marines, and in the lover right some ships for TI3.

One step back to see everything that I have going on

16 June 2012

Saturday Snapshot

This Saturday I am looking at a near completed Assault Terminator Squad!  I hope to get the decals on them and play a game or two with them.  I also would like to get those damn Tactical Marines Knocked out as well.   I really like using the Army Painter War Paints.  I have now started to save my pennies for the full paint range.

Getting closer to having another unit of Mantis Warriors!

02 June 2012

Saturday Snapshot

Saturday Snapshot, this weekend I am seeing GREEN!  I have primed and am hoping to get the assault squad finished and the assault terminators finished!

Future Mantis Warriors on Deck!

I have been using Army Painter as my primer / base coat, I have not been able to find a color that matches.  Have no fear my saving grace is here just arriving in the mail is the Army Painter Army Green paint that is 100% match of the primer color!  I can't wait to start using it, and get my models finished up and touched up so that they all match.

Army Painter War Paint 100% Match

30 May 2012

Dark Angles Combat Squad

Just about finished with the next two Space Marines, I have finished one of them and the Sgt needs to have a the squad making on the shoulder pad and paint the belt, finally a few little touch ups.

The one finished Space Marine

The Chapter symbol was hand painted, well sort of the sword was part of the shoulder pad.  So all I had to add was the wings.  I think that they came out alright.  I am hoping that I will be able to put the finished combat squad displayed at the local shop in their display case that they have.




The Sgt so far

The 3 together right now

 So here they are, I'm looking forward to getting them knocked out and hopefully on display.

Like always comments and questions are welcome.

29 May 2012

Defiance Games Part 2

So it has been another week and I have painted another 3 of the defiance games UAMC models.  This next set has a medic in the group, so as I am making up special rules I'll have to do something with a medic.  I was thinking something like "feel no pain" I'll figure it out when the time comes.

Next 3 models painted

I went with the same green color for the body armor and helmets, however I did use a different color for the fatigues. Using the green should give them a since of cohesion with the other 3.

I put a small dot in the left shoulder of each model

 The small green dot on the shoulder gives each the idea that they are part of a specific unit or company.  As for painting the models, I like painting them up I can get 3 knocked out in one sitting and still get some progress on my 40K stuff.

The Medic

Questions and Comments are always welcome.

27 May 2012

Saturday Snapshot

Making Progress
 I am planning on painting up a small combat squad of Dark Angles to match the single model that I painted for painting contest awhile ago.  Nobody puts the Mantis Warriors in the Corner... But me... Those guys have been there for quite some time.  I think I might make it a goal to get those guys knocked out.

21 May 2012

Defiance Games

I ordered a box set of the the UAMC Marines from Defiance Games.  I have painted up the first 3 of 24 that were in the box.  I am not sure how I feel about the set, they are nice and easy to put together.  The clean up on the models was easy and the assembly was simple. I am planning on using them in a Zombie type lager scale game. I am going to be putting together in October using the "total arse zombie rules".

First 3 painted

I'll be making 6, 3 man teams for the game, each team will have different abilities and draw backs.  I really have not given too much thought yet into what they will be.

I have not based them yet

Next to a GW Space Marine

One more shot for good measure

 So once I get all 24 painted and ready I'll base them all the same so that they match.

Questions and Comments are always welcome.

19 May 2012

Saturday Snapshot

Still have a whole mess of unfinished Mantis Warriors in the back ground

Again this is my work space as on this last Saturday,  I am working on painting up a Librarian and a Sgt Chronus model that I will be using as a Tech Marine / Rhino crew member. 

25 April 2012

35 Models = 1Troop and 1/2 Elite (Must be ORKS)

The NOB in the Squad
So the weekend I was able to get the last 10 Ork Boys in the Squad finished, and then I was able to wash each of the 29 Boys and 6 Nobs with Badab Black and seal with a mat finish.  The plan is to just get them to a nice table top quality.  My Ork Army is going to have as a base 3 troop choices that are going to be maxed out at 30 each.  So the means that I'll have to paint at least 90 models.  Lucky for my I have some how over the years ended up with close to 5 sets of the Orks from the black reach sets.  After looking at the models I finally thought that I should just start painting them up.  35 models later I have 1 Troops Choice and 1/2 an Elite Choice.

So wish me luck with getting the rest of the Army Painted and Finished.

23 April 2012

Saturday Snapshot

My Work Space Saturday

I thought I would totally steal this idea from Ron, from the From the Warp Blog.  I am looking at this as a way to get a little more motivation for getting stuff painted, and up dating this blog.  So two birds with one stone. Right now my biggest project is getting the Orks knocked out.  I have 10 left to finish up for the 30 Ork unit in the upper right corner.    So here it is the Snap shot and I'll be posting another one next week!

20 April 2012

Painting Contest Results

So awhile back I entered my first ever painting contest, I painted a Dark Angel Space Marine.  Out of all the entries I didn't place.  Oh well I am proud of the effort that I put in and am now painting up a squad to match the mold that I used for the contest.  I am planning on starting with just making a 5 man combat squad, so I'll be painting up 3 more tactical marines and 1 Sgt with a power fist.

Well here are the other entries that were in the painting contest.

My Entry

1st Place
1st Place (different angel)

2nd Place
Another Entry
Another Entry
Another Entry
There were only 6 entries and the top 2 placed, however I like to think I received an honorable mention.

08 April 2012

Last Man Standing


So it has been now a couple of months since this event.  It was the first event that I have ever run and it went pretty well.  It was also the first event that Game On the local store here held for 40K.  I was hoping that we would have at least 6 players and we ended up have 7 plus me so 8.  A better turn out than I thought!

The basic theme of the game was Last Man Standing, so we played to the last model.

The Armies that were present:

Tau (x2)
Space Wolves
Space Marines
Grey Knights
Chaos Daemons
Dark Eldar
Table Before Terrain

Table After Terrain
As you can see from the second photo there are playing cards on the Table, that was to help with a random deployment, I think for the most part it worked. (Later I heard that two of the players switched there deployments zones)  Then we also used the cards to figure out turn order as well.

One of the biggest Epic Moment in mind was when four Tau Fir warriors took down a Dread Knight in assault.  The Dread Knight was down to one wound left. and locked in assault with 4 Fire Warriors that didn't break from the last round.  The Dread Knight could not hit the broad side of a barn in close combat that last round.  All 4 Fire Warriors were able to hit their mark and then were able to wound twice.  The Dread Knight was only able to save one of the two wounds.  (This is one of the many reasons why I really enjoy this game!)

4 Fire Warriors for the Win!

So we marked the Table with the event

All and all the event was good, Tau was the army to beat this time. It was the other Tau player that ended up winning.

Here was are around turn 3 or 4

09 February 2012

Sitnam Scouts

The first scout squad for the Sitnam Warriors.  I decided to go with five scouts 4 with Bolters, and the SGT with a Power Fist.  I really don't have much of a tactical idea of how to use these guys other than maybe outflanking, and holding objectives. 

It is funny how having first turn can make all the difference in the world, how scouts are going to be used.  Infiltrate or Reserves...  I have had a little success with using them in the role of Infiltrate, scout move and rapid fire.  I was able to take and hold an objective from a Tau player for a couple of turns.  They focused their attention and I was able move my Assault Marines into Assault and then follow with tactical squads.  I ended up with the Big W!

So the plan is to finish basing the last Marine, then wash the squad with Badab Black, and seal them.

Questions and Comments are Welcome

05 February 2012

Dark Angels Painting Contest Model

So my first post for 2012 has nothing to do with the Mantis Warriors, but it still has to do with Space Marines and maybe Traitor Marines.... 

A local shop in my town is having a painting contest, the model has to be a Space Marine and you had to buy it from the shop.  I like this idea that everyone is starting with the same type of blank canvas to start from.  It was a five dollar entry fee and that included the model to be painted.

I decided to go with a Dark Angel Marine, first because I had just finished reading a Space Marine Battle Book that featured the Dark Angels.  Second I had a number of extra bits laying around and a number of them were Dark Angel bits at that. Everything kind of fell into place.  The cool thing about the contest is that you could add extra bits if you wanted, so I added a skull to the backpack, a Dark Angels shoulder pad, a set of Dark Angel arms with a Bolt Gun (Bolter) and a head with a respirator.  I am undecided whether or not to add the Helmet onto the belt of the model.

I am hoping that I win this is the first time I have ever entered a painting contest.

Wish me Luck!