Thursday, January 17, 2013

40K - Army Project - Star Phantoms

The Star Phantoms are a Loyalist Space Marine Chapter of the 23rd Founding created in the early 38th Millennium from an unknown origin. They took part in the final days of the Badab War and the final assault upon the Astral Claws' homeworld of Badab Primaris, helping bring the war to a successful conclusion. 

exerpt from Warhammer 40k Wiki (and tehrefore Forgeworld Books)

My plan is to paint units and vehicles shown in the Badab War books.

Land Speeder Tempest - Spectral Nine

Caestus Assault Ram - Spectre of Death

Veteran Sergeant and his Devastator Squad Varnae 

Won't be this one but the one attached to 4th Squad 9th Company mentioned above

MKIV Dreadnought - Tactical configuration

I also plan to add, for good measure, a :


Ah ah!

So the list would go as follow:

1500 PTs (more or less)

HQ +190

Epistolary with Terminator Armor with force weapon and Storm Shield +190

Troupes +430

10 Men Tactical Squad  Missile launcher / melta / melta bombs +215

With Rhino

10 Men Tactical  Squad Missile launcher / melta / melta bombs +215

Whith Rhino

Elite + 360

9 men Assault Terminator - 4 Claws / 6 Thunder Hammers  +360

Fast attack  + 275

Caestus Ass Ram + 275

Heavy support + ???

Contemptor Mortis as shown above + ???

I would absolutely love to get people's insight on that list!

40k - Blood Angels - Stormraven - Painted

In 6th Edition, Flyers are mandatory or so it seems. Despite the fact that they can't unload their passengers early enough in the game to my taste, I think I'll field my Stormraven again in my next game.

The Stormraven is a beautiful kit in my opinion. Despite the rear door issue which I discussed earlier, I've been enjoying myself with the kit.

The base color has been airbrushed, I used salt which wasn't dry enough when I applied the second color coat. End result is some salt is "stuck" in the paint, given a greasy look to the paint.
Be careful with salt.

And here it is, almost done & weathered. It was my first time with weathering. I used ink and pigment. While I like using ink, I find the pigment unsettling. It seems out of proportion somehow.
I guess I need practice.

A few pieces aren't glued together yet.

The Mean Rear Door has been tamed.

Wide open!

Forgeworld Rhino Doors