Today, I stuck together the last four guys of my Space Marine Company.
I have now collected and made all the model I require for my Army.
It feels like a momentous occasion that needs celebrating and sharing! I’ve had these bikers sat in a box since before I left Lincoln University in 2012.
I now have the mammoth task of painting them all – some have already been painted, so it’s not as big a task as painting the entire company, but there is a lot to be getting on with. (As well as fixing casualties and finding bases)
I last posted about this here, at the beginning of the year so it really has been slow progress. But, hopefully I can keep the forward momentum going a bit better this time and share more updates with you as I go.
[Edit] The missing guns are no longer missing!
It doesn’t look like I shared the original sketch for this guy here, but at least I can share the finished results!
It’s my Assault Marine Sergeant, Moredcai Reid – he has a fondness for starting fist-fights and specialises in Power Fists (surprise, surprise!) and Combat shields.
He has long hair, which he always remembers to tie into a top-knot before activating his jet-pack.
Some decent weather for spraying! I’ve only been waiting all year for it! Living in the grim North has it’s drawbacks. Mostly it being grim, rainy and/or snowy and windy!
But today, we had some relatively decent weather so I was able to get out there and spray some models. Means that when I have the last 4 bikers glues together I can get on with painting the lot of them!
Also managed to get my other army sprayed as well. Which I have had sitting on the shelf for the longest time ever!
Rumours of my actually being a Heretic are vastly exaggerated. This army is for Age of Sigmar – it doesn’t count!
Please forgive me while I shed a bit of a tear over this one.
This is the last tactical squad I am ever going to glue together (For the time being at least, but I don’t foresee my starting another Battle Company in a hurry)
It’s one of Games Workshops older kits; but I was pleasantly surprised how little anger and frustration there was in it’s construction. I recall these being a complete pain in the rear end when it came to arms and guns! But this was pretty easy going – aside from the Plasma Gun dude. He was excruciating when it came to being a pain in the rear end.
Giving credit where it’s due, my husband converted the Plasma Canon dudes arm, I think another missile launcher heavy would have made me cry.
In the grand scheme of sticking things together for my chapter – I’ve got a handful more bikes to do.
Then, I’ll be praying for some nicer weather to get some things base coated so I can power through the painting process and have something really worth-while to share.
I had the great fortune to be able to commission Blazbaros recently. They are an artist that I have admired for a fair while, so I was over the moon to be able to purchase some artwork from them.
Needless to say I am thrilled with the end results too.
I love his expression so much. Haha. “If I squint hard enough, looks like Heresy.”
But, yes this is an official showing off post that I felt I should share with everyone, incase they like the artwork enough and want to work with Blaz.
One down, one to go!
I honestly can’t believe that I’ve only got one more Tactical Squad to get stuck together.
It’s an older kit, so I am not looking forward to it as much as I have been the other additions to the Battle Company.
After that, it’ll be a heap of Biker dudes and that’s it. Done. I’m starting to feel like I am accomplishing something!
Then, starts the daunting tasks of painting models again – it’s been a good while and I am often overwhelmed by feelings on inadequacy when I paint; just got to keep it in mind that I am painting for myself and my own pleasure, nothing else.
A little bit of progress made last night on my 4th Tactical Squad – this is the newer kit that I’ve put together, mostly because I am still feeling a bit of dread when it comes to the other kit I have; flashbacks to terrible arms and bolt-guns.
But, it’ll get done.
I’ve got the more ‘interesting’ guys of this squad to put together still. The Sergeant, who I’d like to have a Power Fist and Bolt Pistol.
The Heavy and Special weapons guys I am currently undecided about; so I’ll have to see what comes with the kit and see what I like the looks of. (As well as have a think about how I’d like the unit to function if/when they get used.)
So, yep, just wanted to give a really quick update on how things are progressing while I could – I know this is leaving me with a lot to paint, but I know I am going to feel amazing when I’ve got everything stuck together; it’ll be such a hobby landmark for me~