Getting closer

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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.

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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.

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Let’s get Tactical – Update

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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.

Let’s get Tactical

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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~

Primaris Intercessors

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I admit, I have been really slow on the uptake when it comes to the ‘new’ Primaris Marines.

These five are the first I’ve brought – mostly from a ‘fluff point of view, my thoughts being that messing about with the Gene-Seed sounds a bit on the heretical side; but I guess if Guilliman says it’s okay, then I guess it’s okay?

Just hasn’t sat too well with my Chaplain Chapter Master..

But, the thought of sticking yet another normal tactical squad together just filled me with dread, so I brought the smaller Combat Squad box (which was an awesome idea to release cause it’s made the army more affordable to expand!)

Also, while looking for some of my artwork relating to my Chapter I found this picture:

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And it made me feel a little sad that I don’t have a closer network of people to share this stuff with since withdrawing myself from the net. I guess that’s a choice I made, but I was momentarily tempted to try again on twitter. I know people on there are welcoming, but I still feel it’s a step to far for me at the moment. A big part of coming back to the blog was to keep the internet-ty-ness at bay. Fundamentally, I know I have very different opinions on life and the way the world is viewed when compared to the vast majority of the internets user-base (At least it seems) but I am not the inherent evil that these people judge me to be. Sorry, not sure where that came from, maybe just the mentioning of Twitter! Looks like, I’m not ready to re-try yet after all!

In other news, I am currently discussing an art commission with one of my favourite artists – so I am really excited about that, I’ll keep you updated on it. Feels like a long time since I was excited about commissioning someone else~

Well, I’ve got some more sticking to get done, so post you again soon.

The final few

I bit the bullet today and brought the last two pieces for my Battle Company. I know I said I wasn’t going too, but I thought, ‘You know what, it’d be an amazing milestone to be able to get the last few in the house and ready to join the rest of the guys.’

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I know it’s not much to look at, but my last Troop choices.

A pack of 10 standard Tactical Marines and 2 Primaris Intercessors.

I’m not really sure how I feel yet about Primaris Marines worming their way into the chapter, but I thought they would be a bit more interesting from a hobby point of view compared to putting together yet another standard Tactical Marine Squad. I know there are different Marks of armour available, but they didn’t seem to fit the theme.

So, that’s where I stand at the minute!

And right after visiting the local Games Workshop I went to Wilkos to buy a heal of Loctite!

Time to get cracking!

Vanguard Vets

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Well, since my last update thing have been powering ahead and I have managed to get a step closer to my Space Marine chapter being completed.

I am in the frame of mind now that if I get them all stuck together then I’ll be in a better position to get them all painted – then I won’t feel as guilty buying the last remaining pieces for the Battle Company and I’ll finally be finished with them (Until I start the next company or the whole chapter or something)

I have had these beautiful models in the box for a couple of years, I think, but not wanted to do anything with them. Mostly for lack of confidence in knowing how to equip them and thus knowing how to stick them together. So the first step was to look through the Space Marine codex and figure out how I could legally equip them. With the choices in mind it was then fun looking through the sprues and finding the nicest looking bits that fitted in with the chapter aesthetic.

And then the sticking!

So, my Vanguard Vets consist of

  • Sergeant with Relic Blade and bolt pistol
  • Chain sword and Plasma pistol
  • Power sword and bolt pistol
  • Pair of lightening claws
  • Power fist and storm shield.

All of them have jet packs, because why wouldn’t you give them jet packs!?

I had a set of Vanguard Veterans before, but they were metal models. I’ve not got many metal models left in my collection purely for the fact that they kept falling over, bits fell off and the paint chipped, so it’ll be nice to be able to paint them up and use them again – they were always a bit over-prices points wise, but they were once a stable part of my artillery; mostly because I like assault marines and wanted to have something a bit more ‘special’ to go along with them.

So, yeah, that’s (finally) an actual Wargaming Hobby update. Hurrah!

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