Stark Crusaders: Sternguard Veterans

Sternguard Veterans

These are my finished Sternguard Veterans. These are a mix of the old RT metal marines with plastic arms, and some equally old all metal mono-pose models. They’ve been given new Sternguard shoulder pads to differentiate them from regular marines.

Sternguard Veterans

I’ve got some of them magnetised, so the serge can swap out that storm bolter for a combi-weapon, and a few others can have special or combi-weapons too.

Sternguard Veterans

Sternguard Veterans

 

Sternguard Veterans

Sternguard Veterans

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Stark Crusaders: Captain Lando Stratos

I’m sure you’ve seen Captain Lando Stratos in his original 80s form. Now he’s got himself a jump pack.

Captain Lando Stratos

Both wrists are magnetised, so he can swap out weapons, but I’ve got him here armed with a relic blade and combi-flamer. The combi-flamer should work well for an assault based captain.

Captain Lando Stratos

Captain Lando Stratos

I’m not happy with the relic blade, so it’s getting re-painted at some point. Not sure yet if it just needs some touching up or if it’ll get stripped and re-painted.

Captain Lando Stratos

Captain Lando Stratos

Captain Lando Stratos

Stark Crusaders: Tactical Squad

Stark Crusaders Tactical Squad

Some good old beaky RTB01 marines for my tactical squad. I got these finished off recently for the game we had at Warhammer World. These guys have a lot of nostalgia for me, and are a fun unit to have, but they’re actually quite hard to paint. The details are pretty vauge, there are no real defining lines between one piece of detail and the next. But they were pretty quick to paint (for me!) and I’m reasonably happy with the result.

Stark Crusaders Tactical Squad

Stark Crusaders Tactical Squad

Stark Crusaders Tactical Squad

Stark Crusaders: Armorium Cherub

Armorium Cherub

The armorium cherub is basically a flying-zombie-baby, so I wanted to paint it to be pretty creepy. The pictures don’t really show its glowing eye, but I think the pallid skin comes across pretty well in the photos. Maybe it could have done with a more contrasting colour on it somewhere, but I guess the lack of colour adds to its undead feeling.

Armorium Cherub

Armorium Cherub

Armorium Cherub

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Warhammer World Orders

This arrived in my inbox a few weeks ago. My buddies at work decided to whisk me off to Warhammer World for a game before I shelve my dice for a few months, post-baby.

The Game

We had a massive table (6′ x 12′) and played 2v2 – Stark Crusaders and Ultramarines versus Death Guard and Thousand Sons. I had a bunch of units I wanted to get finished off ready for the game, but haven’t had chance to photograph. Expect some posts with those units soon. This is my 1500pts army ready to go.

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It was a great game (obviously an Imperial win!) and a great experience to play in the massive game hall, and on a nice table. This is the table we had, with both armies deployed.

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And a few more shots of the game…

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Sneaky veterans waiting to pounce from the trees!

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The filthy Death Guard advancing up the middle.

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Guilliman hiding behind his Tactical marines…erm, I mean leading from the front!

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Vanguard Veterans and Plague Marines in the thick of it.

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The Ultramarines vindicator looking to splat someone from afar.

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Sneaky veterans still sneaking!

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Guilliman ‘leading’ the way!

 

Bugman’s Bar

Bugman's Bar

After the game we hit up Bugman’s for a burger and pint. It’s pretty good in there, with the feel of a Dwarven Tavern about it. Good food and a few decent ales!

Bugman's Bar

Exhibition

After a late lunch at Bugman’s we hit the exhibition halls. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone! Some of the displays are incredible. Here are a bunch of photos, but unfortunately my phone camera plus lighting and reflections don’t really do it all justice – that’s why you need to go along 🙂

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You know how much I love my ‘oldhammer’ models, and Warhammer World didn’t disappoint!

The original Rogue Trader rulebook (I’ve just bought a copy off eBay!), RTB01 space marines, and the original Ork Raiders box! Brings back some memories!

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Pretty sure this is the original Blood Angels army from White Dwarf back in the 90s. This is what my Blood Angels were based on before they all got stripped and re-painted as Stark Crusaders.

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In case you’re wondering what I’m on about, here’s an old White Dwarf image of them.

White Dwarf

A nice little Space Hulk diorama – that’s the original box in the background.

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The classic Emperor/Horus showdown, created by Mike McVey back in ’93.

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This display is two stories tall, with the tower standing at about 20 feet and it includes 5,500 miniatures. My photos don’t do it justice!

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These guys were painted by the ‘Eavy Metal team. The quality is unbelievable – it’s not just the neatness, detail, sharp highlighting etc, that’s expected at this level, but rather there’s an extra level of quality to the way the paint has actually been applied. They don’t look like plastic minis that have been painted, they look like real-life marines that have been shrunk down. The power armour just look like it is that colour, rather than has been painted. I’ve no idea how they get it looking so smooth and ‘real’.

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Some other random images from around the exhibition halls.

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