18 months in the making, I’ve finally finished my drop pod. That’s not 18 months of continuous work, that’d be mental! I’ve kept putting this aside to work on other things, but I’ve finally finished – unless I decide to do some more weathering!
The doors are magnetised so they stay closed when needed and the storm bolter is magnetised too – at some point I should paint up the deathwind launcher to swap out with the storm bolter.
And then there’s this cheeky little fella – R2-D2 has snuck into my drop pod!!
Here he is before I put it all together.
And this is how the doors are magnetised.
Thanks to From the Warp which I used for both the magnetising and weathering.
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.
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.
These are my last 3 vanguards to complete the squad. Magnetised the same as all the other vanguards, so I’ve got loads of options.
The whole squad together.
I’m sure you’ve seen Captain Lando Stratos in his original 80s form. Now he’s got himself a jump pack.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’ve got a game coming up at Warhammer World (my first, I’m very excited!), so I need to get some models painted up quickly.
This is the first. It’s a Vanguard Veteran painted up as a Librarian. Looking forward to dropping him in behind enemy lines and smiting the hell out of them!