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

Stark Crusaders: Devastator Sergeant Grymm

I’ve had this guy assembled for ages, but finally got around to actually painting him. He’s Sergeant Grymm, one of Captain Stratos’s close confidants and a third of his Triune.

Devastator Sergeant Grymm

He lost both legs and an arm fighting Tyranids. He wears the face mask after a Tyranid spat acid into his face and damaged his lungs.

Devastator Sergeant Grymm

Devastator Sergeant Grymm

Devastator Sergeant Grymm

And here are a few shots of him before painting. He’s got an old RTB01 body, Necron warrior legs and one arm, the head is from the current Tactical Squad box (or was it from the Vanguard box?) and since these photos were taken, I added some leg armour which are shields from the Eldar Wraithguard box. The legs were just too skinny without them!

Company Insignia

Chapter Icon

Stark Crusaders: Rhino/Razorback/Predator

This one’s been on the go for a while. I just needed to get some of the options – like the pintle-mounted storm bolter and hunter killer missile – finished off.

Rhino/Razorback/Predator

Both side sponsons, the guns on the sponsons, the turret/gun/top hatch and the storm bolter are all magnetised. And the radar/hunter killer missile atop the turret are held in place with a pin. This means I can swap out everything and change this between a Predator, Razorback or Rhino. I have the autocannon and heavy bolters for the Predator magnetised, but not painted up. If I find I want to use them, I’ll get them painted.

Predator with 4 lascannons and hunter killer missile
Rhino/Razorback/Predator

Razorback with 2 lascannons and radar
Rhino/Razorback/Predator

Rhino with pintle-mounter storm bolter
Rhino/Razorback/Predator

The hunter killer missile –
Rhino/Razorback/Predator

And I’ve called the tank Invictus – Latin for ‘unconquered’ or ‘invincible’ – after some pretty good showings in a few games. Let’s see how it holds up in 8th ed!
Rhino/Razorback/Predator

Oh, and to see more on the magnetising, look here.

Stark Crusaders: Bikes

One third of my bikes finished!

They’re also part magnetised so I can swap out one of the meltaguns for another gun, or for a regular arm holding the handlebar. And the other meltagun, which is an old single-piece metal model from the waste up, can be swapped out for a regular rider – just keeping the legs and right arm.

Space Marine Bike

Space Marine Bike

Space Marine Bike

Space Marine Bike

Space Marine Bike

Space Marine Bike