Sunday, April 24, 2011

Beaten by feber..

Against all the odds, i caught something a few days before the tournament started. What started out as a sore throat the day before, escalated into a fever and i was now not able to finish the last bit and in the end to compete in R3T.. 

This is what i had prepared the night before. I had primed the last 3 mortar crews and made the 3 bases for them. 
My objective marker that i quickly threw together the night before(sorry Sune, there wasn't enough time to come up with a good enough idea for your puntrap idea). The idea was a crashes VIP as the sole survivor in the jungle waiting for the jungle fighters to get him the heck outta there! I plan on doing him very muddy and hurt!
The 3 mortar crews i had already finished.

 I plan on finishing the last bit during next week if the fever is gone(if god will it) and then do a battle report with pictures of the whole thing against someone at the club versus his R3T list vs my own R3T list  just so i get to play a fully painted army for the first time and also at the same time play against one!

Monday, April 18, 2011

The imperial guard basilisk catachanized!

 The basilisk in all its glory! This bad boy was very fun to do and it had a ton of extra parts to really customize it as you want. I used one of the crew from the last mortar team from Drax for one of its crew. Funny enough the old mortar shells fit the basilisk barrel perfectly! I also used the extra shells from both the mortar teams to use as extra ammo for the loader.

The weathering is more in line with the newer chimera and i am really liking less weathering even tho i am not hating on the old rust bucket chimera i did the first try for the Company Command Squad.
 Nothing more to say than that i have 4 days to finish 3 mortar teams + the objective marker for the tournament! Luckily i have 2 days of school on Thursday and Friday and i told the missus that does are reserved to painting.

I'm planning on going back to it later and do some combat graffiti on it like the chimeras, also i am abit unsatisfied with the mud on the ramp after i looked closer at the pictures. Also i missed the scroll on both sides but again after the tournament!
Fluff wise i am imagining the basilisk standing in the outskirts of the jungle in the camp ready to rain shells over enemies approaching or supporting squads/companies engaged. Today's  howitzers can shot up to 31,1 km and that's small sized compare to the basilisk and this is in the future so imagine the support one of these could offer. I cant wait to try it out at the tournament satureday..

If anyone else cant find some places i forgot please lemme know! Now i have some mortar teams that wont paint themselves!

 Ras signing out.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

First mortar squad.. check!

 Took me a while to get these done. The old school mortar from Drax was really fast to do as i just absolutely love that team! But the two next ones was to familiar to the other HWTs i did, but also the fact that i been painting alot lately is leaving its mark.

R3T is in less than 14 days and i still need to paint the basilisk, another squad of mortars and 1 objective marker. I will not compromise on my painting, so no rushing being sloppy from my part just to make it. If i don't make it, then i don't make it. After all i have to look at my models long after the tournament is over.
But back to the objective marker. You guys have any idea what to put on it? I really want something to fit in with the army and at the same time look great. We all know Drax amazing Objective marker and even tho making one as awesome one as his is close to impossible, i would like something down that road(In the term of awesomeness!).

My thought have been on a jungle fighter dragging another mate wounded mate trough the jungle. But that will require green stuff and heavy converting to look good. So if any of you guys got any ideas please tell me!