Friday, 20 March 2015

Kill Teams

First off: Thanks for the comments everyone, it's great seeing that you're not just talking into empty cyberspace. :) 

It's been an odd week, but stuff's gotten done anyway. I'm visiting the parents right now, and I'll be spending the weekend at a friends celebrating his 30th birthday, so the weekly update is coming a bit before the weekend this time.

This update is going to be focused on Kill Teams, namely the Exorcists and Novamarines. I know Grizz said to finish the chaos fellows first, but these have a deadline, so...

First up is the Exorcists. Background-wise, they're specialised in anti-demon combat, with possession and expulsion of a demon being their final test before "graduating" from scout duty to actual marine-status.
With that in mind, I decided to go for a small elite, 6 man kill team, consisting of a command squad and a librarian. Luckily, I had the old metal veterans lying about, with one of them even painted in a dark-ish red scheme. Originally, I think I was trying out a new red for my BA, but decided not to use it, or something like that. I'll be trying to copy it, but I painted this guy years ago, with the old paints, so if I get close enough I'll be happy:

The rest of the squad is going to be a vet with boltpistol and powersword, one with a thunderhammer and storm shield, another with a power axe and a combi-plasma, and the last one I'm still torn over. It's the original sergeant, the guy with the power fist. I'm considering a powersword or something. 
Next guy is heavily WiP, but I'm trying to get over my usual dislike of posting unfinished models.

The librarian is going to be built from some GK plastics I originally ordered for a inq28 PA inquisitor that never got built.

He still needs a load of GS work, but the basic pose is down.

On the Novamarine front, the first 200 point KT is going to be a termie squad.
3 of them got painted before I packed them up years ago, so they're noticeably lighter blue, but it'll have to do. Obviously the bases will have to get done as well.
I intend to let Captain Blaylock keep them company, and he's nearly built as well, just needs some end-cap thingies on the ends of the leather strips he's got for a tabard:
There's loads more I could do with him, but honestly I've gotten bored of the building part and want to paint now.

I'm also still hoping I'll be able to paint up the command squad I started for my Nova captain, but they might well end up in the bottom of the pile since there's so much work missing on them. They're the early finecast, and it shows...

Next update ought to be an assault-marine based KT, perhaps the tacticals, and some malifaux and a Loup-Garou for my Ariadna. No pictures as yet, since they're basically just base colours blocked in and that's not exactly exciting to look at.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Well, the title does say procrastination.....

Alright, minor hiatus over. I've had a few things to deal with, and while I'm not exactly out of the wood with that yet, it's looking better to the extent that I've got enough stuff for a half-decent post I think.

The Escher gang is getting closer to finished, and even had their first game. Got properly kicked around too, with the juve dying (not pictured, got included in the last minute) and the sword-armed ganger in the white and red pants getting beaten in CC by an enemy ganger with an empty lasrifle and a knife. She rolled the badly injured result on the injury table, and as a result she'll be missing the next 2 games due to an infected wound, has an old battle-wound that'll leave her outside the game on  a 1 on a D6 before every game, and hates the guy who did it - Skinny.

I fully intend to do my utmost to get her into a rematch with that guy, stuff like that won't stand.

Seriously fun game tho.

I've gotten started on that box Simon/Maelstrom sent me, and have made the Deadzone terrain into some random urban ruin scatter for various games. These are the first ones I've got painted up:
Inq28 model there for scale.

What else? Friend of mine, Mikkel, has started insisting we should play some Badab-themed Kill Team missions in a 7 player massive mixup (if we can get everyone to participate, ofc.)
He's got a fair amount of Astral Claws, some Executioners and some Marines Errant, and I once did some Novamarines that I'll be expanding a bit to make 3-4 little armies for people to use. Yes, we're sorta relying on me painting stuff up to a deadline. Yes, we're well aware how truly buggered we are. :)

For starters, here's a WiP of Captain Mordecai Blaylock. I'd be very interested in your opinions on him, as I'm unsure he's captain-y enough at this point.
I've considered adding a cape, but I'm not too sure how it'd flow. Originally I wanted to remove his helmet, but the more I think about it the less fond of the idea I am.

The Kill-Team kerfluffle has also gotten me thinking about an old KT of mine that's been gathering dust, unfinished, and I've decided to paint the last two models as warm-up to the other KTs. They're Chaos Chosen, and I'm missing a Chosen and the Sarge. Sarge is heavily WiP, ofc.
For good measure, here's the rest of the KT:
It'll be tiny, 7 man, and it's probably made with the rules from the last codex or even the one before that. Noone ever accused me of working too fast.

Right, back to painting and gluing. I've got most of the dinner table covered in marine bits now, might as well take advantage of the GF being away.