Wednesday 5 October 2022

Dark Angels: Ravenwing Bike Squad TO-DONE!!!


Hi folks,

Just before I got caught up in DreadTober shenanigans I managed to finally complete this Ravenwing squad. It had been sitting in sub-assemblies for about 7 years, waiting for some finishing touches on the bikes. Well, those "finishing" touches took about two weeks to complete. I had purchased some sculpted bases during the last lockdown for them, and they took almost as much time as the bikes themselves to paint!

The sergeant is equipped with a combi-melta to really double-down on the anti-armour capabilities of the squad. He used to have a thunderhammer, which is not an option in the new Codex, unfortunately. His head is a Native American sculpt from Puppetswar, which my mate Wade kindly 3D printed for me.

The special weapons are both meltaguns, which I have posed like the old school plasma gunner. The pose was really easy on the sub-assembly, but getting them to fit on the bike was a bit of a nightmare.

The biker with the raven was one of the first models I actually completed. The raven is actually a Dark Eldar Razorwing sculpt. I managed to purchase a few more in resin before they disappeared from my FLGS, so expect to see a few more birdy friends on my Ravenwing figures.

With this project finished I am focusing almost completely on Dreadtober for the next couple of weeks, with the exception of tinkering with some Tyranid schemes for the next round of the 2nd Edition Army Challenge. More about that later... until then, it's double big stamp time!!

See you across the table,


Monday 3 October 2022

DreadTober 2022 Progress: Part 1


Hi folks!

DreadTober has launched for another year of stompy shenanigans. I will be curating the progress shots again this year, which is a joyful but also very time-consuming process. Usually, around Week 3, I get the hang of it and remember all of the tricks I have used previously to streamline the process. Until then I will be flying by the seat of my pants!

This year I am working on a Redemptor Dreadnought. I am not a huge fan of the newer Space Marine models, so I have to admit that this on is still in the process of growing on me. It is certainly chonky, and I do love me some plasma. There are two options for the torso, to either have the sarcophagus covered by pot-bellied armour, or open. I prefer the open option but it also feels a little silly to walk around a battlefield like that. It can articulate, so I am sure I will flit between the two, but I am also going to convert it a little to jazz up the sarcophagus. 


This Dreadnought is going to be the centerpiece in my urban combat Dark Angels list, so I am hoping to add some bits to it to make it look a little more... tactical/infiltrator-ish. We'll see how that goes during the week ;-)

See you across the table,