Sunday, November 22, 2009

Storm Family of Tanks. Part 2

Now that the gun housing is taken care of
I need to figure out how to swap the weapons.

This was not so hard to figure out. I attached a larger magnet on
the back side of the gun housing then to the weapon. I had to add
some scrap plastic to the two different weapons to mount the
magnets on.

Next is the "50 cal" mount for the Stormlord build in the rear. For
this I mounted small magnets on the side of the engine housing
and then on one of the 50 cal shields.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Storm Family of Tanks. Part 1

This weekend my LGS will be hosting a Tanksgiving and I've been asked
to bring some heavy metal. For this go around they will be in urban,
fresh from the factory camo gray ;)

The Stormlord and Baneblade kits are fantastic and I've really enjoyed
them. With the Stormlord kit it's possible to make six different
tanks; The Stormlord, Doomhammer, Shadowsword, Banehammer, Banesword and
Stormsword. The key difference is the position of the gun housing and
the gun make up.

With some cleaver use of rare earth magnets its possible to not glue
a couple of key parts for reconfiguring.

First off build the basic body and the crew/engine housing and any
other smaller pieces as needed like sponsons and smoke launchers.

Next I build the gun housing and attached magnets to four corners:

I also use some magnets on the body plate:

To make sure I get the correct position I use red paint to mark the magnets
and do a dry fit leave the paint there the second magnets will be glued:

Saturday, November 7, 2009

501st Ork Hunters "Black Blades"

As my IG army grows and grows I like adding some
of the new fantastic range of miniatures to it,
but I also like putting my own spin on them.

I primarily run Steel Legion, but seeing as GW
has a hard-on for Catachan's and Cadians they
get the new models leaving much of the other
IG range in the dust.

The nice thing about Catachan's is they also
fit into the fluff about Steel Legion Ork Hunter
from the Armageddon Campaign book.

So to include some of the new range of models
my 450th Steel Legion has attached some 501st
Armageddon Ork Hunters to help root some Orks
out of some ruined Hives and Habs.

First up is my Gunnery Sgt. Harker model, I loved
painting this model but part way threw it I heard
a voice in my head that said: "I pity da fool"
and from that I give you Sgt. B.A. Barachas

As game terms to he an his men will NEVER deploy via Valkyrie

To this unit I'm still adding a heavy flamer, vox op and Demo charge

Next up is the Colonel 'Iron Hand' Straken model, again a great model
but for the Catachan range, so now he's an Ork Hunter and will
be filling the roll of a shotgun wielding Vet Sgt.

This squad is also getting a heavy flamer, demo charge and vox op.

Friday, November 6, 2009

One step closer

I've allowed this Blog to trail off a little with a couple of post
that have NOTHING to do with Titans; I'm about to correct that.

Today I picked up an air compressor for my airbrush. I know that
the compressed air cans are not reliable enough for painting
large surfaces such as Titans.

I'll also be using this on my currently growing IG army which I will
post in a second Blog as to not bog this one down.