Thursday, February 23, 2012

Star Phantoms Update

The Star Phantom muster continues.

The decals were a bit of a pain.  I had to tinker with the settings on my photo printer and spray some Krylon sealer on the sheet to keep the ink from washing off, but I am quite happy with the results.  I also like the brown bases much more than the black I normally would go with.  Next up are the heavy and special weapons.  I might dive into the four drop pods in my list soon.  Stay tuned to next month for something special.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Star Phantoms on the Horizon!

I had some free time today with the new grot sleeping most of the time and the older one at grandma's.  I figured it would have to be now, or never!

I need to touch up a few things and put the decals on, but here he is; Captain Androcles!  The of the Star Phantoms will be on their way shortly.  The Lizardmen are on the slate for my summer project, but with the speed I can knock these guys out, they might be done by then.  Do I smell a possible Hordes force on the horizon?


Friday, February 10, 2012

From the jungles of Lustria!

Painting time has been scarce lately with all the preparations for my little Grot, who is due any day now.  However, thanks to the constant encouragement from my little buddy, Oscar, I did manage to get my test model for my new Lizardmen army painted up.

I love the color orange.  It is an under represented color in the Warhammer world.  I wanted them to look like the mythical Salamander, a fire lizard.  These guys come from the base of one of Lustria's many volcanoes.  Orange skin with red scales on their backs, lots of gold decorations, and obsidian weapons compete my scheme.

Of course, I couldn't stop there.  I had to put some paint down on one of my favorite models from the Lizardman range (which I picked up half-off from the wonderful folks at Gamers Sanctuary);  Kroq-Gar and his faithful carnosaur, Grymloq!

Everything else I have is assembled to a pre-painting stage.  I have a Slann and Chakax on the way to add to my battalion  box and Ancient Stegadon.  Another battalion box, regular Stegadon and some Teradon Riders are on the horizon for later this summer.

As excited as I am about these scaly bad-asses, I must finish my Star Phantoms for this spring.  I'm targeting my original 1850 list for the next few weeks.

Captain w/ Power Fist and Combi-Melta
2X Tactical Squads w/ Power Fist, Combi Melta, Melta Gun, and Multi Melta in Drop Pods
Scout Squad w/ 8 Sniper Rifles, Heavy Bolter, and Sgt Tellion
Ironclad Dreadnought w/ 2 Heavy Flamers, 2 Hunter-Killer missiles, and assault launchers in a Drop Pod w/ Locator Beacon
Dreadnought w/ Multi Melta and Missile Launcher in a Drop Pod w/ Locator Beacon
5 Thunder Hammer Terminators in a Land Raider Redeemer w/ Multi Melta and Extra Armor
Devastator squad w/ 2 Heavy Bolters and 2 Plasma Cannons

The Dreads are painted, but not based.  Everything but the Land Raider has been base coated.  These guys should FLY off my desk as the paint scheme is so easy to complete.  Once I get them moving, pics will follow.