Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Making a rod for my own back - The Medicator

So now that the end is near for the original army build for my Scythes my mighty bag of ideas for idiot distractions finally gets opened.  I always had a list of thing that I wanted to add to this army that would allow me to mix things up from time to time.  This includes standard marine stuff, I have a chaplain and fighty veteran unit planned.  I also have in mind some human auxila that hopefully will be able to double between Imperial Guard units and Space Marine Codex entries.  More will be revealed in time but for now I present the "Medicator".  This was built to fill the role of both Vindicator (SM) or enclosed Medusa (IG) so I endeavoured to smash together a Vindicator and a Hellhound.  This is still WIP in progress but the overall shape can be seen as to how it will turn out.

To resolve the weapon differences I can swap out the turret depending on option being used.

So now I just have figure out some camo netting to hide the plasticard areas and save me a lot of detailing work.

Scythes of the Emperor - Pedro Kantor aka "the filthy mexican"

So I did have a prototype stand in for this chap that I created for a tournament at my local GW store, however he was trashed once I got my hands on some Zinge Industry ammo belts at Salute as I felt his "Dorns Arrow" might be somewhat greedy when it comes to ammo.  So hear is the mkII version which I'm most of the way through painting.

Sorry about the iffy phone pics but its a quick but raw way of getting images up.  Now that i'm so close to completing the original part of the project I fully intend to go back and take proper photos of everything once i'm done.

Scythes of the Emperor - Sternguard again (complete)

So while I was away I got this unit finished so I thought I would grab a quick phone snap for the time being to prove I have been hard at work.  These also have had the Scythe chapter symbol added as I spent a little time going through all the units adding this icon.  The other units still need unit designations doing but I'm halfway through that particular chore for now.  Without further a do here's the dodgy photo.

Now for those of you keeping count you will remember i know only have my Pedro Kantor stand in aka "the filthy mexican" to get cracking with, however keep your eyes peeled as there is an update in the offing.

Ok I admit it......

Things got a little busy between work, finishing my college project of etc, etc, many excuses you get the idea.  All though I haven't been posting anything here I have managed to shoe horn some painting in so there will be some updates shortly after this post.  Seeing as I have finished my job (contract complete) and wont be back at college til the end of September due to a trip overseas ill be trying to squeeze as much as I can in over the next couple of weeks.  This will hopefully only be marginally disrupted by job hunting and getting ready for my travels.  So sorry about the absence and I'll apologise for the disappearing act in a couple of weeks but hopefully normallish service has been resumed.