So I knocked this out this morning in a spurt of painting enthusiasm. The truth be told, he’s been sitting on my painting table (we’ll in a dust proof box on a shelf next to my painting table) for close to 18 months now. I’ve had this idea for how I wanted him to look for some time as his original purpose was to be apart of the “Death Knell” Apoc 40k formation for Space Marines. Basically it consists of 5 x 5 man squads of TH/SS Terminators with a Lysander proxy, a Contemptor Dreadnought in a Lucious droppod and a Librarian in Terminator Armour with a Storm Shield. It’s a pretty bad ass formation and really puts a dampener on your opponents day when it rocks up. (To announce its arrival you use a orbital bombardment to “clear” the area where all the Terminators arrive)
For some reason I just never got around to painting him, and then when I finished my new storm shield after re-tooling the pattern from the original I did close to two years ago I got inspired to finish it off. To be honest, I’m glad I did because its come out much better than I’d expected. I even tried my hand at doing NMN with an airbrush on the Librarians Force Sword.
As you can see, I removed the models force stave? and replaced it with a massive force sword from the Grey Knight plastic kit I think, and I exchanged his “talk to the hand” hand with a storm shield. In game terms this seems to be the most popular load out for this type of character when he’s rolling in his Terminator armour. The pose actually looks quite good, better than I was expecting.
The pictures are not to a standard that I’m completely happy with because I’m having trouble with my camera at the moment and need to sit down and figure out whats going on but I haven’t been bothered to. So I’ll have to look into it in the next week or so because its really getting on my nerves. Pro tip, don’t let people fool around with your camera.
Ok, thats it for me now. It’s coming up to Easter and over the holidays myself and Aaron from Forlorn Hope will be getting together for some hardcore, ungreased, man dollie action and taking the Cityscape board out for its madien voyage. The plan is to have a 1950 point game on it with my Carcharodons V his Tyranids or Death Korps of Krieg (or both on separate occasions) So my intention is to bring you a full battle report detailing blow by blow action with pictures accompanying that will melt your brain. I’m really looking forward to this and it should be a lot of fun.
Until then, thanks for dropping in