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Hello everyone,

This will be a very quick post just to share some finished pictures of a Carcharodon Space Marine Vindicator Tank I finished this afternoon.  Its for a 1850 point army I’m using this Saturday at GW Mt Gravatt 40k tournament.  The army list is basically the same one I took the ADFWGA Championships I played in earlier this month, just with a Vindicator tacked onto that list.  Yes, I’m using the Space Wolf Codex again…  Its addictive…  This isn’t the first Vindicator I’ve painted recently either.  You may remember I added one to my Iron Hands Space Marines a few months ago.  The kit that ended up being the Carcharodon Space Marine Vindicator was meant to be a second Iron Hands one, however it wasn’t meant to be.

The reason I decided to add a Vindicator to the list was that I felt one of the weaknesses of the list was that it has no real creditable way of dealing with heavy infantry such as Terminators, Ork Nobz, Paladins and Main Battle Tanks.  Yes I can deal with them, but in the past I just got lucky and was able to dispatch these foes… I don’t like relying on luck in my planning.  So a Carcharodon Space Marine Vindicator was in order.  The Vindicator has a massive buff now in 6th Ed thanks to the new rules for template weapons and if positioned well in cover or held in reserve to deal with anything that gets too close, it’s a real threat and my opponent had better factor this into his plan otherwise he’ll end up on the wrong end of a S 10 AP 2 Ord. Large Blast, and at 115 pts, why wouldn’t you? Plus it looks bad ass.

Ok, enough yakety yak, here are some pictures.

Carcharodon Space Marine Vindicator 1 via www.thepaintingbunker.comCarcharodon Space Marine Vindicator 2 via www.thepaintingbunker.comCarcharodon Space Marine Vindicator 3 via www.thepaintingbunker.comCarcharodon Space Marine Vindicator 4 via www.thepaintingbunker.com

Carcharodon Space Marine Vindicator 5 via www.thepaintingbunker.com

Don’t know why I added in the one of the Land Raider with the Vindicator, thought it just looked awesome.

I’ve also been doing a bit of work on the Forge World Realm of Battle Cityscape boards too so you should be seeing a post on them in the next few days, until then bye for now

John

Hello fine people,

Just a quick post today to let you all know that yesterday my Carcharodons on their new display board won the Armies on Parade qualifier round so they can be presented at Games Day in Sydney on the 9th.

 

Although I fully intend on going to Games Day, I brought my ticket the day they came out here, I wasn’t intending on entering anything in the painting competition.  I’m still not sure how the hell I’m going to get the 2′ by 2′ board on the plane and safely down to Sydney.  I’m sure I’ll figure something out.

I was pretty chuffed to win this one actually, the guys in the store tell me I got 29 of the 40 votes.  I saw on Facebook some of the other armies that won from around Australia and it looks like there will be some pretty stiff competition I have to say.  Two in particular looked amazing!  Suffice to say, I’ll be posting tones of pics of the event.  One feature of Games Day I really like actually is the choice of venue that Games Workshop chose to hold the event.  Its at a place in Sydney called Technology Park which way back in the day used to be an old Train factory.  Without exaggeration it actually looks like a Forge World factory or something… here are a few pictures that I took last year to give you an idea of what I mean, just click on the picture to see more

Ok, thats it for me for now.  I’ve got a few things that I want to finish off this week, one of which is the Renegade Beserker Ogryn, my Iron Hands Landraider and Rhinos and then I want to start thinking about getting this Titan unit finished off with a Reaver

Bye for now

John

Hello fine people

It brings me great pleasure to post these photos up for you to look at.  I’m really pleased with how this has all come together and I hope you are too.  Please enjoy!

Thanks for looking

Comments always welcome

John Sutton, Brisbane, Qld

Hello fine people!

Its been a while since my last post… over the weekend I played in my local games workshops 40k tournament called Iron General.  Which I won “Best Painted” for my Iron Hands.  Which to be honest I was a bit surprised about because its a black army and typically its difficult to make black armies look good, so it was pleasing to win best painted.  I came 5th overall too, which was good to.  It was a bit of a rude army list, with 10 Terminators who were accompanied by Lysander and a Librarian with Gate… so yeah…  Those boys can dish out some punishment, but at 760 points, they’d want to…

Anyways, thats taken up my weekend, along with other social commitments so no time for painting.  Now, onto the board.  I have to confess, I was a little disheartened with how this board was beginning to turn out, it wasnt quite what my minds eye had pictured and it didnt seem to be heading in the direction that I wanted it, so finding motivation to paint it was difficult.  However on Tuesday night, I decided just to get on with it and put in 4-5 solid hrs of work and by the end of it I was really pleased at how it was coming along and my enthusiasm for this project was renewed.

Ok, some pics

Ok, so this is a good money shot and will give you a good overall impression of how its going to look competed.  Keep in mind that the photo was taken with my iPhone and because the board is massive my painting lamps dont really cut the mustard to light it properly, but you get the idea.  Now as I write this I have to say that I actually went on and finished it, however I want to wait till its daylight so I can take some proper pictures of it with the Sharks on it.

I’m really pleased with this area of the model.  Which ironically was the area I was most displeased with in the beginning.  However its really come up nicely and looks in my opinion fantastic.  Again, the light is crap but in a few days I’ll take some proper pics for you to see

There is some really awesome detail on this model, its one of those models that you’ll be painting away on and then see something you hadnt noticed before.  An example of which is if you look at the kill marking some soldier has scratched into the wall on the left hand side as you look at it of the door.

Ok, thats it for the time being, I’ll take some proper shots of it most likely on Friday, or Saturday morning depending on light and time.  So until then!

Thanks for looking

John

 

 

 

 

WIP – Display Board

Posted: August 14, 2012 in Carcharodons

Hello fine people

Two post in two days!

This is just a quick one on the display board…. I wanted to do something a bit different and “experimental” so I’ve had a go at reproducing digicam on the bunker/barricade aspects of this piece. I intend on heavily weathering it to reflect it age, but the photos below should give you a good impression of where its going…

This is what I used to base the digicam off of.

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Once again I had to look to Maybe Jane to help make the stencils, and as usual Tegan was very helpful and prompt.

Here are some progress pics

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As you can probably see I wasn’t as thorough as I should have been cleaning the board and as a result some of the paint came off when I removed the stencil, however I actually think its added to the overall effect, which is a bonus!

So that’s it for me now, comments welcome as usual

John

Hello fine people,

Been a while between post as I have been painting like a daemon to get my army ready for a few tournaments and this coupled with work and other things has meant that there’s been no time to post… however…

I did win Best Painted over the weekend at Quarter Master (QM). This was very pleasing as the calibre presentation was very high and their was some genuine competition present. QM is easily one of the longest running tournaments here in Brisbane (with a few notable exceptions) and attracts some of the best 40k gamers in Queensland. It has not been without controversy and QM 3.6 was not run by its original creator as he stepped aside. It was good to see that Neal who ran 3.6 did a great job and I hope he builds on his success for QM 4.6.

So the tournament is the usual format with 5 games over two days (3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday) If you want to see pics of the event and dont yet follow my FB page, go have a look. I took lots of pictures of the weekend. So the break down of the games went like this…

Game one. Grudge match between myself and Aaron Baily’s Tyranids. I count Aaron amongst my good friends and he’s an exceptionally talented painter and quite a good gamer too. He too has a blog, so if you haven’t been to have a look at it, stop reading this now and check it out. Our game resulted in a minor loss to me, however it was a fun game and many laughs were had. Aaron’s army actually won the “Peoples Choice” award, which is who the participants of the tournament believe had the best painted army…

Game two. Carcharodons V Hayden Walduck’s Daemons. This game resulted in a comprehensive thrashing of my Sharks. Ouch

Game three. Carcharodons V Kevin Vidgen’s Dark Eldar. My sharks were thrashed within an inch of their lives in this one too… sad face

Game four. Carcharodons V Phil Brigland’s Orks. This was a major win to me. Phil actually won the Sportsmanship award, which I consider to be a massive compliment and in my opinion equal to a podium finish at any tournament. After playing Phil I have to admit its easy to see why he won the accolade. He’s a very easy opponent to play against, with a friendly easy going manner.

Game five. Carcharodons V Ben Avis’s Eldar. This game resulted in a drawer and yet again my burning dislike towards Eldar was deepened.

Overall I placed 15th out of a field of 23 players. So not a hot result, especially after coming of a 3rd at Rebelcon However it was a good weekend overall. The podium finishers were:

1st. Patrick Carter – Necrons

2nd. Josh McGowan – Necrons

3rd. Dave Flemming – Eldar/Grey Knights

Ok, so this weekend I’m playing in a 1750pt GW tournament, Iron General. I’m taking my Iron Hands for a bit of a change. The following weekend its Armies on Parade, and if I get my display board finished in time I plan on entering the sharks. In September there is of course Games Day, and the WW40k 40k Charity event, and then theres October… Its going to be busy…

Ok, thats it for me.

Thanks for dropping in

John

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Hello Fine People,

So with a few events coming up in the next few months I thought I’d get busy and do a 2′ x 2′ display board for my Carcharodon’s. I gave this a lot of thought actually. How would I present it, would it be themed or just a space to place the models and give them some context or would it be a modeling extravaganza?

What I decided on was to actually to create a mini diorama.

For those who haven’t read the Badab war books, let me take a small excerpt from vol 11 to give you some context for my idea.

From Imperial Armour volume 11, p114

“Upon departing the Maelstrom Zone, the Carcharodons were to enact a final course of action that would seal their dark legend; what has become know as the Sorrow of Tranquillity. After the surrender of the last Mantis Warriors to the Red Scorpions ended their part in the war, the Carcharodon’s fleet returned to the Endymion Cluster. Their, with the agreement of the Fire Hawks, to whom dominion had now been granted over the former Mantis Warriors’ domains, they assisted the Fire Hawks in bringing the Cluster’s worlds brutally into compliance with their new masters and punished them for their transgressions. The Carcharodons focused their attentions in particular on the Tranquillity system, whose worlds were the primary recruiting and training grounds of the Mantis Warriors Chapter and housed several of the Chapter’s hidden bases and armouries. There the Carcharodons uncovered and ransacked, and from Tranquillity they harvested a generation of young males to fill the Chapter’s losses, forcing them to fight to the death to prove their worth, although the Fire Hawks had expected them to go this far remains unknown. Thus paid in blood, the Carcharodon’s fleet departed the Cluster, with Explorator augers marking its course through the Warp as ascending the galactic plane into the darkness of the outer void once more”

So the plan is to use the FW realm of battle board to depict the Carcharodons uncovering one of the Mantis Warriors hidden armouries and assaulting it, with a few rogue Mantis Warriors trying to defend it. Should be good.

Here is a picture of what basically I’m intending on having it look like.

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I’ve since undercoated it and will begin painting tonight.

Ok, that’s it for the moment…

Comments always welcome

John