Friday, 24 October 2014

20mm Cold War SD-100 Part 1

Following on from the last post about the TR-77s, here's some Romanian tank destroyers - SD-100s. These were Czech produced copies of Soviet WW2 SU-100s, but were recognizable by the extra box on the right-hand-side of the fighting compartment and other small details. These served into the 90s, so ideal for a mid 80s force like mine. These models are Pegasus SU-100s with styrene additions and S&S fuel drums taken from a more modern tank and modified slightly.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

20mm Cold War TR-77 Part 1

Although time is short lately, I've been squeezing in a little work on a 20mm Cold War army for a sizable game in December. The posts over the next few days are the result of several months of work. Obviously the scenario is Cold War Gone Hot and Soviet hordes and their Warsaw Pact allies are rampaging across Western Europe. I'm never one for playing a major player army, and as my Danes were stored away (uncompleted) I thought I'd work on a second tier Warpac army, in this case Romania.

The Romanians tended to use much modified versions of Soviet kit, so there is ample scope for conversions and kit-bashing. First off we have the Romanian TR-77, a stretched T-55 with a Romanian gun. It was stretched to accomodate the Leopard 1 powerplant, which ultimately wasn't available to the Romanians at the time. The later TR-85 does have a copied Leopard unit, and thus requires more conversion - also the turret has a thickened front armour, and bulges at the back, hence why I stuck with the earlier tank.

The model is an S&S T-55, with some extra wheels kindly supplied by Shaun at S&S. Still lots of work to do, including adding side skirts which will hide the gap in the tracks.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

One in Ten!

Yes, it's all about decimation, by my new Iron Warriors Decimator! I got this fellow a few years back, but never got around to building him. I found all the bits while reorganising my models ready to move them to the new house, so I threw them together just so I could see how the new basing kits I'd bought looked when used in anger. Well here he is climbing on some rocks and giving followers of the corpse god some hot lead..or something.

Still lots of painting to do, but I have an arm injury at the moment and can only paint for a little while at a time - just about right for doing the gold edges on the amour.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Once a knight, always a knight, and once a night's enough!

A few months back I was stomped by a someone with a knight, admitted he was using the shield vs. barrage wrongly but even so - I needed a knight of my own! (He's a nice guy, it was an honest mistake).

Here is my Chaotic knight for my Blood Pact army

I'm just getting the magnets sorted so I can switch from giant saw to powerfist, and then I can attach his other arm. There are also so more armour plates to add but I've left them off until after painting.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Genestealer Cult Limo

It's completed by the time you read this, but this photo is from a WIP stage - I'm having to show these much later than they were completed as they are being used as a nasty surprise in our Ramde event!

It's an ICM WW2 Opel car kit in 1/35 with some gun barrels added at the front. It's a little large for 40k but does mean Purestrains or a Patriarch could fit inside.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Genestealer Cultists

I've wanted an excuse to use Miniatures of the North's House Crowmantia figures for something - well I found it, some Genestealer cultists! The group I play with has their own mini-dex to use these old favourites in the current game, but essentially the rules are those for the Chaos Cultists. I can and will of course use these guys to bulk out my Chaos armies too when needed so it's a double win!

Since I took these photos I've done some more work on the bases and highlighted the flesh.

I had one extra cultist so I painted him up in a different colour and will use him as my Magus!

Friday, 13 June 2014

Imperial Trucks

I've been planning to add some trucks to my IG list for a while and have a few kits to convert into 40kesque vehicles. Problem is those are slow to build, fragile and often expensive, but this is easily solved with some cheap toys! These are intended as scenery items but may well hit the table as usuable models if my Planetary Defence Force fandex gets an overhaul, or if My usual group, the Animosity gang, write up some rules which is quite likely!

I've still to add some heavy stubbers over the cabs then I'll be getting the painting and wearing completed. If anyone fancies picking some of these up for their own plans, they are made by Majorette and are sold in the UK at Morrisons supermarkets for 4 pounds. They are sold as construction trucks but I've modified the backs to strip them back to standard load beds. On of them comes with a crane (and another with a log grabbing claw) which can be reused with Orks and another with a roller (Deffrolla!). I have a few more so expect to see those being used with other armies.