Progress has been slow for many reasons including some fiddly conversions particulartly as all the minis and at least original metal steel legion torsos and legs. The veteran squad at the moment comprised 8 minis. An autocannon team, a heavy flamer, a melta gun, a sergeant and 3 lasrifle men. There are 2 minis to acquire. One must be a lasrifle man and one may have another special weapon, but which from a flamer, a sniper rifle, a plasma gun, or another meltagun. There is no easy answer. With and antocannon the squad has reasonable long range fire power and with the heavy flamer, excellent short range fire power. Is the solution another meltagun, or a plasma gun? Transport wise should it be a Chimera or equivalent from the Forgeworld Krieg range or a Valkyrie?
Valkyrie Krieg Centaur
The colour scheme has been finalised with light bleached bone webbing and dark red helmets and rebreather masks to distinguish them from the other steel legion squads.
Here they are so far, none are actually completed.
Saturday, 23 February 2013
Sunday, 17 February 2013
Saturday, 9 February 2013
When are the plastic SoBs that were rumoured to be ready for last summer going to be released?
What's new in the pipeline for the SoBs here? Saint Celestine has been acquired and the Ecclesiarchial contingent are getting a squad of assassins and an Immolator to deliver them. A second penitent engine would also be nice but that is on hold until the plastic penitent engine is released by GW. Should be this year.
Sunday, 3 February 2013
A standard sergeant part painted with both arms removed to be converted to a heavy flamer armed legionnaire. Finally to take advantage of ballistic skill of the veterans there is the autocannon conversion. This a Catachian metal autocannon was acquired on ebay. It has been mounted on a mix of plastic legs from the plastic mortar and a green stuff axle and mountings for the wheels. The gunner is another conversion from the Ork head sergeant with plastic arms from the bits box. The squad needs to recruit 2 more lasrifle holding minis and 2 more special weapons, perhaps 2 plasma gunners.
The easiest way to distinguish the veterans from the standard Steel Legion troopers given that converting metal minis is hard work has got to be a paint job. Hence the red helmets for the part painted minis.