Scouts are finally done! Man, that was a ball-acher. I like the models so much that I couldn't allow myself to rush or cut corners so it was driving me nuts towards the end. However, all's well that ends well and 10 scouts are now ready for patrol. Of course I've named them. I was bored with names from the Aliens franchise and decided to use monikers from one of my other favourite films. From left to right they are O'Neill, Bunny, Barnes, Elias & King.
I finished the 1st Squad second and did the 2nd squad first. This is why I never win games of 40k. I am numerically dyslexic (Not really, but apparently its a real condition called Dyscalculia. "As thick as two short planks" was the medical term floating around in 1970's Manchester however).
I now have 6 squads in my army list. 1 & 2 are Scouts, 3 & 4 are Intercessors, 11 is Hellblasters and the Inceptors are squad 13. I have no idea if this conforms to Adeptus Astartes military structure and frankly I don't care. Games Workshop's retcon of their lore to introduce Primaris marines was about as subtle as a brick so I think we're all just pretty much making it up as we go along at this point.
Personally I would have released the Primaris figures as updated Space Marines without fanfare. I've been running out-of-print Necron Wraiths in games alongside the newer versions for years and nobody gives a shit. Why not just allow you to use your old OR new marines interchangeably? What a crazy idea! But then I don't work in marketing and try not to board the hype-train wherever possible (with varying degrees of success). You've got to admit that 8th edition 40k generated a lot of attention in the wargaming world which undoubtedly led to increased sales.
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A full shot of all 10 Scouts is in order. These are my favourite marines ever. Which means that they will last about 30 seconds in a tournament game. It doesn't help that Astartes neophytes are as squishy as burst haemorrhoids and even a few Ripper bases are terrifying to them.
I am now worryingly close to my deadline for the Fields of Blood tournament. Technically I only have to paint a lascannon and the Primaris Ancient and I'm done. Oh, I should probably get the Apothecary to attend to Captain Precarius at some point. However, I've been dicking around with scenery again and would like to get this finished too. As Rolf Harris used to say, "Can you guess what it is yet?"
Great work on the Scouts, a fantastic conversion squad.ReplyDelete
You really should send your stuff to the Warhammer Community page or White Dwarf. It is definitely up to their standard and is a great looking force.
I second the proposition to send photos in! It'd be great to see them in a WD!Delete
Then I'd have to start buying it! I thought about submitting something but that would just make me worse. Its already becoming a personal obsession. Anyway, I'm glad you like them :)Delete
Great looking as always! Once the army for the tournament is complete you'll have to take a familiy photo of them.ReplyDelete
As for that container: looks like you've got a Spruethulhu infestation.
Cheers Xar. Spruethulhu! Thats genius! I've already covered up the sprues tho :(Delete
Those are spectacular, man - Beautifully done! Looking forward to seeing the giant gribbly come to light!ReplyDelete
Cheers mate. I was going to do something eldritch horrory but I've copped out and gone the easy route. Besides, people like your good self have already done insane things with munitorum container!Delete
Damm they some sexy looking scouts.ReplyDelete
Currently sick of looking at them but really pleased with how they turned out. No more good ideas from you until my back has had a rest please!Delete
They look awesome mate!ReplyDelete
Thanks Siph. The end justifies the means.Delete
Also: "...and frankly I don't care. Games Workshop's retcon of their lore to introduce Primaris marines was about as subtle as a brick so I think we're all just pretty much making it up as we go along at this point."
I couldn't help but to both agree and laugh out loud (yes literally) at the same time!
Yes, I'm becoming a bit of a grumpy old fart. I reckon a lot of the initial antagonism towards Primaris was because of this though. People are coming round, slowly but I bumped into quite a few guys who would not even look at them initially.Delete
I am in that boat as well. Most of 'em look alright, and I have a handful of them myself but their hamfisted inclusion into the background was in a word: Atrocious.Delete
Another great Squad there. I'm pretty sure I'm thinking of a different Barnes, tho, since to my mind, he should have been one of the Snipers.ReplyDelete
Cheers Westrider. He's named after Sgt. Barnes in the film 'Platoon'. I don't think this Barnes was a sniper but I'm often wrong. I probably should have done King as the Missile launcher dude too. I think he carries a heavy weapon in the movie.Delete
Yeah, I was thinking of "Bucky" Barnes from Captain America. He was the sniper for the Howling Commandos. I thought the names sounded kind of familiar, but I haven't seen Platoon in over 15 years, so I couldn't quite place them.Delete
Rolf said a lot of things and finally got caught for some of them!ReplyDelete
Scouts look awesome and can't wait to see the finished container.
Yes, I'll never listen to 'Two little boys' again. Cheers Dave, going to try to fit the container into my display board.Delete