|After market Cyclone turret with the Original arm|
|Some claws to spice things up.|
|And of course old faithful....|
I opted to do a section of standard marines in the same pattern, however I decided to go with non-standard weapons.
Back when I started playing WH40k in 1989, I painted up my plastic Beakie marines as "Space Wolves" using a blue-grey camouflage pattern inspired by a drawing in the original Compendium. My the time I gave up on the game, Camouflage patterns were unheard of and my chosen Chapter had morphed into a cartoonish parody of Space Vikings plastering wolves and runes on everything. Now they have a unit that actually rides Giant wolves into battle... sigh.
For these guys I have opted to go back to one of my other early modeling projects: The Mentor Legion. First mentioned in White Dwarf, they were basically the equivalent to a R&D test group with some near tech toys and a back story that has them loaning out groups to work with others to train and learn in the field.
|I bored out the Bolt Gun on the left, I will probably need to extend the barrel to go along with the large scope|
|Two of these figs were pretty rough when I go them off ebay. I will need to replace the launch tube for the missile launcher eventually.|
Lastly I did this unit of scouts. I stuck with the military theme with these guys, and made my first attempt at doing the OCP/ Multi-cam pattern using my stipling brush on the armor.
|As with the other attempts the pattern comes out very subtle.|
Probably too much Sci-Fi stuff for a 'serious' historical mini site like mine, but let's be honest They are the only gaming I am getting to do of late.