Tuesday, 3 March 2015
From DavidB - Cadian 7th Stormtroopers (100 Points)
I have the plastic beret Storm Troopers and the puffy padded metal model Storm troopers, but these are my favorite ones that Games Workshop ever made. STs are elite tough bully boys, and these sculpts just ooze tough and disciplined.
I just really like the details in them, I can also imagine how hot and heavy all that gear they wear is!
Two complete squads with all the special weapons available.
I did give one my darker complexion and added some tribal paint to him.
Another tribesman! ;)
This sculpt is my favorite, he seems to be about to rush through a doorway. His booger-hook is off the trigger, and his head like his battlebuddies is looking in same direction as his weapon's muzzle. These fellows are professional.
My other favorite part is the straps securing all the armor. I painted a lot of leather that the front view just loses when the recesses are hidden.
A grenade launcher, flamer, plasma gun, and melta gun
each one has it's own specific backpack.
As much as I hate to paint tanks, there is one I do want. It is a baneblade chassis, but has some titan mega bolters and a crew compartment for troop carrying. I'd love to get that for these guys! I may get some Valkirie ships instead though. For now, they will just use a chimera.
I'm still shooting to eclipse my challenge target, but there is a lot to get done and the finish is getting closer. These were started with the tanks but just not able to share in the tank post. Black Platoon may be delayed till after the challenge as may the rest of the Cadians as I really want to finish the challenge with a force that I've been looking to build for a very long time. My kids are also begging me to get more supers and some LotR done too. My Oliphant will be up very soon, but I am searching for a missing support post from the Christmas crash.....it ought to be around the desk someplace! ;) Plus the Curtgeld and the last bonus round, which I WILL remember to photo and post on time!
20 28mm tough guys!
It's been a stonkingly productive few weeks for you David! These are some of my favourite GW models (Sisters of Battle taking the top honours, but alot of that is pure nostalgia) and you've done a fantastic job on these boyz. I particularly like the Native American officer with his tribal face paint/tattoos.
'Booger-Hook'?! Love it. Must file that one away...
Still shooting to eclipse your points target? Buddy, with today's entries you've soundly blown past it already. Well done David! This entry is an excellent conclusion to a wonderful run up the points ladder.