Saturday, 23 December 2017

From TomM - More 6mm Emperor's Children (12 Points)

First of all, let me start by wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

This first days of the challenge have shown me already some gorgeous eye-candy, and some mighty "point bombs" that make me wish I could paint that fast.  I`m loving this stuff all around, and really revel in being part of this amazing undertaking.

But while some go for the big points, I'm sneaking around in the outer regions, hopefully churning out a steady stream of figures and like a predator eyeing his prey, jump towards my Target points at just right moment.

Just like this entry of more 6mm models for my Emperor's Children.  As the bikes race towards the enemy together with the land speeder, the dreadnoughts provide fire support to cover the advance.

Now, I admit, these are the age old plastic sculpts (somewhere end of the 80s, early 90s I believe they came out) and while the bikes look mighty fine... the Land Speeder and the dreadnoughts do not.  The Epic 40.000 metal versions looked a lot better, but on the other hand this reflects in a way better the 10k old material the Traitor legions still have lying around x-D

Until the next entry, and may all your turkeys taste sweet!


More Epic goodness from Tom. I really like how you have've blocked these out with two shades of purple - it adds depth and a nice bit of visual interest to these tiny models. 

As you say Tom, the older 40K Epic stuff can be a little hit and miss at times. The 'later period' models from Forge World were excellent, but they're now extinct. Nonetheless, there are other options out there that, with a little hunting, you can find some real gems. 

I look forward to the next instalment in this project. Merry Christmas Tom!


  1. Again, I really like the purples. I wonder if a little more work on the bases would take them up a level or two?

    1. That`s because my whole army in both 40k as epic has that marbled white (something I saw in a WD mid 90s) theme running. Looks better "en masse" I admit.

  2. Purple power! Nice work Tom :)

  3. I never got bitten by the Epic bug but these look totally awesome!

  4. More tiny purple dudes! Nice work.

  5. Nice work on these, Tom! I'm jealous you have those old plastics too!

  6. I don't think I'm ever going to get tired of this colour scheme. Beautiful work Tom! Looking forward to seeing some larger pieces.