Tuesday, 1 January 2019
From PeterA: 28mm Reds, Sons and SEALS (110 Points)
My second entry is all about giving free reign to my inner squirrel!
First up are 10 Copplestone Castings Bolshevik infantry. I have always been attracted to the Back of Beyond setting but have never actually taken the plunge into the period. This has changed with the release of the Dunsterforce scenario book for 'Setting The East Ablaze' and so I am starting a small Bolshevik force; these are first off the rank and some command and support figures are not too far behind.
These were a joy (and relatively quick) to paint; their allegiance is signaled by the red tops to their fur hats (red stars on those wearing caps).
Next we have 10 foul traitors from the Thousand Sons Legion for WH30K. Ever since the days of Epic Space Marine, I have been a sucker for the Horus Heresy setting, so when GW released the Burning of Prospero and Betrayal at Calth boxed sets, I jumped at them. These 10 Marines are in Mark IV armour from the Betrayal at Calth set; I like the heavier, more brutal looking Mark III armour for the Vlka Fenryka. The black bases have been drybrushed grey (doesn't show up in the photos) to represent the ashen ruins of Prospero after it has been razed to the ground by the Emperor's Executioners.
Finally, the first two members of SEAL Bravo Team. They are from Spectre Miniatures and are amazing sculpts - really crisp and detailed. I had planned to do the whole team in one go but doing all that Multicam camo was too much to face. Hopefully the rest of the team will be along before the end of the Challenge! The first SEAL is a scout armed with a suppressed MP7:
Whilst the second has an FN Scar-H marksman rifle with a suppressor made from 3mm brass rod:
That should make 110 points and two more notches in the Squirrel Challenge.
Happy New Year All!
A last minute entry (considering its past my bedtime here in the UK) and an eclectic mix if ever there was one. You have been a busy lad Peter. I have a soft spot for space marines, but only when they are wearing red armour! Very nicely done sir, that's 110 points in the bag.