Primaris captain in Gravis armour from the starter set. Another should be along at some point from Conquest, so I can play around with poses and equipment later.
For a bit of fast attack we have 4 of the easy build Inceptors. Two more of these should turn up throughout the course of the Conquest series, eventually giving me two squads of these guys. The OSL on these was done with some light dry brushing of the blues and was surprisingly effective.
I had a Contemptor dreadnought kicking around from the Horus Heresy board games, so I decided to add him to the lineup as well. As this was the plastic Contemptor, the pose was a bit naff, so a bit of hacking later and he is now striding forward and twisting at the waist to look a little bit more dynamic than the very static pose they decided to go for.
That is the end of the Space marines, so here is a crowd shot of them all together
This, combined with the initial test batch that were completed before the challenge started, I've for a reasonable size force made up of things just from the starter set, Conquest, one Kill Team kit and two characters. Not bad. Not bad at all! The plan is to try and keep on top of the monthly deliveries and paint the 4 issues worth of stuff before the next batch arrives. The marines are caught up, except for the three characters who were on the painting table as the challenge started. Must finish them soon...
Oh, those bases I was having problems with? Messing around with the rust effect has been great fun and has taught me even more about the Modelmates stuff. If you brush it on very lightly and scrub it around a bit, you can get some really nice burnt effects, rather than rust. I need to try a wash of blue underneath this to see if it looks like scorched metal
After all that, I also managed to complete 7 doorways for Warhammer Quest that I undercoated about 3 years ago!
In summary, we have:
- 7 doorways at just under 1 box, so probably about 15 points?
- 29 figures at 5 points each for 145 points
- 1 dreadnought. Not sure if this counts as a vehicle or what?
Great post, Paul!
Digging through the Challenge archives I found that we traditionally give 15 points for Dreadnoughts, so all together (with and extra point each for the infuriatingly bespoke bases) this gives you 202 points. Quite a tidy bomb there actually. Well done Paul!