New Objective Markers Part 2

So Rainy Day Games runs a monthly Warhammer 40K league and they make heavy use of objective markers both Tacical (1-6) as well as Eternal War (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4).

I’ve 3D printed objective markers before but I wanted a more complete set so I designed and 3D printed out a set of 1-6 as well as an “R” for the relic and an additional 2 and 3 for missions that require them. Additionally I designed and 3D printed some 40mm bases for the 25mm markers to sit into.

You can’t really see what is going on with these as they aren’t painted yet.

Unpainted 25mm

Unpainted 25mm

Unpainted 40mm

Unpainted 40mm

There you go.

Painted 25mm

Painted 25mm

Painted 40mm

Painted 40mm

And finally some closeup money shots.

Combined Base

Combined Base

Brick Base

Brick Base

Marker Base

Marker Base

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A Tournament and The New Adepta Sororitas

Had a great time at the tournament on Sunday. Lost very hard but met lots of new, great people.

  1. My first match (of three) was against a Grey Knight player and per usual my Salamanders just could not hold up to all the psy-bolt spam. Lost 2-15.
  2. My second match was against an Eldar (Space Marine allies) player. DIdn’t get tabled but I was left with my Land Raider and a single tactical marine at the bottom of turn 5. Lost 2-19.
  3. My last match was against an under-pointed Chaos Space Marines player. He had heard the tournament was 1500 points and was using a Dark Eldar vehicle as a Land Raider proxy. Still seemed like he was light on points and that make my victory sour. Won 13-2.

Here’s a picture from my second match. I didn’t get any other pictures because it was a pretty hectic day and I just forgot to whip my phone out.

Salamanders Lined Up

Salamanders Lined Up


In other news, the new Sisters of Battle digital only codex came out!

Likes:

  • Points are adjusted to be more balanced across the board.
  • The addition of War Hymns make melee fights less of a pain in the ass due to T3.
  • Some of the Relics are awesome.

Dislikes:

  • Only one Act of Faith per unit per battle. (With a couple exceptions)
  • Most of the Relics are shit.

So in the spirit of building a new 6th Edition Adepta Sororitas army, I’m starting with a model I picked up from Hitech Miniatures.

The Black Widow:

Before Web Removal

Before Web Removal

This “girl in terminator armour” is going to play as my Canoness HQ. The blade is a bit “Soul Calibur-y” but I think it works as a Blade of Admonition.

After Web Removal

After Web Removal

Other than scraping off the spiderwebs from her grieves and shoulder pads, the only thing I’ve done is added a bolt pistol bit I had laying around.

After Web Removal

After Web Removal

In all, I am extremely pleased with Hitech Miniatures and the quality of their casting.

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Another (sad face) Missed Tournament

So I recently remembered that I’m going to PAX Prime and will be there the last/first weekend of Augtember. This means I’m going to miss another tournament at my local hobby store (first Sunday of every month).

This kinda irks me as I keep missing tournaments and on top of that I’m putting together my Salamander army for no real reason as I don’t know if the next tournament will be a large point number game again. The sisters of Battle hold their own when it’s a small points game with enough Acts of Faith to pass around but larger games require more than just luck on a single dice roll (twin linked Acts of Faith with Uriah).

So I, again, didn’t get much done this weekend on my Salamanders. I got some Sternguard underway as well as added some scales to my Land Raider and drop pod. I think the scales came out really good. Now I just gotta wait for the bitz i’ve ordered to arrive to continue work on the Sternguard. I the mean time, I’ll be working on another squad of Tactical Marines and painting up some tanks.

Scaled Vehicles

Scaled Vehicles (I really like the texture of the scales.)

Sternguard in Progress

Sternguard in Progress

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Getting a Late Start

Not as far along as I would have liked this evening. (My new job is really kicking my ass.)

Updates:

Unpainted Squad

Unpainted Squad

Sergeant with Combi-Melta

Sergeant with Combi-Melta


I am really excited about the new Space Marines. So Excited in fact that I picked up some more odds and ends from Forge World this morning.

ETCHED BRASS SALAMANDERS SYMBOLS

ETCHED BRASS SALAMANDERS SYMBOLS

SALAMANDERS RHINO DOORS AND FRONT PLATE

SALAMANDERS RHINO DOORS AND FRONT PLATE

SALAMANDERS MARINE SHOULDER PADS

SALAMANDERS MARINE SHOULDER PADS

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Space Marines Making a Comeback!

I started working on my Salamanders again and then I hear that the Space Marines are getting a 6th ed Codex update.

Centurion Devastator Squad

Centurion Devastator Squad

Space Marine Stalker/Hunter

Space Marine Stalker/Hunter

Games Workshop, I need you to listen to me carefully.
Shut-up-and-take-my-money

Progress on new Salamander units:

Legs

Legs

Torsos

Torsos

I didn’t get very far on the first unit tonight but my goal is to have them assembled and painted to table top quality by the end of the weekend. Wish me luck.


On a final note, I started a new job and on my second day a coworker dropped this on my desk:
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Does anyone know where it comes from or what game system it’s part of?

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Dark Vengeance Dark Angels Tactical Squad #thedailypaint

I finally started painting up my Dark Vengeance Dark Angels. Started with my tactical squad.

Steps taken thus far:
1) Primed in Army Painter Angel Green spray paint.
2) Washed entire model in a heavy coat Citadel Coelia Greenshade
3) Heavy dry brushed Citadel Snot Green (now called Warpstone Glow) over all the armor bits.
4) Lightly dry brushed Citadel Goblin Green (dunno what the new color is called) over all the armor bits.
5) Lightly dry brushed Caliban Green (dunno what the old color is called) over all the armor bits; making sure to leave the glow of the lighter greens to show through.
6) Painted the robe of the sergeant and the chests of all the tactical marines with Citadel Dheneb Stone (now called Rakarth Flesh)
7) Started painting (not finished) the joint ribbing Citadel Abaddon Black (formerly called Chaos Black)

Please, let me know what you think.

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15 Assault Marines #thedailypaint

I didn’t have a chance to paint today as I want to go see the new 007 flick Skyfall.

What I did have a chance to complete today, though, was 15 Assault marines with magnetized back backs.

Four sergeants with power axes, a fella with a melta gun and the rest (10) with chainswords and bolt pistols.

I got a couple of cans of Dragon Red Army Painter spray primer that will go on tomorrow along with finishing priming my two drop pods.

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