Friday, August 14

Crimson Fist Terminators

I've finished the Terminators from the Black Reach set. The only thing I did with them was give one a spare heavy flamer. The models are pretty good despite being basic "clip together" starter set minis - they're totally compatible with the standard Terminator box sets although they're a little less dynamic.

I spray varnished these models to get rid of the shine on the decal and instead got a light white dusting all over them when the varnish dried. I'm damn annoyed about it but there's not a huge amount I can do about it apart from buy some new varnish - it's a little old and I think it's been sitting around too long. Even though I gave it a good shaking, I suspect the matt medium has separated from the carrier liquid.

Saturday, August 8

Sons of Dorn - Crimson Fists Space Marines

I have a lot of half started/half completed armies. I get interested in a new project before finishing my current project much like a lot of wargamers. With this new army, I'm trying to use up a lot of the space marine models that I've constructed for other armies that never got finished. If I have to buy some new stuff to compliment the old models, well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :)

The first painted unit are the Tactical Squad from the Black Reach box set. The only conversion I've done is to give the sergeant a power weapon instead of his chainsword.