Friday, August 30, 2013

Space Marine preorders are up go get em!

well after looking over what we actually got  I am surprised by what I want from the list and what was kinda disappointing.

     The command figures look nice but both the captain and the librarian are mono pose plastic and 30$ so you can count me out on them.

    As much as I like seeing the Imperial fists on the cover of the codex I cant see paying 115$ for a book that has no more content then its 58$ "normal" counter part

    Ok enough with the negative the rest of the release I am loving the new sternguard they are nice looking and come with  two of each combie and both a heavy bolter and heavy flamer that is plenty for me I am not the kind of person that spammed 10 combies in a squad so i will have plenty with this kit. The new tactical squad is all i could want minus a few more heavy weapon options . Tho this kit raises the question with the sternguard kit if the tactical Sargent can have a combie that is a base bolter half with 4 different tops why where the sternguard ones done as solid pieces?

    Ah I all most forgot the the new vanguard vets they look great and have nice options in the kit the only question for me is can I find a place to use them in my army....

   any way that is my two cents now to wait for next week and actually getting my hands on the book.... 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Light up Imperial Fist Rhino

 all lights off
 just head lights
blinking turn signals (you will have to trust me they blink nicely)
next to the old one 
one last shot with the old rhino


Monday, August 12, 2013

Some weeks I just spend ruining models

OK perhaps its not as bad as ruined but some times it feels like that. I just can't seem to get the wings to have the texture I want. They are perfectly smooth so I am forced to paint in anything I want texture wise and my lack of skill in free handing is really holding me back.

Oh well she has a date with my primer can now and I will start over from square one some time later.  

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Solid rumors at last....

I don't normally post things like this but there are finally what I would call solid rumors for a new codex Space Marines. So I thought I should see what is going on and give some thought to what is in store for my personal army.   if you would like to see the rumors from the source I am drawing opp-on
but hear is the copy/paste if you prefer to stay hear
This is very cool, it looks like Space Marines are here!
Officially until there is an announcement, we still have to classify these as rumors.

via anonymous sources
Space Marine Codex
176 pages!!!!! $58
by Robin Cruddace
Cover pic is a close up Ultra Marine pointing forward into battle

War Zone: Damnos
by Phil Kelly
68pages $33

Space Marine Stalker/Hunter
The three barreled Stalker and the Single large barreled Hunter

Space Marine Reclusiam Command Squad
Includes Razorback 5 man command squad and a space marine chaplin

Space Marine Captain
1 model $30

Space Marine Librarian
1 model $30

Space Marine Strikeforce
39 models $220

Space Marine Centurion Devastator/ Assault Squad
3 models $78

Space Marine Tactical Squad
10 models $40

Space Marine Sternguard
5 models $50

Space Marine Vanguard
5 models $40

 I thought I would give you my thoughts on each piece one at a time

"Space Marine Codex
176 pages!!!!! $58
by Robin Cruddace
Cover pic is a close up Ultra Marine pointing forward into battle"

    176 pages is rather nice 32 more than the last book 96 more then the 4th edition book and I believe 122 more then the 3ed edition codex. If you are like me and enjoy reading your army book time and again for the whole edition, bigger is better and will have more fluff then ever before. Count me in.
   Robin Cruddace is writing it I know there is a lot of hate on the internet for him due to the tyranid codex but keeps doing just fine with the book so there is no worries on my end about him, also he did codex: Imperial guard and that book is just fantastic.
   Ultra Marines on the front for the 3ed time in a row... I would have preferred a switch but I do suppose they are the standard for codex adherent chapters so it makes seance from that standpoint.
   58$.... getting silly expensive for the codexes any more but this is my army so they will get my money for this one.

 "War Zone: Damnos
by Phil Kelly
68pages $33"

    I might flip thru this in the store but I don't see it in my collection any time soon

"Space Marine Stalker/Hunter
The three barreled Stalker and the Single large barreled Hunter"

65$ for a tank that shoots flyers and not much else from what I understand.... that would be  something I will pass on. I prefer units that have more then one function in a Marine army so if it only shoots flyers I am not interested.

"Space Marine Captain
1 model $30

Space Marine Librarian
1 model $30"

     I bunched these 2 together seance the thoughts on them would be the same just about. I should be set on command models I just finished painting my 2ed power armor  Librarian I have a Chaplin with a jump pack and a Terminator Chaplin painted lysander painted and a power armor captain with a relic blade on a bike all ready to go. So I don't see a need for personally for either kit.
     but from a value point of view Gray knights strike squad is basically a 5 man librarian kit for 3$ more then this new kit
The guy on the left is what I made from that gray knights box tho I did use some standard marine legs and chest plate.

"Space Marine Centurion Devastator/ Assault Squad
3 models $78"

    I will have to see them to really decide but for now I am leaning away from these. Also 78$ is steep so that is kind of a turn off. They will have to look amazing to get my hobby dollars

"Space Marine Tactical Squad
10 models $40"

    Slight price bump I can deal with that. Supposedly they are an all new kit if they look good it would be a short jump to get me to buy them even tho I have little need for more Tactical marines.

"Space Marine Sternguard
5 models $50"

     If this kit comes with lots of combie weapons and they models are new but on par with or better then The current sternguard I will need to get a 3ed squad at some point.... I know I am weak but I have a thing for sternguard.

"Space Marine Vanguard
5 models $40"

    These confuse me they are 5 dollars cheaper then the current Vanguard vets and 10 cheaper then there sternguard brethren and rumor is that they are both plastic kits. It's still 80$ for a full squad but if they are good looking and I am sure they are I may add them in to my army at some point in this edition. 

     All in all it looks like that army will see little change from the last edition and I am fine with that  as an army we have great model support there will be little to no fine cast left if the vets both get new plastics and if there are some small tweets to rules for some of the weaker units (I'm looking at you assault squads) The book will continue to be the yardstick by witch other books are measured. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Dark vengeance librarian painted as an Imperial Fist

I started this guy a wile ago just baseing the blue and things like that but after playing with the object source lighting on my weight king I decided it was time to finish him up.

Most of this is my normal painting nothing to exciting.  But I wanted to play with lighting his eyes one as a red mechanical eye and the other blue with the build up of  power with in him. and of course try to blend them together in between.