Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Badab Campaign: I Love You Lexicanum!

Me again,

Lexicanum have finally been updated with some information on the Star Phantoms. And it's given me a whole host of options.

Before I was under the impression that the Star Phantoms only deployed their 9th Company (Devastator Company) to Badab, according to this new information they actually sent the entire Chapter.

Also it seems that rather than the normal 2 Devastator Squads per Battle Company the Star Phantoms maintain 3 Devastator Squads.

Star Phantom Battle Brother

Star Phantom Terminator

Oh and this is their chapter symbol,



Badab Campaign: On A Roll

Hey once more, Been rather productive recently, as you can see below:

Finished the first combat squad for my Star Phantoms and I have to say I'm pretty happy with them. Starting the second half of the squad tonight.


Friday, 11 March 2011

Imperial Fist Scouts

I'm very happy with these guys, which makes a nice change as recently I've not been impressed with any of the models I've finished.

What is it?

Any guesses what 'it' is? Or what 'it' is going to be used for?

Would love to hear your guesses. Gonna work on it a bit more this weekend.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Badab Campaign: Big Problem

Just got back from a fun day at GW Southend, spent all day painting and decided to skip playing a game.

Been a pretty productive day which has seen me work on the Tactical Marines, Imperial Fist Scouts and Captain Androcles.
First up is the Tactical Marines and lets just say I'm really not impressed with these. The test model looked good so I got to work on the next 10 and it went down hill from there. Have a look for yourself.

Next are my Imperial Fists Scouts that are finally finished. Very happy with these boys and had a few comments made about them. May look into expanding them into a full 1,000pt Imp Fists list in this scheme.

And finally I've done the conversion for Captain Androcles. And again I'm very happy with the result.

Need to get back to the drawing board with these Star Phantoms.
More soon,

Monday, 7 March 2011

Badab Campaign: Chariots of the Phantoms

Small update tonight, built 3 of the Rhinoes I've had in boxes for a while.

Getting my large drybrush tomorrow and will be spending most of the day down GW Southend hopefully being productive and getting bits painted. Oh and I'm also starting my Captain Androcles conversion. Should be a good day.
May also try to get a game in with my Imperial Fists. Glory to Rogal Dorn!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Badab Campaign: Test Model and Ancient Alondrius

Been busy this weekend assembling my 1,000pt Star Phantoms force, 30 Tactical Marines and the Dreadnought are awaiting undercoated and a lick of paint. One thing I have realised (AGAIN) is that I really hate cleaning mould lines off of models, and when you've got 30 Tactical Marines to clean up it makes you want to scream. You'd think with the advances in injection moulding technology that they would of found a way of stopping mould lines forming.

So this is the first stage of the test model for my scheme. Looking hopeful but the real result won't be apparent til tuesday as I need to purchase a large drybrush to continue. So hopefully come wednesday I should know whether this is the scheme I'm going with.

I've assembled and undercoated Ancient Alondrius, my Dreadnought. Really wanted to arm him with a lascannon but I just didn't have the points for it without reducing the effectiveness of the list elsewhere.

And before I forget there has been a slight change to my 1,000pt list due to lack of available multi-melta's. Each Tactical Squad is now carrying a rocket launcher.
Until next time,

Friday, 4 March 2011

Badab Campaign: Oh You've Got To Be Kidding Me!

So I went into GW Thurrock (Lakeside) this evening to pick up a Venerable Dreadnought and to find out if there is an official colour scheme for the Star Phantoms.

And boy was I in for a shock:
(NOTE: Largest image I could find, but not very good).
Yep the Star Phantoms are a pure white armoured army.
Never tried to paint white power armour and I wasn't too sure how to approach it.
Thinking about it I've got 1 thing going for me, it isn't a bright, virbrant white. The Star Phantoms are more of a dirty, dull white so that should make it slightly easier. (NOTE: By the end of the weekend I'm really gonna regret that sentence).
So I'm going to go with:
-Skull White undercoat
-Dheneb Stone basecoat
-Devlan Mud wash (heavily watered down)
-Skull White overbrush
Gonna smash out a test model tonight and see how it goes. Otherwise I've got a big problem.
Until next time,

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Campaign Project: The Badab War

Another year, another Space Marine army being planned. GW Southend is running a Badab campaign over the summer (from what a friend has informed me) and I thought I'd get in on the action. From what I've heard (again from a friend) it seems everyone and their dog is siding with Huron and are painting up Lamenters (no doubt to use the Blood Angels codex). So I've decided to take command of the chapter that eventually whooped Huron's traitorous backside.

The Star Phantoms.

Now as I don't own the Badab Imperial Armour books I have very little information to work with. The only armour scheme I could find is from the BoLS Badab campaign book which i'm not sure is 100% accurate (but I do like it). So on friday I'm heading down to find out more information on the campaign and to see what the Star Phantoms scheme actually is.

What I do know is that the Star Phantoms deployed into the final battle of the campaign (Siege of the Palace of Thorns) in a massed Drop Pod assault so thats the style of army I'm going to enter with. Also that the Star Phantoms were led by Captain Androcles who horrifically wounded Huron with his combi-melta. At this point I'm setting out for a 1,000pt army, with the potential for an expansion to 1,500pts.

Captain Androcles 140pts
relic blade, combi-melta.

Tactical Squad Alpha 235pts
meltagun, multi-melta. Sergeant has powerfist. Drop Pod.

Tactical Squad Bravo 235pts
meltagun, multi-melta. Sergeant has powerfist. Drop Pod.

Tactical Squad Charlie 235pts
meltagun, multi-melta. Sergeant has powerfist. Drop Pod.

Dreadnought 150pts
assault cannon. Drop Pod.

Total: 995pts

Hopefully more soon,