Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New Works in Progress!!

Here is a little update as I try to get back in the swing of things.  I put together 10 Gravis Pattern Lascannons from here.  Three of them can be seen below.  They are an amazing product.  I recommend them for any Praetorian army.  They fit well on a large base with room for crew.  I can't wait to get them painted and put them in action.

Different angles for your viewing pleasure!
Next I have a completed Rough Rider.  Again from Curious Constructs.  My first fully assembled model looks like this.  He is the first of ten that I currently possess.  They may be getting a new mount but these old Empire horses are a perfect fit.  I plan to get another 10.  For no other reason then I think 20 Rough Riders would look awesome.  Anyone have any old horses they are willing to part with?

Very Rough start to my Rough Riders
I hope this is a start to consistent blogging for my army again.  I hope this helps inspire you to work on your own armies. Comment and help keep me motivated. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Almost 2 Years!!!! HOLY CRAP!!

I can't believe how quickly time flies when life gets in the way of hobbying.  It has been nearly two years since an update.  I just happened to going through my collection and organizing it.  I finally took my Col. Gravis Heavy Weapons off their sprues.  I hope that I have the time to get back into it.  I would like to get at least another platoon of infantry done before the new year. 

I am curious to see the new campaign that was posted here.  I have Praetorian, Ork, and Space Marine armies.  I could set this up with some local friends and get it going.  If that happens I will post batreps. 

Well I guess that is it for now.  I will try to post again next week.  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Commissars, Master of Ordnance, & Vendettas oh my!!

Here are the  latest editions to my steadily growing Praetorian Army.

Emperor help the Guardsman who stumbles across this!
Summary Execution

Hmmm, Power Sword or Power Fist...?
Swinging sword so fast I couldn't focus!
There is nothing in that book but squiggles!!!!
That bomb should be landing right about.....
ZOOM (Well Putter)
I hope 2 is enough.

Well that is it for now.  The Vendettas are converted from these Scout Aeronefs.  I added the sponsons for the Lascannons.  They are textured plasticard with 90 degree angle card for trim.  The lascannons on sponsons are IG Heavy Weapons.  The Lascannons on front are from Razorbacks.  They come in at just under 1.5 inches shorter in width and length than actual vendettas.  All in all they work really good and I have had no complaints about them.  I think they really add flavor to the army.  I will eventually put some sort of hand rail around the deck (any suggestions?)

Last but not least, my flak cannons came in today.  I will assemble them and give a WIP picture tomorrow.  Stay motivated.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Excellent Photos from Col. Winterborne

Just a little bump for a fellow Praetorian player.  For any of the folks who follow me but not the other great Praetorian Commanders out there, check out these photos.  They contain two Praetorian forces on a training exercise.  Definitely inspired me to get a BatRep or two in.  Here is the link:
Battle Pictures

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Group Photos

As promised, here are a few group shots of everything I have painted so far.  I have only included a few of the tanks for aesthetics.  If anyone is interested I can do a group photo of them as well.
The whole lot of 'em
Can you see the snipers?
Eye level of the line
Overhead looks cool I think.
I hope you enjoy them.  In other news, my Vendetta conversion models came in.  They are assembled and primed.  I am waiting for them to be done before revealing them.  If they turn out as good as I think they are, maybe this will set the standard for Praetorian Vendettas (like Gravis Pattern Heavy Bolters).  Also, I have 4 Commissars and my Master of Ordnance painted.  They are awaiting wash and clear coat.  I will complete them when I complete the Vendettas. 

Stay Motivated!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Tournament Help

OK I am looking for some serious help now.  I am planning on starting more competitive play.  There is a tournament at my local game store next week and I don't even know where to begin.  I normally play friendly games with themed army lists.  I don't expect to win, but I want to make a good showing.  Would anyone out there mind throwing a good 1999+1 list my way to see what I can do.  My only limitation at this time is that I have no vendettas.  I may have my kits delivered this week.  If so I plan to use them (2).  Please provide lists if you have them.  If worse comes to worse I will just play a fun list and hope for best painted.  I have had a lot of compliments on my army since no one there has actually seen a full Praetorian army.  Any help is good.  Thanks.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ratlings, Heavy Weapons, and Characters

Well I have finished up some more models.  I completed another 20 Infantry, but you have seen what they look like painted.  I submit to you now, some new material.  First off are my Ratling Snipers.  I painted them in green as it is the traditional color for Rifles.  I was able to complete these thanks to an anonymous contributor.
Crumple Muckstart's Crackshots

Sergeant Crumple Muckstart.

Next we have an Astropath.  I stuck with a very simple color palette.  I wanted him to look more like a Monk than anything else.  I like the way his hollow eye sockets turned out.

Verekar (Astropath Tertius)
Here is one of my Platoon Commanders.  The camera really adds a few pounds.  He looks even fatter than he really is.  Simple head swap got the job done. 
Lieutenant Edward Browne
Here is my other Platoon Commander.  Commissars make great conversions for Praetorian Officers.  I may make him my Company Commander when I find a replacement.  I have used him as Al'Rahem before also.  I like the way his carapace armor came out on top of the red tunic.
Lieutenant Frederick Austin
Here is a Gravis Pattern Heavy Bolter.  At this time I have 5 complete to attach to Platoon Squads.
Wait for it!!!

 Here is what 3 of them look like in a Heavy Weapons Squad

Gatling Battery

That is all for now.  Next on my table is 10 more infantry, Master of Ordnance, and a couple of Commissars.  I hope I have motivated you.