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Big Lamenters WIP update

Templecon is a few weeks away, SO I have been in paint mode!

Here are some pics of my WIP. Keep in mind these are VERY work in progress.  Most of the models lack final highlights.

First up, some Lamenters Terminators. The doomed shooty terminators unlikely to ever find a home on a competitive player's table from Space Hulk. And yes, I am playing them WYSIWYG, which means I paid for the chainfist. (Not pictured) I am going to deliver them to the table either by Deep Strike or in the Storm Raven. Either way is perilous in this 6th edition game, but hell, these are Lamenters.  It will make for great stories to see them get exploded upon entry every single game!  My hope is to have some exciting and fun games and to make some interesting battle reports telling the story of the unfortunate Lamenters. This army is actually one cobbled together from the remnants of the chapter after the Badab War.  As such, none of the squads are complete, and they don't quite have harmonious weapons. The Assault Marine Sergeant carries a plasma pistol! Who does that?  :)  And there is a priest in this army, driving a bike and wielding a power fist...

I broke his toes when I was cutting off the Space Hulk
base. Nothing a little glue and sand wont cover up!  

I am not sure if the sash things between his legs look Lamenter or Tim Burton..


"What are you aiming at son? Go get em!"

Vanguard Vets with Jump Packs! No, the banner is not actually there.


And who was it that accused me of being a WAAC player?  I give you combat scouts.
The Sergeant has the chainsword. Plain, naked combat scouts for no other reason than I love painting the models.










And finally, I could not resist the temptation to rig up a Razorback with LEDs. I would like to send a HUGE thanks out to Chris at PoweredPlay Games. Check him out HERE. He sent me some LED kits and they were so easy to use that I am amazed I never tried them before.

The best part of this Razor is that I have the battery, board and switch inside, but there is still room on the board for more LED plugs, so when on display I can open up the hatch and plug in the LEDs from the display board!  While I know that the Flame Storm Cannon will not likely ever get a chance to lay its hot love down upon some Tau scum, I went for it just to get the chance to use those sweet LEDs in the barrels.

When I rigged this up, I planned out the wiring, which was super easy, then assembled the model, but didnt glue the top on. Then I primed and airbrushed the yellow base coat. The top is completely removable. Finally I installed the LEDs and wires and voila!  A power drill does come in handy. I filed down the orb headlight facing on the model so that it was flat, then I drilled through it, and the chassis with my power drill, leaving a hole just big enough for the LED to peek out.  In the gun, I left the LED at the base of the turret, and ran Fiber Optics down the barrels to deliver the light.  The headlights are SUPER bright, almost too bright, but so what, it looks awesome!


So the army is about 80% done.  The razor will take no time to paint and I have to finish the other vehicles and the dread. I will be done the terminators by Friday, and the tactical marine this weekend, leaving me with a few assault marines to paint, then every model to clean up and detail. Then I have to do the display.  It will be coming down to the wire, so I wont be able to add the motion element I had planned. I went to buy one but all the ones on Ebay are over 60 bucks... before Christmas they were going for 20... I was hoping to get one for a steal now... Oh well.  I will definitely have that done for Battle for Salvation! I dropped the bike squad for now. I simply had too much to do so had to revamp the list a bit.  But don't worry, they will be in the expansion of this army as I paint more.  (and they will give the lonely priest some one to ride with)

I am getting better at painting checker shoulder pads.  I only have about 7 more to do!  It is tedious and requires focus, so I can't do a lot at once, but my plan was to get one done every day on top of the rest of the painting, so I should have them done by next week.

I can't wait to see how this army looks on the table.  It has been the funnest army I have ever painted and it has rejuvenated my love for the hobby. I have ZERO aspirations for winning a single game with this army ever, but I have gone all in on the hobby part, so screw it.  Competing for Best Painted will be my competition!

Hope you enjoyed for now, much more to come no that I have found my camera. My wife lost it.

Jawaballs

6 comments:

DimmyK said...

They all look amazing! Well done!

The GunGrave said...

LED's look great there! Wish I had the patience to give it a go

Jawaballs said...

The thing is with the kit I used every thing is done for you. You don't need patience! Check them out.

Evolush said...

I'm glad you're still around making content Jawa! Always look forward to updates!

Jawaballs said...

Thanks man. My current output is a far cry from the daily articles I was posting a couple years ago, but family matters! Glad you enjoy. More updates soon!

John Stiening said...

I looks like you are back Chris! This is the blog we've all been waiting to read again. Keep up the excellent work.

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