Sunday, February 20, 2011

I Swear to God, I Paint Stuff

It’s been too long since I painted a model and offered proof, so here are the beginnings of a jetbike squadron.
The Shuriken Cannon is an extra from a Wave Serpent sprue. The only cut I had to make was shaving the ammo belt down on one side so that it would fit under the engine cowling and connect the midpoint of the gun to the bike while still fitting in straight.

I think they’ve turned out well, especially the camouflage on the cowling. The rest of the army has an implied camo scheme, but these are the first models that use an explicit pattern.

Soon I’ll add two more Guardian bikes, including another cannon-bike, and then a Warlock with a Singing Spear. The Warlock will be a project - I hope to find plastic WFB elves with robes that will work. 40K Warlocks are all metal, and I don’t want to cut one in half, fit it to the seated legs of a plastic jetbike Guardian, then balance the whole thing on a bike. Ugg.

In less lucid moments I imagine having two squadrons like this, but one will do for now while I figure out how the hell to use them.


  1. That camo looks great! I love that look on the Eldar, seems unique and strangely (for 40k) sensible. I'm jealous of the hyper mobility of the Eldar. I need to investigate how to get more mobility in my 'Nids without going totally winged.

  2. Thanks!

    Regarding speed: I don't think I could go back - if it wasn't for Eldar I'd have to play Dark Eldar. The games against Zain60 (Mech Eldar vs Mech Eldar) are completely different than any matchup.

    Hopefully I'll face your Daemons sometime. Deep Strike versus speed would be chaos (no pun intended).