Tuesday, 21 April 2009

PICTURES!! - Command Squad

Ok, Some pics of my command squad, I know that the inking tends to pool a bit, but I like the grubby look. Any tips would be more than welcome :D

Once I saw the forgeworld commissar models I just knew they had to be the commanders for my army. The fluff was pretty much designed around them, explaining the gas masks on only a few models and the large amount of comissars. Originally my commander was a simple upright standing guardsman with a boltgun and samurai sword sheathed on his back (he has been re-assigned to my veteran squad and will need a weapon refit to replace the boltgun, more on that later)

Onto the squad...

Colonel Commissar Winters (HSO)

Commissar Advisor Spears

Dress Sergeant (makes sure the troops look smart) note: ive recently had to remove his plasma pistol after scanning the new codex... but he does have white gloved hands to represent his job to inspect cleanliness.



Melta Gun guy

To be honest after looking at these pictures, they look OK at a distance, but the close-ups do look like the ink has taken over a lot of the details. I may have to have a go at drybrusing the colours back onto these areas. (Which is pretty much what i did on the Dress Sergeant, hence why he looks cleaner than the others)
What do you think? I'd love to have some feedback from more experienced modellers/painters and from those who can paint :D
For now, I'm cracking on taking pics of the few other units I've painted and some WIP of some other things.

Another note, you may notice these models do not have army markings on the shoulder pads, its because I'm currently sourcing some printable transfer paper to use a photoshopped army symbol and squad numbers.

Cheers for now, TSINI

blog comments powered by Disqus




The Lucky 88th History

The Lucky 88th

The Royal planet of Borlina is just off the Cadian gate, once a thriving hive planet with a high percentage of royal and rich descendants from Terra itself. Now a diseased, war torn hell hole, home to a twisted secret the Inquisition would rather not recount.

The Curse of Borlina

During a Chaos incursion (Blood & Bile of the Rich Invasion 960.M41) Inquisitor Payne ordered the Orbital Bombardment of the entire planet, choosing Viral Bombing as the means of execution of the foul beasts and corrupted Governors.
Unfortunately the Borlina PDFs were also sentenced to death, whilst deeply in conflict with the Chaos forces.
Under pressure from Inquisitor Rayvenn (of the Black Storm), Inquisitor Payne mercifully ordered areas with high concentrations of loyal forces to be bombed with a weaker strain of the virus. Whilst the planet was bombed with Virus 1, a highly corrosive airborne agent which subsides after 1 day. Virus 13 (a Plague like virus with no corrosive element) was deemed legal for use over loyalist troops, who were forewarned, advised to find cover and don gas equipment. Low on supplies, deep in conflict and without gas equipment the lucky 88th miraculously fought off Virus 13 as if it was a bad case of flu.


A nearby Commissariat fleet jumped at the opportunity to put together their own personal force and made planet fall to gather together the pockets of loyal troops into a fighting regiment. This proved quite difficult, requiring the aid of the nearby Space Marine chapters (“Dragon Marines” and “Black Storm”) to seek out loyal forces.

The largest surviving regiment had barricaded themselves in the Master Palace, which impressed the commissariat no end, for it was a disease ridden nightmare, the very palace itself was a Nurgle infested monstrocity.
Having already adopted the name “Lucky 88th” due to the large amount of survivors from the 88th regiment the troops added a Lucky Ace symbol to their armour and vehicles, much to the annoyance of the commissariat who view it as graffiti and unofficial. In return the more senior commissars keep their gas-masks on when in combat to stir anger into the men, making them fight harder for the injustice caused to them. Lower Commissars tend not to test such practises, wary of the men turning on them when cut off from high command.

Recruitment: The Virus Run

Any outsider coming into contact with any surviving member of the Borlina virus attacks must first be inoculated from the infectious version of the virus which can be fatal to weaker immune systems. New Recruits however are not so lucky. Firstly they are put through a year of heavy training wearing gas masks. Graduation into the Lucky 88th is only complete after a gruelling month fighting through the Virus Run, a heavily infected area of the former Borlingrav Palace, now a Bastion of pestilence and disease. The survivors of this infamous death zone gain the respect of the rest of the regiment, except for the veterans who hate all outsiders including the commissariat.