Firstly, my Death riders, they are being sprayed at the moment ready to be painted up.
You can see the extensive greenstuffing needed to make joins invisible
This picture shows some of the main moulding issues with these models, the canal joining the pistol handle to the saddle, this often required re-attaching the pistol handle as it snapped off, and carving the saddle/coat back into shape. This particular horse had issues with the reigns, whilst cutting them back into shape, i hacked a chunk off, and had to GS it back in - which was lovely...
And secondly, look who's joined the party - my first hive tyrant
I've sculpted a tongue for him, the mouth was a bit of a dodgy sculpt, and i didn't fancy the "Alien" tongue supplied, i figured something more in keeping with the other monsters would be more fitting.
I can't think what to do about the base. as far as i can remember, hive tyrants are normally on 60mm bases, but the base on this monster is already wider than that, so i could grind the resin base to 60mm, and build up a 60mm base to the same height with greenstuff, or make a nice wooden plinth stylebase and just make it 75mm the same width as the resin piece, or simply leave him as he is.
In other news, I played a game against some blood angels on sunday. 1500 points seize ground game.
It was certainly ineresting - i wish i'd had my camera. Death company Tycho is a real monster, he just doesnt die!!!
Jokingly we all made comments about how GW must have simply said "what if we made a character with all the USRs"
He managed to single handedly kill
- 20 conscripts (killing 4, then catching them when they fail their leadership test of 2)
- 10 infantry
- 10 stormtroopers
- colonel commissar winters + command squad
before succumbing to his wounds, and eventually an executioner blast.
Unit of the match on my side was definately the Medusa, with a librarian dreadnought, a whole squad of assault infantry and most of corbulo's body guard all chalked up in 3 shooting phases!
The game ended in a technical draw (george moved his only remaining troops to 4" away from the objective - but because there was no reason for this other than an honest mistake i concluded it would still be his objective) My remaining troops (2 autocannon teams) held an objective also, making it 1:1 Draw.
Things to take away from the game:
- always take a medusa against marines.
- always take the executioner against marines
- always assault tycho - he's going to do it anyway
- use conscripts and other squads to make enemy units subject to the "Rage" USR move around against their will. - this worked well for me, making tycho wander around in front of my gunline.
- Baal predators are mobile! 12" and still firing is usefull for harrassing my men!