Sunday, September 29, 2019

Building a Kill Team #3 - Hans and Ikoor

Hans and Ikoor are 2 battle brothers who made a special backpack. I missed the step by step photos and only have the late stage.

Hans is the plasmagun bearer, and therefore is a key element in my kill team when it comes to Grey Knights.
the main body, using a Space Wolf version of the plasma gun

Because Hans has to shoot right, he has targeting system included on his helmet

Hans has a shield plugged on his back for better protection
Ikoor is a fighter of many battle and earned his commando marks by holding a mass of genestealer on Hordon II and surviving it.
Ikoor is a standard trooper, with a personalised bolter.

His backpack is made of space wolf shield and a heavy weapon backbpack (before lining the shield and some wash)

Monday, September 16, 2019

Building a Kill Team #2

2nd key space marine, Pimpy the Gunner.

Pimpy is a veteran of many battles and lost a leg. But it did not stop him from keeping up the fight.

First build. I added a metal leg.
Adding the heavy bolter

finishing the main setup
Added a protection on the right arm, adding armor skirts for extra protection

Looking for serious business

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Building a Kill Team

After playing few games of Kill Team made me realised that my warriors were too clean. The current space marines I have are more part of a battlefield company rather than a behind a line group of elite commandos.

Based on that, during a business trip to UK, I visited a Warhammer shop in Reading (really nice place!). There, I bought 2 boxes: Heavy Weapon and Tactical, plus 2 space wolves add-ons to put on the SMs.

Working on them while playing with other friends online. This is a very difficult part as you have to find the bit, glue it quickly and start shooting.

I worked on a first batch of 11 and another of 5. I was able to do 16 space marines with the 2 boxes and the bits I had here and there.

First member to be worked on was Beowulf.

I decided to go for the same way I did my space marines, with a grey neutral armor highlighted with a dark line to show the details, german grey weapon dry brushed with neutral gray, old gold an

Glueing the body and the head. I love the beaky guys

I added a fur, cut the legs to differentiate with Vlad's fur

First highlight after the first paint. I did not glue the arms yet to have access to the whole body.

Mid-way group photo

Glued the arms, shoulder pad and backpack. I added some battle damage on the right shoulder pad.

Bringing a knife and a gun to a gun fight. First layers done

fully finished version, base is still not the final one (I will use a transparent base)

Focus on the back

final after matt vernish spray. Better version once I finish them all