Wednesday, August 19, 2009

4th Company Ultramarines - Assault Marines

Slow but progressive, I took a break from painting for a few days and it was refreshing finishing of some assault marines here. Here, I've just managed to complete my other 5 assault marines to make a complete 10 man squad. I've 3 more unassembled assault marines(leftovers after converting 2 of them to HQ with jetpacks), which I'll probably assemble as a few variants of seargent with various combination of weapons, will be useful for the next 10 assault marines too.
My target is really to complete all my infantry before end of the month, as it is, I'm a bit behind schedule...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Captain - Conversion and Painting

Just completed my first converted HQ from assault marines sprues and terminator parts. Just a break from continuously painting the rest of the company...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Troops in progress

I've just completed the 2nd Tactical Squad along with the transport. That means one more squad and one more transport to go before I finish painting my troops inventory. This will comprise half of the company along with my assault marines and one devastator squad.
However, I'm contemplating as to whether or not to collect a whole company (in my case three more squads with transports and 10 more assault marines with 1 more devastator squad). This is of course due to the upcoming apoc battle coming soon (my club are holding an Ultramarines Vs Chaos Marines where we try to muster the whole chapter end of this year) and what I have now is barely enough to make an impact. At the back of my mind, I can collect another army with that budget! (maybe chaos or space wolves). I suppose I'll wait till I finish the rest and see how it goes from there.
I've resorted back to painting in batches as oppose to my usual methods of completing one miniature before the next. I managed to maintain the quality but with a little more speed this time, also as I'm more familiar with the design of the models and finding new ways of shortcuts without compromising the finished product.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

4th Company Ultramarines Progress

Progress of my army - At the moment, I've assembled and base-coated most of my infantry for the Ultramarines army.The 2 battleforces with a OOP devastator squad and a terminator squad and a razorback and an additional assault marine kit set produces lots of parts to produce 2 scouts team of 7 men each, 3 tactical teams with rhino transport (one which has exchangeable parts for a razorback), a termie team with missile launcher, a full fledge assault team, a dev squad and enough parts to mix and match to produce a jet pack Captain and an jet pack Chaplain, a space marine rhino pilot objective marker as show below.
The objective marker is my experiment of making an elaborated marker for each army to add some interest in the game, rather than just assigning a piece of terrain for the purpose, and in this case, an rhino pilot waiting to be rescued should be interesting, after all, how often do you see these guys out in the field anyway?
In my next phase of this army, I’ll be painting my landspeeders and 2 more vindicators and a drop pod. By tradition, 4th company has the most dread naughts in a chapter and I’ll definitely collect a few to complete the company display soon.