Category Archives: 40k

Ultramarines: Dreadnought (Assault on Black Reach)

From time to time I’ll reach into the hobby vault to feature models painted before I started this blog.

This Dreadnought is from the Assault on Black Reach set, the fifth edition starter box for Warhammer 40,000. It was among the first 40k models bought after my return to the hobby, though it one of the first to be painted.

Dreadnought (rifleman)

It did represent one of my earlier forays into magnetizing, with both arms magnetized so I could put on Forgeworld autocannon arms or the multimelta/heavy flamer that came in the kit. The starter box had simpler models, so didn’t feature the fuller weapons set of the standalone dreadnought.

Dreadnought (multimelta / heavy flamer)

The basing is super simple, just a single green flock. I suspect I was in a rush for an event, or maybe just a game day, and never got back to it.

Ultramarines: Predator

From time to time I’ll reach into the hobby vault to feature models painted before I started this blog.

I painted these two Predators some time apart from each other.

Ultramarines Predator

The first was done quick in a week ahead of an event (a narrative event at (I think) DunDraCon that involved taking 500 points of “allies” (back in 5th edition before the allies was part of the game) which. In the last game of the event everyone’s allies betrayed them after deployment. Your opponent got to control them. I had Orks as the allies, but wanted to beef up my main force.

Ultramarines Predator (with sponsons)

I think the second was just simple force expansion.

As usual for my marines, the weapons and sponsons are all magnetized, so they can be used in a variety of configuration.

Ultramarines Predator (top)

Genestealer Cults: Acolyte Hybrids

Acolyte Hybrids make up the last of my initial Genestealer Cult Kill Team.

I got a bunch of extra cutter bits off eBay in support of maximum special weapons. I didn’t notice until later that the three arms are split between a bonus left and right arm, so the torsos don’t always quite match. Oh well.

Unlike the most of my other Genestealer Cults models, I decided to magnetize the arms on these guys. I don’t have many extra Acolyte bodies, so the flexibility seemed worthwhile.

Genestealer Cults: Purestrain Genestealers

What a Genestealer Cult without some Genestealers?

Genestealer (cthulhu head)
Genestealer (cthulhu head)

The Kill Team list building rules seem to encourage diversity in the Genestealers. You can take Scything Talons for free, along with Rending Claws. Then you can split your attacks between them.

Genestealer (flesh hooks)
Genestealer (flesh hooks)

You can also take one model with Flesh Hooks and one with an Acid Maw for free, giving further options. Sure, I’ll take free options.

Genestealer (acid maw)
Genestealer (acid maw)

I gave the acid gland the same orange as the hazard suits on the Neophytes. It doesn’t totally make sense that the organic components would match a jumpsuit, but it helps give them a unified look so I’ll take it.