Ultramarines: Metal Sniper Scouts

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

These metal sniper scouts were part of my original second edition foray into 40k, but left unpainted until 2009 or so. If I recall correctly, there were only two sculpts for the single-piece models, so a full squad would include duplicates.

These models represent an early attempt at camo. The cloaks have some blotches of gray. Not particularly effective, but at least it’s subtle enough to be ignored.

Ultramarines: Stormtalon

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

The Stormtalon was released as part of an early wave of Flyers, and painted at about the same time.


While trying to get the struts painted on the transparent canopy piece to match the finish on the rest of the model, I held it too close to a rattle can of varnish, giving it the frosted appearance shown. That was not the plan. On the plus side, that saved me from needing to paint the pilot and cockpit.

Stormtalon (detail)

Ultramarines: Vindicator

In honor of Tanksgiving, I present this Vindicator.

This model would have been purchased in around 2000, during my third edition foray into Warhammer. Then it sat unpainted until around 2012 when I got back into the game.

The kit is the old plastic Rhino kit with a substantial metal upgrade pack. The side armor consists of six separate panels, giving the model real heft. The figure sticking out of the top is a lot smaller than a standard marine, highlighting the inconsistent scale of vehicles and infantry.

Wreck Age: Stitcher Hunter with Netcaster

I received this promo model for participating in the Broken Contract event at Adepticon this year. Wreck Age is one of many post-apoc/distopian games that have been on my radar for a while but hasn’t quite managed to break through to a significant buy in.

Stitcher Hunter with Netcaster
Stitcher Hunter with Netcaster

But I’m not one to let the lack of game prospects keep me from painting a cool model.

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