Category Archives: 40k

Ultramarines: Tactical Squad I

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

This Tactical squad, although fourth to be posted and labeled as squad I, was actually the second one I painted, back early 2012 or so. It’s the squad from the fifth edition Assault on Black Reach box.

Ultramarines Tactical Squad I (sergeant group)

It was also the first infantry I painted using an airbrush to put down the basecoats.

Ultramarines Tactical Squad I (meltagun group)

The meltagun is a small conversion, since I believe it came with a flamer.

Ultramarines Tactical Squad I (missile launcher group)

Ultramarines: Rhinos

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

The Rhino is the backbone of many Space Marine armies. I had two from my initial 2nd/3rd edition foray into the game, but they either weren’t painted, or at least not remotely well.

Rhino

Some airbrushing and a bit of black an silver would at least make them presentable. And that’s as far as I got with them while still playing the game.

Rhinos (group)

40k: Objectives

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

Over the years I built a couple of objectives for 40k. They’d probably work for any scifi setting in a pinch.

Barrel on side objective

This and the next are pretty simple applications of a Tamiya WWII oil drum kit with a few 40k flourishes. Nothing too exciting, but it gets the job done.

Standing barrel objective

The last one is the exciting one of the bunch. I did this one for a campaign involving my Dark Eldar, on a planet with some latent Necron action. I had purchases a bag of random bits, from which I found some Necron parts to assemble into this vaguely interesting shape. The orange and black matches my Dark Eldar. My thought is that it’s a Dark Eldar power pack activating some Necorn artifact found on the planet surface.

Shield generator kitbash

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.