Category Archives: 40k

Ultramarines: Bikes and Attack Bikes

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

I bought most of these bikes on an impulse back in the third edition timeline, though they didn’t see paint until around 2012. I never could quite pull the trigger on the dollar cost of an all-bike army, although I lusted after one.

I only had one attack bike from the olden days, with a metal sidecar. The other two were bought around when I painted them and are the newer all-plastic kits. Actually, that’s lie. I have an all-metal Rogue Trader era attack bike around somewhere.

The bikes are the last of my Ultramarines to get posted. It’s been a long road to get through them all. Next up will be my Dark Eldar.

Ultramarines: Drop Pod

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

The Drop Pod provided another way to get my Ultramarines stuck in fast, although that mostly meant overextending and letting them die. Oops.

Drop Pod (closed)

I like the idea of letting the drop pod open on deployment, although it does make it hard to handle.

Drop Pod (open)

I painted the model before fully assembling it, which made it pretty easy to drybrush the interior.

Ultramarines: Land Raider

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

Assault Terminators pouring out of Land Raiders has always been a key image for me in 40k. So naturally, when I started playing the Land Raider was one of the first things I picked up.

Land Raider Crusader

It never performed nearly as well in game as I thought that it should, but that rarely stopped me from trying again.

Land Raider Redeemer

I magnetized the turrets to allow play with either modes, although I don’t think I ever brought it in the flamer-tastic Redeemer edition.

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)