I have recently found the Space Marines to be a much needed distraction from the terrain project and the Iron Warriors. Especially the Iron Warriors, don't get me wrong, I love them. Fun to play, fun to paint, and while I certainly don't think it's my best painted project ever, I'm not unhappy with how they have turned out. I just went a little to hard on them trying to get them ready for Mechanicon, and am suffering from a little burn out. I do have to get back to them though, as I have the Colonial coming up in January, and the St. Valentine's day Massacre in Feb. Both at 2k points.
I do have my next Land Raider for them assembled, and hit with their metallic base coat. So that's a nice start.
Next up I have some quick pictures of my new Space Marines, some of you may remember the test models I threw up here a little while ago, some progress has been made since.
With the list I have in mind that means I only have like sixty or so more marines to paint...
I am still very early in this project, and am nowhere near deciding on a list, but I do think it is going to be very infantry heavy led by a Biker Captain, with a Biker unit (or two) as troop choices.
I also know I am going to be doing several Tactical squads, all with Flamer and Missile Launcher. Other than that? I am just not sure.
Finishing up the Iron Warriors over the next couple months, I am adding the following; a 2nd Land Raider, a unit of 5 Terminators, and a Helbrute with Plasma Cannon.
While I certainly don't think they are the most powerful choices I could make, I think it will stick with my Heavy Armor theme.
That gives me 2 Land Raiders, a Rhino, Defiler, Vindicator, Helbrute, and Forge Fiend all squeezed into 2k points. Not to mention the ten terminators. Should be a blast!
I'll post more details on that when I have that list finalized.