Hey Ladies and Gents!
Today is a nice hobby update on where I am at with my Black Templars which is nice considering how Blood Angel heavy the blog has been recently with both reviews (a little more on that later) and hobby progress.
So today I have a finished project to show you and also some WIP projects that will hopefully be completed in the next couple of weeks or so (more likely 3 but I'm giving myself something to aim for!)
So here is a rescue project I commenced on a knackered vindicator, I'm aiming to improve on WIP shots as I realised the impact is a lot better than just a before and after picture, but with this tank I'm afraid that's all you're getting for this one, but skip down later for some better WIP picks of the other Vindicator.
Here's the before shot:
And here is a host of after pictures!
You can see in the last picture how little effort I put into really cleaning this up, but I just wanted to get it nice and table top ready from a distance.
I'm happy with how it turned out but I think I will go back once I've done all the tanks and add a more extreme highlight to all of them.
Here is the before shots of the second rescued and converted vindicator:
On the back of the tank was a gaping hole, this was covered up with my favourite emergency conversion material, Train Tickets!! They are pretty sturdy and featured in the first tank conversion also!
And finally here is my WIP scouts that are all metal and have been stripped and half undercoated so far (the other half and second vindicator are upstairs drying from an undercoat as I type!):
With my piled up Death Company crammed in behind them! But having sold all my none Blood Angel and none Black Templar figures my to-do pile is still big but considerably smaller than it was!
So I am playing the second of my Narrative game on Thursday which is why the Templars are getting a good seeing too as we are escalating the points value to around 1500-1600 from 1300. This mean either adding both vindicators or a vindicator and some neophytes. I'm hoping to get some real pictures of this game and try my hand at a decent battle report for once! We are going to be playing a custom mission for this one so I will enjoy writing that up for you as well. Basically the Orks and Templars are going to be fighting for Ork tech from the crashed Hulk from the first game and this will have knock on effects in the final show down where the Templars and Angels will assault an Ork Town. It should be fun!!
Finally I would like some feedback from you my readers on what you enjoy about my blog and what you would like to see more of or less of as I move forward. I really enjoyed writing my review of the Blood Angels codex, though I had a lot of tongue in cheek turn of phrases as I'm sure you will notice if you have read them.
Would people like to see more review? Or more hobby updates? I know I'd like to put more WIP shots up as I said before, I'd also like to put more battle reports up as well. I'm looking forward to writing about my experiences at Fluffageddon and Blog Wars X at hoping to get some snaps of my battles as well as my opponents because I like putting faces to names!
Anyway, any advice for a better set up, look to the blog or just improvements in anyway please leave a comment and I will try and make this blog better as I go forward.
As an addendum, it took my 2 and a half months to reach 1000 views and it has taken less than a month since then to reach 3000 so I am super happy with over 2000 views in just less than a month! Thank you to everyone who reads my blogs and special thank you to NafNaf from Objective Secured and Nick from the Burning Eye and Corrm from Standwargaming who can all be found on my blog roll and who have been fantastic inspirations and I hope to play all of them in future tournaments I attend :)