Monday, July 21, 2014

Black Templars - new heavy hitters!

Hello everyone,

Following a Dust Tactics update the other day, I'm happy to report that my Black Templars force is getting some love with the arrival of some reinforcements at HQ.

Here they are:
1.) Airpower: Stormtalon Gunship.
My very first air unit! Believe it or not, I have never owned a flyer before. As I very rarely get in a game and my regular opponent doesn't use airpower too much, I never had a need when I was using Tau, but it seemed that it might be useful.

 It arrived undercoated, with magnetized weapons options, and the canopy separate for easy painting.

2.) Heavy support: Land Raider Crusader
My second Land Raider Crusader. A second Land Raider? Too much? I don't think so. The ability to deliver even my troops across the table successfully is a key tactic, let alone other hard-hitting units...


3.) Drop Pod.
Another second in this line up, this is my second drop pod. I don't think the single one that I have provides the opportunity to threaten my opponent enough. Two gives me the ability to make him think that he will need to keep his rear secure. I am not interested in going for an all drop pod force, although that would look great. I could put my Sternguard in here, or maybe a Dreadnought or other unit.
I was lucky to pick this one up cheap - nicely painted, and it won't be difficult to make this a bit more "Templar-y"!

I'm planning to work on my Dust Tactics Walkers first, but then I hope to get around to these.

Go Templars!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Being the Boss! Dust Tactics Allies finished.

I've been using Google+ for a while now, and like how easy it is for me to share updates on my painting, but it makes it easier not to bother with a blog update (of course, Blogger posts are uploaded to Google+, but I always feel that a blog post should have a bit more meat to it than a simple G+ post)

So here is an update. Some photos of an the allied HQ unit, called "The Boss". For these models, I decided to differentiate them from regular troops by giving them leather greatcoats/ overcoats.

The Boss himself. Officers always have different headgear/ pose

Engineer/ mechanic (I forget the name)

Heavy weapon


Like all Dust Tactics/ Warfare models, getting these painted is straightforward and not too time consuming.  One reason for this is that all the models come undercoated, and a few basecoats and some washes and drybrushing will see the models looking more than nice enough for the battlefield.
This isn't a painting guide, so just a bit of info below on colours.

  • Catachan Green (armour plates)
  • Snakebite Leather (Greatcoats, gloves etc.)
  • Vermin Brown (Rifle stocks)
  • Chaos Black (Gloves, boots)
  • Codex Grey (Drybrushing on soil)
  • Chainmail (bolts around the base)
  • Macharius Solar Orange (watered down and used as rust)
  • Leadbelcher (metal surfaces, weapons)
  • Mordian Blue (goggles)
  • Ice Blue (goggles)
  • Skull White (goggles)
  • Nuln Oil - weapons, metals
  • Agrax Earthshade - clothes
  • Gryphonne Sepia (Seraphim Sepia)
  • Ogryn Flesh (Reikland Fleshshade) - face/ skin
Colours used are all GW (you can find a conversion chart here for the old GW paints and the new ones)
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