Two weeks at my parents have meant that I’ve done precious little hobby work (seeing Deadpool doesn’t count). So the Sons of Magnus are no further forward painting wise than they were a fortnight ago.
But I haven’t been completely idle. Instead I’ve managed to get a few bits together to provide reinforcements for the Sons. First up is this chap:
An (as yet) unnamed Contemptor Dreadnought for the Fifteenth Legion, equipped with Contemptor Power Fist CCW, Conversion Beamer and Twin Linked Bolters. The first Contemptor in my planned Talon, he’ll do until the Thousand Sons Legion Contemptor chassis is released later in the year.
I’ve also bought another Betrayal at Calth Veteran Tactical Squad. Combined with my existing Thousand Sons heads and torsos that should give me 7 more marines that I can use to start my Tactical Support Squad with Volkite Culverins. This unit will also have a Deimos Pattern Rhino to ferry it around (seeing as Culverins are Heavy Weapons). Again, I have all the bits for this lot, but they need preparing and assembling. I’ll also have three marines left over after. I’ll either keep them in the bitz box for when I get another set of TS upgrade sets and add them to the Support Squad, or I’ll play around with them for a Blackshields force (Tempted to do a loyalist detachment from the first traitor legions – Vive la Luna Wolves, Dusk Raiders and War Hounds!)
The last piece of the puzzle for the time being is a backpack for Orthraxes. I ummed and aahhed over what to go for. A normal backpack? Too dull for a senior legion officer. An eagle-headed pack from the 40K SM Commander box? Too aquiline. Then I turned attention to the Dark Angels and their character backpacks. Although Azrael was an early front runner, I eventually came down in favour of the plastic Interrogator-Chaplain. His pack can be seen here:
Ornate Skull vents? Check. Wafting Incense burner on top? Check. Reliquary type closing? Check. Annoying Dark Angel Chapter Symbol to be delicately filed off? Check. So I blew £18 on the Interrogator-Chaplain just to get a backpack. Yes, I know. I need psychiatric help. Maybe I can recoup some of the money by flogging Mr Crozius Power Fist (stupid combination) on eBay or something.
Hopefully the next blog entry will be less dithering by me and more painting of models!