Showing posts from March, 2014

First Bolt Action Soviets

So, I've finished the first unit of my Soviet army for Bolt Action. This has been taking a lot longer than usual, due to the lack of information anywhere on how to build/ paint the relevant models.
This unit was painted up using the paint set intended for Soviets. I started off priming the models in white and ended the paint job using a wash of GW's Agrax Earthshade. This unit is an 11-man unit of regulars but one of the Soviet special rules says that you get another full inexperienced unit at no point cost. The way I'm representing the inexperienced infantry is to paint them differently. This was done by using a lightish green GW paint (as I've got a ton of GW paints kicking about).

So, here's a picture of the NCO who's leading the inexperienced unit.
Well, that's my first foray into painting Bolt Action models and I'll see if I can get better at it through painting more of them.

Some red Tyranids (Tyrant Guard and Zoanthrope)

So, here are the first painted/ built models for a couple of my Tyranid units. The first model is a red Zoanthrope with green carapace.

The second model is the first model of my Tyrant Guard unit, armed with crushing claws. I am planning on putting the lashwhips and boneswords that come with the kit on some Tyranid Warriors.

On the other models front, I have just started painting up a Cadian Command Squad for someone and I'll try to get that done within the next 1 or 2 weeks. I've also finished building the first full unit of Soviet infantry for my Bolt Action force - a couple of touches up will have them ready.

Some more Tyranids and some Ravenwing

Well, that's the last of the big Tyranid monstrous creatures done, in the form of my second Tyrannofex, as well as the completion of the first green Zoanthrope, as shown below. I had to do some fixing of the bottom of the Zoanthrope model, as the little bit that it stands on top of broke off.

The next units on the cards for Tyranids are the completion of the 'red' Genestealer unit, followed by doing up some red Termagants and eventually getting my hands on two more Venomthropes.

For the Dark Angels, it's the building of some additional fast attack models, as I've just finished an Attack Bike and a third Land Speeder. A unit of assault marines is under construction.

Finally, for the Tau, I am getting ever closer to finishing my second Riptide, where I decided to put the shield generator and the ion accelerator on the opposite arms. After that, I can get on to finally building/ painting a Piranha squadron.