Its been a long time coming and with 4 other Dark Angel logs on the 1st 2 pages I hope there is room for one more.
It all started a few years ago when I found a box of metal Deathwing terminators my brother had undercoated and done nothing else with. Plain and simply I fell in love with them, well as much as you can with lunps of lead. This made me realise that I had enough marines lying around to field an army even though I had never setout to do so. So I got the codex and started to read. As I read I thought about getting a DA battle force, this soon changed into straight Deathwing and this in turn evolved into the Ravenwing. Then It hit me collect all 3, a full company of each.
So I started collecting, a bit here and a bit there. Then I found the wonder of ebay went a bit mad. So much so that I had to stop myself buying certain items and set price limits. So at the moment I've roughly got 60 metal Deathwing, 30 Ravenwing and almost a full battle company of regular marines.
Out of all those models I painted about 10 tac marines to a point I'm happy with them. Others need stripping but most need assembling. That's the reason for this log. I've been invited to a return match of good versus evil 12,000pts a side. Not a problem when there are 6 to 8 players a side like the first match but this is 2v's2 and I need to assemble about 50 Deathwing by Saturday morning. Luckily the guys I play dont mind unpainted models but thats the next step after the battle.
So here I go. I'll post up a few pics of the army I take after the battle and a few from the battle itself.
First question for you guys. With the DA codex rumored to be at least a year away should I go all metal with the Deathwing or save for the inevitable plastics? I'd like to have all metal or all plastic so it'll mean 100 new plastic. Alternatively I could go completely mad and do both.