Greetings ladies and gentlemen, I bid you welcome! In this thread I want to chronicle the building and painting of both the Iron Warriors and the Astral Claws together. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will even do that nod that says “I understand everything”, so let me share a few more words and then onto pictures (or just skip to the pictures, I am not forcing you to read. Lord knows I have been pretending to know how to read since the 1st grade).
So with my interest focused on 40k once again I am happy to be building, painting, and actually playing Chaos Space Marines and soon their somewhat-loyal counterparts. With the possibility of new Chaos Glory being released in the “kind of” near future I eventually started using the CSM Codex (amongst all the crazy codices out there), where I intend properly to represent the IV Legion. Currently, most of my army is bare plastic in need of time and glue. So in an unorthodox fashion I will be starting this project log with my future secondary army, the Astral Claws.
Over a year ago I had started the Astral Claws after enjoying their fluff and liking their silver and blue scheme. I did not get too far and had sold off those marines and most of my 40k stuff, so now I am starting from scratch. The marines shown here are mostly cobbled from left over bitz I salvaged from my once glorious bitz box.
To begin, the Demi-Cohort I assembled:
They’re going to need friends. There are actually two more I forgot to post now that I think about it.
Leading from the front is Centurion Victrus Hellstrom:
“We had grown unaccustomed to defeat.”
I like him but I eagerly anticipate making a Mk. 2 version one day. There are a lot of other bitz I would like to use for an ideal kit-bash/conversion.
And now one of the earlier marines you saw whom I painted last night:
I’m pretty satisfied with him except having taken this picture I now see hideous mold lines. OCD compels me to get rid of this right after I post this. He’s got Table Top Quality written on him but I am always looking to improve. I just need to finish the bolter and attempt to do even better on the next marine.
So far I plan to build a 500pt force while my friend figures out where to start his future Blood Angels army at the same point value. My list:
SM Capt (Centurion): Artificer Armor, Power Weapon
Dreadnought:Exchange Multi-Melta for Twin-link Autocannon
Tactical Squad (Cohort): 10 Astartes, Meltagun, Plasma Cannon
Scout Squad Sniper Rifles
So a few more minis and I will have this in the bag. I do plan on expanding this force and I am even tempted to make a proper Tyrant’s Legion one day…depending on how awesome any new Chaos stuff is. Also, if I get back into BFG I would like to make a small fleet for this army as well.
That is it for now. On Friday I will have a big Iron Warrior update so stay tuned folks. In the meantime I will be trying to paint more Astral Claws. Thanks for stopping by and know that C&C is always welcomed!