Friday, January 29, 2010

Rogue Trader Friday (Modeling): Space Marines vs. Orks

Another great Space Marine diorama from times of old.

I always got a kick out of the Ork graffiti and the stormtroopers getting lit up as they enter the basement.

Of course, this is a companion to my Rogue Trader Friday posts at From the Warp.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rogue Trader Friday: Space Marines

As a companion to my Friday posts at From The Warp we have some of the great original plastic Rogue Trader Space Marines.

I always loved the way the Blood Angel Sergeant was depicted with the mottled brown paint scheme setting him apart from the rest of the squad.

Those Crimson Fists are not too shabby looking either.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Rogue Trader Friday (Modeling): Ork Dreadnoughts

And rounding out the recent Rogue Trader posts over at From the Warp, we have the Space Ork Dreadnought.

Amusing in their construction, as well as their depiction in the artwork, the Ork Dreadnought strikes a no-nonsense pose on the battlefield.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Blood Angels!

Games-Workshop has just announced Blood Angels to be re-released this april.

This April the Blood Angels will be re-launched with an all-new Codex and range of plastic and metal miniatures. One of the oldest and noblest of all Space Marine Chapters, the Blood Angels have stood fast against the enemies of the Imperium since the Great Crusade and it was their Primarch Sanguinius, who laid down his life to aid the Emperor against Horus in the final hours of the Warmaster’s rebellion. The new Codex explores the background and history of these superhuman warriors like never before, and contains new artwork depicting some of their greatest battles and most powerful champions.

The Blood Angels have always been a powerful close combat army and have been made even deadlier thanks to a range of specialist wargear, the ability to field Assault Squads as Troops choices, and more Dreadnoughts than any other Space Marine Chapter, including a Death Company Dreadnought and the fabled Furioso Dreadnought. The Sons of Sanguinius will be deep striking onto a tabletop near you this April – now’s the time to practice painting red.

Having just begun work on my Space Hulk set, I am interested in seeing what comes down the pike minatures wise.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Rogue Trader Friday (Modeling): Eldar Dreadnoughts

Continuing on the theme of Rogue Trader Era Dreads, this week we have some examples from the Eldar (Space Elf) side of things.

As I commented on my From the Warp post, these things have an almost comical gracefulness to them. Not very fear inducing.

But then again, neither are the Eldar.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Rogue Trader Friday (Modeling): Imperial Dreadnoughts

Along with my post this week at From the Warp, I thought I'd take a look at some Imperial Dreadnoughts from a bygone era. Im not sure they hold a candle to the "walking washing machines" the Space Marines currently deploy, but they certainly were unique.

The diagram below shows some interesting color schemes for the dreads including a Mentor Legion Dread apparently attached to the Inquisition.