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Dear Twilighters (not to be confused with a mass of teenaged girls who might be similarly recognized),
I’ve been carrying these two around for years and I FINALLY spent about 5 hours getting them done today. Meet Baphemut and Cassandra, my greater daemon and/or daemon prince model! Baph is an old-school GW minotaur I got for cheap (cuz he’s so old) and Cassy is an old-school Dark Elves slave girl. I just thought it’d be really cool to make this big blue monster with a hotty girl friend stretched out like a cat in heat on his base.
In Part 1 (click to read) we find Volstag Dragonclaw, Space Wolf Scout, with no armor or weapons, up in the boughs of a tree with no memory of how he got there. He does remember being betrayed by the planet’s PDF and he remembers being tortured by a Night Lords apothecary. As these memories are coming back to him, a patrol of traitorous PDF troopers comes by, whom he has just dispatched…
The last of his scout pack, a lone wolf fights for survival and revenge against a band of Night Lords…
I wrote and submitted this story to the Black Library during its open submissions window last June. Since I haven’t heard anything in almost a year later, I’m guessing that I won’t. But rather than let this story go to waste, I thought I might as well share with the 40K blogosphere. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
I bought a box full of ork boyz on Ebay a while back and finally decided to put some together for a 1000pt game this weekend. I bought them to be an ally mob for my Eldar and Dark Eldar – seemed like a good excuse to invest in some green brawlers. My list is basically a Warboss, a big mob of Boyz, and a unit of Kommandos to outflank or infiltrate with. This weekend I just needed to get 15 boyz with a nob done and I accomplished that and then some.
I wanted the incredible firepower this contraption spits out (4 blast markers per turn) but didn’t really want to spend the money on the very expensive and bulky GW model. So I started figuring out how to make my own. I had access to lots of syringes (though not a drug addict), so I used a large syringe, sawed out the middle, sanded down the inner edges, and glued the ends back together, making the primary piece of my cannon. I then glued vehicle kit bits on to give it more character. The quadruple barrels are just drinking straws painted black with silver edges. For the track I used (you guessed it) epic-scale landraiders! Bought a handful of them for cheap on ebay. These I stuck together using paperclip clippings. The rocker in the middle is a turn-screw bit from my old desk (the one my then-girlfriend now-wife sat on when it was up on its side in a storage module, breaking it to smitherines – she’s not big, I swear, it was just a cheap desk). So for literally a few bucks I had myself a very workable and decent looking engine of destruction!
The Ork Codex talks about the green tide reproducing by spores released when they die, if I remember correctly. Well, I’m not really talking about that. On Thor’s latest Disciples of Twilight paint posting we were commenting about the painting process and it made me want to make this post, which I had actually thought ahead about.
I’d like to contribute to Creative Twilight more than I do but you know how it is: real life’s always getting in our way. But I can at least share another Crimson Fist model with you (I don’t get much painting done so I have to show what I have).
While I have two blogs (and other projects) of my own to maintain, I am also an occasional guest here at Creative Twilight (thanks, Thor). And i wanted to get my foot in the door over here as far as blogging some of my models rather than just controversial rule-bending. So I decided to send my scouts over to check out the scene and establish a beachhead, as it were.