My wife was admitted to Hospital on Sunday night/ morning with what we thought was an early delivery of our baby. To be honest I was worried as she would have delivered six weeks early, but it turned out to be a serious infection that my wife had which was causing contractions and the baby was fine. Anyway after a 3 day spell in the hospital the wife is all well and the baby is still in the oven so to speak, both are back home with the wife relaxing and hopefully getting better.
So after the last few nightmare days I've been thinking about what I talked about in my last post, with regard to which force to convert etc. Thanks to Shane and The Ape for the suggestions and I gave them serious mulling over but in the end I've decided to go with something different.
Well sort of, The Ape suggested a small elite force ie Plastic Terminators, and Shane suggested I use my Chaos marines. So out came the Chaos Codex and I looked into doing a Chaos themed Terminator army with Abaddon leading the force. The more I looked into it the more I decided it maybe wasn't such a good idea.
The main reason is cost both in points and also pounds, I really liked the idea of Deep striking 30+ Terminators down on the enemies heads with Abaddon in tow but the Chaos codex doesn't have a single deep striking homer...the points sink that these guys are and the fact that I have no guaranteed way of getting them down safely would suck big time if a mishap happened, so its not for me.
So I looked at Orks again which The Ape advised against and tbh I think hes right as there are a lot of Ork armies out there and I'm looking for something unique too. So what did I go for?
The Blood Pact
Not quite the small elite force as The Ape suggested but it will certainly give me plenty of opportunities to convert models both Infantry and also Vehicles and maybe add a Allied force of Terminators to deep strike on the enemy heads.
So my orders are in and things have started to arrive to day, plasti card sheets and rods, milliput and certain tools that I have been missing. I've also started making plans on certain vehicles like the Stalk tank etc. First up tho I will be looking at the infantry, I already have quite a lot of cultists which I'm going to put to good use. I know there is no way that I can reproduce in green stuff the heads with the fancy leering mask so I'm looking at another way to produce my Blood Pact.
I'm going to be taking certain heads form the cultists sculpting some helmets on them and if all goes well mass producing out of Milliput using the instant mold sticks that you can buy as casts.
There's plenty of video's on you tube and it looks surprisingly easy, but I guess I will have to see. I will mainly be using Imperial guard bodies with some modifications to clothing and weapons so I have a variety of models in the force and hopefully no two models are the same.
Again another project on the go but this will certainly be on a slow burn as time is in short amounts.
I'm still going to try and get the Dark Eldar finished painting wise but as it seems only me, Angry and Shane are still working on our forces the Tale of the Painters looks to be fading out before we've even got to our second deadline which is a shame as we have a good uptake at the start of the year....
Well that s all for folks.
Hopefully next time I post it will be with the finished Razorwing and Talos models.