Tuesday, September 6, 2022

On the Workbench [September] - Aeronautica Imperialis and 30K Dark Angels!


Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

Greetings and welcome back.  Today I'm sharing what I've had on my workbench so far for September.  I'm gearing up for a lot of painting this fall, so I wanted to get some building out of the way early. Above, is a partially assembled Legion Predator for the Dark Angles; this one sports a Heavy Conversion Beamer and lascannon sponsons. The Heavy Conversion Beamer seems a fitting Dark Age weapon for the First Legion. I also have a spare Plasma Cannon turret if the C-Beamer isn't that fun in games (yeah, all those games I'm not ever going to play 😂).

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Rhino Transport WIP

I also assembled a Legion Rhino transport, one of three for transporting small squads across the battlefield. I like the addition of the Forge World Deimos add-ons to the 40K Rhino kit. Nice compromise with the original Rogue Trader Rhino. So that is one Rhino built, two more to go!

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Techmarine WIP

Last up for the Horus Heresy, I assembled a second Forge World Techmarine for the Dark Angels Techmarine Covenant. I decided I had enough bolt pistols and replaced his with a plasma pistol from one one of the 30K marine sprues - probable the MK IV marines, but I forget. This fella has had enough of being overrun in the back field while making repairs and has decided to take matters into his own hands.

Aeronautica Imperialis Legio Custodes Ares Gunship WIP

Then I decided to build the backlog of Forge World Aeronautica Imperials models that I have been collecting as they have released. Above is the newest, a Legio Custodes Ares Gunship.

Aeronautica Imperialis Adeptus Astartes Ground Assets WIP

These are the ground assets for the Adeptus Astartes - optional objectives for the game.

Aeronautica Imperialis Asuryani Ground Assets WIP

Next up are the grounds assets for the Asuryani (Eldar). There are magnet sockets in the weapon platforms for both the Eldar and the Astartes that all for small magnets. This is cool since after magnetizing the turrets can rotate.  wheeee! 😂 Simple pleasures...

Aeronautica Imperialis Asuryani Aircraft WIP

Then there are the Asuryani Hemlock Wraithfighters and Nightshade Interceptors (two of each). I'll never keep them straight - maybe I'll label the bottom of the bases? I'm just not that up on the Xenos war machines.  These are very detailed, but the weapons are small and fragile.  The barrels of most are broken off above and I'll likely go back and try to repair/replace them with plastic bits prior to any future painting.

Aeronautica Imperialis Necron Aircraft WIP

Next up are the Necron aircraft: two Night Shrouds and four Doom Scythes; a small force, but likely adequate for a game. These models are very detailed for their size and I look forward to painting them.

Aeronautica Imperialis T'au Air Caste Remora Drones WIP

Last up, we have a pair of T'au Air Caste Remora Drones. Whew!  13 aircraft and six ground assets built and ready for priming. As the weather begins to turn colder here, I expect to get some Aeronautica Imperialis games in, so having everything built should make things more interesting.  Not sure what I'll tackle for the Hobby Season.  I expect I'll paint the next boxed set in line which means T'au and Imperial planes.  I do want to paint those Necrons though, so we'll see.

That's it for now from the workbench.  A productive start to the Hobby season.  Now it is time to get painting...

Cheers and Happy Gaming!

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