Saturday, 15 September 2012

Sunday's post on a Saturday.

I'm cheating today. I have decided not to wait until tomorrow to post this week's mutterings.

But where to start?

Well... I've been on holiday for a week and have been pottering around, going out to places and various other stuff.

Some of the 'other stuff' involved E-Bay and Tengu miniatures. Namely, I have been buying stuff and that means Eldar dreadnoughts, weapon platforms and more little Greys. I think that I now have ten Dreadnoughts, around six weapon platforms and forty three Greys.

But it isn't just about army buying... it's about army building and you can't have an army without a rallying point so I ripped the helmet off a Grey (the free one that was delivered with my first Tengu order), added a spare head from a Crossover superhero miniature and came up with this:


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The writing on the side is from the Tau alphabet... a Google search will find it. His name is Octu... I can't think why. He doesn't need to touch the controls... he's psychic. He needs four honour guards but I'll get around to that eventually. In the mean time, I may have finished the first batch of troops:


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That is twenty troops with a leader and of course, the whole point of the troops is to support the dreadnoughts and vice versa so here is a pic of what I have for the first wave of the army:


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Once the dreadnoughts are painted and the four honour guards are finished, the first wave will be complete. Things are definitely ticking along considering the idea only came to me a few weeks ago.

Apart from that, I was lucky enough to find three more of the Matchbox/Hotwheels six wheeled buggies so I snapped those up quickly. I have been paint stripping miniatures from various E-Bay victories and I have been to visit Bournemouth and the Cotswold Wildlife Park. I have also been adding putty to the cyclist sculpt... but not nearly enough. 

But hey... I was on holiday.

See you from the Jam Butty mines!

5 comments:

Brummie said...

Thats awesome a very suitable commander miniature

Soapy said...

Always thought that head would make a great helmet and it really sizes nicely with the greys craniums. Top work as ever and looking forward to seeing this project develop.

Stay lucky,
Soaps.

demi_morgana said...

Oh my god, THEY ARE COMING!!!
So many of them!

Inso said...

Cheers :)

There will be many more :)

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