It hhas been another long week but fortunately, I have managed to summon the enthusiasm to work on an element of the Squat army that was relatively simple but took a bit of time; the second squadron of armoured Sentinels.
Using some of the money I have amassed from my EBay sales, I ordered in thre Vulkan Battlesuits from Prodos Games. I went direct because the packaging still shows the old style ofmodel (the long limbed version) and I couldn't guarantee that I would get the correct version if I ordered else where.
When the Vulkans arrived (after a VERY short while) I counted the components and was happy that everything was there so I cleaned everything up ready for assembly. When it came to assembly, I noticed that there was something wrong... one of the Vulkans had two left legs. This was a big disappointment because I was in the right frame of mind to build the Squadron but could now only build three. I penned a customer request email to Prodos but also risked an order from EBay for a whole new one; just in case my request for a replacement limb was ignored.
Needless to say, the whole one turned up from EBay (luckily, the correct type) and I have heard nothing from Prodos.
So... I now had three complete Vulkans and set about chopping and converting them. Here's what I used:
- Head - Plastic 'Jumping Bean', Plasticard, Plastic Tubes, Stick on Gems, Green Stuff.
- Right Arm - Lascannon from Space Marine Centurion, Tau Pulse Carbine, Green Stuff.
- Smoke Launchers - Chest Weapons from a Space Marine Centurion.
- Runes - Green Stuff.
As you can see, there was only a small amount of conversion required and fortunately, the sculpting wasn't too intricate so I could manage it even though I have been tired.
Here is the finished product; an armoured Sentinel squadron (for the support of the second infantry platoon):
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So... I STILL haven't managed to finish the army command squad. It is still sitting on my workbench but I just don't seem to have the 'mojo' to finish it at the moment. I am sure it will happen soon... I just need to get my head right first.
As I mentioned before, my dad is in hospital after injuring his neck. He will be in hospital for a while and I have been going to see him at the weekends... but it is a 6 hour round trip and when you don't sleep too well, it sort of takes its toll a bit. That is why I have slowed down a bit with hobby stuff recently because I am at a place now where everything I pick up gets dropped, I put finger prints all over my sculpting work and I glue myself to anything I happen to be assembling at the time.
This weekend, he was moved to a hospital another half hour away so the drive is now a seven hour round trip... fortunately, he is recovering well but it is still going to be a long road to recovery and even then, he will have to amend his routine to cater for his new restrictions on his mobility.
That's it. I'm off. I have a lunch date with my son who has a weekend pass from basic training. It will be great to hear what he has been getting up to over the past four and a half weeks.
See you from atop a soaring eagle!