Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Update on Crafting

elow is the update on the recent project work I have gotten done. I assembled some bases and bodies, and also started to look at assembling my Exarch.

Here are the bases. Dead Tau parts bits everywhere. I will be base coating and painting these up, then coating the entire base with sand. The aim is to have the Sand cover the Green Stuff and make it look like the bits are partially buried in the sand. I am worried about the base in the bottom left corner. This base uses one of the resin pieces from the 40K basing kit and the resin did not seem to sink as far into the green stuff as I had thought when I set it to dry.

Ok, onto the bodies. This gives a good picture of how I am constructing the spider bodies. I pin Guardian bodies with no backpack onto the Spider carapace (Warp Jump Generators). I then Super Glue them together and will pin the bodies to the legs before using some plastic glue at the waist. I just realized when I was taking the pictures that I am 1 spider short. It's back to the bits bucket to find the missing spider carapace!

And last we have a picture of the partially assembled Exarch. I have been looking at several ideas for the power blades, and finally decided to go a bit different from others. I am using the Mirror Blades from the new Banshee Exarch, which I think will look pretty good. The arms will pin into the sockets, while the dual Death Spinners will pin below, just above the waist. I have some green stuff to clean up with my hobby knife. For this model I used the Autarch Backpack, which leaves some large gaps between the backpack and the guardian body. These gaps need to be filled with green stuff after the pieces are pinned to help with stability.

The Exarch will be on a slightly larger base with a Tau Stealth Suit he has just sliced in half. I usually end up hunting stealth suits with my spiders (similar movement) against my regular opponent, so I thought this was somewhat fitting! I did not get a good picture of the base, so this will have to wait until after the painting process.

Well, there things are. I am headed back out on travel this week so will not be updating again until after I return. On a side note, I will be in Atlanta for my next couple trips and looking to try and get some WHFB games in with my Dwarfs. I am bringing 1000 points of Dwarfs, so if your in Atlanta send me an email if your interested in playing!


  1. Nice bases. Love the half drones! Makes me want to kill some Tau...

    And you're actually PINNING? Awesome! :-)

  2. Trevor says I can't kill Tau. He's probably right.

    He also says he likes pie.