Infantry Paint Countdown A.K.A..... I.P.C.....170!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The final Mordian infantry and support equipment count

OK whew a few weeks of collecting soaking in simple green and scrub scrub scrubbing! Let me just say that I hate the smell of simple green and so does my wife. I'm sure she is glad I am done with it. This is a larger undertaking than I thought or had planned out, but, as this is my only GW at the moment I guess that helps. Here is the list of what I have:

6 converted upper command pieces
18 special weapons
9 sgts
57 las rifle infantry
3 commissars
10 ratlings
19 heavy weapons teams ( 59 infantry as I'm counting the guns + a few more to go with the two thudd guns I have)
junior officers 3

So 170 total including some rough riders incoming from curious constructs heads from Victoria Lamb. 

Also on the list:

1 Valkyrie
3 leman russ tanks
1 hell hound flame thrower
2 thudd guns
1 Old school armorcaste baneblade!
1 chimera
1 aegis def line with quad gun.

Plans for the future.....

Well I want allot of cav and if the Rough Riders turn out well Ill make more of them. I plan on going with the cannon wheels on the las cannons to make them look like artillery and less like a man portable gun.

Looks like I may grab some gors and convert me up some beast men conscripts as well for that rouge trader feel!

Sorry for the garbage pic I was in a hurry! See you nest time!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Some progress on my Mordians....

Ok, so a bit of a busy week work wise but I got 95% of my E-bay purchases in hand. Including a pretty decent sized army for a really good price! I have had the miniatures in simple green for over 24hr and I will do more scrubbing. I hate the smell of this stuff its nauseating. Anyhow I have over a hundred figs. I am also stripping a Leman Russ Annihilator which is mostly made of plastic and that will have to be soaked for a long time.

I have also been working on my command section. Creed has been chopped and GS's on the shoulder boards. I need a dwarf pipe from the fantasy line to put in his right hand instead of the cigar.

Here is my medic the floating skull is carrying blood plasma it'll have a tube running to the little gadget the guard is holding.
The next one was a simple conversion. Master vox.

This next one I'm really proud of. It is an old RT IG and I put new arms he will getting shoulder boards as well. and Ill do up some free hand and transfers on the army standard!

                                      "C'MON YOU APES WANT TOO LIVE FOREVER!"

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mordian Iron Guard Gun Team Dilema.....

So im looking into converting my IG heavy weapons. I have some decisions to make as to weather I want to keep them as is and on the large round bases. OR should I use these style of gun carriage types. If you follow the blog let me know what you thin.

 These gun wheels are form Forge Planet. These would require me to separate the upper half of my heavy bolter teams and possibly glue them to these legs:

Which im happy to do but I am on a budget.

The other way I was thinking was this,

This one would be good for las cannons as they are the only heavy with bipod stabilizers.

Then there is the good old standard.....

So there you have it.  Im not sure how I want to do things. Help!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Where has the fun gone in 40k and some Mordians!

So I went a good two weeks solid before my Tau orca goal hit bottom. LOL oh well time to pick myself up anew. Any how I don't think I like the Tau very much. I keep getting drawn to the guard but Cadians just aren't my thing either. So...I got bored one night and took out six metal IG Mordian Iron Guard and started painting them just for fun. With some Iced Earth playing in the back ground I started to feel the nostalgia of 40k days gone by. How much fun it was to play with my best friends in a garage with pizza boxes and Mnt Dew everywhere. I reminisced of the days when my polymorphined assassin on combat drugs took out my friends far seer with a vortex grenade! Or when my sniper assassin took out Mephiston across the board after turn 2 winning me the game on secret objectives! Yes I loved assassins!

The tournament scene has killed 40k for me. This is no strike at those that like tourneys, that is all i played for most of my 40k career. I feel that between the constant list chattering and GW's price increases, ect, ect, that fun has been sucked out of the game for me and allot of others.

Where has all the fun gone? I think the only fun these days is the one off fun games I play with good friends of a like minded nature that are the best. Being married with children is busy so naturally I find those guys to play with as they aren't in it to win it in most cases. So I have sold off my Tau, and green skins and am starting fresh. Warhammer fantasy is pretty much dead to me ( i wont go on about that one) and for the first time in a long time I have only one 40k army. A rag tag group of minis from yesteryear assembled into a fun fighting force. I really need to complete a project I think with all the stuff I do I get to a point were things become "new shiny" and I must have. So I have made a promise to wife that I will only collect for my Iron guard for 40k. And not move onto anything else until I am satisfied with them being a completed army.

So here is what I have and more is coming in the mail!

The final run down:

10 Ratling snipers (future Sharps rifles!)
x2 Uksar Creed)
x5 various commisars
x1 leman russ exterminator
57 las rifle guard
8 sergents
2 flamers
6 melta guns
11 grenade launchers!
4 las cannon teams
7 mortar teams
5 heavy bolter teams
2 missle launcher teams
1 auto cannon team
1 chimera
1 Valkerie
3 officers

Whew I have my work cut out for me.