Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Space Sharks - Tactical and Assault Marines
Here's the first assembled actual models for the Space Sharks - a tactical marine and an assault marine.
The big pics always show stuff that you miss in person, like the massive mold line on the assault marine's left leg. That's something to fix.
These should give an idea of where I'm going modeling wise with the army, as alluded to earlier. Lots of pointy bits, more utility than bling. The Space Wolf parts have come in handy. Wolf teeth and shark teeth are pretty similar in 28mm. I also like the chainsword; I wanted all of them to be of the double-edged variety as it's less "safe" than the typical space marine single-edged type.
I have a lot of CSM ones that will work, but ran into a problem as at least all the ones I set aside are left-handed, which interferes with another piece.
Namely, the Sanguinary Guard wrist-mounted bolt pistols, which are all left arms. I really like those, and feel that should be the standard way of doing it for all jump pack marines; one less thing that can be dropped while hopping around. I'll see if it's easier to swap the chainswords I want onto different arms or if I'll need to order more parts. I may try to get more of the SW pads with the hanging teeth in any case.
Some old 3rd ed Dark Eldar pointy bits have found there way onto these guys - the bayonet on the tactical marine, and the "stay back 3ft" blades on the back of the assault marine.
I also got a game in yesterday at Hobbytown with Chas, my Orks against his Necrons. I was a little concerned early on as initial mobs bounced off of some Warrior squads, but once the Meganobz and Ard Boyz got stuck in it went downhill for him pretty fast. Kudos to him for soldiering on with Necrons in today's environment, but a fairly fast army with ten power klaws was a pretty rough matchup for his bots.