The first prototype Terminator of an intended 15(!) made his way to the painting table this weekend. I'm toying with the idea of a green-gold plate for the first company - Fire drakes. Currently the paint is more of a metallic green, but rather than blend it all further into gold, I'm hoping to pick out details and freehand patterns in the armour with pure gold.
All the models will be mounted on space hulk looking bases as the whole force is aimed at ship boarding games for various upcoming events. I'll be doing a bit more research into base ideas after I'm happy with this first model, but for now a bit of CoD flooring did the job.
I intentionally used a chaos power fist for this model as it looks more bestial - something I feel the Salamanders could work into their imagery. The skull on the hand will be painted to look dragon-like.
I privately promised myself to blog more regularly this year, but so far it's been pretty hectic!
I set up a new dedicated blog ring just for pre-Heresy projects and news - join up if you haven't seen it already:
I'll be trying my best to post every week day, but it can be hard finding exciting new projects to post about. Our niche hobby is growing, but it's not going to be easy to blog about every day.
Only 10 days have passed since I tried to outline my project plans for 2011. Already I've deviated from that course - not surprising!
I find the best motivation to be pressure from deadlines and upcoming events. It seems there will at least two pre-Heresy events that I'd like to attend in 2011:
1. Age of the Emperor (AOTE5), run by the Tempus Fugitives.
2. A strongly-hinted ship-boarding focused event ran by the Great Crusade.
Since my main motivation in the gaming hobby for the past 24 months has been quite solidly pre-Heresy 40k, it is no surprise that MyWargame has been heavily influenced by and composed of pre-Heresy content.
While I continue to maintain an interest in this era of 40k background, it is not the sole purpose of this website. The team and I pursue many games and interests beyond 40k and even Games Workshop, not reflected by the past content of the site.
Every year I try to sit back and reflect on what I planned and achieved in the hobby. I tend to set out a list of ideas and forget about it until 12 months later and notice that it's completely different to what actually happened. So, to maintain this trend, but perhaps with a little more focus due to upcoming events and scenarios, here's a selection of projects that should see the light in 2011.