Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Bishkek 2nd Penal Squad, part 2


My second post on the Penal Squad was going to be about finishing the paintjob on these bad boys, but I decided to enter them in a local painting competition, so they are sitting in a glass case in the store called Game Alot in Santa Cruz, waiting for a new chance to serve the emperor.
More detailed images after this is done, which will be after April 17th.

In the meantime, just for fun, I decided to give them a ride....
That's right, these guys get their own, customized ride with extra fortified rebar.
For the floor I used plastic card with metal design, and for the rest I just kind of slapped it together. The vehicle itself came from a trade on the barter bucket a while back.
The little power cables feed the lasers that sense movement above the roofline. If one of them tries to escape, the laser shoots out a painfully hot beam that will teach the victim not to try that again. The only way out is the back AND only when the handler says it's time.
I don't really know if the Penal Squads are allowed a vehicle, doesn't really say in the codex, but I would have built it anyway. Does anyone know for sure what the rules are for this unit with transports?

Hope this inspires!

Mike

10 comments:

  1. They can't have a chimera, but can ride in Valks I guess. I gave mine lots of gear to carry, because they're Scouts.

    That is a great transport for a psyker unit, in fact one of the later Gaunt books has a vehicle described just like that for psykers.

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  2. Love it. Can't wait to see it finished and painted. You should use the same style as with the FW modelling book Valk and Manticore.

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  3. I think that vehicle rocks ! Could story maker and conversational piece when it hits the table

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  4. The minis are excellent and the chimera is inspired! A good portion of the stuff I do is not for the game but for the hobby. Keep up the good work.

    Cheers!

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  5. Really great Imperial Guard paddy wagon! I dub thee "Black Maria."

    Rules-wise they can ride in a Chimera, they just can't take one as a dedicated transport. So you'll have to buy it for another unit, then embark the penal squad. The so-called "lolride."

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  6. Anonymous: I think I agree with you. That scene in the desert with hark and the old ghost, yeah this could be a rad psyker model.
    Spysmasher: now I don't know who is right, you or anonymous: how can we get resolution?

    thanks for all the kind words!
    Mike
    Santa Cruz Warhammer

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  7. Models look great, like the dirty feel.

    Using that as a psyker transport is an awesome idea.

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  8. Second (or third?) the psyker transport idea. Or just buy it as a dedicated transport for somebody else and have the convicts jump in later. Wastes their Scout move, but eh?

    Or a Con Air conversion for a valkyrie...

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  9. Copy and paste from a wrong post in your blog.

    Hi!

    I'm a fan of this blog, and i have the model hobby too...
    I coment here because you inspire me a bit to make my own Imperial Guard.
    I give you a link of it... hope you dont think its spam.

    http://aescalareducida.blogspot.com/2010/04/informe-del-comisharian-alexander-n5.html

    Hope photos are enough explanation of what i did.

    :)

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