Thursday, May 23, 2019

RT Wolf-Time Campaign

Continuing my project for the Wolf-Time Campaign...

(April)
Trying to color match an RT era marine I painted 30 years ago (left) to a modern attempt (right). 

Though I like the darker blue, it’s too dark to match up with my original Archangels. It’s metal so it’ll be easy to strip and try again.

Even though Land Raiders aren't used in the Wolf-Time Campaign, I felt the need to repair and rebuild one of my Land Raiders. I used the old WD plans to turn it into a Spartan using Rhino parts and card stock.
Because I used card-stock and not plastic card for all the scratch built parts, they didn’t stand the test of decades. So I took it all apart and fixed it up the best I could.😊

There was a huge canon hole drilled in the front of the land raider which I covered up with the spare tank tread. Covered it perfectly! When I made the Spartan, that LR front piece wasn't used. It was used on the old Sabre Tank Hunter conversion instead. Now, it's back home where it belongs! =)

 Broken Las-Cannons had to be drilled out and repaired. Luckily, they still retain their full mobility!

Huge hole on the bottom from the original conversion. Luckily, that won't be seen on the table top.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Greetings,

Back in March, after a conversation with my friend Kevin, we decided to tackle the old "Wolf Time Campaign" from the Book of the Astronomicon.
What follows are my posts about my progress that were posted on the SC Warhammer Facebook page but not here on the blog...

(March)
Last week I was chatting with my friend Kevin and we got to talking about the old RT Book of the Astronomicon and the “Wolf-Time Campaign” that is in it.

I told him I had never played that campaign back in the day. He said he still had all of his scenery for it.

Next thing y’know, I’m digging through my old RT models to see if I have all the required marines to play the campaign. I’ve never played Space Wolves so my Archangels will have to do!
The Imperial player needs 56 models (technically less if you recycle units/models that get killed in the first couple scenarios - but this is Santa Cruz Warhammer... Go Big or Go Home!!!)
 

I was inspired and glued up a flamer marine and 4 las-cannon marines. I stayed true to form and used original 1980’s bases and even found a few 1980’s nickels to glue under the bases to keep them balanced. I used 4 of the old lead...err “metal” las-cannons that I had in my bitz box.


I need to build up 4 more missile launcher marines for the combat squads and buy another “metal” heavy bolter marine for a support unit.

I’ll need to proxy 1 plasma gun for a melta-gun that goes in the assault squad and 2 multi-meltas for the support units instead of 2 more missile launchers.

A little more gluing and some quick painting to match up the new guys to my original Archangels and I’ll be good to go!