Saturday, January 23, 2010

Imperial Guard Conscripts & Bastion

Here are a few of the Pig Iron minis that I'll be using for my Commissar Lord & Conscript platoon. Commissar's the only one done (besides the base). I've started several others in the platoon, choosing the assembly line style, but it'll take a while. I rarely stick with one project, instead bouncing from one to another on an almost continual basis. Nothing gets painted quickly that way, but it keeps me from getting bored.



I'm pretty pleased with the Bastion model! It went together well, although the way that the heavy bolter mount clips in could have been designed a little better I think. Locally, everyone that has one of these built has at least one heavy bolter that is glued & completely static (I'm no exception). That said, its a very nice kit.

The roof mount options are where the bastion shines though.

I assembled the vox array as you can see, however its not glued in to its turret ring. I've also a separate painted base for the vox, to use it as a stand alone piece. It'll work nicely as an HQ objective to defend. I have the lascannon assembled & on a 60mm base with 2 Vraks Renegades for use as a lascannon team (with two more purchased from ebay to make a whole squad, but that's a post for another day). The bastion lascannon comes with a box type of mount, and the turret ring for the lascannon/vox/etc., is the same size as it is on a SM razorback (and I just happened to have a spare razorback turret sprue in the bitz box! So with literally no effort I was able to make an alternative to the Forgeworld Space Marine Tarantula gun mount.




The Inner Geek said...

Pretty sharp looking work. Good job on the Tarantula stand in too!

Col. Corbane said...

I'm liking that quite a lot, nice work matey.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Thanks guys!