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Despoiler Upgrades – I Can’t Even…

Mirroring my thoughts…

A Tabletop Gamer's Diary

So, I had been waiting for the Despoiler upgrades for MkVI power armour for quite some time – since the new Horus Heresy was released actually.

They were destined for my Alpha Legion. I have been working on both Alpha Legion and Imperial Fist forces for the Pluto campaign, where the former are knocking over the space station of the latter at the edge of the Terran system. Very infantry-based, lots of tight corridor actions, focussed armies, Primarchs involved… brilliant.

Collecting all the models and painting them, I quickly whittled the list of things to do down to just two types of units – Despoilers for the Alpha Legion and Breachers for the Fists.

My idea here was that the Alpha Legion were launching a surprise attack and they would be going in hard and loud – lots of Terminators, lots of loud-bang type weapons, and a bias towards close…

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Mobile upload

Well, here goes my first attempt at a quick update using my mobile phone.

Having shared a litre of Sangria with my wife and taken on the ridiculous task of painting while drinking and putting up with my son’s choice of film on TV (Pitch Perfect 2 – #sigh) here’s what I achieved.

I airbrush painted 2 German tanks, washed them, waited for them to dry and added decals.

In the light of day tomorrow I’ll fix any horrendous errors I spot and get the weathering done on them.


Pic from painting table via mobile phone.

Forge Fathers

I tried a painting scheme for one of the Forge Father forge guard models. My aim was to get something that can be sprayed and finished in about 30 mins. It’s still not quite was I was looking for. When stood with the colour schemes of the Enforcers, Plague and Marauders, it looks pretty good. I had to get schemes so they all looked very different.

Anyway, first trial pics below:

The plan was to have Blue for the forge guard and orange on the Brokkrs so they contrast well together.