Imperial Guard Dropship

More pictures of the fantastic Imperial Guard Dropship from the UK GamesDay 2004… Following on from the EDT rumours which broke my website (bandwidth issues) there was a lot of interest in the large Imperial Guard (or Inquisition) Dropship which was used in one of the display games.

Imperial Guard Dropship

As you can see it is huge.

Imperial Guard Dropship

It was made from lots of Forgeworld models and other bits.

Imperial Guard Dropship

As you can see a lot of attention was given to detail.

Imperial Guard Dropship

Excellent effort.

Ork Shoota Boyz

This shot shows a work in progress of one of my Ork Boyz.

They are painted quite quickly in one respect, but I am still trying to get a good paint job on them.

I start off with a black undercoat and then do all the metallic bitz with a drybrush of tin bitz and chainmail.

I then do all the Ork skin with a dark green, highlight with Goblin Green before doing final highlights with a mixture of Goblin Green and Bleached Bone.

The orks’ teeth are first done in Bleached Bone before final highlights of Skull White.

Uniforms (and I say that in the broadest possible sense with orks) are usually Codex Grey with highlights in a lighter grey.

Bases to fit in with the snow based theme and Cityfight games are done in Codex Grey before drybrushing with Skull White.

Here is a shot of some finished Boyz.

Imperial Salamander under attack by Orks
Imperial Salamander under attack by Orks

Imperial Guard Stormtroopers

Here is a photograph from my most recent game (today).

Imperial Guard Stormtroopers

These are Simon’s Imperial Guard Stormtroopers about to try and take back a pre-tech village from a bunch of Orks (mine).

As you can see the models are not run of the mill Stormtroopers but are based on Space Marine Scouts.

The Squiggoth in the distance eventually charged them and lost in the second round of combat.

The buildings are from Steve Barber Models.

Forgeworld Rumours

Forgeworld Rumours, started by me it seems…

It would seem that a few photographs I took at GamesDay UK in October have recently being the source of a few rumours about Forgeworld, that even in the latest FW newsletter, they give out some more information.

The pages from my website which started it all cover the Elysian Drop Troops and the Imperial Armour Volume 3 – Taros Campaign.

The forum posts on Portent which exacerbated it can be found here. Update: Portent is no longer available

This quote from the FW newsletter which kinda confirms it…

We’ve noticed that there have been all sorts of rumours on the internet about the Elysian Drop Troops we’re working on and we thought we might put some of you out there out of your misery with a few facts about what we’re planning.

Okay, Forge World is going to release a whole range of Elysian Drop Troops early in 2005. The troops are made completely of resin and have been sculpted by the famous Simon Egan.

Will Hayes has made all the weapons for the range, the lasgun he has turned into an amazing bull-pup style carbine which will also be available to the troops in a variant with a built in grenade launcher and also a bipod equipped sniper version. I really like the new mortar Will has made which features a drum magazine!

The Elysians are being made in lots of parts to allow an almost limitless variety of poses. Separate heads, bodies, legs, arms and equipment will make for lots of modelling fun.

In my opinion, the Elysians are right up there at the cutting edge of 40K design. These are among some of the finest models Forge World has made, so far! You’ll just have to wait a little while longer until we can show you photos of the finished models, but it will be worth the wait.

Imperial Armour Volume 3 – Taros Campaign should be released in April or May, and the Drop Troops in the next three months.