Saturday, May 31, 2014

Tac Squad Update

Greetings! I've been making some progress on the remaining Marines in the tactical squad. It's been slow going as the detail work doesn't go quickly, but it's worth it to get a nice looking mini. This is a look at the progress I have made so far on the remaining minis. I plan to eventually, hopefully in the near future, do a full post and video that will detail the actual construction and painting of a Genesis Marine.

Here's a look at my work station. I build and paint my models in sequences, which is not the normal way that most gamers and GW build their models. I find that this process is easier for me to get the detail I want with less stress. I am working on the two Marines that are mounted on the can lids.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Army List

A quick rundown of the army list I am working toward. My goal is a 1,000 point force, not too huge and bulky. 2,000 points would be great, but even a 1500 point army will take awhile to paint, and I will never field an unpainted force. 1,000 is still a challenge but reachable.

Here's my list using 6th Ed rules. The points total listed next to the unit is the total number of points, and the additional points listed in the description are part of that total. The (10x) designations indicate how many men comprise the unit. The full point total is 1,040 points. Let me know what you think!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Tactical Squad Sneak Peek

My first tactical squad is almost complete, and I am very excited about it! My army list includes two tactical squads, so I will still have to finish one more after this, but I can't wait to have the full unit done. Here's just a glimpse at some of the tac squad to whet your appetite. I will have a full post with many pictures later, but enjoy these progress photos for now!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Assault Squad Description Video

My video talking about the Assault Squad just went live on YouTube here. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Sergeant Octavius

His power sword gleams in the sunlight as he comes to earth with the crunch of splintering rock. The engines of his jump pack slow to idle, but still brush away the sand around his feet.

He is Sergeant Octavius. And you are in his way.

Well hopefully you are not, but with his grim demeanor it's hard to tell if he tolerates your presence. If you are a servant of the Emperor; however, you may find mercy.

An Official Welcome!

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Building Genesis

Assault Squad

Here is the first look at the assault squad I finished a few weeks ago. I was really pleased with how the minis turned out, and the colors meshed well for a great paint scheme, even though some of it was unintentional. I got this paint scheme from another blog that has sadly dropped out of service, but the Gehenna's Gold was a copper color by the end, and I was looking for a brighter gold when I started. However, the copper color looks great with the deeper red, especially after the Agrax Earthshade wash.

I started with a Chaos Black undercoat which I spray painted using the Games Workshop spray paint. Everything was primed black, legs, torso, jump packs and weapons. Next I did two coats of Khorne Red over the armor, leaving the harness, recesses, and webbing black. I found I had to do two coats to get an even color all around. The second coat adds time, but it's worth it.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Paint List

For starters, here is a quick look at all the paints I use for Genesis Chapter.

Khorne Red
Evil Sunz Scarlet
Gehenna's Gold
Altdorf Guard Blue
Ushabti Bone
Warpstone Glow
Abaddon Black
Chaos Black (Spray)
Skull White (Spray)
Agrax Earthshade (Wash)
Drakenhof Nightshade (Wash)
Seraphim Sepia (Wash)

Why Choose The Genesis Chapter?

Adeptus Astartes

"They are my Space Marines . . . and they shall know no fear."

The champions of mankind. With thundering bolter fire and the growl of mighty war machines midst the boom of powerful heavy weapons, any Space Marine force is nigh invincible on the battlefield. And a well painted force of Space Marines is just as irresistible on the tabletop. A quick reading of the codex; however, reveals dozens of options for colors, insignia and chapter tactics.

With so many choices of paint schemes and army structures, how did I decide upon Genesis as my first Space Marine army?