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Well hello there fellow lo'ers. I recently dusted off my old warhammer case (which was hidden away in my old apartment) and decided to take up the hobby once more. My collection is currently 30 (ish) tactical marines, a couple of inquisitors, a couple of retinues, and about 120 cadians....
I have however become dissolutioned with both the new guard codex (my men are all camo schemed and used to have light infantry and camoleoline under the old rules, and were an effective all infantry force, no longer....), and the recent grey knights dex, (no allies?)
Now my idea is to convert these disparate sections of moddeling mayhem into a number of armies. That number currently being 2....
The first is an Astral Claws space marine contingent. I intend to construct an army using my marines, and a number of cadians to create a tyrant's legion army list. This will be the base of my modelling from now on, and gives me the scope as my forces grow to still field smaller IG or Marine army lists, (even perhaps chaos).
The second army I have not fully decided upon.... Model wise, the army is going to consist of an inquisitor and his vastly swollen personnel retinue of followers, hangers on, advisers and enforcers. Here comes the problem...
Option 1: use the new GK codex for this (coteaz and 6 retinues), the issue here is.... I don't like vehicles, and I have no intention of buying or fielding any. This fact would make a henchman army cool but... Well.... Pants...
Option 2: Demon codex...
I will go into more detail later, but all of my conversions will be based upon cadians and empire mini's (as I have these in great supply), and I will be going for a gothic (in the baroque sense, not the cradle of filth sense) technology look.
Work on this project will commence next week (when I return to university), as I begin to strip my minions ready for change.
Any input, interest, suggestions, declarations of insanity, or general ramblings welcome until then.
I have made small amounts of progress on this... My thoughts have evolved somewhat. First off I attempted to strip the paint from a plastic model using white spirit, and while there is no longer any paint on said model, the results were shall we say... Face-melting.
Any suggestions on a paint removal method available in Britain for use with plastic?
Also I am now toying with the DE list as the counts as for my inquisition force. I have been through it, and the rules could all easily represent elements of the force I am aiming for. Perhaps the most important one to clarify would be 'power from pain' which I would be representing as 'righteous zeal', my troops gaining heart from the destruction of xenos and heretics alike.
I also have a paint-test model for the guard contingent of my astral claws in progress, pics in a couple of days.
ANY comments welcome.
I have looked into this before and even found a site that sells simple green in the UK HERE
However £18 for a litre (incl P&P) is a tad pricey given that I have at least 100 models to strip... Suppose I should stop whining and get on with it though really...
Plus the fleeting bastard that is my Student loan came through today....
Dettol, just the basic brown coloured antiseptic stuff for cleaning cuts. It works beautifully on acrylic paint on both plastics and metal miniatures.
Here's the good stuff, £2.69 for 750ml from Tesco.
Soak your miniatures overnight to really give the paint a good seeing to, then scrub the miniature with a toothbrush in a bucket of water to get the gunk off.
Word of warning, sweetie tins like roses are not waterproof. :lol: The kitchen was stinking after we made that mistake. I'm using a tubberware cake box, one of Tesco's 4.5l resealable ones. You will also want gloves, the paint gunk sticks to everything.
Edit; Tesco's trip completed, dettol obtained, model soaking as we speak. Thanks for the heads up (+rep!).
Last edited by Cripsin; April 29th, 2011 at 16:20.
Ok so brown dettol works perfectly, models stripping down as I type. Thanks once again.
I am intending to push ahead with the begininings of my inquisitorial force in the next few days, but have still not decided upon a list to use for it. My three choices are as follows:
1: GK codex. This is what I SHOULD use, and would create the least problems with other gamers, it would also however be fairly boring and not very competative as I have no intention of using either GK's or transports....
2: Demons. Massive bonus of irony, fairly competative, could make for some interesting conversions, army would consist of horrors (henchmen with rapid fire weapons, likely converted from lasguns or bolters), plaguebearers for objective claiming, (augmented henchmen, possibly bionics), Chariots of tzeentch (no idea as of yet).
3: Dark Eldar. Again Irony bonus, and this is looking like my favourite, fairly competative (an all infantry webway portal list), saves and stats similar to humans, albeit well-trained ones (perfect really), power through pain represented similar to WH faith rules, warriors (henchmen), Grotesques (advanced combat servitors), I'm thinking reavers (small imperial jetbikes), incubi (inquisitors personel guard), harli's (death cult assassination team), and talos/chronos, (similar to a penitent engine or GK dreadknight). They also have some anti-psyker rules, and poisened weps fit well with ordo xenos.
I'll post models in a couple of days when I get round to it. Alas dissertation and bar work takes up most of my free time.
I dunk the miniatures in warm water and scrub the paint off under water, every now and then you need to wipe your toothbrush clean but the paint gunk should sink to the bottom of the water.
Ok cheers, I'll give it another shot this evening.