I've been out of the hobby for ages, but over the last few months I've been trying to get back into it with a new Deathwatch army (I was an Eldar player from 3rd through 5th editions, and never actually played any games of 6th or 7th).
I've been having a lot of fun kitbashing the Deathwatch Veterans box with parts from the Sternguard, Devastators, Command Squad, Vanguard Vets, and the chapter upgrade kits.
This is mostly just a photo-dump post, so there are lots of pictures to scroll through. Wherever possible I've tried to annotate where the parts came from.Deathwatch Scouts - Shadow War: Armageddon
To start off, here's my kill team from Shadow War. Most of the models are stock Space Marine Scouts, with the heads from the Tempestus Scions, and a couple of simple weapon swaps. I used to run a Deathwatch RPG campaign, and the rulebook talked about Deathwatch in infiltrator armour, so that's where the main inspiration for this team came from. Rules-wise I use the Space Wolves list.Brother Reinhardt
I'm a fan of the game Overwatch, and I couldn't resist trying to make a Space Marine version of Reinhardt. I wanted the model to be more 40k than Overwatch, so it's just a simple bit of sculpting on the shoulder, some light conversion on the face, and equipment to match the character in-game. (For those who don't play Overwatch, Reinhardt is one of the tank characters. He's a grizzled old vet with a scar through one eye, and charges into battle with a giant hammer and an energy shield.)
Just a super-simple conversion to give one of my Terminators a melta-fist. The arm is a standard Terminator power fist, with the melta portion of the Combi-Melta from the DW Veterans box. The The gun and lower part of the fist were shaved down, a little GS to cover the gaps, and a purity seal to replace the shaved-off =][= icon that was on the gun (it was shaved off because the gun is mounted upside-down on the arm)Bases!
Years ago I wrote an article for Warseer's Firebase e-magazine on how to do urban basing. I'm planning on writing an updated version (it was written back when Graveyard Earth and Scorched Brown were still extant colours), but the main components of the basing itself is chunks of sprue, Woodland Scenics medium ballast, and sections of fibreglass window screen.Veterans
Just some regular DW veterans made with parts from various kits.
I'm amazingly happy with how this guy turned out. The Black Templar upgrade set has some fantastic parts.
These guys' arms and heads aren't all glued on yet, so forgive the extra gaps and odd angles for some of the pieces.