Hello! This thread will be chronicling the build up of my Militarum Tempestus army, the first real modeling project I've undertaken since returning to 40k after a long long (too long) hiatus. I was waiting until this site got up and running again to start it for real.
To get this army up and going I bought the big box set GW was doing over Christmas. That's the one that came with 25 Scions, 2 Tauroxes and a Valkyrie...that they don't do anymore. I'm bummed about that because it was literally half of what I needed to make my target force, an airborne/ground assault formation. Now, unless they bring it back in the future, I'll have to buy them separately and that's more expensive.
But no point in crying about that. Here's what I have so far:
The Command Squad (minus the special weapon user):
Half of the first squad:
Half of the second squad:
and finally, the two Taurox Primes:
(Those were taken on the living room floor as my room is currently being decorated...another big project I've currently got going). It's all boring unpainted plastic at the moment, but that's OK. I've not yet decided on how I'm going to paint them and it's always better to plan ahead rather than rush into it and then regret your choices later. And for once I'm going to try and do it by the book, literally.
Looking at the Tempestus Codex, I've narrowed my choice of regiment down to either the 73rd Epsilic Eagles, the 9th Iotan Gorgonnes, or the 54th Psian Jakals. I want to show what they look like but I'mm not sure how the rules cover that (there's a Jakal in my avatar though).
The Jakals have a lot going for them. Not only are they very menacing looking with their black uniforms, red goggles and white skull masks, but their's is also a very easy scheme to do. It's basically just black with detailing. However, some might say that that is just being lazy.
The Eagles and Gorgonnes however have a very nice and interesting camo schemes. It would be much harder to do but probably more rewarding overall. Suggestions would be appreciated!