Monday, July 25, 2011

pButcher 15pts to 25pts

As some of you know, I've decided to slow down a bit, stop buying minis, and get back to painting.  Last week I finished up the first 15pt list that I had and got to celebrate with a great game against Jay.  I loss the game but it was very enjoyable and I learned a lot.

So next up for me is deciding what to paint next.  I had thought about either the Winterguard or the Assassins as I field them the most but a part of me wants to follow the path I took in the beginning-- so next would be the Kodiak.

To make the Kodiak, I bought a heavy Warjack kit and cut one of the axe hands to make another open fist.  He's still unfinished and I still have a lot of conversion work to do.  I have to finish his second hand (I'm making them open fists with fingers out) and work on his heavy boiler.  The idea I have is to cut the top of his chassis to create a sort of hot rod look with the engine sticking out from the top.  After I finish that I have to add all the details to make him look like a Kodiak.  It's going to take a little while to complete all of that.

Once the Kodiak is done I'll convert and paint up a unit of Mechaniks and my 25pt list will be complete!

The one thing that I'm excited about is finishing the units that I had when I first started and playing with them again.  I hardly use the Marauder or Kodiak and these days it seems like I field the Mechaniks less and less.  By going back to those units, I hope to really learn what they can and cannot do and see what their full potential is.  


  1. What are you making the engine out of? It's a great idea.

  2. I'm not sure at the moment. Will have to hunt around for some bits ^^

    or maybe I could sculpt it? Doesn't seem like it would be that big.