Friday, November 1, 2013

Master of Signal with Auspex

Here is the figure made up of spare parts - the Auspex, legs, arms and torso from the Command Squad set, the head and bolter from a Ravenwing set. I don't have the current rulebook, but the the Auspex wasn't in the previous rulebook - which I have.
EDIT: found this on the DAKKA DAKKA site: "According to the 6th Edition Space Marine codex, "A model with an auspex can use it in place of making a shooting attack. If he does so, target an enemy unit within 12" (this does not count as choosing a target for his unit to shoot at). A unit that is targeted by one or more auspexes has its cover saves reduced by 1 until the end of the phase."
The antennae are scratch-built - the taller one is a brass rod with a base made from an Empire war hammer staff; the other one is a spare (unused) part from a Tamiya M10 kit - no idea what it was supposed to be.


For the record: 'An Auspex is a short-ranged scanner used by Space Marines to detect hidden enemy troops.' Codex: Space Marines (4th ed.), pg.23.
 I also have a Mk1 Rhino I picked up off of ebay that is soaking in DOT 3 brake fluid to take the paint off. I used Simple Green but it still wasn't peeling the paint off fast enough. Here's what the tank looked like delivered - pretty good shape and had a cross decal for the Black Templars on the rear hatch.

23 comments:

  1. looking great Dean, you have really been biten by the 40K bug
    Peace James

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  2. Nice work Dean and at this rate you will have a huge army!

    Christopher

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  3. Thanks so much, James and Christoper, for visiting and your kind comments.

    I do like painting Space Marines stuff; really only played the rules once - and that for only a short while.

    Warm Regards, Dean

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  4. again, great work, Dean - and I'm looking forward to seeing the Rhino painted up in your chapter colours!

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  5. Lovely work Dean, your horde is growing!

    I'm curious to hear about the paint stripping. I've only used Pine Sol and it's quite slow and fairly smelly.

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  6. Nice work on the marine.

    Must admit with going back to 40k a bit I dug out my old MkI rhinos and 'trimmed them back' - removed the hand rails from the sides as they always break... likewise the two arials - I'll replace with plastic broom bristles, and chopped off the front ram. Now they look much 'cleaner' and realistic...

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  7. Great job. I don't think the auspex has had proper rules for a long time. The last time I saw its rules was way back in 2nd or 3rd Edition.

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  8. A cracking bit of painting and scratch building Dean; looking forward to the Rhino!

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  9. Nice work Dean, I would have went with Dettol but then I'm a glutton for punishment!

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  10. Thanks for visiting and the nice comments, Gentlemen.

    @ Ev - I've seen a few Rhinos and such painted up with "murals' on the large areas - might try something similar.

    @ Scott - I might leave off the rails too - also, the arial already broke off during the paint striping :) Might replace them with flags or something.

    I hadn't used brake fluid in a long time (before Simple Green came on the market), but it used to strip paint off old plastic models really well - never hurt the plastic.

    Warmest Regards, Dean

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  11. Good use of your spares, and I can't imagine any space marine army being complete without a rhino. Brake fluid sounds powerful, hopefully it won't affect the plastic. eBay is good for cheap GW stuff. I got almost all my LOTR guys there.

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  12. Interesting take on aerials on the marine. You don't typically see that but it looks very appropriate. Love it!

    Good to see an old-skool rhino in there too. Good on you for thinking about a mural option, I'm always too rushed to try stuff like that...

    Cheers,
    Millsy

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  13. Thanks, Gents. Appreciate the visit and kind words. Best, Dean

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  14. These guys are coming along great, can't wait to see your Rhino.

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  15. As always, Dean, you've done a wonderful job! Yours is a collection to be proud of!

    Regards,
    Greg

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  16. Thank you kindly, Gents! Dean

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  17. Dean, we need to get you down to a hobby shop and playing some 40K. Your work and zeal is truly inspiring. Hopefully it will rub off on a few more people. I really like the old school rhino, and I might have an old school predator you can have to round out your force organization.

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  18. Thanks, Pat - for your kind words as always. Hmmm, nowadays, for me zeal = maybe 1 figure a week, :) Warm regards in any case. Dean

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  19. Hey Dean, I'm getting around to catching up on your progress! Excellent work you're doing!

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  20. ANother great work with beautiful colors Dean!
    Best,
    Phil.

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  21. Thanks for the nice comments, Gents! Dean

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