Monday, 23 June 2014

Imperial Armour...1987!

Hello all;
I must apologise for my extended absence for the last few weeks. I recently got promoted at work and so have been literally swamped in admin ever since. This doesn't look likely to cam down any time soon which sadly means my hobby time is greatly restricted; as is my availability for blogging!

However I try to squeeze in some painting when I get the chance so I thought I would update you with my progress.

Those of you who follow my blog will know I go through phases of large scale armour production for my armies; in 2012 it was 6 Rhinos; 3 Predators; 3 Razorbacks; 1 Land Raider and a whirlwind for my Crimson Fists; in 2013 it was 5 Rhinos; 1 Immolator and an Exorcist for my Battle Sisters and so far in 2014 it has been a retro Land Raider; 2 first edition predators and a Land Speeder for my Salamanders!

Well I have got bitten by the tank bug again and have decided to bring my Rogue Trader Salamanders up to full Battle Company strength in order to compete with my modern era Crimson Fists. So after much scouring and sniping on eBay I have finally been able to make a start on this project....behold....

What we have here are six 1987 Rhinos (bringing my total up to 8); one 1989 predator (giving me a squadron of 3) and a 1992 Whirlwind. 

For the eagle eyed amongst you you'll notice that some of these venerable old tanks have some panels missing; that's because these will be painted yellow and so have received a separate white undercoat!!

I will update you intermittently as the project progresses;



  1. Your a bloody mad man, reminds me I need to get my Squat tanks bought and painted though heh

  2. I know!! But it's a good type of mad!!

    Besides my salamanders deserve some transport; they've been foot slogging for a decade!!

  3. I'm extremely jealous of all the old armour you have Legio!

    I'm the proud owner of one, unassembled Rhino APC haha

  4. Cheers Bruno;
    Yeah I'm lucky with all the armour I've stockpiled over the years.

    Get that rhino assembled and painted mate!!

  5. It's going to be in a classic Blood Angels army, and looking at what a top job you've done with your Salamanders really does make me want to get a start on them.

  6. Can't beat a good old blood angels army! I hope you're going for the traditional orange colour scheme as opposed to the newer red version. If you are then there is a really good thread on the Oldhammer forums about classic blood angels schemes entitled Pseikers Blood Angels, he gives some great tips for achieving that retro paint job with Citadels current paint range!

  7. Yeah mate, I wouldn't paint them anything but the traditional orange- I'd actually been a bit stumped on how to achieve it until I saw Psieker's stuff ( I'm Count Von Bruno, by the way)...I'm basically going for the WD 166 army plus extras.

  8. An; now your alias makes more sense!
    Yeah having seen his stuff I feel inspired to try some blood angels goodness!!