Saturday, March 26, 2016

Heresy Era Imperial Army - Prospero Spireguard KV-2 Ragnarok Tanks painting begins

I'd alluded to the Gothic KV-2 tanks that I'd ordered from MaxMini back in November, and sadly I ended up having all sorts of issues with getting all the track sections needed to build them. Originally intended for use with the Geno Five-Two project, the final pieces arrived well after I'd already finished and sold the army. So, rather than just bin 'em, they'll find use as part of the Prospero Spireguard instead!


Haven't gotten any farther than just getting the basecoat for the red down but I think they'll make a nice addition to the force! I'll be using them as counts-as Leman Russ tanks, they're roughly the same overall footprint size.


In other news, a Box o' Joy arrived from Forge World earlier in the week and I got a chance to see their new packaging firsthand. Previously the kits were just ziplock-bagged and thrown in a shipping box which sometimes led to bending, breakage, and occasionally the wrong items being shipped entirely - though FW was always super helpful getting the correct pieces out when there was a problem, it was still a problem. They're starting to individually box up the kits, and the trio of Deimos Rhinos that I'd ordered each came individually packed, with the resin pieces inside further bubblewrap padding, and an 'inspected by' note. Everything in the box was in perfect condition and I have to say I'm thoroughly impressed by the updated care they're taking in shipping the product. It's definitely long past due...

12 comments:

Francesc said...

Nice! When the next book comes out I'll perhaps build some spireguard using victrix imperial guard and count as malcadors

Zab said...

that is an imposing set of tanks :)

Jakub Furlanetto said...

Nice work on Ragnaroks. One thing, they were created during the Krieg Civil war as a replacement for russes. So your tanks are from the fuuuutureeee;). Good that FW checks the set contents now.

Zzzzzz said...

Ha ha. Nice to see them. And yes, imposing is a good word for the trio.

Siph_Horridus said...

Jakub, never let the fluff get in the way of great models ;)

Looking forward to seeing you progress these Mordian! And three Rhino's too. I'm busy making another Dunecrawler to match the one you did - they get better in pairs/triplets...

Rory Priest said...

Ha I have one of those tanks sitting in a tub to soak as I type this. Took forever for them to reply and sort the bits I was missng and the miscast pieces.

NafNaf said...

Ha they look cool. Full of character. Almost WW1 in aesthetics

Col. Hertford said...

Those are handsome models. Call them prospero mk 7 tanks or something though. Ragnaroks as Jakob points out were a bit later.

Dai said...

Call them whatever you want, they're your tanks.

And they look very swank.

Pawn Cocktail said...

Suitably grimdark, & a nice start with those base colours.

Mordian7th said...

@Francesc: Nice! I'm hearing rumours that the Spireguard in the upcoming book will be more akin to the Solar Auxilia rather than the Militia list, which is somewhat disconcerting, but means for great tank options!

@Zab: Best part of Imperial Army/Guard, plenty of tanks!

@Jakub Furlanetto: A good point, been kicking around better names and history for 'em. There's definitely ways around that sort of thing. :)

@Zzzzzz: Cheers man!

@Siph_Horridus: Excellent! Drop me a line if you have any questions about the paint recipes if you are looking to match 'em up. Loved the Dunestrider kit, there's a lot of cool options.

@Rory Priest: Indeed, the whole process from order to final built tank was a nightmare on this end too. Somewhat disappointing...

@NafNaf: Thanks! I knew I had to have 'em as soon as I found out about the kits!

@Col. Hertford: Indeed, got some ideas about that in the upcoming post... ;)

@Dai: Thanks man!

@Pawn Cocktail: They're definitely swerving firmly into grimdark architecture on wheels territory. Hah!

Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

Kieran B said...

Could have sworn that I'd commented earlier, these are bloody lovely