Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Well, erhem, not exactly... Macca here, and today I bring you an army I have been doing some commission work on, an Alpha Legion army! Now it's not all finished yet, AND the guy who owns it helped paint it with me, as I used the army as a tutorial for him to learn some basics of airbrushing on. Shout out to Deano!
I built a custom 'Exodus' the sniper character from Book III for the army, and he wears slightly darker versions of the Alpha armour. There isn't anything special about him, as he is a freebie I have thrown in for my mate just so we could use the guy in games!
Now I know Rhinos are not that popular in 6th, but we couldn't resist kitting a few up with hunter killers.
I really went to town on these rhinos, fully painting the interiors, as well as unit numbers being applied to the inner hatches, caution stripes on the ramps, rust damage on the floors, walls and ramp.
This army was actually begun around the time Book II arrived, and was done around Christmas, for the most part. The Hydra symbol is from 40k, we decided to keep it as opposed to the high-contrast white Hydra as the subdued Hydra says something subtly about subversion and stealth, to us anyway.
Also visible are the unit markings on the right knee.
Now the army wouldn't be any fun without some kind of high-speed anti armour.... so we built 3 speeders. (I still have 3 more to do)
Each speeder comes with converted Heresy era crew.
The bases are all provided by Secret Weapon Miniatures, and as always, are of a fantastic quality.
Lastly, we come to the case. I had this case custom built by the lads at Laser Touch, based here in Melbourne Australia. These guys do amazing work, and I am so happy that I'm giving them a sly plug right here.
The case is designed to hold the entire army and the units I have yet to complete (lots of recon marines), and even has custom unit names traced into the surface.
Alpha 6, 7 and 8 are the Rhinos.
So that's all for now. If you liked this army, let me know, I am considering doing more commissions, although I have had massive troubles with my varnish supplier lately and it has slowed everything I do right down.