Yes, after a near ten-year hiatus from collecting and painting Warhammer 40K figures, I was sucked in once again by Codex: Dark Angels. Rather than paint a straight Dark Angels army, I have created my own successor chapter, the Obsidian Swords. My first tactical marine stepped off of the painting table about a month ago, and a Land Raider Crusader is nearing completion (pictures to follow in a future post).

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The insignia was created by carefully cutting the dark angel insignia decal and rearranging the sword and wings. Then, I colored the sword black using a .25mm technical pen.

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Grav Tank Bases

March 23, 2008

After years of simply putting grav tanks flat on the table, I decided to create some simple bases that slightly lift the vehicle off the ground, giving it the proper look of skimming the surface of the battlefield. My solution involves pennies, a Dremel, and very short pieces of wire. Basically, drill a hole in a penny, insert a small piece of wire, paint, flock, and repeat. I think the result is preferable to simply resting the tanks on the table. They are hover tanks. They should hover.

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My bases, supporting a few plastic tanks from Renegade Legion, by FASA (now available in metal from C-in-C).