Today, I am posting up some pics of a WIP Valkyrie. This was a prize that I got in a tournament a while back. It was a "black box" model. So, I have to make a stand for it. The model is just about finished except for the canopy(I need to get some vaporless glue) and the flying base. Please, excuse the poor picture quality. Hurricane Ike borrowed my camera and it is somewhere in the middle of the Gulf Of Mexico right now along with the rest of my townhouse.
Valkyrie hellfury rockets, multi-laser, heavy bolters Veterans x10 meltagun, plasma rifle, grenade launcher, & demo charge. Sgt. w/ plasma pistol & power sword. I gave them Demo and Grenadier Doctines. Expensive squad that underperformed.
I thought I would start a blog to chronicle the building of my 40k Imperial Guard Army. I chose the OOP Praetorians. Why did I choose this particular army? Well, it started out as a joke. I had one squad of Praetorians in my first IG army. They were a big red target to most of my opponents. As a joke I started buying/trading for the hard to find Praetorians at every opportunity. This was years ago when most players didn't want metal models. Years later, all of my GW armies were stolen, except for the Praetorians that were in storage. I didn't play for 3 years.
Late last year(2008), my 10 year old son expressed a desire to play 40k. So, I broke out the old minis and started trying to get back into the swing of thing. I started painting and bought the 5th Ed. rule book. I was lucky enough to be in the 40k hot spot of Austin Tx. I have already played in a few tournaments....with partially painted minis.
I figured this blog would help motivate me to get some minis finished. I will post pics in the near future.