No More Buying; Clear the Backlog

I made a New Year’s Resolution at the beginning of 2015 not to buy any more more Warhammer models until I cleared out my backlog. I obviously didn’t follow that. But, with my cash flow now considerably constrained, and the piles and piles of unfinished models I have, I think I’ll finally stick to this resolution.

And I do have A LOT of models left to do:

I was quite happy to snag a lot of Adeptus Arbites models off of eBay. Regrettably, and embarrassingly, I’ve only painted one! I’m still musing about converting them to holding storm bolters, or even lasguns or shotguns so they can be fielded as Astra Militarum Veterans with the Grenadiers doctrine. But, I think they will look sharp all painted and together.

18 Adeptus Arbites models to be completed
18 Adeptus Arbites models; 17 to be completed

And I have a Rhino hull I plan which I plan to put a Chimera roof on and make it into a Repressor for the above Arbites models.  I can essentially use the Inquisition Chimera rules and have a Heavy Bolter and pintle-mounted heavy flamer!

Rhino hull with Chimera Roof I plan to model as a Repressor
Rhino hull with Chimera Roof I plan to model as a Repressor

 

I have a rather miscellaneous pile of Inquisition models to finish:

  • Female Inquisitor
  • Four (4) Death Cult Assassins
  • Crusader
  • Munitorum Priest
  • Sisters of Battle Hospotalier (who I’ll probably convert to another Death Cult Assassin)
  • Escher Juve (from Necromunda)
  • Escher with two guns (who I’ll probably make into an Astra Militarum Sergeant)
Assorted Inquisition Models
Assorted Inquisition Models

I’m actually quite looking foward to finishing the Death Cult Assassins. They’ll be a nice Close-Combat counterpart to my rather “shooty” Astra Militarum army. And the Crusader (along with my previous two Crusaders) should be able to tank some wounds for them.

And the female Inquisitor model is really badass. The Hellgun is not that impressive (Heavy 1, S6, AP3), but I could replace it with a plasma pistol, or storm bolter, or something really exotic like a conversion beamer!

 

I also have 19 Chaos Cultists that would have been part of a Dark Vengeance Box Set. There were 20 but one became a techpriest. I’m not sure if I’ll make them as Astra Militarum conscripts or just a mass of Inquisition acolyte bodies.

19 Chaos Cultists, mostly still on sprue
19 Chaos Cultists, mostly still on sprue

 

As for Astra Militarum Models: I have A LOT

  • Enough legs to make 51 guardsmen models!
  • Includes 6 heavy weapon bases and parts for a variety of special and heavy weapons
The "to do" pile. Rather large and regrettably daunting
The “to do” pile. Rather large and regrettably daunting

 

 

Commissar Yarrick model new in blister with book about Yarrick
Commissar Yarrick model new in blister with book about Yarrick

I also have a new in blister Commissar Yarrick model! That character deserves a good, careful paint job.

 

Five 90's stormtroopers
Five 90’s stormtroopers

And, still going with Astra Militarum:

Work in progress of 3 of my 7 Tempestus Scions
Work in progress of 3 of my 7 Tempestus Scions

And, A LOT of Space Marines

  • 7 Space Marine Bikes
  • 1 Chapter Master from Dark Vengeance Kit (to be librarian)
  • 6 Space Marine Scouts
  • 1 Sergeant from Dark Vengeance
  • 3 Space Marines with Lascannons
Space Marine Devastators with Lascannons in progress
Space Marine Devastators with Lascannons in progress
  • 1 Space Marine with heavy weapon (to be lascannon)
  • 1 Space Marine with heavy bolter
  • 1 Space Marine with Missile Launcher
  • 8 Space Marines with Boltguns from Dark Vengeance
  • 2 Sergeants
  • 5 Terminators
  • Dreadnought
  • Rhino/Razorback
  • Dreadnought Drop pod!
Dreadnought drop pod to be completed
Dreadnought drop pod to be completed

I’m SO close to being done my Land Raider.

 

A grand total of 148 models to finish!

Yeah, adding it all up, I REALLY don’t need to buy any more…

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