Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Scout Sentinel

Not a jet bike... This was mostly finished on my workbench and I completed it to get it out of the way so I could have more space to spread out jet bike bits and get them assembled and painted (that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)



This is a Scout Sentinel model from Games Workshop. (and it is TM and © Games Workshop and assembled and painted by myself and posted here entirely without their permission)



It is the final thing I NEED to be able to field a complete Brigade Detachment of my Guaiacan Commandoes in 8th Edition 40K.



To fill the Fast Attack slots all my Scout Sentinels will have to be fielded as three individual units of one scout sentinel.



Ideally I'd like to field them in larger teams or troops, but that will have to wait...



I have two others to work on, but they're for the Tallarn...



All three of the Guaiacan Commando Sentinels. The one in the centre I picked up off eBay already assembled (which is why it doesn't have the camo-laced roll bars.

As I'm pretty sure there are no Catachan Roughriders (at least not any GW ones, there are THESE, however), Sentinels are pretty much the only real Fast Attack option (okay there is the flame-tank, but I like the idea of foot-mobile jungle fighters without any armoured support). As I mentioned, at some point, I'd like to pick up 3-6 more of these to field them in teams of two or full troops of three!?

The only other thing I'm currently planning to add is a few more heavy weapon teams - I ordered a couple more las-cannons, mortars and auto-cannons off eBay to fill out those heavy weapons teams for the "Heavy Support" slots.  Once those arrive and I get them done I'll do another post with the entire force organized for 8th.

Now that I've got some space cleared away I'll get to a few more jet bikes - I did work on one for a bit last night. I'm having trouble coming up with paint schemes. I had thought I'd use vehicles of TV and cinema for inspiration - and I have for a few already - but jet bikes, being shaped entirely different than cars and vans and such, makes the translation of most a little challenging...


16 comments:

  1. Great work and a very nice model.

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  2. They look great! The two with the camouflage stuff and shovels and other equipment and paraphernalia strapped to them really look like they've been put to good use in the field. Reminiscent of pictures of things like tanks in the field in WWII and such. (almost makes me wonder, where's Oddball, Moriarty and the gang...) woof woof

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    1. woof woof!

      Dammit! Now I have to build a couple with fake las-cannons and giant speakers mounted on the sides...

      The next couple I'm working on will be for the Tallarn - I've ordered a pack of WW2 jerry cans that I'm going to have racked onto them along with bags and water sacks and assorted other gear to give them a bit of an LRDG/SAS in North Africa look...

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  3. I have made one of these and thought it looked rather nice, but your addition of the foliage and kit makes such an improvement and will be good guidance for me in my future builds.

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    1. Thanks Norm! I am so excited to know I may have provided some inspiration for someone - that was the whole reason I started the blog in the first place - to share my hobby with others and hopefully provide some inspiration as so many other peoples blogs had inspired me!

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  4. These look great, especially with all the added kit, so onto jet bikes!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain! On to the Jet Bikes indeed!

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  5. Very nice - definitely looks 'lived in'.

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  6. Nice work mate. I like the lizardman decorations!

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    1. Thanks Millsy! I have to admit, the lizard man bits were put on by the guy I bought that one off of. I painted it, but it was completely assembled by someone else.

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