I have never had a game of Warhammer 40K. I pretty much know nothing about the game or how it plays other than a lot of spotty little guys seem to love playing it. I think I threw a few dice once in a Games Workshop store when some over-eager lad tried to show me how cool it was. However, eight years ago I brought some models ready painted at a convention, figuring that my son might like to play. He was not that enthused so they have sat untouched since then. The models are all old school – which I kind of like the look of. I have added a few units and models – which kind of makes me one of the aforementioned spotty little guys I guess. This post will highlight some of the vehicles in my 40K Army. I think the Chapter is the Garish Angels or something like that.
First off we have the Whirlwind. This model is really unbalanced. I don’t mean in game terms either. The rocket launchers on the back are metal and the body is plastic. It seriously needs a counterweight glued to the front end as it has an alarming tendency to pull wheelies.
Here we have the classic Predator Tank with Twin Las Canons, Double-Overhead foxtails and a mini-bar. The base kit is plastic but it has metal sponsons and a full metal turret. I got this kit in pieces in an internet trade for $5.00 including postage.
I tried to paint it to match the livery of the models I got in the trade.
When it comes to Old School, nothing says it like a Full Metal Landspeeder. This is a great kit, but will have to go on a bigger base as it is also chronically top heavy. I like the look way more than the new plastic kits.
These guys look like they are riding a flying gun. The modern Landspeeder looks like a flying jeep to me.
Lastly, this bike squad is made from the first edition of these models. I added the trike to round out the squad. I have no idea if they are used together, but thought they looked cool.
and a final shot.
If anyone can tell me who painted the original models I would love to know.
9 thoughts on “40K Old School”
Red, yellow, and sky blue is a good color combination.
I agree. They are quite trick.
Yeah, those are some bold ‘I dare ya to shoot at me!’ colors.
Very nice in their way.
Seeing this also reminds me that I’ve got a the Dark Angels’ version of that land speeder still in its box… somewhere in the Closet Of Doom. Maybe it’s time I put some glue and paint to it.
Given the games of 40K I have seen being played, avoiding being seen is not that important in the rules:) I imagine there are a lot of those old models in closets around the world. I have a couple of the all metal dreadnoughts to paint as well. My son painted one of the plastic ones when he was about ten or so – I should post it actually as it is quite flash.
Garish Angels indeed. Since I started playing 40K back in Rogue Trader (1st edition), I owned all of those in Dark Angels Black/Green at one time. Haven’t played in several years though. I have one army left, my Eldar, that see light in occasional games of 5150.
Quartered red and gold are Howling Griffons
Yeah I thought that but they have that cowled deaths head with a sickle logo on their shoulders- so perhaps they are a spin-off chapter.
Really lovely, these are the things that still make this game worth of being played. 🙂