Friday, January 1, 2010

Imperial Guard Land Speeder Finished

First a Happy New Years Day to everyone.

The first post of 20010 is the last painted model of 2009. I finished it before Christmas but didn't take pictures till a couple days ago. I acquired the model in a trade a couple years ago and it has been on my painting desk base coated for probably a year or more. When I received the model it was missing it main gun and the left crewman was missing his laspistol. I broke the model apart stripped the paint, cleaned up the mold lines and reassembled it. I gave the crewman a replacement laspistol and added a multimelta main gun with plans to use it as a proxy space marine land speeder with my Adeptus Mechanicus Imperial Guard army. With the release of the newest guard codex and the option to give Sentinels plasma cannons, I replaced the Multimelta with an old ork heavy plasma gun. Now, along with my original guard land speeder, I can field the two speeders as plasma cannon armed sentinels in regular games of 40K.

The finished newest land speeder.
A squadron picture of the new and the old Land Speeders.

A close shot of the old style Land speeder


Chuckaroobob said...

Looks pretty cool! Imperial Army Land Speeders! Bring back 1990! And remember, back then it was the Imperial Army, not the Guard. Now all you need to do is fit an economy size explosive collar to the thing. That'll get their attention! C'ya, Charles

ColKillgore said...

No need to add explosive collars they are riding theirs.

sonsoftaurus said...

I'll say this about the old speeders, those pilots had balls, flying around in what amounts to a ski lift.

Would be fun to see these run as actual speeders sometimes in some friendly games.

ColKillgore said...

One of the more memorable Rogur Trader 40k games I ever played was against a friend of mine and centered around a space marine land speeder. It had auto drive and auto shoot, so after shooting the crew off of the speeder it countinued to fly around with no crew and light up my army. It was one of those flukes because it survived the game, just without crew.