With my bikes arriving in the post and only a little over 2 weeks until the tournament, I’ve not been hanging around! Some of you will have already seen the preparation work I’ve done on the Captain, and now he’s got his legs and bike! This will be a fairly short post, just showing them in their various stages of assembly before I throw some paint on them before the 25th!
I’ve added a bit of extra detail to his bike in the form of a large purity seal on the rear fairing, and a Crux Terminatus badge on his front mudguard. I’ll be giving him a Ravenwing style back pennant as soon as the piece arrives in the post.
Next up are the bike unit themselves – so far I’ve only built three of the five bikers I’m going to have in the unit, but thankfully these are the more interesting ones – the Sergeant and two bikers with Grav Guns.
I wanted to make sure the unit had a bit of variety, as the Space Marine Bike kit only comes with one helmet and one chest variant, so I raided my bits box for a few alternatives, finding 3 different chest pieces and a different helmet for the sergeant. I also wanted to make sure they were wholly WYSIWYG and so I made sure I found some spare Frag and Krag Grenades, as well as holstered Bolt Pistols.
The Sergeant has received the variant head (which was from the Assault Squad box) and a different chest piece, which has armour plating over the cables on the stomach. I gave his bike a skull and crossbones symbol from the Land Raider accessory sprue, as well as a slightly smaller purity seal on his rear fairing:
I’ve also left all of the bikers unglued from the bikes, mainly to help when painting them, as it was a massive pain in the arse to paint my Attack Bikes, and I’d rather avoid that for now – once they’re painted I’ll glue the riders to to bikes.
Finally, here’s a shot of the unit together, both with and without the Captain: