Hello again! It has been a very long time since my last post. Suffice to say, I had some stuff going in my life that sapped my hobby energy, and brought this blog to a standstill. Sorry about that! But, without any further ado, time for some juicy content!
Kitbashing is the art of taking multiple kits, and well, bashing them together to make something new. Sometimes you go further and it’s a full fledged conversion, and out comes the green stuff. But, my skills are not quite up to that yet. But I’ve been kitbashing for as long as I have been in the hobby, and while some of my early stuff is quite dire, my newer stuff isn’t half bad! While doable in the Middle Earth SBG, it tends to be easier in Warhammer 40k, which is what we will talk about today!
Certain factions in 40k lend to this better then others, and in my case, it is the varied forces of the Inquisition, and their chamber militants(basically, factions that work alongside them) that tends to be my focus for it. As I’ve mentioned before, this blog was inspired by the myriad of conversion and kit-bashing blogs on the web, and imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, I couldn’t help but fall into the trap as well!
The Inquisition lends itself well to kit-bashes, as the faction as a whole is about unique, bespoke inquisitors leading equally varied acolytes and agents. Really, as a 40k army they don’t make a lot of sense; they are a more behind the scenes force. But, often, an Inquisitor takes to the field, and can do so in carapace plate, flak armor, power armor, and even terminator armor! The skies your limit, really. (ignore what that silly thing called “Rules” likes to say!)
So, here is my rogues gallery of kit-bashed inquisitors. Some I’m proud of, some, not so much. But there is easily 10+ years of kit-bashing on display here! And…not a lick of paint…for shame, me.
So, there you go! Another faction that lends itself well to kit-bashing, perhaps even surpassing the Inquisition, is the Ordo Xenos chamber militant, the Deathwatch.
A chapter made up of all other chapters; A more perfect Marine army for me to play could not exist. I couldn’t ever commit to just one flavor of space marine, I find them all fairly interesting! So, when the Death Masque box-set promised a full range of Deathwatch miniatures, I became an early adopter. As each chapter who sends a marine to the Watch is an independent army of its own, it stands to reason that the more “out there” chapters would send Marines in fairly distinctive kit.
And of course, when the Primaris Marines dropped, while I had my reservations about their lore integration, I loved the models. As soon as Deathwatch could take them, I purchased a box of Reivers and Intercessors!
Which brings me to today. Looking at my eclectic collection of Deathwatch, I couldn’t help but feel, given this edition, that my Chaplain Cassius and Librarian Natorian looked under-armed, having just pistols. While pistols have their use, I prefer having a longer range weapon, and since neither have a special profile, I decided to reequip them!
So, now that I’ve made my small contribution to the kit-bashing side of the hobby, it is time for a little catch up. I have taken, and been in, a lot of photos at my local store and the clubhouse I am blessed to be a member of, so I figured I’d do a mass image dump! Have a peek, and I’ll even caption a few. I know, it doesn’t make up for such a long hiatus, but I’ll try to get a blog post a week at least!
But, I think, I’ve taken enough of your time today. As always, Ave Imperator, and happy wargaming, wherever you are!