Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Well the Sons of Sek got finished right under the wire. The GT was a blast and I'll have full coverage by this weekend. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sons of Sek - Special Weapons Teams & Final T-Shirt Design

Last night I finished the final 6 body guard for my command squads, which leaves only 80 models of 2nd and 3rd platoon left. Later this week I'll post pics of the body guard.

Here's one of the two special weapons squads:

They're armed with 2x Flamers and 1x Demo charge.

The Demo Charge was made from some pieces from the IG Heavy Weapon sprue (I think they belong to the auto cannon). Each half normally glues on either side of the weapon. I made some key cuts and made them sit flush to each other. I then took an arm that was throwing a grenade. I cut out the grenade and put the handle in.

The rules for the demo charge require you to substitute the model for a normal lasgunner after he throws the demo charge. Not wanting to paint another model, I decided to instead paint an extra arm and magnetize them all:

So far in the 2 games I've played with the demo charges they've missed completely. Oh well.

I also sent away for my T-Shirt for tournament. Thanks all who voted. I actually liked the brown myself, and so did one other person. But the maroon is on the way. Here's a pic of the final design:


Admiral Drax said...

Damn, but you're prolific - the Sons of Sek really are coming along...traitorous scum though they may be!

Oh, and how do you get the third column on Blogspot? I can't seem to work it out...

- Drax

Sean Ramirez (dvdhwk) said...

Traitorous scum? Oh you misguided imperials. sigh. lol

I followed directions from this blog:

On the right hand colum, look for the list of links for third columns for your template. All in all, it takes about an hour.

RonSaikowski said...

Great job magnetizing the arms. I like the demo charge... it looks like it could take down a Land Raider for sure.

Admiral Drax said...

Thanks, mate - I'll give it a go tomorrow night, maybe.

- Drax

RonSaikowski said...

I'm sure you'll do it in the end, but please tell me we're going to get a full army shot ( and squad closeups) when this is all done... you know, all the troops together.

Boss Salvage said...

For some reason this squad catches my eye just a bit more than the others (probably the extra kill power in one place ;D), they're looking great. The shirt I like a lot too, were you really able to just order ONE? Impressive!

- Salvage

Anonymous said...

These guys look great like the rest!

And, by the way, I was the one vote for brown on the shirt.

I can't wait to see more of these guys!

dvdhwk said...

Ron- Oh yeah, those pics are planned. I don't want to think about all the work left to get to that point.

Boss- Yep, just one. It works out to about $32 (including shipping). They get cheaper the more you order, and it also spreads out the cost of shipping per shirt.

SMIG- Lol. Even if I decided to overturn the will of the people and go with the brown, my wife wouldn't have allowed it. She said something about my complexion clashing with the brown. Good grief.

Anonymous said...

@ Sean

Oh yea, I forgot about the fashion portion of your score at tournaments! Rock the catwalk my friend... rock it.

Anonymous said...

Well crap. I originally stopped by to thank you for the three columns tips link. That guy really knows his blogger!

Admiral Drax said...

Yeah, ditto: I love the new look of the blog. Cheers for the link, matey!

- Drax

Ian said...

Really enjoying the Sons of Sek project. So much so that I linked you from this blog - - hope that's OK!

dvdhwk said...

Hey Ian,
That's totally cool, thanks for the link.
I've added you to the blog roll.

Current Progress on the Sons of Sek

Current Progress on the Sons of Sek
Sept. 5th, 2008 - They were finished literally at the table before the first round began.