|I cut up a plastic Terminator from an Ebay purchase I made last year.|
|After some careful filing, I used green stuff to reassemble the Terminator armor so that it would appear to be laying down.|
One of the requirements for The 40K Bits Bash is that each contestant have available at least three objective markers. Earlier this May, I purchased the dead terminator sitting on a throne found in the 2009 Space Hulk release for about 7 dollars with the intention of incorporating it into an objective marker! One down, two to go!
|The minute I saw this guy, I knew he had to be showcased on the gaming table!|
For my second objective marker I visualized a dead Terminator marine whose suit belies his mortal wounds. In his lifeless hand, or Terminator glove, a Chalice. I think any respectable Space Marine would want to secure the Crux Terminatus, but no Emperor fearing Blood Angel worth his fangs would allow a Crux Terminatus and a "Dante Goblet" to fall into the hands of the enemy! Now, I had an extra chalice found in the Space Hulk game released last year that would suit this purpose.
I then began to visualize how this would look and decided immediately that the dead marine's face should be visible. That would require a head bit...maybe a skull, or even a rotting or mummified head. I sniffed around on Ebay however, I didn't find a bit or figure that I would want to use. Fortunately, I found a blister pack filled with three pewter zombies released by Reaper Miniatures at Olympic Cards and Comics that would be perfect!
|These were the Reaper minis' that I purchased for about 7 dollars. I will use the figure on the left for my dead Terminator, while I think the figure on the right would make a cool Dreadnought occupant!|
|The Space Marine defended the sacred chalice to the end...talk about rolling snake eyes!|
So, does anyone field 60mm based objectives, or are 25mm and 40mm the norm? I have a really neat idea for my third objective, but I think it would require a 60mm base. The idea would incorporate a ruined Dreadnought whose sarcophagus was compromised, exposing the ancient (and mummified) space marine inside.