Monday, January 10, 2011

Crimson Fists: Devastators... blasting it old school

I've had these old 2nd edition devastator bodies sitting around ever since my brother gave me his old stuff.  I figured nobody would really be interested so I never bothered to try and trade them for something else.  One day when wondering what to do with the scout heavy bolters I had sitting around - I got inspired and figured a full heavy bolter armed devastator squad would be fluffy for my Crimson Fist army - as well as use up these bits in a way that will at the least give me a unique model that likely nobody else will have.  I love the reinforced leg armour - I'm sure Forge World will get around to it when they realize it's another product people will spend a ton of money on bits because it reminds them of "the good old days".
This is the dilemma I have left, should I use these weapon mount/tripod components or not?  I'm leaning towards not as it makes them look like they just run around blasting away like crazy, but I would love to hear your opinion.  Here's a pic with the same two models with the mounts blu-tacked on.  Which do you prefer and why?  I could also mount them in a "retracted" position (ie. pointing the same direction as the barrel) or a combination of the two, but it's either all tripods or no tripods.  I'm planning to prime these guys tomorrow so please comment and quick!

5 comments:

The Inner Geek said...

The idea is genius. Consider it stolen!

Nesbet said...

woa, fantastic idea!!!
Those tripods look cool!

AoM said...

Those are bipods, first of all. Second, I'd leave them in the retracted position. They wouldn't have them down when they are moving, but when those devastators set up a fire point in a strong position, they're almost certainly going to sit in for the long haul when they're a chapter like the Crimson Fists.

Tristan said...

Thanks for the comment, they have been primed already and I decided to just leave them off. They're space marines, they don't need 'em :)

dylangould said...

Bipods look awesome.

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