Sunday, 16 September 2012

Badab War - Mantis Warriors Combat Squad finished

Hey guys,

It's been quiet on the Mantis Warriors front. I actually finished the first 5 Mantis Warriors way back in March, I just forgot to post pictures of them. I blame the summer and the great weather, and maybe my lack of motivation. However, with summer almost gone I guess it's time to get back into gear.

I do have to mention that I actually finished them in time for the "Lage Landen" Painting Competition, and was fortunate enough to place second in the Warhammer 40,000 Squad category! At the event they actually took professional pictures of the unit - they also posted them on the Games Workshop website. The pictures didn't turn out as good as I expected so I decided to take some myself.

Believe it or not, but I would love to make a playable army of these guys. At this pace it might take a while, but eventually I'll get there. I do still have a Contemptor Dreadnought lying around which I'm planning to assemble pretty soon. Also an additional 5 Marines to finish this unit off, some special and heavy weapons might be a nice addition.

I'd love to know your thoughts!


  1. I love 'em!

    The battle damage and the Sergeant's helmet are the stand-out parts for me. I hope you do more! :)

  2. Could I interest you in joining the Badab Veterans (link: we would love to have you as a member on this site. Email me if interested or drop me a comment. Thanks

  3. Your mantis warriors are simply stunning.

  4. how did you paint them e.g. what paints and what order?