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New Contest- Deck the Halls with Swords and Bolters!

That’s right, hot on the heals of our fun and exciting TanksGiving conversion contest, we bring you the Deck the halls with Swords and Bolters Holiday Contest!!!!!

Calm down, I know you are super excited and are having your minds blown right now, whatever does this mean do you ask? Well here are the rules and regulations for this contest, lol.

First things first the basics of what the contest is all about…

We’re looking for some quality designing / converting up of any miniature into a Christmas themed tree ornament. The most important rule for this contest is that the conversion MUST be able to hang from a tree, you can implement this into the design of your model any way you like, but it MUST be able to hang from the tree.

Next the model can be from any miniature line that the Spikey Bits Store carries, Warhammer, 40k, Infinity, Helldorado, etc… as long as you can buy it in the online store it can be submitted You don’t have to purchase the item from us- although it would be nice if you did. :D

So the theme of the miniature must be Christmas of course. You can choose to do this by modeling it into some sort of Christmas them character, painting it Christmas colors, whatever you like but the better it fits the theme the better off you will be. What are you going to be judged on and who will be the judges you ask? The judges will be us. Yup that is it.

What will we be looking for, well paiting, modeling, conversions, overall theme and aesthetic. IT ALL plays into my decision this time around, so be warned it is NOT just a painting contest, and is NOT just a conversion contest.


Now why would we ask you to go through all of this trouble, your hard earned dollars spent, you precious time, all that blood, sweat, tears and whatever other bodily fluid you might choose to hobby with being poured into this contest… well for nothing less then awesome  Christmas prizes… Now, now, ladies and gentlemen I know what your are thinking that it won’t be worth it.

Well if a brand new Space Marine Stormraven Kit to the 1st place winner isn’t enough to get your creative juices flowing then well, you got us. There will be minor 2nd and 3rd place prizes going out also, whatever my tiny pockets can handle so don’t fear if you think you can’t take home the whole thing.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, PICTURES OF THE MODEL MUST MUST MUST be submitted to us by 11:59 PM on New Years Eve Dec 31 2011. So don’t wait till the last minute, judging will take place the following week in true Spikey Bits form and the winners will be announced shortly thereafter

Each submission must be at least two pictures, one of the miniature being worked on (WIP) and one of it finished. You can email them to me at RBAER ZERO ZERO ZERO TWO AT GMAIL DOT COM.

If you have any question feel free to email us! Hope to see some cool stuff and good luck to everyone who chooses to participate in this little holiday event!

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TanksGiving Conversion Contest- Vote Now

Okay so all the entires are in, and I’ve posted them up over the last week for all to see.

So now its time to get to the voting, and see who’s walking away with a shiny new Baneblade!!!!!!


What’s this all about you ask? Below I’ve assembled all the submissions from the Spikey Bits TanksGiving Conversion Contest. Now I need your help deciding a winner.

If you can take a minute or so to look them over, and vote for you favorite at the very bottom of the page.  Each entry has a link (below the picture) to the full write up on it, so you can always click for a better look.

The winner will get a shiny new Baneblade Super Heavy Tank (new on sprue) for their efforts! Runners up will get some store credit to SpikeyBits.com as well!

Thanks to everyone that entered, and good luck!  You can checkout all the other TanksGiving entries, in their entirety here.

Dan Hyman’s Tau Titan

Space Marine Baneblade by Teagan Mercer

Adam Wilson’s Fellblade 

Wyatt’s Skullhamma 

So what are you waiting for? Help me pick a winner Tank Commanders! Thanks- MBG


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Space Wolves Fellblade TanksGiving Conversion Entry

So here is another entry in the TanksGiving Challenge. This one is by Adam Wilson, a Space Wolves Modular Fellblade!

Ill be posting each one of the entires over like the next week or so, and then set them all up for voting at the end so you can pick your favorite!


Here’s it’s stats, 
Space Wolves Fellblade by Adam Wilson

What I did was take a Banehammer, reduce the transport capacity to half, +1 BS and lost 2 TL Hbolters to make the las cannons twin linked.  Seems fair to me for 450 points (as GW intended).

450 points
Armour: BS 4 AV 14/13/12
Structure Points: 3
Transport capacity: 12 (terminator models count as 2)
Weapons:
2 Twin linked las cannons
1 Twin linked heavy bolter
1 Tremor Cannon – primary weapon Str8 AP3 7″blast * see banehammer rules
Fire points: up to 5 models may fire from the vehicle as if open topped
Access points:  The Fellblade is treated as open-topped for the purposes of passengers embarking and disembarking

Winning at GW economics
As you can see in the pictures, it also turns into a truescale land raider!  2 tanks for the price of one.  Model was shortened significantly and now has the same length/height as a GW landraider but is slightly wider.

You cane checkout the rest of Adam’s stuff over on his blog,  theambit.blogspot.com

Thanks to everyone that entered, and good luck!  You can checkout all the other TanksGiving Entries, here.

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Orks Skullhamma TanksGiving Conversion Contest

So here is another entry in the TanksGiving Challenge. This one is by Wyatt, and is a Skullhamma

Ill be posting each one of the entires over like the next week or so, and then set them all up for voting at the end so you can pick your favorite!

Here’s it’s stats:



This is a Deathskulls Skullhamma.  It has overcharged engines powered by what can only be squig steam.  This allows it to move 24″ despite its sizable bulk. 

 This is even more fearsome since it can carry a full mob of orks into the enemy ranks and disgorge them from its “Assault Gob”.  With 13 armor on the front and sides as well as 3 structure points, the Skullhamma is very difficult to prevent the delivery of it’s contents. 

After the occupants have disembarked, the Skullhamma continues to threaten the enemy with its formidable firepower.  It is armed with a turret Skullhamma Kannon,
an Eye-mounted Lobba, and two twin-liked big shootas.

Thanks to everyone that entered, and good luck!  You can checkout all the other TanksGiving Entries, here.

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Tau Titan TanksGiving Conversion Contest

So here is the yet another entry in the TanksGiving Challenge by Rogue Trader Maitreya (aka Dan Hyman).

Ill be posting each one of the entires over like the next week or so, and then set them all up for voting at the end so you can pick your favorite!

This entry is titled Tau XK-III Kamodo Class Titan.

CLOSE COMBAT VEHICLE DATAFAX
NamePointsWSBSSFrontSideRearIA
XK-III Kamodo111023(4)314131221
Type:
Walker
Size:
War machine
Speed:
Agile
Weapons:
1 x Long-barrelled Mega Blast Titan-killer Railgun (with Submunitions)
1 x Long-barrelled Mega Blast Burst Cannon
3 x Mega Blast Smart Missiles
2 x Missile Pod
Special Options:
2 x Tau field
Souped-up engine
Targeters 
Vehicle Category:
War machine
Structure Points:
3

Here are some nice pics that show the model to scale.  It’s BIG.  It has a commander in a Tau suit nestled inside the cockpit as well, and he is removable (mostly just for painting. . . he’s in a static pose).

The model is posed in “leap/flight/jetpack” mode, and has a brass rod for elevation.  I covered up the base since that is unfinished and not really important for the competition.

We do have both twin mega railgun and mega railgun+mega burst cannon options, with mega-missiles as well, so we have some flexibility in armament.

It has made a few appearances in apocalypse games before it was finished, and we were running it as a counts-as warhound with gatling blaster and turbolaser destructor, and the turbojets counting as the warhound bounding leap.


Check out the rest of the pics below. Ill try to have another entry posted up shortly for everyone to checkout.

Thanks to everyone that entered, and good luck!  You can checkout all the other TanksGiving Entries, here.

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TanksGiving Entry #3 Space Marine Baneblade

So here is another entry in the TanksGiving Challenge. This one is by Teagan Mercer, and is a Space Marine Baneblade

Ill be posting each one of the entires over like the next week or so, and then set them all up for voting at the end so you can pick your favorite!

Here’s it’s stats:



Heavy Support: VDR Custom Vehicle (4#, 798 pts)
   1 VDR Custom Vehicle, 797.5 pts (Space Marine; Tank; War Machine; Speed – Lumbering; Structure Points x3; Power of the Machine Spirit)
      1 Twin Linked Mega Autocannon (Blast; Twin Linked; Mega Weapon)
      1 Mega Earthshaker (Mega Weapon; Short Barrel)
      1 Mega Earthshaker (Mega Weapon; Short Barrel)

Thanks to everyone that entered, and good luck!  You can checkout all the other TanksGiving Entries, here.

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Necrons’ Bane TanksGiving Contest Entry #2

So here is the second entry in the TanksGiving Challenge by Reid (who got second in the Hobby Wreck Challenge last month).

Ill be posting each one of the entires over like the next week or so, and then set them all up for voting at the end so you can pick your favorite!

This entry is titled Necrons Bane, and here’s the rules Reid came up with for it.

Necrons’ Bane

Pts
Front
Side
Rear
WS
BS
S
I
A
300
14
14
14
n/a
4
n/a
n/a
n/a

Type: Tank (Unique)

Crew: Three Initiates and one Reclusiarch.

Weapons: The Necrons’ Bane is armed with a hull mounted Melta Cannon and a pair of sponson-mounted hurricane assault cannons.  Each hurricane assault cannon consists of three twin-linked assault cannons.

Melta Cannon: The melta cannon was designed to obliterate Necron constructs.  It launches modified demolisher cannon shells with melta bomb warheads.  The weapon has been proven to be extremely effective.  The melta cannon is str. 8, AP 1, 24” Range, Large Blast, Ordinance, and always rolls 2D6 when rolling for armor penetration.

Frag Assault Launchers: The front of the Necrons’ Bane is studded with explosive charges designed to hurl shrapnel at the enemy as the troops inside charge out.  Any unit that charges into close combat on the same turn as it disembarks from the Bane counts as having frag grenades.

Fire Points: None.

Access Points: The Necons’ Bane has a front assault ramp and two side hatches.

Transport: Without the generators required to power sponson lascannons, the Necrons’ Bane can transport more passengers than normal.  The Bane can carry up to 15 Space Marines in power armour or 8 Terminators.

Power of the Machine Spirit: Land Raiders are imbued with the Power of the Machine Spirit vehicle upgrade, and its cost is included in the vehicle’s points value.

Extra Armour: The Necrons’ Bane has the extra armour upgrade and its cost is included in the vehicle’s points value.

Blessed Hull: The Necrons’ Bane is a revered artifact and many Techmarines oversee it’s blessing before each engagement.  The Bane has the blessed hull upgrade and its cost is included in the vehicle’s points value.

Emperor’s Oration: The Reclusiarch within the chapel atop the Bane has the voice of the Emperor Himself.  Speaking with righteous fervor enough to stir the fire in any Brother’s heart, the Reclusiarch grants his unmatched zeal to all around him.  Black Templar units within 12” have a 4+ invulnerable save, Unmatched Zeal, Litanies of Hate, Preferred Enemy (Necrons), count as having crusader seals, and add +6 to the dice roll when rolling for the distance moved due to the Righteous Zeal special rule.
History: The Necrons’ Bane was developed after High Marshal Helbrecht’s first crusade to the Ghoul Stars encountered a sector dominated by three Necron tombworlds.

Used to punish the metal monstrosities and instil fervent hatred of the Necrons in the hearts of the Templars.  The cathedral adorning the top of the tank was salvaged from the remains of  a monastery within the fallen strike cruiser Marshal’s Sword.

The captured Necron is a grim reminder that none can withstand the fury of the Emperor and his crusading Black Templars; not even those that do not live.  Some have questioned the gruesome display as heresy, but the Brothers who have suffered at the hands of the Necrons view it as a holy display of devotion to the Emperor Himself.

Battle Cry: Ashes to ashes, Necrons to dust.

Check out the rest of the pics below. Ill try to have another entry posted up shortly for everyone to checkout.

Thanks to everyone that entered, and good luck!  You can checkout all the other TanksGiving Entries, here.

Reid’s entry from the last contest is here as well.

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TanksGiving Conversion Entries Are Here!

Here is the first of the entries in the TanksGiving Contest. Ill be posting each one up over like the next week or so, and then set them all up for voting at the end so you can pick your favorite!

Today’s entry from Jon Clegg is a super heavy Exorcist, yummy!

From Jon:  “A Ssters of Battle Super-Heavy Tank — The Ecclesiarch.  Basically, a super-heavy exorcist.  For the VDR, the 2x Gatling represents the 2 servitors running the Long-Barrelled Mega Missile Launcher.”

VEHICLE DATAFAX

SoB Ecclesiarch
Points 785
Armor: Front 14 Side 13 Rear 11  BS: 4

Tank Size: War machine
Speed: Lumbering
Weapons: 

  • 2 x Gatling Long-barrelled Mega Missile launcher
  • 1 x Demolisher
  • 2 x Inferno cannon
  • 2 x Twin-linked Multi-melta

Vehicle Category: War machine
Structure Points: 3

Check out the rest of the pics below. Ill try to have another entry posted up shortly for everyone to checkout.

Thanks to everyone that entered, and good luck! You can checkout all the other TanksGiving Entries, here.

Get 20% OFF Bits, and FREE SHIPPING??!! Over at the Spikey Bits Online Storeall bits are 20% OFF, and ship for FREE! We also have reduced shipping for overseas customers, as well as a special rate for shipping to Canada!

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