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Battlefleet Gothic Space Marine Battle Barge – Soul Drinkers

By Michael Cannon / December 7, 2012
Soul Drinker Battle Barge
Soul Drinker Battle Barge
Soul Drinker Battle Barge
Soul Drinker Battle Barge

One of my favorite “fluff” series of books from GW is about the Soul Drinker chapter. I picked these up out of the storage box underneath my bookshelf the other day and began rereading them. The story line shows how one Space Marine chapter is unwittingly contaminated by one of the many demons Chaos has in its arsenal. The Space Marines begin to manifest mutations and they view them as gifts from the Emperor of Man. Initially the chapter is equipped with standard marine space craft but later migrates to other vessels.

I plan on making a chapter based on the Soul Drinkers (who can pass up a Librarian with arachnid legs?)  The color scheme is purple with bone trim. The insignia is a golden chalice surrounded by a wreath – that is one thing I do not like about the job I did, the chalice is wonky. I need to print off an insignia and use it as a guide to redo it.

This model was missing one of the forward gun sections so I redid both of them with green stuff and brass rods. That was one aspect of the model I was pleased with.

I used a shorter flight pylon on the base because the model is so heavy I was afraid the center of balance was too high and it would tip over and break something off. I used a brass rod in the pylon to secure the barge even tighter. The base was sprayed with a coat of flat black cheapo paint from Walmart and then paint dappled on for the stars. The nebulii were made with watered down paint and quick dried with a hand held hair dryer.

I have two Strike Cruisers and a number of escorts to support this Battle Barge.

The Battle Barge is an excellent model that paints up easily and looks good on the table.

Product
Battlefleet Gothic Space Marine Battle Barge - Soul Drinkers
Type
Battlefleet Gothic Space Marine Battle Barge
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 on 2012-12-07
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Price
35.00

Summary

Excellent model that paints up easily and looks good on the table.
About the author

Michael Cannon

I have been wargaming as long as I can remember. I met my wife when I was 14 and had been gaming long before that so that should give you an indication as to how long it has been. One of the first games I owned was Anzio by Avalon Hill. I drove over to the hobby shop in the snow to pick it up as I finally had the money to get something! I can remember playing with Airfix figures and Roco tanks back in the 6th grade and before.

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