So I finally joined Dakka Dakka and it's because of a competition. Local store is doing "Call to Arms", which is essentially a speed build. 2 months to build 1250 points. My friend Thaanos started a page to chronicle his build and I felt a little left out, so here it is. He's doing a Nobz Biker army which can be seen here, http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/343388.page
. He also explains the competition in a little more detail. His build is a little more intricate than mine is, mostly because he is generally better at modeling than I am, and where he would try something fun and chop stuff up, I tend to keep things a little more reserved. Hopefully that will change with practice and whatnot.
My build is Dark Angels, and it will be all Ravenwing. Seems we're both doing tons of bikes. My list will be:
3 Ravenwing Attack Squadrons (6 bikes plus attack bike w/ multi-melta)
1 Ravenwing Support Squadron (1 speeder w/ multi-melta + typhoon)
1 Ravenwing Support Squadron (1 speeder w/ heavy bolter + assault cannon)
Total models is 24 (21 bikes, 2 speeders and Sammael on jetbike). So it's no that many models to build, but as always with bikes, slightly bigger than you average guy meaning longer to build and longer to paint. This being a pretty vanilla build with few conversions, I'm going to concentrate on creating interesting bases and poses for the models to hopefully make then a little more eye catching. Plus Sammael on his Pimp Cycle always stands out.
Mostly, I just want to beat Thaanos