So the Vindicators are ready, let's move on to something a bit more exciting... motorcylces, attackbikes to be specific
There's really not much to say about them. I've put them on 2 x 4 cm bases, the same size that I use for other infantry models (ruleswise bikes count as infantry and attack bikes count as light vehicles). I would have liked for them to have a cloud of dust hanging behind them, showing their aggressive speed and riding but I wasn't sure how to realize this (I don't like the look of cotton wool on models, it just doesn't look right) so I opted for a few pigments thrown onto their trails.
At first I was a bit over-enthusiastic regarding rust and there were no un-rusted metal parts left:
As much as I love weathering it looked a bit un-realistic so I slapped on a few streaks of gun metal paint and the outcome looked a lot better:
As you can see, I also chose to paint tactical symbols on the shoulder pads. On the attack bikers the shoulder pads are still quite big and so on the other side I also painted the Ultramarine symbol.
Let's take a look at the whole formation, sadly I had no Chaplain model, so I just gave one biker a white helmet to symbolize a commander. Attack bikes already have it in their name, they are not meant for long range fire support, they will be where things get down and dirty and where loud rock music is going to be played. So talking ruleswise most of the time I will put a Chaplain into that unit (same for assault marines) that inspirational trait of him really helps in assaults (and when in base contact he'll also bring in an addtional macro weapon attack, good stuff). I will either play them a normal bikes or attack bikes or mixed unit. They both cost the same, in close combat bikes will hit harder but having at least one attack bike will allow me to put one blast marker on my target before charging in for the kill. Again, something more to change the odds in my favour, then again, I will most probably not send them into an assault all by their own, well the only way I'll find out how to use them best is by actually playning...