With the start of a local hobby league I finally found reason to complete a project I had been wanting to try for awhile. Although not especially useful for anything in particular, it still resulted in an interesting piece.
The previous manager of the local Games Workshop hobby store had a competitive league that encouraged his players to paint and play their armies. He kept track of their results on an escalation board that hung on the wall. In order to play in the league the players had to design and build a tag that would represent their army. Players would take spare parts or models and stick them to a 40 mm base and paint it up in the best way to identify their armies.
As soon as he explained it to me, the ideas for possible tags of my own starting forming in my mind. The only problem was that I would have no place to display it, no reason to use it, and thus no reason to make it. His store, although being the closest Games Workshop, was simply too far out of the way in order to participate regularly. Some time later, the owner of the game store I frequent received a supremacy board that he decided to start a hobby league with. This board came with 40 mm cog-shaped tags on hooks to show the ranking of the participants. Reason enough to start the project I had been thinking of for so long.
There you have it, a personalized army tag to represent my chapter in the battles ahead. Now I just need to hurry up and finish converting the last marines of my army. Luckily most of the other players aren't entirely done themselves so I still have time to catch up, but by the looks of the board I don't have as much time as I'd like! That's it for now, and as always feel free to leave your questions, comments, concerns, flames and feedback down below.