|These guys want metal too.|
I took a flip through a Blood Angel centric White Dwarf last night to see how they did a non-metal metallic Sanguinor. While I think I could do the techniques as described, there are a crazy amount of layers involved and doing a five man squad in that manner would probably take much longer than the time I have left. Instead I'm pondering hitting the FLGS on the way home from work tonight and picking up a handful of metallics to supplement the lone pot of Burnished Gold I have. (I also see I ordered the wrong "heavy yellow," getting the Tausept Ochre equivalent instead of the Iyanden Darksun. Alas for converting between paint ranges.) I'm none too excited about getting a bunch of paints to do a single squad when I already have nearly those exact paints on order, but I just don't have the time to wait. Perhaps I'll see if there's progress on Monday instead of going shopping today.
In happier news, I got the red and bone/parchment areas basecoated on the jump packs yesterday. It's unspectacular progress that I didn't photograph, but it does take me a bit closer to finished. While I'll get the squad painted in plenty of time for the LPC, I don't know about the transfers. Since I have the decal fluids coming from the Warstore, I'm in the same boat with the transfers as the metallics. I am unwilling to get them from a store though as I don't really need them in the same way as the metallics. I think seven of the assault squad guys don't need, or already have, transfers, so I can easily stick the guys who are waiting on them in the back when I take my finished group shot. While this is sort of cheating, I do have some great extenuating circumstances and I'm not taking advantage that much really. Hopefully it doesn't come to that anyway. Thinking about it while doing this post, I think I'll buzz through the FLGS as a pre-purchase scouting trip, to make sure they have what I'm after, and then make my actual purchases after I finish the jump packs and get the assault squad together. Hopefully that squad will be done before Wednesday so I can get a good start on the Guard then.