|Look at those glorious, dark(ish) reds.|
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
|Green and mean.|
Sunday, May 19, 2013
|The vengeance, it is dark.|
|Unpainted these many years, but on the road to completion.|
These are just starting point shots. I actually got more work done on these today, mostly base coating the AoBR squad green and taking a second swing at shading down (which is an awkward phrase at best, but nothing better has come to me just yet). This time around I tried a wash (Army Painter Dark Tone, aka Badab Black) instead of a full-on paint. The time invested vs results gained ratio is still too lean for my tastes, but it looks decent enough and doesn't take as long as layering 95% of the model to leave those black cracks intact. I'll save discussion of work done today for when I have pictures of it, so for now use your imagination, then scale it back a few steps so you aren't disappointed when you see how they've turned out.
Friday, May 17, 2013
|Finally on the road to the table.|
Of course I can't just take the Stormraven, it has to have a minimum posse of a BA HQ and a Troops choice. My initial thought was to load up on Death Company, plus a DC Dreadnaught, and top it off with a Chaplain. Turns out that's really expensive, so now I'm considering something that is probably just as expensive: Dante and Sanguinary Guard. The SGs got a bump this edition thanks to the nerfing of power weapons (their 2+ actually means something now), though their weaponry still leaves much to be desired. Whatever route I end up on it'll be something with melee punch as I've had issues getting swamped in combat lately.
In other news, don't let the long pause between posts let you think I haven't been doing other things. I finally assembled the remaining parts of the pair of AoBR Tacticals, plus basing and priming. I'll need to find a pair of missile launcher marines to join my BA Devastators now that the aforementioned Tacticals will be filling their primary roles, not to mention building a whole squad of Devs for my Dark Angels, but at least now I won't have Devs with Tactical markings. While poking around at the Bolter & Chainsword I found a painting challenge that started a couple days ago and runs through the middle of August, which sounds like a great time frame to get some stuff finished. I've noticed a large drop off in painting recently, aside from the speed painting that is Dust, and I wonder if it isn't related to the loss (to me at least) of Lost Hemisphere's Paint the Target (which may still be running in spite of the demise of the site). I'll lurk along through the various B&C threads for a bit before making my move, but considering the personal success that was the LPC it's all but certain that I'll be throwing in my hat for this new (to me) challenge.
Friday, May 3, 2013
|What I did this afternoon.|
Of course things soon spun out of control, but we'll get to the soon enough.