Ok that's another few down. Retributers, cannoness and preacher(?). Got the scheme down now so once he gets more girls it should be routine though currently all he has left for me to paint is celestine and her girls, 2 pentinent engines, and the archo flagelents (hurray for skin). I really like how the preacher came out, shes one of the better things I've done I think.
Peninent engines done. Total like 6 hours for both combined. I needed the easy painting after that last batch of skin haha. All that's left is celestine and her pals from what coworker has so that'll probably be the end of sisters for a while.
The flagellants and penitents are super cool, really tempting me to start a SoB army.. but I'd have source some of the old style rhino's and vehicles first. Actually I should probably finish some other projects first... but the models are still cool
Cheers guys. I've got celestine and friends half done but taking a break for the week since the parents decided for the first time in the three years since I've been in texas to visit. However they did come bearing gifts! They saved my empire army which survived the great steal from my thingy ex roommate! Plus a few extras I had sitting at their house.
Full army is: -A lord with his personal banner and musician -8 knights that form ^his honor guard -20 greatswords that are the professional elite soldiers of the castle -10 halbediers -10 swordsmen -15 spearman -16 gunners (these last four units I want to expand and represent the town surrounding the keeps small standing army) -2 wizards (one fire and one death) on sabbatical from the college -10 free company roused from the local pub -10 crossbowmen from the hunting guild outside of town -2 cannons and crew -16 dwarves visiting from the nearby mines to protect a caravan
They pretty much all need a nice simple green bath...
And some reinforcements of a scion command squad, termi chaplain, two additional hero marines left over from a project I was doing years ago (I wanted to paint a special hero from each of the 9 original founding chapters, these two are a raven guard jump captain and a dark angel confessor) and a 5 man scout squad that is all that remains of my lost Lamenters force. Need some ideas for what to do with the scouts since DW doesn't have them.
Nice haul! I've been thinking about starting an Empire or Bretonnian army in anticipation of new 'the old world' game from forgeworld. There's a steady increase in WHFB 3d/stl releases, it's nice to see that people are just making their own stuff now if GW decides to minimize support for a faction.
They didn't technically fall into my lap, just were hidden at my parents house the last few years so they were all mine originally. And jud, the scions are the same scheme as the rest of my guard (mostly). They just only have the green and grey base coats so far and with light lighting look bluish, your scheme is safe Haha.
Nutty, I've only played a single game of AoS when it came out but have had the empire army since I think either 5 or 6th edition warhammer. They are just a great break from 40k hobby wise so I highly recommend getting your teeth stuck into some fantasy.
But seriously any ideas for what to do with the five scouts? I was thinking maybe putting a bit of GS embellishment and turning them into some kind of inquisitorial bodyguard but they don't really look the part.
Hmm, they are currently started as lamenters from when I had a sizable force of them but unfortunately I just dont have the heart to remake them now (especially starting with scouts). It just took too much to paint them last time and I just wouldn't be able to give them the attention they would deserve. If only deathwatch had some kind of veteran scouts kinda like the space wolves. It would take some GS work to make them look more venerable but could be a cool hobby project even if they arnt game legal.
The other option I'm thinking about doing them up as my old homebrew chapters, The Disciples. They were my first 40k army some 15 years ago (started with Lord of the Rings) and the chess board style black and white was waaaaay too advanced for me back then (but that didn't stop me from trying...over and over...with zero improvement...). It would still definitely fit in with the Tracian forces as the Disciples have their fortress monastery on the main planet of the system (all my armies go together) and would just be something I could every once in a while add to. With the fluff I had written up for them in my teen years, they were basically decimated from an internal chaotic betrayal leading to the massive civil war on Tracia which would mean I finally have zero excuse to not get some Primaris reinforcements.
Final option is heavy GS and kitbash parts to make them some kind of inquisitorial bodyguards. As much as I like the idea of doing an inquisitorial war and again, I just dont think they fit the bill. I'm very picky haha