Just a small update this time. I finished the demolisher. I think the damage came out pretty nice, nothing special but adds character. Also, I added some snow to the previously pictured space wolves. I gotta say I like the effect of snow on the model in addition to the base.
Your paint pad looks like it has turned into good Chaos terrain.
Haha so my palette has become something of a stubborn obsession. I started using a piece of card stock about 3 and a half years ago and just never switched it out. It now has over two inches of dried paint in the main part and has the hardness of wood.
Finished up those commission DA bikes. I don't like painting bikes and I don't like painting dark angels so I'm happy they're done. I don't usually do commission but the guy at my shop is a real good guy and just can't paint (time and bad hands) so we all chip in to get his armies done (he does pay too).
Thanks guys! I have to admit, the banner was basically a paint by numbers type deal. I just looked up what the box model looked like and copied it. Even more embarrassing to admit would be that the guy these were for almost had a squad of Dark Angles running around instead (I was fortunately able to scrape off the "l" in time to fix my mistake). The black was just lighter and lighter dark grey drybrushes over a black under coat and then completely washed in nuln oil. I used the same method for doing my death watch but instead washed in the nuln oil gloss so the same highlights were there but the armor was shiny. The white on the apothecary was a lot easier to achieve then most people think. Hit it with a white undercoat, heavy nuln oil coat on all over, then pick out all raised surfaces with a 3:1ish white to grey mix (pure white sucks). Makes sure to leave the black lines inbetween the junctions, connection points, gaps etc. since thats what makes it pop. Its a tiny bit on the cartoony side of painting but it works well enough for me.
Finished my shadow sword. Nothing special, just got bored and cranked it out last night. The name is Righteous Bastard.
And two pics from my game today. My guard vs his space wolves/imperial knights. Dude fielded 3 land raiders, two imperial knights, and a sicaran. Not fun. I threw together 6 various russes, the shadow sword, manticore, two mech vet melta squads, a blob and a vendetta. The shadow sword got its first titan kill, immediately followed by its first shadow sword kill when the knight exploded right on top of it and caused 8 hull points...
I would definitely suggest doing the rivets. Yeah it's a bit tedious but it really only takes about 20 minutes and makes the whole thing look so much better. Simple way to make it look much better. But seriously thanks guys for the compliments, makes it worth it.
So finished the elysians now dubbed the 82ND Tracian Airdrop Infantry (have you figured out my numbering system yet? haha). I gotta say that the paint scheme came out a lot different then what I was imagining and thus I'm not super happy with the overall look of them. Overall, though, for being recasts they were very good. Only a few problems areas on two models but whatever, cheap is cheap. Oh and ignore the bases, they're still cracking.
The Sgt which Im pretty sure is an infinity model with cadian arms but fits well with the others I feel.
And next two things on the docket, inquisition stuff...
And the first batch of these came in. Still waiting on command squad, grenedier squad, and infantry. Oh and a drop sentinel
Thanks jud, I appreciate it. I also got the old Warhammer Fortress recently. Had to trade my giant for it (which only cost me 25 bucks originally). I really didn't want to trade it but I couldn't pass up the deal.