Saturday, April 21, 2012
Not so much the above, but more like below...
I just don't know what my next 40k project is going to be, I am suffering from a bit of Space Wolves burn out. I tend to go through this every couple of years, and pick up a new 40k project for a few months to "recharge" my batteries. No worries though, I never wander too far from the Fang, and always return to my Space Wolves.
I have done a couple of test models, thinking on a couple of potential projects. First up is an Iron Warrior Chaos Marine. I went for a very clean look to this model, figuring that Iron Warriors would spend a lot of their time caring for and maintaining their gear. Even in the field
I went for red as the secondary color rather than the traditional gold, as I feel it is a better contrast to the other metallics, and breaks up the model a bit better, besides that Red is the color of Combat Engineers in the US army, so what better color to put on these guys. I think I like the look, and have played with a few lists on Army Builder, but have decided to wait and see if the rumors are true, and see if a new Chaos book is truly coming our way sometime in the near future.
In the meantime, I will probably paint a few more standard Marines for the Iron Warriors as the spirit moves me in an effort to get a jump start on the force.
Next up I have a couple of shots of a test paint scheme for my Elysian Drop Troops army.
Enter Mantic Games http://www.manticgames.com/Shop-Home.html , cruising the net for some conversion bits for my various armies has led me to this little company. They have Recently produced a Sci-Fi line of miniatures which I thought may suit my needs and allow me to finally really get to work on a true Elysian Drop Troops army.
When they came in I was eager to compare the scale to the Elysians, and I was not disappointed. The scale is nearly perfect!
So I will probably start working on some of these guys. right now I only have 2 Valkyries and need to place a Forge World order for some Elysian Weapon Sprues, but I have enough to get me started, and I can add the units to my current IG army to start some play testing with some new units.
Of course work continues on my Marauders of Chaos army, I have finished painting another five Marauders and have enough assembled to start playing some small skirmishes of 5-6 hundred points to start learning this Warhammer Fagasy game. When I get something done with them that is worth posting, I will certainly put some new photos up.
Well till next time,
And remember, Friends don't let friends play Grey Knights