Sunday, November 4, 2012

Damn this plastic crack!

I have some serious issues.

I decided I needed a short break from painting Iron Warriors, so was messing with some bits that I had laying around, and thinking I wanted to paint a new "Vanilla Marine" army.

Choosing a Chapter is always a problem, so inspired by Dave Taylor, and Jawaballs I decided I wanted to do something a little different.  No, I am not doing the Lamentors, but damn, I do like the idea of painting the checks.  So old school, reminds me of the Rogue Trader days.

No, I thought I would try and leave my comfort zone, and paint some colors I really don't like to paint.  originally I was going to do Howling Griffons, but after some fiddling around this is what I decided on.

They are quite intimidating to paint, but just the thing I need to try and expand my painting ability, and hopefully take my work to the next level.  I do have to get back to work on my Iron Warriors sometime in the next week if I expect to get another 500 points done for St. Valentines Day Massacre in February, but this is a nice distraction as a side project.

I'm actually quite pumped to get a squad done, if not a whole army.


  1. Well since this post is about a diversion, I feel better asking this.

    I'm nearing completion for my Sisters Army (over a year journey) and I need some ideas for some freehand work I can put on it. I have more than a few banners I need to fill and the "fleur de lis" ain't gonna cut it (it's already plastered all over the army).

    I know it's not a man's army but I think you'll like the paint when I'm done. Any ideas or resourses?

    -Brian L.

  2. Well, if you are feeling brave, I always thought that gothic style writing with some quotes looked cool on Sisters stuff.

    I think I have the old Sisters codex sitting around, lemme have a look at that. Might be something interesting in there.

  3. Yeah, I'm going to do some banners with "Repent" "Atone" "Penance" and the like. I'll have to get a guide for the gothic lettering.