I also was nominated for best painted army which i was and still am most proud of.
Tactical Squad 1
Tactical Squad 2
Caestus Assault Ram
I'll write a short why i chose astral claws and where i plan to go from here a little later, for now enjoy the pics.
A little background on how this army came about, This army was bought and painted by me for the badab war part 2 campaign weekend back in may. When the badab war IA books came out i wasnt that interested, I was at the time working on another large imperial army that i have and wanted to get most of that finished before i started somthing else, Good job I bought the books (Thanks Scott!!! my store manager, its all your fault lol) when i did, wow the quality of the more recent books is astonishing, otherwise i'd have never got my other army finished!
I was torn between astral claws, carcharodons and red scorpions but i wanted a challenge of painting a metallic army and to make it look as real but as 40k as possible if you get what i mean and the astral claws fluff is cool.
All in all the army took around 5 months to complete, but most of it was done in around 5 weeks. The silver armour was airbrushed using a technique called zenithal highlighting using vallejo model air paints.
Edited by Rumour Control, 22 August 2012 - 07:42 PM.