I'm ckpmax1108, also known as Ken. I've been in the hobby for almost 3 years now, starting with Necrons. I hit a bit of a slump with my Necrons, since its my first and only army, and since reached out to other Xenos/Imperium forces for something new. Landed myself here at some point and started lurking.
I liked what I saw for the Astartes, and tried my hand on what kind of chapter character I would enjoy painting/converting and playing the most. Hopped around, landed myself in FW, saw Asterion Moloc, and fell in love. Greek Mythology has a special place in my childhood, since its one of the first pieces of heavy literature my mother (a literature and foreign languages professor) taught me when I was in grade school.
So enough of that!
As a pretense, I'll be using this thread to post progress shots of my Minotaurs army. Do note, that the pics within this first post will be slightly grainy as I took them with my cell. Low lighting kinda made them suck as well. I'll be taking higher-quality shots whenever I finish a model 100%, and have the time to do so.
Everything starts with a good book, so as I start my FW order, IA12 is a shoe in the cart, Asterion Moloc and Ivanus Enkomi are added in as well. To be honest, Their Chapter Tactics isn't the best, but I'll stay play Minotaurs even for just the character of it.
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Moloc is such a characterful model, so much iconography. I planned to do justice to my first 2 characters, so I tried my hand on new things for this project. Pinning was one of them.
My favourite part of Moloc, his shield. So much detail and defines Moloc as a whole, a bull headed, immovable juggernaut clad in bronze and antiquities.
So it took me a total of 6-8 hours in one sitting to finish off Moloc, sans the base. I used a ton of washes on his armor and any bronze. I also tend to avoid using oxides/verdigris on the army as a whole, as Minotaurs tended to maintain their armoury in tip-top shape. Though the grime of war and combat cannot be avoided.
Enkomi took considerably less time to finish at 2-2.5 hours. The one on the left is the Tactical Sergeant I'm doing at the same time. I shifted my paint focus mostly on the character first
Took a week to get to me, but I say that it was worth it. These Scibor Spartan bases are boss. Painted them the same colours as the site photos, plus the muted green is a great contrast to the deep red accents of the Minotaurs. The base even gave rhyme and reason for Enkomi's awkward body tilt
Didn't even know there existed an actual Hamath Kraatos model, if I didn't google him up for conversion reference. Took a slight hit in the wallet to get one (I live in Canada :/) But I'd say its well worth it to get this bad boy. Love this model, love his rules, love his image of sniping someone with a heavy bolter. The belt feed was a bit fiddly, as I broke the thing in half. It's not as obvious now since its painted, but it bothers me slightly :/
Thank you for taking your time to browse through what I have. I want this thread as a means to keep me motivated though this project, and any constructive comments/tips/criticism you might leave will help me immensely.
Edited by Brother Tyler, 15 January 2017 - 08:16 PM.