I am back with more work in progress! Last week I was busy with the librarian but also worked on an old and 2 new veterans.
The librarian had some highlights on the gold and the tabard. The face is more or less done. To tell you the truth I tried doing the face twice and this is the second try.
I am not very happy but any more tries and his face will become a blob of paint so this is where I stop. The blue is washed and ready for highlights. The tabard is more or less ready but also needs the black lines to show the rank of the librarian. Just for variance I will add a black line across and close to the lower end of the tabard without any semi-circles or other details (he is probably just a codicier). I will try to make it show like cloth and not like metal so the black line should be greyer... we will see!
I hope you like him.
On the veterans:
I started work on an old model before the veterans where a thing. He is a kitbash out of the old tactical and the command sprues and he is equipped with a meltagun.
I do not know if he will join the strnguard or the command squad but since he has discarded his helmet (probably damaged on battle) he can fit in both squads easily.
The other 2 veterans where kitbashed last week. Since I have been using a command squad with 4 meltaguns for the last two editions, I think it was high time since I completed a proper squad. As I sometimes feel that plasmaguns are called for, I decided to magnetise the guns on the hands. I used 2 magnets of 2mm diameter on each veteran, one on the arm and one on the hand. They alone are not enough to hold the weight of the weapons especialy since they hold old metal meltaguns but the left arm seems quite capable to keep them in place. After these 2 are finished I will start also work one 2 plasmaguns as well. These guys where a kitbash of the old tactical sprue and the new sternguard sprue as I try to update the old bland tacticals with some current bling!
According to the Codex Astartes, the command squad has usually veteran marines fromt the company the serve. Their status can be shown with either gold helmets and gold shoulder pad rims to identify them as command members of the second company. I was thinking on doing a white helmet to signify the veteran status but use gold rims for the second company membership. Any opinions?
So what do you think?