That is an incredible model. Well done!
Thank you very much!
Awesome stuff! It's really nice to see some Auxillia to break up the Space Marines too! (yeah I said it )
Yeah, I rarely if ever paint space marines but when I started painting again in April and saw the Solar Auxilia on the FW site...well lets just say I knew I would be paying them a visit once I got my painting back to a presentable level and cleared off 14-15 years of rust. I broke myself back in on Skitarii which then led me to Imperial Guard/Militarum Tempestus and finally I found my way back to the Solar Auxilia.
I really feel like this army is what I always wanted the Guard to be and will probably focus on them for some time to come. Glad you liked him so much, I am going to order some Volkite Chargers for the bodyguards in the squad next week and the rest I'll finish before then.
Awesome Strategos man and the poster is awesome
Thanks! The poster was a joke at first then I realized it was coming together and finally I found myself really happy with it. I may make more in the future with the Incinerator tanks and things to that effect, I'll just have to see how much spare time I can devote to the side project.
Loving both the Strategos and the poster. Man, I can't wait to get my Solar Aux started.
Hell yeah another person playing Solar Aux! I've been feeling very outnumbered here and even more bizarrely when I post up my paint jobs on Reddit, as I've been doing for feedback since I came back, people think the models are conversions or proxies because they've never seen them before.
It's really wild how little marketing the Solar Auxilia have received, I'm trying as much as possible to get figures painted and posted to make people aware of them.
I'm fairly certain that this guy is going to take some tender loving care to get him to and from my GW Store for gaming
He's got nothing on Valkia the Bloody.
He looks good.
I just looked up Valkia the Bloody and that looks like a headache. I can relate, having fielded an entirely Air Cav force for 40k, but individual characters that are difficult to transport are just frustrating. I'll probably have to cut out a few slots in my case to give him room and then use the cut foam to brace him in place when it's all said and done.
The strategos and the poster are both great looking.
I love the burnt orange glow on the scopes and stuff! Such great work man!
Thanks for the compliment! I was really conflicted about the telescopes as I've been trying to avoid to many bright colors outside of the Volkite weapons and their visors but introducing a new bright color into the mix really made me hesitant. I ended up basing the scopes with Khorne Red and then dry brushed Wild Rider Red over the center of the scope.
I'm sure they won't look glossy enough for some people but as I don't have anything on hand to fix that and funds are a bit tight as I ordered a squad of the Power Axe Veletaris and an additional Incinerator tank...well it will have to do for now.