Hey folks - so when i said weekly I obviously meant monthly lol - actually with all the best intentions I've been slowly working away but due to some family issues haven't had time to post.
So here's a breakdown of what I've achieved in the last 4 weeks...
Finally finished putting all my paints into droppers - also ordered some new vallejo model air so I could follow Cosmic Castaway's recipe for my troops - finding this so much better to work with too.
Got my transports sorted - still got to GS and fill in here and there - and waiting on funds to add heavy flamers to the rhinos because with +1 strength it's rude not to .
Also started the build on the Sicaran - wonky barrels need the hot water treatment but I decided to delay finishing the build till I'd completed the infantry - have a Spartan to do next then hoping to get either an Achilles or Armoured Proteus for the Pyros - Spartan is the old one with horrible tracks - still working up the courage to make a start on that beast
So here's the rank and file - the pyros were a second hand buy so needed stripped and the sgt came with power fist - looks great but think I'll ignore it in game - also another tac squad - mixed and matched with my FW and spellcrow parts to add a bit of flavour - including some re-purposed iron hands torsos - I think they'll pass muster - will do some close ups as and when I finish tidying up each squad.
Got some paint fired down on the first squad - the Sgt. has a head swap - opted to use the spare fire drake helm as it's just too nice not to - these are the same as the pyros heads without the drake skin coif/veil - so thought that'd be cool - I've also magnetised so he can carry either bolter and ccw
/mb or power axe with inferno pistol - I've used the same custom pad for each build too - sort of treating it like personal heraldry - will need to brush up on my gs skills though to add something really unique later.
The inferno pistol is a great little bit from anvil industries - they also do techmarine arms and natrthecium so may order some more bits and convert up my spare pyros into apothecaries/tech marines to highlight their artificer armour/coolness.
Lastly some close ups of the signifer with his nuncio vox, the vexillum, and a standard legionary - I'll likely not take the upgrades in games but the bits are too good to pass up and add a lot to the squad. Put these shots in to highlight the zenithal paint attempt,
Colour wise I'm very happy with the scheme - need to work harder on the transitions with the airbrush as looks a bit stilted atm - one key bit of learning when attempting zenithal highlighting was the importance of a solid base coat - you can see where bits of grey primer are showing through so I'll be adding in a base layer of black onto the primer before moving onto the greens in the next batch.
So that's it for now - more next week or month tides depending - C&C always welcome and warmly received - still need to order in that black lava stuff for basing but have some cork on the way so will get there eventually.
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Edited by Carraigf, 11 April 2016 - 09:28 PM.
"Brìgh gach cluiche gu dheireadh." Catabar Ailithir Ben Jarus, Officer Commanding Jarus elements of the 451st Finreht Highlanders, the defense of Ulthor
Imperial translation: <+++The essence of a game is at its end...>+++
Work In Progress - 451st Finreht Highlanders
Work In Progress - Salamanders Istvaan V Survivors