I'm reading unique as awesome
Props again to Cos for the original recipe - tweaked it a bit but the whole job is done using Vallejo Model Air which I have to say i'm really impressed with - least my airbrush seems to like having airbrush paint rather than thinned down gw fired out of it.:
Base - Black Green
Base highlight @ 45o - Gunship Green
Layer @ 25o- Green Zinc Chromate
Layer Highlight @ 0o - Cam. Light Green 4
Sealant - Matte Varnish
Oil Wash - 50/50 Nuln Oil & Army Painter Dark Tone
Still to do the oil wash on all of them bar the Vigilator who still needs a clean up with a cotton bud.
As for the game it went amazingly well - Highlights were
Making an 11" charge with my Praetor and Drakes out of their Spartan turn 1 - destroying an entire squadron of Predators
Pyros wrecked his Scorpius after scouting forward 12" thanks to the Vigilator
Vigilator received a charge from his Contemptor and took it out with a Melta bomb - exploding it and killing two more troops in his nearby squad
First use of Volkite weaponry - when the Vigilator managed to get off a shot on over watch and killed two assaulting marines - the pyros took care of the rest with their S5 flamers
By Turn 4 it was all over - I lost 3 drakes, 5 pyros, 1 tactical squad and the Sicaran and secured the objective - 13-2 on VPs while he had nothing left on the field.
Good game and I'm getting a better grasp of the rules - shame the dice went so far against my opponent, at times it felt a bit one sided, but we did have a good laugh about it and i'm sure next game the boot will be on the other foot.
"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