[Photos have been edited because the Inquisition prefers thumbscrews to thumbnails.]
I'm new here, so I hope I'm doing this right.
My plan is to use this as a plog for all my 40k projects involving humans. I'm using the term in the broad sense, so that includes abhumans, posthumans, posthumans with tentacles, etc. I figure if the Imperium can't tell the difference between Dark Eldar and Craftworld Eldar, why should I bother keeping track of all their species subcategories?
This begins with a cautionary tale.
Back in the days of 3rd ed, I realized that I basically had a small Space Marines army sitting in my bits box, so I figured I might as well paint them up and a secondary or lender army. I picked up a few more models to flesh them out a bit, and painted... well, most of them. And then a lot of years passed.
Relatively recently, I decided to finish off the army I had originally painted most of almost 20 years ago. I painted the handful of models I hadn't gotten to. I touched up the squad and chapter badges. I felt pretty good about it. The last thing I needed to do was finish up some freehand work on the Rhinos, but I thought, "Hey, wouldn't it be cool if I tried some weathering effects?" And it was pretty cool, so I thought, "Hey wouldn't it be cool if I applied the same weathering effects to the whole army?"
So this is the story of how I took my finished, fully painted army, declared it unfinished, and started repainting it, because I make poor life choices.
Here's the first Tactical Squad and their Rhino.
One thing that's been fun about this is remembering how much I learned from painting these models the first time. I discovered translucent layering as an alternative to drybrushing. I realized that I hate waterslide transfers, and that I'm better off just painting Chapter badges and other details by hand. (Some of the models have decals on them which I painted over before eventually swearing them off for good.)
The paper banners are a relic of their time. I'd planned on leaving them alone, but... I had an idea. (Banners loosely based on the illuminated manuscripts!) I'm compromising with myself: I won't replace the banners with elaborate sculpted ones until I've updated all the paintjobs.
Questions, comments, and xenocidal threats are welcome.
Edited by Calyptra, 18 February 2018 - 03:40 PM.