I've been into the hobby for about a year now. I chose Raven Guard when I started and ran assault marines in 7th so no one can accuse me of picking them for 8th
I post some of my work on Facebook groups and Reddit but I like the idea of having it all cataloged here and am looking forward to feedback from the community.
I am a narrative driven hobbyist/gamer and I want the lore to drive my army, not the rules or what's hot.
There is a story in the lore about the world of Baran. Long story short is a detachment of Raven Guard got wiped out by Eldar trickery. The world is described as a beautiful Eldar Maiden world with oceans, forest, rolling steppe plains, and lush vegetation. I was drawn to the story because the RG got screwed (yet again) and the setting seemed perfect for a narrative driven story. From a modeling perspective the basing needed to match the world would be perfect because it would provide opportunity to help my army stand out since an all black army can get kind of boring.
My Raven Guard detachment is on a revenge (Vindicet) and honor (Honorem) mission centered on the world of Baran. Their goal is to attempt to recover a lost relic that the previous detachment had and exact revenge on the Biel Tan Eldar that shamed them roughly 100 years ago.
With the intro done here are my recently finished inceptor bases from start to finish:
WarriorFish asked about the 'blood in the water' effect so here's how that happened:
I put some black/red paint down below the head, that way if my idea didn't work I'd still have color on the bottom to poorly imitate what I wanted.
I added some Realistic Water to the base and then watered down some of the black red on a brush and gently dipped it into the RW while it was still wet. The paint was thin enough that it sort of just ran off the brush into the RW and did it's thing. RW usually takes two or three applications because some gets sucked up into the cork so when I applied the others layers I repeated the process making sure to stay closer to the head. Overall I'm really happy with the results and can't wait to get models on them.
They are a bit shiny right now, that's partially due to the Secret Weapon Miniature washes being a bit glossy and my light. I'll be hitting them with a matte varnish when I seal the models up and that will tone things down to where I want them to be.
Edited by thewarriorhunter, 01 August 2018 - 03:47 PM.