+++General Broadcast to all elements of Task Force Cognitione: closing a successful campaign in the Havennesse Spiral, we are preparing for the final jump to the Chapter Fleet. There, we will rearm and resupply, and pick up some new recruits for the 4th Company. We also expect to gain some supporting elements from the Reserve Companies
Battle Brothers - take your positions for Warp Translation.
None shall find us wanting!+++
+++Vox transmission ends+++
Hello, and welcome to my army painting blog/thread/thingy! Veterans of the boards probably know that I have a collection of Blood Ravens; there's a few pics of them floating about. Anyway, I've been "away" painting up my Orks, and they're finally done, so I've returned to my primary army with fresh eyes.
Boy, do they look old now... and I can totally do better. So I've made the decision to strip, rebuild, rebase, and repaint the entire army. Madness, I know.
One of the reasons for the repaint is due to the fact that GW went and changed their paint line on me... yes, these marines are *that* old. I found a scheme with the new paints that better fits my original vision, too. To illustrate:
Here are the first marines I ever painted:
They're kind of basic, and I've got better brush control (and better brushes!) but the color is pretty close to correct.
My skills have gotten a little better, and I'm working from a primer coat now. The color is wrong, but close enough for tabletop distances. That's around 8-9 years ago.
Fast forward to just a couple years ago:
These have the new scheme in the new paints, and it's much more in-line with what I originally wanted. My skills are much higher than before (though I still see some mistakes to touch up).
I'm enough of a perfectionist that I want to have my marines in a consistent color scheme, and the brighter marines are "wrong" to my eyes.
Where does the madness start, you may be wondering?
Well, here's the army as it stands:
I have a Battle Company, half the First Company, a couple Scout Squads, selected units from the various Headquarters Organizations, and an extensive vehicle pool!
Quite daunting, when looked at as a whole. That said, I have a plan. I'm going to work on it squad-by-squad: a squad, their transport, a character, and something else (like a predator or a dreadnought). Since I really only get a few hours of hobby time per week, I'm well aware that this will take a long time, but no worries.
Anyway, hope you enjoy the long, slow ride it's going to be!
Edited by Brother Casman, 12 March 2019 - 05:12 PM.