I've reinvented my home brew chapter (previously the Iron Hawks until a GW employee made them an official chapter). I wanted to alter their colour scheme anyway as I felt the previous colour scheme was a bit dark and I wanted to try out some new painting techniques, so they have become the White Vipers.
It was also an excuse to buy a new boatload of minis.
Lots of TLDR, be warned sorry.
Old colour scheme:
First attempt at the colour scheme and weathering was this squad, I decided the camo triangles needed to be darker once weathering was applied.
Weathering was done using the Hair spray technique.
Lieutenant painted in the same scheme. Again it’s a bit muddled and camo is more of a suggestion, later models would have better contrast.
Captain, outlining the camo added a bit more definition to the camo but takes more time to do, I would continue this on characters and display models later but impractical for rank and file if I want to get troops on the table fast.
Smash captain kitbash. As my force was to be primaris only I didn’t want to include the older marines due to the scale discrepancy. However I always love melee units with jump packs, so for now hes a counts as.
This model forgoes the Hairspray technique for more traditional weathering chipping, I think I prefer the end result but again not feasible to do on all units if I want to get them painted and on the table.
My second full squad of rank and file. Using the revised recipe, using the hairspray technique.
I think this creates the right balance of contrast on the Camo, without losing the details that occurs with some camo schemes.
Reiver squad, this was me putting my skill to the test, I really adore these models and I wanted to make them look the best I could so I went all out. I went with the classic chipping technique. You can also see my chapter markings some of the shoulders. These guys are magnatised (for kill team) so they are missing some shoulder pads, I will attempt to find some bits.
Redemptor, not fully happy with this guy, I need to clean him up a bit and add highlighting. He looks too dirty, even by my standards.
“Shrike”, of course they were going to be Raven Guard successors, definitely not any other Legion that favours subterfuge and sneak attacks.
Eliminators up next:
And the first of 3 baby carriers/stealth dreadnaughts (I love these daft models)
Librarian is nearly finished, I can’t decide on how I want the sword to look, a glowing sword kinda seems unstealthy, but then again hes a librarian, he probably walks around shrouding himself in peoples minds rather than actively trying to sneak
My special project
This one is on hold until we get a clearer picture of THAT image.
Also to come, 5 Inceptors, 3 Supressors.
Edited by jester_prince, 17 February 2020 - 11:57 PM.