Hello and welcome to my project thread for my growing Adepta Sororitas collection! I'm toaae, and I've been in the 40k hobby for nearly 17 years. I started with Space Wolves, moved to Blood Angels and then Orks. I haven't added a new army to my collection in a decade, but that was all perfectly planned*. I've been waiting a long time for plastic Sisters of Battle, having been intrigued by the army since I played my first game against them in 2005. In 2008, I decided I would wait for the inevitable plastic refresh before diving in. And I don't need to tell this sub-forum about that long wait.
Finally, the time has arrived and I can finally start on the army I've been dreaming of for ages. Simply put, I lose the fluff's satirical take on organized religion and how "no men under arms" is skirted by the existence of an all-female army. The aesthetic is great and the new model line lives up to it. It's just a total package for me.
I even wrote a 3600 word Index Imperialis article because I like the faction so much.
Onto the minis! I started my collection in March, and as a slow painter, this is what I've accomplished so far. Pardon the dirty photo:
A five-model unit of Battle Sisters, an eight-model unit of Retributors, and an Imagifier. This was supposed to be the start of an escalation league force for my club, but then COVID happened, delaying the league. And then my wife got a job offer that would take us back to Arizona, where our friends and family are, so, alas, these ladies won't be apart of that league.
Anyways, some better photos. The Battle Sisters unit (plus one Bolter Retributor):
And the Retributors (minus the one Bolter gal):
Individual pics of the Retributors here:
A bit about my scheme: I wanted to feature turquoise in the colors. I did a lot of brainstorming using the B&C painter, and while I had some duds (one made my wife ask if I was trying to do the Miami Dolphins in space), I eventually settled on turquoise armor with white vestments. I had originally planned the insides of the vestments to be orange, but in the course of painting the first one, decided to just stick to red. The turquoise is a custom blend, as GW doesn't have a good turquoise paint and I wasn't in the mood/was too impatient to try and find a different brand during lockdown. After a lot of trial-and-error, I settled on the following:
That's a base coat of Stegadon Green, a mid-level highlight with a 1:1 mix of Sotek Green and Kabalite Green, and a highlight of a 1:1 mix of Ahriman Blue and Sybarite Green. A 6:1 mix of Contrast Medium and Terradon Turquoise is then glazed over to soften the transitions, followed by an edge highlight of 2:2:3 Ahriman Blue, Sybarite Green, and Pallid Wych Flesh. I'm super proud of this scheme, and consider my highest achievement as an artist (as opposed to just being a painter).
Alongside the turquoise, white and red are black, gold, and two types of silver. Weapon casings are black, icons and symbols are gold (some Fleurs are white), while ornamental metallic are a brighter, blue silver and functional metallics (like weapons) are a gun metal silver. Finally, spot colors of light brown (leather), dark brown (gloves), magenta (purity seals and melee weapon grips), orange (eyes), and purple (rosary beads) wrap up the scheme. I then based them on cream-red marble tile bases, made out of plasticard and painted using medical gauze and/or dried baby wipes for masking.
Anyways, to wrap up this length OP, this will be the center of my Adepta Sororitas project, where I'll share my hobby progress, games, random thoughts, snippets of fluff and other musings. Currently, I have a Canoness and six more Battle Sisters about halfway complete, two Mortifiers primed, and a box of Seraphim ready for assembly. As previously mentioned, I'm a slow painter, but I hope to have a full army sometime in the next year. We'll see how that goes.
*=no, it wasn't.
Edited by toaae, 08 June 2020 - 03:02 AM.