@Urauloth Thank you! I'm really glad you like my idea, I also got some inspiration from Lords of Silence for the plaguebearers, and eventually I want to figure out how to convert bestials that aren't just gors or ungors. With the mold lines I agree, sometimes I get too excited to build and I have to go back to clean them, and my lighting isn't great and I miss some.
@Brother Dallo I'm glad you think so! Very appreciated: I'm very proud of my plaguebearers.
Update! I primed almost everything in the project, I'm very excited to paint since seeing how well my first squad turned out.
The army photo is missing cultists (as seen below) and the poxwalkers have since had their bases finished, but otherwise it includes everything built in the force.
Speaking of, finished cultists! I'm very happy with how their cloth came out, I'm still trying to figure out the grey as a secondary color, but I think the green lenses and pale flesh really tie everything together. I find that it's really hard to pair colors with the bone-ish cloth since it's so pale and warm that really the only thing I think fits with the narrative of the army is a grimy grey.
And I think my commander is nearly done. I feel like he's nearly complete but something seems "missing" and I can't figure out what. I like how the cables balance out the axe in terms of silhouette while still lending some asymmetry to his figure, but I'm not sure if I'm comfortable with him being done, since he's supposed to be the man(?) that shepherding all the human renegades towards the enemy.
Also pictured is a Sorcerer in Terminator Armor. I'm giving him a force stave and combi-bolter, and I like the bell look as I can imagine him just precipitating his attack with this dull toll in the dark, followed by a massive bell swinging into loyalist forces. However, I'm not sure how I like the pose, and I don't know if I have the parts to change it-- I might have to wait till I pick up another squad of Deathshroud or some Blightlord Terminators (which I'm seriously considering converting from either Deathshroud ala GuitaRasmus or kitbashing with GS). Additionally, I feel like, while I extended the torso a bit, I feel like I might have to cut the legs up and extend them with either milliput or plasticard (any tips here would be HUGE). C&C is especially appreciated on these two (Commander and Sorcerer).
Finally a little surprise.
Last Chancers! I don't remember getting these, I think I might have been gifted them by a friend back when I was 14 or so, but I found them in a bitz box with my old Ork army from 2006. Colonel Schaeffer seems to be missing hopefully he'll turn up. I was considering using them as Mauraders in my army, but seeing as point values are changing, it seems unlikely that the R&H codex will receive an update, so I'll probably have to get an Imperial Guard codex (somewhat grumble) in order to prep the army for deployment once I'm able to find some people to play with.
On the other hand, I might paint them up with my partners Thousand Sons and use them either as a kill team, or once this endless Dirge project is nearly painted, make a foray into INQ28.
Up next on the list: I was going to paint another unit of ten renegades, but I might take a break and try my hand at a vehicle or my plague marines, but I'm very hesitant as my plague marines are my pride and joy (I spent ages making sure each one was individual) and I want to make sure my brush control is better when I get to them.
When you're slogging through painting squad after squad of tiny human infantry, how do you keep yourself motivated? I always look at my previous models and remember how much I like them, or how excited I was to finish them, but sometimes it feels endless.
All criticisms are appreciated. I'm pretty new to painting even though I've been in and out of the hobby for the last 14 years, and any tips or encouragement is appreciated greatly.
Thanks for looking!