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Sunday, March 14, 2010

New stuff.

I've been busy, but I managed to paint five marines over the last week or so.  I need to crank out my other two sternguard's, so I can start my primed assault marines and scouts, so that I can build and paint my devastators, then when my other dreadnought and my terminators arrive, nothing will stand in the way.

By my calculations, I should have a fully painted army by around the end of the year. 

I've changed some of my painting techniques; I'm getting pretty good at robes and chest aquilas, now that I finally gave in and stopped trying to use gray as a base and shading color.  I resisted GW's advice, but a brown base does look more natural with Bone White.  Fuckers. 

The sternguards and robed veteran are pretty straight forward.  I used more metallic colors to accent their weapons and armor, and add an element of individuality.  For the captain I decided to try a combination of fancy and battle damaged.  His armor and robes are scarred and burned, but you can tell he started out looking shiny and impressive.  He is a bad motherfucker, and he's not afraid to wade through ankle deep blood and gore to take care of his business.

Three out of five sternguards ain't bad:

Sternguard sergeant:

Sternguard troops:




  1. Those guys look amazing, I like where you went with the captain. He looks heavily battle scarred. Also your chest aquilas look exceptionally cool, I'm going to have to follow suit when I start building a space marine army.

  2. Yeah, I like where things are going now. I actually spent some time reading the "How to Paint Citadel Miniatures" tome, and it helped a bit with shading and mixing paints.

  3. Saw them in person today. Battle damage on the back of the cape looks stellar,