I know I know it’s been a little while since I posted something, about a month i’d say? Thats not to say I haven’t been feverishly working behind the scenes on my mini’s. I have been more constructing and assembling than painting. We are having some nice days weather wise, so I have been taking advantage of it and undercoating loads of my mini’s. As a side note, I have tried a whole bunch of different spray undercoats recently, Games Workshop, Armory and some others, but I think I have found one that seems to work well across the board and has good coverage. Krylon make a paint called ‘Fusion’ which is what I have been using. It’s about $8 and is available from JoAnne Fabrics and any other good art/craft/hobby stores. Here is a direct link to the stuff I use:
So I have finally settled on a color scheme for my Sisters ‘Order of the Exalted Saint’. It took me about 10 seconds to realise that it was basically the same as the traditional Protectorate of Menoth scheme, but I figured, ‘hey, if the caps fits, wear it…’ So, my zealous warrior women will be decked out in maroon-ish armor, with beige-ish robes. I’ll probably have my Seraphim in a vaguely similar scheme too, maybe with less maroon though, to distinguish them a little more. I’m excited to have settled on this now, as the wheels can finally start to turn and I can get my Battle Sisters on the field. I assembled my Immolator the other night and I can’t wait to get this painted up in the colors i’ve chosen, especially with the golds and all that, it should look quite impressive. Not a bad thing to take in before being sentenced to a heretics death at the muzzle of twin linked multi-meltas…
By the Emperors Y-Fronts I thought this thing would never get finished! I estimate 10-15 man hours spent on this, from sprue to the finished item. It totally made me sure that I would NEVER want to paint another AoBR dread, EVER!
I have started working on my Black Templars Dreadnought. I had already painted the one arm, but was not happy with the highlighting, so I went over it all again last night. I only painted a small part to get a feel for the black highlighting process. Now that I have a formula I am happy with, I will continue with the rest of it. In the meantime, here is what I have done:
I’m pleased with how he’s looking so far. However, that being said, I don’t think i’ll ever want to paint another AoBR dready, as there is something about it that makes it feel like a toy more than a model. The plastic its made from seems harder and more unforgiving than the regular boxed sets. More to come!
Here are a few shots of my mean and nasty sniper troops, my Widowmakers. These unpleasant characters soften up my enemy from a distance, whittling the troops down before they get anywhere near me. Human or Jack it makes no difference, as both feel the wrath of the Khadoran sniper rifles.
I generally use these to pick off troops, as I am usually facing Menoth, and if they get close enough, they cause me all sorts of problems, what with the synergy that Menoth seems to have *shakes fist at Evan*. Long range attacks is it, nothing else. If they get in to hand to hand combat, you can kiss them goodbye. On more than one occasion they have been the victim of a successful chain lightning attack as well… Still, Khadors finest marksmen have more than earned their points cost in my army, and they will definitely be staying. Hail the Widowmakers!
I tend to paint bases in large batches, hence these haven’t been done yet 🙂