Thursday, July 8, 2010

Finished Veterans

Here is the group shot of my latest squad of veterans. There’s an extra three here in case I want to try some different weapons options. It’s been a few months since I posted the WIP for these vets. Actually, they’re made up of a few WIP posts. For the bases, I used the cobble stone pattern from my Holiday Basing Ideas post. When painting the bases, I used Ron, From the Warp, Saikowski’s Bloodthirster basing technique which I also used for my Skulltaker. The heads are from my review of the GW Heads Sprue. The plasma guns are my standard conversion. Finally, all the WIPs and techniques have come together and they’re ready for the table.

I'm not sure I'm happy with how the cobblestones worked out. The technique is really designed to simulate marble floors, but I thought it might work here. I'll have to search for methods for painting cobblestones, or come up with another way to do them. I don't plan to rebase these, but will likely try something else next batch.

The colorful backdrop is the tiles I use for painting. They're in need of a clean up, which is as simple as scraping the old paint off using a hard plastic scraper. I know I should use a wet palette, but when I tried a homemade version, I wasn't impressed. When I get to the point I'm using up too much paint, I'll change the name of my blog and try again.



  1. Great lookin squad mate, would love to see the rest of your army!

  2. Fantastic looking squad! I really like seeing the new heads on the models, they look great. Can't wait to see what's next!

  3. Simply wonderful: they look so simply done, but the details are great!

  4. Was Devlan Mud a big factor in the paint job?

  5. Thanks all.
    @Valhallan42nd: Yes, uniform is Devlan Mud over Dheneb Stone.
    Armor is Adeptus Battlegrey, with camo strips of Fortress and Shadow Greys, with a Badab Black wash.
    Weapons, mostly, are P3 Cryx Bane Highlight with VMC Stone Grey edges and a Badab Black wash.

  6. Nice work! The bases look good, not sure what the problem with them is.

  7. Can't believe I missed this yesterday. These are awesome, the perfect culmination of several techniques. I see you prefer a more liberal use of the GW washes, I happen to love them.