Second week down – more of the details on the Marines have been painted, and I have started work on the bases. There are two examples in the photos below – they are made from Super Sculpey, small (1:48) bricks by PK-Pro and a little bit of cork. They are not too tall and should be quick to paint effectively.
I do have a question though… the stormbolters – keep them black or paint them a dark red? The marine’s eyes are going to be a dark green, weapon blades will me a silvery blue (NMM style but with a bright silver metallic paint as the base colour + blue ink to shade). I have also added a yellow light at the top of the helmets (not so sure about that, but I will get a proper photo up at some point and ask your opinion)
In other news, I played my first game of 40K in 8 years on Friday, at Warhammer World of all places. I was playing 1000pts of MrDee’s Imperial Guard army with my ancient Crimson Fists and got my arse handed to me on a plate! Marine corpses lay everywhere… My Chaplain (and 10 Assault Marines) died in a huge ball of plasma, and my squads were all heavily depleted. However, in our scenario kill points were moot – it was all about capturing objectives and by the end of it, the score was 5:6 to me! Huzzah!
I completely fluked a win… but I enjoyed it. I definitely want to play a game with my Grey Knights when they are complete!