Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Command Squad finished

Finished Command Squad (finally)! I am not sure what it is I'm not happy with on these guys, but there is something I can't put my finger on...

The helmets were supposed to look like battered brass, but are probably a bit rougher than I would have liked...I have run out of time to touch them up again, but I am going to do some my sanguinary guard squad soon so plenty of time to practice.

I really enjoyed doing the banner, but didn't really leave myself enough time to do the freehand on the combat shield, so the design is very simple. I may come back to these at a later time to pick up on some of the details, but for now they have to go into the store for the competition! Wish me luck!

Monday, 18 July 2016

Command Squad WIP 2

So I learnt a lesson this morning. The Blood Angels chapter banner is not easy to do, and shouldn't be left until the last minute! I have been impressed with how good the details are on it, but boy does it take a long time to get right.

A started off with a white bordered banner, but after a while realised that it was a bit too bright for the rest of the squad.

I have moved to a purple border now, and I'm much happier with it.

So here are a few photos of the miniatures on their bases, although there is still quite a bit of work left to go. Hopefully I will find time to finish them before they are due to be judged in 2 weeks time!

Friday, 8 July 2016

Command Squad WIP

So I've been making some progress with my Blood Angels Command Squad. I know they're not super competitive, but they are great looking units with tons of scope for cool paint jobs. The ones I have are a kitbashed from assault squad, sanguinary guard and tactical squad bits and pieces.

So far the whole gang have base colours on and washes I'm just starting to highlight them up. This morning I did all the reds on the company champion, and first stage red on the sanguinary novitiate:

I'm going to get them all to the stage of the champion before I do the final highlight...just so I can get the colouration and the depth consistent.  I am really pleased with how smooth the transitions are on the champion; I don't have an airbrush and find it hard to get that smooth tone change right with the brush.

I'm looking forward to painting the company standard; it's the one from the sanguinary guard set, and looks really great fun to do. I'm also going to try and do some kind of freehand design on the champions shield if I have the time...suggestions for designs welcome as always!

That's it for now.