Nice work fella - what are you not happy with? They look finely done - can you get a better photo? They are blending in with the background.
Fuckin' tell me about it!!!! Yellow is a son of a bitch and why my Imperial Fists are slow progressing....though all of my projects progress pretty damn slow.Yellow sucks ass
ntaw you are absolutely right - that is just the nuln oil wash that has pooled on his leg and made it darker. I have covered it a little as I have weathered the armour tonight and painted and washed the base. I have also weathered the jump pack and had a go at painting the boosters on the back white - blue as if they are igniting. I think that the weathering has come out ok but the boosters look crap to put it simply. I haven't got a photo as I am still waiting for the base wash to dry. I'll post one this weekend when I figure out how to make the boosters look better - any ideas would be great!I feel his left foot looks overly dark. It would be perfect with the shading, but there's as much overhead coverage of the right foot that I think they should be closer in colour.
Hi Iraqiel. For some reason I forgot to include my unit of plasma vets in the models completed list Even though I posted them in this thread earlier.Wow, time flies when you're not having fun working your balls off to pay the mortgage!!!
I hope everyone is good in the community and thanks for all the comments guys.
I have finally finished repainting this godforsaken veteran squad from the drab grey to the white and leather style. I hope you like it - now I just have another 20 veterans to repaint.....
The whole squad
And from the back
Full face masks
Part Face masks
3 plasma gunners
I wanted to bring a proper veteran look to my veteran models rather than just changing the uniform colour as I had previously. So I changed and added a few bits and pieces....
The 3 plasmagunners are respirator models from forgeworld.
The 7 others are normal cadian bodies with gasmask heads from pigiron added. I love those heads and they have just released a few more too! They also have the stormtrooper backpacks added.
Converting the guns to more machine gun style - For the barrels I snipped off the original lasgun barrels and drilled in a small piece of wire lower down the barrel. I filed the sights off and instead I added a 't' shaped piece of plasticard. Finally I cut off the laspack magazine and added some bolt pistol magazines and strips of ammo from the CSM sprue.
I felt that the weapon and head changes gave the models a proper veteran look like their guns have been modified and they have adapted according to their surroundings.
I also weathered the armour heavily as if they have been in the field or on a mission for a while. Here I painted the armour white then painted black marks to show damage. I then filled these black marks with boltgun metal leaving a black outline before putting a dab of devlan mud over the marks to show water and dirt getting into the cracks in the paint. Finally I flicked chaos black paint over all of the armour to give it a pitted look and tie all of the weathering together. On the footguards I used more devlan mud wash to show mud splashes across the armour.
On the forgeworld plasmagunners the tubes connecting the plasmagun to the backpack broke straight away (they are so brittle!) and so I bent a piece of wire around and drilled each end into the model. I am pleased with how they came out actually.
Any criticism or comments are appreciated guys. Thanks for looking!!
And very nice looking they are too! I'd fit them into the list by dropping ogryns, switching a chimera their way and giving them grenadiers and fwd sentries. That makes your list bound and gives you a hard hitting, mechanised squad to deal with terminators and other elite infantry.Hi Iraqiel. For some reason I forgot to include my unit of plasma vets in the models completed list Even though I posted them in this thread earlier.