Done! I’m very proud and happy to present my Mortifactors Veteran Sergeant to the world. He was a joy to paint and brings me to the end of the first tactical squad that I’ve painted since 2nd Edition. You may notice a few bits that don’t appear in the box and that”s because I borrowed a few Grey Knights bits from the box (as long as the Inquisition Ordos don’t find me, I’ll be fine). I wanted to give him a storm bolter because, well, it’s a storm bolter. And if I had one criticism of the tactical squad sprue, the power sword looks a bot dorky, so one of the many falchions that line my bits box. Oh, and that’s a Grey Knights head as well, but it looked so much more weathered and gruff – and who doesn’t like a bionic eye?
I found painting the Corvus/Heresy Mark shoulder guard to be a particular challenge with this one. Yellow’s always tricky to get right, but I’m happy with the job that I managed to do. And I got to use some of the new technical paints here as well. I used Nihilakh Oxide in the weathered bronze process I used for the blade and that worked out really well. The dagger in the base also uses the Typhus Corrosion and Ryza Rust combo which is a gloriously useful tool to have in the painting arsenal.
This chap was undercoated black, painted with Citadel Paints and I used a Windsor & Newton Series 7 Sable 000 throughout. next up for me, some scouts – watch this space! And as a treat, here are a few more shots. Onwards!