They’re finally done. All that camo and all those quieter tones – finally I can indulge again in working on a larger project with brash colours! 😉 I’m really, really happy with the way these guys came out. For one thing, I think it’s some of the best basing I’ve done ever with each mini having some sort of unique touch to its base. The camo cloaks will be the thing that people look at the most, I’m sure, and I’m pretty delighted with that work too if I’m being honest, even though it was a long, boring process to get all four cloaks looking good. But there are plenty of little touches from the glowing protruding lenses on the goggles, to the missile launcher, to the dull infrared sights on the sniper rifles… basically, it’s a tour de force by my standards.
Space Marine Scouts remain a viable unit in this game and though in very competitive arenas they’ll be understrength and considered a relatively easy kill, for most games they can cause some real problems, especially when equipped with sniper rifles. The missile launcher provides a nice boost too, and the fact that these guys are buffed by stealth and a scoring unit, all for under 100pts, makes them a great troops choice. My plan is still to hope that people forget that they’re there – their camo actually working on my board which is very much an Urban/ash covered setting. Of course, when they play on traditional grass boards, I doubt I’ll have that luck!
Here are some pictures of the individual scouts. The photos aren’t the best quality, but I fired them off last night as I really wanted to get them up on the blog. Planning on doing a proper photoshoot for all of the models featured so far on this blog in the near future. Anyway, enjoy…
And a reminder of the camo pattern:
All models were undercoated black, painted with Citadel Paints and a Windsor & Newton Series 7 Sable 000 was used throughout. Oh, and as a final treat, here’s all the gang so far. I think I can just about squeeze this into 500 points too, so might be able to get a game out of them!