I know it’s been a while so I wanted to share what I’m working on at the moment!
After being burned out rushing to get my Wolves ready for an event I’ve decided I want to take a change of tact for 2020. The Wolves are good fun but very one dimensional. There’s only one tactic which is ok but I want to see how I can do with an army which is more flexible and presents options to deal with most problems I’ll face.
This may all go horribly wrong but it’ll be a fun year trying.
I’ve decided to plump for the new marines. More specifically a mix of White Scars, Raven Guard and Imperial Fists.
The list is hard hitting but also flexible and presents a different way of playing which has been refreshing.
Anyway, one obvious problem I faced (being a bit of sticky for painting things ‘as they’re meant to be’) is painting such a variety of chapters and making them look like a uniform army.
The trick would come down to the basing and frankly I was stumped for a while until I spoke to Gary who came up with the goods. A Martian rock style base with Vallejo Burnt Umber Pigment on the lower part of the models legs to tie the colours into the base and make everything look coherent.
I loved the idea of this and a bit of searching around led me to the new (to me!) GW technical paint.
Specifically Martian Ironearth.
I have no idea how these paints work but to me they’re a miracle. You literally paste them on and they do their thing!
Here’s an example on a Raven Guard Centurion...
If you’ve not taken a look at these paints then check them out. They make great looking bases a doddle.
The plan moving forwards is to get one of each type of model painted up to the standard I’m aiming for and then base coat the rest of the army.
I’ve an event in mid feb and I’m done chucking out 7 hour painting days to get an army done. Base painted and taking my time is fine for me. I’ll share pictures as I go :)