Sunday, 3 November 2013

Star Scorpions Close Ups

Okay a few close ups for those squinting at the pic..

The eagle eyed amongst you will spot a painted test mini hidden in amongst 1 of the devastator squads. I forgot to photo him separately while the sun was out so I do not have a good pic of him yet
Hopefully will do this next weekend with an update.
A lot are in an old colour scheme which I was never happy with. I should be able to repaint some of these and will just strip the rest.


Star Scorpions - Rogue Trader Space Marine Army WIP

Okay onto my marines then..
Firstly the minis.. This army contains a complete set of rogue trader marines. At least 1 of each variant with some doubles to make up numbers and turn it into an army.
As an army I am looking for a few more bits but as a collection it is done.
I also managed to get my paws on the unreleased chapter standard and the Colin Dixon prototype for the collection..

As an army there are a few bits I am after.
4x Bullock Jet Cycles
1 second version of the bikes (the winged version)
3 terminators with thunder hammer storm shield and the close combat body
1 turbofan jumpack
2 cloaked backpacks

If you have any please let me know :)


Okay the colour scheme will be Star Scorpions. These are essentially the same as the Mentor Legion as the Mentor Legion was given the Star Scorpions colours and chapter number of 888 after the Star Scorpions were declared dead because they could not create more marines due to bad genenseed. Now the back story win WD98 does not say they all died just that the remaining chapter members were declared dead.. Kind of like a MIA chapter really so I am looking at this being there last Hurrah taking it to the Xeno up close.
Now I chose Star Scorpions over Mentors because strictly speaking the Mentor Legion will only ever field 1 or 2 units alongside another force as an Elite Cadre. So seeing as I wanted a chapter in the same colour scheme but wanted to keep the fluff intact I went with the Star Scorpions.
This way I get to keep in line with background story and get to paint the army I like.

So onto what you have probably skipped down past my waffling and onto... Pics

Overview followed by some close ups.



More pics in the next few posts

Ghosts From The Night Horror Range Done

Okay it's been a while I admit it.. Work is still non stop and looks to be this way until mid January now so my painting time is suffering.
On top of that I have been getting a bit bored painting only undead.

So with this in mind and in preparation of the new year a few months back I will be trying a new approach.
I will be painting up my undead alongside my Rogue Trader Marines (see the next post for these).
This should help me keep focused on painting lead a bit better.
I am also planning on mixing in some Necromunda minis at some point too so watch this space..

Anyway diversion aside I have painted up the 6 ghost minis from the Night Horror range.
Nothing special but I am happy with the result. I went from codex grey to elf grey to white and then did 2 thin washes. 1 of thraka green and the other my old favourite devlan mud.
I am pleased with the result and plan of using it on other minis later in the army.

Marines up next..