Saturday, February 25, 2012

Battlegroup done(ish)!

Here they are in all their glory:

As long as they are at arm length and you squint a little, they look great! Painting large areas of yellow is one of the most irritating hobby experiences I've had (Imperial Fist players must all be masochists). One fleck of metallic paint took four or five layers to just mask, not completely cover. Luckily the weapons and energy pipes/things were straight edge highlights, and behaved moderately well. I might go back and do a few touch ups, but for all intents and purposes, I'm calling these guys done! All that is left are the 12 stormguard, and I have a can of black primer w/ their name on it lol.

Cheers, Gith

Monday, February 13, 2012

When last we left our heroes....

After a slight three month detour, I'm back with an update. The Christmas time goal obviously did not happen, and life has been rather crazy (all for the best). However, I still had the odd moment to pick away at the project, and those moments add up to give you these bad boys!

It feels really good to finish up a measurable chunk, and has left me rarin' to go after the next: the last two jacks. I've got base coats down on them and, since they are mostly black hull and steel, they should go pretty quickly. After that, its more black and steel armor for the storm guard and then we're done! New goal is to be done w/ the jacks before the end of February, and then finish this group up by the end of March. 

I picked up a can of The Army Painter matte varnish to protect them from basic wear and tear, but haven't been able to test it yet. Anyone have any positive/negative experiences with their varnish?