And lo, he returns!
Well, I've painted up some more stuff since last time, including re-painting some of the old Ultras. I've also decided to do my army as a combined strike force of two chapters - the Ultramarines and the Scions of Strife, which is the old Blood Pigeon scheme but with a new chapter symbol and Hawk Turquoise in place of the grey. Makes more sense fluff-wise, as this army would be mostly fighting on the Eastern Fringe and as the Ultramarines have apparently been called away from there to deal with other threats, there wouldn't be too many of them left out there. I also have grand plans underway for converting a Land Raider Spartan - but first I have to sell off this old Crusader of mine that I hardly ever use. Sorry for the huge pic dump - the fact that I do variant freehand on all the shoulderpads means that you need a fair few pics to get all the detail in.
I think the old Sarge from the comparison pic is looking rather better now...
The plasma turned out rather too multi-coloured, giving a busy, messy appearance. I'm currently re-painting it as a more subtle transition from green to turquoise-blue.
All the Tactical Marines I've painted/re-painted so far.
The Blood Pigeons guy, repainted as a Scions of Strife Marine. Not 100% finished, still got to tidy some bits up and add some more details.
As for the IG...I've decided to redo all the XVth Funestans as the 59th Cruwysians, I just think the scheme is a vast improvement. However, there's no more Guardsmen to show you because first I need to buy a mahoosive amount of High Elf Archers to provide them all with robe-like longcoats, both fitting the Ecclesiastical theme and making them look less Cadian-y. The only exception to this is their Stormtroopers. In the fluff they're the Myrmidons, a bunch of elite zealots trained by Cruwys Morchard's Schola Progenium, highly indoctrinated into the Imperial Cult and almost suicidally brave. As such they are Kasrkin, but suitably converted with shiny Greenstuff aquillas on their shoulderpads, truckloads of purity seals etc. Here's one I made earlier.
I've also done a Sentinel - the new all-plastic variety. "Snap" will be part of a squad of three - the others will be "Crackle" and "Pop".
Top taken off so you can see the interior better.
Well, that's all for now. C&C appreciated as always.