I've wanted to build a suit focused army for a while now after playing gue'la for years. However, after the arrival of my first child, I took about a year away from the hobby altogether. Now that he is almost a year old, I'm feeling the itch and am starting on my long fantasized cadre.
I want to go for a Russian army theme, given our shared collectivist tendancies. Below is my first test model which I used to try my color scheme and practice magnetizing suits. I've never done such heavy whethering, let me know if you think it is too much. Also, any tips on magnetizing would be appreciated: it seems as thought the 1/16" magnets I found are still slightly larger than the mounting tabs.
(forgive the cellphone camera)
So, what do you think? Although i'll largely be running Shas'ui suits, I wanted to use red on the head for some contrasting color (if I understand correctly an 'ui would normally only have red antenna?). I think my commander will be all red. The new crisis kit has some red marking transfers that I think will look good - speaking of which, very excited for the new crisis kit . . .