Okay, so I've been a little slack with my models and painting recently. I guess I just got a bit bummed out by having so many unpainted models left to do. That's probably a common enough occurence among gamers I would think. My current list of unpainted/partly painted models is mostly ramshackle games (www.ramshacklegames.co.uk) stuff but some GW things are in there
- 5 Dungers (boar-like beasties), 4 giggles clan (cyber nutcases), 3 victorian explorers, Isembard Kickass brunel (steampunk inventor), 1 Marine honour guard, Mad Larkin (Gaunt's Ghosts IG sniper), Dreadnought, Land Speeder, Land Raider, Chimera traction engine, Boneyard Truck and the superheavy Huntsman Spider Tank.
I'll be honest, that stack of models looking at me is enough to make me want to go and find something else to do instead of painting. Still, I love having things finished and painted as much as possible so I needed to find something to give myself a kick.
A note to players in this area. Playing against Old Shatter Hands will make you want to have a fully painted army. His tau look fantastic.
So I decided to kick off the shackles of my other colour schemes and just paint some things for fun. I picked up 'Scope' from the Last Chancers boxed set to stand in as a vindicare assassin and I decided that the honour guard would be the other model. I am a little tired of painting scab red and gold marines so I decided to try something totally different. So I went with white armour. The picture below isn't the best but it gives a good idea of what it looks like. As soon as I finish up the painting (just the banner details and a few tweaks/highlights left) I'll get some better pictures. The sniper is camouflaged up as it seemed most appropriate and I decided to root around under the tree in the back yard for a few twigs and bits that would make him look like he was stalking through a forest. Use nature when you can, it's free!
PS: I know the white is looking a bit thick. My paint needs watering down. I guess I let it slide because I've never done this much painting with white.