I finished up this bad boy this morning:
And I’m really pleased – this is the first time I’ve really gone to town with even the rather simple weathering going on here (it’s basically just chipping using a sponge and a wash / filter of a mix of Vallejo smoke and black ink), and the coolness : effort ratio is really very nice indeed. The grungy aesthetic doesn’t really fit with Marines IMO (heraldry being so important to them), but for AdMech it’s a really nice look. It also lets me draw attention away from the terrible freehand on the Gryphonne sigil, heh.
In fact, it looks so good I may end up getting some Kastelans even though I hadn’t really been planning on it, since they should look really good in a scheme like this.
Next, though, is the Dominus, then the rest of the Skitarii I need for the big 40K tournament here in Nagoya in spring, then I’ll be painting this guy up:
I really got him on a whim since the shop had him and he’s limited edition, but he does solve my “I don’t have a psyker in my collection” problem and my “4000 yen for an Enginseer!?” problem, at the cost of Canticles and Dogma for my AdMech – probably not worth it, but the Rule of Cool wins here. Now I just need to scrounge or kitbash up a daemonhost…