Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ultramarines Tactical Squad - WIP

Been working on these guys for a while, trying to get a system together that allows me to paint troops quickly enough to actually learn to play a game before it goes out of print. Thankfully now that GW has just released Warhammer 40k 6th Edition, I do have a little breathing room. A little.

Anyway, these are as much tests of a lens I'm using on my iPhone (the Olloclip's macro lens) as they are updates on the state of my models. I actually do have the entire 10-man squad basecoated, layered, highlighted etc., and am now about to start working on details: gold, metal, eyes, and then some battle damage and weathering. Taking more than a few cues from my buddy Bill French, whose Imperial Fists are beautiful to behold.

So, two quick pics of WIP and a purity seal.

Also, the Veteran Sarge's tabard will be taken back to Beauty Base Zero and redone. That Ultima symbol was hastily slapped on there, as I was trying in vain to finish these for a Brotherhood of the Brush competition.