Im naturally a pretty quick painter but because of a hectic last few days I haven't managed to get as much done as I would have liked. We all know how real life can really limit the amount of time we have to put into the hobby!
First of all, I thought i'd put up some pictures of some harlequin models I did back when the current eldar codex was released, I think it was 2006, Im still really pleased with how these guys look and I think i'll be keeping them and using them in the new and improved eldar army I am planning! I'll be re basing them though to a different style as I really like the scenic bases now. When I was younger I was very much sold on the more plain base.
Next on the list of older models I thought i'd put on the blog is a few shots of my imperial guard. I have about 1750 of these guys and they are nearly all painted! I think I have one more infantry sqd to paint and the command group. The idea with these guys is to hopefully get them all finished and then probably sell them on, I've never been a big fan of gun line armies, so rather than have it sat in a box somewhere I think it should at least go to someone who would use it!
here is a picture of one of the leman russ's and a un based infantry sqd
Right then on to the most recent hobby activities! Here are a couple of pictures of the first raven guard tactical sqd I have done. Looking at the sqd now there is a few things I would have done a bit differently. I want the army to be quite fluffy so I decided to have very minimal mk7 marines, mostly because in the background its said that the raven guard mostly use the beakie type armour and older variants. So for this sqd I have only included two of the mk7 marines, even though I am very happy with the pose's for both models I am tempted to replace them eventually with some older armour variants. Mostly because Forge world is going to be doing a series of books on the Horus Heresy! And i'd love to be able to field a heresy era raven guard force. Although if I'm being honest I do quite fancy doing one of the iconic traitor legions! we will see... Im hoping to go to games day this year and the book is gonna be for sale there fingers crossed i'll be able to grab one!
back on topic now, here is a few of the marines, and a group shot.
Last on my list of things to share with on here is my work in progress necron warrior, I have to admit that this paint scheme isn't my doing at all. I borrowed the scheme from the minijunkie blog, I really like the colours used and with the use of an airbrush its quite quick to paint. I think in total this guy took me about an hour! The reason I have started painting the necrons you ask? well there is a few reasons. The first is that I am going to the planetary empires campaign weekend at warhammer world in november. Its kind of an escalation story driven weekend. For the weekend you play various point level games with the biggest being 2500. Now I have no chance of fielding 2500 points fully painted of anything so decided that this would be the prime opportunity for me to get that elusive finished army!The other reason for necrons is I wanted to paint something alittle bit different than my usual elder/marine armies that I always go back to.
So.... here is my test model. Like I said before i'm quite happy with how this guy has turned out, although looking at it now I can see that I need to tidy up some flash on his ankle :o/