20 years ago I used to love painting "little metal men" and playing the very first edition of what was to become the hugely successful Warhammer 40K game, so recently I decided to revisit my youth. So far this has consisted of going out and buying some minis, and then wonderful-wife going out and buying ALL THE MINIS IN THE WORLD, and a selection of paints and brushes. With a couple of hours each weekend to paint them, this is going to take a while. There they sit in the corner now... looking at me... judging me... Anyway, one thing that I've found motivational is the wealth of pictures and "how to" guides on other painters' blogs, so I decided to post some of my own humble efforts here. Hope you like 'em.

Monday, 28 February 2011

Marine commander

...now available in Eagle Warriors colours!...

Apols for the distinct lack of posts of late folks - Christmas, holidays, and playing fetch with a puppy all play havoc with the painting time. Anyway, back now and here we go with the next addition to the Eagle Warriors - the mighty Captain Castus (no idea where the name came from, it just fit nicely on his banner - I'm trying to avoid googling it in case it turns out that it means "dried poop" in latin or something...)

I'm continuing with a clean-ish look for this army (no battle-damage or mud anywhere on these polishy polishy shiny shiny Astartes, oh no sir, they'll kick ass and look good doing it, thankyouverymuch). However... taking on feedback about basing my models from learned denizens of the internet, I did invest in a bit of rubble for Castus to stand on. I think it's an improvement, and probably worth going back to the previous models at some point to add a few bits to homogenise the look of the whole force. As ever, comments and suggestions gratefully accepted.