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.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Swelling the ranks

Finally got around to finishing another tac squad today, so the Eagle Warriors army is starting to reach a fair size - here are a few pics of the latest additions - I've painted the gun casings black this time instead of the usual red just to make differentiating between squads a little easier from a distance, and the weapons options are a little different for these guys too - the sergeant gets a plasma pistol for example:

Black missile launcher (complete with terrible mould lines that I missed:

More plasma... swapped the flamer for a plasma gun:

Here's a couple of troupers - one with a grenade and the other with an auspex (had to fit the auspex in somewhere...):

...and here's a blast from the past - good old beaky helmets!

And finally the whole squad together:

Which means that the whole force now looks like this!


  1. I'm not normally a fan of the half and half models but you have done a great job with the crisp blue and White scheme, keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks O'Shashar! Plenty more on the to-do list still :o)

  3. Wow! You really did a good job with the white paint job! Those are some excellent minis!

  4. Glad you like them, ST - that white is a little time consuming to do compared to other colours but thankfully it pops nicely when they're all lined up together on the table :)

  5. Some nice Marines you've painted there, great work!