Wednesday, March 16, 2016

13th Painting Challenge Entry - Another 30k Raven Guard Squad

Raven Guard tactical squad for GW's 30k setting

The end of this edition of Curt's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge is now in sight.  I've been diverted a lot lately by my dive into "Team Yankee", but my actual goal back in early December had been to use this Challenge to make progress on my 30k collection. You know what they say about plans...I don't even know why I bother...

From left - comms trooper, sergeant and vexillary

The detail on these models is really top shelf - I love painting them

There are still a few days left in the Painting Challenge, and I'm going to try to hit it hard - and try and get back to my original "plan".  Here are another ten troops from the XIXth Legion, the "Raven Guard".  These are loyalist troops in GW's 30k Horus Heresy setting.  The models are from the GW "Betrayal at Calth" boxed game, enhanced with embossed shoulder plates and comms conversion pack from Forge World.

It's an expensive taste, but I absolute love the embossed shoulder plates with the Legion logos..

These multi-part plastic models from GW are top-shelf.  GW itself may be run by a pack of incompetent asshats who are determined to obliterate their own hobby, but every so often they malfunction and accidentally release good stuff.  These "Betrayal at Calth" boxes fall into that category, and I have quite a pile of them in various states of assembly. 


Some decals on the shoulders - those are from Forge World as well

This gives me a grand total of 20 Raven Guard now.  Not very many (well, they would do for a Rogue Trader game, but otherwise pretty limited) but I have many more on the pending pile and I hope to add a few more to my total before the final horn sounds in the Painting Challenge.  Stay tuned...

7 comments:

James Martin said...

They look awesome! Would I be right in thinking you've drybrushed up over a black basecoat?

Greg B said...

Thanks James! Not much drybrushing, though. The actual colours involved are a bunch of GW greys - shadow grey is the base, with mechanicus grey over top, edge highlights with dawnstone and (in a few prominent spots) administratum grey, followed by a wash with nuln oil. Administratum grey is used again to make chipping marks, and a few of those marks have leadbealcher added.

James Martin said...

Ah, right. Thanks for the tips :-)

Dallas said...

Inspiring work dude!

Moiterei_1984 said...

Lovely painting Greg!

Michael Awdry said...

Tremendous work Greg.

Curt C said...

Terrific work Greg. You've really made that boxed set sing.