Saturday, April 25, 2020

Painting the hydra!

The Consul Saboteur doesn’t look like he follows orders very well.
The pandemic has been a nightmare for many, but one bright ray of light has been the increased level of painting productivity. Just a quick glance at the blog will show that Dallas, Greg and Dave have been cranking out the models recently. I have not had the same production boost. My job as a first responder means that my work schedule has not changed and with all discretionary and vacation leave being cancelled indefinitely, I will be spending a lot of time at work. I’ve been fortunate to be in this position as many have lost their jobs and others are not sure if there will be jobs to go back to...some day. I’m not complaining, it just explains part of the reason why I haven’t posted anything in a while. The more significant impact to my painting has been the cancellation of school. Trying to teach and entertain a 6 year old on my days off and before I go to work is definitely not conducive to painting.
With this all being said, I finally managed to complete my first batch of Horus Heresy Alpha Legion. Above are two tactical squads, a praetorian in terminator armour and a consul ‘saboteur’. Paint colours are stegadon scale green base, sotek blue layer and temple guard blue highlight. I used drakenof nightshade for the wash. The saboteur is a conversion using various space marine bits and I tried to go for an anarchist look. Next up I’ll be going back to the Imperial Fits to finish some Rhinos that I started before he painting challenge.


JamieM said...

Very nice indeed, the clean blue works really ell.

Dallas said...

Those look great Mike! Keep safe out there :-)

Greg B said...

Fantastic work Mike, these guys look fantastic! Alpha to Omega!

David Violago said...

Very nice work, Mike. I like the cool blue, and the Saboteur conversion.