In my free time (ha!) I've been slowly working on a final squad of TH/SS terminators. While they made an appearance in the Babypocalypse, they still needed some final highlights and detailing. I'm happy to say they're finally done, and it will be a cold day in hell before I paint another unit with so much detail! Pics after the jump.
|Old school terminator, old school scheme. Look at the tiny shield! Awww.|
These models had been sitting around for a long time. I bought them using the credit I won in the first iteration of the yearly painting oath thread at SA. Given that year 3 just started, I clearly had been sitting on them for awhile. In all, I got two boxes of assault terminators and two sets of FW Salamanders shoulder pads. I paid about $5 out of pocket, so that was super sweet. Of course being a Salamander nerd I made them all TH/SS.
Unfortunately my lighting seems off and I can't figure out what the deal is.
Since these would be my last set of terminators, and had the upgraded shoulder pads, I thought I would go all out. I added the groin guards and chest shields to all of them, along with plenty of purity seals. All the models are magnetized to make them fit better in my case, as well as eventually do up some lightning claw arms and shooty arms for them. (My other 20 terminators are magged and have shooty arms already.)
I also swapped the hammer heads on the sergeants to heads I got from the Maxmini hammers. In addition, I added to them some FW brass etch. Each sergeant has a piece added to the left leg. I didn't think about how hard it would be to see the bits on the leg though. Oh well. I removed the skull icon from the front of their shields and replaced with a brass etch icon as well. Finally, I added a flame icon to the head of one of the hammers.
I also added some battle damage- scratches and nicks, to all the shields. I used a new technique, and it shows I think. But I'll get better at it over time.
Here are the rest of the dudes:
Some of the models, including both sergeants, have orky gubbins on the bases- there are some ork glyphs, weapons, and a shoulder pad. I try to always link together my two armies when possible, and this is a fun way to do it.
After the slog of painting all these guys I'm a bit burnt out on Snot Green (err Warpstone Glow now I guess), so I think I'll be jumping back onto the Trollbloods for awhile.
Hope you've enjoyed, and thanks for looking!