For anyone that hasn't seen this chap Richard Boylan's work in dramatising the Helsreach Audiobook in glorious gray scale, then check out the first video linked above and then go watch the rest on Youtube, it is incredible!
Moar, moar, moar, how do you like it? Plenty of bits and bobs to touch up on these, like how I managed to miss half of the entrails on one of the heralds!? Not sure how that happened but I'm no genius so there we go. I'll be adding some extra blood splatter as well, but my lungs gave away (don't smoke kids) half way and so I lay in the recovery position instead.
I'm not a fan of painting nurglings just green, looks very bland to me, so I jazzed in a few extra colours for variety and liberally covered in blood and pus. I'm looking forward to seeing these once they have been returned to the owner and based to really finish them off.
Well here we finally have some more movement on my Nurgle Commission. The Ravenwing are progressing in the backfield but they are being bulk painted like never before so not much to show as each step is very incremental. These guys are pretty much done however! As always photos will bring to light many missed points that need touching up and the like! I wasn't sent the bases with these hombres so I've had to make do with a nuln oil throne!
I have really enjoyed painting nurgle overall, I like the green with bursts of colour here and there, plus the fun of splattering them with blood and pus! Tomorrow I've got some heralds and nurgling bases to show as well. I've still got the second Death Guard drone from Dark Imperium to finish off as well as 20 poxwalkers. That marks the second phase of this commission complete with Phase three to go, which I believe will be the final phase!
That won't arrive till some fresh DG releases though, so hopefully you'll see a surge in both Ravenwing work and Primaris marines as well as I am itching to get my own stuff done!
So these two chaps are far from perfect, but I am sufficiently happy with the concept that I will take this forward and hope to improve the execution of the technique as I go along. The basic premise of the primary red/orange scheme for sergeants will be changed up a little for HQ's but in general that will be a way to distinguish them from the primarily grey scheme. The OSL needs work on the jets, mostly adding a bright white to the heat centres, but I'm pretty happy with how he's turned out as well.
I'm going to be running a chunk of the Inceptors as I really like the models and the concept of them, plus the rules are nice enough! I am thinking of getting a couple of Redemptor Dreadnoughts, but boy will I be converting them!!!
You can also see my first attempt at freehanding the chapter symbol. This is a composite of the Evil Eye and the Alpha. With the the symbolism of the Evil Eye representing a multitude of things, including the fall of Horus, the Eye of Terror and the constant vigil against heresy. Whereas the Alpha symbolises the determination to be the first line of defence as well as the best line of defence, i.e. the alpha predators of the imperium.
I have yet to come up with a satisfactory chapter name however, so suggestions below that feed into those themes will be most welcome :)