Sunday, November 29, 2015

Heresy Era Imperial Army - Geno Five-Two infantry squad almost done!

There's always a point when painting a model where I think "this looks like garbage, ugh", which is where I'd more or less left off on the models yesterday. Intellectually I know that pushing on and adding the next couple steps generally absolves that feeling and I was able to sneak a couple more hours of brush time last night and this morning and got the models up to a point where they're really coming into focus and I'm starting to be quite happy with 'em!


Still a bit of clean-up and detailing to go - there's always one or two models that missed a step here or there in the batch painting passes. Once that's done they'll get some static grass and a sealant pass, but seeing as the high is supposed to be about 20F today that's not going to be happening. Argh!

Sadly it's seemed that the second wave of heads I ordered from Meridian Miniatures has been lost in the warp, it's now been six weeks since the order was placed. I've been in contact with 'em and they've assured me that they'll make it right, but that does mean the rest of the Geno are headless and on hold. Guess that means it's time to start getting some of the associated Alpha Legion models painted up! Sort of a fun aspect to this project, the two disparate paint schemes of the two halves of the army means that if I get tired of painting one set of colors I can switch over to the other. I think the purple/green of the Alphas should set off nicely against the yellow/black of the Geno when all is said and done!

7 comments:

Rictus said...

They are looking very nice, the yellow works really well.

Looking forward to seeing how they looked ranked up alongside some finished Alpha Legion units.

Kieran B said...

Absolutely fantastic, love this - they're so full of character and just look spot on

Rory Priest said...

Loving the cloaks to add some flair and colour. Also they all have shades?

Zzzzzz said...

Hummm,

Exxcellent job. With two 'x's.

Dai said...

O wow! coming along just wonderfully.

Really picks up the feel of the Geno as described in the novel I think.

#2501 said...

Nice. I love the dash of color against the dark uniforms.

Mordian7th said...

@Rictus: Thanks very much, man!

@Kieran B: I appreciate it!

@Rory Priest: Hah! Indeed - If I can avoid painting eyes, I totally will!

@Zzzzzz: Thanks mate!

@Dai: Cheers man! Pretty happy with how they're coming along!

@#2501: Thank you, definitely makes a striking spot color!

Thanks for the kind words, everyone!