Sunday, February 28, 2016

Heresy Era Thousand Sons - Armoured Proteus Land Raiders in progress

Just a quick hit this morning, still in a holding pattern on the majority of the Thousand Sons project due to lack of bases and am now considering alternate options - think it might be a "glue all the infantry to paint stir sticks and paint the bases separately when they finally arrive" sort of situation. Been ages since I did the stir stick batch paint method (used to do it for swathes of historical and epic minis), going to kick it old school!


In the interim the replacement tracks from Forge World arrived for the Land Raiders, and I managed to get them assembled. Sadly, there was an incident and a couple of the track sections were broken beyond my ability to repair, so I'll be treating it as battle damage I guess! At this point they're more or less up to the "just off the factory floor" stage prior to transfers and weathering. It's supposed to be beautiful outside later today so I'm hoping to take advantage and get the sealant step done in prep for adding the transfers. So far, so good!

5 comments:

NafNaf said...

Look great. Love the rich red you have on them. Def go with the stick and paint method. It is sometimes better to paint and then base after, so dont let the lack of bases stop you from progressing on this

Dai said...

Can't imagine the tracks being perfect during wartime situation anyhow. Look great as they are mate you've done a really good job.

Rory Priest said...

Hard luck on the tracks man. That is unlucky, but at least it would fit with the weathering anyway. Nice deep, rich colours as ever. I always love how vibrant your armies look.

Zzzzzz said...

Mmmm.

Nice. Hope the weather holds.

Mordian7th said...

@NafNaf: Thanks very much! Got the terminators on the paint sticks and primered, will have a post up about 'em soon!

@Dai: Hah! Thanks man!

@Rory Priest: Aye, just gotta find a way to make lemonade with 'em. :)

@Zzzzzz: Cheers bud!

Thanks for the kind words, everyone!