Greetings, all! Today I'm posting an update on my force of Chaos Renegades. As I type this, my modelling desk is strewn with flash and sprue, I've got modelling sand in my fingernails and I can't touch anything without it clinging on for dear life, since more superglue is on my hands than the models.
|Chaos Renegade troopers with autoguns and pistols.|
I'm really busy with loads of simultaneous projects at the moment:
- Chaos Renegades army (today's post)
- My force of 2nd Battalion Guardsmen, based on Mordian Iron Guard
- Building up some British and Taliban for Force on Force games
- A 4th Battalion boarding party/containment team for Space Hulk, Zone Mortalis and Necromunda
As well as plans in the works for Russo-Japanese War, Soviet-Afghan War, occupied France commando raids ... my painting backlog is well over 100 models now.
I do love it, which is probably why so much of my day off has gone to work on the Chaos Renegades. The promised review of FW will follow next week, but I just managed to paint my first few 'test' miniatures. Whenever I get a large force of new models, I build and paint a few just to get the feel for the army. Knowing how you end up painting them heavily influences successive building and conversion.
|Heavy Stubber, meltagun and trooper.|
Anyway, I wanted a grubby, muddy feel for these chaps without them being boring, so lots of browns and blacks for trousers and equipment, with red shirts. I always think of brown and red as the core colours for Chaos, which I suppose makes these chaps Khorne. In their fluff, I emphasise these chaps as being just part of the many millions of rebels who don't have daemons and terminators and renegade marines: these are 'wannabe' Chaos.
|Same from above. The barbed wire is actually the |
metal wire nets you get on some wine bottles, and the tank
traps are the mounts that FW minis come sculpted on to
Despite my pledge to pick ordinary models, I must confess I literally couldn't wait to paint Mark Bedford's superb Heavy Stubber team. A beautiful thought, with a nod of the hat to the famous pose of an MG-34 being fired over someone's shoulders by German Panzergrenadiers. (Side note: I can't find any pictures or evidence of this actually happening ... if there are any other WW2 buffs out there who know of this having happened for definite, leave a comment!)
Anyway, I'll let the painting speak for itself. A bit rushed, as I have nearly 40 to paint, but I'm keen to get a 'production line' of simple washes and dry brushing to get these amazing miniatures on the table as soon as possible!
Happy blogging all, until next time.