Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Smackdown Fallen Dark Angel

Originally uploaded by misterjustin
After putting together a Fallen Dark Angel with the new bits (and a 2nd edition backpack) I got the idea to include a whole squad of Fallen. This guy will now be leading a squad of five 2nd edition Marines.

The whole thing fits in well with my renegade theme and will add a bit of interest. Painting Dark Angels also saves me a bit of time as I've gotten black down to a pretty simple science at this point - this guy represents less than one hour painting.

Smackdown Space Wolves

Originally uploaded by misterjustin
This is one of my renegade Khorne Marines - one of the ones that, unfortunately, won't be joining my Space Wolves Champion.

This is the only model thus far to break my two hour rule. I'm not much past two hours but spent some time going back in to redo the gold. I used some quick techniques to paint it the first time around and was really unhappy with the result. Knowing that I won't be happy with a quick gold I won't lose time on the next model.

Overall quite pleased and I think that this guy will work out well as part of the unit that Kharn the Betrayer will be joining. Not Berserkers, mind you, but a group of Khorne Marines.

Mmm, geekery.

Smackdown Space Wolf Champion

Smackdown - SW02
Originally uploaded by misterjustin
My renegade Space Wolves Aspiring Champion. This guy will be leading one of the squads. He includes more loyalist bits than I'm likely to use elsewhere - but I really wanted to use a pair of the kneeling legs.

Unfortunately I made my other renegade Space Wolves in to units that will be included in a different squad. Oops.

Smackdown-Imperial Fist 01

Originally uploaded by misterjustin
A WIP shot of my Imperial Fist renegade. This one includes a (very) minor conversion - he has one Chaos and one loyalist leg to help with the split scheme.

I am particularly happy with the skin tone and the blemishes. I'll probably make a quick tutorial on the blemishes in the near future as I plan on reusing the technique.

Still a ways to go on this one - but I'm keeping all of the SMACKDOWN miniatures under two hours of painting. The yellow, for those hobbyists in the crowd, was done with the new Foundation base coat and a flesh wash in the recesses.

Smackdown Army

Originally uploaded by misterjustin
Awhile back my middle brother won Games Workshop's "'Ard Boys" regional tournament and a pile of Chaos miniatures. This spawned the


"Dooks Dizzo" being the handle he uses on a hobby/gaming forum we both frequent. The challenge was pretty simple -- he'll help me get an army together by providing some models; I'll paint them to my usual standard and have the whole thing finished by March '08. In March I'll fly up to Seattle and play three games against him.

If I fail to meet the deadline... well, life for me on that particular forum will be filled with mockery. The public nature of the challenge, and the fun of it, makes it much more likely that I'll finish.

So I'm going with a slightly themed army. Mostly recent Chaos renegades - so lots of loyalist bits and colours. The top shot shows three Space Wolves renegades (I just started the one on the left). The bottom shot shows the minis I've finished or am presently working on.

More to come...