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I've finally finished my Space Wolves army! ...again
The last time I had finished my SW army was before the new SW Codex was released. Since its release, I've redone the army a little, but then went off the hobby altogether for about half a year. Only in the last week did I return and finish everything up. I turbo'd through the painting process throughout the week for all my new models, and finally, here they are.
I'm warning you now that I'm not very good at painting, so before clicking, remember not to raise your expectations too much
All of these models, plus a few others are what I carry around in the case. I run up to 2000pt lists, which is roughly everything in the picture minus 1 or 2 squads/dreadnought.
Jump pack rune priest. This guy was in my army from the previous SW codex. The wings are new
This one is now a lone wolf
Some guy I converted. I field him as a Wolf Guard attached to the scouts. I decided to give him full coverage on the face paint
I got no cyclones, and in one of my most competitive lists, I run 3. So I did some converting, using some jump packs and some tau missile pods. All my terminators are magnetized and so are the cyclones.
The one on the left is a Space Hulk terminator
The one on the right is modeled with double chainfists, though you can't really see it from this angle. Anyways, for symmetry I converted his chainfists from lightning claws.
Long fangs. 3 heavy bolters, 3 missiles, 1 plasma cannon, 1 pack leader, 1 wolf guard (ablative wound). In different lists, I use different combinations from these.
The missile launcher on the right is converted using some tau arms (tau was my first army, btw)
The dreadnought is fielded as Bjorn. He was in my previous army, but his claw-arm is new (It also has an underslung tau flamer).
The thunderwolf cavalry. That Thousand Sons marine was converted from the black reach sergeant
The rest of the wolf cav
Just wanted to share. Hope you all enjoy
It's always nice to see a fully painted army, so kudos on getting one done! Your line work is quite clean, which is good.
But the paint job looks a little rushed. In some areas, it even looks a little blotchy. Try using a darker basecoat or do another layer, because I think it spoils an otherwise nice model. Things like faces could use a Wash of Ogryn Flesh - a quick and easy way to give some shading. Then just highlight the raised areas (forehead, chin, cheeks, nose, etc) with the base flesh colour again.
I think the bone-coloured areas are the weakest and most obvious. Overall, I think you've done a good job though.
The thunderwolves themselves look interesting. Where'd you get them?
Since you mentioned the thunderwolf models... I was just in GW today, and I had a small little discussion about the legality of my thunderwolf models with a redshirt, which I really feel I should share here.
For starters, she mentioned the GW line that we've all heard. Basically, that by using those wolves, I'm buying from elsewhere and thus taking away from their business.
To which I said, they don't have thunderwolf cavalry models anyways.
She said, well we do have Canis.
I said, before I found these models, I didn't buy the Canis model anyways. So, they haven't lost any sale here. If anything, by using these models, I in fact increased, rather than took away from their sales. This is because it's not as though I'm using these models instead of GW ones (as I mentioned, I never bought Canis anyways). The way I've increased GW business with these models is that I assembled them and painted them - that takes paint, glue and tools, hobby supplies, which I get from GW. The marines riding the wolves are GW miniatures. All these things are GW products that I paid for and used on the thunderwolves - I would not have otherwise used them if I did not have those thunderwolf models. Thus, those models complement my business to GW rather than compete with it.
The redshirt agreed with everything I said. She maintained, though, that even though it is perfectly reasonable in my case, small things lead to bigger things, and step by step, others would inevitably take advantage. With which I agreed.
The GW staff have no problem with me playing at the store with my army. In fact, they love those models. The only thing is I won't be able to use them at official GW events. Which is no problem anyways, since all the tournaments and events (in my area) are run by a number of independent retailers and hobby fans, not by GW. Basically, everyone wins.
And now my bitter hands cradle broken glassOf what was everything... - Black by Pearl Jam
Record: Win - Loss - Draw: Hive Fleet Pandora (New) 32-6-6 Space Wolf 7th Co. 52-11-6
Blood Angels 12-4-2 Daemonhunters 20-8-3
Imperial Guards 12-5-2 Daemons 8-3-2
Congrats on the fully painted army! That is quite an accomplishment!
I really like the look of your cyclone missile launchers. Your army arrayed for battle looks great!!
Once a Marine, always a Marine.