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At last, I have finished my 10-man CSM squad. I think from sprue to this it took over 4 months, but I took one month off painting, so I guess I can count over 3 months Anyway, I'm glad I took my time cause I'm really happy with them. I particularly like the green head, UM trophy and the Champion, I guess partly cause they "stand out" from the standard scheme.
I decided to just add to the first post in the thread so that all the pics are together. Next in line are 8 Khorne Berserkers. I hope you like these guys and will posts ANY comments! Thank you!
Group photo of the 10-man squad:
Group photo of all the 15 guys in the army so far:
[December 6th, 2008 - original post]
I finished my first five Black Legion CSMs and got around to taking pics today, so I'd like to share it and hear some opinions! I am REALLY happy with them and can't wait to get the next 10 done, and then the rest of the army (I got the army box set to finish). They are pretty standard Black Legion colours, one thing I wanted to change is the vents of the powerpacks, I wanted light to be coming out of them, so I tried giving them blue glow. You be the judge as to how it worked out, I think it could be improved, maybe a bit brighter in the middle, but I tried several schemes and this seemed to be the one I liked the most (and the simplest as well).
In the extreme closups you can see the ugly results of layering, but at ~10x magnification, I suppose that's fine =)
I wanted to go for a martian setting and quite happy with the bases, too.
So please provide any feedback and I hope you like them!
I'll be adding to this thread whenever I finish the next squads.
Last edited by M'ichal; May 8th, 2009 at 00:53.
Nice work! Its weird, im painting chaos marines now and your painting style, its like looking at my own marines in black armour! I think your painting is a bit neater but its still weird how you have the exact same level of detail i put in.
Look forward to seeing more of your work!
Hehe, what legion u're painting? I figure Black Ligion is not a complicated scheme and would look mostly similar between different people, the main differences would be in the details and number of layers for each colour as well as neatness. It took me a while and couple of tries on test minis to figure out some of the colours, mainly gold and that blue light, as I wanted a specific look to the gold. This is pretty much what I saw in my mind, not 100% but very close. Same with the blue glow.
Thanks for the good word and share your results as well.
I love them! Really tidy painting and the layering + blue on the jets look really good. Post more soon! ^^
i like it its purdy, and also make me warm up more to EXTREME highlighting(usualy not a fan)
i want to find a new way to paint black someday but for now its all ok for you especialy, i like all the added nick nacks you guys got it tanfastic
keep it coming buddy
Great shading and layering, congratulations on great looking minis!
nice and simple, I like it. Great job.
Im painting Red Corsairs at the mo! Yeah i guess. Maybe its just because im also a fan of extreme highlighting! How long did it take you to paint those bad boys?
But it's so worth the effort and all this time, because whenever I look at them now I really like them and feel great satisfaction.
I am curious to see your Corsairs!