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    The Obsidian Knights, over a decade in the making...

    ... since I started, stopped and restarted 40k.

    I'm finally in the home stretch with my Space Marines chapter, which I started back in 2nd edition. Here is an example of the paint scheme (Vet Assault Squad Sgt.) My painting has gotten better over the years, but since I don't have the wherewithal to redo all the old ones, I've kept it relatively simple for even the newer models.

    I think I like the basing strategy I've settled on, but I'm open to suggestions. I bascially just paint the base Scorched Brown and then lay down a crescent or a couple of splotches of white glue. Then I use GW sand and pebbles. I was going to paint the sand and do drybrushing, but I liked the natural look. I figure this will go OK with city terrain as well as the usual green-flocked boards. My "home" terrain is going to be Bloodstone.


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    i like the colour scheme- but how about showing us the completed army
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    i think the basing could use some work because it looks a little boring

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    It Looks Good But Like Hero Said The Basing And Paiinting Could Use Some Work.
    The gold grey knight man. These are hardy men who like cheese.

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    Cool bolter/chainsword...
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    So what should I add to the bases to make them less boring?

    I'm planning on maybe a skull or two on some of the bases. I think the natural sand/rock is more interesting than the ones I painted and drybrushed, since those have even less character to them.

    It's hard to make mud interesting :p

    Oh, and I already have 60+ models painted in this basic scheme and with Scorched Brown bases, so I could make some minor adustment to the scheme, but I'm not looking to start over. That is what my NEXT army is for

    Thanks for the input.
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    Boy, they look an aweful lot like my Star Dragons...

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    Wow Rogue-Angel, great site! And, yeah, they are very similar. When I started this chapter they were also a Dark Angel successor, actually, my oldest models are base-coated in Dark Angels colors and I painted over them with the chaos black/liche purple. I fell in love with Amethyst Purple (now discontinued) and based this pallet off using it. Eleven years ago I tried to strip them with paint thinner to zero good results. I'd do better now if I had the time/energy, but I just want to be done with this army already :p

    I was also converting them to use Space Wolves Codex (with my own background) when 3rd edition came out and pretty must invalidated my whole army structure. That was when I quit the hobby in disgust. It's taken almost a decade for me to come back but now I'm full-bore again.
    RecklessFable's Journey to Mediocrity (Painting an IG army)
    I've been addicted to World of Tanks lately and neglecting my IG... But it is so... much... fun!

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