Friday, May 14, 2010
Hailed vs. Hated: The Calm Before the Storm.
Actually, the calm before the storm has been anything but. This week has been entirely consumed with preparatory work for a number of rather big things on the horizon. Big. And that's not just senseless hyperbole. In particular, the Arrugginiti are finally going to get a proper bash at Dark Templar’s Blood Angels 5th Company (and they're not alone it seems). Moreover, you, the gentle reader, will be able to follow along with the brutal, desperate struggle as it unfolds. Yep. You read that correctly.
How can that happen? you ask.
There’s an Ocean between the two armies, you say.
Stay tuned. Dark Templar and I have some really interesting ideas in the works.
With battle on the horizon, it’s been all work, work, work, to bring the Arrugginiti muster up to scratch. There are still several units that I'd like to solidify before I feel that they are properly tabletop ready and, as I expected, this transatlantic rivalry has been just the thing to keep me motivated. For that reason, this week is as much a WIP as it is a proper Hailed vs. Hated post.
First up, I wanted to show a few pics of the verdigris Terminator in a more finished (about 90% anyway) state. As mentioned previously, I’ve never used this metallic trick on such an expansive area on a single model before and, all in all, I’m reasonably pleased with the outcome.
Having said that, I’m not yet sure about the base on this guy, primarily because the colors are entirely too similar from top to bottom. While I’d like to keep the bases unified in this army if possible, I’d initially conceived of this green as an accent color for CSM that are almost entirely rusted through in a rich orange… not greenish verdigris (see: collaborative posts). As such, I’ve got some rethinking to do with the bases not just for this guy, but the entire squad lest they green-out completely.
To that end, I’ve been considering re-basing the Terminator squad on these bases...
And mimicking the effect of the bases pictured below to help introduce another element into the mix and to keep the focus of the models properly where it belongs... which is to say, on the models.
Other than that, I’ve been working feverishly on this test model for a squad of seven Raptors that have clearly been messing about with the sacred Chalice that the Arrugginiti so deviously purloined from the Blood Angels, and with some shocking results.
And there’s even more to come as the Arrugginiti scramble their resources on the eve of battle.
See you next week when the action begins in earnest.