Happy Thanksgiving! ...and Thank You, gentle readers, for your fine contributions and comforting appreciation of what happens here on A Gentleman’s Ones. On that note, I’d like to single out two particular instances that deserve a bit more gratitude.
-I absolutely must thank both Brent (Not Brent) and Loquacious for their very kind words and consideration over on the House of Paincakes. You are too good to me.
-I’m also quite flattered to have made FTW’s Tuesday Top Ten this week. Cheers Ryan, you are entirely too kind.
Also. Killzone at AdeptiCon! You may have heard. At the time of typing, there are only 5 spots left for the second session on Friday and a mere 3 spots left on Sunday. That's 66 slots booked. Not bad for an event that’s still over four months away. It’s going to be a good un.
and now the post:
These eleven Catachans represent the (still very much in progress) core of my newest Special Operations Team. They were inspired, as much of my follies in Killzone, by some old models that I had lumped into a box in the basement. I’ve always enjoyed these old metals (moreso for some reason than the plastic version, I don’t understand why), but never found a proper home for them –particularly I have neither time nor models for a full army... as such, they wallowed.
So these fine fellows got a dip in the soylent green and a new look. I wanted to move away from the standard Catachan green or camo and red combination. Instead, I took the opportunity to experiment some more with Army Painter’s military range and work up a few quick layers of brown over black primer to achieve a very, very fast and reasonably useful look. Of course, I built the layer up one or two more shades of tan before the compulsory Devlan Wash. Not bad.
Initially, I wanted these guys to stay limited exclusively black and tan; in the end, however, they began to look both too washed out and too Desert Storm, which was not at all my intention. And so, I broke down and hit them with the red accent color. I mulled over this for ages and ages, but just couldn’t find another color that would have suited them for the accent. And so, red.
I believe in serendipity and, in the end, the red gave me a fine idea for the final component for the Team. More on him tomorrow.